PLEASE NOTE: One or more yarns used in this project have been discontinued. You may be able to locate it at #.com or selected retail locations, but supplies are limited. If you wish to make this project using a substitute yarn, please go to the Yarn Substitution Chart. Please keep in mind that you should always begin with a gauge swatch and be sure to convert yardage for any substitute yarn.
Caron Jewel Box™ (64% acrylic, 20% rayon, 16% polyester; 2.5oz/70.9g, 100yds/92m):
11 skeins in #0020 Ruby
5.5mm (US size 9) knitting needles, or size to obtain gauge;
5mm (US size H/8) crochet hook.
Using 5.5mm ndls and St st: 16 sts and 24 rows = 4/10cm
Stockinette stitch (St st): Knit side = RS
Reverse Stockinette stitch (rev St st): Purl side = RS
PATTERN SEQUENCE (28-row rep)
Rows 1 (RS) 24: Work in St st.
Rows 25 28: Work in rev St st.
Rep Rows 1 28 for Patt Sequence.
CO 112 st; work in Patt Sequence for 332 rows, end with Row 24 (WS row).
BO all sts loosely.
Block piece to measurements. Weave in ends.
Side Edges: Using crochet hook, work 1 row sc and then 1 row rev sc along ea side edge.
Cut pieces 12" long. Using crochet hook and 4 strands held tog, attach Fringe 1" apart along both ends. Trim to desired length.
NOTE: Machine knitting instructions for this pattern are available here.
Hand washing and drying: Turn inside out and wash gently in warm water using a mild detergent. Gently rinse well in cold water. Lay flat on a towel and roll in towel to remove excess water. DO NOT WRING, STRETCH OR HANG TO DRY.
When using Jewel Box, be sure to tie a knot at the beginning of each skein and at both yarn ends when joining. A small amount of shedding can be expected when using this yarn under normal conditions.