EAR SWEATERS (crochet or knit)

Designed by Kathy North, Designs by KN;  ©2008


Size: To fit Teen/Adult


Knit version:

1 ball chunky wt. mohair/acrylic/nubby fuzzy-blend yarn (sample shown in Patons “Divine”)

Size 13 circular needle (16” or 20” length) or set of 4 (or 5) double-pointed needles

Crochet version:

1 ball worsted wt. chenille-type yarn (sample shown in Caron “Glimmer)

Size J hook

Both versions: Tapestry needle for weaving in tails

Gauge: not critical for this project

Pattern notes:

Knit ear sweater is worked in rounds on a circular needle.

Crochet ear sweater is worked back & forth in rows.

Terms/Abbreviations: back loop only (BLO), beginning (beg), chain (ch), decrease (dec), each (ea), increase (inc), knit (K), purl (P), repeat (rep), round (rnd), slip stitch (sl st), stitch (st), stitches (sts), together (tog)

Knit Ear Sweater

Note: You want to have a chunky/bulky thickness for this project, so depending on the weight of yarn you have chosen, work with a single or double strand as necessary.

With single or double strand (see Note above), cast on 36 sts, join into round for circular knitting, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker to note beg of rnds.

Rnds 1-11: K2, P2.

Rnd 12: Bind off LOOSELY. Cut yarn and weave in tails.

Crochet Ear Sweater

Row 1: With single strand of chenille or similar worsted wt. yarn, ch 13, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in ea ch across, turn (12 sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, working in back loops only (BLO), sc in ea sc across (12 sc)

Rep Row 2 until piece measures long enough to fit comfortably around head (approx. 42 rows (21 ribs) for adult-size head)

Joining row:

Holding foundation ch edge together with last row worked, sl st across through both thicknesses. Fasten off and weave in tails.

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