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#53 CLOSED - TREE OF LIFE #2 - WITH SAROJ (KNITTTING)
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Mar 29, 2014 16:48:08   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
#53 #2 TREE OF LIFE WITH SAROJ


PLEASE ALWAYS start reading from the beginning of this workshop, even if you join in late.

It is important, as sometimes corrections are made or there are additions to the original information. If you are starting the class, even after the starting date...
make sure you read the workshop from page 1
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Please post "I'm In"as soon as you come into this workshop- once I have counted you into the student count, I will delete your post.



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I hope this helps.
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HERE IS THE LINK TO THE LION BRAND PATTERN
#53 TREE OF LIFE BABY BLANKET WITH SAROJ

http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/90430AD.html






Welcome to the workshop! Designer1234 here

I would like to once again thank Saroj for teaching another wonderful workshop for us.



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Mar 29, 2014 23:24:18   #
Saroj
 
Welcome to another exciting workshop "Tree of Life #2."

My name is Saroj and I am very happy to be here again teaching this class.

We have 3 versions of the Afghan and you can choose to do any size.

Two trees pattern, Three trees pattern , Four trees pattern.


Important:

For good flat seams, when knitting the afghan or any other project in the future, knit the knit first st and purl the purl first st.

The tulip border is attached separately. I will be teaching you another flat seam technique for attaching the garter st border to the afghan.

Note – when doing the tulip border, slip the first st. The first four sts are garter sts and when knitting garter st, I always slip the first st. The reason is that the st is tight and not hang loosely.

Another thing to keep in mind when you bind off, always bind the last two sts together. This makes the bind off tight and makes a nice finish.
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Choose your needle size 6 or 8 depending on the yarn you choose.

I am using Barnat super value and size 8 40" circular Addi needle.
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you can download the pattern from the Lion Brand website or you can print the following pages. I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I don't know how to use the Tags to make the pattern colorful. Maybe one of the kp member can update me how to use tags.


Two trees pattern

Cast on 92 sts. Knit 1 row. Purl 1 row.

Row 1 (WS): *K4, work Row 1 of Twin Trees pattern or follow Twin Trees Chart Row 1 for 40 sts; rep from * once more, k4.

Row 2: *P4, work Row 2 of Twin Trees pattern or follow Twin Trees Chart Row 2 for 40 sts; rep from * once more, p4.
Continue in established pattern following row-by-row instructions or consecutive rows of Twin Trees Chart for 50 rows, ending with a RS row. Purl 1 row.

Work Rows 1-14 of Dividing Pattern.

Work Rows 1-36 of Flower Garden pattern (or follow Flower Garden Chart).

Note - you can add more rows of flowers to make it bigger size

Work Rows 1-14 of Dividing Pattern.

Knit 1 row.

Work Rows 1-50 of Twin Trees pattern (or follow Twin Trees Chart). Bind off all sts.
 


Three trees pattern

Cast on 136 sts. Knit 1 row. Purl 1 row.

Row 1 (WS): *K4, work Row 1 of Twin Trees pattern or follow Twin Trees Chart Row 1 for 40 sts; rep from * once more, k4.

Row 2: *P4, work Row 2 of Twin Trees pattern or follow Twin Trees Chart Row 2 for 40 sts; rep from * once more, p4.
Continue in established pattern following row-by-row instructions or consecutive rows of Twin Trees Chart for 50 rows, ending with a RS row. Purl 1 row.

Work Rows 1-14 of Dividing Pattern.

Work Rows 1-36 of Flower Garden pattern (or follow Flower Garden Chart).

Note - you can add more rows of flowers to make it bigger size.

If you are making 3 trees pattern, this is the place you can use your own imagination what you want to do.

You can insert the dividing pattern and then repeat the tree pattern or continue with flowers.

I am doing my throw with flowers – still working on it.




Four trees pattern

Cast on 180 sts. Knit 1 row. Purl 1 row.

Continue in established pattern following row-by-row instructions or consecutive rows of Chart for 50
rows, ending with a RS row.

P 1 row.

Work Rows 1-14 of Dividing pattern as established.

Work Rows 1-48 of Flower Garden pattern as established

Work Rows 1-14 of Dividing pattern as established.

K 1 row.

Work Rows 1-50 of Twin Trees pattern as established (or follow Twin Trees Chart).

P 1 row.

Work Rows 1-14 of Dividing pattern as established.

Work Rows 1-48 of Flower Garden pattern as established.

Work Rows 1-14 of Dividing pattern as established.

K 1 row.

Work Rows 1-50 of Twin Trees pattern as established (or follow Twin Trees Chart).

Bind off all sts.



STITCH EXPLANATION:

2/2 PLC (2 over 2 purl left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p2, then k2 from cable needle.

2/2 PRC (2 over 2 purl right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then p2 from cable needle.

2/1 PLC (2 over 1 purl left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, p1, then k2 from cable needle.

2/1 PRC (2 over 1 purl right cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then p1 from cable needle.

1/1 PLC (1 over 1 purl left cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front, p1, then k1 from cable needle.

1/1 PRC (1 over 1 purl right cross) Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back, k1, then p1 from cable needle.

2/2 LC (2 over 2 left cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in front, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

2/2 RC (2 over 2 right cross) Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold in back, k2, then k2 from cable needle.

M1 (make 1) An increase worked by lifting horizontal thread lying between needles and placing it onto left needle. Knit this new stitch through the back loop –1 st increased.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog –1 st decreased.

sk2p Slip 1 as if to knit, knit 2 together, pass slipped stitch over–2 sts decreased.

Twin Trees

Row 1 (WS): K12, p4, k8, p4, k12 – 40 sts.

Rows 2-7: K the k sts and p the p sts as they appear.

Row 8: P12, M1, k4, p8, k4, M1, p12 – 42 sts.

Row 9 and all remaining WS rows: K the knit sts and p the purl sts as they appear.

Row 10: P12, k1, M1, k4, p8, k4, M1, k1, p12 – 44 sts.

Row 12: P10, 2/2 PRC, k4, M1, p8, M1, k4, 2/2, PLC, p10 – 46 sts.

Row 14: P8, 2/2 PRC, p2, k4, M1, k1, p8, k1, M1, k4, p2, 2/2 PLC, p8 – 48 sts.

Row 16: P6, 2/2 PRC, p4, k4, 2/2 PLC, p4, 2/2 PRC, k4, p4, 2/2 PLC, p6.

Row 18: P5, 2/1 PRC, p5, 2/1 PRC, k2, p2, 2/2 PLC, 2/2 PRC, p2, k2, 2/1 PLC, p5, 2/1 PLC, p5.

Row 20: P5, k2, p5, 2/1 PRC, p1, 2/1 PLC, p3, 2/2 RC, p3, 2/1 PRC, p1, 2/1 PLC, p5, k2, p5.

Row 22: P4, 1/1 PRC, 1/1 PLC, p3, 2/1 PRC, p3, 2/1 PLC, 2/2 PRC, 2/2 PLC, 2/1 PRC, p3, 2/1 PLC, p3, 1/1 PRC, 1/1
PLC, p4.

Row 24: P3, 1/1 PRC, p2, k1b, p3, k2, p5, 2/2 LC, p4, 2/2 LC, p5, k2, p3, k1b, p2, 1/1 PLC, p3.

Row 26: (P2, 1/1 PRC) 3 times, 1/1 PLC, p3, 2/1 PRC, 2/1 PLC, p2, 2/1 PRC, 2/1 PLC, p3, 1/1 PRC, (1/1 PLC, p2) 3 times.

Row 28: P5, (1/1 PRC, p2) twice, k1b, p3, k2, p2, 2/1 PLC, 2/1 PRC, p2, k2, p3, k1b, (p2, 1/1 PLC) twice, p5.

Row 30: P4, (1/1 PRC, p2) 3 times, 1/1 PRC, 1/1 PLC, p2, 2/2 RC, p2, 1/1 PRC, (1/1 PLC, p2) 3 times, 1/1 PLC, p4.

Row 32: P3, 1/1 PRC, p6, (1/1 PRC, p2) twice, k1b, p2, k4, p2, k1b, (p2, 1/1 PLC) twice, p6, 1/1 PLC, p3.

Row 34: P2, p2tog, p6, (1/1 PRC, p2) 3 times, 2/2 RC, (p2, 1/1 PLC) 3 times, p6, p2togb, p2 – 46 sts.

Row 36: P8, 1/1 PRC, p6, 1/1 PRC, p1, 2/2 PRC, 2/2 PLC, p1, 1/1 PLC, p6, 1/1 PLC, p8.

Row 38: P7, p2tog, p6, 1/1 PRC, p1, 1/1 PRC, 1/1 PLC, p2, 1/1 PRC, 1/1 PLC, p1, 1/1 PLC, p6, p2togb, p7 – 44 sts.

Row 40: P13, 1/1 PRC, p1, 1/1 PRC, p2, k1b, p2, k1b, p2, 1/1 PLC, p1, 1/1 PLC, p13.

Row 42: P12, p2tog, p1, (1/1 PRC, p2) twice, 1/1 PLC, p2, 1/1 PLC, p1, p2togb, p12 – 42 sts.

Row 44: P17, 1/1 PRC, p4, 1/1 PLC, p17.

Row 46: P17, k1b, p6, k1b, p17.

Row 48: P16, p2tog, p6, p2togb, p16 – 40 sts.

Row 50: P40.

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Dividing Pattern

Row 1 (RS): Knit.

Row 2: Purl.

Rows 3 and 4: Rep Rows 1 and 2.

Rows 5-10: Purl.

Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 1-4.


Flower Garden

Row 1 (RS): Inc 1 in first st, p8, *k1b (twisted knit st), p11; rep from * to last 11 sts, k1b, p10.

Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: K10, *p1b, k11; rep from *, to last 11 sts, p1b, k10.

Rows 3 and 5: P10, *k1b, p11; rep from *, to last 11 sts, k1b, p10.

Row 7: P6, *insert a crochet hook (or point of right needle) from front through the fabric at right of the twisted knit st in first row, catch yarn and draw up a long, loose loop; sl this loop onto right needle, knit next st and pass the loop over st, p3, k1b, p3, draw up another loop from left of same st in first row, sl the loop onto right needle, knit next st and pass loop over it, p3; rep from * 6 more times, end p3.

Row 9: P10, *((k1, yo) 3 times, k1) all in same st making 7 sts from one, p11; rep from * to last 11 sts, ((k1, yo) 3 times, k1) all in same st making 7 sts from one, p10.

Row 10: K10, *p7, k11; rep from * to last 17 sts, p7, k10.

Row 11: P10, *k2togb, k3togb, k2togb, p11; rep from * to last 17 sts, k2togb, k3togb, k2togb, p10.

Row 12: K10, *p3tog, k11; rep from * to last 13 sts, p3tog, k10.

Rows 13, 15 and 17: P4, *k1b (twisted knit st), p11; rep from * to last 5 sts, k1b, p4.

Rows 14, 16, 18 and 20: K4, *p1b, k11; rep from * to last 5 sts, p1b, k4.

Row 19: *Draw up a loop from right of twisted knit st in Row 13 and pass loop over next st as before, p3, k1b, p3, draw up another loop from left of same st and pass loop over next st as before, p3; rep from * to last 9 sts, draw up a loop from right of twisted knit st in Row 13 and pass loop over next st as before, p3, k1b, p3, draw up another loop from left of same st and pass loop over next st as before.

Row 21: P4, *((k1, yo) 3 times, k1) all in same st, p11; rep from * to last 5 sts, ((k1, yo) 3 times, k1) all in same st, p4.

Row 22: K4, *p7, k11; rep from * to last 11 sts, p7, k4.

Row 23: P4, *k2togb, k3togb, k2togb, p11; rep from * to last 11 sts, k2togb, k3togb, k2togb, p4.

Row 24: K4, *p3tog, k11; rep from * to last 7 sts, p3tog, k4.

Row 25: P10, *k1b (twisted knit st), p11; rep from * to last 11 sts, k1b, p10.

Rows 26-36: Rep Rows 2-12 once more, decreasing 1 st at end of Row 36.







FINISHING

Tulip-Bud Border

Cast on 8 sts.

Row 1 (RS): K5, yo, k1, yo, k2 – 10 sts.

Row 2: P6, k into front and back of next st (inc made), k3 – 11 sts.

Row 3: K4, p1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k3 – 13 sts.

Row 4: P8, inc in next st, k4 – 14 sts.

Row 5: K4, p2, k3, yo, k1, yo, k4 – 16 sts.

Row 6: P10, inc in next st, k5 – 17 sts.

Row 7: K4, p3, k4, yo, k1, yo, k5 – 19 sts.

Row 8: P12, inc in next st, k6 – 20 sts.

Row 9: K4, p4, ssk, k7, k2tog, k1 – 18 sts.

Row 10: P10, inc in next st, k7 – 19 sts.

Row 11: K4, p5, ssk, k5, k2tog, k1 – 17 sts.

Row 12: P8, inc in next st, k2, p1, k5 – 18 sts.

Row 13: K4, p1, k1, p4, ssk, k3, k2tog, k1 – 16 sts.

Row 14: P6, inc in next st, k3, p1, k5 – 17 sts.

Row 15: K4, p1, k1, p5, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1 – 15 sts.

Row 16: P4, inc in next st, k4, p1, k5 – 16 sts.

Row 17: K4, p1, k1, p6, sk2p, k1 – 14 sts.

Row 18: P2tog, bind off next 5 sts using p2tog st to bind off first st, p3, k4 – 8 sts.

Rep Rows 1-18 until border fits around Throw.

Note: It is helpful to sew border in place as you knit. Bind off. Finish sewing border in place around Throw. Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES

Click for explanation and illustration
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit

k1b = knit through the back loop
k2tog = knit 2 together

k2togb = Knit 2 stitches together through back loop
k3tog = knit 3 together

k3togb = Knit 3 stitches together through back loop
p = purl

p1b = purl through the back loop
p2togb = purl 2 together in back

p3tog = purl 3 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)

RS = right side
sl = slip

st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

yo = yarn over





 
Mar 29, 2014 23:59:55   #
Saroj
 
mlw2504 wrote:
Do you want us to slip the first stitch when knitting the body of the blanket?


no only the tulip border. I am still editing my post. Thanks for asking this question. I included this info on the first page
Mar 30, 2014 00:14:54   #
Saroj
 
Gail DSouza wrote:
For the three tree pattern and Bernat Super Value yarn what will be the approximate dimensions of the blanket?


it should be 36" wide and length approx. 52". The same size as the other tree of life. I am doing the flowers only in the middle. I will count and post later. I am still working on it. If you are making a child version, you can adjust the length accordingly.

4 trees will make it 48"X58"
Mar 30, 2014 02:00:28   #
Saroj
 
From Revan "Do you want the stitch slipped knitwise or purlwise?"



Knit the knit st and purl the purl st. Slippling is only when you are doing the tulip border and you slip knit wise
Mar 30, 2014 08:50:26   #
Saroj
 
momofoliver wrote:
On the three trees pattern, is it supposed to read.... Repeat 2 times? For a total of three?


Yes - sorry I just copied and pasted the pattern.
 
Mar 30, 2014 08:53:59   #
Saroj
 
mlw2504 wrote:
Row

I don't see any reference to M1R so are we to use the M1 throughout? Will the slant not be noticeable?


I followed the pattern and yes it uses m1 thru out. You are the designer and if you prefer and want to remember to do m1R or m1L, you can do it.
Mar 30, 2014 08:57:03   #
Saroj
 
Designer1234 wrote:
Saroj -- I used some tags on your patterns -- if you need any changes just let me know and I will fix it. I divided the three different patterns into different colors-- I hope that makes it convenient for those who are knitting separate projects. Shirley


let me know if you need any more highlighting -- too much can make it confusing.
Mar 30, 2014 09:02:04   #
Designer1234 (a regular here)
 
LADIES! I hope the following might be helpful -- it is in our information topic and after highlighting your patterns I thought you might be able to use the following - I made one out of plastic and use it all the time -- it doesn't slip and you can gently move it for each row.

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here is an interesting way of following a pattern.
The picture tells it all.


""Designer:

Might be a good idea to note this
with the idea, for pdf (printed pages) the cardboard
piece if from a tablet etc, needs to be turned
landscape or sideways in order for the pdf size
pages to fit; next tip, to make more 'permanent'
get a roll of clear tape, cover the cardboard front
and back. Will make it stronger ... but...if you
wanted to get fancy, buy a folder, plastic type
from office supply carefully mark the slit and it
would last lots longer

a piece of cardboard, wider than a sheet of printing
paper
- with a slit- cut in it with either an exacto knife or
sharp scissors, wide enough for one row to be clear.


Mar 30, 2014 09:07:09   #
Saroj
 
Great idea for row viewer. I have seen precut in one of the knitting stores.
Mar 30, 2014 10:55:48   #
Saroj
 
If you are doing three tree pattern, I will be posting the flower section change. The starting and ending st count is a little different.
 
Mar 30, 2014 11:04:10   #
DonnaJean1234
 
I made Saroj's first tree of life afghan. I look at these as heirloom blankets for family and friends. Looking forward to starting the baby version. Thanks Saroj. and Designer1234 for another great project.
Mar 30, 2014 11:52:54   #
NJQuiet1
 
..thanks, Saroj, for doing another Tree of Life!
Mar 30, 2014 12:31:47   #
Gail DSouza (a regular here)
 
Saroj wrote:
If you are doing three tree pattern, I will be posting the flower section change. The starting and ending st count is a little different.


I am doing the three tree pattern and would like to know the changes for the end stitches in the flower section
Mar 30, 2014 13:44:44   #
Bubba24 (a regular here)
 
I am just casting on for the twin trees. Am I doing k or p 4 at the beginning and end of each row?
Thanks, Fran
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