Ready Steady Go by Elizabeth Elliott

Ready Steady Go

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Knitting
November 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
28 stitches and 28.5 rows = 4 inches
in stranded colourwork (see below for mitten gauge)
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
120 - 1170 yards (110 - 1070 m)
see below
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Inspired by the bold graphics and sharp Mod fashion of the 60s and 70s, the Ready Steady Go set make the perfect accessories for heading out into the concrete jungle. Pattern includes instructions for a hat, mittens, and a short cowl, long cowl, and full length scarf. All pieces are knit in the round; instructions are charted.

The mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up, beginning with an i-cord cast-on. Both mittens are worked the same. They are worked to a tighter gauge than the hat and cowl/scarf for added durability and better protection from the weather.

The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up, beginning with a tubular cast on for a stretchy brim.

The cowl/scarf is worked in the round in three lengths, beginning with a provisional cast-on. The beginning and end of the two shorter lengths are joined to create a single or double loop cowl. Each end of the third length is grafted to itself to create a long scarf.

Sizes

  • Mittens: Hand Circumference: 7 1⁄2 (8 3⁄4)“ / 19 (22) cm. Length: 9 (10 1⁄2)” / 23 (26.5) cm. Shown in size 7 1⁄2 “ / 19 cm. Intended to be worn with 1⁄2–1” / 1.5–2.5 cm ease.
  • Hat: Brim circumference: 17 1⁄2 (19 1⁄4)“ / 44.5 (49) cm. Depth: 8 (8 1⁄2)” / 20 (21.5) cm. Shown in size 17 1⁄2” / 44.5 cm. You can further adjust the circumference in 1 3/4” / 4.5 cm increments by adding chart repeats. Intended to be worn with 2–2 1⁄2” / 5–6.5 cm negative ease.
  • Cowl/Scarf: Width: 6” / 15 cm. Circumference / Length: 22 1⁄4 (55, 72 3⁄4)“ / 56.5 (139.5, 185) cm. Third size is a long scarf rather than a cowl.

Yarn
Plymouth Yarn Galway Sport or equivalent sport weight yarn

  • Mittens: 120 (140) yd / 110 (130) m A; 100 (115) yd / 90 (105) m B
  • Hat: 120 (135) yd / 110 (125) m A; 60 (65) yd / 55 (60) m B
  • Cowl/Scarf: 200 (490, 650) yd / 185 (450, 595) m A; 160 (390, 520) yd / 145 (355, 475) m B

Needles
Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

  • Mittens: Size 2 1⁄2 US / 3 mm needle(s) and size 3 US / 3.25 mm in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round
  • Hat: Size 3 US / 3.25 mm circular needle, 16”/40cm long; size 4 US / 3.5 mm circular needle, 16” / 40 cm long; size 4 US / 3.5 mm needle(s) in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round
  • Cowl/Scarf: Size 3 US / 3.25 mm and size 4 US / 3.5 mm needle(s) in preferred style for small circumference knitting in the round

Notions

  • Stitch markers, locking stitch marker (Mittens only), waste yarn (Mittens only), tapestry needle

Gauge

  • Mittens: 29 1⁄2 sts and 31 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch over Mitten Chart, using larger needle(s); 26 1⁄2 sts and 36 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, using larger needle(s)
  • Hat: 28 sts and 28 1⁄2 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch over Hat Chart, using larger needle; 29 sts and 26 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Rib Pattern, using smaller needles; 25 sts and 33 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, using larger needle
  • Cowl/Scarf: 28 sts and 28 1⁄2 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch over Cowl/Scarf Chart, using larger needle(s); 25 sts and 33 rows = 4” / 10 cm in Stockinette stitch, using larger needles