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Sketchbook Cover

Two-color panel decorative bookcover

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A two-color panel worked in a wavy open-worked stitch pattern forms a decorative overlay for this sketchbook cover. The cover slips over a standard 6" x 8" sketchbook and incorporates a pocket on the inside to house drawing pencils. Twisted cord ties keep the cover in place.
Finished Size: About 12" (31.5 cm) wide and 8" (20.5 cm) tall. To fit a 6" x 8" (15 x 20.5 cm) notebook with wire binding at top.
Yarn: Rowan Lurex Shimmer (80% viscose, 20% polyester; 104 yd [95 m]/25 g): #337 minty (aqua metallic; A), 1 ball. Rowan Rowanspun 4 Ply (100% pure new wool; 162 yd [148 m]/25 g): #726 Hansel (medium green; B), 1 ball. Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 Ply (100% pure new wool; 120 yd [110 m]/25 g): #286 graze (dark green; C), 3 balls. Yarn distributed by Westminster Fibers.
Yarn weight: #1 - Super Fine
Gauge: 31 sts and 36 rows = 4" (10 cm) in rev St st with Yorkshire Tweed 4 Ply (C).
Needles: Size 2 (2.75 mm). Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Tapestry needle; size C/2 (2.75 mm) crochet hook; sewing pins; two pieces of cardboard, each 6" x 3" (15 x 9 cm) for stiffening top half of cover (optional).
Originally Published: Interweave Knits, Summer 2005

SKU: EP0374

Author/Speaker/Editor: Veronik Avery

Format: eProject