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Mar 10, 2012

Nats-Themed Bat Cover

For those of you who don't know this, I'm a hee-yuge fan of the Washington Nationals.  My favorite player?  Michael Morse.  I love that man.  Anyway, to get myself into the spirit of baseball season, I knitted this Nats-themed bat cover and I will later send it to Michael Morse.


If you've never seen Morse up to bat, never mind.






Materials:
-US size 6 (4 mm) dpns (set of 4)
-Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Cherry Red (A), White (B), and Blue (C), 1 skein each
-Yarn or tapestry needle

Abbreviations:
-sts- stitches
-k- knit
-p- purl
-dpn(s)- double-pointed needle(s)
-CO- cast on
-BO- bind off
-dec- decrease
-k2tog- knit 2 together
-p2tog- purl 2 together

Instructions:
CO 30 st in A.
Divide evenly between 3 dpns.
Work in k2, p2 rib until piece measures 2 in.
Change to B.
Continue in rib for ½ in.
Change to A.
Continue in rib for 1 in.
Change to B.
Continue in rib for ½ in.
Change to A.
Continue in rib until piece measures 15 ½ in. from beginning.
Change to C.
P2tog all purl sts.
K all k sts and p all p sts for 1 round.
K2tog all knit sts.
K all k sts and p all p sts for 1 round.
Change to B.
Work in k1, p1 rib until piece measures 30½ in.
BO all sts.

Finishing:
Weave in your ends.

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