Stump Cover

This was made for a specific person, his bicep measured 12¾ inches around and his stump tapered to 6¾ at the wrist. This will not fit everybody but you are welcome to use what you can of it to make it fit as needed.

You’ll need:

77 yards of Lion Brand Wool-Ease or worsted weight yarn of your choice.

US 5 / 3.75mm needles, DPNs or 1 circular

Darning Needle to weave in ends

Abbreviations:

P2Tog: Slide needle purlwise through the next two stitches, wrap yarn around, and pull back through both stitches, drop them from the left needle. You have decreased by one.

K2Tog: Slide needle knitwise through the next two stitches, wrap yarn around, and pull back through both stitches, drop them from the left needle. You have decreased by one.

CO 48
Rows 1-62: K2, P2
Row 63: K2, P2Tog, K2Tog, P2Tog, (K2,P2) to end
Row 62: K the knits, P the purls
Row 64: K2, P2tog, P1, (K2, P2) to end
Row 65: K2, P2
Row 66: K2tog, P1, K2tog, K1 (P2, K2), P2
Row 67: K2tog x2, (P2,K2) x5, P2, K2, P2Tog, K2Tog, P2Tog, (K2,P2) to end
Row 68: (K2, P2) x6, K2, P2tog, P1, (K2, P2) to end
Rows 69 – 110: K2, P2
Kitchner 36 stitches

Kitchner:

Distribute your 36 stitches 2 needles, 18 on the one close to you, and 18 on the one further away. Cut your yarn, leaving a tail of at least 2 feet.  Thread the end of the yarn into a darning needle.

Place the darning needle into the first stitch on the forward needle as though you are going to purl, pull the yarn through, leave the stitch on the needle. Place the darning needle through the first stitch on the rear needle as though you are going to knit, pull the yarn through, leave the stitch on the needle.

On the forward needle, using the darning needle, pull the yarn through as though to knit, pull the stitch off, pull the needle through the second stitch as though to purl, leave the stitch on.

On the rear needle, using the darning needle, pull the yarn through as through to purl, pull the stitch off, pull the needle through the second stitch as though to knit, leave the stitch on.

Continue down the pair of needles: Knit off, purl on, purl off, knit on.

Once done, weave in ends and block as needed.

– Many thanks to Maria at Kiwiria Knits for proof reading the pattern for me.

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