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Reversible PICC Cover

Reversible PICC Cover

by Yolanda Sheehan (Solari Etc.)

Reversible PICC Cover

Supplies:

Yarn:  Washable & Stretchy! Preferably Superwash Wool such as Cascade 220 or Knitpicks Swish,

shown in Cascade Fixation (Lavender)

Needles:   US Size 6 / 4.00 MM (circular or DPNs)

Tapestry needle

Gauge:  21 stitches = 3 Inches

Skill: Beginner

 

Instructions:

Loosely cast on 42 stitches – we recommend the long-tail cast on.

Circumference may be adjusted using any multiple of 3 (39, 42, 45, 48, 51).

 

Join, making sure stitches aren’t twisted.

 

*Knit 2, Purl 1*

Repeat between *.

 

Continue until cover is desired length.

 

Bind off loosely – we recommend Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Sewn Bind Off.

 

Weave in ends.

 

Special Notes: Length should be no shorter than 5 inches, because the exposed line is the same size for each patient.  Modifications are encouraged, as long as it remains very stretchy and durable.  Sanitation is important.  Make sure each cover is sealed in its own Ziploc bag, and made of yarn that is fragrance-free, smoke-free, pet hair-free, and washable.

 

Size Circumference Length
XS 5-6″ 5-6″
S 6-8″ 6-7″
M 8-10″ 7-8″
L 10-12″ 8-9″
XL 12-14″ 9-10″

 

*Approximate Sizing for Reference Only

PICC Line Cover

PICC Line Cover

by Yolanda Sheehan (Solari Etc.)

PICC crochet

Supplies:

Yarn:  Washable & Stretchy!  Preferably Superwash Wool such as Cascade 220 or Knitpicks Swish, shown in Lion Brand Heartland (Great Smoky Mountains)

Hook:   US H / 5.00 MM (or size specified for your yarn)

Tapestry needle

Gauge:  16 HDC (BLO) for 12 rows = 4 Inches x 4 Inches

Abbreviations:  Ch – chain; ESC – extended single crochet; HDC – half double crochet; BLO – back loop only; YO – yarn over

Skill:  Beginner

Notes:  Made flat & seemed with Slip Stitch.  Written in US Terms.

ESC (extended single crochet): Insert hook in next stitch (BLO), YO, draw up loop. YO, draw through one loop. YO, draw through remaining 2 loops on hook.

 

Instructions:

Ch 32

Row 1:  ESC (BLO) in 2nd stitch from hook, ESC (BLO) in next 3 stitches, HDC (BLO) in next 20 stitches, ESC (BLO) in last 5 stitches, Ch 2, turn.

Row 2:  ESC (BLO) in first 4 stitches, HDC (BLO) in next 20 stitches, ESC (BLO) in last 5 stitches, Ch 2, turn.

Row 3-?:  Repeat Row 2, until piece is desired circumference.  Do not tie off.

Joining:  With working yarn, slip stitch first & last edges together.

Tie off yarn, weave in ends.

Solari Etc. - PICC chart

Example shown has 8″ circumference and 7″ length. To increase length, simply add to starting chain & HDCs equally

Size Circumference Length
XS 5-6″ 5-6″
S 6-8″ 6-7″
M 8-10″ 7-8″
L 10-12″ 8-9″
XL 12-14″ 9-10″