Monday, January 16, 2017

Slantways... The Mittening



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Yarn- I used Malabrigo Mecha which is classified as a bulky weight yarn. I used it more as an aran weight I think.  One whole skein used 130yards

Needles- US6 and US8 circular needles or DPNS
Gauge- 4.5 stitches per inch on larger needles
Size- Women's medium

Pattern
- Cast on 32sts on smaller needles (I put 16 stitches on each needle while using the magic loop method)
- K2p2 for 2.5 inches making sure to not twist edge when joining to knit in round
Switch to larger needles
-Knit one round
-Knit 1, m1L, knit 7, m1R, knit 7, m1R,  knit 1(needle 1)
(needle 2) Knit 1, m1L, knit 14,  m1R,  knit 1
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit rest of round
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit rest of round
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit 2, pm (start thumb) m1L, knit1, M1R, pm, knit rest of round
-Continue doing Slantways pattern (inc/dec round followed by 1 knit round) and thumb increases until you have 11 thumb stitches total between the markers on the inc/dec round
-Knit round
-Inc/dec round removing thumb stitches and putting them on a holder, cast on 1 stitch continue knitting round
-Continue in pattern until piece measures 9 inches finishing on a knit round
-K1, sssk, k5, m1R, k1,  m1L, k5, k3tog, k2, ssk, k12, k2tog, k1
-Knit round
-K1, sssk,  k4, m1R, k1, m1L, k4, k3tog, k2, ssk, k10, k2tog,  k1
-K1, ssk, k9, k2tog, k2, ssk, k8, k2tog, k1
-K1, sssk, k2, m1R, k1, m1L, k3tog, k2, ssk,  k6,  k2tog,  k1
-K1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1
-K1, sssk, k1, k3tog, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, k1 (10sts remain)
Kitchener st up

Repeat a second time changing the thumb placement to 3 sts from left side of second needle m1L, k1, m1R, knit 2 sts


Thumb
-Pick up 11 sts
-Knit 1 round picking up 1 stitch at end of round
-Knit 14 rounds
-K1, k2tog around
-K2tog around
-Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches
weave in ends

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sweet Baby Angle




***Link to Ravelry Pattern Page***


Materials
US 4 circulars/ dpns
US 7 circulars/ dpns I switched to a long cord for magic loop when necessary

Yarn
Worsted Weight

Pattern


  • Cast on 96 stitches
  • Put marker and make sure stitches aren't twisted
  • Knit 2, Purl 2 around until marker
  • Continue for 1 inch
  • Switch to larger needles 
  • Knit 2 Purl 2 for 24 stitches, put marker, knit around until marker
  • *  M1R, SSK, continue in ribbing pattern until marker, knit round
  • (you will now be knitting the stitches to the right of the SSKs) Continue in ribbing pattern until marker, knit round  *
  • Continue the last 2 rounds from *   to   *    (the M1R, SSKs will be moving one stitch over to the left every second round) until you SSK the last stitch before the marker, remove marker
  • Knit every stitch round until hat measures desired length (mine was 7.5 inches)
  • Begin decrease rounds      Knit 14, K2tog around until marker
  • Knit round
  • Knit 13,  K2tog around until marker
  • Knit round
  • Continue decreasing every second round until K7, K2tog around and then decrease every round until you K2tog around leaving 6 stitches
  • Cut yarn and pull through final 6 stitches






Thursday, October 17, 2013

Slantways








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Materials
- I used a little over 1 ball of Noro Kureyon for the pair (110 yards per ball) 
     So you will need at least that much of a worsted weight yarn for you main colour (MC)
--- For the pair with the ribbing in accent colour (AC) you will need only 1 ball of the Noro (or other worsted weight yarn) and another colour for the AC (unsure on yardage but not a lot) 
I used Patons Classic Wool Merino
- 4us DPNs and 7us DPNs   
- Stitch markers

Terms used in pattern
- DPNs -- double pointed needles
- Should have general knowledge about the increases m1L./ m1R as well as the decreases ssk/k2tog
- pm -- place marker
- slm -- slip marker
- k2p2 -- knit 2 purl 2 ribbing

Directions
- Using smaller needles cast on 36 sts with the MC    (If doing the alternate version use the AC)
          I set up my DPNs      9 stitches 18 stitches 9 stitches
- k2p2 ribbing for 7 rounds

Switch to larger needles (Switch to MC if you had been knitting first with the AC)
- Knit 18 stitches, place marker, m1R, place marker, knit 18 stitches 
- Knit 1 round 
- ** Knit 9, ssk, knit 7, m1R, slm, knit 1, slm, m1L, knit 7, k2tog, knit 9
- Knit 1 round **
- Repeat from ** to ** 15 more times

For the left hand

Starting the thumb

- Knit 6, pm, m1R, pm, knit 3, * ssk, knit 7, m1R, slm, knit 1, slm, m1L, knit 7, k2tog, knit 9 *
- Knit 1 round
- Knit 6, slm, m1L, knit 1, m1R, slm, knit 3, continue from * to *
- Knit 1 round
- Knit 6, slm, m1L, knit 3, m1R, slm, knit 3, continue from  * to *
- Knit 1 round
- Continue increasing for the thumb in between the markers until there are 13 stitches, also continuing from * to * for the rest of the round
- Knit 1 round
- Knit 6 stitches, remove marker, slip 13 stitches onto scrap yarn, remove marker, knit 3, continue from * to *
- Knit 1 round 
- Continue to follow pattern from ** to **  2 more times (If you are following the pattern for the ribbing in AC then knit this last plain knit round in the AC so the ribbing looks better)
Switch to smaller needles 
-  k2p2 ribbing for 5 rounds
- Cast off loosely

For the right hand 

Starting the thumb
 - *Knit 9, ssk, knit 7, m1R, slm, knit 1, slm, m1L, knit 7, k2tog, * knit 3, pm, m1R, pm, knit 6
- Knit 1 round
- Continue from * to *  knit 3, slm, m1L, knit 1, m1R, slm, knit 6
- Knit 1 round
- Continue from  * to *  knit 3, slm, m1L, knit 3, m1R, slm, knit 6
- Knit 1 round
- Continue increasing for the thumb in between the markers until there are 13 stitches, also continuing from 
* to * as you go round
- Knit 1 round
- Knit 6 stitches, remove marker, slip 13 stitches onto scrap yarn, remove marker, knit 3, continue from 
* to *
- Knit 1 round 
- Continue to follow pattern from ** to **  2 more times (If you are following the pattern for the ribbing in AC then knit this last plain knit round in the AC so the ribbing looks better)
Switch to smaller needles
-  k2p2 ribbing for 5 rounds
- Cast off loosely

For both thumbs
- Pick up 13 stitches on larger needles and knit until 2 stitches from end of round k2tog (If you are following the pattern for the ribbing in AC then knit this knit round in the AC so the ribbing looks better)
- Switch to smaller needles  and k2p2 ribbing for 4 rounds
- Cast off loosely

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bunny Ears



**Ravelry Pattern Page**

Materials
-Worsted weight yarn in desired rabbit colors.  (I used Patons Canadiana)
-Double pointed needles in size 4US
-Yarn needle to sew up ears!

Directions
Outer ear-- Using 1 of your bunny colors
-cast on 32 sts (8sts on first,16sts on second, 8sts on third needle )
-join in round careful not to twist and knit 40 rounds
-knit 6 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 12sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 6 sts

-knit 3 rounds
-
knit 5 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 10sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 5 sts
-knit 3 rounds
-
knit 4 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 8sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 4 sts
 -knit 2 rounds
-continue the decrease rounds until 4 sts left on needles total. Cut yarn and weave through sts.

-bring yarn to inside of ear and tie off. No need to weave in because you are going to sew up the ear later 
--Outer ear is done!  Now do it again!

Inner Ear (new yarn color)
-cast on 12 sts (I just used 2 dpns knitting this portion flat)
-knit/purl for 35 sts
-ssk, knit 8, k2tog
-knit 2 rows
-ssk, knit 6, k2tog
-knit 2 rows
-ssk, knit 4, k2tog
-knit 1 row
-ssk, knit 2, k2tog
-knit 1 row
-ssk, k2tog

-cast off
--Inner ear is done!  Now do it again!

Finishing
-Take the inner ear and lay it on the outer ear matching up the bottom rows. Sew in place using the yarn tails from the knitting of the inner ear.  
-Do it again!
--Now attach to your toque, beenie, hat, headband, whatever!

Fox Ears





**Ravelry Pattern Page**

Materials
-Worsted weight yarn in desired fox colors. Orange, black and white (I used Patons Canadiana)
-Double pointed needles in size 4US
-Yarn needle to sew up ear!
 

Directions
Outer Ear-- using the orange yarn
-cast on 32 sts (8sts first needle, 16sts second needle, 8sts third needle)
-knit for 20 rounds
-knit 6sts, k2tog, ssk, knit12 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 6 sts
-change to black yarn and knit 3 rounds 

-knit 5sts, k2tog, ssk, knit10 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 5 sts
-knit 1 round
-knit 4sts, k2tog, ssk, knit8 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 4 sts
-knit 1 round
-knit 3sts, k2tog, ssk, knit6 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 3 sts
-knit 1 round
-knit 2sts, k2tog, ssk, knit4 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 2 sts 
-knit 1st, k2tog, ssk, knit2 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 1 st

-k2tog, ssk, k2tog, ssk
--kind of a finicky next 2 rounds but decrease until 1 stitch left to pull yarn through and thread yarn to inside of ear and tie off. No need to weave in end since ear will be sewn shut!
---outside of ear done! Now make a second one!!

White Inside of Ear
-Cast on 11 sts (I just used 2 dpns for this, knit flat)
-Knit/purl for 18 rows
-ssk, knit across until 2 sts from end, k2tog
-purl row
-ssk, knit across until 2 sts from end, k2tog

-Purl row
-ssk, knit across until 2 sts from end, k2tog
--keep repeating the decreases until all sts are decreased and end pulled through last stitch

---Done! Now make another one!

Finishing
Take the white part and lay it on the outer ear part so the ends meet up on the bottom. Using the yarn ends from the white inner ear sew the white part onto the outer ear part (with the flat knit side out)
--- Do it again for the second ear!

Now attach to your toque, hat, beenie, head band, WHATEVER!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In a cinch!




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Materials 
- Worsted weight yarn (I used Madeline Tosh Merino in Silver Fox)
- circular needle/dpns 4us and 7us
- length of ribbon to lace through eyelets

Pattern
- On smaller needles cast on 84 sts and join in round without twisting placing a stitch marker to indicate start of round
- k2p2 ribbing for 5 rounds
- Change to larger needles and knit one round (no more purling)
-- eyelet round-- *knit 5 stitches, k2tog, yo, knit 3 sts, yo, ssk, finish knitting round
- Knit 2 rounds*
- Knit from * to * until hat measures 7  inches from cast on edge
- Knit --eyelet round--
-- decrease round-- Knit 12sts, k2tog, repeat around needle (make sure to change to magic loop method, 2 circulars or continue with dpns when necessary)
- Knit 1 round
- Knit --eyelet round-- (this will be the last eyelet round)
-- decrease round-- Knit 11sts, k2tog, repeat around needle
- Knit 1 round
-- decrease round-- Knit 10 sts, k2tog, repeat around needle
- Repeat these last 2 rounds knitting 1 less stitch each decrease round (next round is knit 9sts, k2tog, then 8, then 7 and so on) until there are 5 sts between each decrease and then decrease every round until there are 6 sts left on the needles
- Break yarn and weave through stitches.
- Weave in all ends
- Weave the ribbon through the eyelets and tie a pretty bow!  
--- Depending on how many eyelets you make you might have to flub where the ends come through to tie the bow.  You shouldn't be able to tell once the bow is tied!  --- 

****Errata-- decrease pattern changed***








Sunday, July 15, 2012

Easy Peasy Legwarmers


***Link to Ravelry Project Page***
Materials
-2 Skeins Bulky weight yarn 100g/3.5 oz  (I used Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends)
-Size 7us and 9 us needles (circulars or dpns)

Gauge
- 4 stitches per inch on larger needles

Size
- My calf measures 15 inches around 

Pattern
- On smaller needles cast on 44 stitches
- Join in round (careful not to twist) and do k2 p2 ribbing for 4 inches
- Switch to larger needles and knit every stitch and round for a total of 12 inches from cast on edge
- Switch back to smaller needles and knit 4 more inches of 2 by 2 ribbing
- Cast off loosely
- Weave in all ends