Thursday, November 20, 2008

Men's Triangular Wrist Warmers

This pattern was created with easy on and off in mind

Men’s Triangular Twists Wrist Warmers
145 yds worsted weight yarn
Size 8 US dpns ( set of 5 )
Cable needle
Small amount of scrap yarn in contrasting color
4 ½ sts. by 6 rows per inch
Fit’s a 9“ wrist. This pattern size can be made larger or smaller by changing needle size or yarn weight as well as by adding or removing stitches. Keeping the number of stitches to 10 on needles 1 & 2 for the right hand and needles 1 & 4 for the left hand. You may need to do 1 by 1 ribbing instead of 2 by 2 depending on how many stitches are changed.
StitchesK = knit
Kf/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together
M1 = make new stitch by picking up bar between stitches and knit through the back loop
P = purl
Skp = slip one stitch knit wise, knit the next stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the knit stitch.
T2b = Slip 1 stitch onto cable needle hold in back, knit next stitch, purl stitch off cable needle
T2f = Slip 1 stitch onto cable needle hold in front, purl next stitch, knit stitch off of cable needle
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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Hole Star

The Hole Star Ornament

I wanted to hang crystals on my tree but they were so small you couldn't see them, so I made this star to hang around the crystals. You can use any small item you like.
I used fingering weight in white. Yarn with a bit of sparkle would also be nice.

I used size US 4 needles, for the larger one ( 4 3/4" across by 5" wide ) and US 3 for the smaller one ( 4 1/4" by about 4 1/2" ).

Cast on 9 sts. Leave a tail long enough for seaming at end.
Row 1 - Knit ( ws )
Row 2 - K1, K1F/B, K5, K2tog.

Repeat for a total of 10 times.

Knit one more row and bind off all but one stitch.

Pick up 8 sts. along the left edge. ( right side facing )
Making sure not to go all the way to the end as this is what gives you the hole.

Repeat for a total of six times, on the last one bind off all stitches. Seam the edge and weave in ends.

K1F/B = knit into the front and back of same stitch.
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together.

I used the K1F/B increase because I like the look of it, but you can use any increase you like to give them a different look.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

flip flop toes

I did it I got a pair of flip flop socks done for DS#1. I used my good old stand by pattern for a cuff down round heel sock, then made it up as I went along. Took days, as he wears a size 11 1/2 shoe.

My yarn back stock has gone down so much I had to buy yarn to keep making anything!! The photo is of some of the items I've put together, I wish I had thought to get a photo of everything.
I have a few patterns to put out soon, just need to find more hours in the day. However if you see something you like E-mail me and I'll try and get you the pattern or the link to the pattern if it's not mine.