Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tiny hemp bag for crystals


I wanted to be able to carry a few small crystals, without misplacing them :D So just a very quick bag. Great for using up end pieces of yarn.

Tiny hemp bag for crystals

Size 4 US needles dpns or cable needles
3 inches tall by 2 inches wide
5 ½ by 7, however exact gauge is not essential to this project

1 ½ yards Raspberry
5 yards Black
14 yards Gray
All yarns are 100 % hemp sport weight

Bk k1 = knit one stitch using black yarn
G k1 = knit one stitch using gray yarn
k = knit
kf/b = knit into the front loop and back loop of next stitch ( making 1 new stitch )
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
R k1 = knit one stitch using raspberry yarn
R p1 = purl one stitch using raspberry yarn
yo = yarn over

Cast on 4 stitches using gray yarn

1 ) knit
2 ) kf/b all, join in the round
3 ) knit
4 ) * kf/b 1, k1 * to end
5 ) * k1, kf/b 1, k1 * to end
6 ) * k3, kf/b 1 * to end

Knit 7 rounds

Add black yard

*G k1, Bk k1* to end
Repeat last round

Cut gray yarn, add raspberry yarn
* R k1, Bk k1 * to end
Repeat last round

* R p1, Bk k1 * to end

Cut raspberry yarn

Knit 2 rounds ( using Black yarn )

* k2tog, yo * to end

Knit 1 round.

Bind off.
Weave in ends.
 
Make cord as long as you like. I kept it short at 9 inches.
I made mine with a crochet chain stitch, using a size H hook, in the black yarn.
Weave cord through the yo’s, for drawstring.
 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baby Blanket

I have no clue on the amounts of yarn I used with this pattern. Or the weight of the blanket. I totally spaced it. Ran out of time lol
It was a lot of fun though. It's a take on the old shale, feathers n fans etc.....
Just grab whatever yarn you have on hand and needles and go for it
It's easy and looks good in any color, no wonder everyone does it lol


 
Size 10.5 US needles
36” by 40”

I used 2 strands of Baby Coordinates by Bernat through out. It's kind of kinky yarn so it's feels thicker.

Colors
A = purple
B = yellow
C = blue
D = peach
E = green
F = white
G = pink
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
p = purl
Yo = yarn over needle
( ) x = repeat directions inside brackets as many times as indicated
{ } x = repeat all directions inside of brackets as many times as indicated.
Cast on 144 stitches using color A
1) knit
2) { k2tog x 3, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 6, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 3 }x 4
3 - 4 ) knit
5) { k2tog x 3, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 6, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 3 }x 4
6) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
7) knit
8) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
9) { k2tog x 3, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 6, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 3 }x 4
10) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
11) knit
12) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
13) { k2tog x 3, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 6, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 3 }x 4
14) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
Change to color B
15) knit
16) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
17) { k2tog x 3, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 6, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 3 }x 4
18) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
19) knit
20) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
21) { k2tog x 3, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 6, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 3 }x 4
22) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
23) knit
24) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
25) { k2tog x 3, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 6, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 3 }x 4
26) k6, purl to last 6 stitches, k6
Change to color C repeat rows 15 - 26.
Change to color D repeat rows 15 - 26
Change to color E repeat rows 23 - 26
Change to color F repeat rows 23 -24
Change to color G ( center color )
Repeat rows 25 -26
Repeat rows 15 - 26 twice
Repeat rows 23 - 24
Change to color F repeat rows 25 - 26
Change to color E repeat rows 19 - 22
Change to color D repeat rows 15 - 26
Change to color C repeat rows 15 - 26
Change to color B repeat rows 15 - 26
Change to color A repeat rows 15 - 25
Knit 2 rows
{ k2tog x 3, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 6, ( yo, k1 ) x 6, k2tog x 3 }x 4
Bind off.
Weave in ends.
 
 
 
 

 
 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Lessons

I can not believe how fast this fall is going by. We pretty much missed a large part of Halloween this year. No pumpkins or pet hat :(

Could not get a photo of little dog in her new hat for anything. Tried the cat while we got one you couldn't really see the hat very well :(


My knitting and blogging have been taking a back seat to everything, from email to house work........yeah I said house work...... how have thing gone so wrong.........

So my knitting is where it should be right along side me at my computer blogging :D

another lesson learned ....okay relearned this week.......never ever play with a crystal without cleansing it well....... very well.

and another... stay away from sweet grass, at the very least keep it outside lol

It pretty much stopped our whole weekend. I still can't get the smell out of the house, and we never opened the bag, just the outer envelope.