Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter wonderland

We don't get much snow in these parts but when we do it's beautiful...I could really live without the cold part of it lol but must admit it great for wearing my knit items :D

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Ribbed Hat
Size 8 US dps needles or cable
Gauge 6 rows by 4 ½ stitches per 1 inch
Adult size
165 yards worsted weight

Pattern stitch
K1, k f/b, knit to last 2 stitches on needle, k f/b, k1 repeat for each needle. It may help to place stitch markers by increases, after a bit I increased to 8 dpns to keep stitches from sliding off needles.

Knit next round all needles
k = knit
k f/b = knit into the front and back of the next stitch
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together
1 by 1 ribbing = knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch, repeat always purling the purl stitches and knitting the knit stitches. Continue in this manner

Cast on 8 stitches

k f/b all stitches placing evenly on 4 dpns, join in the round

knit round

k1, k f/b x 2, k1

knit round

Start pattern stitch

Repeat until you have a total of 136 stitches ending with a knit round

k2tog repeat to end of round

knit round

1 by 1 ribbing for 2 1/2 inches

Bind off in 1 by 1. Weave in ends, using tail to close gap in top of hat.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

1 by 1’s fingerless gloves

The larger needle size makes these very quick and easy,great for last minute gift. The ribbing gives them enough stretch to fit a wide range of hand sizes. Beads add a bit of flare but are optional. 
1 by 1’s fingerless gloves 
Both gloves are made the same
Size 10 US dpns needles
Gauge 4.5 stitches by 5.5 rows per inch 
50 yards of sport weight yarn ( for both )
26 size 11 clear seed beads
k = knit
m1 = make new stitch by picking up bar between stitches and knit through the back loop
p = purl
1 by 1 ribbing = knit 1 stitch, purl 1 stitch, repeat. Always purling the purl stitches and knitting the knit stitches. Continue in this manner
** repeat instructions to end of round

Cast on 26 stitches using alternating knit one purl one long tail method after placing 13 beads on thumb side off cast on tail sliding beads in place with the purl stitches, join in the round

1 - 7 ) *1 by 1*

8 ) k1, m1, p1, *1 by 1*

9 ) *1 by 1*

10 - 13 ) repeat rows 8 and 9 twice more

14 - 16 ) *1 by 1*

17 ) Bind off 6 stitches in 1 by 1, *1 by 1* turn ( next few rows are knit flat )

18 ) *1 by 1* turn

19 ) *1 by 1* rejoin in the round knitting

20 - 26 ) *1 by 1*

Bind off in 1 by 1, weave in ends.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Phoebe's quick knit sweater

Phoebe lost some weight this year, her last sweater is huge on her.
 It wasn’t the easiest to put on anyhow  she didn’t like me buttoning it up, took too long lol. So this years model is taking in account all of the new and old dislikes ;)

No buttons

No sleeves or anything between her front legs at all

Not too warm

No fun fur around the neck

I went totally basic and easy with this one.. nothing more that a tube with a hole in it lol
I didn't get the gauge or yardage so this is more of a pattern idea....

Size 11 Us needles

Cast on 38 sts using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn, join in the round

1 by 1 ( knit one, purl one repeat to end of row ) for 6 inches

Bind off in pattern 10 stitches

Knitting flat 1 by 1 ( knitting all knit stitches and purling all purls ) for 4 inches

Make 10 stitches rejoin in the round

1 by 1 for 4 1/2 inches

Bind off, weave in ends.



Cloth # 18


Cloth # 18

Size 8 US needles

8 ½ inches by 8 ½ inches
Exact gauge is not essential to this project
62 yards of 100% cotton worsted weight

k = knit
k tbl = knit stitch through back loop

p = purl
p tbl = purl stitch through back loop
yo = yarn over needle making new stitch

( )x = repeat instructions between as many times as indicated

Cast on 38 stitches

1 -5 ) knit

6 ) k5, ( p1, k tbl, p1, k2 )x5, p1, k tbl, p1, k5

7 ) k6, p tbl, k1 ( p2, k1, p tbl, k1 )x5, k5

8 ) k5 ( p1, k tbl, p1 k1, yo, k1 )x5, p1, k tbl, p1, k5

9 ) k6, p tbl, k1,( p3, k1, p tbl, k1 )x5, k5

10 ) k5 ( p1, k tbl, p1, k3, pass 3rd stitch on right needle over center 2 stitches )x5, p1, k tbl, p1, k5

Repeat rows 6 - 10 eight more times for a total of nine repeats

Knit 5 rows bind off, weave in ends.