Monday, 27 September 2010

Choc-o-late



Yarn used:
Red Heart Shimmer
 Worsted (medium-4)  10 ply (9 wpi)
A little over a half a ball

Stitches Used
C2B: 4 stitch cable. Slip 2 sts to cable needle (or right hand needle) and hold in front of work, with yarn in back knit next 2 sts on left needle. Then move first 2 sts back to left needle and knit them.
C2F: Same as above except hold the slipped stitches to the back and the yarn to the front.
MS: kfb, slip marker, kfb
Kfb: knit through the front then back of a stitch
Pbf: purl through the back then front of a stitch. (If you don’t want to figure this out, kfb will work)
Kt1: knit to 1 stitch before marker
pm: place marker

Things you will need
1 skein Red Heart Shimmer
Size 7 circs and DPN’s
Stitch markers
This fits size 12-18 months. (probably closer to 12) ps- It’s not meant to meet in the middle. 

Pattern

Neck/body
CO 45 sts.
K1, p1, k1 across for 3 rows creating a seed stitch collar.
Row 1 ws: k1, p1, k2, p4, k1, pm, p7, pm, p13, pm, p7, pm, k1, p4, k2, p1, k1
R2 (rs): k1, p1, k1, p1, k4, pbf, sm, kfb, kt1, MS, kt1, MS, kt1, kfb, sm, pbf, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1
R3: (all odd rows) k1, p1, k2, p4, k1, p to last 9 sts, k1, p4, k2, p1, k1
R4: (k1, p1 2x) C2B, p1, (MS, kt1 3x) MS, p1, C2F, (p1, k1 2x)
R5: same as row 3
R6: (k1, p1 2x) k4, p1, (MS, kt1 3x) MS, p1, k4, (p1, k1 2x)
Repeat rows 3-6 until there are 93 stitches.
On right side as you knit across continuing cable and seed stitch, remove markers and place sleeve stitches on stitch holders.
Continue in Stockinette Stitch (knit right side, purl wrong side), cable and seed stitch for desired length.  For half sweater continue for 12 more rows.
                For full sweater continue for 20 more rows. 

Bottom edge
R1(rs): k1, p1, k1, p1, k4, p1, *k2, p1 to last 10 sts, , p1, k4, p1, k1, p1, k1   
R2: k1, p1, k2, p4, k1, p1, *k1, p2 to last 8 sts, l1, p4, k2, p1, k1
R3: k1, p1 across
R4: BO

Sleeves
Place 29 sts on double pointed needles, pick up 4 stitches in armpit. 33 sts. 

K for approx  3” for half sweater
6” for full sweater 

Cuff:
R1-2: k2, p1 across
R3: k1, p1 across
R4: BO


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

My knitting Tools

 Not that any of you really care that much
 but here is my current assortment of knitting/crochet tools.
I buy as I need. So, this is what I've needed so far. yes, I have used EVERY item here at least once. 

What we have here:
beads
scissors
needle point protectors
stitch markers
row counters
thread
weaving needles
pens/highlighter
paper
stitch holders
cable needles
Straights and DPN's from size 13-3 
A respectable stash if you ask me.

Here we have:
Circular needles
crochet hooks
a latch hook(with big knobby handle)
Broomstick lace thing (H shaped thing)
Cro-hook (long thing at bottom)

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Wednesday, 15 September 2010

wash cloths galore!

I am making them for 3 people right now. I finally have Aunt Jan's done. They're in the USPS box. all 6 of them. Now I'm working on 6 more for another Aunt of mine, a few for a friend of mine and I plan to make some for an unsuspecting friend too. ---because I know she will love them!

The yarn shown in about 15 cloths worth, but I need to buy different yarn for my Aunt.

I'm just using Grandmother's Favorite pattern. Quick and easy.

I like size 7 needles, but have also used a 6's.

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Sneapeeky of Bolero



Here is a sneak peek of my bolero project. All that's left for me are the sleeves and then I will be posting the pattern! Stay tuned! 

I've decided to make another one, just to double check my pattern. Hopefully this doesn't take too long. 
It wont be more than a couple days at most.

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Little Cable and Seed Stitch Vest


Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn, Hometown USA (shown in Honolulu Pink) (machine washable and dryable, I'm in!)

Needles: size 13 circulars and straights

This is knit from the bottom to the top.

Little Cable and Seed Stitch Vest
9m (12m, 18m, 2T)
Super Bulky Yarn
Size 13 circs and straights
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Pattern
Body: (using circs)
CO 40(44, 48, 50)
Join and knit 2 rounds.
Purl 1 round.
Knit around until piece is around 6 ¼ (6 1/2, 6 ½, 7 ½) long. Or, whatever you want :)

Back: (using straights)

r1- k 22 (24, 26, 28) on straight needles and leave remaining 18 ( 20, 22, 22 ) stitches on circular needle.

Work in stockinette stitch for 1 ½”

On right side(front), ssk 1st 2 stitches, knit across to the last 2 stitches. k2tog.

Continue stockinette stitch for 7 (9, 11, 13) rows
Piece should be approximately 10”(10 ½”, 11 ½”, 12 ½”)
BO on wrong side
Front: (using straights)

Left Yoke:
r1: k1, p1 for the first  13 (15, 17, 17), leaving 5 stitches on circs.
r2: *k1, p1 across, k1

**All odd rows (RS): *k1, p1 across, last 2 stitches k2tog
**All even rows, continue seed stitch pattern. Knit the purls and purl the knits.
Continue odd and even rows for 7 (9, 11, 13) rows, There should be 6 stitches left, BO.

Right Yoke:
before you knit any stitches, pick up last stitch from left yoke onto circs so there are 6 stitches to start with.

r1: p1, k4, p1
r2: k1, p4, k1
r3: p1, c2b,p1
r4: k1, p4, k1

Repeat these 4 rows until you’ve hit 7 (9, 11, 13) rows. BO

Finishing:

Sew 2 shoulder seams and weave in all ends. When sewing the left yoke to the back only sew as wide as the right yoke, so its symmetrical.