Monday, 20 August 2012

Headband

Ok, so I found this knitting pattern http://carlynnfield.tumblr.com/post/6099450778/b and thought it was SOOO awesome, gave it a go and I couldn't get it to work out right. I was adding stitches and then it dawned on me...I think I can rewrite this pattern. So I did.

Here you go!

Here's the link to the pattern on Ravelry if you want to see a picture. Blogger wont upload today for some reason.

This is one of those "one size fits most" patterns. All you have to do is adjust the length. The width is great for toddlers to adults!

Yarn: Bernat Baby Sport Ombre
Needles:  Size 7 Straights
Notions: scissors, yarn sewing needle
Stitches:
CO-cast on
st(s)- stitch(es)
sl 1- slip one stitch knitwise
k-knit
p-purl
YO-wrap yarn over needle
[ ]- work anything in the brackets as a repeat for the amount of times(4x or 5x) following the brackets


CO 18 sts

r1- *and all odd rows: sl 1, k1, purl to last 2 stitches, k2.

r2- sl 1, k2, [YO, k3, pass 3rd st on right needle over first 2 sts] 4x, YO, k3.  (19 sts. on needle)

r4- sl 1, k across

r6- sl 1, k1 [k3, pass 3rd st on right needle over first 2 sts. YO] 5x, k2. (18 sts. on needle)

r8- same as r4.

Repeat rows 1-8 one more time.

After these first 16 rows omit rows 4,5,7,8.

So the new pattern repeat will be rows 1, 2, 3, 6.

Knit these 4 rows until 2" before desired length. Then repeat rows 1-8 two more times.

Sew ends together. The seam should be worn at the back of the neck under your hair.

***Option B- You can just knit rows 1, 2, 3, 6 for the whole project, but this way it saves you a little time.

***Option C- You can knit rows 1-8 for the whole project, which will save you a lot of time!

***Option D- matching SCARF!  You increase the number of CO stitches by adding stitches in increments of 3's, to desired width and knit rows 1,2,3,6 for the full length.

Tips- I've found that this pattern works best with pointy needles as it can be hard to pick up that 3rd stitch sometimes.


Thursday, 24 May 2012

Little Lamb Costume



Infants Lamb Vest
Size 0-3mos or newborn (it fits loosely)
Yarn Bernat Pipsqueak
Needles size 9 straights


Body:
Co 50
Knit 11”

Back:
Knit first 25 sts and then turn work.
Continue knitting these first 25 sts for 4” and BO those stitches.

Front:
Starting in middle of work (space between back and front separation)
Knit 6sts and then turn work.
Continue knitting these 6 sts for 4” and BO.

Next start binding off 13 stitches in the center of the front piece, this will make the neck line.

Knit the remaining 6 sts for 4” and BO.

Sew tops of front to back, and sew up side seam—remember to leave room for the arm!


Tail:

I just wrapped a bunch of yarn around my hand, tied some string around it and sewed it on the back. 


Hat:
Size: newborn (for larger hats, use your favorite hat pattern, or figure out how to make this one bigger and sew on 2 ears—pattern below)
CO 35 on straights
Knit 4”

Decreases:
Row 1: *Knit 5, k2tog, across.
Row 2: *Knit, across
Row 3: *Knit 4, k2tog, across.
Row 4: *Knit, across
Row 5: *Knit 3, k2tog, across. (15 sts remaining)
Row 6, 7 & 8: *Knit across.

Break yarn, pull through all 15 loops and sew seam.

Ears: make 2

CO 6 sts

Knit 1”

Decreases:
Row 1: k2, k2tog, k2
Row 2-3: Knit
Row 4: k1, k2tog, k2
Row 5-6: Knit
Row 7: k1, k2tog, k1
Row 8-9: Knit
Row 10: k3tog
Break yarn, pull through loop.

Fold ear in half and sew on the side of the hat, about midway down with the fold facing the back . You can add some pink to the center by knitting the same ear pattern as above in a worsted weight yarn and sew it on. 

All Finished! 

 ***Side Note: This vest should be big enough to fit a 12-18month old, but may be snug.


Wednesday, 22 February 2012

100K

Wow! I cant believe my blog has almost hit 100,000 page views! Just 3,000 more, which should be in about 3 weeks or less. Thank you so much!! It makes me feel very special.

So, I thought I would come to you and ask, What do you want me to make next?