I adore this scarf and I know the picture just doesn't do it justice. I got the yarn (Stained Glass - Tequila Sunrise) from numei.com at a reasonable price. The pattern a very simple drop stitch with 3 rows of garter between, athough the first and last 6 rows are in garter, I cast on 22 sts and used size 7 needles, but I have been known to go up or down a size depending on mood (weird huh?). Thanks to knittinghelp.com for the inspiration. So it goes something like K 4 rows, drop st next row (k, yo 4 times), then k next 3 rows, dropping the yo's. It's a tricky yarn to knit with, but it still knits quickly and it well worth it for the finished result, I ended with a fringe.
Saturday, August 27, 2005
by schrodinger at 4:59 PM
At Jane's request I also attempted to make these itsy bitsy mitts for a newborn. I based them on the booties I already made for her, and have no idea if they are a good size or not. I used Bernat Love Bug (same as for the booties). Here is the pattern (probably very poor) for them.
#5 needles, cast on 20 sts
K first row.
k1, p1 rib next 3 (4?) rows.
Switch to #6 needles
k1, p1 moss stitch until piece measures 21/4 inches (end on a p).
row 1: k2tog, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2 tog, k2tog, (p1, k1) 3 times, p2tog
row 2: moss stitch
row 3: p2tog, (k1, p1) 2 times, k2tog, p2tog, (k1, p1) twice, k2tog
row 4: moss stitch
row 5: k2tog, p1, k1,p2tog, k2tog, p1, k1, p2tog
row 6: moss st
Cut 10" tail. Weave through remaining 8 sts, pull tightly. Stitch seam shut.
by schrodinger at 4:10 PM
Okay, it's finally finished, I love the pattern, it's so new to me. I just bought a calendar with a different pattern idea each day, I will probably just end up knitting blankets forever more (LOL). Okay the pattern was from about.com, but I will list it here just in case it goes, it wasn't the easiest to follow, but worth it for the end result. Hope Jane likes it too.
Multiple of 18 stitches
Row 1 (RS): k2, p1, k5, p7, k3; rep across
Row 2 and all even rows: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they face you.
Row 3: (k1, p1) twice, k5, p5, k4; rep across
Row 5: p1, k3, p1, k5, p3, k5; rep across
Row 7: k5, p1, k5, p7; rep across
Row 9: (p1, k5) twice, p5, k1; rep across
Row 11: k1, (p1, k5) twice, p3, k2; rep across
Row 13: k2, *p1, k5; rep from *, end p1, k3
Row 15: k3, p1, k5, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k2; rep across
Row 17: k4, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1; rep across
Row 19: k5, p7, k5, p1; rep across
Row 21: p1, k5, p5, k5, p1, k1; rep across
Row 23: k1, p1, k5, p3, k5, p1, k2; rep across
Row 25: k2, p7, k5, p1, k3; rep across
Row 27: k1, p1, k1, p5, k5, p1, k4; rep across
Row 29: p1, k3, p3, k5, p1, k5; rep across
Row 31: k5, p1; rep across
Row 33: k4, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k5, p1, k1; rep across
Row 35: (k3, p1) twice, k1, p1, k5, p1, k2; rep across
Row 36: Knit all knit sts and purl all purl sts as they face you.
by schrodinger at 3:56 PM
Wednesday, August 17, 2005
I tried to do the cardigan to go with the blanket, but after starting the front and back and a sleeve I realized that I didn't understand the rest of the instructions. So I am in the process of knitting another blanket (this one for Jane's bump) with a really cool "Pavilion" pattern. I also just got my Denise needle set (which I'm already loving) and 3 lots of yarns, one of which I could not resist, and am also working on. It's called 'stained glass' from numei.com and I adore it, can't wait till it gets a little chillier so I can wear the scarf I've almost finished, it's gorgeous - and nice to knit myself something again.
by schrodinger at 12:41 AM
Okay, got the pattern from the ball of yarn I knitted it from (Lion Brand - Baby Soft). Pattern is:
(multiples of 6sts plus 1)
1 (RS) Knit
3 K1, *yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k1; rep from *
Oh, and the edges are 5 rows st st b4 pat, then 6 st at beg and end st st (knit every row).
There is a right and wrong side though...
by schrodinger at 12:31 AM
Cast on 56 stitches loosely (or multiples of 10 + 6 stitches):
Rows 1-3 Knit
Row 4: * k6, yo 1 time, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 1 time, rep from * to last 6 sts, k6.
Row 5: Knit, dropping the extra loops from the yo's of previous row off needle as you come to them. (Be careful not to drop the other sts!) After completing row, tug gently on sts below needle to distribute the yarn from the dropped loops downward.
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: Knit.
Rows 8: Knit.
Row 9: * k1, yo 1 time, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 1 time, k5, rep, from * to last 6 sts, k1, yo 1 time, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 3 times, k1, yo 2 times, k1, yo 1 time, k1.
Row 10: Knit, dropping the extra loops from the yo's of previous row off needle as you come to them. (Be careful not to drop the other sts!) After completing row, tug gently on sts below needle to distribute the yarn from the dropped loops downward.
Repeat rows 1 to 11 until scarf is desired length (or running out of yarn) ending on row 3 or 9, cast off loosely, weave in ends and add fringe if desired. Block (if needed), and wear with pride.
by schrodinger at 12:10 AM
Oops looks like I haven't added pics for a while, probably getting married and the heady days of summer getting in the way. Well, there's no-one to apologize to except myself. So here follows a few pictures of things I've done in the last few months - not everything, since I forgot to take a picture of some booties and gloves, and a scarf for Michele.
by schrodinger at 12:01 AM