Sunday, January 4, 2015

Rainbow Cowl



Yarn weight : Worsted Hand dyed self striping
20 stitches and 18 rows = 4 inches in pattern stitch
US 7 - 4.5 mm
One size (use smaller or larger needles/yarn for different sizes
 
Cast on 90 Stitches.
Knit 4 rows, purl 4 rows (switch colours every few rows if desired.)
Cast off when desired length.
 

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Enclosed Drawstring waistband





Cast on using provisional cast on - see video(dark yarn is waste yarn). For enclosed drawstring add eyelets after a few rows by yo, k2tog then knitting 3 then yo, k2tog. For elastic waistband skip eyelets




Continue knitting until piece measure 1" then do a purl row


knit for 1" so you have an equal number of rows on either side of the purl row


Put the stitches from your waste yarn onto needles


fold and k2tog with cast on edge until you have a 1" opening, thread elastic through, sew it together then k2tog to close up remaining stitches. For enclosed drawstring thread elastic through one eyelet all the way around and pull it out the other eyelet


video
Dark yarn is waste yarn.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Short Rows

Knit to first side of short row.

Turn work.




Wrap yarn around right needle.



Purl the length of the short row (purl to the other side).



Turn work and wrap yarn around right needle.


Knit to first wrap.

Knit the wrap and the next stitch together.





Knit to one stitch before the second wrap.



SSK (slip first stitch knitwise, slip wrap, knit two slipped stitches together)





That's it!







Tuesday, September 23, 2008

First Pattern- Braided Cable Scarf




Braided Cable Scarf

Materials:
2 Size 8mm needles (or a 8mm round)
Cable needle
Bulky yarn
Yarn Weight: Bulky, I used almost 5.5 ounces.
Needles Size: 8mm
Abbreviations
K= Knit
P= Purl
C12B = Slip next 6 stitches onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 6 stitches from left needle then knit 6 from cable needle.
C12F = Slip next 6 stitches onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 6 stitches from left needle then knit 6 from cable needle.



Cast on 18 stitches
Rows 1-9: work in stockinette stitch (ending with a purl row)
Row 10: C12B, K6
Rows 11 – 19 : work in stockinette stitch (ending with a purl row)
Row 20: K6, C12F
Repeat Rows 1 – 20 until scarf is desired length then work 8 rows in stockinette stitch and bind off.

Sew in ends to finish.


Note : Scarf in picture is 18 repeats of the pattern and measures approxmately 92” long and 3.5” wide.