Monday, December 10, 2012

Trio

 This hat is good for beginner knitters learning to cable. It has three cables. It's a fitted beanie which is great for this coming winter, or you can use cotton yarn and wear it in the spring time.
 Cabled Hat
You need: approx. 200 yards of worsted weight yarn. (I used Caron Simply Soft)
Size 7 circular needles


Co 72
1-9. *k2 p2*
10. Still ribbing, m1 every 5 stitches except for the last 10 stitches
11-15. *K12 p2*
16. *K1 cf10 k1 p2 k12 p2*
17-22. *k12 p2*
23. *k1 cf10 k1 p2 k12 p2*
24-29. *k12 p2*
30. *k1 cf10 k1 p2 k12 p2*
31-36. *k12 p2*
37. *k1 cf10 k1 p2 k12 p2*
38. K4 k2tog k4 k2tog p2 k2 k2tog k4 k2tog k2 p2 k2tog k4 k2tog k4 p2tog k4 k2tog k4 k2tog p2 k2 k2tog k4 k2tog k2 p2 k2tog k4 p2tog. At the end you should have 70 stitches.
39. K10 p2 K10 p2 k10 p1 k10 p2 k10 p2 k10 p1
40. K3 k2tog k3 k2tog p2 k1 k2tog k3 k2tog k2 p1 k2tog k3 k2tog k3 p2tog k3 k2tog k3 k2tog p2 k1 k2tog k3 k2tog k2 p1 k2tog k3 k2tog k3 p2tog. You should have 56 stitches at the end of the row.
41. K8 p2 k8 p1 k8 p1 k8 p2 k8 p1 k8 p1
42. K2 k2tog k2 k2tog p2 k2tog k2 p2tog k2 k2tog k2 p2tog k2 k2tog k2 k2tog p2 k2tog k2 k2tog k2 p2tog k2 k2tog k2 p2tog. You should have 42 stitches at the end of the row
43. k6 p2 k6 p1 k5 p1 k6 p2 k5 p1
44. K2 k2tog k2 p2tog k2 k2tog k2 p2tog k2 k2tog p1 k1 k2tog k2 k2tog p1 u2 k2tog k2 p2tog k2 k2tog k1 p1. You should have 32 stitches at the end of the row.
45. K5 p1 k5 p1 k3 p1 k5 p1 k4 p1 k4 p1 k2 k2tog p1 k1 k2tog k2 p2tog k2 p2tog k2 k2tog p1 k1 k2tog k1 p1 k2tog k1 p2tog

Cut the yarn approx. 10 inches long, slip all the stitches onto the work yarn and pull tightly.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Wander the Garden



You need:
Approx. 50 yards of DK weight yarn Or worsted.     
A bit of scrap yarn (3 different colors so you can have multicolored flowers)
2 Size 6 circular needles needles
2 medium buttons

Body
Co 10 stches (You only need 1 of the needles until further notice)
1. K all
2. K2tog yo
Repeat until it can fit comfortably around your head without being too loose (Wrap it around to measure)
Kitchener stitch the two ends together, being careful not to twist.

Leaf
Co 4
1. k4
2. k1 m1 k2 m1 k1
3. k6
4. k1 m1 k4 m1 k1
5 and 6.k8
7. k1 k2tog k2 k2tog k1
8. k6
9. k1 k2tog k2tgog k1
10. k4
11. k2tog k2tog
bind off and sew in place.

Flowers
co 6, slip 3 onto other needles. NOTE: THE ROWS INCLUDE BOTH NEEDLES
1. k6
2. K1 m1 k1, repeat
3. k10
4. k1 m1 k3 m1 k1, repeat
5. k14
6. k1 m1 k5 m1 k1, repeat
7-10. k18
bind off, and help the flower curl up at the edges toward the outside. Sew it in place. so the curled edges stay.
Sew a button in the middle.
 Make 1 more flower if desired, or more.

Enjoy your new headband!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

To The Side Cabled Glove

 You Need:
90-130 yards of aran weight yarn.
Size 8 needles

Co 40
1, 3, 5, 7: K7 p8 k1 p8 k1 p8 k7
2, 4, 6: k15 p1 k8 p1 k15
8: k15 p1 cf8 p1 k15
9: k7 p2 bo3 p3 k1 p8 k1 p8 k7
10. K15 p1 k8 p1 k3 m3 k9
Repeat 1-8 until the glove can wrap around your hand comfortably, not too tight, not too loose.
Kitchener stitch both ends together, so the cable is horizontal.

Optional thumb hole: pick up 8 stitches around the thumb hole, divide between 2 circular needle. K until thumb sleeve is one inch or desired length.
Enjoy your new gloves!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Bunny Coin Purse


Notes:
This pattern requires chaining, a crochet technique, at the end.
Pay close attention to the pattern, especially during row 17.

You need:
Between 50-75 yards of worsted weight yarn.
A stitch holder.
2 size 6 circular needles.
A yarn needle or a tapestry needle.
Embroidery thread or spare yarn.
A crochet hook.
1 small button.

Using the figure-8 co technique, co 10 stitches on each needle.
Now knitting with the 2-circular needle technique,
Row 1: k through the back loop (kb) in all stitches. (both needles)
Row 2: k1, k through the front and back loop (kfb) k6 kfb k1, repeat on the next needle.
Row 3, 5, and 7: k all stitches on each needle.
row 4: k1 kfb k8 kfb k1. Repeat on the other needle.
Row 6: k1 kfb k10 kfb k1
After completing row 6, you should have 16 stithes.
Row 8-12: k all stitches, both needles.
Row 13: k1 k2tog k10 k2tog k1. Repeat on the other needle.
Row 14, and 16: k all stitches, both needles.
Row 15: k1 k2tog k8 k2tog k1. Repeat on the other needle.
You should now have 12 stitches.
Row 17: take the ends of needle 1, and k2tog the first 4 stithes of needle 1 and needle 2. Place those on a stitch holder, to join those as the right/left ear. Purling through the back loop, Bo4 (make sure you're on needle 1 while binding off) K4.
Repeat on needle 2 (excluding k4 at the end)
Take one of the ears onto the needle and knit for about an inch. Repeat with the other.
Get a small button and attach it o the inside of the bunny, close to the opening. Now take a crochet hook and attach yarn to a loop on the opposite side of the button. Chain 5 and attach the end right next to the beginning to th chain. That is there for closing the purse. Embroider or felt on a face and enjoy your new coin purse!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Slightly Slouch Hat



You need:
A stitch marker
Size 7 and size 10 circular needles
About 120-180 yards of Bernat Premium yarn (However any aran weight yarn would do just as well)

- Co 70 stitches onto size 7 needles, place stitch marker an join rounds
- k1 p1 for 5 rows
- slip stitches onto size 10 needles
- k5 m1 for 1 row, you should have 84 stitches at the end of the row
- k for 5 1/4 to 6 inches
- k4 k2tog for 1 row. 70 stitches at the end of the row
- k for 1 row
- k5 k2tog for 1 row. 60 stitches at the end of the row
- k for 1 row
- k4 k2tog for 1 row. 50 stitches at the end of the row
- k for 1 row
- k3 k2tog for 1 row. 40 stitches at the end of the row
- k for 1 row
- k2 k2tog for 1 row. 30 stitches at the end of the row
- k for 1 row
- k2 k2tog for 1 row; you don't k2tog at the end of the row. You should have 22 stitches
- cut the work yarn at 10 stitches. Slip the stitches onto the yarn and pull.
Enjoy your new hat!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Side-Rib Gloves


You need:
About 100-120 yards of worsted weight yarn. (Optionally 2 colors)
Size 8 straight needles
A yarn needle

1: co 36 stitches.
2: k1 p1 for 3 rows
3: (change color) k1 p1 for 1 row
4: k1 p1 for 8 stitches bo4 (not the stitches you just knitted) k1 p1 for the rest of the row
5: k1 p1 for 28 stitches, m4 k1 p1 for the rest of the row
6: k1 p1 for the entire row
7: (change color) k1 p1 for 4 rows, and repeat until you have 8 stripes. (32 rows total if you're not striping)
8: bo, and sew the co and the bo ends together, so the rip is sideways and enjoy your new gloves!

Airy Beret


NOTE:
The numbers before the instructions are not the number of rows, they are the steps in the instruction.
If you have any questions, please ask.
Thanks!
You need:
120-190 yards of worsted or aran weight yarn. (I used Ballybrae yarn)
Size 6 and size 8-9 circular needles
A stitch marker
(note: the numbers aren't rows, they're steps.)

CO 72 stitches
1: joining ends, k1 p1 for 4 rows. Switch needles
2: k1 p1 k1 m1 p1 k1 p1 m1 for the entire row
3: k for 2 rows
4: yo k2tog for the entire row
5: k for 2 rows
6: k2tog yo for the entire row
Repeat 1-6 for 5 inches, or 6 inches for super slouch.
7: k for 1 row
8: k4 k2tog for the entire row (You don't k2tog at the last 2 stitches)
9: yo k2tog for the entire row
10: k the entire row
11: k6 k2tog for the entire row
12: k2tog yo for the entire row
13: k the entire row
14: k5 k2tog for the entire row
15: k2tog yo for the entire row
16: k the entire row
17: k4 k2tog for the entire row
18: yo k2tog for the entire row
19: k the entire row
20: k2 k2tog for the entire row
21: k2tog yo for the entire row
22: k the entire row
23: k4 k2tog k5 k2tog k4 k2tog k5 k2tog - k4 k2tog for the rest of the row
24: yo k2tog for the entire row
25: k for the entire row
26: k5 k2tog for the entire row
Cut the work yarn at 10 inches away from the needle. Slip all of the stitches onto the work yarn and pull.
Sew in the yarn and enjoy your new hat!