Thursday, January 20, 2011

now using PDF file format

I just went and got a host to load my word document pattern stuff to PDF files which are easy to save to your computer. I don't have but 2 at the moment but as I make stuff here and there that is somewhat worthy of a pattern page I'll link them as a PDF file in the post.

Also on the left between where the followers are listed and my flicker photo widget I have added a page link which will also list the links in just a alphabetical list for quick reference.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Simple and squishy rib scarf

I knit this on size 10 needles but you can use what ever size you desire for your yarn. I got this stitch pattern from someone on one of my knitting message boards and it has become my favorite "go-to" scarf pattern. Suitable for men or women!

Cast on in multiples of 6

row 1: k3, p3
row 2: k1, p1

repeat these 2 rows till the scarf is of desired length.

If you want a cleaner edge you can cast on a extra 2 stitches to your grand total and just slip them on each side.

Here are some close up photos of what this stitch pattern looks like. The Pink scarf was done in Bernat Camo yarn and the black and white one was done in Red Heart Super Saver Zebra color. The pink scarf is 36 stitches wide.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Light and lacy spring hat

I could not find my camera but I put the hat in my scanner and it came out rather well.

This is a nice and open, light and lacy pattern. I used Caron country in the colorway Ocean Spray. This hat is a beanie style but rather loose. Caron Country tends to be on the splitty side so if you would rather substitute a yarn with a tighter twist go ahead. I would probably stick to a medium weight.

I made this to fit me and I have somewhat of a larger head so I would describe this as a large size in how it fits around. It is easy to adjust the size simply by adding or taking away pattern repeats (12 stitches on the cast on row). If you like a roll brim hat, knit a longer portion of 2x2 rib.

Try your hat on as you are making it to get the right fit for you.

For me, one pattern repeat is about 3.5" and 4 rows is just under 1"

this is knit in the round.

Needles: Size US 6 (4mm)
Yarn: Naturally Caron Country (much less than 1 skein)

Using a stretchy cast on of your choice (I use the cable cast on), cast on in multiples of 12.

*For my hat I did 8 pattern repeats so I cast on 96 stitches though 7 repeats (84 stitches) would have been fine as well.

Join for knitting in the round making sure not to twist your cast on row.

Do a 2x2 rib for 1 inch.

Hat body

*K9, p3 for all even numbered rows

Row 1: k2 tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, p3 repeat
Row 3: k2 tog, k1, yo, k3, yo, k1, ssk, p3 repeat

Repeat these rows until the body is of desired length ending on row 4. for my hat I did 7 repeats. My hat just comes down over the tops of my ears.

Row 1: ssk, k1, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, k2tog, p3 repeat
Row 2: k7, p3 repeat
Row 3: k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, p3
Row 4: k5, p3
Row 5: ssk, k1, k2tog, p3
Row 6: k3, p3
Row 7: s1, k2tog, psso, p3
row 8: purl all stitches
row 9: p1, p2tog, p1
row 10: purl all stitches
row 11: p1, p2tog

run yarn through all live stitches to remove from the needles and cinch the opening closed, secure and weave in ends.

This is available as a PDF file

I hope this helps. I have made this into chart form. You can click on this image to enlarge it or download the chart in the link below

I have charted this and made it a PDF file

If you have any questions about this (or any of my post) feel free to ask in a comment. I do reply. you may want to check through the current comments to see if it has been answered already ☺