Thursday, December 30, 2010

Emi's Mittens

Lion Brand Mittens, had to change everything except the pattern

Yarn is something expensive from the snobby yarn shop. I asked for something that was the same gauge as LB Jiffy and she replied, with a visible sniff, "I don't know anything about Lion Brand." What she found is very nice and maybe the label will show up.
Needles may have been 6 and 8 but who knows, it was 3 months ago.

Marian's Mittens

LB Used Lion Brand pattern
Yarn: Lion Brand Jiffy in Silver Heather, other one and other one. Leftovers from last year's Christmas scarf
Size 6 and 8 dpns

CO 28, work cuff in 2x2 rib until ready to stop

And then I made a pair for myself! WooHoo!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sheighlaja's baby blanket

Red Heart Soft in dark blue
Hook size J

Chain 40, turn
Double Crochet 1 row
Single crochet 1 row
work silt pattern 1 row
Single crochet 1 row
Double Crochet 1 row
Single crochet 6 rows

Repeat 3 times

Double Crochet 1 row
Single crochet 1 row
work silt pattern 1 row
Single crochet 1 row
Double Crochet 1 row
Single Crochet 1 row


Friday, October 8, 2010

Justin's grey and black hat

One of the best aides at the hospital, Justin, asked if I would make him a hat. "What color?" I asked.
"Something not colorful," he replied," I guess black and grey?"
Boring isn't my speciality, so black and grey it is, but with that stitch that I don't understand how I make. Do you suppose it is too girly for Justin?

Probably Red Heart Worsted from Julie's stash
Size 8 needles
Cast on 85 stitches
Work til hat measures 7 inches, begin decreases

Isaiah House

Isaiah House in Ashland Kansas was surprised by the number of families with children who appeared at Christmas needing food, clothing and toys.

Our church was asked to help and here is part of my contribution.

The Blanket

I started a blanket a long long time ago and then discovered it in a pile of UFOs. I brought it to Oklahoma and frogged it since I didn't know what I had been doing with it. Then ... I started another blanket, this time a car seat blanket, and tried a diagonal garter stitch. It worked. And then I gave it away.

The Hat

Size 8 DPN
worsted weight yarn


CO 56 stitches, 2/2 rib for 2 inches, switch to stockinette, continue until hat measures 5", begin decreases

Monday, October 4, 2010

Ugly dark denim hat

Made from Red Heart dark denim, using size 8 needles
Cast on 84 stitches

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Green Watonga Socks

Lanaloft Sport Weight from Brown Sheep Company, color Herbal Garden

Pattern from Getting Started Knitting Socks

Cuff in twisted knit, size 3 needles

Sock in 2/2 rib, size 4 needles.

CO 52 stitches (6 stitches per inch)

Candice's Grey Hat

Made with probably Red Heart Super Saver yarn (light grey) and some softer yarn (magenta) from Julie's stash.

Keeli's Scarf

Made with probably Red Heart Super Saver, from Keeli. Used triangle scarf pattern from Color Me Quilts.
Hot pink and Lime Green (Lord help me!)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kylie's birth day present 4/14/10

Crocheted blanket
Vanna's choice worsted weight dusky rose
Size P hook
Chain 40 st
R1: single crochet
R2: silt stitch
R3: double crochet

Edge with silt stitch
finished size: 32 x 40

see March post
finished with row of single crochet then row of silt stitch

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Valentines Day

Fun fur hat and scarf for the girls. Scarf length 40 in.

Matching hats, big girl and little girl, crocheted with size L hook

Blue boa, in Glitzy Girl, knitted in the round with size 8 dpns, 40 stitches.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Baby hat? Thanks, "Knit with KT"
Size: To fit baby 0-6mos of age
Dimensions: 13in/33cm [16in/40cm] diameter; length is adjustable. Instructions are given for the baby size, with child size in brackets.

1 skein (probably) yarn, your choice. (Example uses PolarSpun)
16in circular needles and/or double pointed needles, size appropriate to yarn. (Example uses US 8 [5.0mm])
6 stitch markers
Darning needle

Tip1: Someone once showed me once that if you are in question as to the appropriate range of needle for your yarn (like, it's homespun, or you lost the ball band), you can fold the yarn in half and poke it through the holes of a needle sizer. The hole that the yarn fits through most comfortably is a good size for your needle.

Step 1: Make a gauge swatch. This is critical!
Measure the number of stitches it takes to reach 4in (10cm). The number of rows isn't particularly important. Divide this number by 4.
size 8 needle, worsted weight, 18 st per 4 in
= 4.5
Step 2: Multiply the number of stitches per 4in (10cm) by 13 [16].
Adjust this number up or down slightly to make a number that is divisible by 6.
= 52 becomes 54

Step 3: Cast on the number that you created in Step 2.
Join, being careful not to twist, place marker, and start working your pattern.

Tip2: Note that this formula will work for lots of types of stitch patterns, including ribbings. Remember that you'll be flipping up the cuff, so it's good to choose a pattern that is reversible. With the example in the photo the yarn was so fuzzy that I just did stockinette stitch; I've also done this in adult hats with a complex cabling pattern that morphed into simple ribbing. It is of course easiest if you are doing a stitch pattern that is itself a multiple of 6, but you can also fudge things later. Example: If your stitch pattern is a multiple of 10, and you would cast on 72 stitches for gauge, go ahead and do 70, then when it comes to the crown you can deal with the extra 4 stitches. This is an advanced adaptation of the hat!

Step 4: Work chosen pattern for 5in/12.5cm [7in/17.5cm]

Tip3: If you choose to have an uncuffed hat, work for 4in/10cm [5in/12.5cm].
This hat used the 4 in with a crocheted cuff.

Step 5: Start crown shaping. If you took the Tip2 route and have a number of stitches that is NOT divisible by 6, decrease evenly around the crown to reach a number that is divisible by 6.
Place five more markers evenly around hat; you'll have six sections marked.

Step 6: Decreasing follows this pattern:
Round 1: K all stitches
Round 2: (SSK; K to marker; slip marker) six times (decrease by 6 stitches per round)
Repeat these two rows until 6 stitches remain.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail.
Using darning needle, thread yarn through stitches that are live on the needles.
Slip stitches off needles and cinch closed.
Secure yarn carefully to inside.

Tip4: You can modify the crown several ways. I'll be doing some examples of alternate crowns in a few weeks. In the meanwhile, try doing it in purl, instead of knit, or stick to your pattern while you decrease. You could also play with more or fewer decreases per round; increasing to 10 will get a flatter curve while having only 4 will get a steeper curve to the crown.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Basket weave blanket

Cast on multiple of 4 stitches plus 3
In third st from hook, DC three times, chain 3, (single crochet in third st from hook, chain 3, DC three times)

at end of row, turn, chain 3, single crochet in top of fan, 3 double crochets on slantwise double crochet, repeat

Friday, February 5, 2010

Cable legwarmers

CO 40 stitches, size 5 DPNs
work in ribbing for 1 inch
switch to size 8 DPNs and begin cable pattern

work 8 purl st, 12 knit, 8 purl, 12 knit for 4 rows
cable pattern
row 4
slip 4 stitches to cable needle, knit 4 with cable behind, pick up stitches on cable needle, knit 4
row 8
knit 4, slip 4 stitches to cable needle, knit 4 with cable needle in front, pick up stitches on cable needle, knit 4
row 16
start over

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Pink Camouflage

Crochet hook size J and Bernat Camouflage worsted weight

chain 12, turn and single crochet in each of the 10 chains

No pix unless Mer sends me one as I forgot to take a picture


Using worsted weight yarn

CO 43 stitches using size 5 DPNs

Work in ribbing for 9 rows

Change to size 8 DPNs and work in stockinette for 16 (or??) inches

Change to size 5 DPNs and work in ribbing for 9 rows

Thursday, January 14, 2010

tea cosy

Lily Sugar and Cream Cotton, colors
Size G hook

CO 58 st in green
HDC in second stitch from hook, and in every chain , 56 stitches, 2 rows
Attach Yellow, work 4 rows
Attach green, work 28 stitches, turn and work total of 8 rows
Attach yellow, work (4 HDCs skip one chain) to end of row
Work one row of HDCs
Work (3 HDCs, skip one chain) to end of row
Work one row of HDCs
Work (2 HDCs, skip one chain) to end of row
Work (2 HDCs, skip one chain) to end of row

On other side, attach green, work 28 stitches, turn and work total of 8 rows

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Candice Scarves

Red Heart Super Saver Zebra Worsted, size 8 dpns, co 30 stitches
Red Heart Super Saver Zebra Worsted, size G hook, double crochet, ch 20
Pink - Red Heart Soft Worsted, size J hook, silt stitch
Medallions - Grey Red Heart Eco-Ways Worsted, size H hook