Wednesday, December 30, 2009
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Throughout the ages, shawls have come to symbolize shelter, peace and spiritual sustenance.
Since the inception of the Prayer Shawl Ministry in 1998, the members of this ecumenical organization have lovingly donated their time and talents by creating hand-knitted and crocheted shawls for those in need.
6 oz/185 yd skeins 3 skeins in color of your choice (or Knitted: 555 yards in the yarn of your choice.Crochet and larger shawls: 740 yards for longer shawls and 60+ stitches)
Your individual choices in yarn and needle/hook size will affect the finished size and thickness of the shawl, but there isn.t one .right. way. Because crochet uses more yarn than knit, a crochet shawl will be a bit smaller than a knit one made with the same number of yarn skeins. To make a larger one, start with a longer chain and use an additional skein.
Knit- Size 10.5 (6.5 mm) through 15 (10 mm) knitting needles
Crochet-Size N-13 (9 mm) or P-15 (10 mm) crochet hook
Cast on 63 stitches or any multiple of three, such as 54, 57, or 60.
First Row: k3, p3, to end*
Second Row: Always start the next row with the opposite stitch of what you see.
For instance, if the first stitch on the needle is a knit, then start with a purl.
KNIT THE PURLS AND PURL THE KNITS!!!
It should NOT look like ribbing.
Loosely chain about 43 stitches.
First row Half-double crochet in third chain from hook and in each chain across.
Repeated row Chain 2, turn. Half-double crochet in each half-double crochet across.
Work about 2 1/2 skeins in this pattern. Use the rest of the yarn for fringe, which can be
from 3. to 9. long. Knot the ends of the fringes to keep the yarn from frizzing.
16 sts = 4" (10 cm) on size G-6
• 822-106 Lion Brand Alpine Wool: Blueberry
1 Ball (A) 3.00 oz./85 g (93 yd/85 m)
• 822-115 Lion Brand Alpine Wool: Chili
1 Ball (B) 3.00 oz./85 g (93 yd/85 m)
• 822-174 Lion Brand Alpine Wool: Olive
1 Ball (C) 3.00 oz./85 g (93 yd/85 m)
• Knitting Needles - Size 10 [6 mm]
• Stitch Markers
• Large-Eye Blunt Needle
14 sts + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
STRIPE SEQUENCE: *With B work 2 rows, with C work 4 rows, with A work 2 rows, with B work 4 rows, with C work 2 rows, with A work 4 rows; rep from * for Stripe Sequence.
When working Stripe Sequence, carry unused colors along the side edge of the piece. At the end of every other row, twist working yarn around unused colors to secure strands.
With A, cast on 66 sts. Rows 1-4: Knit. Begin Stripe Sequence Rows 5 and 6: With B, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS). Continue in St st and Stripe Sequence until piece measures about 5 1/2 in. (14 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Shape Crown Next (Dec) Row (RS): K7, k2tog, *pm, k2tog, k12, k2tog; rep from * 2 more times, pm, k2tog, k to end – 58 sts remain at end of row. Next Row (WS): Purl. Next (Dec) Row: *K to 2 sts before marker, k2tog, sm, k2tog; rep from * 3 more times, k to end – 50 sts at end of row. Next Row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows 5 more times. Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread tail through rem 10 sts and pull to gather. Sew Hat seam.
With A, cast on 28 sts. Rows 1-4: Knit. Begin Stripe Sequence Row 5 (RS): With B, knit. Row 6 (WS): With B, k3 (for Garter st edge), p22, k3 (for Garter st edge). Next Rows: Continuing in Stripe Sequence, rep Rows 5 and 6 until piece measures about 25 1/2 in. (65 cm), from beg, end with a WS row. Next Row (RS): K8, bind off 12 sts, k to end. Next Row (WS): K3, p5, cast on 12 sts over bound off sts of previous row, p5, k3. Continuing in Stripe Sequence, rep Rows 5 and 6, until piece measures about 32 1/2 in. (82.5 cm) from beg, end with a WS row. Next Rows: With A, rep Rows 1-4. Bind off.
FINISHING Weave in ends.
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Wednesday, December 23, 2009
A different take on the usual beanie!
Yarn: 100g/100yd 1 skein
4 balls yarn 143 yards/50 gr
Monday, December 21, 2009
OMG! I never Leave Home Without It!By marlat1112 from Austin, TX on 12/21/2009
Pros: Attractive, Easy Access, High Quality, Great Color
Cons: Straps Too Short, Not Enough Compartments
Best Uses: Everyday, great knitting bag!
Describe Yourself: Stylish, Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Modern, Career
A bigger pocket between the webbing would be great!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
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Friday, December 18, 2009
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SKILL LEVEL: Easy
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 26 in. (66 cm)
Finished Height About 11 in. (28 cm)
Cotton Yarn weight: 3.00 oz./85 g (103 yd/94 m)
2 Balls or 210 yards of medium weight cotton yarn
Circular knitting needle size 10 (6 mm), 24 in. (61 cm) long
12 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR
GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in
the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you less
stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles;
if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
K2, p2 Rib (worked in the rnd, multiple of 4 sts)
Rnd 1: *K2, p2, rep from * around.
Rep Rnd 1 for K2, p2 Rib.
Cast on 80 sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts. Place marker for beg of rnd.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Change to St st worked in the rnd (k every rnd) and work until piece measures about 10 in. (25.5 cm) from beg.
Work in K2, p2 Rib for 1 in. (2 cm). Bind off.
Weave in ends.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
2 balls of novelty yarn 1.8 oz/50g= approx 165yds
81/2 sts and 12 rows= 4" in Garter Stitch
The scarf is knit in a diamond shape by starting at one point.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Approximately 2” wide at widest point (side edges curl under) x 60” long (Including tassels)
2 Skeins: Noro Kureyon Yarn
Fiber Content: Wool
Ball Weight: 50g
Yardage: 109 yds.
Texture: Plied Yarn
Worsted Gauge: 18(Stitches per 4.0 inches/10cm.)
Needle Sizes: 8-9 U.S. (4.5-5mm)
Care: Dry Clean According to Label
Straight knitting needles, size 9 (5.50 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE Tapestry needle
18 sts = 4”; 22 rows = 4” in St st
TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
Row 1 (RS): * K3 tog, rep from * across – 10 sts.
Row 2: Purl.
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: Purl.
Row 5: * K in front, back, then front of next st, rep from * across – 30 sts.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: Purl.
Rep these 8 rows for Pat St.
With straight needles, cast on 30 sts. Work even in St st for 4 rows, end on WS. Work even in Pat St until piece measures approximately 54” from beg, end on Row 8. Bind off.
Sew side edges of cast-on end of scarf tog up to second narrow stripe. Repeat on bound-off end.
Tassels (Make 2): Cut eighty 8” long strands of yarn and two 16” long strands. Put shorter strands tog and tie in the center with one longer strand. Thread ends of long strand into tapestry needle; insert ends into cast-on end of scarf and through second narrow stripe from the inside out. Pull tassel into sewn end of scarf so that cast-on end of scarf fits down over top of tassel. Wrap ends of strand in tapestry needle around scarf several times and fasten off securely. Pull end of scarf down over top of tassel as far as possible. Wrap second 16” long strand around first narrow stripe tightly and fasten off securely. The cast-on end of scarf will roll back slightly giving the appearance of a ruffled edge. Repeat on the bound-off end of scarf with second tassel.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Materials: 2 balls of PolarKnit™ (50g) -- shown in colors "Leap Frog" and "Mallard" - 1 ball of each color One set of Size 10.75 U.S. (7mm) double pointed needles.
1. Using your 8mm straight needle, cast on 64 sts.
2. Transfer these sts onto either your Size 10.75 U.S. (7mm) dpn or your Size 10.75 U.S.(7mm) circular needle.
3. Begin a rib pattern of K2, P2 and continue in the round. Knit this rib pattern until your hat measures 3 inches from the cast on edge (about 18 rows).
Directions To Decrease Crown:
1. The rest of the hat will be knit in stocking stitch.
Row 1: *K1, SSK, K11, K2tog, place marker* repeat three more times. (56 sts)
Row 2: Knit row.
Row 3: Knit row.
Row 4: *K1, SSK, K9, K2tog* repeat three more times. (48 sts)
Row 5: Knit row.
Row 6: Knit row.
Row 7: *K1, SSK, K7, K2tog* repeat three more times. (40 sts)
Row 8: Knit row.
Row 9: Knit row. (Switch to dpn if you are using a circular needle.)
Row 10: *K1, SSK, K5, K2tog* repeat three more times. (32 sts)
Row 11: Knit row.
Row 12: *K1, SSK, K3, K2tog* repeat three more times. (24 sts)
Row 13: *K1, SSK, K1, K2tog* repeat three more times. (16 sts)
Row 14: *K2tog* repeat until end of row, 8 sts will remain.
2. Break yarn and thread yarn through remaining stitches. Draw tightly and secure.Finishing: Always machine wash your finished garment to rid it of residual fluff.
And if you find you like knitting with PolarKnit Yarn, check out their Mega Yarn at:http://www.polarknit.com/itoolkit.asp?pg=YARN
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Weight Category: 4
8.00 oz./227 g (465 yd/425 m) size 9 needles
18 stitches + 22 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Pattern stitch. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
SHAWL Cast on 91 stitches. Row 1: Knit 1, *purl 1, knit 1; repeat from * across. Row 2: Knit. Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until almost all yarn has been used. Bind off.
FINISHING Weave in ends.
Monday, December 7, 2009
"When you knit or crochet with this unique yarn, every row is a surprise. Mimicking the look of an expensive, hand-dyed yarn, the subtle patterns and shades that emerge as you work are truly Amazing. It has a soft, brushed texture and a lightweight construction that is warm, without being heavy, making it ideal for garments and accessories."
The colors are sensational!
Weight Category: 4 - Medium: Worsted-weight, Afghan, Aran Yarn
1.75 oz./50 g (147 yd/135 m)
53% wool, 47% acrylic
Gauge:Knit: 16 sts x 22 rows = 4 inches with size 9 (5.5mm) needles Crochet: 12 sc + 15 rows = 4 inches with size J-10 (6mm) hook
Lion Brand® AmazingTM Easy Hat and Scarf- Beginner
18 stitches + 32 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter Stitch (knit every row). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
3 skeins of yarn are used for the scarf, and 2 are used for the hat.
FINISHING Fold piece in half and sew sides together. Weave tail through sts of bound-off edge and pull tight to gather top of Hat, knot securely. Pompom Following package directions, make a medium size pompom. Tie pompom to top of Hat. Weave in ends.
FINISHING Weave in ends.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Materials: one to two skeins of yarn (it depends on whether you want to make a scarf or a shawl) and needles to match gauge. Circular needles are recommended.
You should do a gauge test to see how large your project will turn out.
Directions are for scarf first, followed by shawl in parentheses.
All rows are knit in garter stitch.
Cast on 6 (7) sts.
First half- increase rows
Row 1: knit
Row 2: K1 include next st by knitting into the front and back, place marker, K4 (5)
Row 3: K4 (5), slip marker to right hand needle, K to end of row
Row 4: K to 1 st before marker, inc, slip marker, K4 (5)
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until half the yarn is used or until scarf/ shawl is half a big as you want, ending with Row 3.
Second half- decrease rows
Row 5: K to 2 sts. before marker, K2tog, slip marker, K4 (5)
Row 6: Repeat row 3
Repeat Rows 5 and 6 until 7 (8) sts. remain
Row 7: K1, K2tog, K4 (5)
Row 8: Knit
Row 9: K2tog, remove marker leaving 4 (5) unworked sts. on left-hand needle. Cut working end approx. 6 (7)' and pull through the st. just worked.
Unravel the unworked 4 (5) sts. forming the fringe. Knot fringe close to base if desired.
Saturday, December 5, 2009
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The yarn is great to work with, the colors are rich and vibrant.
I used a Noro short vest pattern with Schaefer Yarns. This vest looks great with a long white button down shirt.
I'm knitting another Noro vest using Noro sock yarn. I still have the back to complete, but living in Austin, I'm starting to use lighter yarns for projects...not many freezing cold days here...
Friday, March 13, 2009
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1701 S. Congress Austin, TX 78704
I"m always looking for fun, quick patterns!