Monday, March 12, 2012

Warm Up that Cold Shoulder!

This fun fur shoulder vest pattern from TSC Yarns, should keep that small chill away...

SIZES Small (Medium, Large, XL)

3 (4, 5, 5) balls Filatura Di Crosa CINCILLA, 52% wool, 34% acrylic, 14% polyamide (1.75oz/50g; 38yds/35m) in color #06 brick
One pair size 15 (10mm) needle OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
Yarn needle

Bust 30 (34, 36, 40)”/76 (86.5, 91.5,101.5) cm
Length 8 (8, 10, 10)”/20.5 (20.5,25.5, 25.5) cm

GAUGE 8 sts and 10 rows = 4”/10 cm in K1, p1 rib


K1, p1 rib (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS) K1, [p1, k1] to end.
Row 2 P1, [k1, p1] to end.
Repeat Rows 1-2 for K1, p1, rib.

Cast on 15 (15, 21, 21) sts.
Work in K1, p1 rib until piece measures 60 (68, 72, 80)” from beginning, end with a WS row.
Bind off.

Sew cast-on and bind-off rows together to form a loop. Mark 5 (5½, 6, 6½)” either side of seam along
one long edge for upper edge of Back (A). With RS
facing, flatten loop in half, keeping seam centered.
Mark center 10 (11, 12, 13)” along long edge of opposite half of loop (B) to correspond with marked

upper edge of Back. Sew marked edges together.
Seamed section will form the Back, unsewn edges will
form the Armholes and remaining section will form the
Collar and Fronts.Weave in ends.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ready for Spring Scarf!

A great cotton scarf pattern from Tahki Yarns makes it the first scarf you should be knitting for your spring wardrobe!

SIZE One Size

• 2 balls Tahki Yarns RIPPLE 100% mercerized cotton (1.75oz/50g; 142yds/130m) in color #10 pewter
• One pair size 10 (6mm) needles OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE
• Yarn needle

7”/18cm wide x 76”/193cm long

19 sts and 18 rows = 4”/10 cm in

Pattern stitch

K2tog: Knit 2 together (dec) - Knit 2 sts together through the front loops.

Garter Stitch Knit every row.
Pattern Stitch See Row 1 below.

Cast on 33 sts.
Work in Garter st for 6 rows.

Row 1: [K1, yo, k2tog] across.
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 74½” from beginning or second ball is nearly finished.
Work in Garter st for 6 rows.

Bind off. Weave in ends.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Ribbed Cuffs with a Little Novelty!

New Berroco Yarns makes this ribbed cuff lacey and fresh!
Approximately 6” around (unstretched) x 5½" long
1 Hank BERROCO BOREALIS (100 grs), #5068 Vogar (MC)
1 Hank BERROCO RIC RAC (75 grs), #1124 Fontana (CC)
Straight knitting needles, size 10 (6.00 mm)
Sewing needle and matching thread

When picking up loops along straight edge of Ric Rac, use every loop, both those at the points of the multicolored zigzags and those in the solid colored triangles between zigzags.
Turn one edge of CC under twice to WS and sew in place with needle and thread. With straight needles, using MC, pick up a loop in each of the first 25 sts along top edge (flat edge) of CC (see note). Cut off CC, leaving about 2”, then turn cut edge to WS and sew in place with needle and thread – 25 sts on needle. From here you will work with just MC.

Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows until piece measures 3” from beg, end on WS.

Bind off in ribbing. Sew side edges together.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cowl to Cape and Back Again!

This Caron Yarn pattern will take you EVERYWHERE! Have fun with this!

Naturally Country (75% Microdenier Acrylic/25% Merino Wool; 3oz/85g, 185yds/170m): #0017 Claret: 2 (2, 2)skeins
One pair size U.S. 10 (6mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
One crochet hook size U.S. G/6 (4mm)

Cable needle (cn)
Yarn needle

Small, Medium and Large.

Chest 34 (38, 42)”/86.5 (96.5, 106.5)cm circumference

In Stockinette Stitch using size U.S 10 (6mm) needles, 16 sts and 20 rows = 4”/10cm
Cable insert measures approx 9”/23cm long by 3 ½"/9cm wide

C6B: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in back, k3, k3 from cn.
C6F: Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in front, k3, k3 from cn.

Stockinette Stitch (St st):
Knit RS rows and purl WS rows.


When increasing, knit 1 in stitch in row below.
When slipping stitches, slip knitwise on knit rows and slip purlwise with yarn in front on purl rows.


CO 6 sts.
Row 1 (WS): K.
Row 2 (RS): K1, inc 1 st, k across to last st, inc 1 st, k last st—8 sts.
Row 3: P.
Rows 4-11: Rep Rows 2-3--16 sts.
Row 12: K1, inc 1 st in row below, k4, C6B, k4, inc 1 st in row below, k last st—18 sts.
Row 13: P.
Rows 14-15: Rep Rows 2-3—20 sts.
Row 16: K1, inc 1 st in row below, C6F, k6, C6F, inc 1 st in row below, k last st—22 sts.
Row 17: P.
Row 18: K.
Row 19: P.
Row 20: K8, C6B, k8.
Row 21: P.
Row 22: K.
Row 23: P.
Rows 24: K2, C6F, k6, C6F, k2.
Rows 25-40: Rep Rows 17-24 twice—22 sts.
Row 41: P2tog, p across to last 2 sts, p2tog—20 sts.
Row 42: K.
Row 43: Rep Row 41—18 sts.
Row 44: K6, C6B, k6.
Row 45: Rep Row 41—16 sts.
Row 46: K.
Rows 47-54: Rep Rows 45-46 four times--8 sts rem.
Row 55: K2tog, p across to last 2 sts, k2tog—6 sts.
BO. Do not cut off. Last loop on needle counts as first loop when sts are picked up along side edge below.
Row 56: Working along one side edge of previous rows, pick up 51 sts—52 sts on needle for cowl portion.
Note: For a neater edge, sl the first st of each row hereafter.
Row 57: P.
Row 58 (RS): (K4, yo) across to last 4 sts, k4.
Row 59: P64.
Work in St st until cowl portion measures 30 (34, 38)”, end with a WS row.
Next row: (K4, drop 1 st off left needle) across to last 4 sts, k4.
Next row: P across 52 sts.

Pull apart the sts at the dropped st location so that they are separated to Row 58.
Seam BO row to opposite side edge of cable insert. (Note: For best results, use crochet slip stitch to seam.)
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends securely.

Friday, March 2, 2012

So Sari...Ribbon Bracelet

So sorry, time got away from me last month...for those that have moved and have tried to unpack and organize a house in a month hopefully can relate. With apologies, I present a very cool knitted braclet from Tilli Tomas.

One size fits most; cuff - 6.5” circ., bangle - 7” circ.

1 skein Tilli Tomas Sari Ribbon (60 yds/100 g; 90 % silk, 10% cotton)
*Note: 1 skein will make two bracelets
#7 US ( mm) needles
Tapestry needle
CO 12 and work in St. st. until strip measures approx. 7", or a half-inch larger than the circumfrence of your wrist. Join active stitches to CO edge by picking up 12 st. along CO edge, and BO using 3-needle
bind off. (Alternatively, BO, then seam to CO edge using mattress stitch.) Curl top and bottom (only two remaining long edges) of tube inward to meet. Seam all around using mattress stitch, then flip
bracelet so seam faces inside of wrist.

CO 11 and work all rows (RS and WS) as follows:
{*K1, P1* until 1 before end, K1.}
Work in this pattern (seed stitch) until strip measures approx. 6.5” long, or the circumference of your
wrist. BO.
Using a tapestry needele and extra Sari yarn, lace open edge of cuff together like sneakers, starting in
the middle and working to each edge, so that you have two laces with two bows. Tie to close.

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