Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Richelieu Mitts

Okay, I did these for a good friend who wants them for a Christmas gift.  I wanted to do something different so just picked two knit stitch patterns out of my 400 Knitting Stitches Book.  
I used:
Brown Sheep Wool Lanaloft worsted
US size 6 DPN's
Stitch markers 
Scrap yarn or a stitch holder ( I find that scrap yarn works better for holding the thumb stitches as it doesn't get in my way like a stitch holder does)

 Special stitches:
Knit 1 below: Insert right hand needle knit wise into the center of loop just below the next stitch, work stitch and slide off needle pulling gently at the same time to elongate the stitch
SM: slip marker
M1: make 1

Cast on 35 stitches divide stitches on to dpn’s and join to work in the round. 
Row 1: *purl 4, knit 1* repeat from * to * around
Row 2: *purl 4, knit 1* repeat from * to * around
Row 3: *purl 4, knit 1 below* repeat around
Repeat rows 1-3 for the length of cuff  (I did 9 rows)
Row 10: *purl 4, knit 1* repeat to last 5 stitches, purl 4, knit 1fb

Main Pattern: 
Row 1: *knit 5, purl 1*, place marker, M1, place marker,  repeat from * to * around
Row 2 and all other even rows:  work stitches as they are presented ( knit knits and purl purls)
Row 3: *knit 4, purl 1, knit 1*, SM, M1, K3, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around
Row 5: *knit 3, purl 1, knit 2*, SM, M1, K5, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around
Row 7: *knit 2, purl 1, knit 3*, SM, M1, K7, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around
Row 9: *knit 1, purl 1, knit 4*, SM, M1, K9, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around 
Row 11: *purl 1,  knit 5*, SM, M1, K11, M1, SM, repeat from * to * around
Row: 13: *knit 5, purl 1*, remove marker, slip gusset stitches onto holder or scrap yarn to work later, remove marker, repeat from * to * around
Row 14-36: continue in pattern as set
Row 37: Cast off loosely

Thumb Gusset: 
Pick up the 11 stitches on holder and pick up an additional 7 stitches around the thumb
Starting with row one of the Main pattern, work rows 1-12 one time
Cast off and weave in ends
I did a single crochet around the bottom of the cuff, the top of the glove and the top of the thumb, but this is as in all things knit/crochet, optional.  :)  
Hope you enjoy this pattern, it's really fairly easy.  

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Market Bag

Just finished the blue market bag yesterday afternoon at knit group, it only takes about a day to make one. I made the other one a couple weeks ago and Stepmother decided she wanted a blue and yellow one,  so got that one done in between these two.  It's a Plymouth Yarns pattern and Plymouth Yarns Fantasy Naturale Cotton Yarn.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Marla's sweater

Hot off the needles, it's a different way of doing a shawl collar than I've ever done before, usually   I just pick up and knit it right on the sweater, but this patter called for knitting it separately and then sewing it on, I think I like the pick up and knit method best. 

The pattern is Hand Knit Yarns by Naturally  Fashion Collection  FC 31, it's a New Zealand pattern that I picked up at Brown Sheep Wool, the yarn is Brown Sheep Wool Handpaints.

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Kaya Shrug

Just off the needles and ends all woven in. 
I love this pattern, it was very easy and fast to do, going to start another in a couple weeks. 
Will make a great Christmas gift. 
The pattern is from Ravelry, hope some of you give it a try.  Will be doing a workshop on it on the website under workshops.  Come join in, it'll be fun.  

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Marla's Sherbet Sweater

I'm almost done with my latest sweater, I am working on the sleeves, then just have to make the collar and sew it on.  The pattern is from New Zealand, I've never knitted a shawl collar separately and then sewn it on, have always just picked up and knit  on the ones I've done previously, but we'll see, I'll let you know if I like it better or not.
The yarn is Brown Sheep Wool that my Stepmother picked out, it's so nice and soft.
The name of the pattern is, well, it doesn't really have a name, it's FC31 Hand Knit Yarns by Naturally  and I'll post finished pics as soon as I'm finished, I should be done pretty soon.
Have a great day, and happy creating.

Monday, April 15, 2013

PATTERNFISH - Cottonista Tunic

PATTERNFISH - Cottonista Tunic

Oh, I'm going to make this one for a Christmas gift I think, maybe even just for me, now to decide what color it should be. hmmm...
Any ideas out there, not red or pink though, makes my face look really red.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

I'm back.

Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been on in quite a while, have been working on getting my new business up and running,
I just finished two of these guys, they are so much fun to do.  I have two more to do before Christmas but they go fast and I have plenty of time.
Dead Fish Hat  pattern can be found at:

I'm working on one sweater and one shrug now, I'll be posting the shrug soon, need to get it done as I have to teach a workshop on it at the beginning of June.  :)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sweet Tart Wristers

  • Here is the pattern for the Sweet Tart Wristers finally, I've been so busy running and doing that I just haven't had much time to post, every time I think it is getting better something else pops up. So here's to no more family surgeries or other emergencies for quite some time.  
  •  Sweet Tart Wristers 
  •  worsted weight yarn, I used Brown Sheep wool hand paints I used half a skein approximately, so that would be around 82yrd or so 
  • size 8DPN's/ 5.0mm needles 
  • cable needle 
  •  Special stitches: C4F - Cable 4 Front: Place 2 stitches on cable needle and hold to front, knit 2 stitches from left needle then knit the 2 stitches from the cable needle
  •  M1PW - Make 1 Purl Wise Repeat stitches between the * * as many times as stated, usually on this pattern it is to the end of row
  •  Cast on 36 stitches and separate onto your DPN's and connect to work in the round Work K2,P2 rib for 11/2" or to desired arm length R1:
  •  Knit R2: Knit 
  •  R3: *K4, C4F*, to the end 
  •  R4: Knit 
  •  R5: Knit 
  •  R6: *K4, C4F* to end 
  •  R7: *K4, M1PW, K4, M1PW* to end 
  •  R8: Knit all knit stitches and Purl all purl stitches to end (the m1's are purls) 
  •  Pattern is Row 6, Row 8, Row 8 
  •  Repeat this pattern until piece measures 21/2 inches from beginning of wrister
  •  Next Row: Place marker, M1, place marker, then knit all knits and purl all purls to end of row, staying in cable pattern set out in rows 6/8/8 throughout the rest of wrister
  •  Next Row: Move marker, K1, move marker, then knit all knits and purl all purls to end of row 
  •  Next Row: Move marker, M1, K1, M1, move marker, then knit all knits and purl all purls to end of row 
  •  Next Row: Move marker, K3, move marker, then knit all knits and purl all purls to end of row
  •  Next row: Move marker, M1, K3, M1, move marker, then knit all knits and purl all purls to end of row Continue in the pattern of moving marker, and adding stitches, knitting all stitches between markers after ever make one row until there are 13 stitches between the markers 
  •  Next Row: Remove marker, knit the 13 stitches onto a stitch holder, remove marker and knit all knits and purl all purls to end of row; leave the 13 stitches on the holder to work later 
  •  Next Row: M1PW(this will be a purl stitch), and knit all knits, purl all purls around, staying in the cable pattern set out in rows 6/8/8
  •  Continue in cable pattern for for approximately 21/2inches or until desired length and cast off. 
  •  Thumb: Separate the 13 thumb stitches on the holder onto dpn's, 
  • Pick up and knit 5 stitches then knit the 13 original stitches (18 stitches total). 
  • Work in stockinette stitch until thumb measures the length you like on your thumb, cast off 
  •  Weave in all ends and make the mate, enjoy warm hands.
  •  It's not publishing in the format that I wrote it in for some reason, I'm sorry for any difficulties in reading the patter, I will continue to get it straightened out.