Thursday, January 27, 2011

A Little Twisted

Using 10.5mm needles, circular and dpn's and a worsted weight yarn.

Cast on 72sts
knit 3, purl 1 for 1 inch
Rnds 1-6) knit
Rnd 7) * knit 4, sl 2sts on cable needle, hold in front, knit next 2sts, knit 2sts from cable needle, repeat from * around
Repeat these last 7 rounds three more times
Knit until entire piece measures 6 inches.
Decrease rounds
1) knit 10, knit 2 together around
2) knit 9, knit 2 together, around
3) knit 8, knit 2 together, around
4) knit 7, knit 2 together, around
5) knit 6, knit 2 together, around
6) knit 5, knit 2 together, around
7) knit 4, knit 2 together, around
8) knit 3, knit 2 together, around
9) knit 2, knit 2 together, around
10) knit , knit 2 together, around
11) knit 2 together around, cut yarn thread through remaining loops pull tight and weave in ends.

This pattern is for your personal use only. Please don't mass produce for sale. Making for gifts is fine, but please give my page credit for the pattern. Thanks so much.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Quick Fix

It's snowing hard and is very nasty out. Kids are home for the day from school and I am desperately waiting for a call from the hubby. He drives and delivers Coca Cola to stores and I haven't heard from him since early this morning. So I need a diversion and some thing QUICK fixed!

Using a double strand of worsted weight yarn and a K hook

Rnd 1) ch3, 11dc in 3rd ch from hook
Rnd 2) ch2, 2dc in each st around, skipping ch2, sl st into top of first dc (22dc)
Rnd 3) ch2, 2dc in first st(same st as joining), dc in next st, * 2dc in next st, dc in next st, repeat from * around. sl st to top of first dc, (33dc)
Rnd 4) ch2, 2dc in next st, dc in next 2sts, * 2dc in next st, dc in next 2sts, repeat from * around. sl st to top of first dc, (44dc)
Rnd 5-8) ch2, dc in each st around, (44dc)
Rnd 9+10) ch3, working in front of ch3, dc in last st of previous round, * skip next st, dc in next st, working in front of dc, dc in skipped st, (this creates a cross stitch effect) repeat from * around, sl st to top of ch3 (44dc)
Rnd 11) ch2, dc in each st around
Rnd 12) ch1, sc in each st around, fasten off weave in ends.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Dyeing to Knit

Happy New Year everyone! sorry I have been absent. Lots to do during the holidays

I started myself a new hobby and am loving it. I bought the dye kit that Knit Picks had had for a while. Three skeins of yarn in different weights and fiber plus three colors of powdered dye. I can't seem to find it right now, it might be some thing they discontinued but here is a link to the dye sets they have

I had a blast with it. It wasn't nearly as hard as I thought it was going to be and it's neat to watch and see how the color is going to come out. I only tried one color at first, didn't want to overwhelm myself. But maybe another one tomorrow, we shall see. These are the pics of what I did, using the tutorial Knit Picks has on their site. They have several dying tips, use for kool aid, crock pot dyeing and a few others. Might have to try the crock pot one if I can get my hands on an old pot.