Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside Hat

size: 2-4 years

1 ball Bernat Denim Style
sz 9 dpns (or 2 circs for hat)

Gauge: 10 sts = 3 inches w/ yarn doubledSpecial Stitch: Twist Right (TR): K2tog and leave sts on left needle, insert right needle into the first st and knit, then drop both sts from left needle.


The mock cables in this hat are assymetrical. you chose the 'ribs' you want to cable and mark with a st marker. i did one rib with a TR every other row, another rib with a twist every 4th row, and a group of 3 cables where the 1st and 3rd had matching cables every 4th row and the 2nd cable was also twisted every 4th row, but opposite of the 1st and 3rd. that is probably not very clear...check out the picture maybe that will help!

CO 64 sts w/ yarn doubled

work k2, p2 ribbing for approx 1 inch
start cabling and work as established for about 6 inches

rapidly decrease the top, maintaining the ribbed pattern, by working 2 sts together all the way around, then work a plain row (again maintaining the pattern) until there are a small number of stitches (like 12-ish).

break the yarn, draw up the stitches, and weave in the ends.

Rush (Mock Cabled Hat)

size: adult, will easily fit from 20 in -25 inches head circ, it's really stretchy....

2 balls Shetland Chunky Tweed
Sz 11 dpns (or 2 circs)

Gauge: 12 sts = 4 inches in K2, P4 ribbing pattern with yarn held double

special stitch: Twist Right (TR)
K2tog leaving sts on left needle, then insert right needle into first st and knit it. drop both sts from left needle.


with doubled yarn, CO 60 sts

1. work 4 rows of K2, P4 ribbing
2. next row: TR, P4 around
3. repeat 1 and 2 for approx 7 inches

Begin Crown Decreases:
row 1: *k2, [p2tog] x2* around
row 2: work even in pattern (k the k's and p the p's)
row 3: *k2tog, p2tog* around
row 4: *k1, p1* around
row 5: k2tog around

break yarn and draw up remaining sts.
weave in ends.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Mom's Favorite Dishcloth

So i will be the first to admit that this pattern is lame. But my mom loved these so much that i thought i'd post them.

materials: Sugar n Cream cotton, or any worsted weight cotton or acrylic yarn
Size H or I or J hook, depending on how loose you want it.

Crazy Stitch

chain a multiple of 3+1 (i did 22)
foundation row: 2 dc in 4th chain from hook, *sk 2 ch, (sc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next ch* repeat * to * across row

row 1: ch 1 to turn, *sc, ch2, 2 dc* in the chain space from previous row. repeat * to * across row

repeat row 1 until your cloth is a square. then work one round of sc all the way around, working 3 sc in the corners. work one round of crab stitch (which is just sc worked backwards). weave in the ends and wash some dishes!