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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Ryan's Ski Hat May 2016 Pattern of the Month Knit

Ryan's Ski Hat
May 2016 Pattern of the Month Knit


Materials:
Black and Red worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart)
Size 5 & 7 circular knitting needles
1 set size 7 double point needed
1 row counter
9 stitch markers

With Black and size 5 circular needles, cast on 100 stitches, join being careful not to twist the stitches.

Rds 1 to 5: K 2, P 2, around, drop black, attach Red

Rds 6 to 7: With Red k 2, p 2 around, drop Red.

Rds 8 & 9: With Black knit around, drop black.

Rds 10, 11, & 12: with Red knit around.

Rds 14 to 18: With Black knit 1, with Red knit 1, after round 18, drop black. (You will be working Black over Black and Red over Red)

Rds 19 to 21: With Red, knit, drop Red.

Rds 22 & 23: With Black knit, drop black.

Rds 24 & 25:  With Red, knit,

Rd 26:  With Red, knit, inc 1 stitch.

Rds 27 to 31: With Black knit 1, with Red knit 1. (on next rounds you should be working red over black, and black over red). After round 31, drop black.

Rds 32 & 33: With Red knit.

Rd 34: With Red knit, dec 1 stitch, drop Red.

Rd 35: With Black, knit.

Rd 36: With Black, knit, place 1 marker after every 10th stitch. Drop Black.

Rd 37: With Red knit to 4 stitches before first marker, knit 2 tog, k 2.

Rd 38: With Red knit.

Repeat rounds 37 and 38 once more, then using Black, repeat rounds 37 and 38 2 times, working red for 4 rounds and black for 4 rounds until you have 4 stitches between markers, fasten off black, and with red repeat above rounds until you have a total of 10 stitches left.

Finishing:
            Run yarn needle through remaining stitches and draw up tight, run needle through again, drawing up tight and fasten off. Weave all loose yarn ends in.

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Vest with men in mind

Vest with men in mind 

By Kathryn Doubrley


10.99 13 pgs. Instant download at http://www.theanswerlady.com

3 patterns for the bulky and bond, 2 for  the standard, 2 for Passap, and 1 for mid-gauge.  Ribber is required for some patterns or use mock hems.  Depending on the pattern, sizes vary from 34 to 56 inches. Both men and women can enjoy the patterns in this easy to follow pattern book using cables, cut and sew, stripes, variegated, side to side and tuck stitch techniques, mock ribs and  she tells you how. The tuck stitch sweater, you could use others tuck stitches and make several.  Color photos, diagrams, another great book and a must have for your knitting library. 

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Review: Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond

Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond by Syne Mitchell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

If you are wanting to learn to weave with a rigid heddle loom, this book is the first book you need. Filled with lots of information, patterns, pictures, where to buy looms, and more books on weaving.
Great book.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 2016 Stitch of the Month Knit

May 2016 Stitch of the Month Knit
5 x 5 box stitch


Multiples of 5 + 5

For sample cast on 25 ( 5 x 5 = 20 + 5 = 25)
Row 1: * k 5, p 5 * repeat across row, turn.
Row 2: *p 5, k 5 * repeat across row, turn.
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 1.
Repeat rows 1 to 5 for pattern until desired length.
With this stitch you are do all kinds of box stitches. 


Like a 3 x3, you would:

Cast on in multiples of 3 + 3, so for a sample cast on 21 ( 3 x 6 = 18 + 3 = 21
Row 1: *k 3, p 3* across row, turn.
Row 2: *p 3, k 3* across row, turn.
Row 3: repeat row 1
Row 4: repeat row 2
Row 5: repeat row 1.

Repeat rows 1 to 5 for pattern until desired length. You can do this to create any type of box stitch you want to.