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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Cloverleaf Doily August 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet

August 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet


Cloverleaf Doily

Doilies to Crochet Book No. 324 J.  P. Coats ·& Clark's O.N.T. Original Copyright 1956
Doily measures 17 inches in diameter
J. & P. COATS BIG BALL BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. A.104, Size 30: 2 balls of White, or
CLARK'S BIG BALL MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. B.34, Size 30: 2 balls of White.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.
Starting at Center, ch 4.
 1st rnd: 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sc in same ch, (ch 3, 3 dc in same ch, ch 3, sc in same ch) 3 times (4 petals).
 2nd rnd: Sl st to center dc of first petal, ch 14, * dc in center dc of next petal, ch 11. Repeat from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-14.
3rd rnd: Ch 5, dc in same place as sl st, * (ch 2, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch) 5 times; ch 2, in next dc make dc, ch 2 and dc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5 (28 sps).
4th rnd: Ch 18, * skip 1 dc, d tr in next dc, ch 13. Repeat from * around. Join to 5th ch of ch-18.
5th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, sc in center ch of next loop, ch 7, sc in next d tr. Repeat from * around. Join to first sc.
6th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 7, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.
7th rnd: Attach thread to sc at any point, sc in same place, * ch 9, sc in next sc of next point. Repeat from * around. Join to first sc.
8th rnd: Ch 5, * in next sp make (dc, ch 2) 4 times; dc in next sc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-5 (70 sps). Now work flowers in strips as follows:
FIRST STRIP . . . Ch 4, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook mak-ing last 2 loops of last dc loose (this is center of flowers), ch 1, sc in top of last dc made, ch 3, in same place make 3 dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 and 2 dc; ch 5, 2 tr in 5th ch from hook, making last 2 loops of last tr loose for center, ch 1, sc in top of last tr made, ch 4, in same place make 3 tr, ch 4, sc, ch 4 and 2 tr; ch 6, 2 d tr in 6th ch from hook, making last 2 loops of last d tr loose for center, ch 1, sc in top of last d tr made, (ch 5, in same place make 3 d tr, ch 5 and sc) 3 times; ch 5, d tr in same place, sl st at base of first ch-6 made (Large Flower completed); ch 4, tr in same place as last sl st, in center of next flower make sc, ch 4, 3 tr, ch 4, sc, ch 4 and tr; sl st at base of first ch-5 (Middle Flower completed); ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, in center of next flower make sc, ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 and dc; sl st in same place as first sl st (Small Flower completed).
SECOND STRIP . . . (Sl st in next 2 ch and next dc of 8th rnd) 3 times; ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, sc in top of last dc made, ch 3, 2 dc in same place, sl st in center dc of corresponding petal on Small Flower of First Strip, in same place on Second Strip make dc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 and 2 dc; ch 5, 2 tr in 5th ch from hook, in top of last tr make sc, ch 4, 2 tr, sl st in center tr of corresponding petal on Middle Flower of First Strip; in same place on Second Strip make tr, ch 4, sc, ch 4 and 2 tr; ch 6, 2 d tr in 6th ch from hook, in top of last d tr make sc, ch 5 and 2 d tr; sl st in center d tr of corresponding petal on Large Flower of First Strip, in same place on Second Strip make d tr, ch 5 and sc. Complete Large Flower, then complete other half of Strip as before, ending with sl st in same dc on center.
THIRD STRIP . . . (Sl st in next 2 ch and next dc of 8th rnd) twice; work as for Second Strip.
Then repeat Second and Third Strips alternately, joining Last Strip to First Strip. Sl st across to end of 8th rnd. Join and break off (28 strips).
Now work in rnds as follows:
1st rnd: Attach thread to center d tr of any free petal, sc in same place, * ch 15, sc in center d tr of next free petal. Repeat from * around. Join.
2nd rnd: Ch 3, dc in each ch and in each sc around. Join.
3rd rnd: Ch 5, d tr in same place as sl st, * ch 23, skip 15 dc, holding back on hook the last loop of each d tr, make 2 d tr in next dc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made). Repeat from * around. Join.
4th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 11, sc in center ch of ch-23, ch 11, sc in next cluster. Repeat from * around. Join.
5th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 11, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.
6th rnd: Sl st in each ch and in next sc, sc in same place as last sl st, * ch 20, sc in sc of next point. Repeat from * around. Join.
7th rnd: Ch 3, dc in each ch and in each sc around. Join.
8th rnd: Ch 5, 6 d tr in same place as sl st, * ch 6, skip 5 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 11, skip 5 dc, sc in next dc) 5 times; ch 6, skip 5 dc, 7 d tr in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join.
9th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * ch 3, tr in next d tr, ch 3, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, (ch 11, sc in next loop) 4 times; ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
10th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * (ch 3, tr in next sp) twice; ch 3, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, (ch 11, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
11th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * (ch 4, tr in next sp) 3 times; ch 4, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, (ch 11, sc in next loop) twice; ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
12th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * (ch 5, tr in next sp) 4 times; ch 5, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, ch 11, sc in next loop, ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
13th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in next 2 d tr, * (ch 6, tr in next sp) 5 times; ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr, ch 6, sc in next ch-11 loop, ch 6, d tr in next 3 d tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
14th rnd: Ch 7, holding back on hook the last loop of each long tr make a long tr (thread over 6 times) in next 2 d tr, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made); * (ch 8, tr in next sp) 6 times; ch 8, (make a long-tr cluster over next 3 d tr) twice. Repeat from * around. Join to tip of first cluster.
15th rnd: Sl st to center of next loop, ch 12, * tr in next sp, ch 8. Repeat from * around. Join to 4th ch of ch-12 (98 sps).
16th rnd: Ch 3, * 7 dc in next sp, dc in next tr. Repeat from * around. Join.
17th rnd: Ch 5, d tr in same place as sl st, * ch 21, skip 13 dc, make a 2-d tr cluster in next dc. Repeat from * around. Join (58 sps).
 18th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 11, sc in center of ch-21, ch 11, sc in tip of next cluster. Repeat from * around. Join.
19th rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 11, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.
20th rnd: Sl st in each ch and in next sc, sc in same place as last sl st, * ch 15, sc in sc of next point. Repeat from * around. Join.
21st rnd: Ch 4, * 17 tr in next loop, tr in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Starch lightly and press.






Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Review: Pink Little Lady Amigurumi Crochet Pattern

Pink Little Lady Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Pink Little Lady Amigurumi Crochet Pattern by Sayjai
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is such a cute pattern for little girls 3 or 4 an up. You can make a little purse for her to carry it in.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Elf Christmas Stocking November 2015 Pattern of the Month Machine Knit

November 2015 Pattern of the Month Machine Knit
Elf Christmas Stocking
@2012 by N. Banks

I wanted some useful patterns while I re-learn to knit on my machine. This one pattern was a mistake and I liked it so much, I keep working with the pattern. Hope you enjoy it.


Sample knit on a Studio SK 700

Materials needed:
Tamm 3 ply Astracryl in white (main), red or green.  (2nd color) or colors of your choice.
1 small bell
Red, Green or white ribbon ¼ wide about 1 yard.
Thread to match the main color of your sock.
Sewing needle
Yarn needle
Silver Reed Punch Card 254A

With Red, Green or White E-wrap cast on 60 stitches (30-0-30)

1: RC O: Tension 6.  Knit 5 rows, hang weights. I used four.

2:  Knit 32 rows.  COR. Be sure and move your weights up.

3: Ten 10, hang hem. Knit 1 row to left.

4: Ten 6, knit 2 row.

5:  Ten 7. COL. Starting from the left, transfer every 3rd stitch to next needle, having 2 needles at left and right ends in work.  Leave

Silver Reed Card #254A

empty needles in working position. You will have 2 stitches on left and 3 stitches on the ends. Knit 1 row to right.

6: Ten 6 knit 1 row to left.

7:  COL.  RCO. Ten 6. Insert Silver Reed card number 254A into the machine and set for Fair lsle (knit in) per manual page 24, order 1. Be sure and recheck your settings before you knit. Knit 1 row to the right.

8: COR Insert 2nd yarn into feeder and move weights up. Set machine as per manual to order number 2. Recheck your settings. If you get into a habit of this, it will save you a lot of headaches later on. Hold yarn with your hand while you move the carriage slowly to the left, attach yarn to the weights and remember to move your weights up.

9: RC0. Ten 6. Knit 47 rows. Remember to move your weights up.

10:  Cut 2nd yarn, set machine to plain knit and knit 2 rows.

11: E-wrap 2 needles each side of the carriage 4 times, for a total of 68 stitches. Move weights up each time.

12: RC 53. COR. E-wrap 12 stitches on carriage side two times for a total of 92 stitches. Re-hang weights at each end each time you add the 12 stitches.

13: RC 55. COR.  Knit 5 rows.

14: RC 60. COL. Transfer 1 stitch on carriage side to next working needle. Leave empty needle out of work. Be sure and move your weights up so you do not drop stitches, until you have a total of 80 stitches left. RC 71.

15: Bind off. Weave in the ends of the yarn. Sew bottom and sides together. Turn inside out.  Sew bell to top of toe.

16: Weave ribbon through the eyelets holes at top below the cuff and make a hanger, tie a bow to the front.

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review: Blueberry Muffin Murder

Blueberry Muffin Murder Blueberry Muffin Murder by Joanne Fluke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a new author for me. I really enjoyed the book. The characters are fun and full of life. The story was fast paced and had lots of action. The ending surprised me. And when the 100 plus heat here gives way to winter I get to try the recipes.

I plan on reading more of Joanne Fluke's books. I gave it 5 stars just because of the ending. Great read.

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Thursday, August 3, 2017

Review: The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary

The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary The Book of Spice: From Anise to Zedoary by John O'Connell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Lots of information and history of spices but no recipes or how to use the spices, nor what dishes to use them in.

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 2015 Stitch of the Month Crochet

August 2015 Stitch of the Month Crochet
Dots!


Multiples of 6, plus 10

For sample chain 22 ( 2x 6 + 10 = 22)

Beg ch 4 counts as first treble.

To work Picot: ch 3, sl st in base of ch 3.

Row 1: 1 treble in 5th chain from hook, * ch 3, sk next 3 ch, 1 treble in next 3 chs, ch 3, sk next 3 chs * repeat from * to * across row, end with 1 treble in last 2 chs.


Row 2: ch 1, sc in each of first 2 trebles, * in next 3 ch sp, work 2 sc, picot, 1sc, 1 sc in top of next 3 treble,* repeat across from * to *, ending with 1 sc in last two trebles, ch 4, turn.

Row 3: 1 treble in next sc, * ch 3, sk next 3 sc, 1 treble in each of next 3 sc,* repeat from * to * across row, ending with 1 treble in each of last 2 sc. Turn.
Repeat row 2 and 3 for pattern until desired length.




Saturday, July 22, 2017

Scoop Neck Twin Set


Scoop Neck Twin Set

by Sandy Lightfoot

  SO34A sizes 32 to 40 SO35A size 42 to 50. $15. + postage, if you  buy several patterns, it will be actual postage. For standard machine w/ribber or do a mock rib. Hand manipulated techniques include lace and cable work. ¾, long or sleeveless top & cardigan with neck variations, and other options.  Sandy gives samples for the lace work to practice with, you could do these beautiful practice sets by making scarves from them before you do the sweaters. These lace panels are just beautiful. You can’t do wrong with this set. A must have pattern for all those gifts.   250-423-7176 http://www.sandylightfoot.com/oldsite.html

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Review: 101 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes

101 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes 101 Quick & Easy Chicken Recipes by Victoria Steele
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book as some really good chicken recipes for frying, baking, slow cooker, even the microwave oven.

I have marked a lot to try.

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County Stripes July 2015 Pattern of the month Knit

July 2015 Pattern of the month Knit
County Stripes@ 2013 by N Banks


Materials needed:

Size 8 Knitting needles
1 Ball Sugar and Cream County Stripes

Cast on 34

Rows 1 & 2: Knit

Row 3: K 3, Purl to last 3 stitches, K 3

Row 4: K3, ( yo, K 2 tog across to last 3 stitches) , K 3

Row 5:  K 3, (Purl to last 3 stitches), K 3

Row 6: Knit.

Repeat rows 1 to 6 seven times.

Then row 1 and 2 once.

Bind off weave threads in.

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Review: Bed, Breakfast and Bones

Bed, Breakfast and Bones Bed, Breakfast and Bones by Carolyn L. Dean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

You have to read this book. I just finished one book and started this one. Much to my surprise I couldn't put it down. Great book about a lady wanting to start over. She inherited a bed and breakfast and a buried body. Loved it. Set up til midnight reading.
Don't you just hate an author that does that to you. Lol. Yea. Right.

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Review: Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipes

Cookie Indulgence:  150 Easy Cookie Recipes Cookie Indulgence: 150 Easy Cookie Recipes by Bonnie Scott
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

There are some really good cookie recipes in this book. Can't wait till winter gets here to try some.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Diagonal Rib Stitch July 2015 Stitch of the Month Knit

July 2015 Stitch of the Month Knit
Diagonal Rib Stitch


Multiples of 4
For sample cast on 20 stitches (4 x 5 = 20)

Row 1:   * K 2, P 2 * across row
Rows 2, 4, 6, 8:  K the p sts and p the k sts of the previous row.
Row 3:   * K 1, P 2, k 1 *, repeat from * to * across row.
Row 5:   * P 2, k 2 *,    repeat from * to * across row.
Row 7:   * P 1, k 2, P 1 *,   repeat from * to * across row.


Monday, July 10, 2017

Review: Camping Recipes: Foil Packet Cooking

Camping Recipes:  Foil Packet Cooking Camping Recipes: Foil Packet Cooking by Bonnie Scott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

There are some really good recipes in this book just wish they had given for use with the oven too.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017

Review: Devour

Devour Devour by Kurt Anderson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book was so good, filled with amazing characters, loads of act. Set on the sea, a huge sea creature raises from the floor and attacks anything that it sees from other sea life, boats even people to fill a hunger that can't be filled.

New author to me. Great book


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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Don't Know Jack

Don't Know Jack by Diane Capri


I really enjoy this book with all its twists and turns. First in a new series of thriller novels and a new author for me. I have already picked out more by her.


            

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Review: Last Promise

Last Promise Last Promise by Scarlett Dunn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the third in the series of The McBride Brothers.

A young woman leaves England after learning her father is going to force her into a marriage with a man she does not love, travels to the Wyoming to her uncle in hopes of living her life there.

But she meets a man, falls in love and now her father is coming for her to force her to return to England and marry.

Loads of action, bar fights, gun battles, great characters, fast paced all by a author new to me. Loved it. Good clean read.



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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fiesta Holiday Dishcloth June 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet

June 2015 Pattern of the Month Crochet

Fiesta Holiday Dishcloth @ 2002 N. L. Banks



Peaches & Crème Cotton Yarn by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.
1/2 Ball Fiesta        #175    1  Ball Peacock    #19    "G" Hook

Rw 1  With Fiesta, ch 28, work 1 hdc in 3rd chain from hook, and in each ch across row, fasten off.

Rw 2  attach Peacock, ch3, *yo, insert hook in same place, yo, draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in next hdc, yo, draw up a loop, yo, through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1, * yo, insert hook in next hdc, yo, draw up a loop, yo, insert hook in next hdc, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook, ch 1, repeat from * across row, ch 3, turn.

Rw 3  hdc in each stitch & each ch 1 across row, fasten off.

Rw 4  attach Fiesta, repeat row 2.

Rw 5, repeat row 3

Rws 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18  repeat row 2

Rows 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19 repeat row 3, fasten off after row 19.

Rw 20, with Fiesta, ch 2, hdc around dishcloth, placing 3 hdc  in each corner, fasten off.

Rws 21 & 22, attach Peacock, ch 2, hdc around dishcloth, placing 3 hdc  in each corner,. Fasten off after row 22, weave in the ends.

 This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold, recopied or reformatted. It is for 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Monday, June 26, 2017

Review: Lightning

Lightning Lightning by Dean Koontz
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

loved it, started in on thursday and finished it late that night,

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Review: Body of Evidence

Body of Evidence Body of Evidence by Lenora Worth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a great book, it made me laugh and cry, you gotta read it!!

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Review: Body of Evidence

Body of Evidence Body of Evidence by Lenora Worth
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was such a great book, it made me laugh and cry, you gotta read it!!

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Review: Face of Danger

Face of Danger Face of Danger by Valerie Hansen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the third in the series Texas Ranger Justice, and it's really good. It goes from the first book where their Captain of Company D is killed and each book brings them closer to the killer. I have already read the four and fifth one, now I just started the last one. You should read them!!

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Review: Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting

Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting by Alice Starmore
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Review: Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze Deep Freeze by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Great read, I couldn't put it down, fast paces, lots of suspense and great charactors. I want to read the bext one called Fatal Burn. I won this book from Goodreads.

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Review: Under a Blackberry Moon

Under a Blackberry Moon Under a Blackberry Moon by Serena B. Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Under A Blackberry Moon by Serena B Miller

I won this book in a contest from Goodreads, first time I have won anything like it. The book is so good I've read it twice now. And that's saying a lot. Most of the time if I want to read it again, I put in on a shelf in my library and read many years later.
Moonsong is a beautiful Indian woman, that to save her life and the life of her new born infant went though many awful hardships including living with a drunken husband that was killed, giving birth alone, going to a village of white men where she and her baby could be killed, living in the forest after her ship blew up, running from hungry wolves, just to name of few.
She father deserted she as a child, now she has to learn to trust a white man name Skypilot, and he has to learn in live in a world that meets some where high in the Hurland Mountains. A beautiful moving love story that will surprise you, make you laugh and cry. You will want to read it again and again. I gave it 5 stars.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Review: Wind in the Ashes

Wind in the Ashes Wind in the Ashes by William W. Johnstone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I didn't know it, but there are about 18 books in this series, so far each I have read are full of fast paced action, good characters, some so mean and nasty you want to shoot them yourself.

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Review: Fire in the Ashes

Fire in the Ashes Fire in the Ashes by William W. Johnstone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

lots of action, some sick people in the book that I would like to shoot myself, but it keep me reading and reading, loved it.

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Review: Colter's Journey

Colter's Journey Colter's Journey by William W. Johnstone
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is the first in a series called Tim Colter Westerns.

It's a amazing story about a boy becoming a man when his wagon is attached by Indians and they take his sisters, girl friend and her mother and killing every one else except him. How he hides out, and manages to live.

He goes in search of them and meets a mountain man who helps him, teaching him the things he needs to know and how to stay alive.

Set in the 1800's, this well written story is fast paced, loads of action, I didn't want to put it down.

The next book is called "The Edge of Violence". I want to read it too.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Big Sky Showdown

Big Sky Showdown by Sharon Dunn



This book grabbed me right from the start with tension and suspense mounting with each chapter.

Being hunted like animals a man and woman race across a mountain to stay alive and warn a town of danger.

Great story, characters and very fast paced. I loved it.




Saturday, June 17, 2017

January 2014 Stitch of the Month Knit

January 2014 Stitch of the Month Knit 

 I didn't like at all the way the stitch turned out using the directions. So I did it my way, and have re-wrote the directions, and I like the stitch much better. In order to get your sample to look like mine, follow the directions to the core.

multiples of 5 + 2

Row 1: P2, * keeping the yarn in front of work, slip 1 purl wise, then taking the yarn over the needle, (hold your figure on the yo) K2 together (pic 1) , pass the slipped stitch over the yarn over and the 2 knitted tog (see pic 2),  yarn over twice, P2, repeat from * across row. Your stitch should look like pic 3.

Picture 1 
        Picture 2
  


           Picture 3                                                                                 









Row 2: *K 2, P 3, repeat from * across row. (drop the extra yarn over loop see pic 1 & 2)

extra loop picture 1                                                                            
                  
Row 3: *P2, K 3, repeat from * across row.

Row 4: *K 2, P 3, repeat from * across row.

Repeat these 4 rows for desired length.





 extra loop  picture 2

The directions for this pattern stitch have been rewritten and are copyrighted. You may not use it on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor copied. It is for your personal use only.