2014 in review

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Tweed Stitch Hat

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Tweed Stitch Hat

Material Abbreviations

2 Worsted weigh yarns Approx – Approximately

Contrast A Cont – Continue(ing)

Contrast B K – Knit

Size US 8 circular 24 in needle K2tog – Knit next 2 stitches together

Size US 8 double pointed needle Rep – repeat

Blunt darning needle Sl1yb – Slip next stitch purl-wise with yarn in back

Stitch marker Sl1yf – Slip next stitch purl-wise with yarn in front

St(s) – stitches

M – stitch marker

Instructions

Note: All slip sts should be slipped purlwise

Carry color not in use loosely up wrong side of work.

Cast on 81 Sts, Join without twisting by knitting the last and first Sts together. Place marker at the joining

Knit 6 rows of ribbing: K1, P1

Knit 3 rows

1: with contrast A K3, *Sl1yb, K3. Rep from * to marker

2: with A, P3, *Sl1yb, P3. Rep from * to marker

3: with B, K1, *Sl1yb, K3. Rep from * to marker

4: with B, P1, * Sl1yb, P3. Rep from * to marker

rep these 4 rows 2 more times

with A, K until hat is approx 6 ½ inches from start.

Decrease rows

Row 1:* K6, K2tog. Rep from * to marker

Even Rows 2,4,6,8,10 and 12. K

Row 3. * K5, K2tog. Rep from * to marker

Row 5. * K4, K2tog. Rep from * to marker

Row 7. * K3, K2tog. Rep from * to marker

Row 9. * K2, K2tog. Rep from * to marker

Row 11. *K1, K2tog. Rep from * to marker

Row 13. *K2tog. Rep from * to marker

Cut yarn approx 6 inches, thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Move to double pointed needles as needed.

Created by Wendy Goldner October 18, 2014DSCF2597

Knitted Ribbon Hat

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DSCF2594Knitted Ribbon Hat

Material needed

Worsted weight yarn

Size 8, 24 inch circular knitting needle

Size 8, double pointed knitting needle

Stitch marker

Blunt darning needle

scissors

Abbreviations

Approx – Approximately

K – Knit

P – Purl

K2tog – Knit 2 stitches together to make one decrease

Kfb – Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch

M – marker

Pat – Pattern

Rep – Repeat

RS – Right side

St(s) – Stitch(es)

WS – Wrong side

Cast on 81 Sts, Join without twisting by knitting the last and first Sts together. Place marker at the joining

Pattern

Rows 1-6: K1,P1 rep to m.

Rows 7,9.11: K

Rows 8,10,12: P

Row 13: Kfb (160sts)

Rows 14 -16: K

Row 17: K2tog (80sts)

Row 18: P

Repeat rows 7 – 18 2 more times

Decrease rows

row 1: K6, K2tog; rep

row 2: P

row 3: K5, K2tog; rep

row 4: P

row 5: K4, K2tog; rep

row 6: P

row 7: K3, K2tog; rep

row 8: P

row 9: K2, K2tog; rep

row 10: P

row 11: K1, K2tog; rep

row 12: P

row 13: K2tog; rep. Cut yarn Approx 6 inches, thread through remaining stitches, pull tight and fasten off. Weave in ends.

Created by Wendy Goldner Oct 18, 2014

Yarn Over Cable Hat

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Yarn Over Cable Hat

Materials used: worsted weight yarn, size 9 sixteen inch circular needle, set size 9 double pointed needles

Cast on 81 – join with K2tog of 1st and last stitch without twisting (place maker at the joining and slip marker every row.

1×1 ribbing for 1 inch.

Pattern

  1. *P2, K3, P2, wyib sl 1 kwise, K2, psso the 2K stitches; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  2. *P2, K3, P2, K1, YO, K1; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  3. *P2, wyib sl 1 kwise, K2, psso to 2K stitches; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  4. * P2, K1, YO, K1, P2, K3; rep from* to marker, sl marker

Repeat these 4 row for 6 inches

Decrease rows

1. * P2, K3, P2 tog, wyib sl 1 kwise, K2, psso; rep from * to marker, sl marker

  1. *P2, K3, P1, K1, YO, K1; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  2. *P2 tog, wyib sl 1 kwise, K2, psso, P1, K3; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  3. *P1, K2, P1, K3; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  4. *P1, K2tog, P1, wyib sl 1 kwise, K2, psso; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  5. *P1, K1, P1, K1, YO, K1; rep from * to marker, sp marker (move to double pointed needles)
  6. *P, P2tog, K3; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  7. *P2, K3; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  8. *P2tog, wyib sl1 kwise, K2, psso; rep from; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  9. *P1, K2; rep from * to marker, sl marker
  10. *P1, K2tog; rep from * to marker, cut yarn about 6 inches, thread needled and draw through the live stitches, pull tight and finish.

Terms used

K – knit stitch

P – purl stitch

sl – slip

wyib – with yarn in back

sl 1 kwise – slip 1 stitch as if to knit

psso – pass slipped stitch over ( in this pattern slip for 2 knit stitches)

tog – together (knit or purl 2 stitches to make 1 stitch

Image

 

Happy knitting

Knitted Boobies

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Knitted Boobies

Material needed: size 6 (4mm) double pointed needles

1 stitch marker

scissors

worsted weight yarn

blunt darning needle

Stitches: I-cord (4sts), Knit, Purl, M1 (increase by knit front and back), K2tog

Pattern

cast on 4

Rows 1-3 : I-cord

Row 4: 1st needle: K1, M1

2nd needle: K1, M1

3rd needle: K1, M1

4th needle: K1, M1 (8sts)

Row 5 and all odd rows until redirected: K

Row 6: (K2, M1) 4 times (12sts)

Row 8: (K3, M1) 4 times (16 sts)

Row 10: (K2, M1) 8 times (24 sts)

Row 12: (K3, M1) 8 times (32 sts)

Row 14: (K4, M1) 8 times (40 sts)

Row 16: (K5, M1) 8 times (48 sts)

Row 18: (K6, M1) 8 times (56 sts)

Row 20: (K7, M1) 8 times (64 sts)

Row 22: (K8, M1) 8 times (72 sts)

Rows 23 – 25: K

Row 26: P

Row 27: start decrease (K7, K2tog) 8 times (64sts)

Rows 28, 30, 32,34,36, 38, 40: K

Row 29: (K6, K2tog) 8 times (56 sts)

Row 31: (K5, K2tog) 8 times (48 sts)

Row 33: (K4, K2tog) 8 times (40 sts)

Row 35: (K3, K2tog) 8 times (32 sts)

Row 37: (K2, K2tog) 8 times (24 sts)

Row 39: (K1, K2tog) 8 times (16 sts)

Row 41: K2tog 8 times, cut yarn about 12 inches long, draw thru remaining 8 stitches, stuff, draw tight.

Finishing: draw the yarn up through the booby making a slight concave shape. Anchor to the nipple.

You can make different sizes by adding more Knit rows, or more increases and then corresponding decreases.

Have Fun. 

Breast Cancer pattern

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As October is almost done I am working on writing up a pattern for a knitted booby. Image

At our knitting group now making baby things so I created as new pattern

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Baby Receiving Blanket Chevron Pattern

25 x 25 inches

KILLDEAR AND BLANKET 013
Materials: Loop & Threads Yarn

size 8 circular knitting needle

Markers

Row counter

Blunt eye needle

 

Gauge: 2 x 2 = 9stitches x 12 rows

 

Abbreviations:

K – Knit

P – purl

pm – place marker

sm – slip marker

 

Instruction:

Cast on 81 stitches

Knit 5 rows as a border first.

Row 1. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, pm, K1, *p7,k1, rep from * to last 5 stitches, pm, k5.

Row 2. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, P1, *k7,p1, rep from * to last 5 stitches, sm, k5.

Row 3. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, K2, *p5,k3, rep from * to last 5 stitches, sm, k5.

Row 4. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, P2, *k5,p3, rep from * to last 5 stitches, sm, k5.

Row 5. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, K3, *p3,k5, rep from * to last 5 stitches, sm, k5.

Row 6. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, P3, *k3,p5, rep from * to last 5 stitches, sm, k5.

Row 7. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, K4, *p1,k7, rep from * to last 5 stitches, sm, k5.

Row 8. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, P4, *k1,p7, rep from * to last 5 stitches, sm, k5.

Row 9. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, as Row 2.

Row 10. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, as Row 1.

Row 11. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, as Row 4.

Row 12. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, as Row 3.

Row 13. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, as Row 6.

Row 14. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, as Row 5.

Row 15. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, as Row 8.

Row 16. Sl first stitch purlwise, K4, sm, as Row 7

Repeat these 16 rows 8 times, then Knit 5 rows and bind off.

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