ponedjeljak, 10. prosinca 2007.

It's the Paw Thing

I made this pattern especially for armwarmers for my boyfriend. His hands get cold in front of the computer, and all the other armwarmers i saw either restrict the movement of the fingers, or they don't really cover anything. So, here we have extra long cuffs, no thumb, and no finger coverage, so they cover just palms and wrists:) That's me in the photo, I have smaller hands, so the warmers cover a bit more.

Yarn: Sandnes Garn Tresko (3-ply)
Needles: 3.5 mm / US 4
Gauge: 20 sts & 22 rows /10 cm(4")

CO 36 stitches.

Round 1-21 [k2, p2]*

R 22: k*

R 23: PM, m1, k1, m1, PM, k for the rest of the round.
R 24: k*
R 25: SLM, m1, k till the last stitch before the marker, m1, SLM.
R 26: k*

R 27 - 38: Repeat rounds 25 and 26 untill you have 15 stitches between the markers. finish with round 26.

R 39: BO 15 stitches between markers, k untill the end of the round
R 40: CO 5 stitches over the gap from the thumb hole, k until the end of the round.
R 41 - 52: k*
R 53-56: [k2, p2]*

BO loosely. Weave in the ends.

Since this yarn is a bit more scratchy than I would like, I washed them in some wool softener, but a hair regenerator will do the job just fine.

Feel free to make as many armwarmers as you want, share the pattern with anybody, sell the armwarmers you make from it... Also, feel free to experiment, using different stitches and yarns. You can follow this pattern with any yarn, just cast on 18 cm (7")worth of stitches (or as many as you need for your hands) and make sure you have a multiple of 4 for the number of stitches on your needles.

nedjelja, 28. listopada 2007.

Charity hat

This is a basic pattern I use as a base for all my hats. It could as well be written as a hat recipe. Basically, you cast on 40-45 worth of stitches, and try to make it a multiple of 6, 7, 8 or 9(&). Knit a few rows of ribbing, and then keep knitting stockinette untill you reach a top of the head. Then divide stitches in groups acording to [&], decrease at the beginning of each group every other row, and keep knitting untill you have [&] stitches left:)

Yarn: Unitas Marija, cca 65 g
Needles: US 10 / 6mm
Gauge: 14 sts & 20 rows/4"

CO 64. Place marker. Join in the round.
Rounds 1-5: (K2, P2)*
Rounds 6-31: K*
Round 32: (SSK, K6)*
Round 33: K*
Round 34: (SSK, K5)*
Round 35: K*
Round 36: (SSK, K4)*
Round 37: K*
Round 38: (SSK, K3)*
Round 39: K*
Round 40: (SSK, K2)*
Round 41: K*
Round 42: (SSK, K1)*
Round 43: K*
Round 44: SSK*

Thread yarn through remaining stitches and pull tight.
Make a pom-pom and attach to the top.

Feel free to make as many hats as you want, share to pattern with anybody, sell the hats you make from it... Also, feel free to experiment, using different stitches and yarns.