Thursday, September 22, 2011
So what's a knitter to do, grab some yarn and needles. Thus far I'm using my trusty 2.5 Addi's and some Sock-Ease in the Rock Candy colorway.
More to come...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Crocheted Hot Pad
1 Skein of Patons Classic Wool (I got 3 out of one skein)
5mm crochet hook
Darning needle for sewing the one seam shut
Gauge isn't a big issue, although you don't want to go loose, tighter is better.
Set up row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end of row. Turn work so that the bottom of the ch is facing up. Sc in in each ch. 80 sc.
Next Rnd: Join to next rnd by sc in next st, sc in each st around.
Continue on in this manner. The two halves should start curling in so that it creates the other 2 corners. It will fold up so that the two sides that you have been crocheting meet up in the middle of the back. Once this happens crochet to one of the corners you have left, cut yarn leaving a 12" tail. Fasten off. Whip stitch the hot pad closed. Weave in ends. Done.
Now I recommend using a natural fiber and not acrylics as acrylics will melt. I haven't tired it with cotton yet, but it can be done.
Friday, June 05, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Orignally I was going to call these socks, "Inspired", cause I had picked up the yarn and needles at my Mom's place, just to try doing some swatching with it, and quickly discovered that my hands were much more interested in knitting socks then just plain old swatching. However as the socks grew, the colorway I made them in began to remind me of a perfect summer sunset.
Summer Sunset Socks
2 skiens of Panda Cotton, color Red Cinnamon
US 2 set of 5 dpns (2.75mm)
Yarn needle for grafting toe together, and weaving in ends
28sts = 4 inches
44 rows = 4 inches
Cast on 64 sts. Evenly divide among 4 needles (16sts on each).
Rnd 1: *K2, P2* repeat around
Repeat Rnd 1 for 1 inch or desired lenght of cuff.
Row 1: K16, turn
Row 2: Sl1, P31, turn
Row 3: Sl1, K31, turn
Row 4: Sl1, p31, turn
Repeat Rows 3 & 4 15 more times (32 rows total, 16 Sl on each side)
Row 1: K17, SSK, K1, turn
Row 2: Sl1, P3, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl1, K4, SSK, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl1: P5: P2tog, P1, turn
Row 5: Sl1, K6, SSK, K1, turn
Row 6: Sl1, P7, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 7: Sl1, K8, SSK, K1, turn
Row 8: Sl1, P9, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 9: Sl1, K10, SSK, K1, turn
Row 10: Sl1, P11, P2tog. P1, turn
Row 11: Sl1, K12, SSK, K1, turn
Row 12: Sl1, P13, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 13: Sl1, K14, SSK, K1, turn
Row 14: Sl1, P15, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 15: K9
You are now ready for the heel gusset
Set up rnd: With needle 1;K9, Pick up 16 sts along side of heel: Needles 2 & 3; K: Needle 4; Pick up 16sts along side of heel, K 9. (Needles 1 & 4 have 25 sts each, Needles 2 & 3 have 16 each. 82 sts total).
Rnd 1: K9, K13 through the back loop, K2tog, K34, ssk, K13 through the back loop, K 19
Rnd 2: K
Rnd 3: K to last 3 sts on needle 1, K2tog, K, needles 2 & 3, K, Needle 4, K1, SSK, K to end
Repeat Rnds 2 & 3 until 16 sts are left on each needle. 64 sts total
Continue knitting every rnd until foot measures 1.5-2 inches shorter then foot. Continue on to toe shaping.
Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on needle 1, K2tog, K1, needle 2; K1, SSK, K to end of needle, Needle 3, repeat needle 1, Needle 4, repeat needle 2.
Rnd 2: K
Repeat Rnds 1 & 2 until 28sts remain (7 on each needle), K to end of Needle 1 with needle 4, Sl sts from needle 2 to needle 3 purlwise. Graft toe together.
Repeat for second sock.
Proudly wear new socks :)
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Hopefully I will have both of these up by Saturday morning, and added to my Ravelry designs profile as well.
Monday, May 05, 2008
The two patterns I posted over on my regular blog are going to stay there for now, but as I write up more, I'll post them here instead. Yipeeeeee!!!!!