Monday, December 20, 2010
The gray one (Red Heart yarn) is in the blanket category, it is large enough to cover a queen size bed. It was started in the Summer, when the weather here was cool. As it warmed up in the Fall, and the blanket grew heavy, I had to put it down. Finally last week it was done. Alas, the yarn did not come from my stash. Because it was a gift, I bought the yarn for this project.
Posted by OC knitter at 9:45 AM
Sunday, October 10, 2010
One of the charities that my knitting guild participates in is called Precious Pals. Stuffed animals are dressed in knitted clothing and donated to the local police department for giving to children in crises situations. At the guild meeting last month I had a conversation with another knitter who was having trouble with a sweater pattern for one of these animals. The pattern was very frustrating because it was more difficult than it should have been. So I wrote up a simple pattern. I call it a "Beary Easy Sweater". (I thought it was a cute name). Anyway, it's suitable for a beginning knitter. Hope you like it.
Beary Easy Sweater
Seamless sweater for a 10 inch bear
Materials: worsted weight yarn about 40 yards,
needles US 7 (4.5 mm), 4 markers
Gauge 18 stitches = 4 inches
Begin at neck edge: Cast on 30 stitches.
Rows 1 & 2: Knit
Row 3: (WS) Knit 2, Purl 4, place marker, Purl 4, place marker, Purl 10, place marker, Purl 4, place marker, Purl 4, Knit 2
Row 4: (RS) increase row *Knit to stitch before marker, knit in the front and back of that stitch (Kfb), slip marker, Kfb, repeat from * 3 times, knit to end of row. 8 stitches increased.
Row 5: K2, P to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 6: *K to stitch before marker, Kfb, slip marker, Kfb, repeat from * 3 times, K to end of row.
Repeat rows 5 & 6 five more times. (86 stitches)
Row 17: (WS) K2, P to next marker, K to next marker, P to next marker, K to next marker,
P to last 2 stitches, K2
Row 18: K to marker, Bind off 18 stitches, K to next marker, Bind off 18 stitches , K to end
Row 19: K2, Purl to last 2 stitches joining fronts and back, K2. (50 stitches)
Rows 20 - 24 : Continue knitting on the right side and purling on the wrong side, keeping the first 2 and last 2 stitches in knit stitch.
Row 25: (WS) Knit
Weave in ends.
Abbreviations: K- Knit, P-Purl, RS- right side, WS-wrong side, Kfb- knit in the front and back of the stitch
Please use this pattern for charity or personal use.
OC Knitter October 2010
Posted by OC knitter at 11:26 PM
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
A twirly skirt.
And these don't even add up to half the projects I've finished in the last few months.
Posted by OC knitter at 9:19 AM
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I started this bag after a conversation with a friend in my knitting guild. She asked me what I did with my scraps. I gave her some suggestions none of which was a bag. The idea came to me when I got home and looked at my scraps. Yes, I save scraps of yarn. A few yards here, a few yards there and it all add up into a project.
Posted by OC knitter at 10:27 PM
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Posted by OC knitter at 11:24 PM
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Posted by OC knitter at 11:04 PM
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Posted by OC knitter at 11:13 PM