Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Waves Arm Warmer


This is a knitted arm warmer that used increases and decreases to shape the design. It's okay if you're a beginner because I was. I had never done increases and decreases before.

I used a slip stitch type pattern for the underside for several reasons. It will be nice and snug but very comfortable. You can also take it on and off without stretching it out. It's nice and durable.

Below are some of the information you will find in the instructions. 

Made Flat, not in the round. You will sew the sides together. The instructions will show and easy way to do so.

Skill Level: Experienced Beginner
CO: 25
Finished Size: 6 in wide x 8.5 in high
Yarn: I used Bernat Worsted in Blue
Yard of yarn needed: 60 for the pair of them
Needle Size: I used 10.5

Stitches Used
Increases 
Inc 1 = Increase 1 stitch by picking up and knitting connecting strand
between last stitch worked and the next one.

Decreases:
S1 K1 PSSO =Slip 1 , Knit 1 then pass the slip stitch over the knitted 1.
K2tog = Knit 2 stitches together

Other Abbreviations (underside, see picture below:
(WYIF, S1, P1)= Stands for “With Yarn In Front” Slip 1 stitch then Purl 1
stitch
S1 = Slip 1 stitch as if to purl




2 Ways to Purchase this Arm Warmer Pattern:
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waves-arm-warmer-2
You can purchase this pattern by going to the link above. It will take you to Ravelry.com. Don't worry you don't have to be a member to purchase it. It will go through Paypal.
Also, you can click the buy now link.
Cost: $3.00


You can purchase it through my Etsy store, click here
If you have any problems going through the links you can let me know by leaving a comment. If you leave your email address I can contact you back. Don't worry I have to approve all comments so I won't publish it.

Thanks,
Heather


Thursday, October 8, 2009

2nd "Warm Me Up" Arm Warmer


$3.00
This is a braid styled Knit Arm warmer that I call the "Warm me Up" arm warmer. This is a cabled design.  I do consider this a beginner pattern because I just learned how to knit and the cable designs were the first thing I wanted to try.

I wanted to give you some tips along with some information that you will see if you purchase the pattern. I don't want you to go in blind sort of speak. At least this way you have an idea of what the pattern may be.

TIPS
If you're new to knitting cables and you need some advice on the needle to use....I don't use the cable needles you see in stores. There are a couple of reasons. I've never found a straight one. What I use is a blue yarn needle that is sold in just about every store. If you were to use a straight metal yarn needle the stitches would fall right off. When I use the plastic kind I have no problems. They do sell the metal cable needles that look like wings and a hook. I can't hold them properly and they get caught on the yarn. Find what works best for you.


Another tip……When doing cables I only use circular needles. This way the when working with the cable needle I don’t have to worry about the left knitting needle falling down,  It's hard to keep everything in place with straight needed. When using circulars everything is connected. That's just my opinion if straight needles work for you by all means use them.

This pattern is made flat, not in the round. Sewing instructions included.

INFORMATION:
  The picture you see below shows you the slip stitch pattern that borders the cable design.You can see the columns of V's. This pattern makes it nice and snug without ever being uncomfortable. That also means that it won't move around on you. It also keeps it's shape as you take it on and off. 






Yarn used: Bernat Berella “4” or any soft worsted weight yarn
Color: Natural (cream color)
CO: 29
Finished Size: 6 inch width 9 inches tall
Gauge: 4.75 stitches per inch
US size 10.5 needle
Amount of Yarn: 70-80 yards for both

ABBREVIATIONS
WYIB: with yarn in back (as if to knit)
S1: Slip 1 (always purl wise)
C6B: Slip 3 to cable needle and hold in back, K3 then K3 from cable needle
C6F: Slip 3 to cable needle and hold in front, K3 then K3 from cable needle

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VIDEOS on how to do the Cable in case you need them see the links below.... 
Left Cross Over    (C6F)
Right Cross Over  (C6B)


Finishing and Sewing instructions included in the pattern. 
This is the sewing technique I use when sewing my arm warmers together.




2 WAYS TO PURCHASE
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/warm-me-up-arm-warmer 
You can purchase this pattern by going to the link above. It will take you to Ravelry.com. Don't worry you don't have to be a member to purchase it. It will go through Paypal.
Also, you can click the buy now link below.
Cost: $3.00


You can purchase it through my Etsy store, click here
If you have any problems going through the links you can let me know by leaving a comment. If you leave your email address I can contact you back. Don't worry I have to approve all comments so I won't publish it.


Thanks!!
Heather

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Split Granite Afghan - Twin Size Blanket




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Spit Granite Knitted Afghan

 4-14-09 I updated the PDF with the amount of yarn that's needed for the afghan.

This simple knitted afghan fits a twin size bed. It is made up of 42, (6 x 9 1/2inch) rectangles. I knitted 6 columns, made up of 7 rectangles, then sewed them side-to-side.I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. It's SO soft, I love it. It's the most comfortable blanket I own. Feel free to download the pattern below.

Download PDF here
                       
Thanks!!
Heather

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Slow and Easy Cable" Rectangle

 

"Slow and Easy Cable" Stitch Pattern.
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Very easy cable pattern surrounded by ribbing and moss stitch on the outer edges. Great for a beginner.  I used a 10.5 needle size. It measures 6 x 9 inches. You are using the cable needle on every right side row but you're only putting 1 stitch on it so if your a beginner....give it a try. I used "I love this yarn".
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Woven Ties Cable

 WOVEN CABLE KNIT STITCH PATTERN

This pattern measures 6 inches wide by 9 inches high. This is not a complicated pattern even
though it may look like one. You’re only using the cable needle twice in every repeat of
rows 1-12.

CO: 30 stitches
Yarn: Caron 1 pound Blue
Rows: 52

MATERIALS NEEDED:
-US size 10.5 needle
-35 to 40 yards of worsted weight yarn
-Cable needle of your choice

GAUGE, in Stockinette Stitch:
5 stitches per 1 inch
5 ¾ rows per 1 inch

ABBREVIATIONS:
C8B= Slip 4 stitches and hold in back, K4 then K4 from cable needle
C8F= Slip 4 stitches and hold in front, K4 then K4 from cable needle
Moss Stitch=On Right Side rows..(K1 P1) repeat across row.

On Wrong Side rows..Knit the purls and purl the knits

PATTERN:
Rows 1: K3, P4, K16, P4, K3

Rows 2, 4,6 ,8 ,10 ,12: K7, P16, K7

Row 3: K3, P4, K16, P4, K3

Row 5: K3, P4, C8B, C8B, P4, K3

Row 7: K3, P4, K16, P4, K3

Row 9: K3, P4, K16, P4, K3

Row 11: K3, P4, K4, C8F, K4, P4, K3

C8B= Slip 4 stitches and hold in back, K4 then K4 from cable needle

C8F= Slip 4 stitches and hold in front, K4 then K4 from cable needle

1-12 x 4
then 1-4


Chain 30




Monday, February 16, 2009

Crossed Arrow Cable Stitch Pattern





CROSSED ARROW CABLE KNIT PATTERN
It looks difficult but it's actually an easy cable pattern. It's the crossed arrow cable stitch pattern. CO 28 stitches for a 6 inch width. For a 9 inch height I repeated rows 1-16, 2 times total, then did rows 1-12. I used a 10.5 needle.


Find pattern HERE or see below

MATERIALS NEEDED:
- 10.5 needle (or size needed to obtain gauge)
- Cable Needle
- 30-40 yards of yarn

Gauge: 4 ½ stitches per inch and 5 ¼ rows per inch
CO: 28 stitches

Repeat rows 1-16 3 times total
Rows: 48

Abbreviations:
C4F= Slip 2 stitches and hold in front, Knit 2 then knit 2 from the
cable needle
C4B= Slip 2 stitches and hold in back, Knit 2 then knit 2 from the
cable needle
T2F= Slip 1 stitch and hold in front, Purl 1 then Knit 1 from the
cable needle
T2B= Slip 1 stitch and hold in back, Knit 1 then Purl 1 from the
cable needle

Moss Stitch=
On RS rows (K1 P1) repeat
On WS rows you knit the purls and purl the knits


PATTERN:
The cable pattern is what is in parenthesis in case you want to change the bordering stitches

(RS) Rows 1,3,5,7: 4 moss, P3, (K4 P2 K2 P2 K4) P3, 4 moss
(WS) Rows 2,4,6,8,10,14: 4 moss, K3 (P4 K2 P2 K2 P4) K3, 4
moss
Row 9: 4 moss, P3 (C4F P2 K2 P2 C4B) P3, 4 moss
Row 11: 4 moss, P3 (K2 C4F K2 C4B K2) P3, 4 moss
Row 12: 4 moss, K3 ( P14 ) K3, 4 moss
Row 13: 4 moss, P3 (K4 P1 T2F T2B P1 K4) P3, 4 moss
Row 15: 4 moss, P3 (K4 P2 K2 P2 K4), P3, 4 moss
Row 16: 4 moss, K3 (P4 K2 P2 K2 P4) K3, 4 moss
Like I said before, for 9 inches just repeat rows 1-16, 3 times total.
Bind off, Weave in the ends.

 (The even # rows are "knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches")

Sunday, February 8, 2009

3 Strand Cable with Ribbing


The 3 Stranded Cable Knit Pattern- with Ribbing


This is called the 3 stranded "braid" knitted cable stitch pattern.  

This piece is 6 x 9 inches. I made it this way because of a charity  BUT you may just want to use the cable pattern itself. That way you can change the surround stitches. If that's the case, I have the cable pattern in a dark red font in bold. 

The instructional PDF, if you wish to download it, is available immediately (no wait) at http://www.mediafire.com/download/n9kxrvor46eo40m/3_stranded_w_ribbing.pdf 


I was a beginner knitter when I started doing cables. It take just a little practice. This is a good beginner cable pattern. I say that because you are only using the cable needle every other Right Side row. I surrounded the cable pattern with ribbing and moss stitch. 


Materials Needed:
Size 10.5 needle
Cable Needle
Approx. 40 yards of worsted weight yarn


Other Notes:
CO: 27
Gauge (In Stockinette Stitch) is 4.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch

Stitches Used:
Cable- see below
Moss stitch - For the moss stitch border you will (K1 P1)x2 on the Right Side rows
and you will knit the purls and purl the knits on the Wrong Side rows

Abbreviations:
RC = Right cross on 6 stitches, Slip 3 Stitch to cable needle, and hold in
back. Knit 3 stitches then knit the 3 from the cable needle.
LC = Left cross on 6 stitches, Slip 3 Stitch to cable needle, and hold in front.
Knit 3 stitches then knit the 3 from the cable needle.

PATTERN: Cable pattern in red
(RS)Row 1, 3: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
(WS)Row 2, 4: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Row 5: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 6, 8,10: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Row 7: 4 Moss, K3, P2, RC K3, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 9: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 11: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K3 LC, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 12: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Repeat rows 5-12 for cable pattern

To make this exact piece do Rows 1-12, then do Rows (5 thru 12)4
times, then finish with rows 5 & 6.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Loom Wool Ease Scarf

http://www.youtube.com/ in case you are new to looms.


Loom Scarf made with a circular loom. I used Lionbrand Wool Ease Quick and Thick. "Fisherman" I used the entire skein. You might want to buy 2 if you want a longer scarf. With 1 skein it measured 42 inches long. It's 6 1/4 width when using 16 posts. It was done in stockinette stitch using the "knit over" stitch. I included links to instructional videos from

Download PDF here
Have a good one!
Heather

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Drifting Lattice Scarf




Drifting Lattice Scarf


I alternated a stockinette stitch pattern along with a lace lattice stitch pattern to create this scarf. I used 1 skein, the entire skein, of Encore “Drifting” # 7744 yarn to create it. I only do easy lace patterns so this is definitely a beginner lace pattern. I also created a 4 garter stitch border on each side of it. Most people do all knit stitches when doing a garter stitch but I do all purls so that’s why you see P4 at the beg and end of each row.

CO: 27 Stitches
Finished Size: 7 x 47 inches
US size 10 needles


Row Schedule
Rows 1 - 36 Lace Lattice Pattern
Rows 37 - 66 Stockinette Stitch
Rows 67 - 102 Lace Lattice Pattern
Rows 103 - 142 Stockinette Stitch
Rows 143 - 162 Lace Lattice Pattern
Rows 163 - 198 Stockinette Stitch
Rows 199 - 234 Lace Lattice Pattern
Rows 235 - 264 Stockinette Stitch

Abbreviations:
(S1 K1 PSSO) -This is a decrease. You will slip 1 purl wise, then Knit 1 stitch and slip the slipped
stitch over the knit stitch.

YO - Yarn over - For instructions click here
*-* Repeat the instructions between them


Lace Lattice Pattern for this scarf:
When you get to the rows where you knit this pattern you will repeat rows 1-12 a total of 3 times which equals the 36 rows needed.

Row 1: P4, K1, K2tog, K1 YO,K1 (S1 K1 PSSO) K2, K2tog, K1,YO, K1 (S1 K1 PSSO) K4, P4

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Purl all

Row 3: P4, K2tog, K1, (YO, K1)x2, (S1 K1 PSSO), K2tog, K1, (YO, K1)x2,(S1 K1 PSSO)K3, P4

Row 5: P4, K2, YO, K3, YO, K1 (S1 K1 PSSO) K1, YO, K3, YO, K1 (S1 K1 PSSO) K2, P4

Row 7: P4, K4, K2tog, K1,YO,K1, (S1 K1 PSSO), K2, K2tog, K1, YO, K1, (S1 K1 PSSO), K1, P4

Row 9: P4, K3, K2tog, K1, (YO K1)x2, (S1 K1 PSSO), K2tog, K1, (YO K1)x2, (S1 K1 PSSO) , P4

Row 11: P4, K2, K2tog, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, K2tog, K1, YO, K3, YO, K2, P4

Row 12: Purl all

Stockinette Stitch Pattern:
When you get to the rows where you knit this pattern you will:
Row 1: P4, K19, P4

Row 2: Purl all

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 as specified on the scheduled rows on page 1. End on a purl row. 

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Two Toned Felted Knit Bag



Whip up a knitting bag really fast with this tote. I made it in two pieces, front and back, and sewed the sides together.  I used garter stitch. So you can do all knit stitches or all purl stitches.


I did. 86 rows and casted on 30 using a 10.5 needle. Make the strap several inches smaller then what you need because it will stretch when it's in the wash. Mine was so long that I had to put it on the inside, touching the bottom of it and sewed it in. I don't add the strap before washing it because I can't change the size of it. If I wash it separately I can make sure it's the size I need.

Find instructions here


Thanks!
Heather