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

(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