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
Rows 10: 4 moss, K3 (P4 K2 P2 K2 P4) K3, 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.

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