Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Opulent Knit Cable

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I will show you the pattern below, but you can download the PDF, by clicking on the link above.

Size Needle: 10.5
Finished Size: 6 x 9
Yarn: Red Heart Green
Rows: 48

Work cable on 13 stitches. So multiples of 13 are needed. I surrounded it by Reverse Stockinette Stitch and then by Moss stitch so it wouldn’t curl.  I wrote out the instructions for the even rows but you're just knitting the knits and purling the purls. If you need the written instructions then they are there for you to refer to.

GAUGE: 5.17 stitches per inch
               5.33 rows per inch

STITCHES:
Moss Stitch- On Right Side (RS) rows you will K1, P1, K1, P1 K1; On the Wrong Side (WS) rows you will do the opposite of what you see. If you see a knit then you will purl it and so on.

Cable (13 stitch crossover)= Slip 6 stitches to the cable needle, hold in front, then K6 AND P1 then K6 from the cable needle.

PATTERN:
Chain 31
(RS) Row 1,3,5,7,9,11,15,17: 5 Moss, P4, K6, P1, K6, P4, 5 Moss
(WS) Row 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20: 5 Moss, K4, P6, K1, P6, K4, 5 Moss
Rows 13 and 19: 5 Moss, P4, Cable, P4, 5 Moss

REPEAT ROWS 1-20 as needed.

CABLE PATTERN ITSELF
Row 1,3,5,7,9,11,15,17: K6, P1, K6
Row 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20: P6, K1, P6
Row 13 and 19: 5 Moss, P4, Cable, P4, 5 Moss

Thanks for stopping by
Heather

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Snuggles Project




http://www.snugglesproject.org/ is an organization that accept pet blankets for cats & dogs that are in shelters and don't have homes. Many shelters only have concrete floors for these dogs. A blanket is all they need to be comforted. Please don't forget the animals that need your help.

When you go to the site, listed above, you will find a donation form (http://www.snugglesproject.org/docs/snugform.html) you can fill out. One copy goes with the blanket so the shelter knows who sent the item to them. They also ask that you send one copy to the Snugges Organization via fax or mail.

They have a shelter directory at http://www.h4ha.org/shelter-directory/index.php

All you have to do is click on the country,state and city and look for shelters with the symbol of a dog next to it.


Sizing:
14” x 14” for cats and small animals
24” x 24” for cats and small to medium dogs
36” x 36” for medium to large dogs

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Serpentine Cable Arm Warmer



Serpentine Knit Cabled Arm Warmer

$3.00

This is a very easy arm warmer even if you haven't made a cable pattern
before. It’s truly a 3D pattern. It's really fun to make. You don't have to be an expert to knit cables. It's the first thing I tried after learning all the basics. This arm warmer, along with all my other warmers, this is made flat and not with circulars. There are detailed instructions on how to sew the sides together if you purchase the pattern.

Tips:
If you're new to knitting cables....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.

To create this pattern I completed rows (1 to 12) 4 times, then finished with
rows 1-8. You can make it as long as you wish without interrupting the design. 

The underside is all stockinette stitch except for a purl stitch at the beginning
and end of each row (RS). To make it easy to sew the sides together. 


Yarn: Encore (Baby Blue) or any soft Worsted Weight Yarn
CO: 28
Yards: 70 , for the pair
Rows: 44
Finished Size: 7 inches wide, 9 inches tall (Customizable)
Needle Size: 10.5
Gauge: 4 stitches per inch , 5 rows per inch

ABBREVIATIONS:
C6F = Slip 3, hold to the front, K3 from your knitting needle then K3 from
the cable needle
C6B = Slip 3, hold to the back, K3 from your knitting needle then K3 from
the cable needle


Cable Videos to help you out if needed.: 
Left Cross: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZYKWm0JtEI
Right Cross:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxulTZA1cLA


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2 Ways to Purchase
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/serpentine-cable-knit-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  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 so much!
Heather

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Double Heart Rectangle Knit Pattern




I made this 6 x 9 inch rectangle for a charity. You can download the PDF in case you want to save the pattern to your computer.

Cast on 23 stitches
Size: 10.5 needle
Yarn: Red Heart
Gauge: 3.83 stitches per inch
             5 rows per inch

There is a 4 stitch garter-stitch border. It helps to stop the curling. The border is in parenthesis if you would like to change it.

The reason I wrote this pattern in 5 sections is to make it versatile. I want you to be able to adapt it to your project. This is the order of stitches, everything will be written out below:
  • 10 rows of stockinette stitch
  • Heart Pattern: do rows 1-12
  • 2 rows of stockinette stitch
  • Heart Pattern: do rows 1-12 again
  • 10 rows of stockinette stitch
There are a total of 45 rows which equal 9 inches in height.

THE PATTERN
Again, the border stitches are in ( ) in case you want to change the garter stitch border stitches

Let's begin..............
Do 10 rows of stockinette stitch
 Rows 1,3,5,7,9: (P4) K 15 (P4)
  Rows 2,4,6,8,10: (P4) P 15 (P4)

Now the Heart Pattern (1-12)
Heart Pattern Row 1: (P4) K7, P1, K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 2: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 3: (P4) K5 P5 K5 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 4: (P4) P4 K7 P4 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 5: (P4) K3 P9 K3 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 6: (P4) P2 K11 P2 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 7: (P4) K1 P13 K1 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 8: (P4) K15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 9: (P4) P15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 10: (P4) K7 P1 K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 11: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 12: (P4) P1 K4 P5 K4 P1 (P4)

Do 2 rows of Stockinette Stitch to show a separation in between the hearts:
Row 1: (P4) K 15 (P4)
Row 2: (P4) P 15 (P4)

Now the Heart Pattern again:
Heart Pattern Row 1: (P4) K7, P1, K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 2: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 3: (P4) K5 P5 K5 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 4: (P4) P4 K7 P4 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 5: (P4) K3 P9 K3 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 6: (P4) P2 K11 P2 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 7: (P4) K1 P13 K1 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 8: (P4) K15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 9: (P4) P15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 10: (P4) K7 P1 K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 11: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 12: (P4) P1 K4 P5 K4 P1 (P4)

Now end with 10 rows of stockinette stitch
Rows 1,3,5,7,9: (P4) K 15 (P4)
Rows 2,4,6,8,10: (P4) P 15 (P4)

FINISHING
Bind off leaving 6-8 inches and weave in all ends


If you have ANY questions please don't hesitate to ask me, thanks for stopping by.

Heather
Heatherg23@aol.com

Monday, May 31, 2010

Diamond Moss Knit Stitch Pattern

This is a very simple and basic knit pattern. Only made using Knit and Purl stitches. The pattern calls for a multiple of 12 stitches and..... it's reversible. The pattern is listed below. If you want you can download a PDF and save it to your computer for later reference.



Yarn: Caron 1 pound
Needle Size: 10.5
Cast On: 24
Rows Completed: 48
Size: 6 inches by 9 inches
 

  Abbreviations:
 * - *: Repeat the instructions between them

Explanation:
If you see this in a pattern: [(K1, P1) 2 times]       You want to do K1, P1, K1, P1

PATTERN:
Rows 1 and 2: *K6, P6*

Rows 3 and 4: *P1, K5, P5, K1*

Rows 5 and 6: *K1, P1, K4, P4, *[(K1, P1) 2 times], K4, P4* repeat *-* until the last 2 stitches, then K1, P1

Rows 7 and 8: P1, K1, P1, K3, P3, *[(K1, P1) 3 times] K3, P3* repeat *-* until the last 3 stitches then K1 P1 K1

Rows 9 and 10: [(K1, P1) 2 times], K2, P2 [(K1, P1) 4 times], K2 P2 repeat *-* until last 4 stitches then K1, P1, K1, P1

Rows 11 and 12: *P1, K1*

Rows 13 and 14: *K1, P1*

Rows 15 and 16: [(P1, K1) 2 times, P2, K2 * [(P1, K1) 4 times, P2, K2 repeat *-* until last 4 stitches then P1, K1, P1, K1

Rows 17 and 18: K1, P1, K1, P3, K3 * [(P1, K1) 3 times, P3, K3 repeat *-* until last 3 stitches then P1, K1, P1

Rows 19 and 20: P1, K1, P4, K4 *[(P1, K1) 2 times] P4, K4* repeat *-* until last 2 stitches then P1, K1

Rows 21 and 22: *K1, P5, K5, P1*
Rows 23 and 24: *P6, K6*
Rows 25 and 26: *P5, K1, P1, K5*
Rows 27 and 28: * P4,[(K1, P1) 2 times] K4*
Rows 29 and 30: *P3, [(K1, P1) 3 times] K3*
Rows 31 and 32: *P2 [(K1, P1) 4 times] K2*
Rows 33 and 34: *P1, K1*
Rows 35 and 36: *K1, P1*
Rows 37 and 38: *K2,[(P1, K1) 4 times] P2*
Rows 39 and 40: *K3, [(P1, K1) 3 times] P3*
Rows 41 and 42: *K4 [(P1, K1) 2 times] P4*
Rows 43 and 44: *K5, P1, K1, P5*

Repeat rows 1-44 for pattern.
To achieve the size needed I completed rows 1-44 then I did rows 1-4 again.

Finishing:
Bind off and weave in all ends.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easy Knitted Serpentine Cable Pattern


Knitting Cabled Serpentine Pattern

This is a good beginner knitting cable pattern. It's quite easy.  It measures 6 x 9 inches.

I will list the pattern here and I also have a PDF link above in case you want to save it to your computer.

Needle Size: 10.5
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn
Cast On: 29 stitches
Finished Size: 6 x 9 inches
Gauge: 5.16 stitches per inch

STITCHES:
C6F - Slip 3 stitches to the front, Knit 3 stitches then Knit 3 stitches from the cable needle
C6B – Slip 3 stitches to the back, Knit 3 stitches then Knit 3 stitches from the cable needle
Moss Stitch: On odd numbered rows you are going to K1, P1, K1, P1.
On the even numbered rows you are going to knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.

PATTERN:
[TIP: One thing I do is that I add a stitch marker after the first 5 stitches are done (moss stitches) and I add one before the last 5 stitches (also moss stitches). I do this, because on the Wrong Side rows (the even numbered rows) you knit the knits and purl the purls but when you get to the moss you don't. The stitch markers let me know when I'm there. I don't have to worry about looking ahead on every single row.]

The cable pattern is in bold if you wish to change the stitches between them and the border stitches.

Rows 1, 3, 7, 9: 4 moss, P3, K6, P3, K6, P3, 4 moss

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Knit the knits and purl the purls

Row 5: 4 moss, P3, C6F , P3, C6F, P3, 4 moss

Row 11: 4 moss, P3, C6B, P3, C6B, P3, 4 moss

Repeat rows 1-12

When you reach the size required you can bind off and weave in the ends.

Thanks for visiting!
Heather Gibbs

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Knit Cable - Trace Cable Stitch Pattern




Trace Moss Diamond Cable Knit Pattern
Finished Size:  6x9 inches

This is an easy diamond pattern. It can be time consuming because the cable needle is used in almost every row. I include the pattern I used and I also included the cable pattern and the chart for it. It measured 6 in x 9 in. I used a US 11 needle and only casted on 24 stitches. The cable is done on 16 sts.
PDF link updated to Mediafire. No wait download

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

Thanks!! have fun creating!
Heather