Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Another Knitting Stitch, Simple Pattern


I continue trying my hand at knitting and experimenting with different stitches.

Here is a stitch that looks complex, but it's quite easy. 




Abbreviations:

k: knit

p: purl

yo: yarn over

k2 tog: knit 2 together 



Multiple of 18, plus 2

I casted on 56 for this sample.

Row 1: slip the 1st st, knit across, purl last st. (Right side)

Row 2: slip the 1st st, purl across.

Row 3: slip the 1st st, *(k2 tog) three times, (YO, K1) six times, (k2 tog) three times* across, purl last st.

Row 4: slip the 1st stitch, knit across, purl last st. 


Repeat Rows 1-4 for the pattern. 

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Caron Cakes Ripple and Shells Lapghan



Caron Cakes is one of my favorite yarns and I really enjoyed working on this lapghan.

The stitch is simple and easy to remember. Only two rows are repeated for the pattern.


Four "cakes" were needed for this project. They are quite pricey, but I always buy my yarn with a coupon from Michael's. 

The overall cost of yarn in this lapghan was about 18-20 dollars. Not bad!




The finished measurements are about 52 inches long and 35 inches wide. 

I used size H/8 (5 mm) hook. 



The pattern is available in my Etsy and Craftsy shops, as well as on Ravelry




Monday, April 10, 2017

My First Knitting Attempt, Simple Knitting Stitch Pattern


Finally, after many, many years I picked up my knitting stitches again. I forgot how much fun knitting is! I love that gently clanking sound that my aluminum needles make; it's so calming and therapeutical. And I love seeing how my knitting piece is growing (though it doesn't grow as quickly as crocheting!)


It is still going to be a while before I attempt a knitting project. For now, I'm just going to experiment with different stitches, try different textures, different yarns and needles.

This is my very first stitch! I tried it with size 2 (2.75 mm) needles and Caron Cakes yarn. Those needles are to thin for this yarn, but those are the only ones I have right now. I will need to buy more.





Abbreviations:

k knit

p purl

yo yarn over

skp slip 1 stitch, knit 1 stitch, pass the slipped stitch over

tog together 



Cast on multiple of 9, plus 5.

I casted on 41 for this sample. 

Row 1: slip the 1st stitch, k2, *yo, k2, skp, k2 tog, k2, yo, k1* to last two stitches, k1, p1.

Row 2: slip the 1st stitch, p across.

Repeat Row 1-2 for the pattern.

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