Monday, April 23, 2007

Goofy Ribbed Hat

Silly hats are one of my favorite things, so I thought I'd knit one for the boyfriend.



Materials:
Size 8 needles
2 skeins Jo-Ann Sensations Life Yarn



Gauge:
About 4 stitches per inch

Terms:
K2tog - Knit 2 together

Pattern:

Cast on 72 stitches.

Rows 1-25: Work in K2 P2 rib
Row 26: (k2, p2, k2tog, p2) 9 times (63 stitches)
Row 27: (k2, P1, K2, p2) 9 times
Row 28: (k2, p2, k1, p2) 9 times
Row 29: (k2tog, p2, k1, p2) 9 times (54 stitches)
Row 30: (k2, p1) 18 times
Row 31: (k1, p2) 18 times
Row 32: (k2, p1, k2tog, p1) 9 times (45 stitches)
Row 33: (k1, p1, k1, p2) 9 times
Row 34: (k2, p1, k1, p1) 9 times
Row 35: (k2tog, p1, k1, p1) 9 times (36 stitches)
Row 36: (k1, p1) 18 times
Row 37: (k1, p3) 9 times
Row 38: (k1, k2tog, p1) 9 times (27 stitches)
Row 39: (k1, p2) 9 times
Row 40: (k2tog, p1) 9 times (18 stitches)
Row 41: (k1, p1) 9 times
Row 42: (k2tog) 9 times (9 stitches)
Row 43: Purl
Row 44: (k2tog) 4 times, k1 (5 stitches)

Break yarn and sew through the remaining 5 stitches. Seam up the side of the hat.

Muddy Waters

This super-simple scarf uses a classic ripple pattern to show off this beautiful self-striping yarn.

Materials:
Size 10.5 needles
JoAnn Sensations Casual Boucle color #1132 Aqua-Brown

Gauge:
About 3 stitches per inch

Terms:
K2tog - Knit two stitches together
M1 - Make one stitch

Pattern:

Cast on 36

Rows 1-3: Knit
Row 4: (K2tog) 3 times, (K1, M1) 6 times, (K2tog) 6 times, (K1, M1) 6 times, (K2tog) 3 times

Repeat rows 1-4 until scarf is as long as you want. Knit 3 more rows, then bind off. I got about 5.5 feet of scarf from one skein of Casual Boucle.



Sunday, April 08, 2007

Springtime Hat

This hat uses a simple leaf design. The pattern begins with a few increase rows to give the hat an interesting wavy brim. If you are using one skein of di've Teseo make sure to keep track of your gauge as I ended up with very little yarn left over.



Materials: 1 skein di.ve Teseo yarn
Size 8 needles

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch

Terms:
yo: Yarn over
ssk: slip two stitches one at a time knitwise, place back on the left hand needle and knit them together.
k2tog: knit 2 stitches together
k3tog: knit 3 stitches together

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Pattern:

Cast on 82 stitches.

Repeat the stitches in parenthesis 10 times.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit
Row 3: k1 (k3, yo, k1, y0, k4) k1 [102 stitches]
Row 4 and all even rows from now on: Purl
Row 5: k1 (k4, yo, k1, yo, k5) k1 [122 stitches]
Row 7: k1 (ssk, k7, k2tog, k1) k1 [102 stitches]
Row 9: k1 (ssk, k5, k2tog, k1) k1 [82 stitches]
Row 11: k1 (ssk, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo) k1
Row 13: k1 (ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) k1
Row 15: k1 (k3tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2) k1
Row 17: Knit
Row 19: k1 (yo, k1, yo, ssk, k3, k2tog) k1
Row 21: k1 (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog) k1
Row 23: k1 (k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, k3tog) k1
Row 25: Knit
Repeat rows 11-24 once more.
*note* This hat is meant to be pretty short. If you want to make it longer, repeat rows 11-25 once then rows 11-24 again (you will need more yarn... er... I suppose that's obvious though, huh?)

Decrease rows:
Row 1 (right side): k1 (ssk, k3, k2tog, k1) k1 [62 stitches]
Row 3: k1 (ssk, k1, k2tog, k1) k1 [42 stitches]
Row 5: k1 (k3tog, k1) k1 [22 stitches]
Row 7: k2tog across [11 stitches]
Row 9: k2tog 5 times, k1 [6 stitches]

Break yarn leaving a long tail. Sew through the remaining 6 stitches then sew up the side of the hat.