31 August 2010

just in time...august's FREE pattern!

inspired by a pretty stitch discovered in rowan magazine #42...




augustus...a scarf

gauge is not important...just keep it on the loose side

using a lovely bulky-weight yarn--or a strand of worsted wool with a strand of mohair held together-- cast 53 (multiples of 4 plus 1) stitches on a size 11/ 8mm (or whatever works for your yarn) needle...repeat the following rows until you have your desired length...

row 1:  slip 1, knit 3, (slip 1 with yarn in back, knit 3)12 times, knit 1.
row 2:  slip 1, knit 3, (slip 1 with yarn in front, knit 3)12 times, knit 1.
row 3:  slip 1, knit 1, (slip 1 with yarn in back, knit 3)12 times, slip 1 with yarn in back, knit 2.
row 4:  slip 1, knit 1, (slip 1 with yarn in front, purl 3) 12 times, slip 1 with yarn in front, knit 2.

so...all slipped stitches are slipped purlwise (including the first stitch of each row)...keep the first two stitches in garter...and, yes, you are purling on that fourth row...

finish by casting off as you wish...you may want to add fringe at each end...or some other embellishment, perhaps?  this would make a lovely throw or baby blanket, too...endless possiblities, no?

note bene...this "pattern" has not been test-knit...
please let me know if you have any difficulties

happy knitting!





29 August 2010

16 August 2010

it's a scarf...

a knitters' joke, found in my mailbox...

A highway patrolman pulled alongside a speeding car on the freeway. Glancing at the car, he was astounded to see that the woman behind the wheel was knitting!

Realizing that she was oblivious to his flashing lights and siren, the trooper cranked down his window, turned on his bullhorn and yelled, 'PULL OVER!'


'NO!' the woman yelled back, 'IT'S A SCARF!'

09 August 2010

sea star...the pattern!



sea star...a hat in three sizes

infant, child and adult...

it is wonderfully stretchy done in Classic Elite's WOOL BAM BOO, as in the photo above...one skein yields one adult hat...


the pattern is finally available!


during the months of September and October,
$3 from each sale will be donated to Save the Children's Pakistan Children in Emergency Fund



happy birthday to knitting goddess elizabeth zimmermann...your spirit will always be with us... 
                                                                        
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