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Free Patterns!

Barb's Too Cute Ruffly Hat (Child Size)

Size 7 needles and worsted weight yarn.

CO 352 sts

Row 1: Join and K2tog around (176 st) Place marker at beginning of round

Row 2: Knit

Row 3: K2tog around (88 st)

Row 4: Knit - Decrease 8 times so that decreased are spaced evenly around (80 st)

Now Knit around in St st until 41/2" above last decrease row

Decreases for crown.

Row 1: *K8, K2tog, repeat from * around. Place markers at decreases if you need them

Row 2: *K7, K2tog, repeat from * around.

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: *K6, K2tog, repeat around

Row 5: *K5, K2tog, repeat around

Row 6: Knit

Continue on in this manner, decreasing two out of every three rows. When you have only a few stitches left, sew through them and pull tight to bind off.

For the Adult version I am going to try starting with 384 and ending with 96, you could also try using chunky yarn with bigger needles and the same number. I'll let you know how it goes...

Stash Killer Afghan

A Great way to use up odds and ends, novelty yarns, ribbons, and that stuff you bought on sale but can't remember why....

Grab about 3000yds of various color coordinated yarns - a couple of these should be ones you can carry throughout and about worsted weight (roughly 500yds) . With #35 needles and at least 6 strands of yarn, CO 45-50 stitches. The gauge varies but seems to run about a stitch an inch so 45 stitches will get you about 45". Knit 6 rows and then continue in stockinette stitch with a 5 st. garter border on each side. When you are satisfied with the length, knit 6 rows garter and BO. Change yarns as the impulse strikes, but not more than two in the same row. I actually used up to 8 yarns at a time in this one, cause a few were quite thin.

Wendy's Two Hour Scarf

5" by 84" plus fringe

One sk. Wendy Frizzante, One ball Artful Mystery, One Ball Berroco Zen. Size 19 needles

Just for the fun of it roll all three of these together into one big beautiful ball. You can use what is left over for fringe along with some from the ball.

CO 10 stitches. Knit 2 rows. Row three and every 14th row after this: Double wrap for each stitch (creates 20 stitches). Then the next row you will knit only one of these stitches and drop the extra stitch off the needle creating a longer stitch. Continue this until you have the longer stitch 9 times or to desired length. Knit two more rows and bind off loosely. Cut long fringe (12" to 16") from leftovers, divide into ten fairly equal groups and tie on five groups of fringes to each end. Leave uneven or trim, maybe even thread some beads on....

 

Jamie's Lily of the valley wrist warmers

Lily of the Valley Wristers
By Jamie Ledford


Yarn: Schaeffer’s Anne
Needles: Size 1 DP (Or circular)
Other stuff: stitch markers, short amount of contrasting yarn, yarn needle

Lily of the Valley pattern (from Barbara Walker’s Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns)

Note: Make Knot(MK) as follows: (k1,p1,k1,p1,k1) in the same stitch, making 5 from
One; then pass the 4th, 3rd,2nd, & 1st of the new stitches separately over the last
Made.
Row 1: (Wrong side) and all other wrong side rows – P2, P23, P2
Row 2: P2, ssk, k6, (yo, k1) twice, sl 1-k2tog-psso, (k1, yo) twice, k6, k2 tog, p2
Row 4: P2, ssk, k5, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, k2, yo,k1, yo, k5, k2tog, p2
Row 6: P2, ssk, k4, yo, k1, yo, MK, k2, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, k2, MK, yo, k1, yo, k4, k2 tog,
P2.
Row 8: P2, ssk, k3, yo, k1, yo, MK, k3, sl 1-k 2 tog-psso, k3, MK, yo, k1, yo, k3,
K 2 tog, P 2
Row 10: P2, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, MK, k4, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, k4, MK, yo, k1,yo, k2, k2 tog,
P2
Row 12: P2, ssk, (k1, yo) twice, MK, k5, sl 1-psso, k5, MK, (yo, k1) twice, k2, k2 tog,
P2
Row 14: P2, ssk, yo,k1, yo, MK, k6, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, k6, MK, yo, k1, yo, k2 tog, p2

LEFT WRISTER:
CO 52 stitches, join in a circle being careful not to twist stitches. K2, P2 rib for 2.5” or desired cuff length.
Increase row: In stockinette stitch: K1, M1, * K2, M1, K3, M1, K2, M1 repeat from *
Across row. (73 sts)
Start pattern:
Row 1: K 39 sts, PM, start pattern
Row 27: (Thumb row): K 34 sts (palm sts), move last 9 knit stitches from right
needle to left needle, knit these 9 sts with contrasting yarn and continue with
mitten yarn.
Knit in pattern until desired length. K2, P2 rib for 4 rows and bind off LOOSE!

 

Here's a New One....

The Wedding Shawl on size 35s. It is so named cause I knit it wear to a wedding....Pick Three yarns. This one was done in a variegated Llama/Wool mix, a novelty with some silk in it, and a lime mohair yarn. I then beaded the fringe which makes it more yummy. There were about 200 yards of each yarn (but it wasn't even)and they were held together throughout. The shawl is 30" long and about 48" from side to side......But on to the pattern.

CO3

Row 1: Knit one, make one, knit one, make one, knit one.

Row 2 and all even rows, knit.

Row 3 and all odd rows: K1, make 1, knit to one stitch before end of row, make 1, k1.

Continue until you have only enough yarn left to bind off loosely in all yarns. You may leave some for fringe - in the case of mine it just worked out that I had enough of two of the yarns to fringe it. You could also fringe with a matching ribbon or other yarns. Add beads to the fringe.

 

 

 

A Generous Customer who wishes to remain anonymous has come up with a delicious shrug pattern - actually a swhrug - sweater/shrug:

Swhrug? (sweater shrug)
By A Generous Knaughty Knitter Customer

Berroco Suede: 5 balls
Novelty Yarn 150 yards - Optik or very textural yarns - you can use more than one together

Needles #9, #15 Circular or DP

CO 130 Stitches with smaller needles. Work in stockinette for 18 inches and BO, Weave in ends.

Fold in half and sew 1.5 inches from bottom on each side (You are making sleeves)

With Size 15 needles, and using suede yarn, pick up around sleeve 39 or 41 stitches (odd #) Join round and place marker. With both suede and novelty yarn K1, *YO, K2tog* repeat for 10 rounds, BO. Repeat for other sleeve.
Around body, using #15 needles and just suede, pick up 129 or 131 stitches. Join in round and with both novelty and suede yarns K1, *YO, K2tog* for 10 rounds. BO

 

Our first free pattern is a set of three -- three sock tops that is! Enjoy these three variations, and be sure to bring us in your results!

Leah's Scrunch Top
12 row repeat

1-3

P3, K3

4-6

Purl

7-9

K3, P3

10-12

Knit

 

Carole's Circular Rib
6 stitch repeat

K2, YO, K2, K2tog
NOTE: Don't split the repeat between needles. It will only lead to grief!

 

Meredith's Cable Rib
8 stitch repeat

P1, K4, P1, K2

All rows except every sixth row. On these rows the repeat is as follows:
P1, C2B, P1,K2