Barb's Too Cute Ruffly Hat
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
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
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,
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,
Row 12: P2, ssk, (k1, yo) twice, MK, k5, sl 1-psso, k5,
MK, (yo, k1) twice, k2, k2 tog,
Row 14: P2, ssk, yo,k1, yo, MK, k6, sl 1-k2 tog-psso, k6,
MK, yo, k1, yo, k2 tog, p2
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)
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
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
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:
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
6 stitch repeat
K2, YO, K2, K2tog
NOTE: Don't split the repeat between needles. It will only
lead to grief!
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