Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Eve Shawl



The is perfect shawl to wear on Christmas eve. 

Dimensions: 

Height * Width= 110 cm/ 43 inch * 151 cm/ 60 inch

Materials

*Yarn:

Nako Vizon:  (100% premium acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 195 m/ 213 yds):
  • Color number 251, Red: 3 skeins.
  • Color number 23403, off white: 1 skein.
Bonbon Classic: (100% acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 200 m/ 219 yds):
  • Color number 98596, Green: 1 skein.
*Knitting Circular Needles: 6 mm/ 10 US, 100 cm/ 40 inch long.

*Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 15 sts * 22 rows in 10x10 cm/ 4x4 inch, (stockinette pattern).

Level: Intermediate


Terms Used:

  • st, sts: stitch, stitches
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • yo: yarn over
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together.
  • ssk: Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
  • p2tog: purl two stitches together.
  • p2togtbl: purl 2 stitches together through back loops.
  • sssktog: slip two sts as to knit them together, slip third one, return them to left needle, knit them together. (2 decrease)
Note: 

  1. Always mark the center st of the shawl.
  2. The row are written in colors to clear which stitches are worked either in red or green.

Making of shawl

Beginning:

With green yarn, cast on 5 stitches.
work as follows:
Row 1: k 2, p 1, k 2.
Row 2: p 2, k 1, p 2.

Repeat these 2 rows twice more.

Start red yarn triangle:

Row 1: k 2, bind on red yarn, k 1, k 2.
Row 2: p 2, p 1, p 2.
Row 3: k 2, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 2.
Row 4: p 2, p 3, p 2.
Row 5: k 2, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, k 2.
Row 6: p 2, p all red sts, p 2.
Row 7: k 2, k 1, yo, k 3, yo, k 1, k 2.
Row 8: repeat row 6.



Start green leaf pattern: 

Row 1: k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 5, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1.
Row 2: p all green sts, p all red sts, p all green sts.
Row 3: k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, k 1, yo, k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 2.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: k 3, yo, k 1,yo, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 3. 
Row 6: repeat row 2.
Row 7: k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 4.  
Row 8: repeat row 2.
Row 9: k 5, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 5.  
Row 10: repeat row 2.

Row 11: k 9, k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, k 9.
Row 12: p 8, p2togtbl, p 3, p all sts in red, p 3, p2tog, p 8.
Row 13: k 7, k2tog, k 1, yo, k 1, yo k 1, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, ssk, k 7.
Row 14: p 6, p2togtbl, p 5, p all sts in red, p 5, p2tog, p 6.
Row 15: k 5, k2tog, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, ssk, k 5.
Row 16: p 4, p2togtbl, p 7, p all sts in red, p 7, p2tog, p 4.
Row 17: k 3, k2tog, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, ssk, k 3.
Row 18: p 2, p2togtbl, p 9, p all sts in red, p 9, p2tog, p 2.
Row 19: k 1, k2tog, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, ssk, k 1.
Row 20: p2togtbl, p 11, p all sts in red, p 11, p2tog.

Repeat rows (11-20) 7 more times.




Start first snow flake pattern:

Before beginning the eighth time repetition of the green leaf pattern, mark the center stitch of the shawl.
When you reach the center stitch working row 11, bind on white yarn and knit it white. it is the first row of the snow flake, follow the 19 rows snow flake pattern, that almost equals two times repetitions of the 20 rows of leaf pattern. cut white yarn after finishing last white st in the center of shawl, and work row 20 of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making two snow flakes stripe:

 The two snow flakes first row sts are the twenty fifth st on each side of the center st mark of shawl. work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making three snow flakes stripe


The three snow flakes first row sts positions are:
  • One at the center of the shawl.
  • The two others positions are at the fiftieth sts on each side of the center st of shawl.
Work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making four snow flakes stripe:

The first white stitch of the snow flake positions are:

  • The two left side snow flakes positions are at the twenty fifth and fiftieth sts from the center st.
  • The two right sides snow flakes positions are at the twenty fifth and fiftieth sts from the center st.
Work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.


Finishing the last leaf pattern:

After completing the last snow flakes stripe and the twentieth row of the leaf pattern, work as follows:
Row 1:  k 5, sssktog, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, sssktog, k 5.
Row 2: p 10, p all sts in red, p 10.
Row 3:  k 4, sssktog, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, sssktog, k 4.
Row 4: p 8, p all sts in redp 8.
Row 5:  k 3, sssktog, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, sssktog, k 3.
Row 6: p 6, p all sts in redp 6.
Row 7:  k 2, sssktog, k 1, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, sssktog, k 2.
Row 8: p 4, p all sts in redp 4.

Finishing the shawl


Using the I-cord cast off method, work as follows:
k2tog, k 2, the green last 4 sts, now you have 3 sts green cord you will be casting off the red sts with.

Cast off row: Pass the 3 green sts back to right needle, k 2, k the third green st  with the first red st together through back loops.
Repeat  the row till the end of red sts.
Pass the remaining 3 green sts to right needle and knit them once (without k2tog with the 4 green sts on left needle), then repeat the cast off row finishing the last 4 sts, cast off last 3 I-cord sts, cut yarn.

Weave in loose ends, block the shawl.





Thursday, November 30, 2017

Blocked Colors Knitted Scarf




Hello everyone, this is my sixth scarf/shawl in a row. I've been very inspired lately. For this scarf I mixed a multicolored yarn with single colored yarns. The most difficult thing was finding the exact colors in the multicolored one as single colors. 

You only need to know how to knit and purl. I wanted to make it using Christmas colors, but I couldn't find any that I liked. 

Materials

*Yarn:
- Nako Vizon Anatolia: (100% premium acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 210 m/ 230 yds):
  • color number 80738), 2 skeins (A)
- Nako Vizon:  (100% premium acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 195 m/ 213 yds):
  • Color number 217, Black: 1 skeins (B).
  • Color number 10121, Deep Pink: 1 skein (C).
- Bonbon Classic: (100% acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 200 m/ 219 yds):
  • Color number 98232, Dark Violet: 1 skein (D).
*Knitting Needles: 4.5 mm/ 7 US

*Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 32 sts * 22 rows in 10x10 cm/ 4x4 inch (single rib pattern).

Level: Easy

Measurements:  26 cm / 10 inches X 158 cm / 62 inches



Terms Used:
  • k: knit
  • p: purl

Single Rib Pattern

Row : (Even number of stitches) k 1, p 1 to end of row.

Important Notes:

Note 1: since you are working vertical stripes colors, always twist threads between the stripes, so you attach them  well and don't get holes.


Note 2: I decide the number of rows depending on the color sequences of yarn A, so if you use another yarn brand, the number of rows might differ.

Note 3: all rows are worked in Single Rib Pattern.

Note 4: to make the scarf look neat, start all rows with selvage stitch. 


Making the Scarf

Cast on 72 sts; 24 sts with yarn C, and 48 sts with yarn A in any cast on method you are familiar with.


Row 1: work 48 sts with yarn A, 24 sts with yarn C.
Row 2: work 24 sts with yarn C, 48 sts with yarn A.

Repeat (rows 1 and 2) 28 more times, then work row 1 once before cutting yarn A.





Work 3 rows with yarn C, cut yarn C, bind on yarn A.
Work 5 rows with yarn A, cut yarn A, bind on yarn B.
Work 3 rows with yarn B.

Row 1: work 24 sts with yarn B, bind on yarn A and work 48 sts.
Row 2: work 48 sts with yarn A, work 24 sts with yarn B.
Repeat (row 1 and 2) 20 times more.

Then work as follows:

Row 1: work 24 sts with yarn B, work 24 sts with yarn A, bind on yarn D, work 24 sts with yarn D.
Row 2: work 24 sts with yarn D, work 24 sts with yarn A, work 24 sts with yarn B.

Repeat (row 1 and 2 rows) 7 more times, then work row 1 once before cutting yarn B.

Row 1: work 48 sts with color A, work 24 sts with color D.
Row 2: work 24 sts with color D, work 48 sts with color A.
Repeat (row 1 and 2) 20 times more. cut yarn A.

work 3 rows with yarn D, cut yarn D, bind on yarn A.
work 5 rows with yarn A, cut yarn A, bind on yarn C.
work 3 rows with yarn C.

Row 1: work 24 sts with yarn C, bind on yarn A and work 48 sts.
Row 2: work 48 sts with yarn A, work 24 sts with yarn C.
Repeat (row 1 and 2) 20 times more.




Then work as follows:
Row 1: work 24 sts with yarn C, work 24 sts with yarn A, bind on yarn B, work 24 sts with yarn B.
Row 2: work 24 sts with yarn B, work 24 sts with yarn A, work 24 sts with yarn C.
Repeat (row 1 and 2 rows) 7 more times, then work row 1 once before cutting yarn C.

Row 1: work 48 sts with color A, work 24 sts with color B.
Row 2: work 24 sts with color B, work 48 sts with color A.

Repeat (row 1 and 2) 20 times more. cut yarn A.

work 3 rows with yarn B, cut yarn B, bind on yarn A.
work 5 rows with yarn A, cut yarn A, bind on yarn D.
work 3 rows with yarn D.


Row 1: work 24 sts with yarn D, 48 sts with yarn A.
Row 2: work 48 sts with yarn A, 24 sts with yarn D.
Repeat (rows 1 and 2) 28 more times, bind off all sts, cut yarns.

Make fringes on each end of scarf, using only the grey shades of yarn A with yarns B and C for the beginning side, and with yarns B and D for the other side of the scarf.





Friday, November 24, 2017

Christmas Stocking Granny Square



Hello everyone, Christmas is just around the corner. I like to make these Christmas themed granny squares each year. You can do alot with them, Make a blanket out of them, a table runner, or even use them as ornaments. 

This year I made the stocking. After a few failed trials, I finally came with one that I liked. 

Materials:


  • Yarn: Ayda Hilal 100% Acrylic 100 grams / 235 mt in colors HLL224 , HLL240 and HLL202. 
  • Hook: 3 mm
  • Tapestry needle

Measurements: 14 cm / 5.5 inch X 14 cm / 5.5 inch

Abbreviations:


  • SC: single crochet
  • DC: double crochet
  • HDC: half double crochet
  • CH: chain
  • SL ST: slip stitch


The Stocking

Using the red yarn start with ch 15




Row 1: in  the fourth ch from the hook make a dc, dc in the next 9 chs, dc2tog twice, dc in the next 9 chs, 2 dc in the last ch, turn.

Row 2, 3 and 4: ch 3 (count as a double crochet) dc in the first dc, dc in the next 9, dc2tog twice, dc in the next 9 chs, 2 dc in the last ch, turn.



for the fourth row skip the last 2 dc, instead make a hdc and sl st.



















Now we are going to work on the edge of the rows, sc and hdc in the dc of the third row, dc and hdc in the dc of the second row, sc and a sl st in the dc of the first row. Cut of the thread and weave in the loose end.




For the upper edge of the stocking, using the white yarn make ch 14,


Row 1: in the forth ch from the hook make a dc, dc into each ch., turn.

Row 2: ch 3 (count as a dc), dc into each st. cut off the thread and weave in the loose ends.



The Square



With the green yarn make a magic ring.

Round 1: ch 2 (count as a dc), 2 dc, ch 2, *(3 dc, ch 2)* repeat 2 times. Sl st into 2nd chain in the beginning of the round.

Round 2-7: ch 2, dc into each st, in the corner make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sl st into 2nd chain in the beginning of the round. 

Round 8: With the red yarn make a standing double crochet (or ch 2), dc into each st, in the corner make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sl st into standing double crochet in the beginning of the round. Cut off the yarn weave in the loose end.

Round 9:With the red yarn make a standing sc (or chain 1), sc into each st, in the corner make (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc), sl st into standing single crochet in the beginning of the round . Cut off the yarn weave in the loose end.





Finishing the square:


Sew the parts together using a tapestry needle.




Happy Crocheting!

Check out my Christmas squares from last year.






Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Vice Versa Shawl


Hi everyone, if you are looking for an easy, nice looking shawl, this is the pattern for you.

Just read the instructions well before you start, choose two skeins in the colors of your choice, and start knitting!



Measurements:


Length (triangle horizon): 21.5 inch / 55 cm.

Width (triangle hypotenuse): 45 inch / 115 cm



Materials:

Yarn: Nako Baby (luks minnos) 100 g / 3.53 Oz, 336 mt / 367 yds, 50% polyamide, 50% acrylic.
Colors: hay yellow 215 (1 skein), light beige 6690 (1 skein).
Needles: 4 mm/ 6 US.
Circular Needles: 4 mm/ 6 US, 100 cm/ 40 inch length.

Gauge:
27 sts in 33 rounds 10X10 cm 4X4 inch.




Intermediate level

Knitting terms used in patterns
K: knit
P: purl
Yo: yarn over
K2tog: knit 2 stitches together


Making the shawl

  • Note 1: this shawl is started at the center top and worked down. 
  • Note 2: in each row, half of the sts is worked in one color and the other half in the other color.
  • Note 3: make sure to switch the yarns across in the middle of the rows to avoid making agap along the center line.
  • Note 4: The rows are written between brackets for each color.



Cast on five stitches from yellow yarn, then five stitches from beige yarn.


Row 2: k the 5 sts in beige, k 5 sts in yellow.


Row 3: (k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 1) in yellow, (k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 3) in beige.

Row 4 and all even number rows: k all sts in beige, k all sts in yellow.

Row 5: (k 3, yo, k 3, yo, k 1) in yellow, (k 1, yo, k 3, yo, k 3) in beige.

Row 7: (k 3, yo, k to last st, yo, k 1) in yellow, (k 1, yo, k to last 3 sts, yo, k 3) in beige.


Repeat row 7 and every even number row 12 times, then repeat row 7 one more time.

Making the eyelet rows pattern

Work the next row as follow:
  • (P all sts) in beige, (p all sts) in yellow. 

  • (k 3, yo, *k2tog, yo, repeat from * to last 2 sts: k 1, yo, k 1) in yellow, (k 1, yo, k 1, *yo k2tog, repeat from * to last 3 sts: yo, k 3) in beige.
  • (k all sts) in beige, (k all sts) in yellow.






Making the second color stripes
Cut both yarns and exchange them in binding on positions. The beige yarn instead of yellow yarn and vice versa.

Repeat row 7 and even number row 15 times, then repeat row 7 one more time. Repeat the eyelet rows pattern.

Repeat this this more times, cut the yarns, weave in the threads, make 2 pompoms using the two colors, bind them to each end of the shawl.