Thursday, February 22, 2018

Rose Pop Scarf




Hi guys, hope you are all doing well. My new project is a very, very simple one, still elegant and lovely colored, due to the three pink shades in it. Have fun knitting it in one day.

Materials:


Bernat pop; 5 oz/ 140 g, 280 yds/ 256 m approx.
lipstick on your collar 84002,  2 balls.
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle
stitch marker

Yardage:
530-540 yds/ 485-495 m approx.

level: easy


knitting Terms
k = knit
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together.
k2togtbl = knit 2 stitches together through back loop.



Measurements:
75" (190 cm) tip to tip long x 10" (25 cm) wide, approx.

Gauge:
15 sts x 27 rows = 4"x 4" (10 cm x 10 cm)
in Garter Pattern


Note:
The first color yarn length in the Bernat Pop ball you start with, should be 3/4 of the rest of the colors, to have a square block color at the beginning of the scarf. If you have more, you can cut the yarn. 




Instructions
Cast on 3 sts
Row 1: k.
Row 2: k 1, yo, k 1(mark this center stitch), yo, k1.
Row 3: k.
Row 4: k  to center stitch, yo, k center st, yo, k to end.
Row 5: k.
Repeat the rows 4 and 5 until the number of stitches becomes 53.

Row 1: k 1, k2togtbl , k 23 sts, yo, k 1, yo, k 23 sts, k2tog, k 1.
Row 2: k.
Repeat these 2 rows, til you have 10 color blocks, bind off all stitches, weave in loose yarn ends.





Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wedges Round Cape




Hello, hope you all have nice and warm indoor days. I've been living in Amman, Jordan, for more than a decade, and here, there aren't many choices of yarn. So when I found DMC yarn in my neighbourhood's main commercial street, I bought it at once.
I love the violet and light yellow combination, and since I wanted to make a project using a pattern that includes short rows method, here is what I've made, hope you like it. 

Materials


DMC, Knitty Extra Value 10; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 90 yds/ 82 m approx.
100% acrylic.
Violet, 884 (A).
Light Yellow, 993 (B).


Size
Color (A)
Color (B)
Yardage
36-38
3 Skeins
Skein
330-335 yds / 300-305 m approx.
40-42
Skeins
Skein
350-355 yds / 315-320 m approx.
44-46
Skeins
Skeins
370-375 yds / 335-340 m approx.

Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle.
18" /46 cm open- ended zipper, T5 6mm, (I bought two zippers plastic moulded, matching the yarns' colors, and used one piece of each).




level: easy

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
sl st = slip stitch
yo = yarn over




Notes: 
  • The instructions contain numbers for different sizes; the (40-42) and (44- 46) sizes numbers are written between brackets.
  • You can make a mono color cape, just check the yardage in materials schedule to know the yarn quantity needed.

Measurements:


  • 18" /46 cm height,
  • 22.5" /57 cm (24"/61 cm, 25.5"/65 cm) around the neck.
  • 56.5"/143.5 cm, (60"/150 cm, 63.5"/156.5 cm) bottom circumference.

Gauge:
11 sts x 16 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Single Rib Pattern.

Instructions:




With (A) yarn, cast on 46 sts (use a cast on method to get stretchy stitches). knit four rows.

Wedges Pattern:

Row 1: k 10, (p 1, k 1) to end.
Row 2: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 17 times, k 1, turn. 
Row 3: yo, sl the first st purlwise, (k 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Row 4: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 12 times, turn.
Row 5: yo, sl the first st knitwise, (p 1, k 1) to last st.
Row 6: sl st, (k 1, p 1) repeat 6 times, k 1, turn.
Row 7: yo, sl the first st purlwise, (k 1, p 1) to last st, k 1.
Row 8: k 14, k the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10, knit the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10, k the next yo and st together through back loops, k 10.
Rows 9-11: k all sts.





Repeat the wedges pattern 12 (13, 13) times, then repeat rows (1-8) once, bind on (B) yarn, and complete the pattern as follow:
Row 9: knit all in color (B).
Row 10: knit all in color (A), cut yarn (A).
Row 11: knit all in color (B).

Repeat the wedges pattern 4 (4, 5) times in color (B), knit one more row, bind off all stitches.

Sew zipper pieces on each side, you can use this method by Yarnspirations that I've found so helpful. 




Thursday, January 25, 2018

Jellyfish Cowl



I've made many cowls this season, for I've fallen in love with this elegant piece of accessories clothing. I know this cowl is made by many, and in many versions. I've just wanted to put my touch, which is the Picot Binding Off method.

Materials:

NAKO spaghetti Effect; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 65.6 yds/ 60 m approx.
25% wool, 75% premium acrylic.
75532, 2 balls. (color A)
Antarctica 7653,  1 ball. (color B)
volcano 7794, 1 ball. (color C)

Note: I've used whole two balls of color A, and about 10 to 12 yds only of the other colors (B and C).

-Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) needles.

-Tapestry needle.



Yardage:



140- 150 yds/ 135- 145 m approx.


Level: Easy


Knitting Terms


k = knit
p = purl

Measurements:
12" (30.5 cm) long x 18" (46 cm) around (without wearing) .



Gauge:

10 sts x 16 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Rib pattern used in this design.



Instructions:

With yarn A and circular needle, cast on 80 sts, join up the stitches to work in rounds, making sure not to twist them.

Pattern row: k 2, p 2, repeat to end of row.

Color sequence
6 rows with color A
2 rows with color C
2 rows with color A
2 rows with color B
20 rows with color A
2 rows with color B
2 rows with color A 
2 rows with color C
2 rows with color A

Picot Bind off method:


First, work another (k 2, p 2) row with color A , turn:
  1. cast on 2 stitches on left needle.
  2. bind off 4 stitches.
  3. move the one remaining stitch from right needle back to left.
Repeat the three steps binding off method to last stitch and keep it on right needle, insert the right needle to the first (bound off stitch), yarn over, pull loop and bind off the last stitch, cut yarn, weave in loose ends, turn the first third part of cowl outside.



Sunday, January 21, 2018

Double Collar Cowl




Wishing you all warm days full of knitting and hot coffee, tea, or chocolate. I found myself falling in love with cowls these days,  and my mind are full of ideas to design more and more, maybe because of the cold wintery weather in January.



So here is my new Double Collar Cowl, hope you like it, glad to read all your notes and suggestions soon.

Materials
-NAKO spaghetti Effect; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 65.6 yds/ 60 m approx.
25% wool, 75% premium acrylic.
Antarctica 7653,  1 ball. (color A)
Blacks 7600, 1 ball. (color B)

-Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) needles.

-Tapestry needle.

-One button: 1.5" / 4 cm diameter, approx.




Yardage:
120- 125 yds/ 110- 115 m.
 approx. half for each yarn.

level: Easy 

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl


Measurements:
26" (26 cm) wide x 9" (23 cm) height approx.

Gauge:
9.5 sts x 20 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Garter Pattern.

Instructions

with yarn B, cast on 73 sts using long tail method (or any other). 

Row 1 and 2: k all sts.
Row 3: p 1, k 1, p 1, k to last 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1.
Row 4: k 1, p 1, k to last 2 sts, p 1, k 1.
Row 5: (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1, k to last 5 sts, (p 1, k 1) twice, p 1.
Row 6: (k 1, 1) twice, k to last 4 sts, (p 1, k 1) twice.

Cut yarn B and bind on yarn A:

Row 7: (p 1, k 1) repeat 3 times, p 1, k to last 7 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 3 times, p 1.
Row 8: (k 1, 1) repeat 3 times, k to last 6 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 3 times.
Row 9: (p 1, k 1) repeat 4 times, p 1, k to last 9 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 4 times, p 1.
Row 10: (k 1, 1) repeat 4 times, k to last 8 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 4 times.
Row 11: (p 1, k 1) repeat 5 times, p 1, k to last 11 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 5 times, p 1.
Row 12: (k 1, 1) repeat 5 times, k to last 10 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 5 times.



Cut yarn A and bind on yarn B:

Row 13: (p 1, k 1) repeat 6 times, p 1, k to last 13 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 6 times, p 1.
Row 14: (k 1, 1) repeat 6 times, k to last 12 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 6 times.
Row 15: (p 1, k 1) repeat 7 times, p 1, k to last 15 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 7 times, p 1.
Row 16: (k 1, 1) repeat 7 times, k to last 14 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 7 times.
Row 17: (p 1, k 1) repeat 8 times, p 1, k to last 17 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 8 times, p 1.
Row 18: (k 1, 1) repeat 8 times, k to last 16 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 8 times.

Cut yarn B and bind on yarn A:

Rows 19 - 20: repeat rows 17 and 18 once.
Make one button hole the next row as follows:
Row 21: (p 1, k 1) repeat twice, cast off 3 sts, (k 1, p 1) repeat 4 times, k to last 17 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 8 times, p 1.
Row 22: (k 1, 1) repeat 8 times, k to last 16 sts, (p 1, k 1) repeat 4 times, p 1, cast on 3 sts, (p 1, k 1) twice.
Row 23: repeat row 17.
Row 24: bind off 14 sts, k 1, p 1, k to last 16 sts, p 1, k 1, bind off the last 14 sts. Cut yarn A.

Bind on yarn B to remaining 45 sts:




Row 25: (p 1, k 1) repeat to last st, p 1.
Row 26: (k 1, p 1) repeat to last st, k 1.
Rows 27-32: repeat rows 25-26
Row 33: repeat row 25.

Cut yarn B, bind on yarn A:

Row 34: repeat row 26.
Rows 35-36: repeat rows 25-26.

Bind off all sts, weave in loose ends, sew button, enjoy wearing your cowl.