Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cozy Scarf and Hat for a Cold Winter




Measurements
Scarf: approx. 13” x 90“(227 cm x 33 cm).
Hat: approx. 20.5” (52 cm) circumference, 10” (26 cm) length.


Materials
Yarn A: 4 skeins Nako Vizon (%100 premium acrylic) 100 g, 195 m, color No 185.
Yarn B: 3 skeins Nako Vizon Anatolia (%100 premium acrylic) 100 g, 210 m, color No 80839.
Knitting needles: size 4.5 mm (US. 7).
Circular needle: size 4.5 mm (US. 7), 16” (40 cm) long,


Gauge
19 sts and 26 rows = 4” X 4” (10 cm *10 cm) in stocking stitch for yarn A.
18 sts and 24 rows =4” X 4” (10 cm *10 cm) in stocking stitch for yarn B.


Abbreviations
K = knit
P = purl
Yo = yarn over
M1= make 1 stitch increase
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
Sssk= Slip next 3 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.






Instructions


Scarf
With yarn A, Cast on 64 sts (long tail method preferable)
Knit two rows, then work the first pattern:

1st row: K2, *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit them.

2nd row: and each even row: purl.

3rd row: K3, *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, knit them.

5th row: K4, *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat from * to last 3 stitches, knit them.

6th row: purl.

These six rows are the first pattern. Repeat until scarf measures approx. 8 “(21 cm) from beginning, ending with sixth row of the first pattern.



Work second pattern:

1st row: K2, *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat from *, change to yarn B, knit last 2 stitches.

2nd row: and each even row: purl the stitches with the same yarn color as previous row.

3rd row: K3, *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, change to yarn B, yo, ssk, K2 stitches.

5th row: K4, *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat from * to last 6 stitches, change to yarn B, ** yo, ssk**, repeat twice from **, K2 stitches.

6th row: purl the stitches with the same yarn color as previous row.
Repeat these six rows, BUT, by adding two stitches knitted with yarn B, which means to add once more **yo, ssk**, and subtracting 2 stitches from yarn A in each knit row, until finishing the row that is purled entirely with yarn B, until the entire row worked with yarn color B.



Work third pattern beginning with yarn B:

1st row: K2, **yo, ssk** repeat from ** 30 times, change to yarn A, knit last 2 stitches.

2nd row: and each even row: purl the stitches with the same yarn color as previous row.

3rd row: K2, **yo, ssk** repeat from ** 29 times, change to yarn A, knit last 4 stitches.

5th row: K2, **yo, ssk** repeat from ** 28 times, change to yarn A, K1, yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them, knit last 2 stitches.

7th row: K2, **yo, ssk** repeat from ** 27 times, change to yarn A, K1, yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them, knit last 4 stitches.

9th row: K2, **yo, ssk** repeat from ** 26 times, change to yarn A, K1, *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat from * twice, knit last 3 stitches.

11th row: K2, **yo, ssk** repeat from ** 25 times, change to yarn A, K1, *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat from * 3 times, knit last 2 stitches.

Keep on decreasing two stitches from yarn color B on every right side, adding them to stitches worked with first pattern and yarn color A, until the entire row worked with yarn color A.

Repeat the patterns alternating as many times as you like, I have worked five alternating colors as a whole.

The last time you have a total yarn color A, and first pattern row, work another 8” (21 cm) with ending with 1st row of the first pattern, knit 2 rows and cast off.

Block and weave in loose threads. Make 11 thread fringes from yarn B at each end of the scarf, each fringe made from 8 pieces of thread each 45 cm long (ending 16 in number and about 22 cm long after trimming).






Hat

With yarn color A and circular needles, cast on (long tail method preferable) 120 stitches. Work (Knit 1, purl 1) row and join to other end, taking care not to twist the work. Put a mark on the beginning of the row and work 9 more rows with the same pattern. Then work the decreasing row as follow:
*(Knit 1 m1, purl 1, knit, 1, purl 1), repeat from * to the end of row. (150 stitches)
Work as follow (don’t forget to mark the beginning of each row):
1st row: {with yarn color A, work *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat 15 times, (45 stitches), join yarn B, work **yo, ssk** repeat from ** 15 time (30 stitches)}. Repeat between {} once more, (150 stitches in total).



Notes:

Must use separate skeins each time you change to another yarn.
Make sure that you cross the threads of two colors each time you change the yarn.

2nd row: turn work to wrong side, purl to the end of the row using the same yarns as the previous right side row.

3rd row: turn work right side, slip 2 stitches from the right side needle to the left one (the last two stitches of the last row), {with yarn A, work *yo, slip 1 stitch knitwise, knit 2 stitches and pass slipped stitch over them*, repeat 15 times, (45 stitches), join yarn color B, work **yo, ssk** repeat from ** 15 time (30 stitches)}. Repeat between {} once more, (150 stitches in total).

4rth row: turn work to wrong side, purl to the end of the row using the same yarns as the previous right side row.

This means the colors and patterns will shift two stitches to the right each alternate row. Repeat rows 3 and 4, until the hat measures approx. 8” (20.5 cm), or longer if you want to make a slouch hat, with right side work, start decreasing pattern as follows:

1st row: slip 4 stitches from the right side needle to the left one (the last 4 stitches of the previous row), {with yarn color A, work *yo, slip 2 stitch knitwise, k2tog, and pass slipped stitches over them*, repeat until last 4 stitches of yarn A, change to yarn color B, yo, sssk, ** yo, ssk**, repeat from ** until the last 4 stitches of yarn B}. Repeat between {} once more, (142 stitches in total).

2nd row: turn work to wrong side, purl to the end of the row using the same yarns as the previous right side row.
Repeat these two rows 8 more times, (78 stitches left). Then work the last row as follows:

(With color A yarn, sssk, to the last stitch, with color B yarn, ssk to last stitch), repeat between () one more time, cut last thread 10 inches long and pass it through remaining stitches, pull it tight and knot it securely, cut the other yarn threads and knot them together and weave end in.

Make a large pom pom from color B, and thread it at the top of the hat.

Pattern 1
Pattern 2
Pattern 3



Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Melody Scarf


Hello everyone, the weather has been miserable these past few days where I live. It has been snowing and raining non stop. To cheer myself up, I made a summery scarf. It only took two days to finish.

Materials: 
Yarn : Alize “diva baby” color 143 (1 skeins) 100% Microfiber Acrylic (100 g-3.52 Oz/350 mt-383yds)
Hook size: 3 mm.
Tapestry needle

Measurements:  width  approx. 13.5 cm / 5.3 inch , length approx. 140.5 cm / 55.3 inches.

Abbreviations: 
ch : chain
sc : single crochet
dc : double crochet
tc : treble crochet

Notes:
  • For the start of the rows, ch 2 will count as a dc, and ch 3 will count as a tc.
  • The scarf is worked in multiplies of 5 plus 1.

Pattern

Row 1: ch 41, ch 4 (count as a dc and ch 2), turn. This is the right side

Row 2: skip 4 chs, {skip 4 chs, ( 3 dc, picot, 3 dc) in the next ch, ch 1} Repeat 6 times, ch 1, skip the next 4 chs, dc in the last ch. ch 4 (count as a tc and ch 1), turn

Row 3: ( tc, ch 1, tc) in the ch 2 space, ch 4, {( tc, ch 1, tc) in the next ch 1 space, ch 4} Repeat 5 times, ( tc, ch 1, tc) in the ch 2 space, ch 1, tc in the last dc, ch 5( count as a tc and ch 2), turn.

Row 4:{sc in the ch 1 space between the two tcs, ch 2, (tc, ch 1, tc) in the ch 4 space, ch 2} Repeat 6 times, sc in the ch 1 space, ch 2, tc in the last tc. Ch 6 (count as a tc and ch 3), turn.

Row 5: {(tc, ch 1, tc) in the ch 1 space between the two tcs, ch 3} Repeat 6 times, tc in the last tc. Ch 4, turn.

Row 6:{( 3 dc, picot, 3 dc) in the next ch 1 between the two tcs in the previous row, ch 1} Repeat 6 times. Ch 1, dc in the last tc. Ch 4 (count as a tc and ch 1), turn.


Repeat the rows 3-6 to the required length. I repeated the pattern 38 times.

For the last repeat stop at row 4. Go back to the first row of your scarf and on the other side of the chs :
make a standing dc on the first ch, {ch 2, sc in the ch 4 space, ch 2, (tc, ch 1, tc) in the next ch} repeat 6 times, ch 2, sc in the next ch 4 space, ch 2, dc in the last ch.