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.








Saturday, January 13, 2018

Dragon Fire Cowl


Hello friends, these days I'm falling in love with bulky yarn, and exploring its abilities to turn into nice cowls. Till now I've made three, posted one before, this post, and a third cowl I'll present to you when it is ready. Hope you will like at least one of them and put it on your to do list, Have nice knitting days.







Materials




NAKO spaghetti Effect; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 65.6 yds/ 60 m approx.
25% wool, 75% premium acrylic.
Volcano 7794,  2 balls.

Size U.S. 15 (10 mm) knitting needles, 
1 Button : 1.75 inch/ 4.5 cm approx.
Tapestry needle

yardage:
95- 110 yds/ 90- 100 m approx.


level: Easy

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
k2togtbl = knit 2 stitches together through back loops.
yo = yarn over
sl st = slip stitch

Measurements:
18" (46 cm) inner round, 38.5" (98 cm) outer round, 12" (31 cm) deep. approx.

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




Instructions

Cast on 9 sts:
Row 1: k 1, p 1, repeat to last stitch, k 1.
Row 2:p 1, k 1, repeat to last stitch, p 1.
Repeat rows (1 and 2) two more times, then knit one row.

Scale Pattern 1:
Row 1: k 5, yo, k to last 2 sts, sl st, k 1.
Row 2: sl st, k 1, yo, k to last 5 sts: p 1, k 4.
Row 3: repeat row 1.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: repeat row 1.
Row 6: repeat row 2.
Row 7: repeat row 1.
Row 8: repeat row 2.
Row 9: repeat row 1.
Row 10: repeat row 2.
Row 11: bind off 5 stitches, k 5, yo, k to last 2 sts: sl st, k 1.
Repeat rows (2-11) four more times, Then repeat rows (2-10) once.

Important Note:  In row 11, please take into consideration that when you bind off 5 stitches, you are actually knitting 6 stitches. The k 5 that comes after, includes this stitch. This applies to both patterns: 1 and 2.





Scale Pattern 2:
Row 1bind off 5 stitches,  k 5, yo, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 2: k 2, p 1, k 4.
Row 3k 5, yo, k 1, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 4: k 3, p 1, k 4.
Row 5: k 5, yo, k 2, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 6: k 4, p 1, k 4.
Row 7: k 5, yo, k 3, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 8: k 5, p 1, k 4.
Row 9: k 5, yo, k 4, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 10: k 6, p 1, k 4.
Repeat rows (1-10) five more times. Then bind off 5 stitches, k to last st. 

The remaining stitches now are 9.

work single rib pattern:
Row 1: k 1, p 1, repeat to last stitch, k 1.
Row 2:p 1, k 1, repeat to last stitch, p 1.
Row 3: repeat row 1.
Make the button hole:
Row 4: p 1, k , p 1, bind off 3 sts, p 1, k 1, p 1.
Row 5: k 1, p 1, k 1, cast on 3 sts, k 1, p 1, k 1.
Row 6: repeat row 2.

bind off all sts, sew the button, and weave in loose ends.
Enjoy wearing the dragon Fire cowl, and let it keep your neck and chest warm.






Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Bulky Squares Cowl



Happy new year fellow knitters and crocheters. A very cold weather needs bulky cowls, don't you think so? I wanted a simple yet new pattern with a twist, and this is what came out with me. Its gradient white and black shaded yarn is elegant, and like many cowls, it can be put on in many ways, enjoy.

Materials


NAKO spaghetti Effect; 3.5 oz/ 100 g, 65.6 yds/ 60 m approx.
25% wool, 75% premium acrylic.
Antarctica 7653,  3 balls.

Size U.S. 11 (8 mm) knitting needles, U.S. 11 (8 mm) circular needle, 32" (80 cm) long.
Stitch Holders: 4
Stitch Marker
Tapestry needle

yardage:
125- 130 yds/ 115- 120 m approx.

level: intermediate



knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
k2togtbl = knit 2 stitches together through back loops.
M1btf = increase 1 stitch, insert the needle from back to front into the horizontal strand between the stitches, knit the stitch through the front loop.
M1ftb =increase 1 stitch, insert the needle from front to back into the horizontal strand between the stitches, knit the stitch through the back loop.



Measurements:

6" (23 cm) wide x 27.5" (70 cm) around.

Gauge:
10 sts x 21 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Garter Pattern.



Instructions

Making first square:

With straight pair of needles, Cast on 3 sts:

Row 1: k 1, p 1, k 1.
Row 2: k 1, M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k 1.
Row 3: k 2, p 1(use a stitch marker to this center stitch), k 2. 
Row 4: k 2, M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k 2.
Row 5: k to center stitch, p 1, k to end.
Row 6: k to center stitch, M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k to end.
Row 7: repeat row 5.

Repeat rows 6 and 7 fourteen more times, the last row:
 (k 17, p1, k 17).
Now the first square is finished.



Making the second square:

Put the first 16 stitches in a stitch holder, cut yarn. bind on yarn to the remaining stitches and work as follow:

Row 1k 1, M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 2: k 2, p 1(use a stitch marker to mark this center stitch), k 2. 
Row 3: k 2, M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k 1, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 4: k 3, p 1, k 3. 
Row 5: k 3, M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k 2, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 6: k 4, p 1, k 4.
Row 7: k to center st, M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k to last st, k2togtbl (the last st and a st from first square), turn.
Row 8: k to center st, p 1, k to end.

keep on working till the 16 stitches of the first square is knit to second square side, and finishing with row:
 k 16 and put them in a stitch holder. 
Now the second square is finished.








Making the third square:

Row 1: k 1, p 1, k2togtbl (the last st and a st from second square), turn. 
Row 2: k 1, M1btf, k 1 (mark this center stitch), M1ftb, k 1.
Row 3: k 2, p 1, k 1, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 4: k 2, M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k 2.  
Row 5: k 3, p 1, k 2, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 6: k to center st. M1btf, k 1, M1ftb, k to end.
Row 7:k to center st, p 1, k to last st, k2togtbl (the last st and a st from second square), turn.

keep on working till the 16 stitches of the second square is knit with third square rows, the finishing row: 
k 16 (to center st),p 1, k to last st, k2togtbl (the last st of third square and the st of second square).
The third square is finished.

Making the fourth square:
Repeat second square, then cast off the remaining sts (3 center stitches and 16 stitches of the fourth square upper side.

Now you have 4 squares in total, and two groups of (16 stitches) in stitches holders on each side of work.

Finishing the Cowl:
Sew the seams of the two ends of the cowl together.


Making the edges of cowl:
Using the circular needle, pick up 16 stitches of one side of any square on any side of cowl,put the 16 stitches group, pick up another 16 stitches, put the second 16 stitches group, (64 sts).

Work two rows in simple rib pattern (k 1, p 1), then cast off all stitches leaving enough yarn to sew ends. 

Repeat on the other edge of cowl. Weave in loose ends, enjoy wearing the cowl.