Thursday, December 07, 2006

~Of Victoria Remnant Color

I picked up a small remnant of turquoise acrylic somewhere or other in my material gathering journys. Although I'm not inclined to acrylic, I did love the color.
Using that and a bit of black acrylic and the wonderful

pattern by

I created this.....

Sunday, October 08, 2006

The Cell Sock~

The Incredible No Seam Cell Sock~

Material~ Sugar'n Cream 100% Cotton, 70.9 g, Hot pink and Hot Green. I've made three and have plenty left over for more.
Size 5 Needles, straight or circular, Size 6 DPNs, Darning needle, crochet hook for cinch, Imagination

Gauge~ 4.5 stitches and 6 rows equals an inch in slip stitch pattern.

Slip Stitches Purlwise

Worked from the bottom up

C/O 24 stitches using long tail method
Row 1 Knit 1, Slip One across, always slip last stitch on row
Row 2 Knit 1, slip One Across, slipping last stitch.

Work until piece measures 4.5 inches

Using two double pointed needles slip purlwise stitches as follows

First stitch needle A
Second Stitch needle B
Third stitch needle A
Fourth Stitch needle B
Continue across row effectively separating your work to a front and back.
Turn work inside out.

At this point you can divide stitches among more DPN's if you would like. I just kept them on two. Begin working in the round.

Eyelet Row
Knit 1 (k1, yo, k2tog) across ending with a Knit 1
Knit 4 rows in plain stocknette (knit all stitches)
Bind off loosely.

I used a picot bind off on one of mine as follows
Using cable cast on CO 4 stitches to left needle Knit 2, bind off one, until you bind off two of the original stitches, then cast on 4 more, and repeat around.

Make an crochet chain, or braid three pieces of yarn, or icord, to desired length and weave through eyelet row, tie the ends in knot.

Weave in loose ends with darning needle.

To make the alternating row color variation, I simply picked up the contrasting color after the second row, and then switched back and forth after two rows, making sure the new color was twisted around the old when changing.

Please feel free to use this pattern for personal use And commercial use. I think it would be great if you were able to make these and sell them. Go for it

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Bunny Heart~

Made with the incredible pattern of Barbara Boulton ~ Magic Friends

as featured in knitter's stash ~ Barbara Albright

~Slip stitch ~ No Seam ~ Magical ~ One piece tube

Using Caron Bliss Snow, a touch of Paton Divine Floral Fantasy, and a bit of black acyrlic for her eyes. On 10.5 Clover Bamboo's.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Bare Knuckles~

Created with the guidence of Elizabeth Dimbleby

Using Lion Brand Wool Ease Black and Grey.
Look Ma, I can make gloves!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Hacky Sack!

Made with some antique Paton "BlueBell" Wool I picked up at a second hand store in 'Bottle Green' and South Maid Mercerized Cotton in 'Mexicano'. Filled with rice.

Using the 'Bonus' Small Yarn Ball pattern

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Sierra Shrug In Raglan

Made using Lion Brand Wood-Ease in Navy One Skein on size 11,
based on a pattern by Kerrie Allman at Magknits

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Cotton Hoodie~

Made using Peaches & Creme Cotton ~ Ecru and Peppercorn Ombre
Using a design by Sandi Prosser as featured in Easy Knitting Spring/Summer 2005