Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Be sure to SAVE your additions, editing, changes before downsizing to answer your phone, if used on your phone, or check time or anything else. If you don't, you will lose whatever you put in.
I found this out the hard way. I went to answer a local call only to find it was a telemarketing call and that I lost my additions to my new project.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Week 6 of a year in stitches series and I'm brought to a movie reference. I'm a fan of Sean Connery movies. I was watching "A Hunt for the Red October ". Way back in the 80s, many knitters were enamored with Alex Baldwin's sweater .
So to that end, the basics of the sweater.
Cast on a multiple of 8. All the cuffing of the sweater is 2x2 ribbing.
Cast on 24.
R1-4: * k2, p2. Repeat to the end.
R5: * k6, p2. Repeat to the end.
R6: * k2, p6. Repeat to the end.
Repeat these 2 rows until the piece measures 3.25 inches.
Now repeat R1-4. Bind off in pattern.
The original sweater was done in natural wool in sport weight. The pattern for this sweater an be found at
This is a multiple of 2 plus 1 stitches.
R1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, * dtr in next st, sc in next st. Repeat from *to the end. Turn.
R2: ch 1, sc in each st. Turn.
R3: ch 1, sc, * sc in next st, dtr in next st. Repeat to the last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts.
R4: rep R4.
R5: ch 1, * sc, dtr. Repeat from * to the end, end with sc.
Repeat R2 - R5 for desired length. Then repeat R2.
This produces a loopy fabric with lots of texture
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Back to the stitches.
Week 5 knit
This is a multiple of 10 stitches. I have a parallelogram knit and purl stitch. It looks best done in a multitude of the stitch multiple.
Cast on 30 or any other multiple of 10.
R1: RS :: * k5, p5. Repeat from * to the end.
R2: WS :: k4, * p5, k5. Repeat from * to the end, ending k1
R3: p2, * k5, p5. Repeat from * to the end, ending p3.
R4: k2, * p5, k5. Repeat from *to the end, ending k3
R5: p4, * k5, p5. Repeat from *to the end, ending p1.
R6: * p5, k5. Repeat from * to the end.
Repeat these 6 rows to the desired length.
Crochet week 5
This is a multiple of 5 stitches plus 4. This is a lacy shell stitch using double crochet and chain stitches.
For the swatch, ch 24.
R1: dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc, ch 1), * sk 4 ch, in the next st (dc, ch 1) 3x, dc. Repeat from *to the end, ending with dc, ch 1, dc in top of ch 3. Turn.
R2: ch 4, * in center ch 1 space of next shell, (dc, ch 1) 3x dc. Repeat from * to the end, ending dc, ch 1, dc in top of last dc
Repeat R2 for desired size.
A new granddaughter is coming. She's due in April. What's a grandma to do? Knit and crochet and embroider of course.
This is a baby surprise jacket hopefully done in time. I'm on the last of the decreases. I'm using red heart super saver in pink camo on size 4.5mm circular needles. I think this looks more like a rose bush my mom had when I was a child.
Also in the works is a fleece blanket embroidered with butterflies. A bib I will be embroidering with owls. A fleece jacket I'm planning more butterflies for.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Due to illness in my family, I've fallen behind. I hope no one else has been sick.
A texture stitch is this week's choice. This is an Estonian thing and adds a lot of interest to both the laces of that country and the knitting of those items.
Nupp (pronounced like soup)
Incorporate these into a stockinette based fabric.
When you reach the place you want to add a nupp, knit the stitch but keep the stitch on the needle, yo, knit the stitch again, keep it on the needle, yo, knit the stitch again, keep it on the needle, yo, knit the stitch again and drop it. Continue working across the row. On the next row, purl to the location of the nupp. Insert the needle into all 7 loops of the nupp and purl it. This could be challenging. If it's too much, try doing a few loops at a time. Continue working across the row.
Crochet week 4
Last week we did a mesh of ch 2 dc to form a square mesh.
Let's start with the ch for the mesh and work the first row.
R2: ch3, * 2dc in ch 2 sp, 2dc around the post of next dc, dc in dc. Rep from the * to the end. End with dc in top of ch 3.