Archive for January, 2012
It is time, in fact way overdue, for the end-of-month housekeeping. I’ve completed 32 projects – 1 pair of mittens, 2 shawls, 2 bibs, 2 blanket squares, 5 pairs of socks/booties, 5 dishcloths, 6 hats, and 9 baby garments:
Garter Stripe Baby Socks by Jennifer Hoel knit with Sandnes Garn Lanett. Started and completed July 2, 2011.
Hedera socks by Cookie A knit with Sandnes Garn Sisu. Started July 3, 2011; completed July 15, 2011.
Five Textured Dishcloths by Priscilla Hewitt chrocheted with Pisgah Yarn & Dyeing Co., Inc Peaches & Creme Solids. Started July 19, 2011; completed July 20, 2011.
eiki shawl by Janel Laidman knit in Malabrigo Sock (velvet grapes). Started July 23, 2011; completed August 6, 2011.
Blossom Bib by Joan Barnett chrocheted with Sandnes Garn Mandarin Petit. Started August 7, 2011; completed August 9, 2011. b17-25
Bib in garter st in ”Safran” by DROPS design knit with Sandnes Garn Mandarin Petit. Started August 10, 2011; completed August 13, 2011.
The First Lady mittens by Randi K Design knit with Cascade 220 wool. Started September 21, 2011; completed October 6, 2011.
Baby’s Pullover by Bernat Design Studio knit in Garnstudio DROPS Muskat. Started September 11, 2011; completed October 13, 2011.
Djevellue by May B. Langhelle (4th one!) knit in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull. Started October 11, 2011; completed October 12, 2011.
b16-25 Knitted dress, bolero, and socks in ”Fabel” and ”Alpaca” by DROPS design knit in Garnstudio DROPS Alpaca and Fabel. Dress started September 14, 2011; completed October 31, 2011. Bolero started November 15, 2011; completed December 31, 2011.
R2D2 hat knit with motifs from “Fairisle Patterns from the Movie Star Wars” by Sarah Bradberry in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Free Style. Started October 21, 2011; completed October 31, 2011.
#1938 Barnelue med øyreklaffar by Kathrine Gregersen. Knit in the same yarn as the suit and on the following day.
Two 5 in squares for the group welcome blanket for Genevieve Danger Knitmore aka the shark bean. Knit in Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash on November 25. 2011.
Sock Recipe: A Good, Plain Sock by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee knit in Garnstudio DROPS Fabel. Started Started December 18, 2011; completed December 31, 2011.
b18-3 jacket with overlap at front in ”Fabel” by DROPS design knit in Garnstudio DROPS Fabel. Started August 13, 2011; completed December 31, 2011.
This is my goto toe-up sock pattern for keeping small feet warm. I knit them one or more pairs at a time on one 80cm circular needle (magic-loop).
Size: 12-24 months (elastic and flexible fit)
Yarn: Dalegarn baby ull (superwash fingering wool), about 25g / 80-100m
Abbreviations: m1 = pick up and knit yarn from previous round tbl
Toe: Start with a 12-stitch Turkish cast-on, and then increase to 40 stitches (all in stockinette).
Foot: Work stockinette on sole needle and p1 (k2, p2)* k1 on instep needle until work measures 6-7cm.
Gusset: Increase at the beginning and end of the sole needle as follows:
Row 1: k1, m1 , knit until 1 stitch remains, m1, k1 – knit across instep in ribbing pattern.
Row 2: Work stockinette on sole needle and ribbing on instep needle.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 6 times (52 sts).
Turn heel: On sole needle, work short-rows back and forth 3 times with 4 center stitches:
K22, kfb, k1, wrap and turn
P15, pfb, p1, wrap and turn
K13, kfb, k1, wrap and turn
P11, pfb, p1, wrap and turn
K9, kfb, k1, wrap and turn
P7, pfb, p1, wrap and turn
Knit across heel, knitting the wrapped stitches. Knit across instep needle in ribbing.
Heel flap: Knit across heel (knitting the wrapped stitches) until 10 stitches remain. Decrease back to 20 stitches as follows:
row1 (RS) ssk, turn
row2 (WS) sl1, p18, p2tog, turn
row3 (RS) sl1, k1 to 1 stitch before gap, ssk, turn
row4 (WS) sl1, p to 1 stitch before gap, p2tog, turn
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until you reach the end of the RS row (21 stitches remain)
Work across instep needle in ribbing. k2tog first 2 stitches on sole needle (completing the decreases) and knit across sole needle (40 sts).
Leg: work p1 (k2 p2)* k1 on both needles until desired length (about 7,5cm). Bind off loosely.
Finishing: Weave in ends.
This is my goto top-down sock pattern for keeping small feet warm. Or maybe more an outline than a full-blown pattern. I knit them one or more pairs at a time on one 80cm circular needle (magic-loop).
Size: 18-24 months (elastic and flexible fit)
Yarn: Dalegarn baby ull (superwash fingering wool)
Cuff + leg: Cast on 42 sts, join in the round, and work p1, k1 tbl ribbing for 7.5cm.
Heel: Work short-row heel in stockinette over half the stitches (21): Work 14 decrease rows (decrease untill 7 stitches remain in the middle), and then work 14 increase rows.
Foot: Continue in ribbing on the instep needle and work stockinette on the sole needle for ca 7.5 cm (untill the foot measures ca 10 cm).
Toe: Decrease row = (k1, ssk, knit to 3 sts remain, k2tog, k1) twice. Work toe decreases every other row 3 times, and then every row 4 times (until 7 sts remain on each needle). Kitchener remaining stitches.
Finishing: Weave in ends.