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It is time for the end-of-month housekeeping. I’ve completed 18 projects – 14 hats, a pairs of socks, a cardigan, a shawl, and an ornament:
4 charity skullcaps “A Hat Fit for a Boyfriend” by Stephanie Nicole, knit in Garnstudio DROPS Karisma Superwash. Started November 3, 2012; completed November 6, 2012.

Charity skullcaps

10 Preemie Baby Beanies by Karen Everitt in Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull. Started November 6, 2012; completed November 9, 2012.

Preemie hats

Moody Stockings – SKA November Mystery Sock by Erica Lueder, knit in Shibui Knits Sock. Started November 1, 2012; completed November 23, 2012.

Moody Stockings

Frozen leaves shawl by Anusla – knit in Garnstudio DROPS Lace. Started October 20, 2012; completed November 22, 2012.

Frozen leaves shawl

White star crochet in Coats Puppets Eldorado 12. Made November 25, 2012.

White crochet star

Dark and Stormy cardigan by Thea Colman – knit in Malabrigo Yarn Rios. Started September 16, 2012; completed November 29, 2012.

Dark and Stormy Cardigan

Dark and Stormy Cardigan

Dark and Stormy Cardigan

Dark and Stormy Cardigan

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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).

Stashbuster toddler socks

Size: 12-24 months (elastic and flexible fit)

Needles: 2.5mm

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).

Stashbuster socks

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.

Stashbuster toddler socks
Stashbuster toddler socks

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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).

rainbow_socks

Size: 18-24 months (elastic and flexible fit)

Needles: 2.5mm

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.

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