Friday, March 21, 2008

Kirsten's Poncho

This is a fast knitted project., great to use up this left over yarns from your stash and to make space for new buys.
The poncho is made to fit any American Girl doll.

Yarn: Sheep Shop Company, Sheep 2 yarn about 1/2 skein
Plymouth, Oh My about 1/2 skein
Needles: Size US 9 dpn set of five, crochet hook size 5 mm
1 button

Gauge: 3.5 st = 1" in St st

Cast on 28 sts and distribute evenly on four needles.
Join carefully not to twist and place marker to mark beginning of the rnd.

Rnd 1: Knit
Rnd 2: M1 every first and last st on each needle (8 sts increased)
Rnd 3: K
Rnd 4 - 7: repeat rnds 2 and 3 another 2 times
Rnd 8: k to last st on needle #1, M1,
M1, k last st on needle #3, M1, M1 and k to end of rnd.
Rnd 9: K
Repeat rnd 8 and 9 until piece measures 5.5".
Using second yarn k 1 rnd and then p 3 rnds.
With second yarn crochet around neck opening using single crochets.
Form bow and sew on button.

M1 = make one (knit in front and back of st)

Thursday, March 20, 2008


This yarn is great. One skein would make the whole scarf so you don't have to bother about adding another skein.
The pattern stitch looks great on both sides. There won't be a wrong side, both look pretty. I made several of these scarves as gifts. One of them is now owned by famous Mr P.........

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Matching Hat

I  designed a hat to match the Guilford Guernsey sweater I  knitted for a toddler.

Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash about 110 yard

Gauge: 5st = 1“ on size 6 and 7 needles

Needles: Set of 4 or 5 double pointed needles in size necessary to obtain gauge.

To fit size 18 months to 4 years

With smaller needle cast on 92 sts.

Arrange evenly on 3 or 4 dpn. Place marker (pm) and join, being careful not to twist sts.

Work in K2 P2 ribbing about 1 ¼"

K one row decreasing 1 st. (91 sts)

Work in St st for about 2 "

Change to bigger needles and begin to knit pattern:

Rnd 1: P

Rnd 2: K

Rnd 3: P

Rnd 4: * K7, P1, K5 * rep 7 x

Rnd 5: * P2, K4, P1, K1, P1, K4* rep 7x

Rnd 6: * K5, P1, K3, P1, K3 *

Rnd 7: * P2, K2, P1, K5, P1, K2* rep 7x

Rnd 8: * K3, P1, K7, P1, K1 * rep 7x

Rnd 9: *P3, K9, P1 * rep 7x

Rnd 10 – 15: rep Rnd 4 -10

Rnd 16 – 18: rep Rnd 1 – 3

Rnd 19: K

Shape top:

Rnd 1: * K2tog, K11 * rep 7x Rnd 18: K

Rnd 2: K Rnd 19: * K2tog, K2 * rep 7x

Rnd 3: * K2tog, K10 * rep 7x Rnd 20: K

Rnd 4: K Rnd 21: * K2tog, K1 * rep 7x

Rnd 5: * K2tog, K9 * rep 7x Rnd 22: K

Rnd 6: K Rnd 23: * K2tog * rep 7x

Rnd 7: * K2tog, K8 * rep 7x

Rnd 8: K

Rnd 9: * K2tog, K7* rep 7x

Rnd 10: K

Rnd 11: * K2tog, K6 * rep 7x

Rnd 12: K

Rnd 13: * K2tog, K5 * rep 7x

Rnd 14: K

Rnd 15: * K2tog, K4 * rep 7x

Rnd 16: K

Rnd 17: * K2tog, K3 * rep7x

For pompom, break yarn, pull tail through sts, pull tight, and secure to inside.


1. Cut two cardboard circles the size you wish the finished pompom to be , then cut a small hole about the size of a dime in the center of each one.

2. Measure off approximately 6 strands of yarn, about 2 yards long; hold the two cardboard discs together in your left hand and wind the strands of yarn through the hole and around the rim as shown below. The quantity of yarn used will determine the fullness of the pompom.

3. Insert sharp scissors carefully between the two cardboard discs and cut the yarn all around.

4. Separate the discs slightly, take a strand of yarn 12 inches long and wind around the cut strands (between the discs) twice and tie tightly.

5. Remove the discs and trim any stray ends.

6. Sew the Pompon to the hat.

The sweater pattern is one of the Yankee Knitter Designs.


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