Tuesday, November 25, 2008

LIZARD RIDGE finished!!!!!!!

It's done, I finished it! I didn't do the border shown in the originally pattern and just added couple of rows in garter stitch and mitered them. Which means I picked up and knit the stitches on one side of the blanket and increased one stitch at the beginning and the end of each right side row.
This time I did squares but if I ever do one again I think about knitting it in panels.
For weaving in the ends I used the dublicate stitch method. Instructions for this you will find here.
Anyways the original pattern you can find here.
Now I will send this afghan off to my friend as a wedding gift (Even though I'm tempted to keep it :)) ). I hope they ill like it!!! A special blanket for very special people..............................


Sunday, November 16, 2008

LIZARD RIDGE


Slowly but surely I'm getting there. This afghan is going to be a wedding present for a dear friend.
I'm on my last square, decided how to put them together and which color to use for a border.
Hopefully it will be done by the end of the week.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kirsten's Bolero



This bolero is knitted top down and there is no seeming involved.
Material: 1 skein worsted weight yarn and some contrasting yarn for the crochet border.
(I used Ellyn Cooper's Caribe Irisee and a mohair mix leftover.)
1 size US 7 circular needle and size US 7 dpn. Crochet hook size D.
Scrap yarn and sewing needle. Marker.

Instructions:
Cast on 21 sts.
Raglan Yoke:
Row 1 (WS) and all wrong side rows: P
Row 2: K1, M1, YO, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, YO, K9, YO, K1, YO, K3, YO, K1, YO, M1, K1.
Row 4: K1, M1, K2, YO, K1, YO, K5, YO, K1, YO, K11, YO, K1, YO, K5, YO, K1, YO, K2, M1, K1.
Row 6: K1, M1, K4, YO, K1, YO, K7, YO, K1, YO, K13, YO, K1, YO, K7, YO, K1, YO, K4, M1, K1.
Row 8: K1, M1, K6, YO, K1, YO, K9, YO, K1, YO, K15, YO, K1, YO, K9, YO, K1, YO, K6, M1, K1.
Row 10: K9, YO, K1, YO, K11, YO, K1, YO, K17, YO, K1, YO, K11, YO, K1, YO, K9.
Row 12: K10, YO, K1, YO, K13, YO, K1, YO, K19, YO, K1, YO, K13, YO, K1, YO, K10.
Row 14: K11, YO, K1, YO, K15, YO, K1, YO, K21, YO, K1, YO, K15, YO, K1, YO, K11.
Row 16: SSK, K10, YO, K1, YO, K17, YO, K1, YO, K23, YO, K1, YO, K17, YO, K1, YO, K10, K2tog.
Row 17: P to end.

Sleeves:
Break yarn. Put 13 sts (left front sts) on waste yarn, put next 19 sts (left sleeve sts) on different waste yarn, put 27 sts (back sts) on another waste yarn, put next 19 sts (right sleeve sts)
on three dpn, put next 13 sts (right front sts) on waste yarn.
Right sleeve:
With dpn cast on 2 sts, pm (= underarm marker), cast on 2 sts.
Continue to work sleeve sts and join with cast on sts carefully not to twist.
Knit 4 rounds even.
Next round K2tog (the 2 sts before marker), SSK (=the 2 sts after the marker), K to end of round.
Here you can either break your yarn and join the second color or continue to work in main color.
Knit 3 rounds.
Next round K2tog (before marker), SSK (after marker), knit to end of round.
Knit 10 rounds even.
Bind off.

Work left sleeve the same way as right sleeve.

Body:
With circular needle pick up front and back sts from their string.
Rejoin yarn and K (RS facing) across sts of left front, pick up and knit 4 sts on the cast on left sleeve underarm edge, K back sts, pick up and knit 4 sts on the cast on right underarm edge, K right front sts.
Row 1: P to end.
Row 2: K
Row 3: P
Row 4: SSK, K to last 2 sts, K2tog.
Row 5 and 7: P
Row 6 and 8 : repeat row 4.
Bind off and weave in ends.
With different color crochet around bottom edge front and neck opening edges. I used a crab stitch for this but a single crochet would work too.

Enjoy


Copyright 2008, Christiane Burkhard
Abbreviations:
M1 = With left needle tip, lift strand between needles from front to back. Knit the lifted loop through the back.
SSK = Slip two sts individually knitwise. Insert tip of left needle into front of these two slipped sts and use right needle to knit them together through their back loops.
Pm = Place marker.
K2tog = knit 2 stitches together.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Amy's Sweater - A Variation


This variation of Amy's Sweater is knitted in the round. In order to create a longer neck line I did the traveling cable stitch every round. The decreases are evenly distributed on the remaining distance to the point of shoulder shaping.
This time I used South West Trading Company, Karaoke and tried to match the two fronts with the color striping. I love the feel and the colorway of this yarn but it tends to break when pulled to tight.





The original pattern you can find here.
If you have any questions about adapting the original pattern
please leave a comment.