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It's a hat with owls! Yay! This is for my brother, whose mangyle will never be done. Certainly not for christmas. Who? Materials:1 ball Nashua Creative Focus (I used half)size 6 circular needle and dpns (or however you want to do it)stitch marker4 small buttons for eyes (optional, you can use more, less, or none at all) sewing needle and thread Sizes:infant (child, adult) Note about sizing: I've only tested the adult size, please let me know about any problems with the smaller size and I'll be happy to fix them. Abbreviations:C4F: slip two sts onto cable needle and hold in front, k2, k2 from cable neeedleC4B: slip two sts onto cable needle and hold in back, k2, k2 from cable needle Directions:Cast on 92 (100, 112) sts, join in round and work in 2x2 ribbing for 1 inch.Switch to stockinette and work for 5 rounds, decreasing 4(1,2) sts evenly spaced in row 3. 88(99, 110) sts. Work 19 rows of owl cable pattern over all sts.Knit 1 or more rows and increase 0(5,2) sts. 88 (104, 112) sts.

Summer 2007 Using US #6/4mm needle, CO 133[144] sts, placing a marker every 22[24] sts. Note: For the smaller size only, there will be 23 sts after the last marker, instead of 22. Also for the smaller size only, omit the yo at the beginning of the first row. K1 instead. Work Row 1 of chart pattern using US #2/2.75mm circular needle. Work Rounds 2-10 of chart pattern. Round 11: Remove marker, k1, replace marker, work Round 11 of chart pattern. Work Rounds 12-13 of chart pattern. Round 14: Remove marker, k1, replace marker, work Round 14 of chart pattern. Work Rounds 15-16 of chart pattern. Round 17: [K7; (drop 2 wraps from W3 and slip remaining wrap to right needle) 3 times, k to marker] 6 times. 108[126] sts.At this point, the sts which had been wrapped 3 times in Round 16 will look very long and loose. Rounds 18-23: [K7, sl 3 elongated sts, k to marker] 6 times. Brim pattern is complete.

editorial spring 06 Note: To make this pattern easier to understand, the predominantly yellow (MC) side will be called the RS, and the predominantly black (CC) side will be called the WS. CO 48 stitches using CC. I recommend using a cable cast on, but a tubular cast on is also nice for double knitting. Now it's time to add the second color, and work the first row. You will have to get used to holding both yarns at once. The first row is worked entirely in MC on the RS, and CC on the WS. You should have what looks like the first row of 1x1 rib, but with the purled stitches in a different color from the knitted ones. Turn the work, so the WS is facing. You have just worked 2 rows in double-knit stockinette stitch, with one side (RS) worked in MC, and one side (WS) in CC. Begin Chart Pattern: When working from this chart, the odd-numbered rows will be RS rows, and the even-numbered rows will be WS rows. Work through all rows of the chart, then repeat rows 97-102 until the scarf is the desired length.

Knotty but Nice hat - Knitty: Winter 2009 DIRECTIONS Using circular needle, CO 120 sts. Place marker and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist. Round 1: P1, k2, [p2, k2] to last st, p1. Work Rounds 1-29 of chart. Work 7 rounds 2x2 Rib. Switching to double-point needles when necessary, shape crown as follows. Break yarn, leaving a tail. Trilobite - Knitty, Summer 2009 Chart: The chart for this pattern fits on a letter-sized page. Click here and print. 1x1 Rib (Worked in the round over an even number of sts): All rounds: [K1, p1] to end. C2B: Sl 1 to cable needle and hold to back of work, k1 from left needle, k1 from cable needle. C2F: Sl 1 to cable needle and hold to front of work, k1 from left needle, k1 from cable needle. C2BP: Sl 1 to cable needle and hold to back of work, k1 from left needle, p1 from cable needle. C2FP: Sl 1 to cable needle and hold to front of work, p1 from left needle, k1 from cable needle. C3BP: Sl 2 to cable needle and hold to back of work, k1 from left needle, p2 from cable needle. C3FP: Sl 1 to cable needle and hold to front of work, p2 from left needle, k1 from cable needle. k3tog: Knit 3 together. 2 sts decreased. Make bobble: Knit into front, then back, then front again, of next st: 1 st increased to 3 sts. p2tog tbl: Purl 2 together through back loops. 1 st decreased.

35 mm Fresh from the Knitty rejection pile! (It's okay Knitty, I still love you. Let's hang out sometime?) 35mm Hat Growing up in Minnesota, I know the value of warm winter accessories. This hat was designed for my older brother, Colin. SIZEto fit an average or large adult head FINISHED MEASUREMENTSCircumference, unstretched: 19 inchesWill comfortably fit up to 25 inches MATERIALS[MC] Nature Spun [100% wool; 245 yd/224 m per 100g skein]; color: Charcoal; 1 skein[CC] Nature Spun [100% wool; 245 yd/224 m per 100g skein]; color: Pepper; 1 skein Alternate color scheme:[MC] Patons Classic Wool Merino [100% wool; 223 yds/204 m per 100g skein]; color: Chestnut Brown; 1 skein[CC] Ella Rae Classic [100% wool; 219 yds/200 m per 100g skein]; color: #103; 1 skein 1 set US #8/5 mm double-point needles 1 16-inch US #8/5 mm circular needle stitch markertapestry needlecable needle (optional) GAUGE17 sts/25 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch PATTERNHat is worked from the bottom up.

Parallax Knitting · Lyra’s cap Download the pattern here I was so smitten by the costumes in the Golden Compass, and for this cap at least, one wonders: how often can something so desirable be achieved so easily? I whipped this up in an evening and thought I would share. If you are lucky you will even have some yarn in your stash that will work. Difficulty Easy Size Child [Adult] (shown in adult size) Finished measurements 9 inches (23cm) [10 inches (25cm)] from top to bottom 8 inches (20cm) [9 inches (23cm)] from front to back Materials Rowan Ribbon Twist [70% wool, 25% acrylic, 5% polyamide; 60yd/66m per 100g skein]; color: #121 Rustic; 1 skein 1 set US #17/12mm straight needles 1 US#L/11/8mm crochet hook Gauge 7.5sts/10 rows = 4 inches / 10cm in stockinette st blog : CRAFT Pattern: Pumpkin Cozy If you carve your Halloween pumpkin into a jack-o-lantern too early, it’ll be shriveled and rotten by the time of the big night, and that’s no treat! Knit this pumpkin cozy in the meantime. This project is great for practicing increases and decreases. Adjust the size by knitting fewer or more increase rows and easily customize it for your pumpkin, or knit one up first and bring it with you to the patch. Knitting help has a great section on increases and decreases. Inspired to craft something for Halloween? Related

Lovely Leaf Lace Scarf This Lovely Leaf Lace scarf is made with Lobster Pot's 8-ply cashmere in color "Chatham Light". The stitches that create this beautiful and dimensional pattern are a simple combination of strategic yarn-overs and decreases. The lace pattern has a wonderful dimensionality while the stockinette pattern curls around your neck like a big soft hug. If you're curious about the green scarf on the left you can find the complete instructions for it at this link: Easy Mistake Stitch Scarf Materials 6 skeins 8-ply cashmere, this scarf was made with Lobster Pot's beautifully hand dyed Worsted Weight Cashmere in color "Chatham Light". Gauge 4 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch Finished Measurements Approximately 12 inches wide x 52 inches long Pattern Notes This pattern is a lace leaf pattern at each end, and stockinette in the middle. The Pattern Cast on 61 stitches. Repeat rows 1-16 five times more, work should measure approximately 16 inches from cast on edge, then: Weave in ends. Sl1, k2tog, psso

smaller: Small craft- Zsa mask We are really excited about this cool hat project! It's easy enough for even a beginner like me to make so I am going to try and get one done for Christmas. You can find other great projects and get some crafting inspiration from the prolific and talented Dutch blogger- Mme ZsaZsa. Although the design looks complicated, it’s actually just a piece of knitted fabric with the sides stitched together. The ears don’t have to be knitted but are shaped by wearing the hat, and the eyes are openings made by casting stitches off in one row and casting them back on in the next row. Take a look at the pattern drawing: You knit a rectangle of 31 stitches to a length of 40cm. Ok, we’re starting. - Cast on 31 stitches and knit 4 rows in stockinette stitch, that is knitting one row (RS) and purling the next (WS). - Row 5: knit 8 stitches, cast off 6, knit 3, cast off another 6 and knit the remaining 8. - Row 6: purl 8 stitches, cast on 6, purl 3, cast on another 6 and purl the remaining 8. - Done!

Hip Hop Blanket :: Etsy Blog When was the last time you picked up your knitting needles? The new year is still fresh and you have plenty of time to grab 2011 by the horns (or knitting needles?) and make good on goals to learn a new skill or try a new project. Intarsia is a knitting technique that gets its name from a type of wood work in which blocks of different colors of wood are pieced together, puzzle-like, to create an image. In my new book, Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting: Go Beyond the Basics, I devote an entire chapter to explaining the ins and outs of this method, but I’ll give you a few basics here. Stitch ‘n Bitch Superstar Knitting is available from Amazon, Workman, and an independent bookstore near you. Intarsia Tips The idea of intarsia is to make it look like your yarn magically changed from one color to the next in your knit row. So how do you deal with all that yarn? The only main challenge with knitting intarsia is linking your different colors of yarn together. A: 10 balls #18B: 2 balls #1364

Free Pattern: Tiny Baby Bunnies Need a last minute egg-stuffer for Easter? These mini-marshmallow-size bunnies are the ultimate scrap yarn project, and can be whipped up in just a few minutes! Use sock yarn as shown, or scale the project up by using thicker yarn and larger needles for a bigger bunny. Finished size: about 3/4-inch long Fingering-weight yarn in 2 colors and black (Samples made with Knit Picks Palette yarn) Set of size 1 US (2.25 mm) double-pointed needles Small tapestry needle Small amount of stuffing or scrap yarn Doesn’t matter, as long as your stitches are on the tight side. CO = cast on rnd = round k = knit st(s) = stitch(es) kfb = knit into front and back of stitch (increases by 1 stitch) k2tog = knit 2 stitches together (decreases by 1 stitch) The finished bunnies are very small and are not suitable for small children. (worked back to front) CO 6 sts onto 3 needles and join in a rnd. Rnd 1: [kfb] 6 times (12 sts) Rnd 2: [kfb, k1] 6 times (18 sts) Rnds 3-8: knit (6 rnds) Rnd 9: [k2tog, k1] 6 times (12 sts)