26 January 2006

brown hat

i made a cute hat. it's a simple rib with some stripes.
brown hat in action

it was made with acrylic yarn on size 7 needles. i cast on 88 st and knit in a 2x2 rib.
brown hat folded

the rows are as follows:
20 brown
4 grey
6 brown
4 grey
6 brown
4 blue
6 brown
4 grey
6 brown*
4 grey
4 brown
brown hat flat

decreases as follows, beginning with *'d row: row 1: k2tog, p2, k2, p2
row 2: k1, p2, k2, p2
row 3: k2tog, p1, k2, p2
row 4: k1, p1, k2, p2
row 5: k2tog, k2, p2
row 6: k3, p2
[switch to grey]
row 7: k2tog, k1, p2
row 8: k2, p2
row 9: k2tog, p2
row 10: k1, p2
[switch to brown]
row 11: k2tog, p1
row 12: k1, p1
row 13: k2tog
row 14: k all

this leaves you with 11 stitches. use a tapestry needle to draw tail through open stitches, tighten, and tie.

19 January 2006

last. warmers. ever.


pattern is 2x2 rib, with mock cables as follows...

row 1,2: k2 p2 k2 p2 (4x) MC
row 3: k2(cross) p2 k2 p2 (4x) MC
row 4, 5: k2 p2 k2 p2 (4x) CC1

row 6,7: k2 p2 k2 p2 (4x) MC
row 8: k2 p2 k2(cross) p2 (4x) MC
row 9, 10: k2 p2 k2 p2 (4x) CC2

wristy rainbows

it's really a 5 row pattern repeated twice, you just switch the knit ribs that are being cabled. i think it would be sexier in a solid color.

eh, it made it more fun to knit.


16 January 2006

amelia earhart hat

i made a cute new hat. i'm finally starting to get this wrapping at the end of short rows so as not to create holes.
for some reason this hat has been named the "amelia earhart aviator cap". i, for one, don't get it.
more amelia
the hat was created using this pattern. it sounds very complicated, but is knit sideways, like the tychus, and is done with short rows. since i cannot leave well enough alone, i used size 8 needles and acrylic yarn. the sizing fits an average head. (hey, i fit it on my big ol' noggin) one last look...
yet more amelia

13 January 2006

knitwork in orange

i had jury duty recently. and i decided that i was perfectly comfortable with the role of "that guy who is knitting". and so it was. this is a project from said labor.
orange scarf
this scarf was knit using cheap acrylic yarn on size 10 needles. i used a big honkin' skein, and that was enough for the whole project. the pattern is k2 p2 k2 p2 k2 p2 k4 p2 k2 p2 k2 p2 k2 i cabled the knits in orange every 4th row, and the ones in brown every eighth, forming a nice cabley pattern. the added excitement is the pockets at the end!
orange pocket!
knit 32 rows in pattern in the round (with 28 st on each of two needles; basically two scarves back to back), and then bound off one needle. knit the live stitches for about another five feet. then cast on another 28 st, and repeat the 32 rows in the round. finally bind off both open ends. conceptually, this is two small hats with a scarf in the middle. i think it's pretty awesome.

05 January 2006


more wristwarmers. soon i will become less boring, really. these were fun to make, as they are mad cabley. i cast on 32 stitches on size 7 needles, twisting every 12th row on all knit stitches. the last 4 rows were knit in red, and i added a little red detailing for the thumbhole.
the most exciting part about these is that the thumbhole is hidden inside one of the cables. i knit until the cable round just before where i wanted the thumb. then i knit one more round afterwards. for the next 8 rows, i knit back and forth on either side of one of the cables (eg. k2 p4 k4 p4...p4 k2). then i knit one round, and cabled the next. the effect is fun, though i had to add some red detailing to the thumbhole so you can find it.