Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oh Those Skinny Yarns

Really thin yarns (fingering weight and smaller) often are very luxurious, but it can be hard to motivate yourself to knit a large project with a small yarn. This would mean more stitches, and more hours. The books below have patterns that will be so tempting you may not be able to resist.

Knit So Fine: Designs with Skinny Yarn by Liza Myers, Laura Grutzeck, and Carol Sulcoski.

My first impression of this book is that I would gladly purchase many of the items shown in this book from a store at the mall. The projects are knit with really fine yarn, so they would take a long time, but I am inspired to try to create some of these objects.

The Patterns
  • Simplicity (Ruffle Scarf, Drapey Silk Top, Cowlneck Pullover, Cabled Vest, Kimono Top)
  • Speed (Ribby Vest, Anemone Beret, Eyelet Halter, Mohair T-Neck, Dolman Top)
  • Style (Skater Sweater, Lace-Trimmed Raglan, Wrap Dress, Bamboo Skirt, Asymmetric Cardigan)
  • Shine (Bohus-Inspired Pullover, Traveling Stitch Legwarmers, Lattice Lace Pullover, Lace Stole, Fingerless Elbow Gloves)
In the intro, the sentiments that the authors utter are true. Many people I know have fears of yarns skinnier that worsted weight. I knit mittens and gloves with fingering weight, but the idea of making a whole sweater and the hours that it would take me is daunting. These patterns are so beautiful that I may have to change my mind.

There is discussion on how garments knit with finer yarn are more flattering. There is a great example with barbie, showing how a dress knit in a thin yarn is more flattering. There is also more space to showcase fun stitches, such as cables. It is true, you can do more with more stitches per row and more rows per inch. The tips are helpful for an experienced knitter, not just the beginner.

My favorite patterns: Cabled Vest is simple with a snake cable winding down one shoulder. Since it is sleeveless, there is less places where you would need to worry about fit. The Kimono Top is shown fastened with a bamboo knitting needle. Since it is a wrap top, it looks like it would be easier to make fit, even if you have big fluctuations in your weight. Mohair T-neck looks like many sweaters that I have in my closite. It is knit with a loose gauge so it should be faster than many of the other projects in this book. I think this is in my queue right now. I just regret that the mohair yarn I have is a lighter color than the one shown in the picture! Too bad that yarn would cost around $100 for the project. Wrap Dress is not something I could knit myself, but man I want someone to make it FOR me! The Asymmetric Cardigan has beautiful texture and is super flattering. The Fingerless Elbow Gloves fit a niche I have been looking for. I purchased some alpaca on sale last winter, and have been looking for the perfect fingerless glove pattern. I don't have enough wool to make them to my elbows, but I will enjoy a complex cabled pattern for something I can wear often while I knit!

This is a book I would not mind adding to my personal collection (hint, hint!) I think that the patterns are classic timeless and fashionable.

Knitted Lace of Estonia: Techniques, Patterns, and Traditions by Nancy Bush

Lace fascinates me. It is the reason I'd like to learn how to crochet, I have inherited some beautiful lace bread covers made by my foremothers and would love to be able to create things that would be just as cherished. I have limited experience making lace, and I know that using such thin yarn makes the project take a long time. I borrowed this book to get a glimpse of the beauty, since I do not think that I am ready to commit myself to such a large project.

The Projects:
  • Queen Silvia Shawl, Triangular Scarf in Leaf Pattern, Peacock Talk and Leaf Scarf, Lehe Square Shawl, Raha Scarf, Leaf and Nupp Shawl, Maikell Shawl, Madli's Shawl, Triangular Summer Shawl, Lily of the Valley Scarf, Lilac Leaf Shawl, Miralda's Triangular Shawl, Triinu Scarf,Crown Prince Square Shawl
As you will see from the pattern titles, they are all shawls (9) and scarves (5). Leaves are a common theme among them as well. I find the projects stunning, and if I didn't know exactly how long it would take me to finish one, I'd be adding them to my queue for Christmas gifts.

In addition to presenting beautiful patterns, this book brings us into the history of this knitting tradition. I love it when I am presented in the traditional and more modern methods of crafting a particular project. Who knew that it is traditional to make the lace edge separately and then sew it on?

The book ends with a dictionary of lace stitches. I do love a book that has uses that extend beyond the provided patterns. When I'm ready to explore lace more, I will return to this book.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Email from a Knitter

Earlier this month, I received this picture of a finished Humuhumunukunukuapua'a:

Thank you, Clare! I have added the nudibranch to "thinking about designing" list.

Seeing photos of the projects people have made from my patterns makes me very happy. So please, take a moment and send a photo to me at I'll give you a shout out!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Stocking Dividers

I've been working on designing Christmas Stockings for my home. I wanted to break up the bigger sections with these dividers. These charts are not the show stoppers, but they are important for the overall effect.

The space invader charts came from the following design.

Can you tell which dividers I'm using in my stocking versus Keith's stocking?

This pattern was created by ChemKnits for your personal or charity use. This pattern is not to be re-published in any other way without the permission of the author.© 2010 ChemKnits

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Search for Dropped Stitch Scarves

Dropped stitch scarves are great scarf projects. They are fully functional, they knit up fast, and they are interesting to the eye. I designed a drop stitch scarf that I am very happy with, but there is a huge amount of variety for this very simple description. I was curious how many free patterns I could find out there.

Many of these patterns are quite similar, but I hope that it will help to have them listed all in one place so you can find the one that fits your yarn/taste.

  • Drop Stitch Scarf by ChemKnits! - Of course you should check out the scarf that I designed, knit in worsted weight yarn. The dropped stitches are the same length as the knit rows in between (each about an inch in height). Between the dropped rows, there is a row with YO's so the lacy effect continues up the scarf. The 7 row pattern creates a reversible scarf.
  • Chunky Drop Stitch Scarf - Knit with super bulky weight "felted ribbon" this looks like it would be very easy to complete in an afternoon. You will need to create a free account to view this pattern.
  • Drop Stitch Scarf - Simple, a 4 line repeat to the pattern. size 13 needles, only 50 g of yarn required. The drop stitch portion is nice and long.
  • Drop Stitch Scarf - This one is knit with recycled silk yarn. What a good idea for that yarn, since the thick/thin shouldn't affect the scarf too much. 9 row repeat.
  • Drop Stitch Ribbon Scarf - Another great use for novelty yarn. This has a 5 row repeat and is knit on size 13 needles.
  • Panda Cotton Drop Stitch Scarf - Knit on size 2 needles, there is not as much open space. 5 row repeat.
  • Twisted Drop Stitch Scarf - This is a slight variation on the theme. Instead of making a YO and then dropping it on the next round, this designer has a twisted stitch that you knit across the row.
  • Whimsy Garter Drop Stitch Scarf - Knit on size 10 needles, 6 row repeat.
  • Drop Loop Scarf - 6 row repeat, size 9 needles. Looks like a single YO dropped, so the dropped stitches aren't as obvious as in some of the other patterns.
  • Easy Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern - FANTASTIC. These dropped stitches do not go straight across a row, but there are waves of dropped stitches (almost like feather and fan). 8 row repeat, and the amount of YO's dropped varies across the row to give the wave pattern.
  • Drop Stitch Scarf - Another wave version.
  • Casual Drop Stitch Scarf Pattern - I call this pattern casual because it is written in paragraph form. It is more of a description than a pattern.
  • Instant Gratification Scarf - This is a twisted drop stitch that is done on all rows. (No garter border here!)
  • Party Ribbon + Kid Merino Scarf - Size 17 needles, 12 row repeat
  • Clapotis - This scarf is probably the most complicated drop stitch scarf pattern I've found yet. The scarf is knit on the bias, so the dropped rows make diagonal stripes up the scarf. Stunning!
  • Horizontal Drop Stitch Scarf - This scarf is knit ribbed, but then at the end you remove some stitches and let them drop down through the length of the scarf, resulting in horizontal dropped stitches.
  • The Magic Scarf - The actual pattern is listed here, but the instructions from the title linked post are really helpful to understand how to make this scarf. Knit a scarf, and drop some stitches, and it doubles in length! There are excellent step by step photos on the blog post.
  • Crochet Drop Stitch Scarf - I just needed to put ONE on here.
  • Snowpuff Drop-stitch scarf - Size 15 needles, 4 row repeat.
  • Vertical Drop Stitch - The author calls this stitch vertical, but you get a horizontal drop stitch effect. The "Vertical" portion is that you drop your stitches in a vertical row, rather than horizontally across a row. The result is a wave type pattern.
  • Drop Stitch Scarf with Matching Hat - The dropped portion is longer than the garter stitch portion.
  • Drop Stitch Scarf - Made with handspun bulky yarn, there are only 9 stitches cast on. Stitches are dropped down the entire length of the scarf.
  • Panda Silk DK Wave Stitch Scarf - In between the wavy dropped stitch rounds, there are rows with undropped YO's, similar to the scarf I designed.
  • Dropped Stitch Moebius Cowl - 4 row repeat, and then it's a cowl.
  • Mile a Minute Scarf #2 - Simple, 4 row repeat. 50 g of yarn used. There are variations to this theme in versions #1, #3 and #4.
  • Super Simple Drop Stitch Scarf - The beauty in this scarf is in the self striping yarn, the rows change color beautifully. 30 stitches cast on, 6" x 65"
  • Carribean Cruise Scarf - (Okay, I have to mention how cool it is that this blog is called the Keyboard Biologist) Ribbon yarn, 15 stitches CO.
  • Dropped Stitches - This is made with 2 skeins of variegated yarn, alternating the skeins every few rows.
  • Double Dropped Scarf - Dropped Stitch Row ever six rows.
  • One Drop Scarf - Dropping a single stitch down the length of a scarf creates an asymmetric, elegant variation to a simple ribbed scarf.
  • Holiday Scarf - Vertical waves.
  • Crossover Scarf - A more complex version of the technique, where you are "cabling" the dropped stitches to create an elegant criss cross. I think this would look great with a cotton or bamboo yarn where you get great definition to the stitches.
  • Fascinate - Simple, delicate.
  • Gulp Scarf - You cast on the number of stitches required for the length of the scarf. I great way to stash bust and create vertical stripes.
  • Destroyed Cowl - Stockinette with multiple stitches in row dropped down the length of the cowl.
  • Athabasca Spring Scarf - Garter stitch spacers, double YO slipped. The designed length of garter rows is about the same length as the dropped stitch row. Submitted by Knitty Aunt-Did 7/26/2010. Thanks!

Patterns that require a ravelry account for Free Ravelry download.
  • Woven Drop Stitch Scarf/Shawl - Weave a novelty yarn through the dropped stitches that were dropped down the entire length of the scarf.
  • Elegant Drop Stitch Scarf - Knit with bamboo yarn, there is great stitch definition from the stitches dropped down the length of the scarf.
  • Dropped Yarnover Scarf - Three knit rows in between each YO row. Smaller gauge than some of the other scarves, making a more delicate looking product.
  • Drop 1, 2, 3 - Dropped stitch rows contain 1, 2 or 3 YO's, giving you a variety to the height of the dropped stitch row.
  • Tiara Scarf - Standard dropped stitch middle, but there is also a cute ruffle at the end.
I don't think I've even scratched the surface here. Many of the scarf patterns I found have only garter stitch between the drop stitches rows. Most of the variety in the patterns comes from the number of rows between dropped stitches and the number of YO's that are dropped. The real variety comes from the type of yarn used in the scarf.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Swatching for More Lacy Scarves

So I received a large quantity of Lion Brand Romance for the holidays. I immediately thought that it would work for the Simple Lacy Scarf that I made with Suri Dream from Knitpicks, but since the Romance yarn is mostly acrylic, I wasn't sure if it would block to hold the lace shape.

I went through the lace pattern a couple of times (on size 15 needles), and then slipped the scarf off of the needles. NO CURLING. The yarn is fuzzy enough that it sticks to itself, and allows the shape to remain.

I didn't even try to block the swatch. The shape is held enough that you can see the lace, it doesn't matter if you cannot block it further! When I made a gift bag with this same yarn, I noticed that the edges didn't curl very much right away. I had to "help" the top of the bag curl.

I unraveled this swatch, but there may be another lacy scarf in my future....

Wrong side of the swatch. Still no curling, no matter how much I manipulate it.

I love the simple lacy scarf that I created, it is so fluffy, light and cozy. There are two slight problems. 1) I made the scarf too long, so to wear it I need to wrap it around my neck three times. This is actually pretty cute, and the result looks almost like a cowl. But problem 2).... When the scarf gets wet from a little bit of snow, then it "re-blocks" back into a mess, resulting in the need to block it again. Is this going to be something I need to do each time I wear the scarf?

The simple lacy scarf "unblocked" and reblocked. Thankfully the fix was fast!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Search for Backpacks

My mom loves the Scandinavian mittens that I've knit, but she lives in Florida. Mittens do not work when you live in a tropical climate. She like to use a little backpack as a purse, so I am conducting a search on knit backpack patterns. I have come across some cute patterns for stuffed animals, but I am only including ones that could be used by adults in this list.
  • Autumn Woods - Felted, Fair Isle with a pattern of leafless branced trees. Free From Patons (you need to create a free account).
  • Felted Tribal Duffle - Fair Isle, drawstring top, Felted. Free From Patons (you need to create a free account).
  • Classic - Felted, Classic shape and shown in grey. Free From Patons (you need to create a free account).
  • Lion Brand Summer Backpack - Cinched Top, Made with Cotton-Ease yarn. You will need to create a free account to view the pattern.
  • Lion brand jiffy backpack- Simple, garter stitch texture, cinched top. You will need to create a free account to view the pattern.
  • Lion Brand Simple Garter Stitch Backpack - The top has a button flap over the closure, I'm assuming that it is cinched underneath. This one is larger than some of the other Lion Brand backpacks. You will need to create a free account to view the pattern.
  • Lily Sugar and Cream Back Pack - Shown in cotton, textured, cinched top with a buttoned pocket on the back. This would be a good candidate for my mom, but I would need to design some colorwork for it.
  • Samantha Backpack - Felted, shown with stripes. A reasonable size (not a tiny little bag slung on your back)
  • Traeth - Beautiful texture. It is available for free Ravelry download, but you will need to create a free account.
  • Surprise Bag - You use some mitered and other stitches so that after you felt the backpack there is some beautiful texture remaining. The top goes in, but it doesn't appear cinched, you shape the pieces in an interesting way. I find it very elegant. The photos for the project on Ravelry are stunning.
  • Felted Backpack - Short, striped, looks like you can use some fun novelty yarns in this project.
  • Katia Summer Backpack - This would knit well in a cotton. Large with a cinched top and buttoned pocket in front.
  • Caron Backpack - Simple, Stockinette, Cinched top.
  • Petite Felted Backpack - The top is tied closed, but isn't cinched as much as some other models.
  • Boucle White Knit Backpack - Looks soft and cozy. Has a flap over the top with a tassel.
Some of the bags that are more stiff would work well for fair isle, but many of those are felted and my mom doesn't want wool. I will have to show her this list and see what she thinks.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Books by Debbie Abrahams

25 Cushions to Knit: Fantastic Cushions for Every Room in Your Home by Debbie Abrahams

This book has 6 chapters, Urban Cool (5), Shaker Style (6), Playtime (5), English Garden (5), Modern Minimal (5) and Techniques.

The photos in the techniques portion are well done, and there are good instruction on how to knit with beads.

This book was written in 2004, but I don't find the patterns particularly modern. They are pretty, and some would look great in my home, but none of them get me itching to run to my yarn store. It is hard to provide a lot of inspiration with projects that are mostly square. (There are some other shapes in this book, including a cube.) So while I'm happy to have looked at the book, I will not be photocopying any to add to my queue.

100 Afghan Squares to Knit - Patterns and Instructions for Afghan Squares for Blankets and Throws by Debbie Abrahams

I am thinking that Debbie Abrahams likes to knit things that are square.

Forget the Aran Afghan made in fisherman's wool. The squares in this book are full of beads and color. There are 100 square patterns (as are in the title) and they are shown in a number of different configurations. Some of these 100 squares are slight variations of the others. For example, #2 is a flower. #3 is a flower with some beads on the petals. #4 is a flower with circles on the petals. #5-7 are also variations on this theme. Yes they are different squares, but really are tight variations on one theme.

I wish that the afghan examples were photographed so you could see the entire blanket to get a sense of the overall pattern. It is hard to tell how much you like something when you see a blanket folded over the edge of a crib. I also wonder what the back of these afghans look like. When I do stranded knitting, the back is not so pretty.

I don't want you to think that I do not appreciate these designs. I like these afghans much more than I liked the cushions from the previous book. I would possibly even purchase lithograph or rock-a-bye-baby from a store. Abrahams has a supreme sense of color and distribution to make a blanket interesting without being overwhelming. And this book can also teach you how to knit with sequins!

I think that a better title would be 13 colorful afghans, and the 100 squares you need to complete them. You can mix and match these squares to your heart's content, and it always helps to see great examples of the finished product. I was just hoping for more variation for the next time I do a charity knit-a-thon. I do not know what to expect when I read the sequel to this book (100 more knit squares) but we shall find out in the next paragraph.

100 More Afghan Squares to Knit by Debbie Abrahams

This sequel is similar to the previous book. There are a number of interesting squares with colorwork, and the final afghans are pretty. I still wish I could see an entire afghan, so I could better judge if I would like to create it.

I feel that the real design here is the afghans themselves. I LOVE these finished projects. I would have liked to see suggestions of other arrangements of squares. Some of the charts are very inspired. The leaf (#93) is my favorite.

I find it interesting that in Abrahams' Design book (reviewed next), she talks about using non-symmetrical graph paper but does not use it herself in this book. This isn't meant as a criticism, just an observation (I use symmetrical graph paper in my charts).

Design Your Own Knits in 5 Easy Steps by Debbie Abrahams

First glance, this is going to be my favorite book of hers that I've read so far. It goes though things that many people might wonder.

The book includes 48 pages of knitters graph paper (proportional since knit stitches are not square!). (This is less helpful when you check out a book from the library, but would be useful to photocopy!) I also like that the title of the book is knit on the cover.

The five steps:
  1. Inspiration, stitches and yarn
  2. Ideas onto paper
  3. Knitting a swatch
  4. Mapping out the design
  5. Getting Knitting
Abrahams does really nice knitting charts, and there is a good section in this book on how to turn your design into a knitting chart. The instructions are clearly laid out, and it is easy to find the section of the book that will help you the most. The basic shapes section is superb for helping you figure out how to construct the garment that you want.

I would be interested in adding a copy of this book to my personal library, especially if I want to start designing more complex garments! It is an excellent resource book.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Entrelac Sheep

This sheep is my second ever entrelac pattern. I saw this pattern in Norwegian Handknits: Heirloom Designs from Vesterheim Museum by Sue Flanders and Janie Kosel, and immediately had a strong desire to cast-on.

Strange enough, the word that comes to mind when I look at this sheep is "authentic". Of course, it is not authentic as a representation of a sheep. (Some may claim that this looks more like a llama.) I think the "authentic" thought comes from this sheep as a craft item, artsy and folky. I'm not sure if this makes sense to anyone other than myself, but I was so happy making this sheep.

You start with a provisional cast-on because you eventually plan to pick up stitches around the entire bottom of the sheep. I used KnitPicks Wool of the Andes (that I had in my stash) in White and Onyx Heather on size 5 double pointed needles.

The base with a provisional cast-on (waste yarn in red).

I learned a lesson in the provincial cast-on previously: be careful not to twist the stitches when you knit the first round. If you twist the stitches then you cannot unravel the crochet easily. At that point you may as well just pick up stitches on the bottom of the stomach rectangle, too!

The stomach of the sheep, with all of the stitches picked up and ready to start making the first set of triangles.

I'm amazed with how quickly entrelac knitting goes. Projects become tedious when there is no real measure of progress. The pattern gave the total number of squares and triangles at the very beginning, so you knew EXACTLY how much of the project remained.

The body of the sheep is starting to take form!

When sewing squares together for rump and back, I picked up stitches and did a loose three needle bindoff. I'm not very talented (or maybe it's that I'm not patient enough) at sewing knitted pieces together in a way where you cannot see the seams.

I should also point out that it is CRITICAL to pay attention to which squares are #1 in the round, or the ones that you designate as head and rump. The pattern indicates where you need to mark your squares, but even with these markings I initially made the face opening on the side of the head.

Only squares and triangles... this takes you through the whole head and body up to the snout!

The body inside out. Using a three needle bindoff you can seam up the edges evenly, and it's hard to tell where you "seamed" versus knit.

The instructions in the book are EXCELLENT. I mentioned previously that you are told exactly which squares to mark, but the authors really make an effort to spell things out for you. I can only hope that people find the directions to my patterns as easy and pleasurable to follow.

Knitting the snout

I may have overstuffed the body a bit, but I wanted to make sure that this toy was firm. Since the MC of the sheep was white, you don't notice stuffing peaking through as much.

The stuffed body. It sort of looks like a sock with some mistakes.

I am usually amused by the parts of a pattern that annoy me. It's usually in the little finishing details. I knit up the whole body of this sheep very quickly, but it was harder to get the motivation to finish the legs. (And the legs are so cute, not just a simple tube.) Don't get me wrong, this pattern is fantastic, but the finishing of the small pieces was my least favorite part.

All of the pieces are done... now I just have to sew them together

Man was this project worth the effort. Sometimes you finish a toy and you are underwhelmed with the finished product compared to the picture in the book. This is a project where, although it may not be as perfect as the ones in the book, I feel very proud at the end.

8.5" tall (to the tip of the ears); 9" long (nose to rump); 3" wide

Monday, July 5, 2010


This is the "The Whole (Hedge)hog" from Family Circle Easy Toys: 25 Delightful Creations to Knit and Crochet (Family Circle) by Trisha Malcolm.

I hand dyed the yarn for the snout and the feet. These two browns are in fingering weight wool of the andes wool (essentially palette from knitpicks). I knit these two together to give the snout more of a heathered look.

Using size 5 double pointed needles, I knit the snout and base. For the snout, I modified the pattern to knit in the round. When I'm supposed to decrease twice in a round, I did a K2tog at the beginning, and SSK at the end. This eliminates the seaming.

Side and bottom view of the snout. Why make a seam when it is easy to do it in the round?

The bottom of the hedgehog.

I have never done a French Knot before, usually I just embroider a square until it looks eye-like. I used two strands of the Pink that I dyed when I dyed the brown.

When I started to knit the back, I noticed a difference between this brown eyelash yarn and the grey yarn that I used for the gosling. Honestly, I liked the yarn I used for the gosling so much more, and I found the texture to be amazing. The Brown eyelash yarn has both short and long pieces, which makes a slightly less desirable effect. This is what I get for purchasing unmarked eyelash yarns out of a bin!

This project was EXTREMELY fast to knit. You could easily complete a couple in an afternoon.

The pieces, about 60 rows total!

The finishing instructions were not great. It was unclear which sides of the back you were supposed to use to sew to the base, and how you should sew the back together (a long seam? Gathering?) I decided to sew the tube so the cast on edges were facing the same way. For the back, I gathered the top a bit and then sewed it to the bottom.

Left: The body tube with the snout slipped in. Middle: The bottom of the body portion. Right: The back end of the hedgehog before deciding how to close it.

I didn't love the extra long pieces sticking up, so I trimmed a lot of them.

Before Trimming

After Trimming

Honestly, I am not as in love with my product as I was with the photo in the pattern. I should have chosen a different eyelash yarn (rather than unknown). I also would make the backside larger, maybe knitting it in stockinette rather than garter stitch. I have plenty of yarn remaining, both of the eyelash and the brown dyed, so maybe I'll try this again some other rainy afternoon.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Scripps Florida Coffee Cozy

I designed this for my mom's friend, who works at Scripps Florida (the orange ball in the logo, that is for Florida vs California I'm told.)

Coffee cups come in more of a range of sizes than beer bottles, so I've added ribbing to non-pattern areas to help this cozy fit more mugs. The cozy fits fairly loosely on the water glass shown in the pictures, so there is give to fit on a larger cup. The chart is bordered by 5 stitches of stockinette stitch on either side, and the rest of the cozy is worked in a K2, P1 rib.

  • Size 3 double pointed needles
  • Remnants of worsted weight wool in a MC (shown as burgundy), blue, white and orange. (I used remnants of worsted weight wool/acrylic blend for this project. Since I had no orange, for that ball I substituted double stranded orange fingering weight wool that I hand dyed.)
  • Yarn needle or crochet hook for finishing

Scripps Florida Coffee Cozy Pattern
  • CO 60 stitches of MC
  • Join in the round, K23 stitches, *P1, K2* until last stitch, P1.
  • If you are using three knit needles, arrange the stitches so 23 are on the first, 18 on the second and 19 on the third. The entire pattern will take place on the center of needle 1, and ribbing on the 2nd and third needles (the remaining 37 sts).
  • K5, work row 1 of the pattern (Right to left), K5, *P1, K2* until last stitch, P1.
  • Work all 26 rows of the pattern as above, sticking with the same ribbing pattern
  • K23 stitches, *P1, K2* until last stitch, P1.
  • Cast off loosely, sticking with ribbing pattern where applicable. Weave in all loose ends.

The chart is 13x25 sts.

This this pattern was created by ChemKnits for your personal or charity use. This pattern is not to be replicated, sold or redistributed without permission from ChemKnits. © 2010 ChemKnits