Friday, March 5, 2010

Bitter Beret

Not because my mom is bitter but because I made up this pattern using the charts from the lovely Bitterroot shawl from Rosemary Hill on knitty. It's made from the same yarn with the same beads I used on the shawl I made her for Christmas so it matches perfectly. It uses the simplified tubular CO
Using waste yarn and size 4 needle provisionally CO 72 sts
With working yarn:
Rnd 1: *k1, yo* across round--> 144 sts
Rnd 2: *sl 1 w/ yarn in front, k1* across
Rnd 3: *p1, sl 1 w/ yarn in back*
Continue in p1, k1 rib for 2.5 inches. Change to size 9 needle, knit one round increasing 6 sts evenly around -->150 sts

Work repeat portion (it's the ten stitches inside the red box) of Bitterroot chart E Rows 11 - 16, knitting the wrong side rows. Then work repeat portion of chart F rows 1-4, then rows 9-16. Then begin working repeat portion from chart G. Rows 1-16 will be worked but decreases are done on rows 9-16. Chart to come...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Ravelympics Sweaterette

1: k1, *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1*
3: K2 (yo, k3), yo, k2
5: k2tog, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, *yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog* yo, sl1, k1, psso
7: k1 *k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1*
9: k2, (yo, k3), yo, k2
11: k1, *k2tog, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1*

4 st/in on size 6 needles in laburnum
5.5 inches = 19 sts on size 7 needles in snowflake

co 140 sts on size 6 needles
4sts each side in garter st, the rest in laburnum worked flat as follows:
row 1: (Rs) (p2, k2), p2
row 2: (k2, p2), k2
row 3: (p2, k3tog, yo), p2
row 4: (k2, p into back then front of yo, p), k2

To begin sl 1, k 3, work rows 1 & 2 twice, k 4
Continue in pattern to desired length

End ribbing with row 2 then work row 1 once more. Change to size 7 needles work one row purl across, increasing one stitch. Next row begin Snowflake pattern. Work one repeat of pattern (12 rows). Place markers on either side of center stitch (70,1,70). Inc one st each side of marker on rows 2, 6, and 8 (146 sts).

Finish repeat then work rows 1 (buttonhole row) and 2 of lace. On next row bo 16 sts from each side in white (k2, sl back to left needle, k both tog) work even dec 1 st each side of neckline on RS until 10 sts remain while at same time when correct length to armpit BO 2 for sleeves. dec 1 at armhole edge twice. cont in patt until it's long enough...
on back: bo center sts leaving 10 on each side to graft together with front sts. Graft sts together.

sleeves: pu 46 sts, begin knitting 4 on top center picking up one st at end of row each row until all 46 are picked up. Begin snowflake on row 3. Will incorporate new sts into pattern on subsequent 2 row 1s of pattern. join in round (worked in magic loop) and continue. dec 6 sts between pit and elbow--> 40 sts. Switch to laburnum worked in round.

all BO: k2, k those two together, k1, k together with first st on l needle (lace bo from bitterroot)

Annanic, An Introduction

2/15/2010- So since I'm just about the last person on the interweb to drift namelessly through the ether with no blog to call home I shall start one to see if it's all it's cracked up to be. I'll admit that my inspiration to start a blog right now is mostly due to knitting. The Ravelympics hosted by Ravelry are in progress right now and apparently the prizes are blog badges. Thus, I need a blog. Sad, I realize, but I don't have much else going on right now. Other than, of course a 9 month old destroying the house, so perhaps I'll have to go deal with that.