Tuesday, September 16, 2014

my next project...

copied and pasted from All Free Knitting

Knitting Needle Size: 5 or 3.75 mm, 6 or 4 mm, 8 or 5 mm, Double-Pointed Knitting Needles (DPNs)
Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)
Materials:
  • Bernat® Satin™ (3.5 oz/100 g; 200 yds/182 m) Contrast A Sage (04232) - 1 ball; Contrast B Maitai (04732) - 1 ball; Contrast C Goldenrod (04609) - 1 ball; Contrast D Silk (04007) - 1 ball
  • Mittens: Set of four sizes U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) and U.S. 6 (4 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Hat: Set of four sizes U.S. 6 (4 mm) and U.S. 8 (5 mm) double-pointed knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch holder
  • Stitch marker
GAUGE:
Mittens: 20 sts and 26 rows = 4” [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.
Hat: 18 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] with larger needles in stocking st.

Measurements: To fit 4/6 yrs ( 8/10 yrs - Lady - Man).

Abbreviations:
Approx = Approximately
Beg = Beginning
Cont = Continue(ity)
Inc = Increase(ing)
K = Knit
K2tog = Knit next 2 stitches together
Kfb = Increase 1 stitch by knitting into front and back of next stitch
P = Purl
Pat = Pattern
PM = Place marker
Rem = Remain(ing)
Rep = Repeat
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
RS = Right side
Slm = Slip marker
Ssk = Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together
St(s) = Stitch(es)
To g = Together
WS = Wrong side


Instructions:
Note: The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.


RIGHT MITTEN
Note: When working from chart, carry color not in use loosely across WS of work, but never over more than 5 sts. When it must pass over more than 5 sts, weave it over and under color in use on next st or at center point of sts it passes over. The colors are never twisted around one another.

**With B and set of 4 smaller needles, cast on 24 (28 - 36 - 40) sts.
Divide sts onto 3 needles: 8 (8 - 12 - 12), 8 (8 - 12 - 12), 8 (12 - 12 - 16).
Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st.

1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around. Rep last rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing for 2 (2½ - 3 - 3½)" [5 (6 - 7.5 - 9) cm].

Change to larger set of needles.
Next rnd: With C, knit, inc 0 (2 - 0 - 2) sts evenly around. 24 (30 - 36 - 42) sts. Work Chart to end of chart, reading rnds from right to left until 7th (9th - 11th - 13th) row of chart is complete, noting 6-st rep will be worked 4 (5 - 6 - 7) times.**
Chart is shown below.

Shape thumb gusset: 1st rnd: Work Chart across first 13 (16 - 19 - 22) sts. PM. With background color (A or C), kfb in each of next 2 sts. PM. Work Chart to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Work Chart to first marker. Slm. With background color, K4. Slm. Work Chart to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: Work Chart to first marker. Slm. Kfb. With background color, K2. Kfb. Slm. Work Chart to end of rnd.
4th rnd: Work Chart to end of rnd, knitting sts between markers with appropriate background color. Keeping cont of Chart, rep last 2 rnds, until there are 8 (10 - 12 - 14) sts between markers.

***Next rnd: Work Chart to first marker. Slip next 8 (10 - 12 - 14) sts onto a st holder (thumb sts), removing all markers. Cast on 2 sts. Work Chart to end of rnd. 24 (30 - 36 - 42) sts rem.
Cont working chart until work above ribbing measures approx 4½ (5½ - 6 - 7)" [11 (14 - 15 - 18) cm], ending on a 7th or 14th row of Chart.

Lady and Man sizes only: With A, knit 4 rnds.

All sizes: Rearrange sts as follows: 12 (15 - 18 - 21) sts on 1st needle. 6 (7 - 9 - 10) sts on 2nd needle. 6 (8 - 9 - 11) sts on 3rd needle.

Shape top: With A, 1st rnd: 1st needle: K1. ssk. Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd needle: K1. ssk. Knit to end of needle.
3rd needle: Knit to last 3 sts. K2tog. K1.
2nd rnd: Knit. Rep last 2 rnds until 16 (18 - 20 - 22) sts rem. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Graft 2 sets of 8 (9 - 10 - 11) sts tog.
Polka Dot Hat & Mittens
Thumb: With A, knit 8 (10 - 12 - 14) sts from st holder. Pick up and knit 2 sts at base of thumb. Divide these 10 (12 - 14 - 16) sts onto 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing marker at first st.
Knit 6 rnds. Break A.

With C, knit in rnds until work from pick up rnd measures 1 (1½ - 2¼ - 2½)" [2.5 (4 - 5.5 - 6) cm].
Next rnd: *K2tog. Rep from * around. 5 (6 - 7 - 8) sts. Break yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through rem sts.
Draw up tightly and fasten securely.***

LEFT MITTEN
Work from ** to ** as given for Right Mitten.
Shape thumb gusset: 1st rnd: Work Chart across first 11 (14 - 17 - 20) sts. Pm. With background color (A or C), inc 1 st in each of next 2 sts. Pm. Work Chart to end of rnd.
2nd rnd: Work Chart to first marker. Slm. With MC, K4. Slm. Work Chart to end of rnd.
3rd rnd: Work Chart to first marker. Slm. Kfb. With background color (A or C), K2. Kfb. Slm. Work Chart to end of rnd.
4th rnd: Work Chart to end of rnd, knitting sts between markers with background color (A or C).
Keeping cont of Chart, rep last 2 rnds until there are 8 (10 - 12 - 14) sts between markers.

Work from *** to *** as given for Right Mitten.


HAT
With B and set of four smaller double-pointed needles, cast on 76 (84 - 88 - 96) sts.
Divide sts on 3 needles: 24 (28 - 28 - 32), 24 (28 - 28 - 32), 28 (28 - 32 - 32). Join in rnd, placing marker on first st.
1st rnd: *K2. P2. Rep from * around. Rep last rnd of (K2. P2) ribbing 5 times more.

Change to larger set of needles.
Next rnd: With B, knit, inc 2 (0 - 2 - 0) sts evenly around. 78 (84 - 90 - 96) sts.
Work Chart, reading rnds from right to left, until work from beg measures approx 5 (6 - 7 - 7) ” [12.5 (15 - 18 - 18) cm], noting 6-st rep will be worked 13 (14 - 15 - 16) times, ending on a 7th or 14th rnd.

Man size only: With B, knit 4 rnds.

All sizes: Shape top: 1st rnd: With B, *K 11 (12 - 13 - 14). K2tog. Rep from * around. 72 (78 - 84 - 90) sts.
2nd rnd: *K 10 (11 - 12 - 13). K2tog. Rep from * around. 66 (72 - 78 - 84) sts.
3rd rnd: *K 9 (10 - 11 - 12). K2tog. Rep from * around. 60 (66 - 72 - 78) sts.
4th rnd: *K 8 (9 - 10 - 11). K2tog. Rep from * around. sts. 54 (60 - 66 - 72) sts.
5th rnd: *K 7 (8 - 9 - 10). K2tog. Rep from * around. 48 (54 - 60 - 66) sts.
6th rnd: *K 6 (7 - 8 - 9). K2tog. Rep from * around. 42 (48 - 54 - 60 ) sts.
7th rnd: *K 5 (6 - 7 - 8). K2tog. Rep from * around. 36 (42 - 48 - 54) sts.
8th rnd: *K 4 (5 - 6 - 7). K2tog. Rep from * around. 30 (36 - 42 - 48) sts.
9th rnd: *K 3 (4 - 5 - 6). K2tog. Rep from * around. 24 (30 - 36 - 42) sts.
10th rnd: *K2 (3 - 4 - 5). K2tog. Rep from * around. 18 (24 - 30 - 36) sts.
11th rnd: *K 1 (2 - 3 - 4). K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 (18 - 24 - 30) sts.

Sizes 8/10 yrs, Lady and Man only: 12th rnd: *K 1 (2 - 3) K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 (18 - 24) sts.

Lady and Man sizes only: 13th rnd: *K1 (3). K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 (18) sts.

Man size only: 14th rnd: *K1. K2tog. Rep from * around. 12 sts.

All sizes: Break yarn, leaving a long end. Draw end tightly through rem sts.

Pompom:
Holding A, B, C and D tog, wind around 4 fingers approx 25 times. Remove from fingers and tie tightly in center. Cut through each side of loops. Trim to a smooth round shape. Sew pom-pom to top of Hat.

Polka Dot Hat & Mittens

Friday, July 25, 2014

Shark Tooth Scarf:

Easy and fun to knit.....


Adorable Baby Knit Hats from Knit Picky Pattern of All Free Knitting

Audrey the Editor of Knit Picky Patterns picked these pattern for you. I am getting all these wonderful pattern in my email and am happy to share them with the knitting world. Have fun discovering the great pattern for adorable baby hats.

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Happy Puppy Dog HatKnitting a baby hat is a great way to welcome the newest member of your family into the world.  These cute, tiny hats are quick and fun knits, just right for a busy knitter.   The cute Happy Puppy Hat is sure to be a hit with boys and girls.  If you're really excited, you could always try to make more than one hat. 


More Adorable Baby Hats

Saturday, July 19, 2014

More Knit Picky Pattern ....


Julie the Editor of Knit Picky Patterns picked these pattern for you. I am getting all these wonderful pattern in my email and am happy to share them with the knitting world. Have fun discovering the great pattern for baby booties......

Bootie Bonanza

Basic Baby Booties1. Basic Baby Booties - Printable!
2. Seamless Baby Booties
3. Daffodil Baby Socks
4. Bev's Stay On Booties - Reader Favorite
5. Pom Pom Baby Booties

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Knit Picky Patterns

More pattern from Julie the Editor of Knit Picky Patterns
Baby's Butterfly BlanketBaby blankets are the perfect gift for a newborn child.  With love knit into every stitch, baby blankets keep their recipients warm and cozy on chilly nights.  Adults can appreciate baby blankets, too!  Summer air conditioning can make the office very cold, and baby blankets are the perfect size for an adult lap blanket. The cuteness starts with Baby's Butterfly Blanket, but it doesn't end there! Check out today's entire selection of cuddly baby blankets below.

 
More Cuddly Baby Blankets

1. Little Prince Baby Blanket - Printable!
2. Mock Rib Baby Blanket
3. Baby's Butterfly Blanket - New!
4. Three Wishes Baby Blanket
5. Sunshine Day Baby Throw
6. Running Diamonds Throw - New!
7. Little Checks Baby Blanket
8. Mia Grace Baby Blanket
9. Mod Mitered Blanket - New!
10. Strawberry Ferry Baby Blanket
11. Baby Giggles Afghan 
12. Elephant Lovie Blanket - Reader Favorite!
13. Fan Lace Baby Blanket
14. Ten Row Baby Blanket
15. Box Stitch Baby Blanket - Reader Favorite!


Looking for more patterns to knit cuddly baby blankets plus the best yarn?  Shop at CutRateCrafts.com!
 
1. Leisure Arts - Precious Knit Blankies For Baby
2. Baby Coordinates Yarn Ombres - Baby Baby
3. Soho Publishing - Beautiful Hand-Knit Baby Blankets
4. Red Heart Anne Geddes Baby Yarn - Rocking Horse
5. Leisure Arts - Our Best Knit Baby Afghans

Saturday, July 12, 2014

More Stress-Free Knitting Patterns

Audrey, the editor in charge of Knit Picky Patterns wrote: "Summer is such a busy time of the year.  If you're running non-stop between activities, these stress-free patterns are the perfect way to keep your knitting going.  Projects like the Favorite Breezy Tote are simple and fun to make, not to mention useful for summer activities. You can put down these simple projects in the middle of a row without worry.  Enjoy your summer in the sun and let your knitting take on a relaxing role".

Friday, July 11, 2014

Fall Favorites from All Free Knitting

Audrey from all free knitting said: "We might be in the thrall of summer weather, but fall is just around the corner.  This issue is for knitters who like to plan out their projects in advance.  We decided to give our readers a sneak peek at our best autumn patterns. These fall favorites will keep your family warm as the cold weather starts rolling in. The School Yard Hoodie is the perfect back to school gift for any boy or girl.  Knit it in your child's favorite color to customize your gift!" 
1. Simple Vanilla Hat
2. Kate's Ruffled Shawl
3. Cabled Yoke Cardigan
4. Touchdown Dishcloth - New!
5. Lengthwise Striped Scarf
6. River Birch Cowl
7. Lickety-Split Baby Hats
8. Gap-tastic Cowl
9. Back to School Cardigan
10. Pretty Lace Pullover
11. School Yard Hoodie - New!
12. Blushing Rose Beret
13. Simple Slouchy Hat
14. Falling Leaves Afghan - New!
15. Chunky Orchid Cowl
16. Easy Casual Pullover
17. Baggy Wave Sweater

Friday, July 4, 2014


Tuxedo bite update...

Tux is feeling sooooo much better. He is back into his, (kind of annoying to me), "hobby", of opening doors and drawers. He loves to climb into the yarn drawers and just sit in there and watch.....



HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY AMERICA….

Wishing you a long-lasting, bright and sparkling future.


Thursday, July 3, 2014

Health update on Tuxedo ....

He ate, used the litter box and started to walk a little around. He now is resting comfortable on his blanket in the corner. While Tux was sleeping I finished one beanie, and crochet another one for my little great niece Johanna. — feeling good.



more beanies for Relay For Life .....





Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Tuxedo was bitten by another cat....

... and needed to be seen by the Vet. Poor thing is all traumatised, so are we. He was bleeding a lot but the doctor said the wound is although deep, but clean. This picture was made at the vet office. Tux on the vet's "table"


... now resting at home. I had to wrap him into the blanket and "topple" him over because he was just sitting and put his head down and we could clearly see that he was very uncomfortable. Tux resting at his favorite spot, next to my knitting machine.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Doll Rainbow Dress with Beanie


Having some yarn left, through not enough for anything big, I thought knitting a little doll outfit would be perfect. Here you can see Sadie Target in her new rainbow outfit. 





Sunday, May 11, 2014

Thursday, May 8, 2014

The best knitting group ever.....

For 15 years every Thursday, at the Azusa Senior Center our wonderful knitting group comes together to have fun knitting, exchanging ideas and admiring each others project's.














Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pleats and Bows....

I found this on Ravelry and I like it very much. The pattern is from Subline. I am now looking if I am having this particular pattern in one of the Subline books I have, and when yes this will be my next project. If I can't find it, I guess I have to knit by "picture".

Pleats and Bows by Subline
Pleats and Bows by Subline