Sunday, October 11, 2009

Baby Who

Baby Who
By: Sheryl Reed

Materials: Worsted or Aran yarn of choice. I used Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. About 200 yards.
Needles: Size 6 and 7 -16” circular, Size 7 DP for top
Gauge: 8 stitches per 2 inches

CO - Cast on
K - Knit
P - Purl
K2tog – Knit two together
sts – stitches
C4F: slip two sts onto cable needle and hold in front, K2 then k2 from the cable needle
C4B: slip two sts onto cable needle and hold in back, K2 then k2 from the cable needle


CO 64 sts on US size 6. Join round and make sure no stitches are twisted.
K2, P2 for 1 inch.

Switch to size 7 needle for remainder of hat.

K in round for 5 rows then start Owl Cable pattern.

Owl Cable:
Row 1 & 2: K9, p3, k8, p3, knit to end
Row 3: K9, p3, C4B, C4F, p3, knit to end
Row 4 – 10: same as row 1
Row 11: same as row 3
Row 12: same as row 1
Row 13 & 14: K9, p3, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1, p3, knit to end
Row 15 & 16: same as row 1
Row 17: same as row 3
Row 18: same as row 1

Knit 5 more rows then start decreases. (Note: If you would like a shorter hat, eliminate the knit rows of the decrease pattern). Switch to DP needles when circular becomes too tight.

Row 1: *Knit 6, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 2 and all even rows – KNIT
Row 3: *Knit 5, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 5: *Knit 4, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 7: *Knit 3, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 9: *Knit 2, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 11: *Knit 1, K2tog * repeat to end of round
Row 13: *K2tog * repeat to end of rounds

8 sts remain. Cut yarn leaving a decent tail. Thread the tail through the remaining sts and close the circle.

Optional: Add black thread to make eyes for the owl.

Weave in all ends.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

Why is it important to do a gauge swatch?


So, about 2 years ago, I decided to knit myself a sweater. I had similar weight yarn...used the needle size in the pattern and away I went. It was knit from the bottom to top, on circulars, so I didn't notice how big this really was. Hit a snag at the separation of the arms and took it to a LYS for help...she explained that this was huge and recommended I frog and start over. It has been sitting in a bag since. I will be frogging soon and I have a pattern in mind. BUT I WILL DO A GAUGE SWATCH first. :-)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

I learned to sew!

So, after some practice with scraps, I sat down last night with Gnat (BarknKnit) to sew up a box bag for my Mom's birthday. She was very patient as I had a lot of doubt that I could make it work.

Surprisingly, it turned out good! Here is a picture. The color is bad because I took it on my cell phone. It is bright green, pink and blue flowers with a pink interior.

I think more will be on the way, as I really enjoyed making it!!!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Dyeing Fun

So, yesterday Gnat (BarknKnit) and I spent part of the afternoon dyeing some fiber. We had so much fun. It was a learning experience using different colors, techniques and fibers.

This was my favorite...our kettle dye.

I am still working on the Lady February Sweater. I won't have it finished before my Mom's birthday on Monday. Bummer. I have knit up 4 dishcloths that she asked for, so at least she will have a knitted items for her present. Will have the sweater done in time for xmas. hehehehe

Participating in the Dish Rag Tag and I am last on the list. Also signed up for Hat Attack which starts in September. Should be fun. These ***Should*** be the only swaps I do for the rest of the year. Trying to stay on a yarn budget.

Did finally get my beautiful pink and brown yarn from WA. It is SO pretty...I need to find the perfect project for it now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Feeling Creative

So, I was feeling creative last night so I decided to dye some yarn. I had 5 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes and thought I would play around. Here is what I came up with:

Blue -- Creativity stopped before I could come up with cute names

2 packets of berry blue Jell-O, 1 cup vinegar, 5 cups water. Microwaved until water was clear.

I have been wanting pink and brown sock yarn FOREVER. So, thought maybe I could come up with a color option for myself. Not the best picture, the brown is actually more brown than it shows here.

Brown: 1 packet each of orange, grape, black cherry Kool Aid
Pink: half packet of cherry watered down
Microwaved until clear.

The "Italia" as my hubby calls it.

Pink: 1 packet of Strawberry Kiwi and Strawberry Jell-O
Green: 1 packet of lime Jell-O
Yellow: 1 packet of lemon Jell-O
Microwaved until mostly clear

It was fun and I managed to keep most of my kitchen clean and stain free except for a small patch of green on the kitchen rug. Oh well. As this was only the 2nd time I tried to dye, I think I am doing A-Ok.

Creativity stopped before I could come up with cute names, so can you help me name them?

Friday, August 8, 2008

Such a Joiner

So, it has been a month since I blogged. I need to start doing it more often. Thought I would give you a run down of all the things I have JOINED in the last month.

First off, Sean talked me into HAT ATTACK. Not really hard seeing that I LOVE to knit hats.

Second, I had been checking out the Dish Rag Tag since she posted about it, and finally joined earlier this week.

Both races should be fun and not that labor intensive.

Started the Lady February Sweater for my Mom. Hoping to have it done for her birthday (September). I have almost half the body done on it, and still have 3 weeks to go. Trying to get a few repeats a day done. I will keep you posted.

Friday, July 18, 2008

I am Blessed!

Yesterday I came home to a package sent by my dear friend Gary. The package is amazing. Here is a blury for a reason picture of just some of the goodness:

He sent me a very lovely letter as well. I wish we lived closer to each other. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends in my life. I couldn't ask for anything more.