Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Boa Keyhole Scarf Posted by Hello

Thursday, October 21, 2004

Here's how it looks draped a little Posted by Hello

Red Haired Striped Yarn Ninja! Posted by Hello

Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Kate: Read this before you start that hat!

Now that I've got your attention... ;)

Check your yarn! If you're using worsted weight yarn, you'll need to add 22 stitches onto your initial cast-on, then follow the same directions. I used bulky, but adapted it so that it fit. Gauge isn't stupidly important for hats, but you might wind up with one that will only fit your sister if you follow the directions I gave.

Saturday, October 16, 2004

Stripy Ribbed Scarf

Needle size-10
Yarn-Bulky weight Red Heart "Misty". I used whatever was left of the ball I used to make my stripy toque (AKA my jaunty new chapeau) plus another 4 oz ball.
Cast on 24 (EDIT: Sorry...mine has 36) stitches, or however wide you want it (multiple of six)
Knit 3, purl 3 all the way across the row. Repeat until it's as long as you want.

Final dimensions-mine wound up being about five and a half feet long and about six inches wide. And wow, is it ever soft and comfy!!!

Friday, October 15, 2004

Christmas Presents

I've started making Christmas presents now. I'm planning on giving two people "knitting related" stuff and at least five people knitted goods. This will severely cut down on the amount of money I'm spending, since I have all the yarn and needles I need for everything, but it will eat up time like mad. I hope my boyfriend doesn't mind me knitting instead of cuddling while we watch TV some nights. :/

Thursday, October 07, 2004

Better detail (I hope) on the keyhole

You should first have a bunch of rows knitted. That's the easy bit. Next you knit half of the rows, turn the knitting, then knit them again. Knit those rows again, then turn the knitting and knit back to the beginning of the row. Do this a bunch of times, until the strip of knitting is as long as you want. There should be a poor, neglected set of stitches on one of the needles.

OH! I think I remember the step I forgot to include in the original keyhole instructions. (sorry...I didn't have the scarf in front of me...) Cut the yarn when you've got the Right (as in "correct") Side facing you. This would be either side, since we're doing garter stitch (knit each row).

Join the yarn to the end of the poor neglected stitches and knit as many rows as you had, then knit across.

Knit until you run out of yarn or until you've gotten to the right length.

Better directions found here.