Tuesday, December 21, 2010


A new cowl pattern!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Elise Shawl

Hopefully I'll get this to work! (The computer and I are having issues...)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Snowflake Hat

Easy colorowork hat based on traditional Fair Isle designs

1 skein worsted weight main color (A)
1 skein worsted weight contrasting color (B)
16" size 6 needles (for ribbing)
16" size 8 needles
Size 8 DPNS (or 32"+ circular for magic loop)
Stitch markers

With smaller needles and color A CO 95 stitchs. Knit 1" in 3x2 ribbing (K3, P2)
On last row of ribbing PFB the last stitch (96sts)
**Change to larger needles**
Start colorwork chart
After last row of colorwork chart work decreases with color A as follow, changing to DPNs or Magic Look when necessary:
1: (K6, K2tog) repeat to end (84sts)
2(and all even rows): K around
3: (K5, K2tog) repeat to end (72sts)
5: (K4, K2tog) repeat to end (60sts)
7: (K3, K2tog) repeat to end (48sts)
9: (K2, K2tog) repeat to end (36sts)
11: (K1, K2tog) repeat to end (24sts)
13: (K2tog) repeat to end (12 sts)
14: (K2tog) repeat to end (6 sts)
Draw yarn through remaining sts and pull tight, weave in ends and enjoy!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My first pattern!

I've been horribly sick today, so I spent the day trying to come up with a new lace edging to finish the Hemlock Ring Blanket I've been working on.

I decided to play around with lace charting software to see if I could come up with something that would match the exsisting pattern and give me points all the way around. The pattern is worked on a multiple of 10 stitches so I figured 4 repeats was a great way to test it - really, it wasn't, but tell that to the Nyquil. It ended up turning into a lace square with a flower in the middle... duh 4 points = a square! I'll have to play with it tomorrow to make sure it will work when there are 50 or so repeats of the pattern.

Anyway here's the pattern and chart -

Flower Lace Square

CO 5 sts
Divide using your favorite in the round method - I chose Magic Loop
Row 1: K around (5sts)
Row2: *YO, K1* (10sts)
Row3-5: K around
Row 6: *YO, K1* (20 sts)
Row 7-9: K around
Row 10: *YO, K1* (40sts)
Row 11-13: K around
Row 14: Begin chart Row 1
Follow chart to row 7, loosely BO
Block into a square :oD

Chart - Link
(Couldn't figure out how to get the full chart to show, so there's a link to it above!)

Hopefully you can read that chart!
If not here are the written instructions -
Row 1: *K4, K2tog, Yo, K, Yo, Ssk, K1*
Rows 2, 4, 6: K around
Row 3: *K3, K2tog, Yo, K3, Yo, Ssk*
Row 5: *K3tog, K1, Ssk, Yo, K1, Yo, SK2p, Yo, K1, Yo*
Row 7: *Yo, SK2p, (Yo, K1)x7*
Row 8: Loosely Bind Off