Monday, January 7, 2019

Mountain Pattern

MOUNTAINS

Yarn- worsted weight 
Needles- 4US and 7US circulars or dpns
Gauge- 4.5 stitches per inch
Size- Average 
       FIRST NOTE-- Here is where depending on yarn weight/head size you can adjust stitches to make it work. Just increase or decrease stitches in sets of 4 (for ribbing) if you want to get extra fancy add or subtract stitches by sets of 4 and 6 (for decreases later on)

Pattern/Recipe
On smaller needles cast on 96 stitches
Join in round making sure not to twist stitches
k1 *p2, k2* repeating these 4 stitches until 1 stitch left k1
Continue in pattern for 1.5 inches
Switch to larger needles
For the most basic of mountain hats I divided my 96 stitches by 4 giving me 24 stitches per peak. Here is when you decide what size of peaks you want. The decreases are formed out of the knit columns
Decrease round-*SSK, follow in rib pattern for 20 stitches, k2tog* repeat 3 times
Increase round- *m1R, k1, follow in rib pattern for 20 stitches, k1, m1L* repeat 3 times
Ok so that's the whole idea of the pattern. One round of decreases and the next follow with increases
If you have chosen to do different sizes of peaks just read your knitting as you go basically just turning the rest of the hat stockinette that is not in the ribbed mountain peaks. Look at all the pictures and it should all make sense

                                     
Increase round- *k1, SSK, follow in rib pattern until 1 stitch before your last mountain edge, k2tog, k1* repeat 3 times
Decrease round- *k1, m1R, follow in rib pattern knitting the the last stitch of the mountain ridge, m1L* repeat 3 times
Are you getting the idea of it? Each round the ridge line shifts over until the connect and then it is all stockinette from there!
Basically you just continue around and around and when you have 2 stitches left of the peaks you k2tog of each. For the increase round you kfb of each mountain peak bringing you back to 96 stitches.
This will for 4 ribbed mountain peaks
To get the smaller peaks like in the photo below you chose when you want your ridge to start and when you are on a decrease round you just start another mountain by ssk and k2tog on either side of the peaks. Look at photos and they should make it more clear
Just remember on you increase rounds to increase on either side of those new ridges.



The next few photos show a couple different variations I have done





So after your peaks are all done you are just knitting round and round until the hat is as fitted or slouchy as you like it. I knit mine for 7 inches from bottom of ribbing
I usually always use a number of stitches divisible by 6 for my decreases. I find it just looks best. But you do you. Especially if you have adjusted your stitch count
My decrease formula is basically 
- k14, k2tog* repeated 5 more times
- plain knit round
- *k13, k2tog* repeat til marker
- plain round
Continue doing your decrease round and one knit round until there is 7 stitches between decreases. This is usually where i start decreasing every round until 6 stitches left
Making sure to switch to dpns or longer cord for magic loop
Cut yarn and weave through 6 stitches and tie it off

OK folks I know this is a little vague but I promise it all makes sense once you start going
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Monday, January 16, 2017

Slantways... The Mittening



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Yarn- I used Malabrigo Mecha which is classified as a bulky weight yarn. I used it more as an aran weight I think.  One whole skein used 130yards

Needles- US6 and US8 circular needles or DPNS
Gauge- 4.5 stitches per inch on larger needles
Size- Women's medium

Pattern
- Cast on 32sts on smaller needles (I put 16 stitches on each needle while using the magic loop method)
- K2p2 for 2.5 inches making sure to not twist edge when joining to knit in round
Switch to larger needles
-Knit one round
-Knit 1, m1L, knit 7, m1R, knit 7, m1R,  knit 1(needle 1)
(needle 2) Knit 1, m1L, knit 14,  m1R,  knit 1
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit rest of round
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit rest of round
-Knit round
-Knit 1, ssk, knit 6,  m1R, knit 1, m1L, knit6, k2tog, knit 1 (needle 1)
(needle 2) knit 2, pm (start thumb) m1L, knit1, M1R, pm, knit rest of round
-Continue doing Slantways pattern (inc/dec round followed by 1 knit round) and thumb increases until you have 11 thumb stitches total between the markers on the inc/dec round
-Knit round
-Inc/dec round removing thumb stitches and putting them on a holder, cast on 1 stitch continue knitting round
-Continue in pattern until piece measures 9 inches finishing on a knit round
-K1, sssk, k5, m1R, k1,  m1L, k5, k3tog, k2, ssk, k12, k2tog, k1
-Knit round
-K1, sssk,  k4, m1R, k1, m1L, k4, k3tog, k2, ssk, k10, k2tog,  k1
-K1, ssk, k9, k2tog, k2, ssk, k8, k2tog, k1
-K1, sssk, k2, m1R, k1, m1L, k2, k3tog, k2, ssk,  k6,  k2tog,  k1
-K1, ssk, k5, k2tog, k2, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1
-K1, sssk, k1, k3tog, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2tog, k1 (10sts remain)
Kitchener st up

Repeat a second time changing the thumb placement to 3 sts from left side of second needle m1L, k1, m1R, knit 2 sts


Thumb
-Pick up 11 sts
-Knit 1 round picking up 1 stitch at end of round
-Knit 14 rounds
-K1, k2tog around
-K2tog around
-Cut yarn and pull through remaining stitches
weave in ends

Monday, December 26, 2016

Sweet Baby Angle




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Materials
US 4 circulars/ dpns
US 7 circulars/ dpns I switched to a long cord for magic loop when necessary

Yarn
Worsted Weight

Pattern


  • Cast on 96 stitches
  • Put marker and make sure stitches aren't twisted
  • Knit 2, Purl 2 around until marker
  • Continue for 1 inch
  • Switch to larger needles 
  • Knit 2 Purl 2 for 24 stitches, put marker, knit around until marker
  • *  M1R, SSK, continue in ribbing pattern until marker, knit round
  • (you will now be knitting the stitches to the right of the SSKs) Continue in ribbing pattern until marker, knit round  *
  • Continue the last 2 rounds from *   to   *    (the M1R, SSKs will be moving one stitch over to the left every second round) until you SSK the last stitch before the marker, remove marker
  • Knit every stitch round until hat measures desired length (mine was 7.5 inches)
  • Begin decrease rounds      Knit 14, K2tog around until marker
  • Knit round
  • Knit 13,  K2tog around until marker
  • Knit round
  • Continue decreasing every second round until K7, K2tog around and then decrease every round until you K2tog around leaving 6 stitches
  • Cut yarn and pull through final 6 stitches






Thursday, October 17, 2013

Slantways








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Materials
- I used a little over 1 ball of Noro Kureyon for the pair (110 yards per ball) 
     So you will need at least that much of a worsted weight yarn for you main colour (MC)
--- For the pair with the ribbing in accent colour (AC) you will need only 1 ball of the Noro (or other worsted weight yarn) and another colour for the AC (unsure on yardage but not a lot) 
I used Patons Classic Wool Merino
- 4us DPNs and 7us DPNs   
- Stitch markers

Terms used in pattern
- DPNs -- double pointed needles
- Should have general knowledge about the increases m1L./ m1R as well as the decreases ssk/k2tog
- pm -- place marker
- slm -- slip marker
- k2p2 -- knit 2 purl 2 ribbing

Directions
- Using smaller needles cast on 36 sts with the MC    (If doing the alternate version use the AC)
          I set up my DPNs      9 stitches 18 stitches 9 stitches
- k2p2 ribbing for 7 rounds

Switch to larger needles (Switch to MC if you had been knitting first with the AC)
- Knit 18 stitches, place marker, m1R, place marker, knit 18 stitches 
- Knit 1 round 
- ** Knit 9, ssk, knit 7, m1R, slm, knit 1, slm, m1L, knit 7, k2tog, knit 9
- Knit 1 round **
- Repeat from ** to ** 15 more times

For the left hand

Starting the thumb

- Knit 6, pm, m1R, pm, knit 3, * ssk, knit 7, m1R, slm, knit 1, slm, m1L, knit 7, k2tog, knit 9 *
- Knit 1 round
- Knit 6, slm, m1L, knit 1, m1R, slm, knit 3, continue from * to *
- Knit 1 round
- Knit 6, slm, m1L, knit 3, m1R, slm, knit 3, continue from  * to *
- Knit 1 round
- Continue increasing for the thumb in between the markers until there are 13 stitches, also continuing from * to * for the rest of the round
- Knit 1 round
- Knit 6 stitches, remove marker, slip 13 stitches onto scrap yarn, remove marker, knit 3, continue from * to *
- Knit 1 round 
- Continue to follow pattern from ** to **  2 more times (If you are following the pattern for the ribbing in AC then knit this last plain knit round in the AC so the ribbing looks better)
Switch to smaller needles 
-  k2p2 ribbing for 5 rounds
- Cast off loosely

For the right hand 

Starting the thumb
 - *Knit 9, ssk, knit 7, m1R, slm, knit 1, slm, m1L, knit 7, k2tog, * knit 3, pm, m1R, pm, knit 6
- Knit 1 round
- Continue from * to *  knit 3, slm, m1L, knit 1, m1R, slm, knit 6
- Knit 1 round
- Continue from  * to *  knit 3, slm, m1L, knit 3, m1R, slm, knit 6
- Knit 1 round
- Continue increasing for the thumb in between the markers until there are 13 stitches, also continuing from 
* to * as you go round
- Knit 1 round
- Knit 6 stitches, remove marker, slip 13 stitches onto scrap yarn, remove marker, knit 3, continue from 
* to *
- Knit 1 round 
- Continue to follow pattern from ** to **  2 more times (If you are following the pattern for the ribbing in AC then knit this last plain knit round in the AC so the ribbing looks better)
Switch to smaller needles
-  k2p2 ribbing for 5 rounds
- Cast off loosely

For both thumbs
- Pick up 13 stitches on larger needles and knit until 2 stitches from end of round k2tog (If you are following the pattern for the ribbing in AC then knit this knit round in the AC so the ribbing looks better)
- Switch to smaller needles  and k2p2 ribbing for 4 rounds
- Cast off loosely

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bunny Ears



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Materials
-Worsted weight yarn in desired rabbit colors.  (I used Patons Canadiana)
-Double pointed needles in size 4US
-Yarn needle to sew up ears!

Directions
Outer ear-- Using 1 of your bunny colors
-cast on 32 sts (8sts on first,16sts on second, 8sts on third needle )
-join in round careful not to twist and knit 40 rounds
-knit 6 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 12sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 6 sts

-knit 3 rounds
-
knit 5 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 10sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 5 sts
-knit 3 rounds
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knit 4 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 8sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 4 sts
 -knit 2 rounds
-continue the decrease rounds until 4 sts left on needles total. Cut yarn and weave through sts.

-bring yarn to inside of ear and tie off. No need to weave in because you are going to sew up the ear later 
--Outer ear is done!  Now do it again!

Inner Ear (new yarn color)
-cast on 12 sts (I just used 2 dpns knitting this portion flat)
-knit/purl for 35 sts
-ssk, knit 8, k2tog
-knit 2 rows
-ssk, knit 6, k2tog
-knit 2 rows
-ssk, knit 4, k2tog
-knit 1 row
-ssk, knit 2, k2tog
-knit 1 row
-ssk, k2tog

-cast off
--Inner ear is done!  Now do it again!

Finishing
-Take the inner ear and lay it on the outer ear matching up the bottom rows. Sew in place using the yarn tails from the knitting of the inner ear.  
-Do it again!
--Now attach to your toque, beenie, hat, headband, whatever!

Fox Ears





**Ravelry Pattern Page**

Materials
-Worsted weight yarn in desired fox colors. Orange, black and white (I used Patons Canadiana)
-Double pointed needles in size 4US
-Yarn needle to sew up ear!
 

Directions
Outer Ear-- using the orange yarn
-cast on 32 sts (8sts first needle, 16sts second needle, 8sts third needle)
-knit for 20 rounds
-knit 6sts, k2tog, ssk, knit12 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 6 sts
-change to black yarn and knit 3 rounds 

-knit 5sts, k2tog, ssk, knit10 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 5 sts
-knit 1 round
-knit 4sts, k2tog, ssk, knit8 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 4 sts
-knit 1 round
-knit 3sts, k2tog, ssk, knit6 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 3 sts
-knit 1 round
-knit 2sts, k2tog, ssk, knit4 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 2 sts 
-knit 1st, k2tog, ssk, knit2 sts, k2tog, ssk, knit 1 st

-k2tog, ssk, k2tog, ssk
--kind of a finicky next 2 rounds but decrease until 1 stitch left to pull yarn through and thread yarn to inside of ear and tie off. No need to weave in end since ear will be sewn shut!
---outside of ear done! Now make a second one!!

White Inside of Ear
-Cast on 11 sts (I just used 2 dpns for this, knit flat)
-Knit/purl for 18 rows
-ssk, knit across until 2 sts from end, k2tog
-purl row
-ssk, knit across until 2 sts from end, k2tog

-Purl row
-ssk, knit across until 2 sts from end, k2tog
--keep repeating the decreases until all sts are decreased and end pulled through last stitch

---Done! Now make another one!

Finishing
Take the white part and lay it on the outer ear part so the ends meet up on the bottom. Using the yarn ends from the white inner ear sew the white part onto the outer ear part (with the flat knit side out)
--- Do it again for the second ear!

Now attach to your toque, hat, beenie, head band, WHATEVER!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

In a cinch!




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Materials 
- Worsted weight yarn (I used Madeline Tosh Merino in Silver Fox)
- circular needle/dpns 4us and 7us
- length of ribbon to lace through eyelets

Pattern
- On smaller needles cast on 84 sts and join in round without twisting placing a stitch marker to indicate start of round
- k2p2 ribbing for 5 rounds
- Change to larger needles and knit one round (no more purling)
-- eyelet round-- *knit 5 stitches, k2tog, yo, knit 3 sts, yo, ssk, finish knitting round
- Knit 2 rounds*
- Knit from * to * until hat measures 7  inches from cast on edge
- Knit --eyelet round--
-- decrease round-- Knit 12sts, k2tog, repeat around needle (make sure to change to magic loop method, 2 circulars or continue with dpns when necessary)
- Knit 1 round
- Knit --eyelet round-- (this will be the last eyelet round)
-- decrease round-- Knit 11sts, k2tog, repeat around needle
- Knit 1 round
-- decrease round-- Knit 10 sts, k2tog, repeat around needle
- Repeat these last 2 rounds knitting 1 less stitch each decrease round (next round is knit 9sts, k2tog, then 8, then 7 and so on) until there are 5 sts between each decrease and then decrease every round until there are 6 sts left on the needles
- Break yarn and weave through stitches.
- Weave in all ends
- Weave the ribbon through the eyelets and tie a pretty bow!  
--- Depending on how many eyelets you make you might have to flub where the ends come through to tie the bow.  You shouldn't be able to tell once the bow is tied!  --- 

****Errata-- decrease pattern changed***