Category Archives: My Projects

Crest of Waves Lace Hat

Pattern is also on Ravelry 🙂

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/crest-of-waves-lace-hat

You’ll need:

Size 7 circular needle and/or size 5 DPNs
DK Yarn

Gauge: 16 sts/4″

Cast on 85, Join to work in the round with circular needle or DPNs.

1-4 PURL

5.  K1, *(K2TOG) 2 TIMES, (YO,K1) 3 TIMES, YO, (SSK) 2 TIMES, K1, REPEAT FROM *

6. KNIT – AND EVER EVEN ROW KNIT

7. SAME AS ROW 5

9. SAME AS ROW 5

11. SAME AS ROW 5

12. KNIT

REPEAT ROWS 1-12 3 TIMES OR UNTIL HAT REACHES TOP OF HEAD.

Should have 85 sts on needles.

Knit 1 row, increasing 3 sts evenly around row.

Decreases:

K8, K2TOG Repeat all around
Knit
K7, K2TOG Repeat all around
Knit
K6, K2TOG repeat all around
Knit
K5, K2TOG repeat all around
knit
K4, K2TOG repeat all around
knit
K3, K2TOG repeat all around
knit
K2, K2TOG repeat all around
knit
K1, K2TOG repeat all around
knit
K2TOG repeat all around

break yarn thread through loops, pull tight.

weave in ends.

Browns and Blues Hat

I’m sorry I don’t have a pattern…I knit a swatch, measured head, figured out stitches/inch, then cast on. For decreases I just take the number of stitches, let’s say 100 sts…and I find a number that can be divided equally…So 10 goes into 100 evenly.

10-2 = 8

So I did K8, K2tog all the way around.  knit 1 row.

K7, K2TOG all the way around, then knit 1 row.

This is chemo hat made for a friend.

Browns and Blues Hat

Log Cabin inspired Memory Poncho

After Watching Very Pink Knit’s video, “Learn to Knit a Log Cabin Blanket“, I was inspired to use up my scrap yarn which had accumulated the past four years. I started a “Memory Poncho”, using yarn from hand-knit projects I had made. As I knit each rows with the different colours, I remember each project made with the yarn, and each person it was made for.

 

Memory Poncho 1

Getting bigger…

Memory Poncho 2

Stay tuned for next update 🙂

Handknit Cotton Dishcloths

When I was growing up, my mom always had hand knit cotton dishcloths. They are fantastic because they dry fast, don’t stink, work great, and machine washable. I also love the little “bumpies” that garter stitch creates, acting like scrubbies, great for a getting all the dirt off the dishes.

I’ve made lots of cotton dishcloths, usually with Bernat 100% cotton. When I learn of a new stitch pattern, I like to cast on a dishcloth and try out the pattern to see how it looks. This week I’ve tried something new, Starfish Dishcloth. Mine turned out too large for a dishcloth in my opinion, but it’s quite easy to simply go down a size in knitting needle to end up with a smaller cloth.

Starfish Dishcloth

The pattern can be found on Ravelry, called “Starfish Dishcloth”.

What is your favourite dishcloth pattern?

Monster Baby Bums

I had a fun time knitting these Monster Pants. It took me about two weeks to make this great stash buster project. Knitting stripes in the pants means you can use up different colours, and you can make this project quite unique for each little baby or toddler. Choose their favourite colour, or even attempt to make their favourite tv, book, or movie character.

I used a Ravelry pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grumpybum-monster-longies

I used 7 Size 6 DPN’s, so that I could knit both legs at the same time (to try and use up ALL of my blue and gray yarn).

The pattern called for a Gauge 20 stitches/ 10cm, my gauge was 18 stitches/10cm. I cast on the same number that the pattern called for, and yet the waist seemed rather large. I decreased the cast on by a few stitches (but forgot to make a note of by how many).

When you get to Round 7: *yo, P2tog, yo, k2* repeat that is creating the holes in the waist ribbing which you will put the i cord through.

After you finish the ribbing, you knit 16 (18) rounds and then it says to change to C1 and knit 4 rounds – that is creating the top of the mouth.

You then change to the colour you want for inside the mouth – and will be doing Wrap and Turn. Here is a video tutorial for W & T: https://youtu.be/G4GxFvi4KD0

 

If you haven’t knit an i cord before, here is a handy video tutorial: https://youtu.be/SWqrcE93Zko

Happy Knitting!