Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Easy Peasy Pussy Hat


Knitted in the round, with a 3-needle bind-off at the top.

Materials:
ca. 200 yds. Worsted weight yarn, such as Cascade 220 or Brown
Sheep Lamb’s Pride
1 #7 (or #8) circular needle, 16” (or 24”) long.
2 smaller size needles (e.g. #3), straight or circular, for 3-needle
bind-off.



Pattern:
CO 100 st. with #7 (or #8) circular needle.
K2 P2 for 2 ½”
K until hat measures 9 ½” from the bottom.
Transfer 50 st. to 1 smaller size needle, and the other 50 st. to the
other smaller size needle.
Using the original circular needle, make a 3-needle bind-off.
This hat is sized for an adult. To accommodate a range of adult head sizes,
fold the bottom up, or keep it down.

Pattern by Nora Leonard Roy 2016

Friday, January 1, 2016

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nora's Cap in Fourteen Colors




Materials:
DK weight yarns, up to 14 colors -- you might want to do this as a stashbuster.
US # 5 or #6 needles

Gauge: 
22 stitches and 30 rows per 4”


Instructions:
CO 140 stitches
K1 P1 rib ,changing to a new color every 2 rows for a total of 28 rows.
(I used the following colors: orange, dark red, dark green, medium gray, golden brown, light red, light gray, maroon, light green, yellow, grayish brown, taupe, blue, purple)
On the next row, begin stockinette stitch, and work as follows:
5 rows deep maroon
3 rows medium gray
7 rows dark red
5 rows yellow
2 rows orange
3 rows purple
5 rows grayish brown
3 rows blue
Begin Decrease on the first row of the next color. To decrease, place markers every 20 stitches, and K2tog after every marker on every row until there are 7 stitches remaining.
6 rows light green
4 rows light gray
2 rows light red
8 rows dark green
Tie off the remaining stitches, and sew up the side seam.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Knitting Pattern: Barróg Cowl

Materials:
2 1/2 skeins of Rowan Big Wool (approximately 200 meters of yarn)
1 pair #15 circular needles, 24" to 36" around

Cast On 100 stitches
Rows 1, 3, 5, & 7: K
Rows 2, 4, 6: K1 P1
Row 8: K
Rows 9 & 10: K1 P1
Repeat Rows 8-10 until the piece measures 10" ending with a K1 P1 row.
Knit as for Rows 1-7.
Bind off.

The size of this cowl will be appropriate for a woman with a size 36"-40" bust.  The size of the cowl may be increased or decreased simply by adding or subtracting an even number of stitches to be cast on.

Barróg Cowl



Barróg is Irish for hug.  So this is an Irish Hug for you to knit.