Thursday, February 16, 2012

Nora's Cap in Fourteen Colors

Materials:
DK weight yarns, up to 14 colors (each requires less than 1 skein).
I used Dale Heilo, which comes in lots of great colors.
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.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Knitting Pattern: "Such a Frill" Cowl

"Such a Frill" Cowl

 Materials:
1 skein Lion Brand Alpine Wool or other bulky yarn, ca. 90-100 yds. total
Size 13 knitting needles
Crochet hook

Cast on: 16 stitches

S1 knitwise on every row, then K1 *P1 K1*,  continuing ** to end of row.
Knit until there are enough yards left to finish with a frill.
To make the frill:
Frill rows 1 and 4, S1knitwise, *Kf&b next stitch, P1*, continue ** to next to last stitch, then K1 last stitch.
Frill rows 2, 3 and 5: S1 knitwise, then K the K stitches and P the P stitches.

Bind off loosely.
Using a crochet hook, attach the frill end of the cowl over the beginning end of the cowl.
To wear, simply slip the cowl over your head.