Tuesday 31 January 2012

Saturday 14 January 2012

Ruffle Scarves

Sashay Yarn by Red Heart

Twist & Twirl by Bernat

Pink Pirouette Yarn by Bernat

This one has sparkles... Pirouette

Pirouette by Bernat

At first I found knitting this to be very challenging as the right hand needle(straight) kept falling out of my hand.....I am used to circs & you just don't need to worry about the right hand needle falling as it is always attached...
I bought a pair of #10 circular needes that were 16 inches long..... Voila, this made knitting this scarf a dream...  The right hand needle stayed in place & didn't budge.....

I tried casting on as Mikey tells us in the youtube video but I think an easier way is to  just move your needle knitting through the back & front of each hole.....in a zig zag fashion.... Patons site shows a good tut on this method.....

Friday 13 January 2012

Happy 2012

KAL for January,  2012 ©
Designed by Marilyn Wallace January 04, 2012
  4 mm short, circular needles (16 inches)(knit  straight on them) or US#6
1 ball cotton yarn for  a Dish Cloth or
  1 ball CottonTots for a soft,  Spa Cloth

Special Instructions:
B5 means to do border  for 5 stitches (always keep the seed st. sequence)
How to do seed st. on odd number of stitches & even number of st.

Cast on 35 st.
Row 01 seed st.  across row
Row 02 seed st.  across  row
Row 03 seed st.  across row
Row 04 seed st.  across row
Row 05 seed st.  across row
Row 06 B5 k25 B5
Row 07 B5 p25 B5
Row 08 B5 k25 B5
Row 09 B5 p25 B5
Row 10 B5 k25 B5
Row 11 B5 p25 B5
Row 12 B5 k25 B5
Row 13 B5 p1 k6 p2 k4 p2 k2 p1 k6 p1 B5
Row 14 B5 k25 B5
Row 15 B5 p1 k6 p1 k6 p1 k2 p1 k6 p1 B5
Row 16 B5 k25 B5
Row 17 B5 p1 k2 p5 k2 p2 k2 p1 k2 p1 k2 p5 B5
Row 18 B5 k25 B5
Row 19 B5 p1 k2 p5 k2 p2 k2 p1 k2 p1 k2 p5 B5
Row 20 B5 k25 B5
Row 21 B5 p2 k2 p4 k2 p2 k2 p1 k2 p2 k2 p4 B5
Row 22 B5 k25 B5
Row 23 B5 p3 k2 p3 k2 p2 k2 p1 k2 p3 k2 p3 B5
Row 24 B5 k25 B5
Row 25 B5 p4 k2 p2 k2 p2 k2 p1 k2 p4 k2 p2 B5
Row 26 B5 k25 B5
Row 27 B5 p5 k2 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k2 p5 k2 p1 B5
Row 28 B5 k25 B5
Row 29 B5 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 k2 p1 k2 p2 k2 p1 B5
Row 30 B5 k25 B5
Row 31 B5 p1 k6 p1 k6 p1 k2 p1 k6 p1 B5
Row 32 B5 k25 B5
Row 33 B5 p2 k4 p3 k4 p2 k2 p2 k4 p2 B5
Row 34 B5 k25 B5
Row 35 B5 p25 B5
Row 36 B5 k25 B5
Row 37 B5 p25 B5
Row 38 B5 k25 B5
Row 39 B5 p25 B5
Row 40 B5 k25 B5
Row 41 seed st.  across row
Row 42 seed st.  across row
Row 43 seed st.  across row
Row 44 seed st.  across row
Row 45 seed st.  across row
Row 46 Cast off…

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How To Block Your Cloth or Bookmark

Letters really need to be blocked well as they will show so much better....

Place cloth or bookmark on table & generously spray with water.... Take a tea towel & place your hands all over the cloth to flatten it out so it lays nice & even; then spray with water again......Let the water soak in for about 20 minutes... I now use the handle end of a wooden spoon....... & press down all around the letters & surrounding area of the cloth...Using the end of a knitting needle(this is your fine tuning) I then press around the letters & inside the letters till the areas around the letters are quite flat...This makes the letters pop.... I move it to where I am going to take the picture & flatten some more just around the letters... Let the cloth dry overnight as this makes the cloth look better too.... The yarn relaxes & the cloth will pop even more.... hope this helps....& don't be afraid to spend time doing this as the efforts are well worth it......

~Your cloth or bookmark will look so much nicer for presenting...~

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