August 4, 2015
This is an easy-to-knit moebius cowl that takes only 1/2 skein of Marble Chunky. Knit it flat and seam it with a quick whip-stitch seam. You will have enough left over yarn to make a 2nd cowl or a hat.
53 inches around (knit flat and seamed)
James C. Brett Marble Chunky color MC27, about 170 yards (155 meters). You can make two cowls from a single skein, or a cowl and a hat.
Size US 10 (6 mm) needles or size to obtain gauge
13 stitches to 4 inches in garter stitch
Cast on 172 sts
Row 1: *Knit 2 together (K2tog), yo. Repeat from * until 2 sts remain: K2tog.
Rows 2-30: Knit
Row 31: repeat row 1
Bind off loosely. Cut yarn, leaving a 12″ tail.
Bring the two short ends together, then flip one end of the scarf over. Whip stitch the ends together. This will result in a loop with a half twist – there is one continuous edge and one surface. Weave in yarn ends.
For personal, non-commercial use. Please do not sell items made from this pattern without written permission. Please do not copy and distribute this pattern.
November 6, 2014
Saturday I’ll be selling a wide variety of knit and crochet items at the Holiday Village at the Charlemont Federated Church. Admission is free and there will be a lot of other things to buy too: “a homemade organic lunch, antiques and collectibles, a wildly popular bake sale featuring some of the best bakers in the county, and a silent auction with items from local people as well as local businesses.”
I have hats, baby sweaters, upcycled plastic bags (great for messy tasks like bringing veggies in from the garden, or beach trips) scarves, cowls, fingerless gloves, ornaments, and beaded bags. If you can’t attend but you’re interested in buying something, let me know.
February 20, 2013
So much knitting and crocheting, but so little blogging! Here is a hat I made for my dad using the technique of thrumming. I took a mitten class at Metaphor Yarns, but once you know the technique, it can be applied to anything.
Here’s the inside, showing all the bits of wool roving which makes it so warm.
The pattern is made up out of my head with a fold-up brim for extra warmth. The grey is Cascade 220.
The report from Eastern Mass. is that it is warm. Mission Accomplished.
March 11, 2012
I am so excited — I won a contest on 50 Years 50 Recipes. I get recipe cards for all the recipes featured on the blog so far. Whoo hoo!
I’m learning to cook, but I don’t have much variety in my repertoire. I always appreciate new (to me) time-tested recipes. This blog is full of great recipes and stories.
February 16, 2012
My talented niece is an expert knitter – check out this hat!
February 11, 2012
I had the delightful opportunity to make a vest requested by one of my favorite young men. He picked the pattern and colors:
It’s my second time doing intarsia and it was a lot of fun. I really enjoyed the duplicate stitch embroidery.
It’s too big for me, but should fit him fine.
Details: Cascade 220 in grey and purple, plus some vintage Brunswick Germantown in natural. The pattern was a highly-modified Alberta by Jared Flood – I did not knit in the round with steeks, I just knit a front and back using the number of stitches specified in the pattern. The argyle chart came off a vintage Caron leaflet. The inspiration was the Hyland Argyle Vest in “Men in Knits.”
January 8, 2012
I just received this wonderful picture of my gloves being worn. That is a knitter’s favorite kind of picture — or, at least, this knitter’s favorite kind of picture:
December 17, 2011
2 of my friends are young men who have trouble buying gloves that fit well. I had a lot of fun knitting these unique gloves, even if I did need to do quite a bit of rework to get them right. (Well, I hope they are right – I haven’t seen them worn yet.)
The first pair is for a student who’s high school colors are orange and black (the Panthers).
The second student’s school colors are red and white – the Wildcats.
December 10, 2011
Well, I found a cowl that I really liked and wanted to make. As usual, I made a few “tweaks” to the pattern, and by “tweaks” I mean I COMPLETELY CHANGED IT. It’s the Amanda Cowl and it’s knit in the round with a lovely stitch pattern.
I decided I wanted it knit flat, with buttons, instead of being over-the-head. Which means I needed to convert every other row. Usually very easy, in this case, I made a couple of mis-steps, and had to restart it twice. Normal for me. OK, so here I am:
and it is biasing like crazy. Guess I should have kept this particular stitch pattern in the round. Guess the designer knew what she was doing when she wrote the pattern, eh?
Will it block into a rectangle? We’ll see…
It’s intended for a gift. If it doesn’t block well, I can always sacrifice (cough-cough) and keep it for myself.