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.
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.
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.
December 3, 2010
I just happened to be at knitting circle at Metaphor Yarns yesterday, when a photographer from The Recorder came in. He had noticed that there were a lot of cars in the parking lot, and he asked permission to take photos of us knitting.
And, I made it into the paper!
That is my sweetie’s lovely Malabrigo sock I’m working on. The pattern is Jules (Ravelry link). Of course, you can’t really see how pretty the yarn or the pattern is in this picture. You can see the waste yarn from my sloppy provisional cast-on (the provisional cast-on is not in the pattern – I did it that way so I can make the cuff longer if I have enough yarn).
I think it is ironic that the knitter who is newest to the area is the one who made the paper. I think some of the other members of the group should have also been photographed, but since they weren’t working on socks, I guess they would not have fit the “punny” headline.
October 3, 2010
Ray at Knitivity shared a lovely but simple mosaic pattern called “Dots on the Half Drop.” I wanted to try it, and I wanted a break from my other projects. I picked these colors because I had forgotten to pack them with the rest of my yarn, therefore they are the only 2 colors of cotton that aren’t in our storage unit.
Partway through the dishcloth I realized they are Adidas’ school colors – Go Mohawk!
My selvages are a little wonky, but it’s just a dishcloth for us to use so I didn’t bother to fix them. Love the pattern. It would make a great wool hat because of the extra thickness due to the slipped stitches.