Knit on any knitting machine, any width.

I used a dress yarn along with a very, very thin yarn on tension dial at 9, using a standard 4.5 mm gauge machine.

Cast on 40 stitches.

Setup: 5 st in work, 1 stitch out of work. jjjjjojjjjjo…….etc

Pattern: repeat the following 20 rows.

A)Knit 20 rows.

B)Make the Holes: manually transfer stitch #3 of each 5 stitch group, onto its neighbour stitch. Leave the transfer needle in work so that it knits on the next passage of the carriage.

Knit as long as desired. Mine was 6 ft, 640 rows.

EMBELLISHMENT at the hem edges.

Thread desired number of beads on the yarn that is to be used for the crochet edge. Secure yarn at the starting point of the scarf edge.

*Crochet 5 chains, move bead through the crochet yarn, crochet 5 more chains. ( 1 bead is now on the crochet chain. Next, Slip stitch the 10 stitch chain stitches onto the scarf edge. * Repeat along edge of scarf.

Finish with a bit of steam.

Free pattern,

Yet Another Canadian Artisan,

Mary Anne Cutler 2019


Free: Blanket hat, How to…..requested.

Blanket Yarn Hat.

Blanket yarn Hat.

Yarn, approx 80 gm used per hat.

10mm needle or crochet hook.

Cast-on 50 stitches/chains

Sizing, for a larger head add a few extra stitches/chains.

Knit/crochet, flat with a seam or circular.

Stitch pattern. I used stockinette for the knit hats. Single crochet into half of the chain stitch for the crocheted hat, circular. A knit 5 x 5 rib would be nice.

Compare the depth ( before decreasing for the crown ) to an existing hat in your closet/collection.

Decreases at crown, your choice. Everyone seems to have a favourite method.

I used 3 different methods on 3 different style hats.

Mary Anne Cutler,

Yet Another Canadian Artisan 2018

Blanket yarn…..handknitting

I was gifted a few balls of Blanket yarn, it is a chunky chenille type yarn. Too thick to feed through a Chunky Knitting machine. It is a nice squishy, smooshy acrylic yarn. Most people seem to use it for baby blankets.

I made some hats. Stockinette, a crochet and a different style stockinette. 3 hats, all from a 350 gm ball with enough left over for a pom pom.

All 50 cast on stitches/chains.

10 mm needles and crochet hooks.

To slip stitch or not…..many times controversial

I ran into the following tutorial about when to slip stitch an edge or not.

I’ve always been of the opinion that knitting every row in “stockinette” on the salvage edge makes for a neater and stable seam.

This article shows the whys and the hows very clearly of when to use and when not to.

Ever wonder about sewing your knits?

This link leads you to a site with an excellent tutorial on how to “cut and sew” your knit yardage into a fashionable garment. The photos are excellent.

I have often used a sewing pattern to “knit to shape” garment using the Knit Contour device for the knitting machine, the mechanical KR7.

Larger items, such a jackets and coats, the cut and sew method is very useful for stabilizing the shoulders, neck and collar edges. I use it mostly for the necklines on lace and double-knit blanks.

Knitting your yardage, in your chosen colour and texture is what makes the project special.

Working in Tuck stitch……..A Group challenge.

Our local Machine Knitting Guild is sponsoring a group challenge. The project is to be a mid-size item, predominately in Tuck stitch. 1 item per person entry will be eligible for a ticket to win number of prizes.

I’ve been working on a COTTON scarf. Feels wonderful, but the edges curl. It is 72 in x 9 in.

Card 7, pattern 41. Please NOTE the photo of the EC1 settings. Even though the pattern appears to be wide, I am only using a 6 stitch repeat part of the pattern. Set the EC1 roller wheels to 1-6 ( left side of the mylar). Don’t worry about the row repeat and let the mylar rotate as is.

This was knit on a Studio SK840 at Tension Dial 8, 60 stitches wide and 680 rows. The hem edge was Crochet Cast-on, Knit 2 rows and then change to the Tuck dial settings. The end is the reverse.

couldn’t leave it alone…….