Experimenting on the Chunky 9 mm machine

Of late, I have been experimenting with the use of Fingering weight yarn on the Studio Chunky 9mm knitting machine and ribber. I have surprised myself. I used a yarn that I had knit on the Standard gauge , 4.5 mm machine at Dial 8. This time, I set the machine and ribber at a radically different setting.

Full needle rib, MB at 2 and the RB at 7. The result was a variation of “long stitch”.

The scarf itself was pleasant enough, but needed some umph!

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Pattern: Baktus

Hello readers,

Whilst housekeeping my electronic devices, I ran into the following scarf instructions.

I’m not sure if I rewrote this pattern or not. Nor, do I have a link to its potential originator. In any case, the shape and procedure is NOT my original idea. However, it is a very nice scarf that I have knit in many different stitches and yarns. I prefer the thin sock type yarns.

BAKTUS scarf

This is a version of a scarf or kerchief that was all over the Norwegian blogs in 2008.
The principle is to take one or a couple of skeins, and knit a triangle using your exact amount of yarn. A good way to use up one of those single skeins of sock yarn in bright colours.
It works with any kind of yarn, but I prefer a less than bulky yarn.
I used one skein of Hello Yarn sock yarn.
Choose needles that go well with the yarn you use.
To be able to know when I had used up half of my skein, I used a scale:
I weighed my yarn before casting on. Weighing the skein every now and then, I started decreasing when I had about 50% of the skein left.
How to knit:
Cast on 4.
Row 1: Knit 1, YO, knit the rest of the row.
Row 2: Knit, make sure you knit the YO through the back loop.
Rows 3 and 4: Knit.
Repeat rows 1 through 4 until you have used up half your yarn, or until your scarf is 50% of desired length.
Then decrease 1 every 4th row:
Row 1: Knit 1, knit 2 stitches together through the back loop. Knit the rest of the row.
Rows 2, 3 and 4: Knit.
When you have 4 stitches left, bind off.
Note:
You can increase and decrease in a number of ways, use the ones you like.
If you do this in stockinette, you will have a Karius scarf instead of a Baktus.
Karius and Baktus are two characters in a Norwegian children’s classic.
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I was seduced…..Unforgettable…..SHAWL

Shawl shape….suggestions.  SHAWL PATTERN Below

 

I was seduced by the colour and the sheen of this yarn. I purchased and began swatching by hand. The yarn was irritating to my hands. It sat for a year or so, but the colour seduced me again. This time, I tried it on the knitting machine. The Studio/Silver Reed Chunky 9mm. I am impressed with the colour striping.

Details: mine weighed in at 130 gm, Dial Ten 2, Chunky 9mm machine,

Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable yarn. Acrylic. Available at most big box stores.

PATTERN: Shawl

Start on left side of machine, somewhere about L40 needle. The increases will be on the Right side only, every 10 rows.

Cast-on 5 stitches,

INCREASES

*k10 rows

Carriage on right Cast-on 5 stitches,*

repeat 3 times. (15 stitches)

*Eyelet rows are also done on the increased rows.

Make eyelets(place every other stitch onto its neighbour stitch, leave empty stitch in work.

Knit 10 rows.*

Repeat until you think the shawls is wide enough, then start to Decrease  in the same manner.

Suggested Needle count possibly, L40 to R40 or as wide or narrow as desired.

DECREASES

Cast-off 5 stitches, every 10 rows. Continue to cast -off with decreases and eyelets until remaining 15 stitches, then no longer make eyelets, continue to 5 stitches and cast off so that both ends look the same.

block any chosen method. I use the soak and pin out method. No steam, so that the edges have some interest and texture. The Steam method would smooth out the pattern and increase the size.

Mary Anne Cutler, Yet Another Canadian Artisan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREE 2 ball Garter Stitch Scarf 2017

IMG_11211 ball of self-patterning and 1 ball of solid colour. I used sock yarns and handknit a garter stitch scarf. The one on the right (green) is a self-striping.

Most interesting is the colour repetitions.

This is generic pattern. Garter Stitch
1 ball 50 gm, sock yarn, self patterning type.

1 ball 50 gm solid colour sock yarn

2.75 mm needle


METHOD

Crochet cast-on 45 st and knit 1 row.

Colour A

Row 1…..in *1st stitch, knit 1 make 1, Knit to last 2 stitches, knit 2 together*.

Row 2……knit across all

Colour B

CHANGE yarn to colour B and REPEAT row 1 and 2

Continue to change colours every 2 rows until yarn is almost used up, then cast off.

Wet block by gently washing, rinsing and air dry flat.

Size is approx 4.75 in x 60 in. It depends on how much yardage is the 50 gm balls.

Yet Another Canadian Artisan,

Mary Anne Cutler, 2017

Playing with Yarn……SEED STITCH Double Ring Cowl

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The colours of this yarn enticed me. It has a nice sheen. I loved them all, but in the end selected 4. This is a yarn that was produced for those frilly scarves that have been so popular. On the ball it appears as a super chunky or roving type yarn.

After I played  with it for some time, I knitted a “Double wrap” Cowl/ scarf. 6 in wide.

15mm needles,

Yarn, approx 60 metres in 200 gm ball. 100% Acrylic.

Cast on 9 stitches, KNIT in seed stitch til yarn runs out. Join ends.

SEED STITCH is………knit one stitch, purl one stitch and repeat across the row, every row. Must be on an uneven number of stitches.

BIAS LACE SCARF…….for machine knitters

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This scarf was machine knitted from an 80 gram skein of identified handspun yarn. It was knitted on the mid-gauge Studio/Silver-Reed SK860 using a handmanipulated lace stitch and stockinette stitch.

One side has a rib like look to it, the other a lace.b

I chose 6 rows of handknit garter stitch to start and finish the ends of the scarf.

BIASING LACE STITCH: this is a knit 2 together, yarn over ( in handknitting) lattice type stitch. The repetative left sided transfers will result in a BIAS ends on the scarf.

Working over an ODD number stitches. i.e. 17-0-18 .

Working from the right hand side of the needlebed, EON transfer one stitch onto its left sided neighbour stitch. NOTE: keep the empty needle in working position. On the transfer row, always move the stitch to the left.

*Knit 2rows. Repeat for a total of 40 rows.

TIP: pull needles out to “D” position, to ensure that the stitches knit through.

STOCKINETTE stitch.

Knit 10 rows.*

Continue for your desired length, ending with the 40 row lace segment.

Noro Kirara Scarf

This is a yarn that I purchased as a 2 ball kit (100 gm) and decided to make it.

a different project. I think it lends itself nicely for this scarf. It is called Kirara and is a 51% wool, 29% cotton, 10% silk, 10% angora., 50 gm=150 m.http://northeastfiberarts.com/free%20patterns/triangles.php

http://northeastfiberarts.com/free%20patterns/free_patterns.php

It is a multidirectional garter stitch. It was fun to knit and watch the colour changes sneak up.
I find that this yarn loosens up and wet blocks beautifully. I used a 4mm needle.

I so loved the colouring that I bought 3 different colourways. Blues, Greens and a Red version.

  

Another scarfette…….garter stitch.

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HOW TO………
Any yarn using a suitable needle size. The Heavier the yarn, the finished item will be heavier.

Cast-on 3 stitches.
Knit 4 rows GARTER STITCH
Increases are every 6 rows and on one side only.
When width is achieved, cast off 1 stitch every 6 rows.

Loopy edge is achieved by increasing 4 stitches, then on next row cast-off 3 of those new stitches. (Makes an increase of on stitch. )
Decreases similar. The decrease stitch is done K2TG, before the cast-on of 4 stitches and cast-off of the 3 stitches.

More of the vintage honey comb stitch…… Pattern

I seem to never get enough of using this stitch………..another variegated yarn. Is there no end to my fascination with these yarns?

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Pattern:
Cast on as many stitches as you wish for the width. ODD number of stitches.
Suggestion:
Knit 3 garter stitch (ridges) rows

Row 1 …Move every other stitch onto its neighbour needle in 1 direction only. Knit the row.
Row 2 ….knit across.

Repeat these 2 rows.

This will produce a diagonal biasing textile.
The ends can be finished in any chosen method , or the 3 suggested garter stitch rows.

Sometimes simple is better…….

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I tripped upon this yarn and love at first sight. I loved the colouring of the “nubs”.
I sampled this and that stitch, but not really happy with any of them. Crochet was troublesome. Then, I tried plain ordinary garter stitch. It looked best, no pooling of the coloured nubs. It felt nice to the hand even though the label said MIxed Fibre, Polyester acrylic, it felt somewhat like chenille.

Method:
8mm needles and a cast on of 20 stitches. Width is 6 1/2 ” wide and 2 balls long.
Garter stitch every row.

A little TIP. I knit through the back loop of the knit stitch. It gives the stitch a little twist and holds its’ shape better.

So far, it’s looking like a scarf, but I’m not done yet. 🙂

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A scarf it became. 2 balls, 50 gm each made a 60″ scarf with 4 in of yarn leftover.
It looks great on a black coat or sweater.