I was seduced……..Unforgettable…..

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

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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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.

FREE PATTERN……Noro Silk Garden……..DOUBLE LOOP SCARF

This is a free “HOW TO”
I am always amazed and charmed by the NORO yarns.

NORO SILK GARDEN, 2 balls. 50 GM each, 5.5 Mm needles.
I knitted it flat and seamed the ends together for a long loop.

Cast on 180 stitches.
PATTERN

Knit 5 rows stockinette,
Knit 1 row for a garter stitch ridge.
NEXT ROW…..
Knit 1 ( edge stitch for seaming) K2TG, yarn over, repeat to end of row, end with a Knit 1, for the other edge stitch.
Knit 1 row, ( it will look like a garter ridge)

Continue in Pattern until yarn runs out. Cast Off and join ends.
Wash gently. It softens up beautifully.

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Needle woven scarves

A couple of scarves that I envisioned would be a stash buster projects.

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The base is a grid to be needle woven into a fabric, Scarf sized. I was able to use a variety of random yarns among the different colours in my stash; it was still difficult to find a nice colour mix and use more than a couple of colours. Left over ribbon yarns, wool, bulky acrylics, cotton fancies. It was an interesting project.

If, of interest a have some of these scarves for sale. All, one of a kind colouring.

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