Fulfilling Your Pattern Needs
Lots of projects in the works, and it seems like five get started for every one that’s done. Dropped this hat and gloves into the mail for my 6 month old nephew, Gavin. He’s pretty excited to have warm ears and fingers this winter. The hat is a modification of a pattern, and I made up the gloves. Here is what I did. Leave me a comment if you have any questions.
To knit from the top down, I cast on 10 stitches into a starting loop, then worked the rows in reverse. On the increase (originial decrease) rows, replace “k2tog” with “k2″ and “k3tog” with “k2 ssk”. On even rows, replace k2tog with ssk.
I used 21 grams of yarn.
9 grams of the same yarn for these guys. I made these up as I went along, so here are my notes. I haven’t test knit, or tried these on him yet, so no promises for perfection. They are super fast to knit, though, so not a huge risk if they don’t turn out.
- On a 32″ size 3 needle, cable cast on 20 sts loosely.
- Join, being sure not to twist, putting 10 stitches on each needle in order to knit using magic loop.
- Work 12 rows 1×1 ribbing
- For 3 rounds, k1, k2 in one st, k to last 2 sts, k2 in one, k1 on each needle. 4 increase each round, 32 sts after increase rounds
- Work flat in stockinette st for 12 rounds
- For each needle, k1 ssk (I didn’t want the decreases to lean into each other. If you do, swap ssk’s and k2togs) k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 – 4 sts decreased
- Knit next round.
- Repeat last two rounds two more times, and then the decrease round once more – 16 sts remain
- Use the kitchner stitch to close.
- Create the cord between the two by chaining with a crochet hook.
- Weave in ends.
- Send to nephew to win favorite aunt status.
I wish I had an action shot, but this will have to do.
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