Jharana Scarf

As part of my Project Yarnway challenge on Ravelry, I designed this wavy edged lace scarf, and I am now offering the pattern for sale. It can be knit in fingering, sport or dk weight yarn.  Gauge is not crucial to this pattern, but knitting on size US 7 or US8 needles should give a scarf that is about 8 inches wide.  I recommend a blockable solid color yarn to best show off the lace pattern, as variegated yarns tend to overwhelm the detail.

The pattern includes a chart as well as row by row written instructions.

Jharana Scarf Pattern – .pdf download – $1.99

I hope you enjoy the pattern.  Please check back as I will be adding more patterns (both free and for purchase)

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February 5, 2011. Tags: , , , . Knitting, patterns, Project Yarnway. 2 comments.

Lacy Flouncy Skirt

I’m back on the Project Yarnway wagon!  It’s the finale and we have to put together a collection of 5 items by the end of February.  This is the first item I have finished, though one more item is nearly complete.

I’m so pleased with this doll skirt that I’m thinking about making it in my size 🙂


needles: US7, US9
gauge: 11sts/2 inches
yarn: worsted (10 ply) – less than 200 yards (shown in Patons Classic Wool)
size: 18″ doll

other materials needed: 10.5 inches of 1/4″ wide elastic, safety pin, stitch markers


LLinc: Left-leaning Lifted Increase. Insert your left needle, from front to back, under the left leg of the stitch two rows below the stitch just knit. Knit into the back of this stitch.

RLinc: Right-leaning Lifted Increase. Insert your right needle, from front to back, under the right leg of the stitch below the first stitch on the left needle. Transfer this stitch to your left needle and knit into the front of it.

ssk: Slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit.  Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together.


Errata (fixed 1/12/11):  In written out lace instructions rounds 9 and 11…it should end with yo, k4, yo, k1 in both instances.


CO 60
Join to work in the round, being careful not to twist

waistband:
rounds 1-4 – Knit
round 5 – purl (this will be the fold line for the waistband)
rounds 6-8 – knit
round 9 – [Insert tip of left needle into first st of CO edge which is directly behind first st on needle, k this st together with first stitch on needle] to last 8 sts; k to end. This leaves an opening for elastic to be inserted.

body
knit 4 rounds, marking center of round and end of round
next round – k2, LLinc, k26, RLinc, k2, sl marker, k2, RLinc, k26, LLinc, k2

repeat these 5 rounds 2 more times (72 stitches)

knit without increasing until skirt is 4.5  inches long (on last round place stitch markers every 9 stitches to mark pattern repeat)

lace
switch to larger needles

round 1 – *k2, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k3  rep from * to end of round
round 2 (and all even rounds) – knit
round 3 – *yo, k1, yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1 rep from * to end of round
round 5 – *yo, k1, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k1 rep from *
round 7 – *yo, k4, yo, ssk, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 9 – *yo, k4, yo, k1, ssk, k2tog, k1, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 11 – *yo, k4, yo, k2, ssk, k2tog, k2, yo, k4, yo, k1 rep from *
round 12 – knit

Here is the chart for the lace repeat that is written out above:

Bind off

Use a safety pin to run the elastic through the waistband. Overlap the ends about 1/2″ and sew together making sure the elastic is not twisted.  Use the yarn tail from CO to sew casing closed.

Block to open up the lace. I placed it in this position, pinned and steam blocked the hem:

December 20, 2010. Tags: , , , , , . Knitting, patterns, Project Yarnway. 7 comments.

Mitered Diamond Dishcloth

I’ve recently become a dishcloth convert.  I got sick of the stinky sponges that I was constantly throwing out and replacing (I absolutely despise that smell on my hands when I pick up a sponge I didn’t realize was yucky already!)  It is so much easier to squeeze out the water from a dishcloth and when hung over the faucet it dries out nicely wth no stink!

I’ve been going through the dishcloth patterns on Ravelry and making the ones that catch my fancy, but then thought that it would be more interesting for me to play with my own designs.  Here is my first foray into dishcloth design. It is a mitered square worked from the center out with a diamond lace motif in two of the sections.  I’m not sure what size I’m going to like for dishcloths, so I’m experimenting with different sizes. I think this is a bit big, but we’ll see – I’m sure it will come in handy for something in the kitchen 🙂

needle: size US5 circular or double pointed needles
yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream (worsted weight cotton)
gauge: 18sts/4in
size: 12″ square

CO 8 stitches – join to work in the round and knit all stitches

I used magic loop, half the stitches on one needle, half on the second.  Mark the beginning of round and center of round so that when there are too many stitches on the needle to continue magic loop it is easy to see where the repeat starts/ends.  On the odd rounds 9 – 35, the written instructions are for one half of the washcloth, the entire line will be repeated once after the center of round marker.

**I’ve had several inquiries about a possible mistake in the pattern – getting wrong stitch count in the beginning – It’s been so long since I knit this that I can’t double check without reknitting it…will get to it as soon as I can, sorry for not keeping up with this** 2/9/14

Round 1 – [yo, k1] 8 times
Round 2 (and all even rounds) – knit
Round 3 – k1, [yo, k1, yo, k3] 3 times, yo, k1, k2
Round 5 – k2, [yo, k1, yo, k5] 3 times, yo, k1, k3 (32sts)
Round 7 – k3, [yo, k1, yo, k7] 3 times, yo, k1, k4 (40 sts)
Round 9 – *k4, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k5 (repeat from *) (48 sts)
Round 11 – *k5, yo, k1, yo, k2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, yo, k1, yo, k6 (repeat from *) (56 sts)
Round 13 – *k6, yo, k1, yo, k2, [k2tog, yo]twice, k1, [yo, ssk]twice, k2, yo, k1, yo, k7 (repeat from *) (64 sts)
Round 15 – *k7, yo, k1, yo, k2, [k2tog, yo]twice, k3, [yo, ssk]twice, k2, yo, k1, yo, k8 (repeat from *) (72 sts)
Round 17 – *k8, yo, k1, yo, k2, [k2tog, yo]3 times, k1, [yo, ssk]3 times, k2, yo, k1, yo, k9 (repeat from *) (80 sts)
Round 19 – *k9, yo, k1, yo, k2, [k2tog, yo]3 times, k3, [yo, ssk]3 times, k2, yo, k1, yo, k10 (repeat from *) (88 sts)
Round 21 – *k10, yo, k1, yo, k2, [k2tog, yo]3 times, k5, [yo, ssk]3 times, k2, yo, k1, yo, k11 (repeat fom *) (96 sts)
Round 23 – *k11, yo, k1, yo, k4, [yo, ssk]3 times, k3, [k2tog, yo]3 times, k4, yo, k1, yo, k12 (rep from *) (104 sts)
Round 25 – *k12, yo, k1, yo, k6, [yo, ssk]3 times, k1, [k2tog, yo]3 times, k6, yo, k1, yo, k13 (rep from *) (112 sts)
Round 27 – *k13, yo, k1, yo, k8 [yo, ssk]twice, yo, (sl, k2tog, psso), yo, [k2tog, yo]twice, k8, yo, k1, yo, k14 (rep from *) (120 sts)
Round 29 – *k14, yo, k1, yo, k10, [yo, ssk]twice, k1, [k2tog, yo]twice, k10, yo, k1, yo, k15 (rep from *) (128 sts)
Round 31 – *k15, yo, k1, yo, k12, yo, ssk, yo, (sl, k2tog, psso), yo, k2tog, yo, k12, yo, k1, yo, k16 (rep from *) (136 sts)
Round 33 – *k16, yo, k1, yo, k14, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k14, yo, k1, yo, k17 (rep from *) (144 sts)
Round 35 – *k17, yo, k1, yo, k16, yo, (sl, k2tog, psso), yo, k16, yo, k1, yo, k18 (rep from *) (152 sts)
Round 37 – k18, [yo, k1, yo, k37]3 times, yo, k1, yo, k19 (160 sts)
Round 39 – k19, [yo, k1, yo, k39]3 times, yo, k1,yo, k20 (168 sts)
Round 40 – purl
Round 41 – k20, [yo, k1, yo, k41] 3 times, yo, k1, k21 (176 sts)
Round 42 – purl
Round 43 – k21, [yo, k1, yo, k43] 3 tmes, yo, k1, k22

Bind off purlwise

Weave in ends and block.

November 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Knitting, patterns. 4 comments.

Spiral Legwarmers

OK, I’ve been making legwarmers as gifts for my daughter’s dance teachers, so I have for you here another legwarmer pattern.  They are worked in the round with a simple spiral lace pattern which wraps up the legs in opposite directions.

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft (Worsted / 10 ply)

Needle: size 8 – 5mm(circular or DPN for your preferred method of working in the round) I used 2 circular needles, but 2 at a time (on 1 circular with Magic Loop or 2 circulars) doesn’t work because of the lace pattern.

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch in stockinette

Sizing:  Average adult woman [infant and child sizes below]

yo: yarn over

k2tog: knit next 2 stitches together

ssk: slip next 2 stitches one at a time as if to knit, Insert the left needle into the fronts of these two stitches and knit them together. 

CO 48 and join to work in the round

Work in 2×2 rib for 4.5 inches.

Knit the next round

For Right Legwarmer work chart “Spiral A” 4 times (after round 13 you will have to move your stitch marker one stitch to the left).  Worked over 14 rounds, all even rounds are knit. I have also written out the lace pattern for those who do not prefer charts:

Round 1: k6, k2tog, yo (repeat to end of round)

Round 3: k5, k2tog, yo, k1 (repeat to end of round)

Round 5: k4, k2tog, yo, k2 (repeat to end of round)

Round 7: k3, k2tog, yo,, k3 (repeat to end of round)

Round 9: k2, k2tog, yo, k4 (repeat to end of round)

Round 11: k1, k2tog, yo, k5 (repeat to end of round)

Round 13: k2tog, yo, k6 (repeat to end of round)

For Left legwarmer Work chart “Spiral B” 4 times. (after round 13 you will have to move your stitch marker one stitch to the right)

Round 1: yo, ssk, k6 (repeat to end of round)

Round 3: k1, yo, ssk, k5 (repeat to end of round)

Round 5: k2, yo, ssk, k4 (repeat to end of round)

Round 7: k3, yo, ssk, k3 (repeat to end of round)

Round 9: k4, yo, ssk, k2 (repeat to end of round)

Round 11: k5, yo, ssk, k1 (repeat to end of round)

Round 13: k6, yo, ssk (repeat to end of round)

Work 2×2 rib for 4.5 inches.

Cast off using sewn bind off (or your preferred stretchy bind off method) and weave in ends.

Infant/toddler (child) size

CO 24 (36), join to work in the round

10 rows ( 3 inches) of 2×2 rib

For right legwarmer work “Spiral C” twice (4 times), for left legwarmer work “spiral D” twice (4 times)

10 rows ( 3 inches) of 2×2 rib

Finish with sewn bind off – http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/howto/archive/2008/05/15/sewn-bind-off.aspx

Weave in ends

April 23, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Knitting, patterns. 40 comments.