Saturday, September 13, 2008

knitting ketchup...

LOL not like on hotdogs. my knitting is getting better. After the successful reception of the seacell socks, I was excited enough to start a pair for my dad. And since i am a masochist when it comes to a "learning experience" i decided to try toe up. I got to the heel and completely borked it. so ripped it back to about mid foot. it was too short anyway. Yeah, its a weird toe, just sperimenting, but i like the way it fits on my foot. These are on hold for a bit. The guage is pretty small and it was giving me a headache.

I also started some ankle socks for myself out of cascade Fixation. stretchy. got one done and started the other one. Love it. Cant wait till they are done and I can wear them. it has a garter stitch heel. bout 7 rows of k1p1 rib at the top. was done top down. Its very soft n squishy. Im past the heel on the second one. I have to figure out how i decreased for the first one... my counting sucks. but hey!! it fits!! im so excited.

The last thing I have finished is a baby blanket for a friend at school. it was my very first Lace, so dont laugh. I know there are a couple of errors, but i ripped the thing out a couple of times. you should have seen... wait, maybe i'll just show you.

<-Pre Frog
Finished ->

See, it got better. :)

Its about 45 inches. Double stranded of a wool acrylic blend on size 11 circs, size 9 doublepoints to start. . iminently washable. The pattern was
This one here....
and i think it turned out pretty darned good, myself.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Sylvia's Shawl- The pattern

Sylviaʼs Shawl

I used Red Heart Plush and a Bates K hook.
Please adjust the starting chain and hook to your yarn and tension. Gauge is not important in this project.

Chain 150- 200 to length desired across shoulders.
(note: Fingertip to fingertip is my favorite.)
Row 1: SC in each chain across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: SC in each SC across, Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: SC in each SC across, turn.
Row 4: *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc* Repeat from * to * across till less than 3 sc left in previous row, ch 1, dc in last sc (counts as ch 2 loop here and in each following row) , turn.
Row 5: *ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next ch 2 space* Repeat from * to * across till last ch 2 space left in previous row, ch 1, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 6-end: Repeat row 5 till row consists of 2 ch 2 loops.
Last row in body: ch 1, dc in last ch 2 loop. Finish off

Scallop Trim:
Row 1: Attach at one end of the initial SC row. Ch 1, loosly sc in each row along edge to bottom
point. In final ch 2 loop of body do point cluster (sc2, dc, sc2 ) then sc in each row up the
other side. Ch1, turn.
Row 2: *sk 2 sc, 7tr in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc*(scallop) repeat from * to * down one side. Adjust skipped scʼs to end a scallop in the sc before the point cluster. Sk 2 sc, (tr, ch1) 7 times in dc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc. *sk 2 sc, 7 tr in next sc, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc*(scallop) repeat from * to * up second edge, ending in last sc in initial row of scʼs. Finish off.