6 November 2020

dish cloth

Nothing as useful as a knitted dish cloth! A great project for a beginner. 
Sharing my pattern using basketweave stitch, with a nice neat selvedge edge.
 

BASKETWEAVE DISH CLOTH

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Finished dimensions: approximately 20cms x 20cms
One 100 gram ball makes three dish cloths
 
ABBREVIATIONS
st(s): stitch(es)
k: knit
p: purl
sl: slip
 
MATERIALS
two needles size 4.5mm  (US 7)
dk/8ply dishcloth cotton
 
Basketweave pattern is multiples of 5, plus 2 extra stitches for selvage stitch
Selvage stitch: first stitch, slip stitch purlwise, last stitch, knit (for every row)
Cast on 42 sts.
ROW 1:  sl1 purlwise (k5, p5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 2:  sl1 purlwise (k5, p5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 3:  sl1 purlwise (k5, p5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 4:  sl1 purlwise (k5, p5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 5:  sl1 purlwise (k5, p5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 6:  sl1 purlwise (p5, k5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 7:  sl1 purlwise (p5, k5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 8:  sl1 purlwise (p5, k5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 9:  sl1 purlwise (p5, k5) 4 times, k1.
ROW 10: sl1 purlwise (p5, k5) 4 times, k1.
Repeat last ten rows four more times.
Total number of rows from start is 50.
Cast off.
Darn yarn ends away.
 
 
Happy dishwashing!!







6 November 2019

poppy leaf pattern

I don't often blog these days, but just posting a pattern which can be used if you are crocheting or knitting a poppy. You can find me on Instagram these days and my username is crazydazyknits. My account is now private due to an unwanted stalker but just request to follow. Only genuine followers please.


For the poppy I used Sarah Kim’s crochet pattern available on Ravelry  -




LEAF for POPPY

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Length of leaf from end of stem to tip of leaf is 10.5cms/4ins



ABBREVIATIONS

st(s): stitch(es)

k: knit

p: purl

kfb: increase, knit into front and back of same stitch

psso: pass slip stitch over

tog: together



MATERIALS

two dpns size 2.75mm  (US 2)

dk/8ply green yarn. I used Stylecraft DK Special, Meadow



Cast on 3 sts.

I-cord for 5cms/2ins.

Continue working flat with two needles.

ROW 1: p (wrong side).

ROW 2: k.

ROW 3: p.

ROW 4: kfb, kfb, k1 (5 sts).

ROW 5: p.

ROW 6: k1, kfb, kfb, k to end  (7 sts).

ROW 7: p.

ROW 8: k2, kfb, kfb, k to end  (9 sts).

ROW 9: p.

ROW 10: Cast on 2 sts, k5, kfb, kfb, k to end   (13 sts).

ROW 11: Cast on 2 sts purlwise, p to end  (15 sts).

ROW 12: Cast off 3 sts  (sl first st), k2, p1, k1, p1, k to end  (12 sts).

ROW 13: Cast off 3 sts purlwise (sl first st purlwise), p to end  (9 sts).

ROW 14: Cast on 2 sts, k5, p1, k1, p1, k to end  (11 sts).

ROW 15: Cast on 2 sts, purlwise, p to end  (13 sts).

ROW 16: Cast off 3 sts, (sl first st), k1, p1, k1, p1, k to end  (10 sts).

ROW 17: Cast off 3 sts purlwise, (sl first st purlwise), p to end  (7 sts).

ROW 18: sl1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k to end.

ROW 19: sl1 purlwise, p to end.

ROW 20: sl1, k1, psso, p1, k1, p1, k2tog  (5 sts).

ROW 21: sl1 purlwise, p to end.

ROW 22: sl1, k to end.

ROW 23: sl1 purlwise, p to end.

ROW 24: sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog  (3 sts).

ROW 25: sl1 purlwise, p to end.

ROW 26: sl1, k1, psso, return st on right needle back onto left needle and then pass last st of the row over this one.

Fasten off.

Gently press flat with the tip of a cool iron.
Attach to back of poppy.

The purple poppy is to remember animal casualties.




copyright Alison Hogg 2019

31 August 2019

teeny weeny mouse





I was knitting a cat using Julie's pattern from Little Cotton Rabbits. For her boy animals I always love to knit up the dungarees and put something in the pockets like a teddy or a rabbit. As this project was a cat I thought a wee toy mouse would be a good idea. I couldn't find a small enough pattern so devised my own. Maybe someone else can make use of it!..........



 


 ITSY BITSY TEENY WEENY MOUSE

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Length of mouse – 1.5ins/3.5cms (excluding tail)



ABBREVIATIONS

rd(s): round(s)

st(s): stitch(es)

k: knit

kfb: increase, knit into front and back of same stitch

tog: together

rep: repeat



MATERIALS

four dpns size 2.25mm  (US 1)

4 ply/fingering white yarn

White kid silk yarn (optional)

4 ply/fingering pink yarn

small amount of toy stuffing

two pink seed beads

tapestry, darning and sewing needles

white sewing thread



for a fluffy mouse knit one strand of kid silk with one strand of 4 ply (this mouse will be slightly bigger)



BODY

Working from tail to nose.   

Cast on 12 sts in white yarn, leaving a long yarn tail. Divide between three needles (4, 4, 4), join in the rd and place st marker.

Rds 1-9: k for 9 rds.

Rd 10: (k2, k2tog) rep 3 times  (9 sts).

Rd 11: k.

Rd 12: (k1, k2tog) rep 3 times  (6 sts).

Rd 13: (k2tog) rep 3 times  (3 sts).

Cut yarn, thread onto a tapestry needle and then through the 3 sts, pull tight and sew a few sts to secure. Lose yarn end inside body cavity.



EARS (make 2)                                                      

Make a loose slip knot with pink yarn, leaving a long yarn tail.

Row 1: kfb, then knit into front of the stitch again  ( 3 sts).

Cast off purlwise (wrong side). Leave a long yarn tail. Thread yarn tail onto a needle and then thread yarn through the first st at the cast on edge. Then with the same yarn tail catch the st at the other cast off edge and pull it towards the first st at the cast on edge. There should be two yarn tails at the bottom edge of the ear ready to attach to the mouse body.



TO ASSEMBLE

Base of the mouse is in between two sets of decreases. This is important in order for the mouse to sit flat.

Attach ears to head at the beginning of the decreases.

Thread the two ear yarn tails of one ear through body/head and out the open cast on end. Tie the two yarn tails together and trim. It may help to roll the cast on edge of the body up to do this. Repeat for the second ear.



Insert a small amount of toy stuffing inside the body.

Then with the yarn tail from the cast on edge, catch the outer loop of each of the cast on stitches, pull tight to close gap and sew a few stitches to secure and loose yarn inside body.



With a darning needle and pink yarn make a few stitches at the tip of the nose.



With white sewing thread attach seed beads for eyes.



If you are not happy with the position of ears use the white sewing thread to sew the ears to the head.



Cut a length of approximately 6ins/15cms of pink yarn for tail. Attach to base of mouse with a few stitches. Make a knot at the other end and trim so that tail measure approximately 1.5ins/3cms.


copyright Alison Hogg 2019



Buttons the cat (pattern Little Cotton Rabbits)