Photo courtesy of Knit Picks (sample worked in KP "Wool of the Andes" in Papya Heather)
Panels of biased stockinette stitch tilt columns of garter and cable, giving a slight scallop to the lower edge. Everything swirls together at the top. This worsted weight hat is worked in the round from the bottom up.
Sizes: Woman’s Medium, Woman's Large
Finished Circumference at lower edge: 19 ¼, 22 inches
Finished Height from lower edge to center of crown: 7, 7 ¾ inches
Gauge: 19 sts and 24 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch
Skill level: Intermediate - techniques include working in the round, cables and various increases and decreases
Friday, June 16, 2006
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Posted by Cindy G at 8:15 AM
Monday, June 12, 2006
Saturday, June 10, 2006
I think of Hudson River as a casual lace, just a little something to throw around your shoulders on a breezy day. Worked from the lower point upward, 430 yards of fingering/sock weight yarn will make a large scarf/shoulder shawl as shown. But the pattern can easily be enlarged, either by adding row repeats or by using thicker yarn and larger needles.
It's a relaxing knit. Once you get into the rhythm of the pattern it just flows along. Directions are given in both line by line written and charted formats; and include two side edge options.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Eluned is a “one skein” project worked in the round on circular and double pointed needles.
Skill level - Intermediate
Size – Adult
Hat: 17 inch circumference at lower edge
Mitts: 7 1/8 inches at lower edge
17-19 inch head
7 1/4-8 inch hand (measured around the knuckles)
Gauge: 17 sts = 4 inches/10 cm in garter st
Note: size can be adjusted by changing gauge. e.g. working at 18 sts/4 inches in garter will give a hat with a 16 inch circumference.
Yarn: Approximately 210 yds/192 m of worsted/medium weight yarn
Yarn used in sample: Cascade 220, color 9488
Posted by Cindy G at 7:34 PM
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Approximately 450 yds [412 m] fingering weight yarn
Yarn used in sample: “Soft Spun” 100% merino wool from Brooklyn Handspun
Several yards of waste yarn, fingering weight, in a contrasting color
Size US #2 [2.75 mm] knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge
Spare circular needle 1-2 sizes smaller than the working needle(s)
Approximately 7 ½ x 57 inches [21.5 x 145 cm]
Posted by Cindy G at 1:06 PM
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
These handsome mitts are toasty warm because the color stranding adds an extra layer of insulation. Once established, the chevron pattern (which is repeated on the palm of the hand) is very easy to follow.
Past the thumb opening, you may not need to look at your chart again until you reach the top decreases.
- working in the round
- knitting a stranded color pattern from charts
9 inches circumference at palm, 11 inches length
Yarn: Worsted weight 100% wool
Black - approx 130 yds (119 m)
Rust – apppox 130 yds (119 m)
Teal – approx 10 yds (9 m)
Needles: set of 5 double pointed needles US 5 (3.75 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge of 24 sts = 4 inches (10 cm).
Posted by Cindy G at 2:14 PM
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
This easy pattern was designed for knitters who prefer to work flat, and the simple basketweave pattern on the brim is perfect for beginners. But why limit things? The pattern also gives directions for working in the round - a super quick knit that's great for a last minute gift.
Cloche style or turned up brim? The only difference is the length between the cast on and the beginning of the decrease section. Why not do one of each, and have it both ways.
The hat takes about 150 yds of medium (worsted) weigiht yarn. At a gauge of 4.5 stitches per inch, the lower circumferance measures about 19.5 inches unstretched, and will fit a 22 inch head snugly. Fit can be adjusted by adjusting gauge.
This pattern is not currently available for purchase.
Posted by Cindy G at 2:22 PM
Monday, June 05, 2006
The rhythmically flowing lines of this scarf and rectangular shawl are formed by an adaptation of the Tiger Eye pattern found in Barbara Walker's A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns. Work one panel wide for the 7" x 68" scarf. Three panels, lengthened a bit, make a rectangular shawl approx. 19" x 90".
Because of the strongly directional nature of this pattern stitch, the scarf/shawl is worked in two pieces and grafted at the middle. The pattern stitch, given in charted format, requires blocking to show to best advantage and to keep the edges flat, so it is best worked in yarn with at least 80% natural fiber.
Skill level: Intermediate-Experienced lace knitting
Requires approximately 290 (1200) yds fingering/sock weight yarn.
Posted by Cindy G at 11:31 AM
Sunday, June 04, 2006
This pattern is under revision and not currently available.
The sample in the photo was worked with approximately 820 yds/750 meters of heavy fingering/light sport weight yarn on size 8/5mm needles, and blocked to a finished size of 81" across the top and 41" from top to the bottom point. A smaller, shoulder type shawl could be made with finer yarn and smaller needles.
Rows 7, 9, 11 and 23 should read as follows:
Row 7: *k1, yo, k4, (k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4) two times, k3, yo, k1; rep from * [118 sts]
Row 9: *k1, yo, k5, (k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4) two times, k4, yo, k1; rep from * [122 sts]
Row 11: *k1, yo, k6, (k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1, slk2p, k1, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k4) two times, k5, yo, k1; rep from * [126 sts]
Row 23: *k1, yo, k10, yo, slk2p, (yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k8, yo, slk2p) two times, yo, k10, yo, k1; rep from * [150 sts]
Row 12 of the First Side Edging is missing the stitch count. It should read:
"Row 12: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, k2tog, k2tog. [12 sts]"
The third paragraph should read:
"Repeat Rows 1-12 of the edging one more time, but finish Rows 4, 8 and 12 with k1 instead of k2tog (join to shawl on Rows 2, 6 and 10). Remove ring marker."
The second sentence of the second paragraph should read: "However, note that the last row (Row 26) is purled."
On the chart: the third square from the right on Row 3 should be empty, indicating a knit stitch (see corrected chart for Rows 1-4 below).
On the Side Edging Chart, the last square on the left (13th st) should be empty, indicating a knit stitch.
Posted by Cindy G at 9:51 AM
Friday, June 02, 2006
Posted by Cindy G at 4:30 PM
Le modèle inclut une traduction en français par Christine De Savoie. Merci Christine !
I've used the old fashioned term "Fichu" to describe this CindyKnits original pattern. It is not too complicated to work, but some lace/shawl knitting experience would be helpful.
This feather weight lace beauty is a triangle "extended" into a horseshoe or boomerang shape to fit smoothly over your shoulders. The center is worked in garter stitch from the lower point upward, shaped with short rows, and bound off at the neckline with a crochet chain. Then stitches for a narrow border with eyelet design are picked up along the outside edges and worked outward. Finally a lace border is knit onto the edging.
Instructions are provided in line by line format, with a chart included for the edging and explanations of abbreviations and special techniques, as well as photos of the shape while blocking and as worn. The patten has been test knit by another knitter. It requires approximately 440 yards of lace weight yarn.
Note: Errata for patterns purchased before Feb. 10, 2009 can be found here.
Posted by Cindy G at 4:19 PM