Thursday, July 31, 2008


Leslie (who has abandoned blogging so I won't link) emailed me this:

What do these words have in common?
1. Banana
2. Dresser
3. Grammar
4. Potato
5. Revive
6. Uneven
7. Assess

It does not have anything to do with capital letters or double letters. There are no prizes, unless you count bragging rights.

eta: SSK* got this one right, so don't peek at the comments if you're still working on it.


This one is my own. What do these stitch patterns have in common?

114. Arrowhead Stitch (multiple of 8 plus 5 sts)
Rows 1 and 3: K1, *yarn over needle (yo) to make 1 st, 1 double decrease (k2 tog through back loop - place st back on left needle - pass next st over it- then place st back on right needle), yo, k5*, repeat from * to * across row to last 4 sts, yo, 1 double decrease, yo, k1. Rows 2, 4, 6 and 8: Purl. Row 5: K4 *yo, sl 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k3 *, rep from * to * across row to last st, k1. Row 7: K1, *yo, 1 double decrease, yo, k1*, repeat from * to * across row to last 4 sts, yo, 1 double decrease, yo, k1.

PATTERN (multiple of 8 sts plus 5): Row 1 (right side); K1, *yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1, repeat from * across.
Rows 2, 4 and 6: K1, p across to last st, k1.
Rows 3 and 5: K1, *yo, sl l, k2tog, psso, yo, k5, repeat from * across, end last repeat yo, k1.
Row 7: K1, *k3, yo, k2tog through back lps, k1, k2tog through front lps, yo, repeat from * across, end k4.
Row 8: Repeat row 2. Repeat these 8 rows for pat.

Snowdrop Lace
Multiple of 8 + 5
1st row (right side): K1, *yf, sl 1 purlwise, k2tog, psso, yf, k5: rep from * to last 4 sts, yf, sl 1 purlwise, k2tog, psso, yf, k1.
2nd and every alt row: Purl.
3rd row: As 1st row.
5th row: K4, *yf, sl 1 purlwise, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yf, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
7th row: K1, *yf, sl 1 purlwise, k2tog, psso, yf, k1; rep from * to end.
8th row: Purl.


Leslie said...

so, you're giving me an assignment here. I'll chart them out tomorrow when I'm off work and see if I can figure it out -- I've grown to love charts :)

Have a Happy day!

SSK* said...

Those words are spelled the same forwards and backwards, except for the first letter. Aren't they called anagrams?

I'll have to look harder at the pattern sts.

:) Joan

YarnThrower said...

Hmmm... I thought it was that they all contained two sets of letters used more than once. (banana has at least two A's and two N's, etc)

Too much thinking for me to check out the stitch patterns. If I hadn't already studied for several hours today, I'd try to figure it out, but I just don't have it in me right now :-) What a fun idea!!

Anonymous said...

Could it possibly be that the stitch pattern is multiple of 8 plus 5? No, that would be way too easy.

Cindy G said...

Well, that alone would be too easy, and yet, it is a significant part of the answer I had in mind.