Sunday, January 22, 2017


Sweet Slant



I used worsted weight yarn, but you can use any weight and just adjust the pattern according to your yarn you chose.

I used Paton’s Classic Wool in Aran that I dyed with Kool Aide.

Needles:
US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm

Co: 70 stitches with US 7s

Do 1x1 ribbing for 10 rounds.

Switch to US 9s and increase K6, K2, KFB, K2 – 90 sts


Start eyelet pattern:

Yo, k2tog 10 times (over 20 sts), knit 20, yo k2tog 10 times (over 20 sts) knit 20
Knit next round
K1, yo& K2tog 10 times, k1, knit 20, k1, yo & k2tog, k1, knit 20
Knit next round

"Chart" below.

Chart
Keys:
YO – 0
K2tog – 2
Knit – K


 Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02KKKKKKKKK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKKKKKKKK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKKKKKKK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKKKKKK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKKKKK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02KKKKK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKKK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KK
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 K
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02
*start here & go up


You can continue in this manner as long as you’d like. I stopped after 11 eyelet rows and did ½ inch of stockinette. You can start decreases right after the eyelet pattern if you do a few more repeats.

Start decreases.
K8, K2 tog around
Knit around
K7, k2 tog around
K around

Continue in this manner until 8 stitches remain, pull through and close off.



If you find any errors, let me know ASAP! Or even if you have suggestions to improve this design.



If you enjoy this pattern, feel free to share with friends, and sell what you make, but please don’t claim as your own.



ThriftyRedhead

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Eyelet Triangles - Free Knitting Pattern

Eyelet Triangles

I used worsted weight yarn & bulky weight yarn, but you can use any weight and just adjust the pattern according to your yarn you chose.

I used Paton’s Classic Wool in Aran that I dyed with Kool Aide for the rounded decrease version.

I used Yarn Bee Andes Alpaca in Touch of class for the squared decrease version.
Needles:

US 7 - 4.5 mm
US 9 - 5.5 mm
 
Co: 60 stitches with US 7s

Do 1x1 ribbing for 10 rounds.

Switch to US 9s and increase K2, KfB around. – 80 sts

Start eyelet pattern:

Yo, k2tog 10 times (over 20 sts), knit 20, yo k2tog 10 times (over 20 sts) knit 20
Knit next round
K1, yo& K2tog 9 times, k1, knit 20, k1, yo & k2tog, k1, knit 20
Knit next round

Continue in this manner until you have an eye let triangle. "Chart" below.

Chart
Keys:
YO – 0
K2tog – 2
Knit – K

 Knit around
KKKKKKKKK 02 KKKKKKKKK
Knit around
KKKKKKKK 02 02 KKKKKKKKK
Knit around
KKKKKKKK 02 02 02 KKKKKKKK
Knit around
KKKKKK K 02 02 02 02 KKKKKKK
Knit around
KKKKKK 02 02 02 02 02 KKKKKK
Knit around
KKKKK 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKKKK
Knit around
KKKK 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKKK
Knit around
KKK 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KKK
Knit around
KK 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 KK
Knit around
K 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 K
Knit around
02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02 02
*start here & go up
 
Once you complete the charted section, knit two rounds for bulky & knit 1 inch for worsted weight yarn and then begin decreases as follows:

K2tog, k16, SSK around
Knit around
K2 tog, K14, SSK around
K around

Continue in this manner until 8 sts are left and pull through live stitches and weave in ends. This decrease makes the top more square.

I find the easiest way to keep track of this kind of decrease is to mark off every 20 sts. You will decrease before and after each marker.

You can also do decreases this way for a rounded top:
K8, K2 tog around
Knit around
K7, k2 tog around
K around
 
Whichever way you like to decrease works with this pattern. You can mix & match with the yarn weight & the decreases.



This is the bulky hat with the square decreases.




This is the worsted weight hat with the round decreases.



If you find any errors, let me know ASAP! Or even if you have suggestions to improve this design.

If you enjoy this pattern, feel free to share with friends, and sell what you make, but please don’t claim as your own.

ThriftyRedhead




Friday, September 4, 2015

West Desert Chunky Mittens

West Desert Chunky Mitts



Based on the West Desert Hood by Virginia Catherall of lake.salt.knit


Yarn: Hometown USA in Chicago Charcoal and Wool Ease Thick and Quick Stripes in Hudson Bay

Needles 10.5# you could use 11# if you wanted them a bit bigger along with another repeat.

Cast on 24 (small) or 3 (large) sts.

I found 24 sts to be slightly tight, but with use the mittens stretch. 30 stitches would be good for larger hands or someone who likes more room in their mitt.

Rounds 1-10: *(K1 P1) repeat from * around.
Round 6: Begin working Round 1 of honeycomb pattern.

Honeycomb stitch (worked over 16 rounds):
Round 1: K with MC
Round 2: P with MC
Rounds 3-8: Change to Color A. *(K4, SL2) repeat
from * around
Round 9: K with MC
Round 10: P with MC
Rounds 11-16: Change to Color B. K1, *(SL2, K4)
repeat from * around to last 5 sts. End SL2, K3.


Knit 1.5 pattern repeats (to round 7). BO 4 stitches for the thumb hole. Continue in pattern until round 16.

Then knit the first two rounds of the next pattern. (K around and then P around)

Then for the next 9 (small) 6 (larger) rounds, knit in stockinette stitch.

To decrease is as follows for 24 (SMALL) stitches:



R1 - K2, K2tog around
R2 – K around
R3 - K1, K2tog, around
R4 - K, around
R5 - K2tog around
R 6 - K2tog around


To decrease is as follows for 30 (LARGE) stitches

R1 – k4, k2tog around
R2 – K around
R3 – k3, k2tog around
R4 – K around
R5 – K2, k2tog, around
R6 – K around
R7 – K1, k2tog around


R8 – K around
R9 – K2tog around
R10 – K2tog around

Pull working yarn through remaining stitches and weave in end.

For the thumb:

This part might be kind of tricky, I picked up 6 stitches for my thumb and it’s a little snug, but I am a tight knitter.

Pick up 6 stitches and join in the round on dpns.


Knit 8-10 rounds. Then k2to around to decrease, pull yarn through remaining stitches and weave in ends.





If you find any errors, let me know ASAP! Or even if you have suggestions to improve this design.

If you enjoy this pattern, feel free to share with friends, and sell what you make, but please don’t claim as your own.

ThriftyRedhead

Braided Seedy Cables Blanket

Seeded Braided Cable Blanket



CO 64, 96, 128, 320 – a 32 stitch repeat – CO any multiple of 32 + 10 for your 5 stitch seed stitch border. 

13#  or #15 Circular needles.

Yarn I’m using: Wool Ease Thick N Quick in Sequoia

Knit 5 rows of seed stitch. Mark off the first five and last five stitches on your project. This will be your seed stitch border.

Start Pattern Repeat:

Row 1 - SS  5 sts, P4 K12, P4, (SEED ST FOR 8 STS) P4

Row 2 – SS 5 sts, K4, (SEED ST FOR 8 STS), K4, P12, K4

Row 3 – SS 5 sts, P4, K4, C8F, P4 (SEED ST FOR 8 STS) P4

Row 4 – SS 5 sts, K4, (SEED ST FOR 8 STS), K4, P12, K4

Row 5 – SS 5 sts, P4 K12, P4 (SEED ST FOR 8 STS) P4

Row 6 –  SS 5 sts, K4, (SEED ST FOR 8 STS), K4, P12, K4

Row 7 –  SS 5 sts, P4, C8B, K4, P4 (SEED ST FOR 8 STS) P4

Row 8 –  SS 5 sts, K4, (SEED ST FOR 8 STS), K4, P12, K4

Once you kit to your desired length with the main pattern repeat, knit 5 rows of seed stitch to finish your border. Bind off in any manner you prefer.


If you find any errors, let me know ASAP! Or even if you have suggestions to improve this design.
If you enjoy this pattern, feel free to share with friends, and sell what you make, but please don’t claim as your own.

ThriftyRedhead

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Owl Soup Blanket

Hey-o! It's been a quite a while since I've updated this blog. Lots of things have happened, I've moved twice, met someone and I'm now living with him. I've been knitting a lot this year, I've surpassed what I knit all year last year. I've been knitting since 2010 and still haven't made a blanket. (Aside from my knitted/crocheted scrap blanket, but that doesn't count... to me.)

I was looking for a quick blanket to knit for my first blanket. I had 13 skeins on Lion Brand Nature's Choice Organic Cotton that I had found in my stash. Nine of the mustard color and four of the walnut color. I tried a pattern and I didn't like how it was knitting up so I ripped it out. I looked in the FO's under the LB Organic Cotton yarn page on Ravelry and found Creature Comforts Blanket by Sandrop329 which is based off of Purl Soho's Super Easy Baby Blanket.

I didn't want a "baby" blanket, I wanted an adult-sized blanket. So I modified Sandrop329's mods a little bit to suit what I wanted. This pattern ended up being kind of a recipe instead of a pattern. I call it "Owl Soup" because there are so many different pieces of other patterns incorporated.

Yarn: LB Nature's Choice Organic Cotton held double OR any bulky yarn of your choice.

Needles: Size 13 circular needles with 24 or 36 inch cable.

Cast on: 120 stitches

You will knit the first five rows in seed stitch. Then once you start the owl pattern, mark off the first 5 stitches on each end with a stitch marker. This will be your seed stitch border.

Start the owl pattern repeat:

Row 1: P7, K8,*P3, K8 to last 6 stitches, P6
Row 2: K6, P8, *K3, P8 to last 7 stitches, K7
Row 3: P7, C4B, C4F, *P3, C4B, C4F to last 6 stitches, P6
Row 4: K6, P8, *K3, P8 to last 7 stitches, K7
Row 5: P7, K8,*P3, K8 to last 6 stitches, P6
Row 6: K6, P8, *K3, P8 to last 7 stitches, K7
Row 7: P7, K8,*P3, K8 to last 6 stitches, P6
Row 8: K6, P8, *K3, P8 to last 7 stitches, K7
Row 9: P7, K8,*P3, K8 to last 6 stitches, P6
Row 10: K6, P8, *K3, P8 to last 7 stitches, K7
Row 11: Row 3: P7, C4B, C4F, *P3, C4B, C4F to last 6 stitches, P6
Row 12: K6, P8, *K3, P8 to last 7 stitches, K7
Row 13: P7, K8,*P3, K8 to last 6 stitches, P6
Row 14: K6, P8, *K3, P8 to last 7 stitches, K7
Row 15: Row 3: P7, C4B, C4F, *P3, C4B, C4F to last 6 stitches, P6
Row 16: K6, P8, *K3, P8 to last 7 stitches, K7

Your blanket should look something like this:

5 seed stitch | owl pattern | 5 seed stitch
      Seed stitch across 5 Rows

After you finish the Owl Pattern Repeat, knit another 5 rows of seed stitch.

What mine looked like after the second 5 rows of seed stitch. About to start the stockinette stripes.



Then, begin the stockinette body of the blanket:

Row 1 (WS): Purl across
Row 2 (RS): Knit across

Should look something like this at this point:


5 seed stitch | Stockinette | 5 seed stitch
       Seed Stitch Across 5 Rows
5 seed stitch | owl pattern | 5 seed stitch
       Seed Stitch Across 5 Rows

You can knit in the stockinette for as long as you'd like. I wanted a longer blanket so I just kept going. Once you're at a good point, do another repeat of 5 rows seed stitch, another owl pattern repeat and 5 more rows of seed stitch. Then bind off in any manner you like.



Breakdown on what the blanket "looks" like in words:

       Seed Stitch Across 5 Rows
 5 seed stitch | owl pattern | 5 seed stitch
       Seed Stitch Across 5 Rows
5 seed stitch | Stockinette | 5 seed stitch                             
       Seed Stitch Across 5 Rows                                              
5 seed stitch | owl pattern | 5 seed stitch
       Seed Stitch Across 5 Rows



If you find any errors, let me know ASAP! Or even if you have suggestions to improve this design.
If you enjoy this pattern, feel free to share with friends, and sell what you make, but please don’t claim as your own.

ThriftyRedhead

Friday, July 25, 2014

Competing Cables Headband

Competing Cables Headband















  • Cast on 18 stitches.
  • Size 8 or 9 needles. I used 9s.
  • Aran or worsted weight yarn. I used aran weight. 
  • Debbie Bliss Donegal Luxury Tweed, but honestly, you can use any yarn of any kind that you prefer.
C2F - Slip two stitches to cable needle, hold in front, knit two, then knit two from cable needle.
C2B - Slip two stitches to cable needle, hold in back, knit two, then knit two from cable needle.


Row 1 - K3, P1, K4, P2, K4, P1, K3
Row 2 -  K4, P4, K2, P4, K4
Row 3 - K3, P1, K4, P2, K4, P1, K3
Row 4 - K4, P4, K2, P4, K4
Row 5 - K3, P1, C2F, P2, C2B, P1, K3
Row 6 - K4, P4, K2, P4, K4

Knit to desired length

On a right side row, do a buttonhole row:

K3, P1, YO, K2TOG, K2, P2, K2, K2TOG, YO, P1, K3

OR

K1, K2TOG, YO, P1, K4, P2, K4, P1, YO, K2TOG, K1

Whichever version floats your boat. :)

Then continue for the next two rows in pattern. 

Bind off on right side in pattern. Weave in ends.


If you find any errors, let me know ASAP! Or even if you have suggestions to improve this design.


If you enjoy this pattern, feel free to share with friends, and sell what you make, but please don’t claim as your own.


ThriftyRedhead

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Greenie Cables


Greenie Cables






Needles: US 6 circs and dpns
Yarn: worsted weight (I used Cascade Sierra Quattro)

I improvised this pattern to use up some yarn. Its a good stash buster.

Cast on 92 stitches, join in round being careful not to twist. Place marker for beginning of round.

C2F = two stitches to cable needle, hold in front, knit 2 then knit two from cable needle.

Round 1: K4, P2, K2, P2 to end.
Round 2: K4, P2, K2, P2 to end.
Round 3: K4, P2, K2, P2 to end.
Round 4: K4, P2, K2, P2 to end.
Round 5: K4, P2, K2, P2 to end.
Round 6: C2F, P2, K2, P2 to end.

Knit in pattern for 2 or 3 repeats depending upon how long you want to. (I did 3 repeats). When you’re satisfied with the length of the cable pattern, start knitting stockinette for as long as you wish. (I did 8 rounds.)

Start decreases:
K8, k2tog
K7, k2tog
K6, k2tog,
K5, k2tog
K4, k2tog
K3, k2tog
K2, k2tog
K1, k2tog
K2tog, k2tog
K2tog

Break yarn and pull through remaining stitches and weave in ends.


If you find any errors, let me know ASAP! Or even if you have suggestions to improve this design.

If you enjoy this pattern, feel free to share with friends, and sell what you make, but please don’t claim as your own.

ThriftyRedhead