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Dianne

Monday, May 26, 2014

Child's Frilled Sun Hat.






As most of you know I run a knitting charity 'LILY' Love In the Language of Yarn to help children in need especially Syrian children living in refugee camps in Turkey. Recently we had some cotton and cotton mix yarn donated. This is a pattern for a sun hat. At the moment I have 3 sizes but will add more as I work them out.

SIZES
To fit child sizes 6 months( 1 yr, 2-3yr) 
MATERIALS
Cotton DK type yarn 100 g ( 3.5 oz) 1 ball for each size
Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) knitting needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
GAUGE
23 sts and 30 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st.


INSTRUCTIONS
Note: This  hat is worked from top down.
Cast on 9 sts.
1st row: (RS). (K1. yfwd) 8 times. K1. 17 sts.
2nd and alt rows: Purl.
3rd row: K1. (yfwd. K2) 8 times. 25 sts.
5th row: K1. (yfwd. K3) 8 times. 33 sts.
7th row: K1. (yfwd. K4) 8 times. 41 sts.
9th row: K1. (yfwd. K5) 8 times. 49 sts.
10th row: As 2nd row.
Continue in same manner, increasing 8 sts on next and every following alternate row until 89 (97,105) sts.
Place marker at end of last row.
Continue in stocking st even until work from marked row measures 3 (3½,4) ins (7.5 (9, 10) cm), ending with a purl row.
Frill: Next row: (RS). *K1. M1. Rep from * to last st. K1. 177 (193, 209) sts.
Knit 8 rows (garter st). 
Cast off knitwise (WS), leaving a long end.
Sew back seam. 
Thread yarn through cast on sts and pull tightly. 
Fasten off.
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Saturday, January 18, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Lace Triangle Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is:  Lace Triangle Stitch.




 It's great for  sweaters, throws, blankets, shawls, scarves etc. worked in multiples of 11 stitches plus 5 stitches. 

Instructions :

Row 1: *k2, (k2tog, m1) 4 times, k1,* k5
Row 2 and all alternate rows: purl
Row 3: *k3, (k2tog, m1) 3 times, k2,* k 5
Row 5: *k4, (k2tog, m1) 2 times, k3,* k5
Row 7: *k5, (k2tog, m1) 1 times, k4,* k5
Row 9: k5, *k2, (k2tog, m1) 4 times, k1*
Row 11: k5, *k3, (k2tog, m1) 3 times, k2*
Row 13: k5, *k4, (k2tog, m1) 2 times, k3*
Row 15: k5, *k5, (k2tog, m1) 1 times, k4*
Row 16: purl
 Repeat rows 1-16
m1 = Make 1 stitch with a yarn over.
k2tog = Knit two stitches together.

Difficulty level: EASY

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Acorn Lattice Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Acorn Lattice Stitch.




It's great for  sweaters, jackets, blankets, throws, shawls etc. worked in multiples of 14 stitches plus 15.

Instructions :

Row: 1 (Right side) k7 * k5, sl 2 sts to dpn and hold in back, k3, 2 from dpn, k4 repeat from * ending k8
Row: 2 p3, k4 * k4, p5, k5 repeat from * ending k5, p3
Row: 3 k1, yo, k5 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo, k1, yo, k5 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo, k1
Row: 4 p4, k4 * k3, p7, k4 repeat from * ending k3, p4
Row: 5 k2, yo, k4 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k3, yo, k4 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k2
Row: 6 p5, k3 * k2, p9, k3 repeat from * ending k2, p5
Row: 7 k3, yo, k3 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k5, yo, k3 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k3
Row: 8 p6, k2 * k1, p11, k2 repeat from * ending p1, k6
Row: 9 k4, yo, k2 * sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k7, yo, k2 repeat from * ending sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k4
Row: 10 k5, p3 * p2, k9, p3 repeat from * ending p2, k5
Row: 11 k5, slip 2 to dpn * slip 3rd stitch to dpn and hold in front, k2, k3 from dpn, k9, slip 2 to dpn repeat from * ending slip 3rd stitch to dpn and hold in front, k2, k3 from dpn, k5
Row: 12 k5, p3 * p2, k9, p3 repeat from * ending p2, k5
Row: 13 k2-tog, k5, yo * k1, yo, k5, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k5, yo repeat from * ending k1, yo, k5, ssk
Row: 14 k4, p4 * p3, k7, p4 repeat from * ending p3, k4
Row: 15 k2-tog, k4, yo, k1 * k2, yo, k4, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k4, yo, k1 repeat from * ending k2, yo, k4, ssk
Row: 16 k3, p5 * p4, k5, p5 repeat from * ending p4, k3
Row: 17 k2-tog, k3, yo, k2 * k3, yo, k3, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k3, yo, k2 repeat from * ending k3, yo, k3, ssk
Row: 18 k2, p6 * p5, k3, p6 repeat from * ending p5, k2
Row: 19 k2-tog, k2, yo, k3 * k4, yo, k2, sl-1-k2-tog-psso, k2, yo, k3 repeat from * ending k4, yo, k2, ssk
Row: 20 p3, k5 * k4, p5, k5 repeat from * ending k4, p3

Repeat rows 1 - 20


ssk = slip, slip, knit

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Saturday Stitch: Zig Zag Eyelet Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Zig Zag Eyelet Stitch.








 It's great for baby blankets, throws,  sweaters and jackets etc. worked in multiples of 9 stitches . 

Instructions:
Row 1 (right side): K4, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 5 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k3.
Row 2 and every alt row: Purl.
Row 3: K5, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 4 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k2.
Row 5: K6, *yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k7; rep from * to last 3 sts, yf, sl 1, k1, psso, k1.
Row 7: *K7, yf, sl 1, k1, psso; rep from * to end.
Row 9: K3, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 6 sts, k2tog, yf, k4.
Row 11: K2, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 7 sts, k2tog, yf, k5.
Row 13: K1, *k2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to last 8 sts, k2tog, yf, k6.
Row 15: *K2tog, yf, k7; rep from * to end.
Row 16: Purl.

Rep these 16 rows.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Stitch: Horseshoe Lace Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Horseshoe Lace Stitch.




 It's great for  sweaters and jackets etc. worked in multiples of 10 stitches plus 1 stitch. 

Instructions :

Row 1: k1, *yo, k3, sl1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1*
Row 2 and all even rows: purl
Row 3: k1 *k1, yo, k2, sl1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k2
Row 5: k1 *k2, yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k3*
Row 7: k1 * k3, yo, sl1, k2tog, psso,, yo, k4*
Repeat rows 1- 8 to make up lace pattern.

yo = yarn over
sl = slip a stitch without working it from the left needle to the right one
psso = pass the slipped stitch over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together

Difficulty level: EASY

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Saturday Stitch: Chandelier Lace Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Chandelier Lace Stitch.




It's great for  sweaters, jackets, blankets, throws etc. worked in multiples of  8 stitches plus 1.

Instructions :

Row 1 (RS) K1, *k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, ssk, k2; rep from * to end. 
Row 2 and all WS rows Purl. 
Row 3 K1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end. 
Row 5 [K2tog, yo] twice, *k1, yo, ssk, yo, S2KP, yo, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, end k1, [yo, ssk] twice. 
Row 7 K1, *k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k1; rep from * to end. 
Row 9 K2tog, yo, *k5, yo, S2KP, yo; rep from * to last 7 sts, end k5, yo, ssk. 
Rows 11–19 Rep rows 1–9. 
Rows 21, 23 and 25 K1, *yo, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, yo, k1; rep from * to end. 
Row 26 Purl. 
Rep rows 1–26.


s2kp = slip 2 tog, k1, pass 2 sl sts over
sk2p=Slip 1, k2tog, pass sl st over
ssk = slip, slip, knit

Difficulty level: Intermediate

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saturday Stitch:Crossroads Cable Stitch

Every Saturday I will share with you a new stitch.
Today's stitch is: Crossroads Cable Stitch.




 It's great for  sweaters, jackets, blankets, throws etc. worked over  23 stitches.

Instructions :

Rows 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 (RS) K3, [p1, k3] 5 times.
Row 2 and all WS rows [P3, k1] 5 times, p3.
Rows 13 and 29 [K3, p1] twice, 7-st RPC, [p1, k3] twice.
Rows 15, 19, 23 and 27 K3, [p1, k3] 5 times.
Rows 17 and 25 K3, p1, [7-st LPC, p1] twice, k3.
Row 21 7-st RPC, [p1, 7-st RPC] twice.
Row 30 [P3, k1] 5 times, p3.
Rep rows 1-30.


7-st RPC Sl 4 sts to cable needle and hold to back, k3, then p1, k3 from cable needle.
7-st LPC Sl 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front, k3, p1, then k3 from cable needle.


Difficulty level: Intermediate

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