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Friday, November 30, 2012

October 2009 Stitch of the Month Crochet

October 2009 Stitch of the Month Crochet
For sample chain 24 Based on a multiple of 5 chain plus 4.

  Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip 4 ch, 5 dc in next ch for a shell, repeat from * across, end with skip 4 ch, work 3 dc in last ch, ch 3, turn. Turning ch-3 counts as first dc of next row.

Row 2: 1 dc in each dc across, end 1 dc in top of turning-ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 3: 2 dc in first dc, * skip 4 dc, 1 shell in next dc, repeat from * across, end skip 4 dc, 3 dc in turning-ch, ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for pattern.

Inserts by Sandy Lightfoot

Inserts by Sandy Lightfoot
TK 001 $7.50. 15 pages. If you like to knit afghans, then you need this book. Make the panels and use the inserts to put them together as you knit the insert! No Ribber required. Very clear instructions for the standard and bulky. The book has two methods for making the thirteen pattern inserts which include cables, lace and a few using punch cards for Fair-Isle. Also has charts, lots of diagrams. If you buy several patterns/books you will only pay actual mailing costs.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snug as a bug

Snug As A Bug By Kathryn Doubrley.
PDF file instance download $20.00. 30 pages. Most of the patterns need a ribber, but on some of them you can hand knit the ribbing. 3 types of universal patterns that you fill in the gauge and rows using any yarn on any machine for any size. Has lots of charts, forms, and history of shrugs, easy to understand instructions. Included are machine notes. For any machine with a ribber. Has six patterns. Another great book by Kathryn. .