Thursday, October 23, 2014

Christmas Barrette

Christmas Barrette
@2003 by N.L. Banks

1 ball Honeysuckle Yarn article #810 #109 Victorian Christmas by  Elmore Pisgah, Inc.
1 size 80 mm barrette
E crochet hook
24 3/8 gold jingle bells

String the bells on the yarn, work 24 sc crochets around barrette,
do not use bells at this time, turn.

Row 1:  ch 6, sc in first sc, * ch 3, move bell next to last sc, sc 3, sc in same place, ch 6, sc in same place, ch 6, sc in next sc, repeat from * across row, work in thread, and fasten off.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Elf Christmas Stocking

Elf Christmas Stocking     @2012 by N. Banks


This is a knitting machine pattern. I wanted some useful patterns while I re-learned  to knit on my machine. This one pattern was a mistake and I liked it so much, I keep working with the pattern. Hope you enjoy it.

Materials needed:
Tamm 3 ply Astracryl in white (main), red or green.  (2nd color) or colors of your choice.
1 small bell
Red, Green or white ribbon ¼ wide about 1 yard.
Thread to match the main color of your sock.
Sewing needle
Yarn needle
Silver Reed Punch Card 254A

With Red, Green or White E-wrap cast on 60 stitches (30-0-30)

1: RC O: Tension 6.  Knit 5 rows, hang weights. I used four.

2:  Knit 32 rows.  COR. Be sure and move your weights up.

3: Ten 10, hang hem. Knit 1 row to left.

4: Ten 6, knit 2 row.

5:  Ten 7. COL. Starting from the left, transfer every 3rd stitch to next needle, having 2 needles at left and right ends in work.  Leave empty needles in working position. You will have 2 stitches on left and 3 stitches on the ends. Knit 1 row to right.

6: Ten 6 knit 1 row to left.
7:  COL.  RCO. Ten 6. Insert Silver Reed card number 254A into the machine and set for Fair lsle (knit in) per manual page 24, order 1. Be sure and recheck your settings before you knit. Knit 1 row to the right.
8: COR Insert 2nd yarn into feeder and move weights up. Set machine as per manual to order number 2. Recheck your settings. If you get into a habit of this, it will save you a lot of headaches later on. Hold yarn with your hand while you move the carriage slowly to the left, attach yarn to the weights and remember to move your weights up.

9: RC0. Ten 6. Knit 47 rows. Remember to move your weights up.

10:  Cut 2nd yarn, set machine to plain knit and knit 2 rows.

11: E-wrap 2 needles each side of the carriage 4 times, for a total of 68 stitches. Move weights up each time.

12: RC 53. COR. E-wrap 12 stitches on carriage side two times for a total of 92 stitches. Re-hang weights at each end each time you add the 12 stitches.

13: RC 55. COR.  Knit 5 rows.

14: RC 60. COL. Transfer 1 stitch on carriage side to next working needle. Leave empty needle out of work. Be sure and move your weights up so you do not drop stitches, until you have a total of 80 stitches left. RC 71.

15: Bind off. Weave in the ends of the yarn. Sew bottom and sides together. Turn inside out.  Sew bell to top of toe.

16: Weave ribbon through the eyelets holes at top below the cuff and make a hanger, tie a bow to the front.
This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites,
lists, newsletters, nor sold or recopied.  It is for your personal use only.

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