Sunday, November 17, 2019

July 2010 Pattern of the Month Knit


July 2010 Pattern of the Month Knit

 Materials:
Size 8 knitting needles, row counter
1 ball Peaches & Crème Premium Cotton Yarn, Color # P227


Cast on 33 stitches

Rows 1: K 3, pm, knit to last 3 stitches, pm, K 3.

Rows 2 and 3 Knit. Slip markers as you come to them.

Start Pattern:

Rows 1 and 3:   Knit 
Row 2: K4, *k1 in st below, k1; repeat from * across row to last 4 stitches, K4


 
Row 4:  k5, k1 in stitch below, *k1, k1 in stitch below; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5

Repeat these 4 rows for pattern until square or desired length.

Repeat rows 1 to 4 until 7 ½ inches from beginning. Ending with row 4. Knit 3 rows.

Bind off, weave in the ends.

This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold, recopied or reformatted. It is for your personal use only.

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Shaded Browns dishcloth and matching Potholders



Shaded Browns dishcloth and matching Potholders 

By N. L. Banks @1999

This pattern is copyrighted and may not be posted to any other website, list, or sold. It is for your personal use only.


Peaches & Crème Cotton Yarn By Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.
2 balls Shaded Browns # 147 1/2 ball Chocolate #121 G crochet hook

Dishcloth
Rd 1 with shaded browns, ch 3 loosely, 11dc in 3rd chain from hook, join with slip stitch.

Rd 2 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, 2 dc in each dc around, join.

Rd 3 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join.

Rd 4 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from* around, join.

Rd 5 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 3dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join.

Rd 6 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 4dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join.

Rd 7 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * 1 dc in next 5dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join, fasten off.

Rd 8 attach chocolate, ch 1, 1 sc in same place, 1 sc in each dc around, join, TURN.

Rd 9 ch 1, 1 sc in same place, 1 sc in each sc around, join, do not turn.

Rd 10 repeat row 9, fasten off.

Rd 11 attach shaded browns, * ch 3, 1dc in same place, skip one sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around. Fasten off.

Potholder
Repeat rounds 1-6 of dishcloth. Make four,(3 using shaded browns and 1 using the chocolate.

Rd 7 using two of the shaded browns, with wrong sides facing each other, and working in both inside loops, attach chocolate, ch 1, 2 sc in same place, 1 sc in each dc around, join, TURN.

Rd 8 ch 1, sc in same place, 1 sc in each sc around, fasten off.

Rd 9 attach shaded browns, * ch 3, 1dc in same place, skip one sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * around, fasten off.

Repeat rows 7-9 using the chocolate and shaded brown pieces.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

November 2017 Pattern of the Month Two Color Baby Vest


November 2017 Pattern of the Month Machine Knit

Two Color Baby Vest in two sizes with sleeve option
© 2015  by N Banks

This is a cute, quick, easy to make sleeveless vest with sleeve option for a 6 month and 12 month baby. Made in two colors using 2 ply baby yarn that you can get just about any where. No hem is used, so a ribber is not required. 
        
  
     
The neckline and bottom just roll up. This pattern is written for beginners. Vest shown above is the 6 month size., the 12 month size is the blue one with the pink trim. The one below is shown in the 12 month size. You can add the sleeves for a change for winter.

           
Materials:
One ball or skein 2 ply baby yarn in solid and One ball or skein in a variegated to match your solid color. This will make one vest or one sweater. Or make them in two solid colors.

If you make both sizes, then you will need two skeins of the variegated yarn. I used Red Heart Baby Yarn in Baby Print for the variegated and Pastel Green for the solid color. Samples were made on a SK700. 4.5 m machine.

1. Pull 88 (96) needles to working position.
            6 mo.                        12 mo.
            88  Stitches              96 stitches.
            44 – 0- 44                48 – 0- 48

2. Starting on the 2nd needle on the left, push back every other needle to non working position.  

  3.  Cast on with e-wrap, and variegated yarn. Set machine to basic knit.
    

4. Ten 4, RC 0: Knit 
             6 rows               6 rows
     Don't forget to hang your weights and move them up.

5. COR. Pull all needles to working position.

6. Ten 4, with solid yarn, RC 0,    knit 
            10 rows            10 rows.

7. Attach variegated, cut solid yarn. Move your weights up.

8. Ten 6. RC 0,    knit
            50 rows             58 rows.
 Place a yarn marker at each end of knitting.

 9. Ten 6 RC 0, COR, knit
           44 rows             52 rows.

10. Change to solid. Ten 4.0  COR.
Starting on the 2nd needle on the left, push back every other needle to non working position.
You will have two needles at the end on the right side in working position..

11. Knit 14 rows both sizes.

12. Ten 4, RC 0, Change to variegated and  knit 4 rows. Bind off.

13. Make two alike. The top is the smaller, shorter solid trim. With right sides together, sew from the bottom up to the yarn markers, these are the arm hole openings. If you are making it with the  sleeves, do not crochet around them.

14. For shoulder seams, with main color sew across the top beginning at the outside shoulder for two inches from the shoulder,  leaving the center open for the head.
                                              
15. Starting at under arms, with main color, single crochet around arm hole edges, then single crochet around neck and bottom of vest.

Sleeves
1. Pull 64 (66) needles to working position.
            6 mo.                        12 mo.
            72  Stitches              76 stitches.
            36 – 0- 36                38 – 0- 38

Starting on the 2nd needle on the left, push back every other needle to non working position. See Diagram at 2 above.

2. Cast on with e-wrap, and variegated yarn. Set machine to basic knit. See diagram at 3 above.

3. Ten 4, RC 0: Knit 
             6 rows               6 rows
     Don't forget to hang your weights and move them up.

4. COR. Pull all needles to working position.

5. Ten 4, with solid yarn, RC 0,    knit 
            10 rows            10 rows.

6. Ten 6. RC 0,    knit
            78 rows             92 rows.

7. Bind off, make two alike.

Finishing:
1. Fold sleeve in half, and at the top, mark the center with a pin. With right sides facing,
pin the center of sleeve to the center at the shoulder, pin sleeve to armhole opening.

2. Pin sides together at opening, under sleeves. See picture below.

3. Sew seams together, then sew the sleeve to  the cuff together. 

This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold, recopied or reformatted without permission. It is for your personal use only.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Elf Christmas Stocking November 2015 Pattern of the Month Machine Knit

November 2015 Pattern of the Month Machine Knit
Elf Christmas Stocking
@2012 by N. Banks

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


Sample knit on a Studio SK 700

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

Silver Reed Card #254A

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, recopied or reformatted. It is for your personal use

Saturday, November 2, 2019

November 2017 Stitch of the Month Knit


November 2017 Stitch of the Month Knit


Fancy Pattern
(multiple of 9 sts + 6):

For sample cast on 24 ( 2 x 9 = 18 + 6 = 24)

Row 1: K 2, *p 2, ssk, yo, k 3, yo, k2 tog; rep from *, ending with p 2, k 2.

Rows 2 & 4: P 2, *k 2, P 7; rep from *, ending with k 2, P 2.

Row 3: K 2, *p 2, k 2, yo, sl 1, k2 tog, psso, yo, k 2; rep from *, ending with p 2, k 2.

Repeat Rows 1-4 for pattern until desired length.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Ghost Coaster


Halloween Ghost Coaster by N. L. Banks @1999


Materials:

Peaches  Crème Yarn By Elmore-Pisgah, Inc. 2 balls White #1
1 skein Black Embroidery Floss
H hook



With 2 strands of white held together, ch 3 loosely, 11dc in 3rd chain from hook.

Rd 2 ch3, 2dc in same place, 2dc in next 3dc, turn. (9dc, ch 3 counts as 1dc)

Rd 3 ch 3, 2 dc in same place, 1dc in next dc, 2 dc in next, repeat across, turn. (13dc)

Rd 4 ch 3, 1 dc in same place, 1 dc in next 3dc, 2dc in next dc, 1 dc in next 6 dc, turn.

Rd 5 & 6 ch 3, 1 dc in same place, 1dc in next 9dc, turn.

Rd 7 ch 1, 1sc in same place, 1 dc in next 2dc, 3 tr (yo2x) in next dc, 1 hdc in next 2dc, 3tr (yo 2x) in next dc, 1 hdc in next 2dc, 1sc in last dc, fasten off.

With black floss, embroider two eyes on head.

Repeat for other three coasters.

 This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites. It is for your personal use only.
 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Deb's Alien Green Hat


Deb's Alien Green Hat @2009 by N. L. Banks












Materials: 

Size 5 & 7 needles, circular 
1 Skein green yarn, worsted weight
½ skein white, worsted weight
1 skein matching eyelash type yarn
½ ball or less of a ribbon type yarn to match the green (other yarn)

NOTE: Please read pattern first before starting.

Cast on 108

Rds 1 to 10:   * k1, p1* around.

Rds 11 to 13: knit with the eyelash yarn

Rds 14 & 15: with ribbon type yarn

Now work rds 1 to 21 on chart on next page. After you have worked the chart, complete the hat as follows:

Rds 22 to 28: with green knit .

Rd 29: Decease 12 stitches evenly around, drop green.

Rds 30 & 31: attach eyelash. Fasten off eyelash.

Rds 32 & 33: with green knit, drop green, attach ribbon

Rds: 34  &  35:  knit with ribbon, fasten off.

Rd 36: with green  K 1, k 2 tog around.

Rd 34: knit.

Rd 35:  K 2 tog.

Using yarn needle pick up remaining stitches and draw up tight. Fasten off.

X
X
21
X
X
20
X
X
X
X
19
X
X
X
X
X
X
18
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
17
X
X
X
X
X
X
16
X
X
X
X
15
X
X
X
X
14
X
X
X
X
13
X
X
X
X
12
X
X
X
X
X
X
11
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
10
X
X
X
X
X
X
9
X
X
X
X
X
X
8
X
X
X
X
X
X
7
X
X
X
X
X
X
6
X
X
X
X
X
X
5
X
X
X
X
4
X
X
X
X
3
X
X
X
X
2
X
X
X
X
1
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1


This pattern is copyrighted, and may not be used on any media, including websites, lists, newsletters, nor sold, recopied or reformatted. It is for your personal use only.

July 2010 Pattern of the Month Knit

July 2010 Pattern of the Month Knit   Materials: Size 8 knitting needles, row counter 1 ball Peaches & Crème Premium Cotton...