Tuesday, April 04, 2006

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Bunny Egg Cozy Pattern

Bunny Egg Cozy
Yarn: any leftover, smooth worsted wt yarn
Needles: US size 6 and tapestry needle for sewing up.

Cast on 37 sts. leaving a tail for sewing up. Wind tail into a yarn butterfly to keep it out of the way.
Rows 1 and 3: *K1 P1* to last st. , K1.
Row 2: P1, *K1,P1*
Rows 4-11: Knit in garter stitch (garter: knit every row)
(note: 8 rows = 4 ridges)

Shape edges and under chin:
Row 12: K1, K2tog, K 10, (K2tog) 2X, K3, (SSK) 2X, K10, SSK, K1
(31 sts.)
Row 13, 15, 17-19: K1, K2tog, K to last 3 sts., SSK, K1
Row 14: K1, K2tog, K9, inc. in the next 5 sts., K9, SSK, K1 (32 sts.)
Row 16: K1, K2tog, K10, (Knit in front and back) 4X,K10, SSK, K1.
Row 20-21: Bind off 5 sts. at the beginning of each row.
Rows 22-24: Knit. (16 sts.)
Row 25: K6, inc. in next 4 sts., K6.
Row 26: Knit 6, Bind off 8 center sts., K6.
Row 27: Bind off each side separately.

EARS- make 2
Cast on 4 sts.
Rows 1 and all odd rows – Purl
Rows 2,4,6 and 8 – Knit
Row 10: K1, K2tog, K1
Row 12: Slip one as if to knit, K2tog, pass slipped st. over the k2tog.
Sew up body, rt sides together, attach ears. Make a pom-pom for the tail. Whiskers optional.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

This was fun!

Posted by Picasa After knitting several pairs of socks at 8-9 sts. per inch I finally said to myself, "I'm not doing this any more!" These $%@# things just go on and on and on and on and on...
But, of course, making socks is an important rite of passage for all knitters and the time has arrived for me to give a sock class at the shop, The Knitting Garden, Westlake, OH.
So when Robin, always full of life, suggested I pick a worsted wt. pattern to teach I was all for it. They don't make the Jacquard print yarn in worsted wt. as far as I know and I didn't want a solid color - I wanted something fun and Silk Garden was just right for the job. It was so addictive watching the striping unfold that I am actually looking forward to making the mate!

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

She wanted a beaded shawl of her own and I couldn't say no... Posted by Picasa