Adding buttons to your knit work is a great way to make it more unique! My friend/neighbor just dropped off a box of her unwanted buttons. I organized them and took a few photos with my new canon s90 : ) Here they are:
Now all I have to do is figure out which button will work best with a hat I'm planning to start knitting soon...
Thursday, December 24, 2009
About the hat:
I made this hat for my brother, Rich, for Christmas this year. This was the first "fitted" beanie I tried to make. It took me about 2 days to complete.
Materials I used:
- US size 8 circular needles (16'')
- Lion Brand Yarn: Vanna's Choice (color: navy)
- Red Heart Super Saver Yarn (color: white)
RL Single Stripe Scarf Pattern: Cast on 80 stitches using US size 8 circular needles
Using the navy color yarn: *K2, P2* for each round until the work measures ~2 inches
Switch to the white color yarn: *K2, P2* for 3 rows
Switch back to the navy color yarn: *K2, P2* for each round until the work measures ~6 inches
Start decreasing: row 1: *K2, P2tog*
row 2-6: *K2, P1*
row 7: *K2tog, P1*
row 8-12: *K1, P1*
To finish: Cut yarn leaving a 6 inch tail.
Thread yarn through (you may want to use a tapestry needle).
Pull yarn through all stitches in the last round.
Take out the circular needle.
Secure the yarn on the inside of the hat.
Weave in ends.
Abbreviations used in this pattern: K2= knit two
P2= purl two
K2tog= knit two stitches together
P2tog= purl two stitches together
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
About the scarf:
I made this scarf for Eunice for Christmas this year (hence the name of the scarf). I knit it using 2 different color yarns (gray and white). Since I did it during finals week, I didn't have time to take many pictures of it before wrapping it up.
Materials I used:
- US size 13 straight needles
- gray and white yarn
Cabled Eunice Scarf Pattern:
Holding the 2 color yarns together as one, cast on 13 stitches using US size 13 straight needles
Row 1 (right side): K2, P4, K1, P4, K2
Row 2 (wrong side): K6, P1, K6
Row 3: K2, P4, K1, P4, K2
Row 4: K6, P1, K6
Row 5: K2, P4, K1, P4, K2
Row 6: K2, C4B, P1, C4F, K2
Repeat rows 1-6 until desired length
Bind off and attach tassels
Abbreviations for this pattern:
C4B= slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.
C4F= slip next 2 sts onto cable needle and hold at front of work, knit next 2 sts from left-hand needle, then knit sts from cable needle.