Nine-Bladed Pinwheel Shawl

2013_02_28-1Nine-Bladed Pinwheel Shawl

2012_01_10-2Materials:

  • A set of 4 double pointed needles (DPN) the same size as the circular needles.
  • Circular needles, all the same needle size, in 16, 29, 36 and 48-inch lengths.
  • Stitch Markers:  1 marker of one color and 8 markers of another color.
  • Yarn of choice.

Gauge: This pattern doesn’t have a gauge as it doesn’t matter what size needles you use or what size yarn you use. You just keep working the pattern until the piece is as big as you want it.  Fingering yarn on large needles will make it thin and lacy.  Bulky yarn on smaller gauge needles will make it dense, thick and bulky.  Be creative. It will take about 6-8 skeins of knitting worsted weight yarn.

Pattern:
Cast on 6 stitches onto 3 double pointed needles (DPNs), 2 stitches per needle.
Working in round:
Row 1: Knit 6 and place row marker. (Once you’ve knit the first row, shift the stitches around on your needles so your row marker is in between two stitches on a needle and won’t fall off.)
Row 2: Knit 2, yo, knit 2, yo, knit 2, yo. (9 stitches) (Note:  For counting purposes, a yo counts as 1 stitch now and throughout.)
Row 3: Knit.
Row 4: *Knit 1, yo; repeat from  * 9 times. (18 stitches)
Row 5: Knit.
Row 6: *Knit 2, yo; repeat from * 9 times. (27 stitches)
Row 7: Knit.
Row 8: *Knit 3, yo; repeat from * 9 times.  (36 stitches)
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: *Knit 4, yo, place stitch marker; repeat from * 8 times;  K4, yo, place the row marker.here. (54 stitches)
Row 11:  *K to marker, yo, slip marker to left needle;  repeat from*  9 times.
Repeat Row 11 until the shawl is as big as you want it to be.

Note: When DPNs start to get crowded with stitches, change to 16-inch circular needle, and keep changing to longer circular needles as necessary.

Edging Suggestions:

Simple Garter Stitch Edging:
1.  Purl
2.  Knit
Repeat rows 1 and 2 nine times, bind off.

Scalloped Edging:
Row 1: Knit, removing your markers as you come to them, leaving only the row marker.
Row 2: *ssk, k5, k2tog, yo; repeat from * around, omitting final yo.
Row 3: purl, working (p1, k1) in each yo.
Row 4: *ssk, k3, k2tog, (yo, k1) twice, yo; repeat from * around.
Row 5: purl.
Row 6: *ssk, k1, k2tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo; repeat from * around.
Row 7: *p3, k 11; repeat from * around.
Row 8: *sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k 11, yo; repeat from * around.
Row 9: bind off loosely.

Or any other knitted edging that is worked in multiples of 3 or 9 stitches.

Pattern © 2011 The Owl Underground.

Sherry’s Make It All Better Hat

IMG_1969Sherry’s Make It All Better Hat

(AKA The Hand Grenade Hat)

Yarn: 1 skein of Vanna’s Choice,  3oz/85g 145 yd /133 m, Color: Rose mist
(you should have just enough yarn left to make the little pom pom)
Needle: Size 6/4.0 mm 16” double pointed circular needles.
Row marker.

Cast on 88 stitches
Rows 1-8: *K1, P1; repeat from * to end of row.

Increase row: *K2, M1; repeat from * to end of row (132 stitches).

Pattern:
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit.
Row 3: *K2 P2; repeat from * around.
Row 4: *K2 P2; repeat from * around.

Repeat rows 1-4 above 10 times, 40 rows.

Decrease for crown:
Row 1: Remove marker, k1, replace marker, this is the new beginning of round, *SSK, K2tog; repeat from * around, 66 sts.
Row 2: Knit around.
Row 3: *K2tog; repeat from * around, 33 sts.
Row 4: Knit around.
Row 5: *K2tog* around until 1 st remains, drop the marker, and knit the remaining stitch and the stitch after the needle together. 16 sts.
Row 6:   K16
Row 7: K2tog 8 times, 8 stitches.

Break yarn, thread the yarn through the remaining 8 stitches, and pull taut.  Weave in ends. Block as desired

Pattern © 2014 Knits From The Owl Underground

Two-At-A-Time Toe-Up Socks

2013_12_03-01Two-at-a-Time Toe-Up Socks

2014_09_17-02Knit 2 socks at a time on one circular needle (“Magic Loop” method).

Sock Size Shown:
US 8-1/2 /UK 6, Euro 39 shoe Using bulky yarn, size 10 US (6.0 mm)
Baby booties: fingering yarn on size 2 (2.75 mm) needles.

Toe
Using the Turkish Cast on method, or “Judy’s Magic Cast on method,”
Cast on 10 stitches (5 stitches on each needle)
Row 1: K. Place a stitch marker to mark the top/instep side of the sock
Row 2-6: Increase by knitting front and back in the 1st and last stitch on each row. (increase from 5 to 15 on each needle to 30 stitches total.)
Row 7- N: K

(Periodically try the sock on. With foot flat on the floor, when edge of knitting on the instep (top) touches the leg, begin turning the heel.)

Place a marker on the side where the heel will go.

Fleegle Heel
To work the Fleegle heel, increase the number of stitches on the heel needle to the total number of stitches minus 2.
Increase stitches on the heel needle to 28 (30 minus2). After each increase row on the heel needle, knit on around to get back to that needle to do the next increase row.
Row 1: K2, kfb, k6, M1, K to second to last stitch, kfb, k2 (15+3 =18 stitches)
Row 2: K
Row 3: K2, kfb, k to third to last stitch, kfb, k2. (20 stitches)
Row 4: K.
Row 5: K2, kfb, k to third to last stitch, kfb, k2. (22 stitches)
Row 6: K.
Row 7: K2, kfb, k to third to last stitch, kfb, k2. (24 stitches)
Row 8: K.
Row 9: K2, kfb, k to third to last stitch, kfb, k2. (26 stitches)
Row 10: K
Row 11: K2, kfb, k to third to last stitch, kfb, k2. (28 stitches)
Row 12: K

After increase, place marker half way between the stitches (14).
Row 1: Knit to 2 sts beyond marker. k2tog, k1, turn work. (27)
Row 2: Slip 1, purl to 2 sts beyond marker, p2tog, p1, turn work. (26)
Row 3: Slip 1, knit to 2 sts beyond marker, k2tog, k1, turn work. (25)
Row 4: Slip 1, purl to 2 sts beyond marker, p2tog, p1, turn work. (24)
Row 5: Slip 1, knit to 2 sts beyond marker. k2tog, k1, turn work.(23)
Row 6: Slip 1, purl to 2 sts beyond marker, p2tog, p1, turn work. (22)
Row 7: Slip 1, knit to 2 sts beyond marker. k2tog, k1, turn work. (21)
Row 8: Slip 1, purl to 2 sts beyond marker, p2tog, p1, turn work. (20)
Row 9: Slip 1, knit to 2 sts beyond marker, k2tog, k1, turn work.(19)
Row 10: Slip 1, purl to 2 sts beyond marker, p2tog, p1, turn work. (18)
Row 11: Slip 1, knit to 2 sts beyond marker, k2tog, k1, (17),
continue around the instep.
Row 12: Knit back around to the heel needle, K4, ssk (16), k5, k2tog. (15)

Cuff:
Continue knitting around until you want to start ribbing (K1, P1), and knit the ribbing as high as you want it.

Do Stretchy Bind Off to finish the socks.

Pattern © 2012 The Owl Underground

Garter Stitch Tab Right-Triangles Shawl (The Innocent Abroad’s Shawl)

2014_11_07-02Garter Stitch Tab Right-Triangles Shawl

(The Innocent Abroad’s Shawl)

Materials: A 36-inch or 48-inch double-pointed/circular needle, size of choice; 2 stitch markers, yarn of choice.

As shown:
Needles:  Size 9/5.5 mm 36-inch Clover Takumi bamboo needles.
Yarn:
3 skeins  of  Loops and Threads Charisma, 3.5 oz. / 100 g, 109 yd. / 100 m, Color: Fuchsia
5 skeins of Loops and Threads Charisma, 3.5 oz. / 100 g, 109 yd. / 100 mm, Color: Mulberry

If you use large needles and thin thread, such as fingering yarn, it will have a lacy look. Or you can use a needle size apropos to the size yarn. You could knit this on straight, single-pointed needles, but it’s easier to work with if you use the flexible circular double pointed needles.

Note: This is actually three patterns in one. The original pattern gives you a garter stitch border with two garter stitch right triangles with a garter stitch single-stitch line between them. The [Alternate pattern: ] gives you a garter stitch long edge with two stockinette right triangles with a stockinette stitch single-stitch line between them. The [Second alternate pattern: ] gives a garter stitch long border, stockinette right triangles with a garter stitch single-stitch line between them.

Abbreviations:
K = Knit
P = Purl
yo = yarn over.
# = put stitch marker here.
p# = pass marker from right needle to left needle

2014_08_18-01Garter Stitch Tab:
(Instructional video on how to do a Garter Stitch Tab is Here)
1. Cast on 3 stitches
1. Knit 6 rows
2. Turn work 90 degrees clockwise, increase 1 in each of the 3 “purl ridges” along the long side of the work. (total 6 stitches)
3. Turn work 90 degrees clockwise, increase 1 in each of the 3 cast on stitches. (total 9 stitches)

The Rest of the Shawl:
1. K3, yo, K1, yo, #, K1, #, yo, K1, yo, K3.
2. K. (total 13 stitches)
[Alternate pattern: K3, P7, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, P3, K1, P3, K3.]
3. K3, yo, K3, yo, K1, yo, K3, yo, K3.
4. K. (total 17 stitches)
[Alternate pattern: K3, P11, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, P5,  K1,  P5, K3,]
5. K3, yo, K5, yo, K1, yo, K5, yo, K3.
6. K. (total 21 stitches)
[Alternate pattern: K3, P15, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, P7,  K1, P7, K3.]
7. K3, yo, K7, yo, K1, yo, K7, yo, K3.
8. K (total 25 stitches)
[Alternate pattern: K3, P19, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, P9, K1, P9, K3.]
9. K3, yo, p#, K to next marker, yo,  K1,  p#, yo, K to next marker, yo, K3.
10. K.
[Alternate pattern: K3, P until there are 3 stitches left on your needle, K3.]
[Second alternate pattern: K3, p#, P to next marker, K1, p#,  P until next marker, K3.]
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 until the shawl is as big as you want it
12. Bind off knitwise.

Pattern © 2014 Knits From The Owl Underground

Arrow Afghan

2014_11_15-01Pictured is just a sample of the pattern stitch and is only 2 “arrows” wide. Afghan is written for 6 “arrows” wide.

Arrow Afghan

The pattern is in multiples of 24 stitches + 4.
You will need 5 markers. (1 less marker than the number of arrows

Cast on 148
Row 1: K26, place marker, *K24; place marker; repeat from * 4 times; K26.
Row 2. K2*(K2, yo, K9, K2tog, K11, slip marker); repeat from * 6 times, K2.
Repeat row 2, until the afghan is as long as you want it.
Bind off.

Abbreviations:
K = knit.
yo = yarn over.
K2tog = knit two stitches together.

Note:  Each “arrow” is 24 stitches wide. An extra 2 stitches were added to both the left and right edges to make a 4-stitches-wide bar to match those between the “arrows,” so the pattern is: K2 (Ax24 stitches) K2, where “A” is the number of arrows across the width.   The pattern is written for 6 arrows, but if you want 7 arrows, then K2 (7 x 24 stitches = 168 stitches) K2, so you would cast on 172 stitches (4 stitches for the K2 at the beginning and end of each row, plus 24 stitches for each arrow).   Eight arrows would be K2(8 x 24 stitches = 192 stitches)K2, so you would cast on 196 stitches, etc.

Probably 6-8 skeins of knitting worsted yarn would be enough to make this.  This would be a great “scrap yarn eater” project.

Pattern © Knits From The Owl Underground

Arrow Scarf

2014_11_15-02Arrow Scarf

Yarn: 1 skein knitting worsted yarn
Needles:  Size 10/6.0 mm knitting needles.

Cast on: 26 stitches.

Row 1: K
Row 2. K3, yo, K9, K2tog, K to end of row.
Repeat row 2, until the scarf is as long as you want it.
Bind off.

Abbreviations:
K = knit.
yo = yarn over (when the next stitch is a knit stitch).  Bring the yarn under the right needle  to the front of the work, lay it across the top of the right needle, then knit the next stitch.  This produces a little loop of yarn that will become a stitch as you work the next row. This is one way of “increasing” or creating a new stitch. When you come to the yarn over you made on the previous row, knit it just as if it was a knit stitch.
K2tog = Instead of slipping the right needle into the next stitch to knit it, slip it through the next two stitches and knit them both at the same time as though they were one stitch.  This is one way of “decreasing” the number of stitches you have on your needle.

Note: Because you add a stitch by doing a yarn over near the beginning of the row, but then take it off again by knitting 2 stitches together further along the row, you will always have 26 stitches on your needle. Stop and count now and again just to make sure.

I wrote this pattern for a beginning knitter who had just learned to knit but hadn’t learned to purl.  It’s a dead simple pattern that gives a nice result.

Pattern © 2014 Knits From The Owl Underground.

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