Malguri Morning

2017_10_20-02Malguri Morning

This triangular garter-stitch shawl is simple and quick, yet thick and warm, just right for those mountain morning breakfasts on the terrace. It has a 2-stitch stockinette edging that is intended to roll, making a nice border.  It is named for Ilisidi’s mountain fortress, “Malguri,” from the C. J. Cherryh Foreigner books (recommended reading!).

Materials:
8 skeins of Loops and Threads Charisma, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Mulberry Bush
US size 10 (6.0 mm) 29-inch and 45-inch circular knitting needles.

Cast on 3 stitches.
Row 1: kfb, k1, kfb (5 stitches)
Row 2: P2, k1, p2
Row 3: k1 kfb, k1, kfb, k1 (7 stitches)
Row 4: P2, k3, p2
Row 5: k1, kfb, knit until 3 stitches left on row, kfb, k2
Row 6: P2, knit until 2 stitches left on needle, p2.
Repeat rows 5 and 6 until shawl has reached the desired dimensions (or until all the yarn you have left is a ball about the size of an orange) .

Finishing: After an even numbered row, knit 1 row, bind off in this manner: *P2tog, slip stitch just worked back onto left needle, p2tog, repeat from * to end of the row. Weave in ends.  Enjoy!

Made with Loops & Threads Charisma Yarn, colors Northern Light (variegated), and Electric Blue (solid).

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Cobblestone Pie Afghan/Washcloth

2016_10_26-03Cobblestone Pie Afghan/Washcloth

The weight yarn and size needles you use will determine how this turns out. Baby yarn (Fine:3) on a US 8 or 9 needle knit to about a 3-foot diagonal measurement will be a light and lacy baby blanket. Bulky yarn (Bulky:5) on a US size 10 or 13 to a 4- or 5-foot diagonal will be a thick and heavy afghan/throw. Cotton worsted on a US 5 or 6 to an 8- or 10-inch diagonal will make a nice washcloth. You will have to calculate the amount of yarn you will need from a gauge swatch made from similar weight yarn.2016_10_26-04

Beginning:
Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: K1, kfb, k1
Row 2: Knit. (4 stitches)
Row 3: K1, k2fb, k1
Row 4: Knit (6 stitches)
Row 5: K3, yo, k3
Row 6: Knit (7 stitches)
Row 7: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
Row 8: Knit (9 stitches)
Row 9: K3, p1, k1, p1, k3
Increase:
Row 10: K3, yo, knit until 3 stitches left on the row, yo, k3
Row 11: K3, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 4 stitches left on row, p1, k3
Repeat rows 10 and 11 until you reach the diagonal width you desire. After you have finished an odd numbered row, begin decrease:
Decrease:
Row 12: K2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit until 6 stitches left on the row, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k2
Row 13: K3, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 4 stitches left on row, p1, k3
Repeat rows 12 and 13 until 9 stitches left on row.
Finishing:
Row 14: K2, k2tog, k3tog, k2tog, k2. (7 stitches)
Row 15: k2, k2tog, k1, k2tog, k2 (6 stitches)
Row 16: K1, k2tog, k2tog, k1
Row 17: k2tog, k2tog.
Row 18: K2tog.
Bind off and weave in ends.

Cobblestone Pie Shawl with Garter Stitch Edging

2016_10_26-03Cobblestone Pie Shawl with Garter Stitch Edging

This pattern takes about 3-4 skeins of knitting worsted weight (Medium:4) yarn on a size US 8 (5.0 mm) or 9 (5.5 mm).  You can go with Fine or even Fingering weight yarn on either a large or small needle if you want light and lacy.  If you want thick and warm, go with a heavier weight (Bulky:5 yarn) on a larger (US 10 or 13 — 6.0 mm or 9.0 mm) needle.  You will have to do a gauge swatch with yarn of the same weight to calculate how much yarn to buy.  To calculate the area of a triangle, see here:2016_10_26-04

Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: K1, kfb, k1
Row 2: Knit. (4 stitches)
Row 3: K1, k2fb, k1
Row 4: Knit (6 stitches)
Row 5: K3, yo, k3
Row 6: Knit (7 stitches)
Row 7: k3, yo, k1, yo, k3
Row 8: Knit (9 stitches)
Row 9: K3, p1, k1, p1, k3
Row 10: K3, yo, knit until 3 stitches left on the row, yo, k3
Row 11: K3, *p1, k1, repeat from * until 4 stitches left on row, p1, k3
Repeat rows 10 and 11 until piece is the size you want.
Row 12: K3, yo,*k1, yo, repeat from * until 3 stitches left on row, k3.
Row 13: K3, drop yo, *k1, drop yo, repeat from * until 3 stitches left on row, k3.
Row 14: Knit.
Row 15: Knit.
Bind off, weave in ends.

JT’s Cabled Cap

2016_10_03-01JT’s Cabled Cap

This is the cap that matches JT’s Cabled Man Cowl.

Materials:
1 skein Lion Brand Homespun, bulky:5, 6 oz/170 g, 185 yd/169 m, Color “Pearls.”
1 size U.S. size 10 (6.00 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) long circular needle.
Set of U.S. size 10 (6.00 mm) double pointed needles.
1 cable needle.
1 row marker.

Gauge: 4 stitches = 1 inch. 3 rows = 1 inch.

Cast on 90, place row marker, join to knit in the round.
Rows 1-6: *p1, k1 repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 8: *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: *C6F, k3, p2, (k1, p1) x4, k1, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 11: *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 12: *k3, C6B, p2, (k1, p1) x4, k1, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 7-12 twice more.
Row 13: *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 14: *k9, p2, (k1, p1) x2, k1, p2, repeat from * to end of row.
Rows 15-16: *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.

Decrease:
Work row 17 off onto double pointed needles
Row 17: *P1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 18: *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 19: *P1, k1, p1, k1, p2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (54 stitches)
Row 20: *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 21: *P1, k1, p2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 22: *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 23: *P1, k1, p2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 24: *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 27: *P2tog, k2tog (12 stitches)
Row 28: *p1, k1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 29: *P2 tog, k2tog (6 stitches).
Pull yarn through remaining stitches and fasten off. Weave in ends. Enjoy!

2016_10_26-01This one is done with:
Lily Sugar ‘N’ Cream, Medium: 4, 2oz/56g, 95yd/86m, 1 skein, color “Spring Swirl”
Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 16-inch round needles and US 10 (6.0 mm) double pointed needles.

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This one is done with:
1 skein of Loops & Threads Woolike Chunky, Bulky:5, 4.4 oz/125 g, 94 yds/86 mcolor “Mauve”
Size US 10 (6.0 mm) 16-inch round needles and US 10 (6.0 mm) double pointed needles.