Wedding Yarmulke

 Wedding Yarmulke

Materials:
1 skein Caron Simply Soft, medium:4, 170.1 g/6 oz, 288 m/315 yds, color: white.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) 16-inch circular needles.
US size 6 (4.0 mm) double pointed needles.
Stitch markers (12, with one odd color or distinct shape for row marker)

Cast On: 98 stitches using long tail cast on, or German twisted cast on method.
Row 1-6: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 7: *(k8, kfb) x10, repeat from * until 8 stitches remain, k8. (108 stitches)
Row 8: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 11: *p3, C6F, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 12: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Repeat rows 9-12 five times.

Decrease:
Row 1: *p3, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 2: *p1, p2tog, k6, repeat from * to end of row. (96 stitches)
Row 3: *p2, C6F, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: *p2tog, k6, repeat from * to end of row. (84 stitches)
Row 5: *p1, k6, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 6: *k2tog, k5, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 7: *knit.
Row 8: *k2tog, k4, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 9: *knit.
Row 10: *k2tog, k3, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 11: *knit.
Row 12: *k2tog, k2. (36 stitches)
Row 13: *knit
Row 14: *k2tog, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 15: *k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (12 stitches)
Row 16: *k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (6 stitches)
Cut yarn and thread end through stitches on needle, and fasten off. Work in ends.

Coriolis Hat, Chemo Variation

Chemo Variation Rightward-Turning Spiral done in Caron Simply Soft Party, medium:4, 3 oz/85g, 150m/160 yds, color Fuchsia Sparkle

Coriolis Hat, Chemo Variation

Based on a designed by Beverly Barton

Note: The original pattern was written and designed by Beverly Barton, and results in a hat with a leftward-turning spiral. I’ve transposed it to result in a hat with a rightward-turning spiral and modified it to use kfb’s instead of yo’s for those who don’t want “nekkid scalps” to show through the eyelets in the hat.  I’ve also included the original pattern with the leftward-turning spiral

Materials
Worsted (Medium:4) weight yarn approximately 150 yards
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle
US size 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles
Row marker
Stitch markers (12).

Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round.
Rows 1-8: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: Knit
Row 10: *kfb, k4, k2tog, pm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: *kfb, k4, k2tog, sm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 13: Knit.
Repeat rows 12-13 until hat measures 7-1/2 inches from the beginning

Decrease:
Row 1: *Kfb, k3, k3tog repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *Kfb, k2, k3tog repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: *Kfb, k1, k3tog repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: knit.
Row 7: *Kfb, k3tog repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: knit.
Row 9: *K1, k2tog* repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *k2tog, k2tog repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *k2tog, k2tog repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Original Coriolis Hat, Chemo Variation

Original pattern as written by Beverly Barton, which results in a hat with a leftward turning spiral, again, modified to have kfb’s instead of the eyelet producing yo’s.

Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round. (98 on a US8 (4.0mm)
Rows 1-8: k1, p1* repeat from * to end of row.
Row 9: Knit.
Row 10: *ssk, k4, kfb, pm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: *ssk, k4, kfb, sm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 13: Knit.
Repeat rows 12-13 until hat measures 7-1/2 inches from the beginning

Decrease:
Row 1: *sssk, k3, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *sssk, k2, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: *sssk, k1, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: knit.
Row 7: *sssk, kfb, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: knit.
Row 9: *ssk, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker.
ssk – slip 2 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning decrease)
sssk – slip 3 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning double decrease).

Coriolis Hat.

Rightward-turning Spiral done in Patons Metallic yarn, medium:4, 85g /3 oz, 230 m/252 yd, color Blue Steel

Coriolis Hat

Based on a design by Beverly Barton

Note: The original pattern was written and designed by Ravelry expert knitter Beverly Barton, and results in a hat with a leftward-turning spiral. I’ve transposed it to result in a hat with a rightward-turning spiral.

Materials
Worsted (Medium:4) weight yarn approximately 150 yards
US size 8 (5.0 mm) 16-inch circular needle
US size 8 (5.0 mm) double pointed needles
Row marker
Stitch markers (12).

Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round.
Rows 1-9: *k1, p1, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *k1, yo, k4, k2tog, pm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: *k1, yo, k4, k2tog, sm, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 13: Knit.
Repeat rows 12-13 until hat measures 7-1/2 inches from the beginning

Decrease:
Row 1: *K1, yo, k3, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *K1, yo, k2, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: *K1, yo, k1, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: knit.
Row 7: *K1, yo, k3tog, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: knit.
Row 9: *K1, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *k2tog, 2ktog, repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *k2tog, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Original Coriolis Hat

Original pattern as written by Beverly Barton, which results in a hat with a leftward turning spiral.

Materials:
~150 yds worsted weight yarn
US size 7 (4.5 mm) 16-inch circular needles
US size 7 (4.5 mm) double pointed needles
stitch markers

Cast on 84 stitches loosely, place marker, join to work in round. (98 on a US8 (4.0mm)
Rows 1-9: *k1, p1,* repeat from * to end of row.
Row 10: *ssk, k4, yo, k1, pm*, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 11: Knit.
Row 12: *ssk, k4, yo, k1, sm*, repeat from * to the end of the row.
Row 13: Knit.
Repeat rows 12-13 until hat measures 7-1/2 inches from the beginning

Decrease:
Row 1: *sssk, k3, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (72 stitches)
Row 2: knit.
Row 3: *sssk, k2, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (60 stitches)
Row 4: knit.
Row 5: *sssk, k1, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (48 stitches)
Row 6: knit.
Row 7: *sssk, yo, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (36 stitches)
Row 8: knit.
Row 9: *ssk, k1, repeat from * to end of row. (24 stitches)
Row 10: knit
Row 11: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (12 stitches)
Row 12: knit
Row 13: *ssk, ssk, repeat from * to end of row (6 stitches)
Break yarn, leaving 6-inch tail. Thread tail through tapestry needles then through the live stitches to close the top of the hat. Weave in ends.

Abbreviations:
pm – place marker
sm – slip marker.
ssk – slip 2 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning decrease)
sssk – slip 3 stitches as if to knit to the right-hand needle. Insert the left needle through the front of the stitch and knit the two stitches together through the back of the stitch using the right-hand needle. (left leaning double decrease).

PussyHat

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Made with 2 skeins of Lily Sugar & Cream 2.5 oz/70.9 g, 120 yds/109 m, color: Hot Pink.

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Made with 2 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA Super bulky:6, 4 oz/113 g, 64 yd/59m, color Phoenix Azalea.

Seamless Top-Down PussyHat

static1-squarespace-comShow your solidarity with the Women’s March and the issues it represents by wearing a PussyHat.

This is a seamless, top-down version of the PussyHat which uses the Turkish cast-on method and either the Magic Loop method or the two circular needle method for knitting in the round. (Modifications of the pattern for use with bulky:5 and super bulky:6 weight yarn are given in italics.)  YouTube has many how-to videos showing how to do the Turkish cast-on, the Magic Loop method and the two circular needles method.

Materials:

  • 1 skein pink knitting worsted (medium:4), color PINK! (or 2 skeins bulky:5 or super bulky:6 weight yarn)
  • For the Magic Loop method you will need a size US8 (5.0 mm) (for bulky, US10 (6.0 mm) and for super bulky yarn, US11(8.0 mm)) 32-inch circular needle  or longer to do the first part of the hat.
  • For the two needle method you will need two size US8 (5.0 mm) (for bulky, US 10(6.0 mm) and for super bulky yarn, US11 (8.0 mm)) circular needle 16 to 24 inches long.
  • 1 row marker

Cast on:  Using the Turkish cast-on method, cast on 46 wraps, which will equal 92 stitches (for bulky:5, 32 wraps, will equal 64 stitches and for super bulky:6, 28 wraps, will equal 56 stitches).
1. Working in the round, knit every row until work measures 4-1/4 inches. (Note that whichever method you use, by the time you have knitted 2-3 inches, you should be able to knit all your stitches off onto one 16-inch long circular needle and knit in the round as you would any other hat.)
2. Work K2, P2 ribbing for 4-1/4 inches.
3. Bind off loosely, binding off knit stitches knitwise and purl stitches purlwise.
4. Wear with pride.

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Turkish Cast On using two circular knitting needles (the 16-inch and a 32-inch). Arrows show direction of work.

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Turkish Cast On using Magic Loop method on one 32- inch circular knitting needle. Arrows show direction of work.

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The Turkish Cast On makes it seamless across the top.

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Knitting in the round makes the sides seamless. Arrows show direction of work.

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Work is now long enough to go off the long Magic Loop needle and onto one 16-inch circular needle. Arrows show direction of work.  Sides and top are seamless

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The “kitty ears” are now evident.

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Totally seamless,

Betty’s Two By Two Twisted Cable Buttoned Cowl

img_0001 img_0010Betty’s Two By Two Twisted Cable Buttoned Cowl

Materials:
1 skein of Loops and Threads Charisma, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Navy (You can get three cowls out of two skeins)
1 size US 10 (8.00 mm) 24-inch (60 cm) long circular needle
2 large wooden buttons 2 inches in diameter
1 cable needle or 1 size US10 (8.00) double pointed needle.
1 Tapestry needle or darning needle to sew on buttons.

Notes:
This pattern contains twisted cables (C5pF) worked over an odd number of stitches (5), that are superimposed onto an underlying k2, p1 rib pattern.  There are cables with 3 crosses alternating with cables with 2 crosses, and the cable crosses are staggered so that in the cabled section, cable crosses are being made on either the 2-cross cables or the 3-cross cables on every right-sided row.  Because of the way the cables are alternated, there needs to be an odd number of cables, so a pattern repeat is 12 stitches,  or 2 cables, wide.

Abbreviations:
C5pF = slip 2 stitches off onto the cable needle and hold them in front of your work. Knit the next two stitches, purl the next stitch, then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.

Cast on 98 stitches.
Row 1: p2, k7, *p1, k2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 2: k2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 3: p2, k7, *p1, k2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, p1, k7, p2.
Row 4: K2, p2, bind off 3 sts purlwise, p2, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 5: p2, k7, p1, *C5pF, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1 repeat from * until 15 sts remaining, C5pF, p1, k2,
cast on 3 sts, k2, p2. (buttonhole).
Row 6: k2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2
Row 7: p2, k7, *p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, C5pF, p1, repeat from * until 15 sts left , k2, p1, k2, p1,k7, p2
Row 8: k2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2
Row 9: p2, k7, *p1, C5pF, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, repeat from * until 15 sts remaining, C5pF, p1, k7, p2
Row 10: k2, p7, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts remaining, k1, p7, k2
Row 11: P2, k7, *p1, K2, p1, k2, p1, C5pF, p1, repeat from * until 15 sts left , K2, p1, k2, p1 k7, p2
Row 12: K2, p2, bind off 3 purlwise, p2, *k1, p2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2.
Row 13: p2, k7, p1, *C5pF, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1 repeat from * until 15 sts remaining, C5pF, p1, k2,
cast on 3 sts, k2, p2. (buttonhole).
Row 14: k2, p7, *k1, P2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2
Row 15: p2, k7, *p1, K2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, p1, k7, p2
Row 16: k2, p7, *k1, P2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, k1, p7, k2
Row 17: p2, k7, *p1, K2, repeat from * until 10 sts left, p1, k7, p2
Bind off knit stitches knitwise and purl stitches purlwise, weave in ends and enjoy!

 

Helen’s Horseshoe Cable Neck Warmer

img_0004img_0008Helen’s Horseshoe Cable Neck Warmer

1 skein of Loops and Threads Charisma, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Bouquet (You can get three neck warmers out of two skeins)
1 size US 10 (6.00 mm) needles
2 large buttons 2 inches in diameter
1 cable needle or 1 size US10 (6.00) double pointed needle.
1 Tapestry needle or darning needle to sew on buttons.

Cast on 16 sts.
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: Knit
Row 3: knit
Row 4: K4, p8, k4
Row 5: Knit
Repeat rows 4 and 5 three more times
Row 6: K4, P8, K4.
Row 7: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2.
Row 8: K4, P8, K4.
Row 9: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2.
Row 10: K4, P8, K4.
Row 11: K2, P2, C2B, C2F, P2, K2.
Row 12: K4, P8, K4.
Repeat rows 7 through 12 until piece measures 20 inches.
Row 3: K2, P2, K8, P2, K2.
Row 21: k3, bind off 3, k4, bind off 3, knit 3
Row 22: k3, cast on 3, p4, cast on 3, knit 3
Row 23: K4, P8, K4.
Row 24: K2, p2, k8, p2, k2
Row 25: K4, P8, K4.
Row 26: Purl
Row 27: Knit
Bind off purlwise, weave in ends and enjoy.

Twisted Cable Neck Warmer

2016_12_14032016_12_14-02Twisted Cable Neck Warmer

Materials:
1 skein of Premier Yarns Deborah Norville Serenity, bulky:5, 3.5 oz./100 g, 109 yd./100 m, Color: Dark Forest (color discontinued)
1 size US 10 (8.00 mm) needles
3 large wooden buttons 2 inches in diameter
1 cable needle or 1 size US10 (8.00) double pointed needle.
1 Tapestry needle or darning needle to sew on buttons.

Cast on 26
Row 1: Purl
Row 2: knit
Row 3: knit
Row 4: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 5: K5, p16, k5
Repeat rows 4 and 5 three more times
Row 6: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 7: K5, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k5
Row 8: K3, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2 k4, p2, k3
Row 9: K5, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k5
Row 10: K3, p2, C4F, p2, C4F, p2 C4F, p2, k3
Row 11: K5, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k5
Repeat rows 8 through 11 until piece measures about 20 inches.
Row 12: K3, p2, k4, p2, k4, p2 k4, p2, k3
Row 13: K5, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k5
Row 14: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 15: K5, p16, k5
Row 16: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 17: K5, p16, k5
Row 18: K3, p2, bind off 3, k4, bind off 3, k4, bind off 3, p1, k3
Row 19: k4, cast on 3, p4, cast on 3, p4, cast on 3, p2, k3
Row 20: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 21: K5, p16, k5
Row 22: K3, p2, k16, p2, k3
Row 23: knit
Row 24: knit
Row 25: purl
Bind off, weave in the ends, and enjoy!