Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Nina in Wonderland

Ruffles! Woo hoo! Everyone loves ruffles (well, maybe not.) but here are some cute ruffly mitts I made, and Here's how to make 'em!
 ch = chain
sl = slip stich
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
rnd(s) = round(s)

 ch 30 and sl in the first st
 sc all in all sts for 5 rnds
Next Round: sc 1 st, ch 6, skip 6 sts, sc in next st.
sc all sts for 10 more rnds
ruffle rnd: 3 sc in all sts
Next rnd 1 sc in all sts, end off weave in ends. Enjoy!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

New design: a little twist

 I used I Love This yarn and it worked out nicely, super soft, too!
Simple hat, super fast, super easy, super cool!
You may want to use a larger size needle than you think you need, because there are not as many stitches as the average beret.

Sts = stitches
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit two together
k = knit
p = purl
rnd = round

using size US 6 circular needles, cast on 75 stitches.
Work in 1x1 rib (k1 p1) for 7 rnds (or how ever lone you prefer) then switch to size US 10 needles.
Increase round: k7 m1 repeat for whole round. there should be five stitches left, if so knit them. (85)
Pattern round: *k2tog yo k3* repeat *to* for whole round.
Next round: k all stitches

Repeat these two rounds until hat is at least 7 inches or so.
Decrease round: *k2tog yo k2tog k1* repeat *to* for whole round.
Nxt rnd: k all sts
nxt rnd: *k2tog yo k2tog k2tog* repeat this whole round.
nxt rnd: k2tog all sts
nxt rnd: k2tog all

Break yarn and pull through remaining sts, pull tight and sew in ends.