Saturday, September 24, 2016

September 20th 2016 Swatch - Signs of August


September 20th 2016 Swatch – Signs of August


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2016




Level of Difficulty:
Easy

Materials:
1 Skein of Cotton yarn
#6 Knitting Needle
Cast on 22:

Notes:  SKP = Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass slip st over
K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together
When doing a YO P1, make sure you make a complete YO.
After doing a Purl stitch if you see the next instruction as “YO” leave the yarn where it is, it will already be in place for the next stitch.

Border:
Row 1-2:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:        K2, P1, YO, K3, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K3, YO,P1, YO, K3, K2Tog, K2.
Row 2:        K2, P18, K2.
Row 3:        K2, P1, K1, YO, K2, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K2, YO, K1, P1, K1, YO, K2, K2Tog, K2.
Row 4:        K2, P18, K2
Row 5:        K2, P1, K2, YO, K1, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K1, YO, K2, P1, K2, YO, K1, K2Tog, K2.
Row 6:        K2, P18, K2.
Row 7:        K2, P1, K3, YO, K2Tog, P1, SKP, YO, K3, P1, K3, YO, K2Tog, K2.
Row 8:        K2, P18, K2.
Row 9:        K2, P1, SKP, K3, YO, P1, YO, K3, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K3, YO, K2.
Row 10:      K2, P18, K2.
Row 11:      K2, P1, SKP, K2, YO, K1, P1, K1, YO, K2, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K2, YO, K1, K2.
Row 12:      K2, P18, K2.
Row 13:      K2, P1, SKP, K1, YO, K2, P1, K2, YO, K1, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K1, YO, K2, K2.
Row 14:      K2, P18, K2.
Row 15:      K2, P1, SKP, YO, K3, P1, K3, YO, K2Tog, P1, SKP, YO, K3, K2.
Row 16:      K2, P18. K2.
Row 17:      K2, P1, YO, K3, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K3, YO, P1, YO, K3, K2Tog, K2.
Row 18:      K2, P18, K2.
Row 19:      K2, P1, K1, YO, K2, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K2, YO, K1, P1, K1, YO, K2, K2Tog, K2.
Row 20:      K2, P18, K2.
Row 21:      K2, P1, K2, YO, K1, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K1, YO, K2, P1, K2, YO, K1, K2Tog, K2.
Row 22:      K2, P18, K2.
Row 23:      K2, P1, K3, YO, K2Tog, P1, SKP, YO, K3, P1, K3, YO, K2Tog, K2.
Row 24:      K2, P18, K2.

Border:
Row 1-2:     Knit across.
Bind off
Weave in ends.

Signs of Autumn Dishcloth:
Because this particular design uses 18 stitches, multiple 18 by the size you want.  I would recommend doing 36 + border of 8 stitches = 44 cast on stitches.

You would then follow the above 24 rows for the pattern.  You will be doing the stitches between the border stitches in the swatch twice. Example, for row 19 you would do the following:
K4, *P1, K1, YO, K2, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K2, YO, K1, P1, K1, YO, K2, K2Tog*; repeat between the *’s, end K4.

Row 9 would require you to do this:
K4, *P1, SKP, K3, YO, P1, YO, K3, K2Tog, P1, SKP, K3, YO*; repeat between the *’s, end K4. (You would do the “YO” at the end, and then go to the *P1, SKP, K3 and so on.)

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20th 2016 Swatch - August Treat

August 20th 2016 Swatch - August Treat

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2016


In honor of teachers, here is our "Apple for the Teacher" and thank all those teachers who have dedicated their lives to helping our children learn and make it exciting.

Level of Difficulty:
Easy

Materials:
1 Skein of Cotton yarn
#6 Knitting Needle
Cast on 22

Border:
Row 1-2:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        K2, P18, K2.
Row 3:        Knit across.
Row 4:        K2, P18, K2
Row 5:        K8, P6, K8.
Row 6:        K2, P5, K8, P5, K2.
Row 7:        K6, P10,K6.
Row 8:        K2, P3, K12, P3, K2.
Row 9:        K4, P14, K4.
Row 10:      K2, P2, K14, P2, K2.
Row 11:      K3, P16, K3.
Row 12:      K2, P1, K16, P1, K2.
Row 13:      K3, P16, K3.
Row 14:      K2, P1, K16, P1, K2.
Row 15:      K3, P16, K3.
Row 16:      K2, P1, K16, P1, K2.
Row 17:      K3, P16, K3.
Row 18:      K2, P1, K16, P1, K2.
Row 19:      K4, P14, K4.
Row 20:      K2, P2, K14, P2, K2.
Row 21:      K5, P5, K1, P6, K5.
Row 22:      K2, P8, K1, P9, K2.
Row 23:      K10, P3, K9.
Row 24:      K2, P6, K3, P1, K1, P7, K2.
Row 25:      K8, P1, K2, P4, K7.
Row 26:      K2, P4, K4, P10, K2.
Row 27:      K13, P3, K6.
Row 28:      K2, P18, K2.

Border:
Row 1-2:     Knit across.
Bind off
Weave in ends.

Janet Nogle
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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

August 5th 2016 Swatch - Eyelet Mock Cable


August 5, KAL Swatch-Eyelet Mock Cable
Linda S. filled in for me, thank you Linda.

Eyelet Mock Cable Ribbing [multiple of 5, + 2]

- Cast on 17 stitches
1- [Right side of work] P 2, *slip 1, K 2, psso, P 2* - repeat from * across [= 14 stitches on needle]
2- K 2, *P1, YO, P 1, K 2* - rpt from * across [=17 stitches]
3- P 2, *K 3, P 2* - rpt from * across [= 17 stitches]
4- K 2, *P 3, K 2* - rpt from * across [= 17 stitches]

Repeat these 4 rows, 6 times [total of 24 rows].
Bind off.




























Tuesday, July 5, 2016

July 5th 2016 Swatch - Rib & Welt Diagonal Stitch


July 5th Swatch – Rib and  Welt Diagonal Stitch

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2016



Materials:
1 Skein cotton or any other type yarn in #4 category (cotton if you want to use as coaster)
#6 US Needles

Cast on:  Multiple of 8 stitches plus border (16 + 4 = 20)
Cast on:    20 stitches


Notes:  What does “Knit the Knit stitches” and “Purl the Purl stitches” as they face you mean???  If you have come across patterns that have the above instructions and you are fairly new to knitting, this is probably very confusing.

This swatch we are going to use those instructions and also show you how to use them in the future.

At the end of this pattern there are further instructions on this method.  I have done it separate so you can keep it for future reference.

Here is our swatch:

Border:
Rows 1-2: Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:      B-K2, *K1, P1, K1, P5; Repeat from *, end with B-K2.
Row 2:      B-K2, Knit all the Knit stitches, Purl all the Purl stitches, B-K2.
Row 3:      B-K2, K1, P1, *K5, P1, K1, P1; Repeat from * to last 8 stitches: K5, P1, B-K2.
Row 4:      Same as row 2.
Row 5:      B-K2, K1, *P5, K1, P1, K1; Repeat from * to last 9 stitches: P5, K1, P1, B-K2.
Row 6:      Same as row 2.
Row 7:      B-K2, *K5, P1, K1, P1; Repeat from * to end, B-K2.
Row 8:      Same as row 2.
Row 9:      B-K2, P4, *K1, P1, K1, P5; Repeat from * to last 6 stitches: (K1, P1)x2, B-K2.
Row 10:    Same as row 2.
Row 11:     B-K2, K3, *P1, K1, P1, K5; Repeat from * to last 7: P1, K1, P1, K2, B-K2.
Row 12:    Same as row 2.
Row 13:    B-K2, P2, *K1, P1, K1, P5; Repeat from * to last 8 stitches: K1, P1, K1, P3, B-K2.
Row 14:    Same as row 2.
Row 15:    B-K2, K1, *P1, K1, P1, K5; Repeat from * to last 9 stitches: P1, K1, P1, K4, B-K2.
Row 16:    Same as row 2.

Repeat rows 1-16 for pattern ( I did row 1-12 once and then worked rows 1-11 once more)
Border:
Row 1-2:   Knit across.
Bind off,
Weave in ends.

Rib & Welt Diagonal Stitch Dishcloth:

I would follow the above instructions only change the border stitches to 4 at each end instead of 2.  You can calculate as follows:  24 + 8 = 32 OR 32 + 8 = 40 for larger cloth).

Because this pattern looks good on both sides you can use as towel, table runner, pot holder but I would not recommend this stitch for any garments.

Here are the instructions on Knitting the knit stitches and Purling the purl stitches:

Knit the Knit Stitches – Purl the Purl Stitches Instructions:
What does "knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as they face you" mean?
Many of CEY's patterns use the terms "knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as they face you" or "knit the purl sitches and purl the knit stitches as they face you". In order to help clarify what these phrases mean, please take a look at the images below.
Image 1 shows what is meant by "knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches as they face you" A knitted stitch looks like an upside-down U, and a purled stitch has a horizontal strand. The instructions tell us to knit the knit stitches, so when we arrive at a stitch that looks like an upside-down U, we knit into that stitch, and into the stitches with the horizontal strand, we purl.
Image 2 shows what we mean when we write "knit the purl sts and purl the knit stitches as they face you". This is commonly used for the repeating row of Seed Stitch. The instructions tell us to purl the knit stitches, so when we arrive at a stitch that looks like an upside-down U, we purl into that stitch, and into the stitches with the horizontal strand, we knit.




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Sunday, June 19, 2016

June 20th 2016 Swatch - Diagonal Lace


Here is our Swatch for the 20th:

June 20th 2016 Swatch – Diagonal Lace

Copyright © Janet Nogle



Materials:
1 Skein cotton or any other type yarn in #4 category (cotton if you want to use as coaster)
#7 US Needles

Cast On:
This design is a multiple of 6 stitches + the border (18 + 4 = 22)
Cast on 22 for this swatch

Notes:        B = Border Stitches
                   SSK = Slip 1, Slip 1, Knit 2 together
                   Any assistance: www.knittinghelp.com


Border:
Rows 1-2:   Knit Across

Pattern:
Row 1:       Knit across.
Row 2:       B K2, P18, B K2.
Row 3:       (RS) B K2, *K1, YO, SSK; Rep from *, end B K2.
Row 4:       (WS) B K2, P18, B K2.
Row 5:       B K2, *K2, YO, SSK, K2; Rep from *, end B K2.
Row 6:       B K2, P18, B K2.
Row 7:       B K2, *K3, YO, SSK, K1; Rep from *, end B K2
Row 8:       B K2, P18, B K2.

Repeat rows 3-8 for pattern.  I repeat the 6 row set 4 more times and repeated rows 3-6 one more time.

Then:
Knit one row
K2, P18, K2

Border:
Rows 1-2:   Knit across

Bind off,
Weave in ends.

** This stitch would be great for Baby Clothes or summer cardigan.  Something you want with a little air. **


Dishcloth Instructions:
You use the same instructions as for the swatch but add more border stitches and work till the item is the length you want.  You can have 30 pattern sts. + 8 Border sts. = 38 stitches.

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Monday, June 6, 2016

June 5th 2016 Swatch


June 5th 2016 Swatch – Oblique Rib Swatch

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2016


Materials:
1 skein of Cotton yarn
US #6 Knitting Needles

Cast on:  Multiple of 4 stitches + border stitches
This swatch was calculated as 16 + 4 = 20

Note:  B means Border Stitches

Border:
Rows 1-2:          Knit across row.

Pattern:
Row 1:               (RS) B K2, *K2, P2; repeat from * to end, B K2.
Row 2:              (WS) B K2, K1, *P2, K2; repeat from * to last 5 stitches: P2, K1, B K2.
Row 3:              B K2, *P2, K2; repeat from * to end, B K2.
Row 4:              B K2, P1, *K2, P2; repeat from * to last 5 stitches: K2, P1, B K2.
Repeat the above 4 rows till desired length.  I repeated the set 7 more times)

Border:
Rows 1-2:        Knit across row.



Bind off, weave in ends.

To convert to a dishcloth:

Just follow the swatch instructions only replace the “border” stitches with K4 instead of K2.  Everything else would remain the same, you can cast on as many stitches as you would like depending on how large a cloth you like.  You can use the “Multiple” number to do 4 x 6 = 24 or 4 x 8 = 32 or 4 x 10 = 40.  Just remember to add border stitches.  You can add 6 (3 for each side) or you can add 8 (4 for each side). 

This pattern would be a great kitchen set; a dishcloth, place mat and pot holder.  It would also be a good table runner.

If you have any questions or need more info please contact me at jcnogle@gmail.com