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.

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Friday, May 6, 2016

May 5th 2016 Swatch Moss Stitch Parallelograms

Here is our first Swatch for May:

May 5th 2016 Swatch – Moss Stitch Parallelograms

Copyright © Janet Nogle



Materials:  1 Skein Cotton yarn, #6 Knitting Needles
Cast on:  Multiple of 10 + Border (20 + 4 = 24)

Note:         B = Border Stitches
Cast on:   24

Border:
Rows 1-2:     Knit Across

Pattern:
Row 1:           B K2, *K5, (P1, K1) x2, P1; Rep from* end with B K2
Row 2:           B K2,  (P1, K1) x 3, *P5, (K1, P1) x 2, K1; Rep from * to last 6:  P4, B K2.
Row 3:           B K2, K3, *(P1, K1) x2, P1, K5; Rep from * to last 9:  (P1, K1) x2, P1, K2, B K2.
Row 4:           B K2, P3, *(K1, P1) x2, K1, P5; rep from * to last 9: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P2, B K2.
Row 5:           B K2, (K1, P1) x3, *K5, (P1, K1) x2, P1; rep from * to last 6:  K4, B K2.
Row 6:           B K2, P20, K2.

Repeat above 6 rows till desired length (I did the 6 row repeat 5 more times)

Border:
Rows 1-2:     Knit across.

Bind off
Weave in ends.

Moss Stitch Dishcloth:

Cast on:         36 (30+ 6 sts Border)

Border:         Knit 4 rows

Row 1:           B K3, *K5, (P1, K1) x2, P1; Rep from * end with B K3
Row 2:           B K3,  (P1, K1) x 3, *P5, (K1, P1) x 2, K1; Rep from * to last 6:  P4, B K3.
Row 3:           B K3, K3, *(P1, K1) x2, P1, K5; Rep from* to last 9:  (P1, K1) x2, P1, K2, B K3.
Row 4:           B K3, P3, *(K1, P1) x2, K1, P5; rep from * to last 9: (K1, P1) x2, K1, P2, B K3.
Row 5:           B K3, (K1, P1) x3, *K5, (P1, K1) x2, P1; rep from * to last 6:  K4, B K3.
Row 6:           B K3, P30, K3.
Border:         Knit 4 rows.

Bind off
Weave in ends.





































Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April 20th 2016 Swatch - April Showers

April 20th Swatch – April Showers Lace Eyelet Swatch

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2016


Materials:  1 skein cotton yarn (I used Sugar N Cream Pastel Print)
Needle:      US #6 Knitting needles

This swatch was done using staggered lace eyelets, most patterns call for a “lined up” lace eyelets.  Staggering looks more like rain so I used that method. 

The original stitch calls for a multiple of 3 + 2 stitches but if you use the staggered eyelets it may come out different.

Note: “B” means = Border

Cast on:     21 stitches

Border:
Rows 1-2:   Knit across row.
Pattern:
Row 1:        Knit Across Row.
Row 2:        K2, P17, K2.
Row 3:        Knit Across Row.
Row 4:        K2, P17, K2.
Row 5:        (RS) BK2, K2, *YO K2Tog, K4; Repeat from *; end YO K2Tog, K1, BK2.
Row 6:        K2, P17, K2.
Row 7:        Knit Across Row.
Row 8:        K2, P17, K2
Row 9:        BK2, YO K2Tog, K3, YO K2Tog, K4, YO K2Tog, K2, YO K2Tog, BK2.
Row 10:      K2, P17, K2.
Row 11:       Knit Across Row.
Row 12:       K2, P17, K2.

Repeat rows 5-12 for pattern.

I repeated rows 5-12 2 more times and repeated rows 5 – 8 one (1) more time.

Border rows:
Rows 1 & 2: Knit across rows.
Bind off
Weave in Ends.

Notes:
If you do not want staggered rows of eyelets, you can use the pattern at the bottom of the page called “Eyelet Lace” for a cloth where the multiple of stitches are 3 + 2 and the eyelets are in line.

April Showers Cloth

Cast on 43

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit Across.
Pattern:
Row 1:        Knit Across.
Row 2:        K3, P37, K3.
Row 3:        Knit Across.
Row 4:        K3, P37, K3.
Row 5:        K5, *YO K2Tog, K4: Repeat from * to last 8 stitches; YOK2Tog, K6.
Row 6:        K3, P37, K3.
Row 7:        Knit Across.
Row 8:        K3, P37, K3.
Row 9:        K3, YO K2Tog, K3 YO K2Tog, K4, YO K2tog, K2, YO K2Tog, K3, YO K2Tog, K4, YO K2Tog, K2, YO K2Tog, K3, YO K2Tog, K3.
Row 10:      K3, P37, K3.
Row 11:       Knit Across.
Row 12:       K3, P37, K3.

Repeat rows 5-12 for pattern.

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit Across Row.
Bind off
Weave in ends.

Eyelet Lace Stitch:
Multiple of 3 + 2 stitches + border stitches.

Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        Purl across
Row 3:        (RS) K2, *YO K2Tog, K1; Repeat from * to end.
Row 4:        Purl
Repeat these four rows for pattern.

Janet Nogle
jcnogle@gmail.com