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

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:

Rows 1-2:   Knit Across

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.

Knit one row
K2, P18, K2

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

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

Rows 1-2:          Knit across row.

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)

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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