Tuesday, September 5, 2017

September 5th 2017 Swatch - Picket Fence Swatch

Here is our swatch for September 5th.  It is a stretchy stitch which would be good for garments.

September 5th 2017 Swatch – Picket Fence Swatch

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017


Level of  Difficulty:  Easy

Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B = border stitch of 2 knit stitch on each side.
K2Tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
C.O.= Cast On = Start to knit next stitch, with completed stitch still on right needle, turn your needle to the right (twist), transfer stitch to left needle.   To watch this done go to:  www.knittinghelp.com


Cast on:      Multiple of 2 (22 which includes border sts.) Cast on 22 stitches
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        B2, *C.O. 1 (then Knit that stitch), K2Tog; work across row ending B2.
Work row 1 throughout. I repeated row 1 twenty times.

Border:
Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        Knit across

Work to desired length.


You can make into a cloth by adding more stitches to cast on. You may want to increase the border stitches to 4 on each end and increasing the pattern stitches to 30 + 8 border = 38 stitches. 


Janet Nogle
















































Saturday, August 19, 2017

August 20th 2017 Swatch - Ears of Corn

August 20th 2017 Swatch – Ears of Corn

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017


Level of Difficulty: Easy

Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B = border stitch of 1 knit stitch on each side.
K2Tog = Knit 2 Stitches Together
SKP = Slip 1, Knit 1, Pass Slip Stitch Over
P2Tog tbl = Purl 2 stitches together through the back loop
(Too watch a P2Tog tbl being done go to www.knittinghelp.com)
YO = when you see a YO at the end of a repeat set, make sure you include it before starting another set.

Cast on:      Multiple of 12 + 2 (26+2=28) Cast on 28 stitches
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        (RS) Knit across.
Row 2:        (WS) B1, P26, B1
Row 3:        B1, K4, K2Tog, K1, YO, *K9, K2Tog, K1, YO; repeat from * to last 8 stitches:  K7, B1.
Row 4:        B1, P8, YO, P1, P2Tog, *P9, YO, P1, P2Tog; repeat from * to last 4 stitches: P3, B1.
Row 5:        B1, K2, *K2Tog, K1, YO, K9; repeat from *, B1.
Row 6:        B1, P10, YO, P1, P2Tog, *P9, YO, P1, P2Tog; repeat from * to last 2 stitches: P1, B1.
Row 7:        Knit across
Row 8:        B1, P26, B1.
Row 9:        B1, K7, YO, K1, SKP, *K9, YO, K1, SKP; repeat from * to last 5 stitches:  K4, B1.
Row 10:     B1, P3, P2Tog tbl, P1, YO, *P9, P2Tog tbl, P1, YO; repeat from * to last 9 stitches:  P8, B1. (remember to repeat the YO when doing a repeat).
Row 11:      B1, *K9, YO, K1, SKP; repeat from * to last 3 stitches: K2, B1.
Row 12:      B1, P1, P2Tog tbl, P1, YO, *P9, P2Tog tbl, P1, YO; repeat from * to last 11 stitches: P10, K1.
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        Knit across

Work to desired length, I repeated the 12 row set 1 more time & rows 1-8 an additional time. Bind off and weave in ends.


You can make into a cloth by adding more stitches to cast on. You may want to increase the border stitches to 3 on each end and increasing the pattern stitches to 36 + 6 border = 42 stitches. 

Janet Nogle
























































































Saturday, August 5, 2017

August 5th 2017 Swatch - Rose Stitch Swatch

August 5th 2017 Swatch – Rose Stitch Stitch

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Level of Difficulty:   Easy

Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B = border stitch of 2 knit stitches on each side.
WYIB = With yarn in back, WYIF = With yarn in front.
Sl 1 = On RS rows, slip stitch knit wise on WS rows, slip stitch purl wise.

Cast on:      Multiple of 4 + 3 (16 + 3 = 19)
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.
  
Pattern:
Row 1:        (RS) B2, K3, *Sl 1 (WYIB), K3; repeat from *, end B2
Row 2:        (WS) B2, K3, *Sl 1 (WYIF), K3; repeat from *, end B2.
Row 3:        B2, K1, *Sl 1 (WYIB), K3; repeat from *, end last 4 sts: Sl 1, (WYIB), K1, B2.
Row 4:        B2, K1, *Sl 1 (WYIF), K3; repeat from *, end last 4 sts: Sl 1 (WYIF), K1, B2.
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        Knit across

Work to desired length, I repeated the 4 row set 7 more times. Bind off and weave in ends.


You can make into a cloth by adding more stitches to cast on. You may want to increase the border stitches to 4 on each end and increasing the pattern stitches to 28 + 3 + 8 border pattern = 39.


Janet Nogle


















































Monday, May 22, 2017

May 20th 2017 Swatch - Cable Eyelet Rib

May 20th 2017 Swatch- Cable-Eyelet-Rib

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2016

Level of Difficulty:  Easy +

Materials:  1 skein cotton yarn - #6 US Knitting Needle
Cast on:  Multiple 7 + 3 (14+3=17 + 4Border=21)  Cast on 21
Note: C4B: slip next 2 stitches on cable needle and hold at back of work. Knit next 2 stitches from left needle, then knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
Border:
Rows 1 & 2:        Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:       (RS) B2, P3, *K4, P3; repeat from *, end B2.
Row 2:       (WS) B2, K1, YO, K2Tog, *P4, K1, YO, K2Tog; repeat from *, end B2.
Row 3:       B2, P3, (YIB) *C4B, P3; repeat from * end B2.
Row 4:       B2, K1, YO, K2Tog, *P4, K1, YO, K2Tog; repeat from *, end B2.
Row 5:       B2, P3, *K4, P3; repeat from *, end K2.
Row 6:       B2, K1, YO, K2Tog, *P4, K1, YO, K2Tog; repeat from *, end B2.

Repeat above 6 rows till desired length.  I repeated the pattern 4 more times.

Border:
Rows 1 & 2:        Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.






































































Friday, May 5, 2017

May 5th 2017 Swatch - Flower of Spring

Here is our swatch for May 5th:

May 5th 2017 Swatch – Flower of Spring

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017


Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B = border stitch of 2 knit stitches on each side.

Cast on:      24
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        (RS) Knit across.
Row 2:        B2, P20, B2.
Row 3:        Knit across.
Row 4:        B2, P20, B2.         
Row 5:        K10, P4, K10.
Row 6:        B2, P7, K6, P7, B2.
Row 7:        K6, P2, K1, P6, K1, P2, K6.
Row 8:        B2, P3, K14, P3, B2.
Row 9:        K4, P16, K4.
Row 10:      B2, P2, K16, P2, B2.
Row 11:      K4, P16, K4.
Row 12:      B2, P2, K7, P2, K7, P2, B2.
Row 13:      K5, P5, K4, P5, K5.
Row 14:      B2, P4, K4, P4, K4, P4, B2.
Row 15:      K5, P5, K4, P5, K5.
Row 16:      B2, P2, K7, P2, K7, P2, B2.
Row 17:      K4, P16, K4.
Row 18:      B2, P2, K16, P2, B2.
Row 19:      K4, P16, K4.
Row 20:      B2, P3, K14, P3, K2.
Row 21:      K6, P2, K1, P6, K1, P2, K6.
Row 22:      B2, P7, K6, P7, B2.
Row 23:      K10, P4, K10.
Row 24:      B2, P20, B2.
Row 25:      Knit across.
Row 26:      B2, P20, B2.
Row 27:      Knit across.
Row 28:      B2, P20, B2.
Row 29:      Knit across.

Border:
Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        Knit across

Bind off and weave in ends.

Janet Nogle












































Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 5th 2017 Swatch - Moss Diamonds

April 5th 2017 Swatch – Moss Diamonds

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017



Level of Difficulty:   Easy

Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B = border stitch of 2 knit stitches on each side.

This design is done with Multiple of (10 + 7 +border) 17 + 4 Border = 21 stitches.

Cast on:      22
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        (RS) B2, *(K3, P1) x2, K1, P1; repeat from * to last 9: K3, P1, K3, BK2.
Row 2:        B2, *(P3, K1) x2, P1, K1; repeat from * to last 9: P3, K1, P3, B2.
Row 3:        B2, K2, * P1, K1, P1, *(K3, P1) x2, K1, P1; repeat from * to last 4: K2, B2.
Row 4:        B2, P2, K1, P1, K1, *(P3, K1) x 2, P1, K1; repeat from * to last 4: P2, B2.   
Row 5:        B2, (K1, P1) x3, *(K2, P1) x2, (K1, P1) x 2, repeat from * to last 3: K1, B2.
Row 6:        B2, (P1, K1) x3, *(P2, K1) x2, (P1, K1) x2, repeat from * to last 3: P1, B2.
Row 7:        B2, K2, P1, K1, P1, *(K3, P1) X2, K1, P1; repeat from * to last 4: K2, B2.
Row 8:        B2, P2, K1, P1, K1, *(P3, K1) x2, P1, K1; repeat from * to last 4: P2, B2.
Row 9:        B2, *(K3, P1) x2, K1, P1; repeat from * to last 9: K3, P1, K3, B2.
Row 10:      B2, *(P3, K1) x2, P1, K1; repeat from * to last 9: P3, K1, P3, B2.
Row 11:      B2, K3, P1, *K2, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K2, P1; repeat from * to last 5: K3, B2.
Row 12:      B2, P3, K1, *P2, (K1, P1) x2, K1, P2, K1; repeat from * to last 5: P3, B2.

Repeat rows 1-12 till desired length (I repeated rows 1-12 one more time.)

Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.

For a larger item such as a cloth, just add “10” stitches more to enlarge.  For a cloth, you could make it 30+7 = 37 + border 6 stitches = 43.



















































Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20th 2017 Swatch - Slanted Eyelet Rib

March 20th 2017 Swatch – Slanted Eyelet Rib

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017



Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B = border stitch of 2 knit stitches on each side.
C2B: Knit 2nd stitch on needle, leaving it on the needle, knit the 1st stitch, drop both stitches from needle. See more info at www.knittinghelp.com if you want to see how this is done or google the procedure.

This design is done with Multiple of (8 +border) 16 + 4 Border = 20 stitches.

Cast on:      20
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:        BK2, *K3, P2, K2Tog, YO, C2B, P1; repeat from *, end BK2
Row 2:        BK2, *K2, P3, K2, P3; repeat from *, end BK2.
Row 3:        BK2, *K3, P1, K2Tog, YO, C2B, P2; repeat from *, end BK2.
Row 4:        BK2, *K2, P4, K1, P3; repeat from *, end BK2.     
Row 5:        BK2, *K3, K2Tog, YO, C2B, K1, P2; repeat *, end BK2.
Row 6:        BK2, *K2, P8; repeat from *, BK2.
Row 7:        BK2, *K2, K2Tog, YO, C2B, K2, P2; repeat from *, end BK2.
Row 8:        BK2, *K2, P8; repeat from *, end BK2.
Row 9:        BK2, *K1, K2Tog, YO, C2B, K3, P2; repeat from *, end BK2.
Row 10:      BK2, *K2, P3, K1, P4; repeat from *, end BK2.
Row 11:      BK2, *K2Tog, YO, C2B, P1, K3, P2; repeat from *, end BK2.
Row 12:      BK2, *K2, P3, K2, P3; repeat from *, end BK2.

Repeat rows 1-12 till desired length (I repeated rows 1-12 one more time.)

Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.

For a larger item such as a cloth, just add a combination of “8” stitches to enlarge.  You might want to also add a few more border stitches as well. 






































Sunday, February 19, 2017

February 20th 2017 Swatch - Lacy Lattice Stitch

February 20th 2017 Swatch – Lacy Lattice Stitch

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Level of Difficulty:   Easy




Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B=Border stitches, YO = Yarn over, P3Tog= Purl 3 stitches together, SK2P=Slip 1, K2Tog, Pass Slip Stitch Together, K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together.

This design is done with Multiple of (6 +1+border)  6 + 1=13 + 6 (Border) = 19.

Cast on:      19
Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:        (RS) B3, K1, *YO, P1, P3Tog, P1, YO, K1; Repeat from *, end B3.
Row 2:        (WS) B3, P13, B3.
Row 3:        B3, K2, YO, SK2P, YO *K3, YO, SK2P, YO; Repeat from * to last 5 stitches:  K2, B3.
Row 4:        B3, P13, B3.         
Row 5:        B3, P2Tog, P1, YO, K1, YO, P1, *P3Tog, P1, YO, K1, YO, P1; Repeat from * to last 5 stitches, P2Tog, B3.
Row 6:        B3, P13, B3.
Row 7:        B3, K2Tog, YO, K3, YO *SK2P, YO, K3, YO; Repeat from * to last 5: SKP, B3.
Row 8:        B3, P13, B3.

Repeat rows 1-8 till desired length (I repeated rows 1-8 two more times, and rows 1-6 one more time).

Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.

You can make a cloth by using 30+1= 31, Plus border: 6 = 37