Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The Beach Bib

The Beach Bib

Designed by Megan Wright

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Materials

Yarn: Lily’s Sugar and Cream, 1 ball (120 yds (109m), 70 grams)

Needles: US size 8 (5 mm)

Notions: 1 med sized button

Gauge: 4 sts and 5 rows per inch in stst

Instructions:

-CO 40 sts

-Work in garter stitch for 6 inches

-K3, P34, K3

-K all sts

-Repeat the last two rows twice more

-K3, P34, K3

Begin shaping on right hand side

-K3, ssk, K11, turn

-P12, K3

-K3, ssk, K7, turn

-P8, K3

-K3, ssk, K4, turn

-P5, K3

-K3, ssk, K2, turn

-P3, K3

Begin shaping on left hand side

-K31, k2tog, K3

-K3, P12, turn

-K10, k2tog, K3

-K3, P8, turn

-K6, k2tog, K3,

-K3, P5, turn

-K3, k2tog, K3

-K3, P3, turn

-K to end of the row

Neckline

-Work in garter sts (you should be beginning with a WS row) for 4 rows

-(WS) K6, BO 20 knit wise (leaving 6 live sts on the R needle), K5 (you should now have 12 live sts on you needles, 6 on each edge of the bib.)

-Straps

-Working just the right strap, work in garter sts for 6.5 inches (you may want to increase or decrease the length depending on the baby.)

-BO those 6 sts

-Break your yarn and join it again to the 6 remaining live sts still on the needle.

-Work in garter sts for 6 inches

-K2, YO, k2tog, K3

-Work in garter sts for ½ inch

-BO all sts

Finishing

-Weave in all you ends and sew you button on!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Dashing Doggie

You should be able to knit the entire set with three hanks of Manos, instead of using Noro for the bone.



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Dog Collar

Materials: One skein of Manos del Uruguay in main color, one skein of Manos del Uruguay in contrasting color, unwanted dog collar (for hardware), size US 10.5 needle

Gauge: 4 stitches to the inch

Instructions: Cast on 70 stitches in CC. Change to MC, knit 5 rows. Change to CC color, bind off

Felt

Add hardware from unwanted collar, making sure it is very secure.



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Dog Leash

Materials: Three skeins of Manos del Uruguay wool in three coordination colors, leash clip, Size I crochet hook.

Gauge: about. 4 chains per inch (before felting)

Instructions:

Chain 100 inches (about 400 chains) in each color three times each (total of 9 separate chains)

Secure three chains – one of each color- together at each end. Braid these three chains together and secure at other end. Repeat this step twice more (three braids.)

Secure the three braids together at one end and braid the three smaller braids together and secure at the other end.

Fold one end of the leash over about nine inches (creating a loop for the handle) and secure with two seams sewn with leftover wool.

Slide the leash clip onto the leach on the opposite end of the leash and fold the leach over the clip. Secure the clip by sewing two seams with leftover wool.

Felt the leash by placing it in a zippered pillowcase the run it through a hot/cold agitation and rinse cycle (not the spin cycle) along with several towels or old jeans. You may have to run the leash through more than one cycle to get it to felt to the desired tension.

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Dog Anklets

Materials: One skein of Manos del Uruguay in main color, one skein of Manos del Uruguay in contrasting color, size US 8 double pointed needles

Instructions for small anklets are given first with instructions for larger anklets given in parentheses.

Instructions: Cast on 16(20) stitches evenly on three or four needles with the contrasting color. Join being careful not to twist the stitches. Knit 2 (3) rounds. Break off CC. Knit 6(8) rounds in MC. Break of MC. Knit 2 (3) rounds in CC. Cast off. Sew in ends.

Repeat three more times to make a total four anklets.

Dog Bone

sorry no photo on this, it got stollen. (lame, huh? who seals a hand knit doggie bone?)

Materials: One skein of Noro Kereyon (or leftover Manos,) Size US 10.5 needle

Outside:

Cast on 15 Stitches, knit 12 rows, decrease 1 stitch on each side of every row until 7 stitches remain, knit 37 rows, increase one stitch on each side of every row until there are 15 stitches, knit 12 rows, cast off

Knit another matching outside.

Inside:

Cast on 6 stitches, knit 45 rows, cast off

Knit another matching inside

(total of four pieces)

Using the remaining wool, stitch one inside piece to one outside piece longwise with four seams, one on each edge and two in the middle. Repeat with the second inside and outside pieces.

Using a whip stitch around the outer edges, seam the two bones together with the inside pieces facing one another.

Sew in ends

Felt

Doggie Ring Toy

Materials: Three skeins of Manos del Uruguay, size US #10 16” circular needle

Gauge: Gauge is not important to this project

CO 70 stitches in one color.

Join being careful not to twist

Knit 8 rows

BO- picking up a stitch on the cast on row for each stitch and knitting it together with the bind off stitch. This creates the ring.

Place the needle through the center of the completed ring and repeat the instructions twice more.

Felt



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Friday, November 03, 2006

Jane

Jane

by Megan B Wright

Difficulty [Mellow]











A Jane-of-all-trades, this shrug will be there for you, no matter what you need her to be. A little something to keep you warm after yoga class, Jane’s got your back. A quick change from a day at the office to a PTA meeting, Jane’s got you covered. Can’t keep the blanket over your arms while you’re knitting on a cold winter’s evening, Jane is there for you. Three days ‘til Christmas and you still need a gift for your big sister, Jane knits up quick, she’s your gal.

Photo credit [Sarah Bell, photographer]

SIZE

XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X] (shown in L)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Approximate length from cuff to cuff: 47[49,49,50,50,51,52]

Approximate width including edging: 13.25[13.5,13.5,14,14,14.5,14.5]

MATERIALS

[MC] Cascade 128 [100% wool; 128 yd/117 m per 100g skein]; color: Natural (hand dyed with Cool-aid); 2 [2, 2, 2, 3,3,3] skeins
[CC] Cascade 128 [f100% wool; 128 yd/117 m per 100g skein]; color: Natural (hand dyed with Cool-aid); 1 [1, 1, 1,2,2,2] skeins

1 24-inch US #10.5/6.5 mm circular needles

notions required: darning needle

GAUGE

14 sts/18 rows = 4 inches in stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTES

1x1 ribbing:

row one- *k1, p1* repeat to end of row

row two- *p1, k1* repeat to end of row

garter stitch-

knit every row

stst- knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side

PATTERN

Sleeves and Back

Using CC, CO 38[39,39,40,40,41,41]

Work in 1x1 ribbing for 4[4, 4.5, 4.5, 4.5, 5,5] inches (or desired length) ending with a right side row.

Work in garter stitch for 5 rows.

Break off CC, join in MC, work in stst for 37.5[38,38.5,40,40,41,41] inches (or desired length,) end with a wrong side row.

Break off MC, join in CC, work in garter stitch for 6 rows.

Work in 1x1 ribbing for 4[4,4.5,4.5,4.5,5,5] inches (or to match other cuff.)

BO all stitches.

Collar Edging

To be done after seaming.

With CC, pick up and knit three stitches for every four rows evenly around body opening.

Join.

First round: purl all stitches.

Second round: knit all stitches.

Repeat rounds 1 and 2, once more.

Repeat round 1 once more.

BO











FINISHING

Using a mattress stitch, start at one cuff and seam about 15[15.5,15.5,16,16,16.5,16.5] inches, or desired length. Repeat starting from the opposite cuff.

Add collar edging.

Weave in all ends.

Copyright 2006 Megan B. Wright