Lace Pullover This is something I whipped up recently and it's gotten a lot of compliments. It's not new under the sun, and you can have a lot of fun changing it up. Use a Stitchionary and use your own design. Materials Worsted weight yarn, 600 yds. Sample shown was done with 400 yards. You'll need more if you want it longer and/or wider. Size US 10.5 needles Size US 8 needles Darning needle Gauge: 12 sts and 13 rows = 4" in lace pattern on large needles Finished measurements: 22" (23.3, 24.5, 26) by 15.5" (17,19,21,23) Notes Pullover is designed with several inches of positive ease. The extra width past the shoulders form the sleeves. This is easily customized. Simply knit longer and cast on a multiple of 4 extra. For example, this pattern was designed for a 36" bust with 17" width at the shoulders. Seamed, there is 8 inches extra width, or positive ease.
Body (Make 2) With size 8 needles, CO 70 sts (74,78,82) P1, *K2,P2. Repeat from * to last stitch, K1 Repeat this row 7 more times, or for desired rib width. Switch to larger needles K1, *K2tog, yo*. Repeat from * to last stitch, end K1. Repeat this row until piece reaches desired measurement. With smaller needles, repeat rib row for one inch. BO loosely. Assembly From top of piece, measure down 8" for am hole opening. Seam sides with mattress stitch. Mark neck opening 9 inches from either end. Join tops with invisible shoulder seam. Weave in ends and block. This will really open the lace and relax your fabric. Enjoy!
Ladder Ribbon Crochet Necklace
Perfect project for the absolute beginner crocheter. Experts make them too because they are so elegant and sophisticated! They make a really nice indoor accessory. One ball of the railroad track yarn will make several necklaces, so go ahead and practice your chaining!
Materials Railroad track or ladder ribbon yarn, one skein Crochet hook, most sizes will do. I like a K Bead with a wide opening, optional
Make a slip knot, leaving a long tail. Chain for 22 inches. I do about 65 chains. Fasten off, leaving a long tail. Repeat at two - four times for a multi-strand necklace.
Tie the slipknot ends together in an over hand knot.
Tie the fasten off ends together in an over hand knot.
Now tie these ends together to form the necklace. Slip them through the bead for a polished look and either clip the ends at the bead or weave them in.
Simple and quick, and a really good lesson in using those DPNs. Extra ribbing will accommodate all sizes. This pattern goes from in the round to straight knitting to form a vertical thumb hole. Materials 60-100 yards of worsted weight wool Size 8 and 10 DPN
CO 24 stitches on size 8 DPN and divide on 3 needles (8 per needle). Place a marker or use your tail to indicate when you have made it once around. Make sure your stitches are aligned in the same direction to prevent twisting. You want the working yarn to be at the TOP RIGHT of needle 3, and you will use a 4th needle to knit into needle one. Pattern a rib stitch. You can do a 1x1, 2x2 (k2p2). Do this for 15 rows. Switch to size 10 needles if you are changing texture (if you are continuing the rib, ignore this part) and knit all rounds for 6 rounds. THUMB HOLE You just finished a round, and the yarn is at the end of needle 3. Turn the work so you are looking at the wrong side, (purls if you doing stockinette) and pattern needle 3 again. If you are ribbing, it should be the same. If you are in stockinette, you will purl. Do needle 2, needle 1, and then turn the work again. Back to needle one, pattern along all 3 needles. Turn one more time, and pattern from needle 3 to needle 1. Once you are back to needle one, your thumb hole should be large enough. Resume knitting in the round, crossing the gap between needle 3 and one where the hole is and pull the yarn tight. Continue patterning for 8 more rounds. You are welcome to try the glove on. If you like the length, bind off with a stretchy bind off: *K2togtbl. Place the stitch on right needle back on the left. * Repeat from the asterisk until you have one stitch left. Cut yarn and pass tail through loop and pull tight. Weave in ends.
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