Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Jamie's knee warmer in lopi wool : knitted flat

knee warmer in lopi wool : flat 

to fit knee size approx  15" /11"
(measured around leg, above and below knee)


VERY warm but itchy without the long johns

it's knitted in single rib (to give it some stretch)
and has shirring elastic threaded through afterwards
(to keep it stretchy)



materials

1x100g ball lopi wool (100g=100m)
1 pair needles 5.5mm (uk 5 us 9)
tapestry needle to sew up
spool of shirring elastic/thread 

 tension  : stretch to fit 
originally 60sts = 12.25" 
               44sts  = 9.75"
               80 rows = 15"
on knee  60sts = 15.5" 
               44sts  = 12"
               80 rows = 15"
to fit knee size (above/below) approx 15"/11" round 



abbreviations
k1  =      knit 1 stitch
p1    =      purl 1 stitch
k2tog   =     knit 2 stitches together
p2tog      =   purl 2 stitches together
k2tog tbl     =    k2tog Through Back Loop
   (google "k2tog tbl youtube" )
p2tog tbl       =     p2tog Through Back Loop


worked flat 
sewn together at the sides
34 rows of 60st
8 decrease rows at the centre 
losing 2 stitches each row 
then 34 rows of 44sts 



pattern




row 1
row 2
…….
row 33
row 34
row 35
row 36
row 37
row 38
row 39
row 40
row 41
row 42
row 43
row 44
…….
row 75
row 76
cast on 60 sts and work in single rib
k1 p1 to end
k1 p1 to end

k1 p1 to end
k1 p1 to end
rib18   k2togtbl  rib 21    k2tog      rib17
rib17   p2tog     rib 19    p2togtbl   rib18
rib18   k2togtbl  rib 17    k2tog      rib17
rib17   p2tog     rib 15    p2togtbl   rib18
rib18   k2togtbl  rib 13    k2tog      rib17
rib17   p2tog     rib 11    p2togtbl   rib18
rib18   k2togtbl  rib  9     k2tog      rib17
rib17   p2tog      rib  7    p2togtbl   rib18
k1 p1 to end
k1 p1 to end

k1 p1 to end
k1 p1 to end
cast off 44 stitches




















stitches 

60
60

60
60
58
56
54
52
50
48
46
44
44
44

44
44

finishing

fold side edges together and sew up

turn inside out and, using a tapestry needle,
 thread shirring elastic through stitches

(tried knitting it in, but didn't work very well)





Monday, 14 November 2016

kidneys

kidneys 

 




















size 31/2" x 13/4" x 11/2"   (9x5x4cm)
worked in the round on 4 needles
can be worked flat (see end)
short rows for shaping (only 8)
any sort of wool and needles
i used:-
4mm (uk8) double ended needles 
and
double knitting wool (much less than 50g ball)



cast on 8 stitches                       
k1 increase 1  4times                       12 sts
k2 increase 1  4times                       16 sts
k3 increase 1  4times                       20 sts
k4 increase 1  4times                       24 sts  
knit 2 rows
k till 3 stitches remain  wrap & turn 
p till 3 stitches remain  wrap & turn 
knit 1 row
k till 3 stitches remain  wrap & turn 
p till 3 stitches remain  wrap & turn 
knit 1 row
k3 k2tog k till 5 sts remain k2tog tbl k3      22sts
k3 k2tog k till 5 sts remain k2tog tbl k3      20sts
k3 k2tog k till 5 sts remain k2tog tbl k3      18sts
knit 1 row
k3 up1 k till 5 sts remain up 1 k3                 20sts
k3 up1 k till 5 sts remain up 1 k3                 22sts
k3 up1 k till 5 sts remain up 1 k3                 24sts
knit 1 row
k till 3 stitches remain  wrap & turn 
p till 3 stitches remain  wrap & turn 
knit 1 row
k till 3 stitches remain  wrap & turn 
p till 3 stitches remain  wrap & turn 
knit 1 row
(add stuffing here!)
k4 k2tog k4 k2tog k4 k2tog k4 k2tog             20sts
k3 k2tog k3 k2tog k3 k2tog k3 k2tog             16sts
k2 k2tog k2 k2tog k2 k2tog k2 k2tog             12sts
k1 k2tog k1 k2tog k1 k2tog k1 k2tog             8sts
loop through remaining 8 stitches

repeat for 2nd kidney



add tubes 
4 stitch i-tubes 




                    

   











if you'd rather work on 2 needles & sew up
work every other row as a purl row 
(neater, but not necessary, to work the k/k2tog stuff in reverse order ie row 2 would be "increase1 p2" instead of "p2 increase 1" )

                     

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

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leaves for rose

simple leaves
top leaf & stem
(make 2)
using green wool and 2x 4mm needles  







                    cast on 3 stitches
row 1           knit  3                                                  
row 2           purl  3
row 3           knit  3
row 4           purl  3

.........           continue until 28 rows in total 
                    continue to form leaf
  


row  29          knit 1; yarn over; knit 1; yarn over; knit 1          5 stitches
row  30          purl to end                                                        5 stitches
row  31          knit 2; yarn over; knit 1; yarn over; knit 2          7 stitches
row  32          purl to end                                                         7 stitches

row  33          knit to end                                                         7 stitches
row  34          purl to end                                                         
row  35          knit to end                                                         
row  36          purl to end                                                       

row  37          k2tog tbl; k3; k2tog                                           5 stitches
row  38          p2tog tbl; p1; p2tog                                           3 stitches
row  39          slip 1; k2tog; psso                                              1 stitch
                      pass wool through remaining stitch
                      pull tight
                      weave end into leaf with darning needle




side leaf &stem (make 6)

using green wool and 2x 4mm needles 
  
                    cast on 3 stitches
row 1           knit 3                                                   
row 2           purl 3
row 3           knit 3
row 4           purl  3


leaf
row   5          knit 1; yarn over; knit 1; yarn over; knit 1          5 stitches
row   6          purl to end                                                        5 stitches
row   7          knit 2; yarn over; knit 1; yarn over; knit 2          7 stitches
row   8          purl to end                                                         7 stitches
row   9          knit to end                                                         7 stitches
row  10          purl to end                                                         
row  11         knit to end                                                       
row  12         purl to end                                                       
row  13         k2tog tbl; k3; k2tog                                           5 stitches
row  14         p2tog tbl; p1; p2tog                                           3 stitches
row  15         slip 1; k2tog; psso                                              1 stitch
                     pass wool through remaining stitch
                     pull tight


                 sew leaves together in pairs 



double sided leaves
stem & end leaf

using green wool and 2x 4mm needles  
                    cast on 4 stitches
row 1           knit  4                                                  
row 2           purl  4 
row 3           as row 1
row 4           as row 2
     

.........           continue until 28 rows in total 
                    continue to form leaf
  
end leaf

increase at one end, fold and continue on 3 needles


row  1          knit 1 kfb knit 1 kfb                                    6 stitches 
                    divide onto 2 needles; fold over                       3+3 stitches
                    (2 needles now back to back)
                    using a 3rd needle 
                    continue in the round (fiddly but possible)

 
row  2          knit 1; yarn over; knit 1; yarn over; knit 1
                    repeat for 2nd needle                                       5+5 stitches
row  3          knit to end                                                       10 stitches
row  4          knit 2; yarn over; knit 1; yarn over; knit 2
                    repeat for 2nd needle                                       7+7 stitches
row  5          knit to end                                                       14 stitches

row  6          knit to end                                                       14 stitches
row          knit to end                                                       14 stitches
row  8          knit to end                                                       14 stitches
row          k2tog tbl; k3; k2tog  repeat for 2nd needle        5+5 stitches
row 10         k2tog tbl; k1; k2tog  repeat for 2nd needle        3+3 stitches
row 11         slip 1; k2tog; psso    repeat for 2nd needle        1+1 stitches
row 12         pass wool through remaining 2 stitches
                    pull tight
                    weave end into leaf with darning needle
                  











side leaf & stem (make 4)

using green wool and 2x 4mm double-ended needles  
                    cast on 4 stitches
row 1           purl 4                                                  
row 2           knit 4
row 3           purl 4
  
side leaf

increase at one end, fold and continue on 3 needles


row  1          knit 1 kfb k1 kfb                                     6 stitches 
                    divide onto 2 needles; fold over                       3+3 stitches
                    (2 needles now back to back)
                    using a 3rd needle 
                    continue in the round (fiddly but possible)     
row  2          knit 1; yarn over; knit 1; yarn over; knit 1
                    repeat for 2nd needle                                       5+5 stitches
row  3          knit to end                                                       10 stitches
row  4          knit 2; yarn over; knit 1; yarn over; knit 2
                    repeat for 2nd needle                                       7+7 stitches
row  5          knit to end                                                       14 stitches
row  6          knit to end                                                       14 stitches
row          knit to end                                                       14 stitches
row  8          knit to end                                                       14 stitches
row          k2tog tbl; k3; k2tog  repeat for 2nd needle       5+5 stitches
row 10         k2tog tbl; k1; k2tog  repeat for 2nd needle       3+3 stitches
row 11         slip 1; k2tog; psso    repeat for 2nd needle       1+1 stitches
row 12         pass wool through remaining 2 stitches
                    pull tight
                    weave end into leaf with darning needle




assembling leaves

3 pipe-cleaners
use 1 for centre stem
1 in each pair of leaves
 

bend the top of the 1st pipe-cleaner into a small loop
push into the end leaf (long stem)
 sew edges of stem together 
don't cut this pipe-cleaner yet : need it to connect to stem
 
push the 2nd pipe-cleaner through, part way down
for the 1st pair of leaves

push the 3rd pipe-cleaner through, part way down
for the 2nd pair of leaves
 
measure the first pair of leaves 
allow 1" pipe-cleaner at each end to bend into a loop 
cut, bend ends and push into leaves
sew stems on sides 
  sew to stem of end leaf
 
repeat for 2nd pair