Posts Tagged ‘fashion’

Passap Knitted Rose by Ricki Mundstock, Knitted Cala Lily


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This Rose was knitted on the Passap and you can knit it on any machine. It is a pattern by Ricki Mundstock. You can find the directions at this link.

http://www.magiccables.com/patterns/passaprose.html

 

I used two strands of 2/24 . I think it would look nice on a headband, purse or as a pinned flower on a sweater .

The Cala Lilly is from another book and I can’t put my hands on the book to tell you who wrote the pattern. Still not organized! lol I believe there was a mistake in the directions for the top of the lily. I did not knit a stem but it would not be hard and there would be no leaves on the lily so that is less work. I am going to do the Cala Lily on the Brother in wool and felt it. I am sure it will come out really soft and pretty and no visible stitches. Stay tuned for that.(If I can find the pattern again!) lol

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Knitted Leaf Trim


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For years I have looked at this trim for a collar and always wanted to try it. The design first appeared in the Nihon Vogue Spring/Summer 1990 hand knitting issue. Lynn Wohlsen converted to row by row directions to knit this on the machine. The directions are in a magazine called Design Studio by White Spring and Summer 1993. In the magazine the trim is done in cotton and you can see great detail. I knitted this in wool and the first try of the three leaves is incorrect. The single leaf  is the pattern I did correctly. You start on waste yarn and ravel on 6 stitches which is the base of the leaf on the right in the top picture. Then it is a series of increases and reformed stitches.. One leaf is 18 rows. On the last row there is a decrease on the edge of the leaf and then you bind off 5 stitches and end up with the original six you started with.  I am going to try felting the 3 leaf sample but I think the detail will be lost. The mistake I made in the group of three is because I did not follow the directions! It says to transfer a stitch to the next one and there is an empty needle. Then you reform the stitches to the left which means they are now knitted stitches. It says to do full fashion increase from the reformed knitted stitch and put on empty needle. Well, since it is a knit stitch there is no loop to pick up so I used the purl stitch to the right to fill in the empty needle. Duh! I knitted it over and found the bar on the knit stitch and that is how you do it. You actually want it to pull in tight so that you see the detail on the edge of the leaf that is not bound off. Look closely and you can see the difference.

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