Posts Tagged ‘warm’

Husband’s Sock on the Passap


I made this sock on the Passap for my husband from a pattern that I bought . It is called Socks Especially for Passap Knitters in 14 Sizes by Cindy M. Schott,KAS Knit & Stitch. I wanted it to make a pair that showed how to do the short rowing properly on the Passap Machine. And the big discovery for me is that you wrap the stitches while doing the heel and toe going in and going out from short rowing. The pattern gives two ways of short rowing and this was the first way and it came out nicely without holes. The yarn is called Truly by Sensations and is a sock yarn. I bought it at Joann fabrics and it is about 7 dollars a skein and I needed one and a half skeins.  I waited for a sale of course.  It is 55% wool and 30% nylon and 15% rayon from Bamboo. It is machine washable and is softer after washing. I used a td of 6.. and 72 stitches. I knit 70 rows of rib at td 4 I short rowed down to 12 stitches on the heel and toe. I knit 20 rows for ankle and fifty rows for body of sock. My swatch was 10 rows to the inch and 7.27 st to the inch. The color is charcoal grey. On one skein it is 60 grams and 2.12 ounces, 262 yards and 240 meters

Passap Afghan for co worker


I have a coworker that wanted an afghan for her grandson with his full name on it and birthdate.  She did not want baby colors because she wanted him to be able to enjoy it when he was older. I made this afghan from a pattern from the The Knittin Buds callled Sweet Dreams. Technique 187 and two strands of 224 yarn at tension 5 on both beds. I was concerned with bleed through using brown as background color but the beige I had was a little bit  thicker and it came out perfect. I blocked out the name and date for privacy  but you can get the idea. The second picture I just folded the afghan so the name and date don’t show.

Potato Chip Scarf “Short and Curly”


I made this scarf using the same method for the previous black scarf but only cast on six stitches and only knitted two rows with the second yarn Perla. It is shorter-30 inches, and curlier. I would wear this with a top or jacket. This would be a great neck warmer in an office that is cold.

Potato Chip Scarf #2


I made another potato chip scarf using a pattern from a site that my friend Jacqui sent me. She can find anything on the internet!  This is the site

http://cutlermac.wordpress.com/free-pattern-flamenco-scarf-machine-knit-version/

I used Premier Yarn called “Starbella” and the second yarn is Perla, one strand. I cast on with Perla(e-wrap) on 8 needles on my Bulky Machine(you can use any machine single bed) I used a tension 2. for the Perla and the tightest mast setting. I knit two rows and then hung the Starbella and hand knitted that row. I then knitted 4 rows with the carriage with Perla. I hung the Starbella and knitted 4 rows Perla . I continued until I finished 306 rows.  The scarf is 65 inches long. It says you can machine wash this yarn but I would hand wash.

This scarf is not as curly as the white one I made. On that one I used 6 stitches and went wider on the black to 8 stitches giving a little more curl. This one is nice if you don’t like all the “fluff” at your neck.

Knitted Lace Sequin Scarf


I knitted this scarf on the Brother Bulky Machine. The yarn is Patons Sequin Lace. I used 38 stitches and tension five. There are five six stitche cables , three on the main bed and two on the ribber. On each end there are four stitches in a 1×1 position. I knitted 300 rows and scarf is 4 inches wide and 65 to 66 inches long. I e-wrap cast on , knit one row and transferred stitches to ribber in positon I mentioned. I knit six rows and crossed the stitches on the main bed cables, crossing the right to the left all the time(did same on ribber).I knitted six more rows and only crossed the two cables on the ribber. I continued like this until the end using one light claw weight from my Brother 965i to keep the stitches from popping off the ribber. When I finished the scarf I transferred all stitches to the main bed and cast off loosely NOT around the gate posts.

For some reason the sequins really show up in the picture. The color is a teal blue.

On the scarf that looks like it is around a neck, look at the left side of the scarf hanging down. You will see three cables. Now look closely at the right side(left click on mouse) and you will only see two cables. That is because it is the wrong side showing and you can’t tell while wearing if you twist the scarf by mistake. I like the way the ends flare out . If you don’t like this look if you make it just start with cables on the 2nd row to pull the work in. End the same also.

I have been having trouble big time with posting this blog tonight and I apologize. I don’t know if it is the program or my computer acting up. Sorry 😦

Felted Slippers with Cardinal


I made and felted these slippers in a light grey wool. I got the idea for the cardinal from a Christmas card. Hmm..Won’t even show you the card because the similarity ends with the bird!  These are washable and will be in my Etsy store for sale.

Felted Slippers with Trees and a Cardinal


I made these slippers on the Bulky machine and felted them. Then I had the idea for trees with the wind blowing and some of the leaves coming onto the second slipper. It looked dumb since the leaves looked like oranges.lol So I stopped trying to do the leaves and decided on a cardinal to give a little color to the other muted browns. No need to label the right or left slipper when you do this. The hard part about getting the same design on the two slippers is that no two come out alike.. I did not use stencils. They will be for sale in my Etsy store. For those of you that are new to the blog, the pattern for the slippers is free on a website I can send you. They were felted in the washing machine inside a mesh case for 20 minutes and then put on sock stretchers  set to the size I want and left to dry . You can put them on your feet when wet to tell when to stop for your size . If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to email. The yarn is Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool. Tension 7 for the lining and Tension 8 for the body. Left mouse click to see a closer picture.  Here is the site for the free pattern.

http://www.mkgsd.com/free-patterns.html

Soft Knitted Scarf with 9 Stitch Cable and Sequins


This is another scarf like the white one that I made with Patons Lace Yarn. Did I mention how much I like this yarn? lol. It is so soft and pretty. I used my Brother Bulky and 39 stitches. I put in two four stitch cables on either side of the nine stitch cable with alternating one by one stitches between the cables. On the middle cable, I crossed the right  cable with the center one being moved to the outside first. Six rows later, I crossed the ldft side with the middle one going to the outside.If you do it the opposite of this it does not look as nice-I tried it. The scarf is 306 rows and it is 6 inches wide and 66 inches long. I think I am keeping this for myself since I love the color red. The second picture shows it up close so you can see the cables. Click on the picture to make it larger.

Dog Scarf Knitted on the Passap-Dog’s Rule


This is the dog’s version of the scarf I did with the cat. I guess for every cat lover there is a dog lover. I have both and in our house, the dog rules even though he came after the cat. A woman I work with bought a cat scarf and her other daughter saw it and wanted to know if I could do a dog scarf. I finished it today .I found the dog picture in clip art and corrected the colors in DAK and then reduced size to fit scarf width. I used one strand of 224 for each color at a tension of 3.  It is not a heavy scarf.

I have posted a second picture and I want your opinion. Should  I  put the tongue on the dog or leave it off. You don’t have to write anything, you can just say yes or no when you respond.

Thanks and I hope everyone had a Happy New Year.

Soft Knitted Scarf with Cables and Sequins


I knitted this scarf in a very soft yarn that has acrylic, polyester, mohair and wool. It is soft and airy and has tiny little sequins throughout the scarf. It is called Lace Sequin by Patons The sequins  can be seen if you look real close at the second picture. (left click on picture to make larger.) It is easy to care for. Machine wash and lay flat to dry. The scarf measures 5 inches wide and about 64 inches long.  It took one ball of the yarn. I tried to make this on the Passap machine but the hole of the sequins would catch on the needle and not knit off. So I used a tension five on the Bulky machine , 39 stitches and knitted about 310 rows. I hand transferred for all of the cables. The scarf took a couple of hours to make since I went slowly because of the sequins and it took time to hand transfer the cables. I really like the soft fuzzy feel of this yarn. This scarf is for sale in my Etsy store.

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