Saturday, May 27, 2006

2004 Knitting Projects...the beginning

I began to knit in the summer of 2004.
These are a few of the projects.
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Twisted Drop Stitch Scarf, given to my mother-in-law for Christmas.

OOPS! socks. One of ventures into socknitting...I ran out of yarn, as you can see.

Textured Scarf with Floral Embellishments. Another Christmas gift for my mother-in-law.

Old School Ripple Afgan. Another Christmas gift for Mildred, my mother-in-law.

Quaker Rib Hat and Scarf. I love to wear these yummy, warm, soft, baby alpaca accessories.

Textured Rib Scarf. I made this for my honey, Lonnie.

Sock Yarn Watch Cap. For Lonnie.

Boyfriend Scarf and Watch Cap. More for Lonnie.

Boyfriend Scarf for Lonnie.

Watch Cap. For Lonnie.


Anonymous said...

please please would love to have the Quaker rib bottom hat and scarf pattern, lost mine in my house fire.
God Bless you sis and thank you for an uplifting site :)

Could you please post the free pattern here?
Have looked and looked to replace it.
I want to teach special needs children how to knit their own in my charity.

Anonymous said...

I found it and will share this great free pattern:
we should thank frugalhaus for offering for free all these many years :)

One size fits all. For snugger fit for children, use a size 7 circular needle.

Materials: Worsted weight yarn, about 2 ounces ( about 100 yards)
1 – 16 inch circular needle, size 9
Gauge: (measured over stockinette st. on top part of hat)
9 sts = 2 inches and 6 rows = 1 inch

Directions: Beg at bottom brim of hat, cast on 76 sts. Join, being careful sts are not twisted around. Place a marker for beg. of round.

Start Pattern: Purl around for 4 rounds, then knit around for 4 rounds.
Repeat these 8 rounds 2 times more, then repeat 4 rounds of purling around once more. Now work in stockinette st, ( knit each round) for 5 inches, or about 7½ inches from beg., decreasing 2 sts. evenly spaced last round worked. (74 sts.) (there should be 4 purl ridges )--some people add two rows here before dereasing, makes it easier to close up and still have room above your head. :)

Top decrease: * Knit 2 tog, knit 5 * repeating between *’s around, ending knit 4 (64 sts.).

Last round: *Knit 2 tog, knit 4 * repeating between *’s around, ending knit 2 tog., K 2. Cut yarn leaving a length for sewing. Thread sewing needle with yarn end, and draw though remaining sts. Pull to close top. Fasten on inside.

(you may want to draw yarn though all sts once more to make a more fully closed top) .

Top knot hanging loop: Cast on 15 sts. Do not knit, but bind off in knit st.
Sew into a loop shape, and sew loop to top of hat.