Thursday, June 11, 2009

Checkerboard Hat

-1 skein of yarn
-Size #7 knitting needles
-Crochet hook or darning needle
-Tape Measure

Cast on 76 st.

Row 1: k4, p4 until end of row, ending with a k4
Row 2: p4, k4 until end of row, ending with a p4
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 2 inches.

Row 3: p4, k4 until end of row, ending with a p4
Row 4: k4, p4 until end of row, ending with a k4
Repeat rows 3 and 4 until section measures 2 inches. The entire project should now be 4 inches.

Repeat these 4 inches again, the final piece should equal 8 inches.

Row 5, 7: k2tog across row
Row 6, 8: purl
Row 9: k2tog until 1 st. is left on needle, k1

Leave a long tail long enough to sew the seam. With the crochet hook or yarn needle, sew the edge of the hat together, making sure the right side (knit top) is facing out. After the edge is sewn, flip the hat inside out making the wrong side (purl top) the right side. Weave in ends and enjoy!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Seed Stitch Wrist Warmers

Seed Stitch Wrist Warmers

I always loved the wrist warmers people wore on TV, and they inspired me to create this pattern. The seed stitch wrist warmers are knitted from the top down, NOT side to side. When finishing the project, make sure to match up the two longer sides rather than the two short ends.

-1 skein of yarn (I used worsted weight)
-Size #8 knitting needles

-Tape measure or ruler

-Crochet hook or darning needle


Pattern (Make 2)
Cast on 24 st.
Row 1: k1, p1 until end of row

Row 2: p1, k1 until end of row

Repeat these two patterns until piece measures 7 in.

Cast off.

Fold over the knitted piece matching up the two longer sides. Using a crochet hook or darning needle, sew the edge, leaving a 1 1/2 in. hole 1 1/2 in. from the one end. Do the same with the second piece and weave in ends. Enjoy!