Cannon Beach Scarf

Instructions The yarn for this was purchased in Cannon Beach on our July 27th day trip to the coast. CO 44 . Row 1: p3, k3, p2, repeat …..p3 Row 2: k3, p3, k2, repeat….k3 Row 3: p3, k3, p2, repeat …..p3 Row 4: k44 Row 5: p44 Row 6: k3, p3, k2, repeat….k3 Row…

Dish Cloth Week – Day 2

DAY 2 Row 20:  Bind off 4 stitches, K to end Row 21:  knit across Row 22:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k11; turn (1 st left on needle) Row 23:  knit across Row 24:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k11; turn (2 sts left on needle) Row 25:  knit across Row 26:  k2, (yo,…

Dish Cloth Week – Day 1

cotton yarn size 7 US needles Day One Cast on 18 stitches  (leaving a 12inch tail) Row 1:  knit across Row 2:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k11; turn (1 st left on needle) Row 3:  knit across Row 4:  k2, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k11; turn (2 sts left on needle) Row 5:  knit…

Hat Number Two – Feb Knit & Purl

After the striped stocking hat, I decided to try another hat to see if I could improve my technique. I love these circular hat because there is so much less counting than my scarf sampler. I used a teal wool (primary) that I purchased with a coupon and alternated it with apple green wool (secondary)…

Knit and Purl: February

This moth I decided to try to knit a hat on circular needles.  I also learned how to do K2Together as my stitch of the month.  Not very difficult, but when combined with the circular needles, knitting in the round and finishing on double point needles it was plenty for me.  I need to work…

Knit-Purl Knitting

I am a beginning knitter.  I can cast on, knit, purl and cast off.  Over the course of this year I hope to choose a new skill each month and add a new pattern each month.  My goal for the year is to make each of my boys a hat for next Christmas, fight now…

Dyeing Wool: the Kool-Aid Way

A few weeks ago I found a lovely cashmere cardigan at the local thrift store for under $10.00.  What makes it special is the gauge of the yarn, it is very think compared to all of the other cashmere sweaters I had found. I unraveled it and have five nice batches of yarn to use….