Monday, August 3, 2009

Mock Cable Baby Socks

Mock Cable Baby Socks
Designed by Janet Gallagher

Size: Newborn

Leftover DK/Light Worsted Yarn
#5US Doublepoints or Circular for Magic Loop method

Pattern Stitch:
1: (Sl 1, K2, PSSO, P1) around
2: (K1, YO, K1, P1) around
3 & 4: (K3, P1) around

Cast on 24, divide evenly over needles
Work 4 rows of (K3, P1) ribbing
Begin Pattern Stitch: Complete two full repeats, and through Rnd 3 of third repeat.

Divide for Heel:
The heel flap will be worked over 13 stitches, holding the other 11 stitches on the needle until ready to knit the instep. (Note: At this point, you want a Purl stitch in each the center back and center front…you may need to shift a stitch from one needle to another depending which knitting method you are using.)

Heel Flap:
In St st work back and forth on 13 stitches for 6 rows slipping the first stitch of each row.

Turn Heel:
1. K7, K2tog, K1, turn
2. , Sl 1, P2, P2tog, P1, turn
3. Sl 1, K3, K2tog, K1, turn
4. Sl 1, P4, P2tog, P1, turn
5. Sl 1, K5, K2tog, turn
6. Sl 1, P5, P2tog, turn
7. K across (7st) Gusset:
1. Pick up 5st along side of Heel Flap, continue in Pattern Stitch over instep over instep (K1, P1, two repeats of Mock Cable, K1), pick up 5st along other side of Heel Flap. (11st on instep, 17st on back).
2. Work around maintaining Pattern Stitch on instep as established and K other st.
3. K6, K2tog, K1, Pattern Stitch on instep as established, K1, SSK, K5.
4. Repeat Round 2.
5. K5, K2tog, K1, Pattern Stitch on instep as established, K1, SSK, K4 (24st).

Repeat Round 2 for 8 row until two more repeats of Pattern Stitch are completed.

1. K around
2. K4, K2tog, K1 / K1, SSK, K5, K2tog, K1 / K1, SSK, K3 (this is my set-up for doublepoint needles.)
3. K around
4. K3, K2tog, K1 / K1, SSK, K3, K2tog, K1 / K1, SSK, K2
5. K around
6. K2, K2tog, K1 / K7 / K1, SSK, K1 (Notice you only dec on bottom this time. 14st)
7. K4 -- Graft toe closed.

Weave in ends. Make another and place them on the happy feet of a baby you love!

JanKnit Designs © 2009 All rights reserved
This pattern is for personal use only.
Do not distribute the pattern or items made from it without permission.

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Daisy-Chain Scarf

This scarf was made from vintage tapestry yarns in five shades of green found at a thrift store. It would be fun out of most any yarn, even using a variety of textures and colors.

Make 30 or more Five-Petal Crocheted Flowers for desired length of scarf.

Stitch flowers end-to-end, alternating attachment at third or fouth petal. (See photo.)

Five Petal Crocheted Flower

With desired yarn and appropriate size crochet hook (ie: worsted and size G, etc.), chain 5 and join with sl st to first chain to form ring.

Round 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1 dc) and work 15 dc into the ring, sl st to beginning chain.

Round 2: *Ch 3, skip 2 dc, sl st into next dc: repeat from * 4 more times ending in last stitch in base of beginning chain. (You now have five chained loops.)

Round 3: In each Ch 3 space work 1sc, 3 dc, 1 sc: join with a sl st to first sc.

End yarn, leaving a tail for joining. Weave in all ends.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Sisters Hat

Original Jan-Knit Design - 2007

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, the Cascade Mountain Range has always been my home. When wearing the hat, three of the lace “mountains” are visible at one time, reminding me of The Three Sisters.
My yarn is recycled from a thrifted sweater. It is 100% wool that I hand dyed with food-quality colors. The blues/purples are not unlike the sunset skies over the mountains of Oregon.

Finished size: 21” (fits adult medium)

DK/Light Worsted (11wpi) -- Approximately 90yards.
#7 US circular needles
#7 US double point needles
Darning needle
Stitch marker (optional)

Gauge: 17 st = 4” in stockinette stitch

Beginning at lower edge:

CO 84
K 12 rnds (note: To add more length to the hat, knit more rnds here.)

Follow pattern chart for fifteen rows.

K even until piece measures 6” (or desired length) from cast-on
Begin dec:
Rnd 1: dec 4 evenly spaced
Rnd 2 and each even rnd: knit around
Rnd 3: (k8, k2tog) around
Rnd 5: (k7, k2tog) around
Rnd 7: (k6, k2tog) around
Rnd 9: (k5, k2tog) around
Rnd 11: (k4, k2tog) around
Rnd 13: (k3, k2tog) around
Rnd 15: (k2, k2tog) around
Rnd 17: (k1, k2tog) around
Rnd 19: (k2tog) around

Break yarn leaving a 6” tail. Thread tail through remaining stitches with darning needle, pulling firmly. Fasten off on inside of hat. Weave in ends. Block using preferred method appropriate for yarn.

If you have questions or find any errors, please let me know.


Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sweetheart Bag

This small bag is just the right size for money, keys and cell phone on that special Valentine’s Day date. The felted fabric is firm enough that lining is optional. Embellish to your heart’s content!

Difficulty Level: Simple to intermediate. Skills needed: cast on, bind off, increases, decreases, felting, hand sewing.

Materials Needed: One skein Brown Sheep Lamb’s Pride (shown in Blue Blood Red), one pair size 9US needles, yarn needle, embellishments (optional – shown are flower buttons and small amount of white sport-weight yarn).

Yarn substitutes: Any worsted-weight yarn that will felt well (wool, alpaca, etc.) in color of choice.

Size: One size. Finished measurements = approximately: 8”wideX9”high not including strap (may vary due to felting techniques and choice of yarn).

  • Front:
*Cast on 3 stitches.
Row 1: K1, yo, K1, yo, K1
Row 2 (and all even-numbered rows): Purl across
Row 3: K2, yo, K1, yo,K2
Continue in this manner, increasing one stitch on either side of center stitch, until there are 43 stitches on needle.
Work 22 rows evenly in stockinette stitch (Knit on rs, Purl on ws).*
Bind off. Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

  • Back:
Work as for front between **
Next row (rs): SSK, K to last two stitches on needle, K2tog
Each ws row: Purl across
Continue in this method, decreasing on stitch each side of rs row until 3st remain; sK2P. Cut yarn. Weave in ends.

  • Strap:
Cast on 200 stitches.
Bind off. Weave in ends.
Tie a knot in each end of strap.

Felting: Using zippered mesh bag and small amount of soap or detergent, run all sections through hot wash/cold rinse cycle in washing machine. Check for desired felting results. Some yarns and some washers will require more than one cycle. Allow sections to dry flat, shaping as needed. (A steam iron may be used to assist in flattening the strap, etc.)

Sew front and back together along bottom edges. Allow top point of back section to lap over the front. Sew ends of strap (at knot) firmly to bag at seam on each side.

Optional: Embellish if desired. Add a lining if you like.

Saturday, January 6, 2007

Simple Crochet Flower

I used these to decorate the ankles of my first Socks of Doom during Sock Wars 2006.

Use a crochet hook appropriate for the size of your yarn (F or G with worsted).
Ch 4 leaving a tail 3-4 inches. Join with sl st to form loop.
(Ch 3, Sc 1 into loop) 4 times.
Ch 3. Join with sl st to base of first ch 3. (You now have five petals.
Fasten off, leaving a tail 3-4 inches.
Using the two tail ends, attach flower to garment. Pull both ends up to the front of the flower through the center. Knot. Trim ends to approximately 1/4 inch. Fray ends to fluff the center of the flower.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Basic Cup Cozy

I knit these in the round on dpns. If you must, you could also easily work them flat and the sew up the side seam. I used a 12oz. hot cup for my model. If you wish to use a smaller or larger cup, adjust accordingly. Remember that you don't want the cozy loose. It needs to be... well, cozy!

With worsted weight yarn, cast on 42 stitches on size 6US dpns. Work in K2,P2 ribbing for approximately 2.5-3 inches. Bind off in pattern. Weave in ends. There it is...that simple.

Now for some variations...I hate to get bored.
  • Any stitch pattern that has a lot of stretch will work. Here are a few I have used successfully:
- 1x1 rib
- 2x2 rib
- 3x1 rib
- broken rib
- 4st cables
- mock cable
  • Embellishments are fun...just keep it simple enough so they don't get in the way of holding the hot beverage.
  • This is a great chance to use up odds and ends.
  • I like wool best for its insulation qualities.
  • Double strand lighter weight yarns to make it thick enough.
  • Use your imagination...the wilder, the better!