Thursday, March 23, 2017

March 20th 2017 KAL Day 5 FINAL

The name of the cloth is Rhombus Lace Cloth, designed by Janet Nogle. I didn’t finish my cloth, I misjudged the amount of yarn I had and ran out of the yarn but I will provide a pattern photo on our blog.

Day 5:
Row 37:        K2, P2, K5, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x 2; repeat from * to last 5: K1, P2, K2.
Row 38:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 39:        K2, P2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2; repeat from * to last 6: K2, P2, K2.
Row 40:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 41:        K2, P2, K3, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2; repeat from * last 7: K3, P2, K2.
Row 42:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 43:        K2, P2, K1, K2Tog, YO, K4, *(K2Tog, YO) x2, K4; repeat from * to last 7: K2Tog, YO, K1, P2, K2.
Row 44:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 45:        K2, P2, K2Tog, YO, K4, *(K2Tog, YO) x2, K4; repeat from * to last 8: K2Tog, YO, K2, P2, K2.
Row 46:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 47:        K2, P2, K5, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x 2, repeat from * to last 5: K1, P2, K2.
Row 48:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.


Border:        
Rows 1-4:     K2, P2 across


Bind off and weave in ends.


Janet Nogle



























Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March 20th 2017 KAL Day 4 and photo after Day 2

Day 4:
Row 27:        K2, P2, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2, repeat from * to last 10: K6, P2, K2.
Row 28:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 29:        K2, P2, K1, K2Tog, YO, K4, *(K2Tog, YO) x 2, K4; Repeat from * to last 7: K2Tog, YO, K1, P2, K2.
Row 30:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 31:        K2, P2, K3, (K2Tog, YO) X2, * K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2, repeat from * to last 7: K3, P2, K2.
Row 32:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 33:        K2, P2, K2, *(K2Tog, YO) x2, K4; repeat from *, end with P2, K2.
Row 34:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 35:        K2, P2, K1, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x 2; repeat from * to last 9: K5, P2, K2.
Row 36:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.


(if you want to stop at any point just stop at a Purl row and then work the border, same as first border, but I will give instructions for one more day)



Janet Nogle



















Tuesday, March 21, 2017

March 20th 2017 KAL Day 3

Day 3:
Row 17:        K2, P2, K3, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2; repeat from * last 7: K3, P2, K2.
Row 18:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 19:        K2, P2, K1, K2Tog, YO, K4, *(K2Tog, YO) x2, K4; repeat from * to last 7: K2Tog, YO, K1, P2, K2.
Row 20:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 21:        K2, P2, K2Tog, YO, K4, *(K2Tog, YO) x2, K4; repeat from * to last 8: K2Tog, YO, K2, P2, K2.
Row 22:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 23:        K2, P2, K5, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x 2, repeat from * to last 5: K1, P2, K2.
Row 24:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 25:        (RS) K2, P2, K1, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2; repeat from * to last 9: K5, P2, K2.

Row 26:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.

Janet Nogle


Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20th 2017 KAL Days 1-2 and Colors for KALS for the next few months PLUS a photo

March 20th 2017 KAL Day 1:
Our recommended color is Peach or Pink  but any solid color you like is fine. 
Day 1 and day 2 will be posted on our blog tomorrow.  You will have a photo tomorrow on our blog of the rows after day 1.

Everyday rows will be sent via an email; I will be "Replying" to the first email so all of the rows will be on one email at the end of the KAL. If you need help, check How to Knit | KnittingHelp.com for any assistance or write an email to the group for help.  For day 1 and day 2 of rows, I will post photos.

Using Lifelines will help with any project. If you aren't sure what that is, there is plenty of info on the Internet about it but it is basically where you put thread or thin yarn through a row already worked, designating that all the rows to that point are error free. You should document what row you put the lifeline in so you have a point of reference. If you make any error after that point, you know you are OK with the previous rows anyway.
This KAL is a Pattern cloth.
Level of difficulty:   Easy
Materials:  1 skein of cotton yarn; Peach or Pink
#6 US Knitting Needle. 
We are trying a different kind of border this time.
Cast on:         34 stitches / NOTE: (if you want a larger cloth just add 12 additional stitches).

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     K2, P2 across.
Pattern:
Row 1:           (RS) K2, P2, K1, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2; repeat from * to last 9: K5, P2, K2.
Row 2:           K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 3:           K2, P2, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2, repeat from * to last 10: K6, P2, K2.
Row 4:           K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 5:           K2, P2, K1, K2Tog, YO, K4, *(K2Tog, YO) x 2, K4; Repeat from * to last 7: K2Tog, YO, K1, P2, K2.
Row 6:           K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.

Day 2:
Row 7:           K2, P2, K3, (K2Tog, YO) X2, * K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2, repeat from * to last 7: K3, P2, K2.
Row 8:           K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 9:           K2, P2, K2, *(K2Tog, YO) x2, K4; repeat from *, end with P2, K2.
Row 10:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 11:        K2, P2, K1, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x 2; repeat from * to last 9: K5, P2, K2.
Row 12:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 13:        K2, P2, K5, (K2Tog, YO) x2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x 2; repeat from * to last 5: K1, P2, K2.
Row 14:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.
Row 15:        K2, P2, *K4, (K2Tog, YO) x2; repeat from * to last 6: K2, P2, K2.

Row 16:        K2, P2, P26, P2, K2.



Photo is after day 1.

Janet Nogle

























Tuesday, March 14, 2017

hi fellow knitters!
 Wednesday begins our March Challenge KAL -

...Rosie is here to say Happy St Patrick's Day....

[she's crowding into the group because it's her Birthday, our Wild Irish Rose, born a year ago on St Patrick's Day!]
...ahem........back to knitting...
When I think of St Patrick's of course, I think Irish...and that to me means, Lace & Cables! So we are going to do a bit of that today ~
what do you need?  here's some info:

This cloth is called,
Try-Me  Cable

You will need:
-Partial skein cotton yarn, any solid color
-Knitting Needles, size 7 or your preferred size
- Stitch markers will be helpful in this pattern
-Cable Needle…


   Now, there are *official* Cable Needles of various shapes and sizes – basically they are a piece of metal that may be shaped like a candy-cane, or straight but with a ‘hump’ in the middle, etc.
You do NOT have to go buy a Cable Needle – you can do a Cable in any pattern with what you have on hand – for ex., in the photo, a double-pt. needle works well, or a crochet hook – even a pencil will do the job.  If you have a stitch holder, that works too.
You just want something to momentarily hold several stitches while you knit the others in the row.

This is very basic, it’s not a full-size dishcloth – just a ‘sampler’ so to speak - I didn’t want to overwhelm anyone ‘new’ to working cables in their knitting –
so this is not very challenging for those of you who have already worked with cables. 
**But for those knitters, I will have something tomorrow for you!**

Try Me Cable ~
- Cast on 24 stitches

- Knit 2 rows for bottom border

- Begin the Cable 10-row sequence --
    note:  I have split the row up, so you understand the area of the pattern that you are knitting – just to show you where the Cable comes into play –and you will only use your cable needle on Row 5!

1- K 4[side border], K 4, Place marker, Knit 8 [Cable section], Place marker, K 4, K 4 [side border]

2 – K 4[side border], P 4, Purl 8 [Cable section], P 4, K 4 [side border]

3 – K 4[side border], K 4, Knit 8 [Cable section], K 4, K 4 [side border]

4 - K 4[side border], P 4, Purl 8 [Cable section], P 4, K 4 [side border]

5 – K 4 [border], K 4, C 8 B, K 4, K 4 [side border]
    This is your cable row - get your cable now--
Explanation how to do the C 8 B = Cable 8 Back:
First:
Place next 4 stitches from your knitting needle onto a Cable Needle, hold that needle behind your right needle; [yes, it feels awkward..but hang in there - if you have trouble, use a longer Cable needle to hold the stitches, so they don't fall off while you are knitting the next stitches...]

Then:
Knit the next 4 stitches in the row on your knitting needle; 

then:
 knit the 4 stitches from the Cable Needle

Finish, by knitting the rest of the stitches on this row

Proceed to next row:

6 - K 4[side border], P 4, Purl 8 [Cable section], P 4, K 4 [side border]

7 - K 4[side border], K 4, Knit 8 [Cable section], K 4, K 4 [side border]

8 - K 4[side border], P 4, Purl 8 [Cable section], P 4, K 4[side border]

9 - K 4[side border], K 4, Knit 8 [Cable section], K 4, K 4 [side border]

10 - K 4[side border], P 4, Purl 8 [Cable section], P 4, K 4 [side border]
 [It won’t look like much right now – we need more rows to get to see the cable – it builds upon itself as you knit the following rows.]



** You will now repeat these 10 rows
Knit Rows 1 - 10 again a second time

Knit Rows 1-10 again a third time

Knit 2 rows for top border

Cast off. 

You will see the cable coming to life!


 ~ Tomorrow we can talk more about cables, styles, etc. –
meanwhile, please email if you have questions.
  I will also offer you some ideas for dishcloths with cables!

Know that I’m proud of all of you who are trying this technique! 

how many of you are snowed-in?  Me, for one!  in NYstate, and we have lots of snow - a week ago we lost electric for two days - so I was knitting by candlelight! 
Happy Knitting!
Linda
Happy St Patrick's Day!





Friday, March 3, 2017

March 1st 2017 KAL Day 4 FINAL

Day 4:
Row 27:        Knit across.
Row 28:        K3, P33, K3.
Row 29:        Knit across.
Row 30:        K3, P33, K3.
Row 31:        Knit across.
Row 32:        K3, P33, K3.
Repeat Rows 31 & 32 two (2) more times.

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.


The name of this cloth is “My Shamrock”. Designer is Janet Nogle.

Janet Nogle


Thursday, March 2, 2017

March 1st 2017 KAL Day 3

Here are the rows for today:

Day 3:
Row 17:        K4, P5, K1 P1, K1, P5, K22.
Row 18:        K3, P20, K5, P1, K5, P2, K3.
Row 19:        K4, P5, K1, P1, K1, P5, K22.
Row 20:        K3, P19, K4, P1, K3, P1, K4, P1, K3.
Row 21:        K5, P2, K1, P5, K1, P2, K23.
Row 22:        K3, P22, K7, P4, K3.
Row 23:        K7, P7, K25.
Row 24:        K3, P23, K2, P1, K2, P5, K3.
Row 25:        Knit across.
Row 26:        K3, P33, K3.


Janet Nogle