Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 20th 2018 KAL Zigzag Lace Knit Cloth


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018


1 skein of cotton yarn, #6 US Knitting Needles.

Notes:  SSP tbl: Slip 2 stitches knit wise to the right needle. Put them back on the left needle and then Purl them together through the back loop. (You can see a P2Tog through back loop on www.knittinghelp.com ).
K2Tog:  Knit 2 stitches together; YO: Yarn over; P2Tog: Purl 2 stitches together; SSK: Slip 1, slip 1, Knit 2 together.

Cast on:   Multiple of 6 sts (30+6 bor = 36)
Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        K3, *K3, K2Tog, YO, K1; repeat from * to last 3; K3.
Row 2:        K3, *P2, YO, P2Tog, P2; repeat from * to last 3; K3.
Row 3:        K3, *K1, K2Tog, YO, K3; repeat from * to last 3; K3.
Row 4:        K3, *P4, YO, P2Tog; repeat from * to last 3; K3.
Row 5:        K3, *K1, YO, SSK, K3; repeat from * to last 3; K3.
Row 6:        K3, *P2, SSP tbl, YO, P2; repeat from * to last 3; K3.
Row 7:        K3, *K3, YO, SSK, K1; repeat from * to last 3; K3.
Row 8:        K3, *SSP tbl, YO, P4; repeat from * to last 3; K3.

Repeat rows 1-8 till desired length. I repeated the set of rows 5 more times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.
Bind off, weave in ends.



Janet Nogle
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Friday, June 1, 2018

June 1st 2018 KAL Gathering Stitch


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018


1 ½  skein of cotton yarn, #6 US Knitting Needles.
Cast on:   Any number of stitches, for this one cast on 36
Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        K3, P30, K3.
Row 3:        Knit across.
Row 4:        Knit across.
Row 5:        Knit across.
Row 6:        Knit across.
Row 7:        Knit across.
Row 8:        Knit across.
Row 9:        K3, Knit in front and back of each stitch, K3.
Row 10:      K3, P30, K3.
Row 11:      Knit across.
Row 12:      K3, P30, K3.
Row 13:      Knit across.
Row 14:      K3, P30, K3.
Row 15:      K3, K2Tog across, K3.

Repeat rows 3 – 15 till desired length, I repeated 4 more times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across

Bind off, weave in ends.


Janet Nogle



















































































































Sunday, May 20, 2018

May 20th 2018 KAL Laces N Cables

Here is our second KAL for May:


May 20th, 2018 KAL:

I recommend pink or yellow yarn, but any color is fine.
I will post the photo either today or tomorrow on our blog.

This is the pattern in its entirety.

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.

Any questions?  Just send a note to the group and we will answer for you.
This is a “Cable-Lace” cloth.


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018

1 skein of cotton yarn, #6 US Knitting Needles.

Notes:  YO: yarn over; P2Tog: Purl 2 stitches together;

C4F: Sl next 2 sts to cable needle as if to purl and hold at front of work. Knit the next 2 sts from the left needle. Use the right needle to knit the 2 sts from the cable needle, starting with the first st slipped onto the cable needle.
C4B: Sl next 2 sts to cable needle as if to purl and hold at back of work. Knit the next 2 sts from the left needle. Use the right needle to knit the 2 sts from the cable needle, starting with the first st slipped on the cable needle.

Cast on:   38

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        K7, (P2Tog) x2, (YO K1) X4, (P2Tog) x 4, *(K1, YO) x4, (P2Tog) x2, K7
Row 2:        (WS) K3, P32, K3.
Row 3:        K3, C4F, K24, C4B, K3.
Row 4:        K3, P32, K3.

*The last YO in this sequence should be worked as if to purl, meaning wind the yarn all around the needle once. This puts you in the right place to work the P2Tog and add an additional stitch.

Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern. I worked the 4 row set 12 times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.
Bind off, weave in ends.

Janet Nogle


















































Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Challenge KAL: Ribbons

Rosie wearing RIBBONs for this month's challenge!!



Challenge KAL, May 15, 2018

Welcome to our May Challenge! 
This month I designed a dishcloth for you to take advantage of those partial skeins of yarn that you have on hand!

NOTE:
  one suggestion for knitting with different colors of yarn, you can use a colored pencil or hi-liter on the pattern rows, so you are reminded to change color of yarn you are using

 Supplies:
# 7 knitting needles, or your preferred size
1 skein solid color cotton yarn = Color A
3 partial skeins of different solid cotton yarn = Color B, Color C, Color D

K = knit
P = purl
Sl = slip one stitch, purl-wise

Ribbons Dishcloth





 ~ designed by Linda Schmidt

With Color A, cast on 43 stitches
[Continue to knit in Color A until change of colors is noted]
Knit 4 rows [bottom border]

Row 1: [Right side] Knit
Row 2:  K 4, Purl 35, K 4
-carry COLOR  A up side of cloth

Attach COLOR B and knit:
Row 3: K 4[border] K 1, *sl 1, K 3* rpt from * to last 6 st; sl 1, K 1, K4 [border]

 Row 4:  K 4, P 1, *sl 1, P 3* rpt from * to last 6 st, sl 1, P 1, K 4


Cut B; Pick up COLOR A and knit:
Row 5: Knit across

Row 6:  K 4, P 35, K 4

Cut A; Attach COLOR C and knit:
Row 7:  K 7, *sl 1, K 3* rpt from * to end, K 4

Row 8: K4, P 3, * sl 1, P3* rpt from * to end, K 4

Row 9:  K 7, *sl 1, K 3* rpt from * to end, K 4

Row 10:  K 4, P 3, *sl 1, P 3* rpt from * to end, K 4

Cut C; Attach COLOR A and knit:
Row 11:  Knit across

Row 12:  K 4, P 35, K 4

Carry A up side of cloth, Attach COLOR B and knit:
Row 13:  K 5, *sl 1, K 3* rpt from * to last 6 st; sl 1, K 5

Row 14:  K 4, P 1, *sl 1, P 3* rpt from * to last 6 st; sl 1, P 1, K 4

Cut COLOR  B, Continue with COLOR A and knit:
Row 15: Knit across

Row 16:  K 4, P 35, K 4

Carry A up side of cloth, Attach COLOR D and knit:
Row 17: K 7,  *sl 1, K 3* rpt from * to end, K 4

Row 18: K 4, P 3, *sl 1, P 3* rpt from * to end, K 4

Row 19:  K 7, *sl 1, K 3* rpt from * to end, K 4

Row 20: K 4, P 3, *sl 1, P 3* rpt from * to end, K 4

Cut COLOR D
~ Repeat Rows 1 – 20, starting with COLOR A

~  After Row 20, attach COLOR B and knit:

-  Repeat Rows 3 and 4

Cut COLOR B; attach COLOR A and knit:
~ K 1 row

~ K 4, P 35, K 4

K 4 rows [Top Border]

Bind off.  Enjoy!

~ I named my design, Ribbons, because it looks like ribbons of color woven across the cloth.
c. 2018, L.C.C. Schmidt


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May 1st 2018 KAL May Flowers


May 1st 2018 KAL May Flowers
Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018


Materials:
1 skein of cotton yarn, I used Blue, #6 US Knitting Needles.
Cast on:   41 stitches
Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        K4, P33, K4.
Repeat rows 1&2 three (3) more times.
Row 9:        Knit across.
Row 10:      K4, P4, (K1, P2) x 8, K1, P4, K4.
Row 11:      Knit across.
Row 12:      K4, P33, K4.
Row 13:      K8, P1, K23, P1, K8.
Row 14:      K4, P9, K1, P23, K4.
Row 15:      Knit across.
Row 16:      K4, P4, K1, P4, K1, P18, K1, P4, K4.
Row 17:      Knit across.
Row 18:      K4, P9, K1, P4, K3, P16, K4.
Row 19:      K8, P1, K23, P1, K8.
Row 20:      K4, P9, K1, P3, K4, P16, K4.
Row 21:      Knit across.
Row 22:      K4, P4, K1, P5, K1, P2, K3, P12, K1, P4, K4.
Row 23:      Knit across.
Row 24:      K4, P11, K2, P20, K4.
Row 25:      K8, P1, K23, P1, K8.
Row 26:      K4, P12, K2, P3, K2, P14, K4.
Row 27:      Knit across.
Row 28:      K4, P4, K1, P5, K2, P2, K1, P1, K3, P1, K2, P6, K1, P4, K4.
Row 29:      Knit across.
Row 30:      K4, P9, K3, P3, K7, P11, K4.
Row 31:      K8, P1, K23, P1, K8.
Row 32:      K4, P9, K1, P1, K1, P2, K2, P1, K1, P3, K2, P10, K4.
Row 33:      Knit across.
Row 34:      K4, P4, K1, P3, K3, P2, K3, P2, K3, P1, K1, P5, K1, P4, K4.
Row 35:      Knit across.
Row 36:      K4, P13, K3, P1, K5, P11, K4.
Row 37:      K8, P1, K23, P1, K8.
Row 38:      K4, P13, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3, P1, K1, P11, K4.
Row 39:      Knit across.
Row 40:      K4, P4, K1, P9, K2, P1, K2, P2, K1, P6, K1, P4, K4.
Row 41:      Knit across.
Row 42:      K4, P14, K3, P1, K3, P12, K4.
Row 43:      K8, P1, K23, P1, K8.
Row 44:      K4, P16, K2, P15, K4.
Row 45:      Knit across.
Row 46:      K4, P4, K1, P23, K1, P4, K4.
Row 47:      Knit across.
Row 48:      K4, P33, K4.
Row 49:      K8, P1, (K2, P1) x 8, K8.
Row 50:      K4, P33, K4.
Row 51:      Knit across
Repeat rows 50 & 51, three (3) more times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.


 Janet Nogle
















































































Friday, April 20, 2018

April 20th KAL Chevron N Feather Stitch Cloth

Here is our last KAL for this month:


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018

1 skein of cotton yarn, #6 US Knitting Needles.

Notes:  YO: yarn over; K2Tog: Knit 2 stitches together; SKP: Slip 1, Knit 1, pass slip stitch over.

Cast on:   Multiple of 13 + 1 (26+1=27 + 8Border=35)

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:        K4, *K1, YO, K4, K2Tog, SKP, K4, YO; repeat from * to last 5: K5
Row 2:        K4, P27, K4.

Repeat rows 1-2 for pattern. I worked the 2 row set 25 times.

Border:
Rows 1-4:   Knit across.
Bind off, weave in ends.

Janet Nogle













































































































Saturday, April 14, 2018

Rosie welcomes you to Spring!

Challenge KAL, April 2018

This month you have a choice of two designs!  or you can knit both!

 Challenge #1
April 2018 Challenge KAL
 sample in solid blue:


Spring Weaver 

note: I'm working on this sample, Spring Weaver done in Christmas colors, Victorian Cream/Red/Green

 

Supplies:
1 skein cotton yarn – solid or variegated, your choice – I used variegated
1 pr # 6 needles, or your preferred dishcloth needle size
NOTE:
- Don’t knit tightly!  If you are a tight-knitter, relax a bit, to enable you to work the stitch

Abbreviations:
K 2tog = Knit 2 stitches together
 K 1 – B stitch:
   For the next stitch on your needle, you will *make one* by inserting the point of right hand needle into back of stitch below the next stitch [going down into previous purl row] on your left needle, and knit it – this gives an increased stitch
Then, knit the next stitch on your needle, as usual.

Note:  You will cast on 33 stitches; 4 stitches will be for the borders; you will be knitting the ‘pattern’ across the remaining 29 stitches
 [K 2] = Knit 2 stitches; this will be at beginning and end of each row in pattern for the side borders

Dishcloth Pattern:

Cast on 33 stitches

Knit 3 rows

Begin pattern [odd rows are wrong side, even number rows are right side]

1)   wrong side  [K 2] Purl across 29 st [K 2]

2)    [K 2] *K 2tog, K 2, K 1 – B then knit st above, K 2;

repeat from * to last st, K 1 [K 2]

3)   [K 2] Purl across [K 2]

4)   [K 2] K 3, K 1– B then knit st above, K 2, K 2tog,

*K 2, K 1 – B then knit st above, K 2, K 2tog; repeat from * to end [K 2]

You will continue to repeat these 4 rows for the Dishcloth

You can knit to your desired length; mine was knit to 8 inches, from first row – not including border

Knit 3 rows for top border

Bind off

Spring Weaver was designed by Linda C Schmidt, c. 2018
I wanted to show off the lovely colors of variegated yarns, but also keep a pattern stitch design that didn’t get lost within all the colors.  Spring Weaver was named for the ‘weave’ of this stitch and watching our spring birds preparing their nests in my backyard.
  Spring Weaver, in variegated purple/green/lilac:

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Challenge #2:  Tweet Tweet


April 2018 Challenge KAL
Tweet Tweet

Working on this sample, Tweet Tweet, in solid aqua color:




Supplies:
1 skein cotton yarn – solid or variegated
1 pr #6 needles, or your preferred dishcloth needle size

NOTE:
Don’t knit tightly! If you are a tight-knitter, relax a bit, to enable you to work this type of stitch

Abbreviations:

K 1 = Knit 1 stitch

Sl 1 = Slip 1 stitch

PSSO = pass slipped stitch over stitch just knit

Psso – K  =  Pass slipped stitch over stitch just knit, don’t drop st—instead knit into the back of it, then remove stitches
P 2tog = Purl 2 stitches together, don’t drop st – instead, purl into the 1st st again, slipping both sts off needle together

Dishcloth Pattern

You will cast on 52 stitches, 5 stitches on each side will be the borders, indicated by [K 5]
You will use the pattern over the remaining 42 stitches

Odd-number rows are the right side, therefore you begin the pattern on the right side.

Cast on 52 stitches

Knit 4 rows, as bottom border

Begin pattern:

1)  [right side] [K 5] K 1, *sl 1, K 1, psso but instead of dropping slipped st from left-hand 

needle, knit into the back of it.

 Repeat from * to last st, K 1 [K 5]

2) [K 5] *P 2tog, then purl first stitch again, slipping both sts off needle together;

repeat from * to end [K 5]

Repeat these 2 rows for pattern;

Knit til desired length, my sample was 8 inches, not counting top/bottom borders

Knit 4 rows for top border

Bind off

This pattern uses a horizontal-type herringbone stitch, which reminds me of the songbirds’ beak, so this cloth is simply called ‘Tweet Tweet’
Design by Linda C Schmidt, c. 2018

Tweet Tweet done in variegated, purple/green/lilac: