Tuesday, October 16, 2018


 October Challenge
Happy October, a month of Falling Leaves, Jack-O-Lanterns, and Halloween ~

  Rosie says,
"  Smile! "


For this month, we're knitting a bit of fun ~ my first one:


  This dishcloth is cute - and  if done in orange, would make a perfect Jack-O-Lantern!!

The Smiley-Face-Dishcloth

Leanne's Dishcloth~

  You can access the pattern by Leanne thru Ravelry -
Smiley Face Dishcloth


or-
 direct at the link, below, courtesy of the WaybackMachine -
 Smiley Face dishcloth


I'm working on doing two of these in Orange, for my grand-children for Halloween!
Will post when finished ~
Happy Knitting!



Sunday, September 30, 2018

October 2018 KAL Snowflake Lace Gift Bag


We are doing something a little different this month.  I wanted to give you a chance to knit something that could be used as a gift bag for Christmas for either candies, or lavender or whatever you would want to share with someone. If you fill it with lavender or other scents you can place in a drawer, if you decide to use for candy it works great, I put Hershey Mini Candy Bars in mine.  You can also line it if you like. I didn’t go the lining route, but it is up to how you want to finish it.



If you prefer to do this as a cloth, just cast on 37 and work as the pattern is stated OR cast on 45 and use 8 stitches for the border, 4 stitches on each side.

The two photos below are as follows: one is of the completed bag and the other shows what it looks like when filled.




1 skein cotton yarn, I used red, #5 US Knitting Needles.

Size: 5 ½ X 4 ½

Notes: SSK=Slip 1, Slip 1, K2tog; K2Tog=knit 2 stitches together. The instructions for SL2, K1, P2SSO are just like the S1 1, K1, PSSO you are just doing it with two stitches instead. I past my stitches over one at a time.

Cast on:   45

Row 1:        (RS) K1, *K3, SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2Tog; repeat from * to last 4: K4.
Row 2:        (WS) Purl
Row 3:        K1, *K4, YO, SL 2, K1, P2SSO, YO, K1;  repeat from * to last 4: K4.
Row 4:        Purl
Row 5:        K1, *K3, SSK, YO, K1, YO, K2Tog; repeat from * to last 4: K4.
Row 6:        Purl.
Row 7:        SSK, *YO, K1, YO, K2Tog, K3, SSK; repeat from * to last 3: YO, K1, YO, K2Tog.
Row 8:        Purl.
Row 9:        K1, *YO, SL 2, K1, P2SSO, YO, K5; repeat from * to last 4: YO, SL 2, K1, P2SSO, YO, K1.
Row 10:      Purl.
Row 11:      SSK, *YO, K1, YO, K2Tog, K3, SSK; repeat from * to last 3: YO, K1, YO, K2tog.
Row 12:      Purl.

Repeat the above 12 rows for pattern. I repeated the 12 rows 2 more times. For larger bag, repeat the 12 row set 2 more times and you can enlarge by adding more stitches to cast on in increments of 8 stitches.

Finish: I finished off by doing a Picot Bind off after completing the repeat rows 1-12 (make sure to end with a Purl row). Next row: Bind off 2 stitches, * slip that stitch back to left hand needle, cast on 2 stitches using cable cast on method. This cable cast on can be found by googling the term if you are not familiar with it.  Now bind off 5 sts; repeat from * to end. Cut yarn and draw yarn through last stitch on needle. 

To complete, fold in half (wrong sides together) join sides and bottom. Thread ribbon or yarn through holes in lace, pull and secure after filling the bag. I put Hershey mini bars in my bag.

Janet Nogle














































































Saturday, September 15, 2018

September 15 Challenge KAL: Mom's Favorite Circular DishCloth

Rosie says:  Happy September!
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September 2018 Challenge KAL:

            Circular Dishcloth, “Mom’s Favorite”

Dedicated to my mom:   in memory of Helen ~ July 1925 – August 2018


My mom was a crochet artist – I didn’t learn to crochet, but I learned to knit – so she gave me this pattern that a friend of hers had made – and she loved the result so much, she kept buying me yarn to keep making them! And over the years I have knit hundreds of these circular cloths!  I hope it will become a favorite of yours too.

1 skein Cotton yarn, solid or variegated [I used a variegated, 'Jewel Ombre', from the original Peaches & Creme yarn]

1 pair # 6 straight needles [or your usual size needles that you are comfortable with]

Note:

We will be knitting a circular design pattern, but using straight needles!

This can happen because you will be doing what is referred to as “short rows” – the direction will be given as ‘Turn’ –

To ‘Turn’ you simply turn your needle around, same as you would whenever you get to the end of any knit row – yes, it will leave some stitches on that needle, but that is the way it works! [When you turn your work, you will be simply knitting back to the start of your project, the outside edge.]

There is also a YO – Yarn Over ~ you simply bring your yarn around the needle and knit your next stitch – this adds a stitch, and also leaves an eyelet-lace-space within your cloth

Bind Off = as you generally do for a bind off, knit 2 stitches, pass the first over the second and knit onward as directed

BUT---As my mom always said, “Just do it… don’t try to second-guess what’s next!  Don’t read ahead, just follow the pattern as it goes!”





Ready? Let’s knit!

First:  Cast on 15 stitches

Row 1 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 1 stitch at end of row, Turn

Row 2 – Knit to end of row [this brings you back to beginning, so proceed to row 3]

Row 3 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 2 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 4 – Knit to end of row

Row 5 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 3 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 6 – Knit to end of row

Row 7 – BIND OFF  3 stitches, and then knit to within 4 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 8 – Knit to end of row. This has formed your first ‘point’.

Row 9 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 5 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 10 – Knit to end of row

Row 11 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 6 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 12 – Knit to end of row

Row 13 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 7 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 14 – Knit to end of row

Row 15 – BIND OFF 3 stitches, knit to within 8 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 16 – Knit to end of row. This forms another ‘point’

Row 17 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 9 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 18 – Knit to end of row

Row 19 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 10 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 20 – Knit to end of row

Row 21 – Knit 3, YO, knit to within 11 stitches at end of row, Turn

Row 22 – Knit to end of row

Row 23 – BIND OFF 3 stitches, knit to end of row. Another ‘point’ formed

Row 24 – Knit to end of row. This will bring you back to the outer edge of the circle. This forms ‘1 Section’

-      You now have 15 stitches on your needle, as at the beginning.

Repeat the 24 rows, until you have made 7 sections.

[3 'points' in each section, 7 sections total = 21 points finished]





Bind off.  Sew seam.

Admire your Mom’s Favorite Dish-cloth!

And drop a note to our group, telling us what color you chose to knit with!

Post a photo in your Yahoo Album for us to see!




Friday, August 31, 2018

September 2018 KAL Scallop Stitch Cloth


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018


1 skein cotton yarn, I used bright Yellow, #6 US Knitting Needles.
Notes: SKP=Slip 1, knit 1, psso (pass slip stitch over); K2Tog=Knit 2 stitches together; YO=yarn over, make sure you complete the last YO before completing the K2Tog on row 5.

Your stitch counts will change depending on which row you are working so I have added at the end of each row how many stitches you should have after completion.

Cast on:   Multiple of 13 +2 (for small cloth: 26+2=28+8border=36) For larger cloth, add an addition 13 stitches.

Border:
Rows 1-2:   Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        (RS) K5, *SKP, K9, K2Tog; repeat from * to last 5: end K5. 32 sts
Row 2:        (WS) K4, P28, K4. 32 sts
Row 3:        K5, *SKP, K7, K2Tog; repeat from *to last 5: K5. 28 sts
Row 4:        K4, P28, K4.  28 sts
Row 5:        K5, *SKP, YO (K1, YO) x5, K2Tog; repeat from * to last 5:  K5. 36 sts.
Row 6:        Knit across.  36 sts.

Repeat the above 6 rows for pattern. I repeated the 6 rows 6 more times.

Border:
Rows 1-2:   Knit across.
Bind off, weave in ends.

Janet Nogle





















































Tuesday, July 31, 2018

August 2018 KAL Broken Slip Stitch


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018


2 colors of cotton yarn, I used White & muted Green, #6 US Knitting Needles.
Notes: Sl = slip stitch; PW=Purl Wise; WYIB=With yarn in back; WYIF=with yarn in front. This is worked with 2 colors, with one color running along side the work. No need to cut yarn and add back. When changing to new color, bring that color in front of the other.

Color A: White; Color B: Muted Green

Cast on:   39

Border:
Rows 1-2:   With color A: Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        With color A: K5, *Sl 1 (PW) WYIB, K3; repeat from *, end K2.
Row 2:        With color A: K5, *Sl 1 (PW) WYIB, K3; repeat from *, end K2.
Row 3:        With color B: K3,  *Sl 1 (PW) WYIB, K3; repeat from * to end.
Row 4:        With color B: K3, *Sl 1, (PW) WYIF, K3; repeat from * to end.

Repeat the above 4 rows for pattern. I repeat the 4 rows 15 more times.

Border:
Rows 1-2:   With color A: Knit across.
Bind off, weave in ends.



Janet Nogle
jcnogle@gmail.com





































































Sunday, July 15, 2018


 Happy Birthday, U.S.A. ~ Rosie wishes you a wonderful JULY!
 

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 Rosie says:  "Happy Christmas in July!"

hi fellow knitters,
while I've taken a *vacation* from creating kal's this summer, I do have this one for you from one of our own members - Dixie ~
she started our year with that terrific double-knitting dishcloth, remember?!
This is one she designed, based on Christmas Lights!
So I thought it would be great for now, to have Christmas in July!!

This is a lovely cloth - the edging is so beautiful the way it works up -
Enjoy it and be sure to let Dixie know you liked it and tell us what colors you used too!

Happy Knitting!  ~ And a big Thank You, Dixie for sharing your talents with all of us! ~ Linda



String of Christmas Lights Dishcloth

 Krafterskorners.org

Copyright Dixie Sanderson 2014 All rights reserved.

This cloth has a border that feels like it is edged with a string of Christmas lights.

Materials:

1 skein worsted cotton in variegated Christmas colors



Cast On: 4 stitches



Row 1:Knit across



Increasing rows, Row 2:  Cast on 2 stitches, Bind off 2 stitches, K1, YO, Knit to end.

Repeat row 2 until you have 44 stitches on your needle.



Decreasing rows:  Cast on 2, bind off 2, Knit 2 together, YO, Knit 2 together, knit to end of row.

Repeat decreasing row until you have only 4 stitches remaining on your needles.



Final row, cast on 2, bind off all stitches,

Weave in ends.


Saturday, June 30, 2018

July 2018 KAL Climbing Colors of Lace


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2009


Size: One size

Measurements: 9 X 9

Materials: 1 skein Cotton Yarn. I used the new yarn Caron Cotton Cakes striping yarn. Size #7 US Knitting Needle

Cast On: 43 Border:

Row 1: Knit Across
Row 2: Knit Across

Pattern:
Row 1: K4, K2Tog, K2, YO, K1, YO, K5, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K11, K2Tog, K2, YO, K1, YO, K5, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K4
Row 2: K2, P39, K2
Row 3: K4, K2Tog, K1, YO, K3, YO, K4, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K11, K2Tog, K1, YO, K3, YO, K4, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K4.
Row 4: K2, P39, K2
Row 5: K4, K2Tog, YO, K5, YO, K3, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K11, K2Tog, YO, K5, YO, K3, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K4.
Row 6: K2, P39, K2
Row 7: K4, K2Tog, K5, YO, K1, YO, K2, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K11, K2Tog, K5, YO, K1, YO, K2, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K4.
Row 8: K2, P39, K2
Row 9: K4, K2Tog, K4, YO, K3, YO, K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K11, K2Tog, K4, YO, K3, YO, K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K4.
Row 10: K2, P39 K2
Row 11: K4, K2Tog, K3, YO, K5, YO, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K11, K2Tog, K3, YO, K5, YO Sl 1, K1, PSSO, K4.
Row 12: K2, P39, K2

Repeat Rows 1-12 for pattern, I did the repeat of 12 rows 3 more times and rows 1-6 one more time.

Border:
Row 1: Knit Across
Row 2: Knit Across


Bind off, Weave in ends.

Janet Nogle
jcnogle@gmail.com