Monday, April 15, 2019

Rosie wishes you *Happy Easter* !



I've been thinking *spring* -
 and walking thru my gardens to see what is blooming, tho the weather is still cold [34 today!] - 
my Pussy Willows have been blooming beautifully tho!
  So this month's challenge is a cloth that made me think of pussy-willows:  a Cat Face!
  Now, you do not have to make the face on it! - in fact, I did mine in one of my favorite variegated colored yarns - the pattern makes a very nice round dishcloth.


  The challenge this month: knitting in the round!

If you haven't done this type of knitting before, I hope you'll give it a try.
You can use double pt needles - or the very easy method using magic loop.  The internet is full of this way to knit in the round.  Also many books include it now, which you can find at your library.

  Have fun with it!
And let us know if you make a cat face, be sure to post your photo at your yahoo album for us all to see!

You will need:
#5 dbl pts needles OR #5 circular needle 
[I used a #6, as the cotton yarn I used is thicker and it went smoother than with a #5]

1 skein cotton yarn, color of your choice

small amount of black yarn [for cat's face and ears]

Cloth size:  7.5 inches across

Cat Face Dishcloth Pattern:



Happy knitting : )


Friday, March 15, 2019

Welcome -
March 2019  KAL Challenge


Happy St Patrick's Weekend!
  Rosie 's Birthday is this Sunday, she was born on St Patrick's Day, 3 yrs ago!

Riddle:
What is straight til it's round?
What is round til it's straight?
 Answer:
Our TWO Knitalong Challenge Patterns!




As you see, one is a Round Cloth, the other is a Square.

But - the round one is knit on straight needles!
The Square cloth is knit on circular needles!

You will find these delightful patterns at Ravelry - the designer is talented Julie Tarsha.

Crazy Eights, circle cloth

Around the Square, square cloth


The Circle cloth uses Short Rows.  If you've never done short rows this is a great first practice pattern for you - no wraps and turns!  so take on this challenge if you haven't tried short rows before!

The Square cloth uses magic loop with circulars - if you haven't used this method in your knitting in the round, this is a perfect one to learn on.  You could use double pointed needles, if you rather.

Just so you can see, I took a photo before I took the square knit-in-the-round off needles:

See more of this designer's knits at her page on Ravelry:

Her webpage where you can directly access these patterns is at:

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Rosie wishes you a,

Happy February CHALLENGE KnitAlong!


  This month's challenge has several to choose from:  Intarsia, Knitting from a Chart, Lace effects.
You can also knit it all in one color [which is what I did, see my photo, below] -

 The pattern is Free Hearted, by Jenn, on her website -
 the pattern is free, includes a chart, you can print from her page, or elect to obtain a PDF version of it by clicking the button at very bottom of the pattern page.

 The pattern uses cotton yarn and size 6 needles.

Find it here:

Here is my own cloth, a quick knit for an afternoon ~

Thursday, January 31, 2019

February 2016 KAL Lacy Diamond Cloth


Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018


1 skein cotton yarn, #6 US Knitting Needles.

Notes: SSK=Slip 1, Slip 1, K2Tog; K2Tog=Knit 2 stitches together; YO=yarn over.

Cast on:   Multiple of 8 +1 (32+1=33+6 border=39)
Border:
Row 1:        K1, P1 across, end K1.
Row 2:        Knit across.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 one additional time.

Pattern:
Row 1:        K3, P33, K3.
Row 2:        K4, *K1, K2Tog, YO, K1, YO, SSK, K2; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 3:        K3, P33, K3.
Row 4:        K4, *K2Tog, YO, K3, YO, SSK, K1; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 5:        K3, P33, K3.
Row 6:        K3, K2Tog, *YO, K5, YO, K3Tog; repeat to last 7 stitches: YO, K5, YO, SSK, K3.
Row 7:       K3, P33, K3.
Row 8:       K4, *YO, SSK, K3, K2Tog, YO, K1; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 9:       K3, P33, K3.
Row 10:     K4, *K1, YO, SSK, K1, K2Tog, YO, K2; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 11:     K3, P33, K3.
Row 12:     K4, *K2, YO, K3Tog, YO, K3; repeat from *, end K3.

Repeat the above 12 rows for pattern. I repeated the 12 rows 3 more times.

Border:
Row 1:        K1, P1 across, end K1.
Row 2:        Knit across.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 one additional time.


Bind off and weave in ends.

Janet Nogle
jcnogle@gmail.com













































































Tuesday, January 15, 2019


January 1, 2019 KAL:   Challenge

Happy New Year, from Rosie!




 Hope everyone is having a great start to their New *Knitting* Year!

For this year, I'm taking some time  away - not away from knitting!  - but away from designing and creative work
 - so for the Challenge KAL's, I will be sending along some new patterns from online sites ~

The  one I chose for this month is called "Flags" -

My KAL Challenge Cloth:



 ~ it is a simple stitch, but the challenge to you is to see that it is also offered as the beginning of a 52- square-blocks knit!

Included with this pattern is a chart, if you want to learn [a good challenge for a new year!] or already like to knit from a chart and not a pattern.

At this site, a different pattern will be published every WEEK! so if you decide to take it on, you will have some knitting to do every week, which would be perfect for those of you who knit fast and can't wait til our knitalong comes up the next month!

Enjoy this pattern, and take a look at her site - she has a number of other free patterns!

Click Below:
January KAL Challenge!



[Yes! she is the designer who did our Nov/Dec Challenge KAL of the 12 Blocks of Christmas!]
Happy Knitting!


Monday, December 31, 2018

The Year 2019 Cloth



January 2019 KAL 2019 Cloth



1 skein cotton yarn, #6 US Knitting Needles.
Cast on:   46
Border:
Row 1-4:     Knit.

Pattern:
Row 1:        Knit.
Row 2:        K2, P42, K2.
Row 3:        Knit.
Row 4:        K2, P42, K2.

Repeat rows 1-4 twice and rows 1-2 one more time.



Row 15:      K8, P3, K3, P6, K5, P3, K8, P8, K2.
Row 16:      K2, P42, K2.
Row 17:     K6, P2, K8, P2, K6, P1, K3, P1, K6, P8, K3.
Row 18:     K2, P42, K2
Row 19:     K5, P2, K9, P2, K5, P2, K3, P2, K5, P1, K5, P1, K4.
Row 20:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 21:     K4, P1, K11, P2, K5, P1, K5, P1, K10, P1, K5.
Row 22:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 23:     K3, P2, K11, P2, K4, P2, K5, P2, K8, P1, K6.
Row 24:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 25:     K3, P6, K7, P2, K4, P2, K5, P2, K7, P1, K7.
Row 26:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 27:     K2, P2, K4, P2, K6, P2, K4, P2, K5, P2, K7, P1, K7.
Row 28:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 29:     K2, P2, K4, P3, K5, P2, K4, P2, K5, P2, K6, P1, K8.
Row 30:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 31:     K2, P2, K5, P2, K5, P2, K4, P2, K5, P2, K5, P2, K8.
Row 32:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 33:     K2, P2, K5, P2, K5, P2, K4, P2, K5, P2, K5, P2, K8.
Row 34:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 35:     K2, P2, K5, P2, K5, P2, K5, P1, K5, P1, K6, P2 K5, P1, K2.
Row 36:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 37:     K3, P2, K4, P1, K6, P2, K5, P2, K3, P2, K6, P3, K3, P2, K2.
Row 38:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 39:     K3, P2, K3, P2, K6, P4, K4, P1, K3, P1, K8, P6, K3.
Row 40:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 41:     K5, P4, K7, P2, K7, P3, K10, P4, K4.
Row 42:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 43:     Knit
Row 44:     K2, P42, K2.
Row 45:     Knit
Row 46:     K2, P42, K2.

Repeat rows 43-46 two more times and rows 43 – 44 one more time.


Border:
Row 1-4:     Knit across.

Bind off and weave in ends.


 Janet Nogle






































































Saturday, December 1, 2018

December KAL and Special Christmas Cloth

Here is our December KAL and a special cloth for Christmas.

Christmas Special Cloth

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018


1 skein cotton yarn, I used Peaches N Crème Abby Rose, #6 US Knitting Needles.

Notes: SSK=Slip 1, Slip 1, K2Tog; K2Tog=Knit 2 stitches together; YO=yarn over.

Cast on:   Multiple of 12 +1 (36+1=37+4 border=41)

Border:
Rows 1-2:   Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        (RS) Knit across
Row 2:        (WS) Knit across
Row 3:        Knit across
Row 4:        Knit across
Row 5:        K3, *(K2Tog) x2, (YO, K1)x3, YO, SSK, SSK K1; repeat from
across, end K2.
Row 6:        K2, P37, K2.
Row 7:       K3, *(K2Tog) x2, (YO, K1) x3, YO, SSK, SSK K1; repeat from
across, end K2.
Row 8:       K2, P37, K2.
Row 9:       K3, *(K2Tog) x2, (YO, K1) x3, YO, SSK, SSK K1; repeat from
across, end K2.
Row 10:     K2, P37, K2.
Row 11:     K3, *(K2Tog) x2, (YO, K1) x3, YO, SSK, SSK K1; repeat from
across, end K2.
Row 12:     K2, P37, K2.
Repeat the above 12 rows for pattern. I repeated the 12 rows 3 more times and knitted rows 1-4 once more.

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

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This was originally a large swatch for December in 2017. I have converted to a KAL for 2018 by adding a few more stitches for the border.

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts, + 11 and a 16-row repeat.
Cast on:  37 stitches (18 + 11 = 29+8 Border=37)

Materials:  I used a skein of green yarn.

Border:
Row 1 & 2:       Knit across
Row 1 - right side: B4, K1, * yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo, k9; rep from * to last 12 sts, yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo, k1, B4.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: B4, P29, B4.
Row 3: B4, K1, * k1, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k10; rep from * to last 12 sts, k1, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k2, B4.
Row 5: B4, K1, * k2, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k11; rep from * to last 12 sts, k2, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k3, B4.
Row 7: B4, K1, * k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k12; rep from * to last 12 sts, k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k4, B4.
Row 9: B4, K1, * k9, yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo; rep from * to last 12 sts, k10, B4.
Row 11: B4, K1, * k10, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 12 sts, k10, B4.
Row 13: B4, K1, * k11, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 12 sts, k10, B4.
Row 15: B4, K1, * k12, yo, S2KP, yo, k3; rep from * to last 12sts, k10, B4.
Row 16: B4, P29, B4.
Repeat rows 1-16 and then rows 1-8 once more and work border or repeat rows 1-16 till desired length:
Border:
Row 1 & 2:       Knit across.
(I worked rows 1-16 a total of 2 times and then worked rows 1-8 once more and then worked the border)


Knitting abbreviations:
B4: Border stitches: Knit 4
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over.
S2KP: sl2tog-k1-p2sso - Slip 2 stitches together as if to knit 2 stitches together, knit1, pass the slip stitches one at a time over the stitch just knitted and drop them.\

Janet Nogle