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SLEEVELESS V-NECK PULLOVER: I knitted it for myself. The rib part I knitted it with a circular needle in order to avoid sewing. It is very fresh. I loved to wear it during the hot summer in Argentina.
The Road Scarf:This was a birthday present for my mom. It has a story: I bought the yan in a yarn shop in Seward, Alaska. It was knitted while sailing around Alaska water, to be used in the other side of the world. as my parents live in the Southern Hemisphere, Buenos Aires.
My so called scarf: This was a tricky one to knit, not because it was difficult (actually it is a simle pattern that looks amazing) but I knitted with one strand of cotton adn one strand of silk, puer silk. So every time I have to pass over a stitch i suffered not to damage the silk! It looks amazing around my neck!
Wow, Xmas is almost here, sorry I haven't been writing but I have been really busy. I am in the kid of person that enjoys doing personal presents, even though it takes a long time. SO as you see I have been busy doing this wood chair for my nephew. Santiago is four. Decorating was time consuming but very easy.
During one of my trip I bought this kid pirate napkin in Rhodes, Greece. I simply diluted professional glue and glued them to the wooden chair. I let it dry for 2 complete days and then a coat of varnish in spray. I hope he enjoys his chair as much I I did doing it!
It was my mom's birthday and I have been travelling with my other half and had nothing really ready for her. She loves to get hand made things, specially for the thought and the time invested on the gift. So here I am with less than 1 1/2 days to go and I started looking for something. I made this Bath Gift Basket in a day.
Pattern Note: The bag is made up of several squares in different patterns and sew them together.
Base: Cast on 15st and knit 66 rows. Bind off.
Square 1: Using Yarn A Cast on 20 st. work 4 times the Mock cable pattern. (see pattern bellow). Bind off.
Square 2: Using Yarn A Cast on 20 st. work 2 times the 8 stitch cable pattern. (see pattern bellow). Bind off.
Square 3: Using Yarn A Cast on 21 st. work 1 time the Horseshoe lace pattern. (see pattern bellow). Bind off.
Square 4: Using Yarn B Cast on 20 st. work 24 rows in stockinettte stitch (knit one row, purl one row). Bind off.
Side 1: Using Yarn A Cast on 16 st. work 1 time the Oxo cable pattern. (see pattern bellow). Bind off.
Side 2: Using Yarn A Cast on 16 st. work 1 time the X cable pattern. (see pattern bellow). Bind off.
Finishing: Sew squares 1 & 2 followed by side 1, then square 3 & 4 and finally side 2. Now sew all this to the base, not sewing yet the border of square1 and side 2.
Pick up 10 st from sq 1, 10 st from sq 2, 8 st from sd 2, 10 st from sq 3, 10 st from sq 4 and 8 st from sd 2. Totel 56 st. With yarn A knit in stockinettte st 7 rows. Change to yarn B and purl next row.
Next row make a button hold as follows: ü Work the row up to the point where the buttonhole will begin. Bring the yarn to the front of the work. Slip one stitch from the left needle to the right and then return the yarn to the back of the work and leave it there. ü Slip another stitch from the left needle to the right. Pass the first slipped stitch over it -- one buttonhole stitch bound off. Repeat, slipping stitches from the left needle to the right and binding off previously slipped stitches, 5 times . Slip remaining buttonhole stitch back to left needle. ü Turn your work. The yarn should be at the beginning of the left needle; bring it to the back. Using a cable cast-on, cast on 6 st. ü Turn your work and keep the yarn to the back. Slip the first stitch from left needle to right and pass extra cast-on stitch over it. Resume working across the row. Continue is stockinette stitch for another 4 rows. Knit next 4 rows. Bind off.
Sew the open sides together. Sew a button.
Mock cable pattern: Row 1 *P4, k1, p1, k4; rep from * to end Row 2 *P3, k2, p2, k3; rep from * to end Row 3 *P2, k2, p1, k1, p2, k2; rep from * to end Row 4 *P1 (k2,p2) twice, k1; rep from * to end Row 5 *K2, p3, k3, p2; rep from * to end Row 6 *K1, p4, k4, p1; rep from * to end Repeat these 6 rows.
8 cable stitch pattern: Panel of 8 sts on reverse stockinettte. Row 1, 3, 5 and 7 (RS) K 8 Row 2 and every WS row P8 Row 9 C8F– sl 4 sts on to cable needle a front, k4, k4 from the cable needle. Row 10 P8 Repeat these 10 rows
Horseshoe lace pattern: Row 1 K1 *yo, k3, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k1; rep from * to end Row 2 Purl Row 3 P1 *k1, yo, k2, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k2, yo, k1, p1; rep from * to end Row 4 K1 *p9, k1; rep from * to end Row 5 P1 *k2, yo, k1, sl 1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k2, p1; rep from * to end Row 6 as row 4 Row 7 P1 *k3, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k3, p1; rep from * to end Row 8 Purl Repeat these 8 rows.
Oxo cable pattern: Panel of 8 sts on reverse stockinettte. C4F- sl 2 sts on to the cable needle at front, k2, k2 from cable needles C4B- sl 2 sts on to the cable needle at back, k2, k2 from cable needles
Row 1 K8 Row 2 P8 Row 3 C4B, C4F Row 4 P8 Row 5 to 8 As rows 1 to 4 Row 9 K8 Row 10 P8 Row 11 C4F, C4B Row 12 P8 Rows 13 to 16 As row 9 to 12 Repeat these 16 rows.
X cable pattern: Panel of 8 sts on reverse stockinettte. C4F- sl 2 sts on to the cable needle at front, k2, k2 from cable needles C4B- sl 2 sts on to the cable needle at back, k2, k2 from cable needles
Row 1 K8 Row 2 P8 Row 3 C4F, C4B Row 4 P8 Row 5 to 12 As rows 1 to 4 Row 13 K8 Row 14 P8 Row 15 C4B, C4F Row 16 to 24 As rows 13 to 15
...yes I am working on my first knitting desing. I have been knitting for a while and lately I started to make changes on the patterns I have been knitting (some extra fitting, etc). But I am working on my first design. It is simple, but it would be something I have created. which makes me very proud... so soon.. I will post it and have it available for everybody.