Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!



Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mystery KAL - Day One

Okay, so here we go.  In retrospect, I probably should have waited a week to start this, as the Monthly Dishcloth Yahoo Group KAL also begins today and I didn't want to compete with them.  Oh well, maybe mine will be more fun!  ;o)

Size:  approximately 8" from neck edge to bottom and 7 ½" wide

Materials:  One skein of worsted weight cotton in a solid color. Approximately 100 yards.

Needles:         US 5/3.75 mm or 6/4.0mm  You want the design to be fairly dense, so if the fabric is too loose, just drop down a needle size.

                        2 double pointed needles US 5/3.75mm for the knitted I-cord ties or Size G crochet hook for the crocheted ties.

Gauge:  4.5 sts. per inch, not critical.

Abbreviations:
k = knit
p = purl
psso:  pass slipped stitch over
k2tog.= knit 2 stitches together
p2tog.=purl 2 stitches together
sts. = stitches
dec. = decrease
dpn. = double pointed needle

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Cloth Day One:
Cast on 37 stitches.
Rows 1 – 7:  k1, p1 across row.
Row 8:  (k1, p1) x2; (k1, p13) x2; k1; (p1, k1) x2.
Row 9:  (k1, p1) x2; k14; p1; k14; (p1, k1) x2.
Row 10:  (k1, p1) x2; k1; p13; k1; p3; k4; p6; k1; (p1, k1) x2.

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Bib Day One:

Short Row Version

Cast on 37 stitches
Row 1:  k1, p1 for 26 sts.; turn (11 sts. unworked)
Row 2:  Slip 1 knitwise; (k1, p1) x8; k1; turn (8 sts. unworked)
Row 3:  Slip 1 knitwise; (p1, k1) x10; turn (8 sts. unworked)
Row 4:  Slip 1 knitwise; (p1, k1) x 11; p1; turn (5 sts. unworked)
Row 5:  Slip 1 knitwise; (k1, p1) x 13; turn (5 sts. unworked)
Row 6:  Slip 1 knitwise; (k1, p1 ) x14; turn (3 sts. unworked)
Row 7:  Slip 1 knitwise; (k1, p) x 15; turn (3 sts. unworked)
Row 8:  Slip 1 knitwise; (k1, p1) x 16; turn (1 sts. unworked)
Row 9:  Slip 1 knitwise; (k1, p1) x 17;  turn (1 sts. unworked)
Row 10:  Slip 1 knitwise; (k1, p1) x 17; k1.
Row 11:  k1, p1 across row.
Row 12:  (k1, p1) x2; (k1, p13) x2; k1; (p1, k1) x2.

Traditional Beginning

Pattern:  Cast on 15 sts.

Row 1:  p1, k1 across row.
Row 2:  Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row. (18 sts.)
Row 3:  Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row. (21 sts.)
Row 4:  Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row.  (24 sts.)
Row 5:  Cast on 3 sts., p1, k1 across row.  (27 sts.)
Row 6:  Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row.  (30 sts.)
Row 7:  Cast on 3 sts., k1, p1 across row.  (33 sts.)
Row 8:  Cast on 2 sts., k1, p1 across row.  (35 sts.)
Row 9:  Cast on 2 sts., k1, p1 across row.  (37 sts.)
Row 10:  k1, p1 across row.
Row 11:  k1, p1 across row.
Row 12:  (k1, p1) x2; (k1, p13) x2; k1; (p1, k1) x2.