Skip to main content

Hometown USA Neckwarmer

I started a new project today, and I am so pleased with it that I decided to post the pattern I made up for it.


This is it. It's soft and comfy, but dense enough that it's not going to let much cold air through. Here is the pattern:

*Materials*

1 skein Lion Brand Hometown USA
#10 1/2 (6.5mm) 16 or 20 inch circular knitting needle
Scissors
Tapestry needle

*Gauge* About 2 1/2 st. to the inch in stockinette

Directions:

Cast on 80 stitches loosely. Join without twisting to form a circle.

Round 1: Knit 2, purl 2 around.

Round 2-7: Repeat round 1.

Round 8-13: Knit around.

Round 14-21: Knit 2, purl 2 around.

Bind off loosely (I used a larger needle for this part, but you don't have to.) Weave in your ends, trim tails.

~~~

And there you have it. This would make a good beginner pattern since there is no shaping, and it's a pretty fast project so it gives a real sense of accomplishment.

If you make this pattern, check me out on Ravelry, I always love seeing other people's finished objects! :D

Comments

  1. I really enjoyed making this. Used the "surprisingly stretchy" bind off. You're right! It's super warm :-) .

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Nine Lines Washcloth

Hello again. How is everyone? It's going about the same here, Jerek's still in the same shape. I did have a nice weekend. It was the circuit assembly, which is a two day series of Bible talks that takes place every year, along with the District Convention (three days) and the Special Assembly Day (one day.) There were many upbuilding Bible-based talks, and it was good to see a lot of people I haven't seen in a while.

As you can tell by the title of the post, though, the assembly isn't the main point of my writing to you this time. I made a washcloth last week. I used a stitch pattern that I learned last fall from a afghan block. It was called Plowed Rows, but I didn't think that name fit the washcloth. Instead I am calling it Nine Lines, because it has nine lines. (I know, ain't I creative? (-:)

Here is the cloth. Not a great photo, but as good as I can do right now.





And on to the pattern.

I think this would be a great pattern to learn how to slip stitches with…

Baby Booties

Hello All!

I have a pattern to share with everyone today. I just knitted these up yesterday, and I thought they might be something others would be interested in.





I've been busy making baby things to donate to Luther Midelfort in Eau Claire, WI. I just made these up on the fly yesterday. Hope you like them, and if you find a mistake leave a comment! :)

You will need:

Bernat Baby Jacquard or comparable baby yarn

Size 7 needles

Tapestry needle

Scissors

Two stitch markers

Size F or G crochet hook

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Gauge: 11 stitches to 2 inches in garter stitch.

These are worked in garter stitch throughout.

Cast on 36 stitches. Knit in garter stitch for the first 6 rows.

Row 1 of shaping: Knit 15 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Place marker, knit 2 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Place marker. Knit to end of row. (34 stitches)

Row 2 of shaping: Knit 14 stitches, knit next 2 stitches together. Slip marker. Knit 2 sti…

Soft Little Ribbed Hat

I made a new baby hat. I started it about a week ago, and I finally finished it today. I'm so happy with it I wanted to post how I did it. I usually have problems with getting a ribbed hat to look good all the way up to the decreases. This one looks good though.





Here is the hat from the front:





As you can see, it is preemie sized, probably 9" around stretched, though the ribbing allows it to shrink or grow as needed. I started it for the Precious Preemie Project. It's about 4" tall with a bit over a 1" folded up brim. I'm sorry my measurements aren't exact, I don't know where my tape measure went right now. However, preemies come in many sizes and Precious Preemie Project and many other charities work askfr preemie hats in many sizes.

The gauge is fairly lose to be soft and stretchy. It's 3 stitches to the inch in k2p2 ribbing.

Abbreviations: SSK: slip slip knit. Slip stitches as if to knit, then knit through both stitches at once.

On to the patt…