Thursday, August 2, 2012

Short Stripey Gloves

Materials needed per glove:
30yrds CC worsted
80 yrds MC worsted
size 6 needles or size to get gauge
1 button
tapestry needle

Gauge of 8 rows and 6 stitches over 1 inch

With MC cast on 30 stitches
K 3 Rows of K2/P2 ribbing in MC
K 2 rows CC
K 4 rows MC

K 2 rows CC
K 4 rows MC
K 2 rows CC
K 4 rows MC 
K 2 Rows CC
K 3 rows of K2/P2 ribbing  in MC
Bind off in MC

Sew up side, leaving space for thumb.
Attach button.

Doll Messenger Bag or Coin Purse

This can either be a doll's messenger bag, in cases of smaller dolls, or a handbag for the larger dolls, or you can use it yourself for a coin purse.
You will need:
Size 5 needles
Tapestry needle
Optional Button 
5 yards CC, worsted weight yarn
40 yards MC, worsted weight yarn
Gauge in unimportant, once it's tight enough that nothing can slide through the stitches.
Cast on 30 stitches in MC.
Knit 2 rows MC
Knit 2 rows CC
Knit 2 rows MC
Knit 2 rows CC
Knit 2 rows MC
Knit 2 rows CC
Knit 2 rows MC
Knit 2 rows CC
Knit 2 rows MC
Bind off in MC
Fold up into quarters. the lower 3/4 become the bag's pocket. 
The top quarter is the flap. Sew into place, and sew on button if desired

Monday, July 30, 2012

Half Hour Gloves

US Size 10 Needles
Half Skein Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick n Quick
Tapestry needle

Gauge is 4 stitches and 3 rows per inch

Small is for larger child size and smaller teen/women sizes. Larger size in parenthesis correspond to larger teen/women sizes.

Cast on 16 (20,24) stitches.
Knit 3 rows of k2/p2 ribbing.
Knit 12 rows.
Knit 3 rows of k2/p2 ribbing.
Bind off. 

Size shown is the smallest size.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sideways Ribbed Coin Purse

Please note that this purse will come out rather thick.

US size 10 needles
approx. 50 yards each  2 skeins
2 buttons
tapestry needle.

Purse is worked flat then seamed. No need to create button holes.

Gauge unimportant.

Using both strands held together as one, cast on 30 stitches.
Work k1/p1 ribbing until piece measures 4 inches from start.
Bind off.
Turn 90 degrees so it is lengthwise.
Fold one end about 3/5 of the way up, and sew into place. 
Flip inside out. 
Remaining piece is the flap. 
Sew buttons onto the purse, NOT the flap. 
Button them into place through the space between stitches. 

Monday, July 23, 2012

Speedy Clutch

U.S. size 9 needles
approx 60 yards of worsted yarn
Tapestry Needle 
1) 1/2 inch button. 

Cast on 30 stitches. 
Knit in stockinette til piece measures 10 inches. 
K 11, SSK, SSK, k2tog, k2tog, K 11 (26)
Knit all stitches.
K 7, SSK, SSK, K2tog, K2tog, K7 (22)
Knit all stitches
k7, SSK, SSK, K2tog, k2tog, K7 (18)
Knit all stitches 
k5, SSK, SSK, K2tog, k2tog, k5 (10)
Knit all stitches
k1, SSK, SSK, K2tog, k2tog, k1 (6)
Knit all stitches
k2, b.o. 2 (make 2 stitch button-hole), k2
k2, c.o. 2, k2
knit all stitches
bind off.

Sew up seams at sides.
Attach button.
Weave in ends.

Friday, July 20, 2012

The Ribbon On My Wrist Says 'Do Not Open Before Christmas'

Yes, the title IS a Fall Out Boy lyric, but it's what inspired me to make these, so merh.

Please note that the button is not functional, and is just there to make everything all pretty.

Also note that I made these for myself, and I have some pretty small hands and wrists. Larger size is in parenthesis. If that still doesn't fit you, just add to your cast on amount.

U.S. Size 4 (3.5 mm) needles (or size to get gauge)
Worsted weight yarn, maybe 20yards per wristband
1 button per wristband
Tapestry needle

Gaugeis 5 stitches and 10 rows per inch

Cast on 30 (40, 50) stitches.
St st 10 rows
Bind off
Sew up seam
Find the place you want the button and sew it into place.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Speedy Mini Purse

Pattern is worked flat, and fairly straightforward, the only difficult part is picking up the stitches for the flap.

U.S. sz 9 (7mm) needles
tapestry needle
Fabris (optional)
Tape Measure/Ruler
Size 8 (5mm) crochet hook *optional*
Large button
Worsted weight yarn - 60 yds MC
                                                                                           20 yds CC

Gauge is 6 sts and 8 rows per inch


C.O. 30 sts in MC
Knit in stockinette pattern of 4 rows MC, 2 rows CC
Knit until piece measures 10 inches long.
Knit 4 rows MC
Knit 1 row CC
Bind off in CC

If you plan to add a lining, here would be the time to sew it to the piece.
A tutorial for lining knitted fabric can be found here:

Fold piece in half width-ways, so that the knit stitches are outside.
Sew up the bottom and side seam.
Flip inside out so the purls are facing out.
A tutorial for seaming can be found here:

Pick up 20 stitches from the top of bag.
Knit 2 inches of pattern.
Bind off in CC.

Sew button 1/3 of the way down the body of the bag.

Crochet Chain or icord 2 inches and attatch to flap in a loop to secure button.
Make 2 Crochet Chain or icord 8 inches long and secure to sides of the bag as a handle.

Weave in ends.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Striped Fingerless Gloves

So a friend of mine asked me to make a pair of gloves for her. Now since I'm not a fan of knitting in the round (or picking up for fingers/thumbs either), this is more of a sleeve, knit flat. It's meant to have negative to no ease. Should fit the hand/arm of the average teenager or lady.

Gauge should be approx. 25 sts per sq. in.

1 ball Bernat Satin in color Ebony (A)
1 ball Spa in color Natural (B)
1 pair of size 6 straight needles
1 tapestry needle

This amount of yarn will be able to make at least 2 pairs, maybe even 3.

1.In color A, cast on 26 stitches.
2.Work 5 rows of k1/p1 ribbing.
3.Knit 5 rows in color B.
4.Knit 5 rows in color A.
5. Repeat steps 3-4 4 more times.
6. Knit 5 rows color B.
7. Work 5 rows of k1/p1 ribbing in A.
8. Cast off loosely.
9. Fold in half (inside out) and stitch up the first inch, leaving 2 inches open for the thumb, then continue to  stitch the of the seam.
10. Take care of any loose ends, and turn inside out, A.K.A. the 'right' way, the way you want people to see it. (The side that isn't nearly entirely purled!)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Holey Gloves



This uses almost the same pattern as the holey scarf. Because of construction and the materials it's made of, it should  fit most hands...

Gauge should be 10 sts by 6 rows per sq. inch in k1/p1 ribbing, slightly stretched. 

Used were Size 6/4mm straight knitting needles, and about 1/4 of a skein of sock yarn. (Loops & Threads Luxury Sock in color 'Crocuses')

 Simply cast on 41 stitches and follow the chart. When finished, fold in half, and seam up, leaving space for a thumb hole. If you wish, you can sew together the material between the fingers, making small fingerholes, and making sure that they'll fit snugly. 

On the plus side, if they stretch, it really shows off the pattern :D