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.