Friday, June 10, 2011
Approximately 50 - 75 grams of dishcloth cotton such as Sugar 'n Cream
Size 10-1/2 circular needle (32")
Cast on 16 stitches (8 on each needle) and join.
Row 1: Knit all
Row 2: [K3, KFB] Repeat 3 times (20 stitches)
Row 3: Knit all
Row 4: [K4, KFB] Repeat 3 times (24 stitches)
Row 5: Knit all
Row 6: [K5, KFB] Repeat 3 times (28 stitches)
Row 7: Knit all
Row 8: [K6, KFB] Repeat 3 times (32 stitches)
Row 9: Knit all
Row 10: [K7, KFB] Repeat 3 times (36 stitches)
Row 11: Knit all
Row 12: [K8, KFB] Repeat 3 times (40 stitches)
This completes the base of the dispenser.
Row 1: [K2Tog, YO] Repeat all around
Row 2: Knit all
Repeat until body of the bag is desired length. (I did 25 repeats.)
Row 1: [K8, K2Tog] Repeat 3 times (36 stitches)
Row 2: Knit all
Row 3: [K7,K2Tog] Repeat 3 times (32 stitches)
Rows 4 - 11: Knit all
Row 12: [K2Tog, YO] Repeat all around
Row 13: Knit all
Bind off. Using last stitch, use a crochet hook to make a 10 stitch chain for a loop. Attach loop end to bag. Run ribbon or i-cord through eyelet loops at the top.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Use the same cotton you use for dishcloths and US 7 needles
Cast on 60 stitches, marking the 20 stitches on each end with stitch markers for convenience.
Row 1: K13, P1, K6, *YO, P2Tog* to last 20 stitches, K6, P1, K13
Row 2: P13, K7, *YO, P2Tog* to last 20 stitches, K7, P13
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until you've worked a total of 28 rows (this fits my Swiffer floor mop; you may need to adjust yours a bit to fit). Bind off.
Fold ends on purl line and sew pocket seams and weave in the ends. Turn cloth inside out so that seams are now on the inside. Swiffer away!
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
- Cast on any multiple of 3 plus 2 (for instance, 26)
- S1 with yarn in front, *K2, P1*, repeat between asterisks until you reach the last stitch, end with K1
- Repeat until scarf is desired length
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Here's a simplified recap:
Use whatever yarn you want and appropriately-sized needles (for my scarf I used size 7 needles).
Cast on any multiple of 18 stitches + four. (I cast on 40.)
Rows 1 & 2: Knit
Row 3: Knit 2, *K2T 3 times, YO K1 6 times, K2T 3 times*, Knit 2 (Repeat instructions between asterisks as many times as needed to work with the number of stitches you cast on).
Row 4: Knit
Repeat until the scarf is the length you want, or you run out of yarn, or you doze off while knitting and watching television (which happens to me fairly often....*LOL*).
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
- k 1 row
- Next row, k2, yo, k2
- Next row, k2, yo, k to end of row
- Repeat the [k2, yo, k to end of row] until the shawl is the size desired
I've not knit this yet, but I have a sack full of acrylic yarn that's just taking up space. I think I'll try double-stranding it and make myself a shawl. I'll let you know how it turns out when I finally get around to doing it. :-)
- Cast on stitches in a multiple of 4, plus 3 extra stitches. (On the scarf I'm knitting now, I wanted it narrow and long, so I cast on 15 stitches....4 times 3 equals 12, plus 3 equals 15. See?)
- Knit two, purl two to the end of the row. You'll have one extra stitch at the end; purl it.
That's it. I swear, that's it. Just repeat the row until the scarf is the length you want. This is so simple I can practically knit it in my sleep. You can use any size needle, any kind of yarn. I think this is going to be a terrific stash buster.