Samstag, 19. Januar 2013

Short Wave Mitts (DK Version)

I knitted this DK version of the Short Wave Mitts to match a cowl I had made earlier - pinching the idea of inversing the colours from another knitter on Ravelry.

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  • a total about 45 grams of DK weight yarn  (in two colours)
  • 4.5 mm dpns

Here are the modifications to the original pattern:

Thumb panel:
  • CO7 in MC
  • do increase (to widen thumb panel) in rows 16 and 26
  • do thumb increases in rows 32, 34, 36, 38 - move 11 sts to scrap yarn in row 40
  • do decrease (to narrow thumb panel) in row 47
  • BO thumb panel in row 58
Main Part:
  • Pick up 30 sts from side => 31 sts on needles
  • When first knitting a row down the side: k3 pm k8 pm k8pm k8 pm k4 (to mark the beginnings and endings of sections - the sections are 8 sts wide).
  • Knit MC rows in stockinette stitch (i.e. k on RS, p on WS)
  • There are only 4 down sections and 4 up sections
  • for thumb pick up 3 sts from above gusset
  • knit 4 rounds of garter stitch (i.e k 1 round, p 1 round) and BO

Dienstag, 8. Januar 2013

Variations on the Hitchhiker Theme

This scarf is based on the Hitchhiker pattern by Martina Behm - with some short row waves added.

To create the waves pattern, I used the technique described in the Mixed Waves Cowl pattern, i.e. dividing the width of your knitting into sections of the same length and filling them out with short rows in a random manner. As the scarf gets wider, it is also necessary to make the sections wider as you go along - I started with sections of 10 stitches and increasing them gradually ended up with a width of 20 stitches per section.