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Cardigan   1 comment

Left Front of Cardigan

Hi Folks. What you can see on the right is the left front of a cardigan I am knitting for a friend of mine. Instead of doing a traditional rib at the start, I am doing a lacy pattern which is very easy to do. On the 1st row you purl 1 (p1), yarn round needle (yrn), purl 3 together, (p3tog), yrn, *P1, K1, P1, yrn, P3tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, P1, K1. Do this over 66 sts for size 36 inch bust.

2nd Row: P1, K1, *P3, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, P3, K1.

3rd Row: P1, K3, *P1, K1, P1, K3, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, P1, K1.

4th Row: P1, K1, *P3, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, P3, K1.

So, that is the lacy pattern and the rest is plain ordinary knitting . It is done in King Cole Bamboo Cotton on 3.25 and 4mm needles. It is lovely wool to knit with. I hope you stay for the cardigan’s journey, so until the next time… Happy Knitting.


Posted March 25, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting

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Little Kitty Jumper

Hi everyone. What do you think of the picture on the right?I am knitting this for my aunt’s friend’s daughter.It is knitted by using  a chart (Intarsia). All the knit rows, which are the right side are knitted right to left from the chart and the purl rows, which are the wrong side, is knitted  left to right. For each colour, you have to use separate pieces of wool and wind them round so that you don’t end up with a gaping hole. It all takes time and patience but well worth it when you see it finished. You then have to darn in all the stray pieces at the back. I like this type of knitting as it can be rewarding and therapeutic!! So that’s it for now folks, so until the next time…..Happy knitting.

Posted March 22, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Children

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Hi everyone. I hope you have all been busy knitting since I was last with you? Anyway on the right is a knitted shawl which I knitted for a friend of mine. I started it on Saturday and finished it yesterday. The wool which was used was King Cole cotton bamboo. It was done on 9mm needles. You start off with 2 stitches and then increase in the next stitch, you then have 3 stitches and you keep on like that more or less until you have 121 stitches. It looks like mesh but it was great to do. I thought it would be heavy when it was finished but surprisingly it is light.

   On the right is a crochet bag. There are 16 squares altogether which are sewn together to form 2 panels of 8. The handles are done by crocheting up the sides then doing 70 chain then picking up stitches down the other side. The side panels are crocheted separately by doing 24 chain the doing double crochet into each stitch until it measures the same as the squares, the panels are then sewn on and 3 or 4 rows are crocheted along the top to finish off. This took me 3 evenings to do. It is better to line the bag because if you didn’t and you happened to use it for shopping, the bag would be dragging along the ground!!!So there you have it, you have all been treated today to knitting and crochet, so until the next time enjoy.

Posted March 20, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting, Crochet

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Crocheted Hot Water Bottle Cover

Crocheted with left over Wool

Hello all,Well after knitting the jumper, I thought I would do something completely different, and here it is. It is a crocheted hot water bottle with a snowflake motif.The stitches are double crochet and treble crochet. I crocheted it in a day, so as you can imagine it went up very quickly. I wouldn’t be brilliant at the crochet but I enjoy it and love doing different things. It is really versatile, and there are many forms of crochet, e.g. camel, and Tunisian to name two, both of which i do not know how to do.I hope you like this. Until the next time, happy crocheting!!

Posted March 14, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Festive Items

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The finished jumper   2 comments

The JumperHi everyone. Well at long last on the right is the finished jumper. It took me so long to do as you know, but I must say it is looking well and it looks even better on the model, but he was too shy to be in the photo!! I hope you like it. I would love to know what you think of it, so maybe you would be kind enough and post a comment, just to keep me happy.

I hope you have enjoyed the journey and following the life of the jumper, I sure enjoyed sharing it all with you. 

I have since started knitting a cardigan in cotton for a friend of mine, and I will put the picture up on Friday for you all to see. So until then I will wish you all Happy knitting.

Posted March 14, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting

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Sleeves so far

Front and reverse of sleeves

Hi everyone.  On the right is a picture of the sleeves so far. The far right is reversed so that you can see what the back of the pattern looks like. I am almost up to the armhole shaping now, so it won’t be long until it is finished, then I will be on to another project, which I will tell you about on another day.I cannot wait to be finished this jumper as it seems to be taking me forever, because as I told you all before, I have been busy with meetings and visitors and babysitting. Anyway I hope you like what you see. I am hoping that the person I am knitting for will do the modelling when it is finished. So until the next time, keep on knitting and enjoy what you are doing.

Posted March 10, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting

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The Sleeve

Good Morning everyone. Well, at this stage you will all have forgotten who I am!! I am so sorry for not posting anything since the last time, I have been rather busy with meetings and painting and babysitting. Any way on the right is a picture of the sleeve. You can’t see the increasing very clearly, but it was done on every 4th row until I had 71 stitches and now I am increasing until I have 101 stitches.After that I must continue until the sleeve measures 48cm before I start shaping the raglan armholes. I was hoping to get the jumper finished for next week but it now looks likely it will be finished for St. Patrick’s Day, mind you, it is the right colour for that!! So that’s all for now until the next time. So carry on knitting and enjoy.

Posted March 1, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting