pattern


I was flicking through a magazine recently and I came across this really amazing jacket made with a geometric print fabric. The print was so cool that I just had to attempt to recreate it and so I created my first ever knitting chart using Excel (there are loads of tutorials on the internet). I’m so pleased with how it turned out and I’ve already knitted up a swatch for it using some leftover acrylic yarn. I think that I’ll use the print for a pillow or something like that.

And for anyone wanting to use the pattern, I converted it into pdf format for you to download.

Geometric print chart

And in crocheting news, I made the Pretty Puffs Slouchy Hat from Crafty Pants which I had been wanting to make for ages. I didn’t realise that the top was just plain double crochet from looking at the photos on Ravelry but it’s a really pretty hat and it’s very easy to make too. I added an extra row of puff stitches to make the hat a little more slouchy and I like how it turned out. I used Lion Brand Wool-Ease in a cream colour (it might be Fisherman) with a J hook(6mm).

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My friend requested a Cheshire Cat-style neckwarmer and thus I devised this:

I used Bernat Satin (100% acrylic) in pink and purple on 6mm circular needles and created my own (hardly amazing) pattern.

 

 Cheshire Cat neckwarmer:

Materials:

6mm circular or double pointed needles

Cable needle

1 ball main colour (MC)

1 ball contrasting colour (CC)

Note: You probably only need one ball of yarn if using one colour.

 

CO 96 sts and join in the round.

Work in 2×2 rib for 5 rows.

Switch to CC.

Rows 1-3, 5-8: *k2, p2, k6, p2* repeat between *s for whole round.

Row 9: *k2, p2, c6b, p2*

Switch to MC.

Repeat rows 1-8.

Switch to CC.

Repeat rows 1-8.

Switch to MC.

Work in 2×2 rib for 5 rows.

BO.

I have finally written out a pattern for the chevron scarf I knit ages ago because a few people have been asking me about it. It’s really simple even though it looks quite complicated.

Abbreviations

Kfb: increase one stitch by knitting in the front and back loops of the same stitch.

Psso: pass the slipped stitch over the last knit stitch(es).

 

Chevron Stitch Pattern

Row 1: k2, *kfb, k4, sl1 knitwise, k2 tog, psso, k4, kfb; repeat from * twice, end with k2.

Row 2: k2, p39, k2.

 

Instructions

CO 43 sts

Row 1: k all

Rows 2 and 3: do chevron stitch pattern.

Row 4 onwards: repeat chevron stitch pattern until happy with the length of your scarf, ending with row 1 of chevron stitch pattern.

Last row: k all.

BO

 

Note: I used six colours and did six rows of the chevron stitch pattern in each colour, except the light green where I only did two rows.