Finished Projects, Knitting

Knitmas Cowl

A warm and squidgy scarf/cowl hybrid that does up with a gorgeous button.

For this I used Drops Merino Fine in DK weight held double.

Pattern
Cast on 70
Row 1-4 Knit
Row 5 K3, Cast off 2 stitches. Turn work and cast on 2 stitches. Turn work and knit across. (make a buttonhole)

Center panel
** Row 6 Knit
Row 7 and all odd-numbered rows K5, P to last 5 stitches, K5
Row 8 K5 *C4B, K4, C4F. Repeat from * to last 5 st, K5
Row 10 Knit
Row 12 K5, *K2, C4F, C4B, K2. Repeat from * to last 5 st, K5
Row 14-28 Repeat from ** twice more

Border
Rows 30-34 Knit
Cast off and weave in ends
Place a large button on the side opposite the buttonhole, in the middle. (try on for placement)

Craft, Knitting

Mulberry Headband

Recently I was looking for a headband that would be subtle enough to tame and perhaps even disappear into my hair yet interesting enough to look good when it was seen. After much searching I thought I had found the right one, but I wasn’t happy with it so here’s my reworked version.

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Measure your head circumference. You may want to do a small test swatch to see just how much the yarn will give. If your yarn is stretchy, allow a couple of inches or so for the stretch (i.e. subtract two-4 inches from the circumference measurement).This is the length you will want to knit to.

Yarn: Fingering weight (4ply) yarn. I used Malabrigo sock.
Needle Size: 4mm needles
Gauge: not crucial, you’ll measure against your own head

CO 6 sts
1- 7 Knit
8-10 Knit
11 K1, KFAB, knit to last 2 sts, KFAB, K1
12-15 Repeat rows 8-11 so you have 10 sts on the needles
16 Knit
17 K1, KFAB, Knit to last 2 sts, KFAB, K1
18-23 Repeat rows 16 and 17 until you have 16 sts on the needles
24-27 Knit

Main section of headband
1 K3, *[Slip 1st knitwise, K1, YO, PSSO] Rpt * to last 3 sts, K3
2 K2, Purl to last 2 sts, K2
3 K2, *[Slip 1st knitwise, K1, YO, PSSO] Rpt * to last 2 sts, K2
4 K2, Purl to last 2 sts, K2

Repeat rows 1-4 until approx 10cms or 3 inches from desired length.
Repeat Row 1 once more

Next 2 rows: Knit all sts
Begin decreases
A: Knit 1 row
B: K1, SSK, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Rpt A and B until you have 10 sts on the needles
C: Knit 3 rows
D: K1, SSK, Knit to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1
Rpt C and D until there are 6 sts on the needles.
Knit 7 rows
Buttonhole row: K2, YO, K2tog, K2
Knit 2 rows
BO in knit.
Sew in ends, attach a button to the first strap and you are done 🙂

Tatting, Tatting Patterns

Jessica Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Jessica BookmarkJessica Bookmark

© 1998 Kersti Anear

Sample shown original size and tatted using DMC’s Coton A Broder in colour number 561.

Instructions

  • First Row:
    • Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • * Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, large p, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, join to last p of 3rd chain of previous motif, 4ds, p, 4ds
    • Repeat from * 4 times
  • Turn
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
  • Second Row
    • Chain 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to p of first free ring, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • * Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to p of first r of opposing motif, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to p of next free ring, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, join to last p of 3rd chain of previous motif, 4ds, p, 4ds
    • Repeat from * twice
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to previous r, 5ds
    • Chain: 6ds
    • Ring: 5ds, join to p of first r of opposing motif, 5ds
    • Chain 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds, join to base of first p of first row
    • Tie and cut.

Cut embroidery cotton into lengths that are twice the length of the bookmark, fold over and join through end.

Tatting, Tatting Patterns

Tatted Bookmark Pattern

© 1998 Kersti Anear

The bookmark on the left is shown original size and was tatted using three strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads.

Instructions

  • Ring A : 5ds p 10 ds p 5ds
  • Ring B : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
  • Ring C : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
  • Chain A : 5ds
  • Ring D : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
  • Chain B : 5ds p 10ds
  • Clover Leaf
    • 1st Ring : 10ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 5ds
    • 2nd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
    • 3rd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 10ds
  • Chain C: 10ds p 5ds
  • Ring D
  • Chain B
  • Clover Leaf
  • Ring D
  • Chain B
  • Clover Leaf
  • Ring D
  • Chain A
  • Ring 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
  • Ring B
  • Ring C
  • Chain A
  • Ring D
  • Chain D : 5ds join to opposite chain, 10ds
  • Clover Leaf
  • Chain E : 10ds join to opposite chain, 5ds
  • Ring D
  • Chain D
  • Clover Leaf
  • Chain E
  • Ring D
  • Chain D
  • Clover Leaf
  • Chain E
  • Ring D joining to Ring A
  • Chain A and join to base of first three Rings.

Cut embroidery cotton into lengths that are twice the length of the bookmark, fold over and join through one of the end Ring Bs.

As you can see, it is very easy to lengthen this bookmark if you so desire.

Tatting, Tatting Patterns

Petrina Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Petrina BookmarkPetrina

© 1998 Kersti Anear

The bookmark on the right is shown original size and was tatted
using 3 strands of DMC embroidery floss, variagated from dark to mid blue.


Instructions

Ring A : 5ds p 10 ds p 5ds
Ring B : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
Ring C : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
Chain A : 5ds
Ring D : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
Chain B : 5ds p 10ds
Clover Leaf
– 1st Ring : 10ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 5ds
– 2nd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
– 3rd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 10ds

Chain C: 10ds p 5ds
Ring D
Chain A
Ring 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
Ring B
Ring C

Chain A
Ring D
Chain D : 5ds join to opposite chain, 10ds
Clover Leaf
Chain E : 10ds join to opposite chain, 5ds
Ring D joining to Ring A
Chain A and join to base of first three Rings.

Cut embroidery cotton into lengths that are twice the length
of the bookmark, fold over and join through one of the end
Ring Bs.

Craft, Tatting, Tatting Patterns

Stumpy Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Stumpy

© 1998 Kersti Anear

The bookmark on the left is shown original size and was tatted using six strands of DMC embroidery cotton for both the shuttle and ball threads. It reminds me of the Stumpy-Tail lizards of Australia.

Instructions

  • Ring A : 5ds p 10 ds p 5ds
  • Ring B : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
  • Ring C : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
  • Chain A : 5ds
  • Ring D : 5ds join to previous ring, 15ds p 5ds
  • Chain B : 5ds p 10ds
  • Clover Leaf
    • 1st Ring : 10ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 5ds
    • 2nd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
    • 3rd Ring : 5ds join to previous ring, 5ds p 10ds
  • Chain C: 10ds p 5ds
  • Ring D
  • Chain A
  • Ring 5ds join to previous ring, 10ds p 5ds
  • Ring B
  • Ring C
  • Chain A
  • Ring D
  • Chain D : 5ds join to opposite chain, 10ds
  • Clover Leaf
  • Chain E : 10ds join to opposite chain, 5ds
  • Ring D joining to Ring A
  • Chain A and join to base of first three Rings.

Cut embroidery cotton into lengths that are twice the length of the bookmark, fold over and join through one of the end Ring Bs.

Craft, Tatting, Tatting Patterns

Sabrina Tatted Bookmark Pattern

Sabrina BookmarkSabrina

© 1998 Kersti Anear

This pattern was inspired by a collar design and created for the March/April 1998 Bookmark Exchange.

Sample shown original size and tatted using DMC’s Coton A Broder in colour number 550.

Instructions

  • Ring A: 6ds, p, 4ds, 3p sep 2ds, 4ds, p, 6ds
  • Chain A: 4ds, 3p sep 4ds, 4ds
  • Ring B: 6ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, join to next p of previous ring, 2ds, 2p sep 2ds, 4ds, p, 6ds
  • Chain B: 4ds, p, 4ds
  • Ring B
  • Chain C: 6ds, 2p sep 6ds, 4ds
  • Ring B
  • Chain D: 6ds
  • Ring C: 4ds, join to last p of Chain C, 4ds, 2p sep 4ds, 4ds
  • Chain E: 4ds, join to last p of previous ring, 4ds, p, 4ds
  • Ring D: 4ds, join to previous chain, 8ds, p, 6ds, p, 6ds
  • Chain E
  • Ring C
  • Chain D
  • Ring A
  • Chain C: 4ds, join to p of previous Ring C, 6ds, p, 6ds
  • Ring B
  • Chain B
  • *Ring B
  • Chain A
  • Repeat from * another two times
  • Ring B
  • Chain B
  • Ring B
  • Chain C
  • Ring E: 6ds, join to first p of previous ring, 4ds, join to next p of previous ring, 2ds, p, 2ds, join to 4th p of ring A of this end, 4ds, join to last p of ring A of this end, 6ds
  • Chain D
  • Ring C
  • Chain E
  • Ring D
  • Chain F: 10ds, join to base of opposing Ring D, 10ds, join to base of this chain F
  • Chain E
  • Ring C
  • Chain D
  • Ring B: joining to last ring of this end
  • Chain C: 4ds, join to last p of previous ring C, 6ds, p, 6ds
  • Ring B
  • Chain B
  • Ring B
  • Chain A
  • Ring E
  • Chain A
  • Join to base of first ring worked. Tie and cut.

Cut cotton into lengths that are twice the length of the bookmark, fold over and join through end.