KIP 2012

KIP 2012

Thursday, March 3, 2011

This week's email: 04 March 2011

Hi all
I hope you are practising the crocheted granny squares!  If you’ve checked out the blog you’ll see I visited the local Spinners & Weavers’ group meeting this week and was amazed to find they are also learning to crochet the same square as us!  The other thing you’ll see is that I managed to delete the photos on my camera before I downloaded them – duh!  Will sort that out with a LOT more next week.  I have refined the granny square pattern and will include it here.
Our next lesson, on Wednesday 09th March, will be ‘flowers’ – of all kinds.  If anyone has patterns, books, examples of flowers either knitted or crocheted, please bring them along to share.  I will have some patterns for you and we will practise some simple ones on Wednesday.  I think we can safely say that Barbara Dobson, who attends our morning clases, is our resident flower expert, but others are learning well too – and Sian’s sunflowers are becoming a real feature.
Remember Olek – the crocheter who covered the New York bull on Wall Street in her pink ‘camouflage’?  Check out what she’s just done with flowers at this site http://www.boweryboogie.com/2011/02/olek-hoists-yarn-flower-atop-358-broome/ and click on this one to see the Ladies Fancywork Society’s work in Denver http://handsindelight.com/2010/07/14/crochet-graffiti-in-denver/
If you want to investigate some flower patterns before Wednesday, click here http://www.squidoo.com/flowerknittingpatterns and scroll down to click on ones you fancy.  This is also a brilliant site:  http://knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/flowers.php and here is one with a range of crocheted flower patterns:  http://www.allcrafts.net/crochet/crochetflowers.htm
See you next time,
Jennifer J

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Irish Hiking Scarf

Irish Hiking Scarf pattern

approx. 350 yards of worsted weight yarn
size 8 US needles and a cable needle or one double pointed needle
(Feel free to use chubbier yarn and/or larger needles to make a giant scarf. It will look just as lovely!)
Finished size, approx. 5 ½” x 55”
Cast on 42 stitches.
Row 1. (WS) K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2, P6, K2, P2, K2
Row 2. (RS) K4, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K2, P2, K6, P2, K4
Row 3. (WS) repeat row 1
Row 4. (RS) repeat row 2
Row 5. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 6. (RS) repeat row 2.
Row 7. (WS) repeat row 1.
Row 8. (RS) K4, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K2, P2, C6F, P2, K4
Repeat these rows to desired length, ending on row 7. Bind off.
Key:
C6F = Slip 3 sts. onto a cable needle and hold to front of work. K3, then K the 3 sts. off cable needle.
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Photo courtesy of Allison Gray. You can visit her at http://kniterrant.blogspot.com

Seagardens Aotearoa

Large Seagardens Aotearoa piece

FOR THE EXHIBITION

FOR THE EXHIBITION
Edith's veges

Detail of Gillian's seascape

Christine's stilt

Sally's work

Edith's toadstools

Well done Christine!

Kaywin and Jan's bunting

Scarecrow

Jennie's roses

Elaine's birds made with sock wool

Gillian's monster flower

more fruit from Sally

Sally's veges

Gillian's starfish -back

Edith's fish

Sally's dolphin

Sian's flower

Gillian's paua

Robyn's sunset-inspired piece

Robyn's sunset-inspired piece

Jennie's hats

Barbara T's crochet