Had some fun today experimenting with knitting using cotton. It's a very unforgiving medium, but fun to try something new. We have several different string bag patterns, mostly based around using dpns (double-pointed needles) or circular needles, but I managed to find at least 2 that are knitted using 2 needles, one one to crochet.
Lorraine is knitting an old-fashioned cotton dishcloth. It looks great in basket stitch, which Natasha is also using - just to experiment at the moment while she also finishes her lovely 'petally' tea cosy. Speaking of tea cosies, Jan M's 2 are gorgeous! Sian and I have been scouring the op shops to get some decent-sized and shaped teapots to display them on - we're doing well, with 6 already, plus one that Berenice has kindly lent us.
No new photos tonight - I took my camera but forgot to use it today - too busy and too pre-occupied with new things. Robyn's knitted panel "Orewa Beach to the Estuary" is gorgeous now it is finished, and Kaywin's felted butterflies will look wonderful in our garden display. Her lined tunisian bags are also lovely. So little time now - Barbara D and I nearly went mad trying to translate a very complicatedly written pattern for her aran chair - we're adapting it as we feel our design will look much better - and be a lot easier to knit.
Missing those who couldn't make it to today's sessions, but we trust you're all keeping up the good work!
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.
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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