Hi all, and welcome to this term - a very warm welcome to Heather, who is 'new'. It was wonderful to see Natasha and her beautiful new baby boy for a visit and a cuddle too.
There are some wonderful ideas for our pipes and tubes installation at Kaipara in October, with some people already starting work. The idea is to use plastic plumbing pipes as a base for covers which incorporate knitting in some way, but that represent us and/or our places in our communities. Each person may prefer to do one pipe, or to work with a group. The pipes come in a range of sizes and we are sourcing these now. More about this as we progress. It would be great to include examples from other communities around NZ - let me know if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Monday morning group at the old Northcote Point War Memorial Hall in North Shore is building momentum. 10.30am to 12.30pm each Monday. Everyone welcome.
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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