Welcome back Knitceteras! Apologies for delays in getting more on here. We have been very busy over Christmas, had a wee bit of a break over the "summer" holidays and are back in full swing. There are now 2 regular groups - Estuary Knitters and Kaipatiki Knitters. Estuary meets at the Estuary Arts Centre at the Western Reserve in Orewa every Wednesday of school terms from 12.30 to 2.30pm. The cafe is open then and the food and coffees are lovely. We are focussing on our own projects so far, but planning a mini-exhibition in November - more to come on that. Sessions cost $5 per person. Some resources provided - also access to my extensive library of knitting, crochet and craft books.
Kaipatiki meets at the "Hub", corner or Rodney Road and Queen Street, Northcote, North Shore every Monday from 10.00am to around 12.30. These sessions are free and there are a lot of resources available here too. This group has been making bags, and is looking at toys now. We also have people who bring along their patchwork and other craft to share and have at least one dedicated crocheter. Recently we 'yarnbombed' the Kaipatiki Bridge between Beachhaven and Glenfield, but several pieces were removed (by people with no sense of humour, we think!) we are now making more, bigger, brighter things to bomb with. And this group will also be able to participate in the November exhibition, including the kids from Birkenhead Primary School, whose mothers came to talk and learn, and - ably lead by Suzy - are teaching the "Knitwits" the fun of knitting.
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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