Category Archives: KNITTING

Patterns and projects for the handknitter.

Simple scarf

This is a super simple scarf pattern – designed for the beginner knitter – or those more experienced who like to knit scarves with bulky yarns. I have designed this knitting pattern to work with my hand spun yarns – but it will work fine with any chunky weight yarn.
This scarf knitting pattern uses about 100 grams of yarn.

hand spun knit scarf

I am using a moss stitch for the pattern. I like to use moss stitch for hand spun yarns because it enhances the texture of the yarn.

Moss Stitch
Moss stitch alternates between knit and purl on each row. You knit the purls and purl the knits. It is best to cast on with an odd number of stitches.

[sc name=”adsense-in-ad”]

Scarf Knitting Pattern

This will knit a scarf that is approx. 7 inches in width and 70 inches in length.

Use size 7 mm needles.
UK size 2, US size 10.5
Knitting Needle Conversion Chart

Cast on 17 stitches.

Row 1: Knit across the row
Row 2: Knit across to create a garter stitch border.
Row 3: K1, P1 across ending on a Knit stitch.
Row 4 :K1, P1 across ending on a Knit stitch.
Repeat rows 3 and 4 to the end of the scarf.
Last 2 rows, knit across to create a garter stitch border.
Cast off.

Hand Spun Knitting Yarn

hand spun knitting yarn
Look for one of a kind hand spun yarns in my Folksy shop.
[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

Knitting Projects

Knit and Felted Waterlily Flower
Fingerless Mittens
Norwegian Lichen Slippers

Scarf Knitting Patterns

Scarf Style 2: Innovative to Traditional, 26 Fresh Designs to Knit
Scarves in the Round: 25 Knitted Infinity Scarves, Neck Warmers, Cowls, and Double-Warm Tube Scarves
Scarves and Shawls for Yarn Lovers: Knitting with Simple Patterns and Amazing Yarns

[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

NEWCOMB WEAVERS DELIGHT WEAVING LOOM/ DAVENPORT IOWA

$600.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 8:24:24 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Electric bobbin winder, weaving loom

$148.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-10-2019 19:21:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $148.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Ashford Samplelt Loom 10 inches Wide Sample It Loom Great For Beginner!-NEW!

$145.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-26-2019 4:00:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

[sc name=”Amazon-Bottom”]

Santa suit

In the previous article I provided instructions for knitting a Santa doll.
Knit Santa Doll
Knit Santa doll

Santa needs a Santa suit, so I thought that I would make him one from handmade felt.

I started by felting a fairly thin piece of red felt (approx 15″x15″ Square)

red handmade felt

Felt Making

How to Make Handmade Felt

[sc name=”adsense-in-ad”]

Santa’s Trousers
After felting I cut a piece of this felt that was wide enough to fit around Santa’s tummy, and long enough to fit his legs. Then I cut partly up the center of the piece of felt – to fit around his legs.
Santa Felted Pants
I hand stitched around the cut piece with a length of wool yarn, to strengthen the edges.

Santa's felt trousers

I then hand sewed the legs together with red wool yarn.

Santa’s Jacket

From the remaining red felt, I cut a slit into the fabric and a small oval for the neckline.
Sewing Santa suit

I fitted this around the Santa doll and then cut away small sections to shape the sleeves.
I hand stitched the sides and sleeves together.

Then I needle felted a trim around Santa’s jacket using white merino roving.

Santa Hat

With remaining bits of the red felt I cut a triangle shape for his hat and then needle felted some white merino wool for the brim of his hat.

felting Santa hat

Santa’s Boots

I hand spun a few ounces of black Shetland wool for knitting the Santa boots. You can use any pure wool yarn. The boots are knitted in a similar fashion to Santa’s legs.

Cast on 13 stitches
Knit 6 rows stocking stitch

Shape Feet
21 WS – k1, m1, k5, m1, k1, m1, k5, m1, k1
22 RS – purl
23 WS – k8, m1, k1, m1, k8
24 RS – purl
25 WS – k9, m1, k1, m1, k7, turn, do not work remaining stitches on left hand needle
26 RS – sl 1, purl 16, turn
27 WS – sl1, k7, m1, k1, m1, k6, turn
28 RS – sl 1, p 14, turn
29 WS – sl 1, k6, m1, k1, m1, k3, turn
30 RS sl1, p8, turn
31 WS – sl 1, knit to end of row
Cast off.

Fit the boots around Santa’s feet and sew up the seams.

Needle felt a bit of wool fleece for his hair and beard. Then attach his hat to his head lightly with a bit of needle felting.

Santa on Etsy
[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

Christmas Crafts Books

Artful Christmas: 30 Elegant Craft Projects
Glitterville’s Handmade Christmas: A Glittered Guide for Whimsical Crafting!
Knit a Vintage Christmas: 22 Stocking, Ornament, and Gift Patterns from Christmas Past
Scandinavian Christmas Stockings: Classic Designs to Knit for the Holiday

[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

NEWCOMB WEAVERS DELIGHT WEAVING LOOM/ DAVENPORT IOWA

$600.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 8:24:24 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Electric bobbin winder, weaving loom

$148.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-10-2019 19:21:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $148.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Ashford Samplelt Loom 10 inches Wide Sample It Loom Great For Beginner!-NEW!

$145.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-26-2019 4:00:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

[sc name=”Amazon-Bottom”]

Knit Santa Pattern

Christmas is fast approaching, so time to start making your Christmas crafts.

Here is a free knitting pattern for making a Santa Claus doll.
The body has been handknit using pure DK weight wool and size 4mm knitting needles. I have used merino wool roving for the body stuffing, so that this can be felted in the washing machine.

Knit Santa doll

[sc name=”adsense-in-ad”]

Santa Knitting Pattern

Body
Cast on 24 st
1 WS -Knit
2 RS – Purl
3 WS – K5, m1, k2, m1, k10, m1, k2, m1, k5
4 RS – Purl
5 WS – – K6, m1, k2, m1, k12, m1, k2, m1, k6
6 RS – Purl
7 WS – – K7, m1, k2, m1, k14, m1, k2, m1, k7
Knit 20 rows in stocking stitch
28 WS – k6, ss k1 psso, k2, k2 tog, k12, k tog, k2, ss k1 psso, k6
29 RS – p6, p2 tog, p2, p2tog, p12, p2 tog, p2, p2 tog, p6
30 WS – k5, ss k1 psso, k2, k2 tog, k10, k tog, k2, ss k1 psso, k5
31 RS – – p4, p2 tog, p2, p2tog, p8, p2 tog, p2, p2 tog, p4
32 WS – k3, ss k1 psso, k2, k2 tog, k10, k tog, k2, ss k1 psso, k3
33 WS – k2, ss k1 psso, k2, k2 tog, k10, k tog, k2, ss k1 psso, k3

Neck
Knit 3 rows in stocking stitch

Head
37 WS – k3, m1, k2, m1, k6, m1, k2, m1, k3
38 RS – p4, m1, p2, ,m1, p8, m1, p2, m1, p4
39 WS – k5, m1, k2, m1, k10, m1, k, m1, k5
Knit 11 rows stocking stitch
51 WS – k4, ss k1 psso, k2, k2 tog, k8, k tog, k2, ss k1 psso, k4
52 RS – p3, p2 tog, p2, p 2 tog, p6, p2 tog, p2, p2 tog, p3
53 WS – k2, ss k1 psso, k2, k2 tog, k4, k tog, k2, ss k1 psso, k2
Cast off

Arms
– Knit 2
Cast on 12 stitches
Knit 18 rows in stocking stitch
19 WS – k1, ( k2 tog) twice, k2, ( k2 tog) twice, k1
20 RS – Purl
21 WS – k2, (m1, k2) 3 times
22 RS – Purl
23 WS – k2, m1, k3, m1, k4, m1, k2
Knit 5 rows in stocking stitch
45 WS – k1, ( k2 tog) 6 times, k1
Break off yarn and thread through remaining stitches
Legs
Cast on 15 stitches
Knit 4 rows stocking stitch
5 WS – k4, k2 tog, k3, k2 tog, k4
Knit 20 rows stocking stitch

Shape Feet
21 WS – k1, m1, k5, m1, k1, m1, k5, m1, k1
22 RS – purl
23 WS – k8, m1, k1, m1, k8
24 RS – purl
25 WS – k9, m1, k1, m1, k7, turn, do not work remaining stitches on left hand needle
26 RS – sl 1, purl 16, turn
27 WS – sl1, k7, m1, k1, m1, k6, turn
28 RS – sl 1, p 14, turn
29 WS – sl 1, k6, m1, k1, m1, k3, turn
30 RS sl1, p8, turn
31 WS – sl 1, knit to end of row
Cast off

Finishing

Body
Sew the top of the head and back seam using a blanket stitch.
Stuff the body with merino wool roving.
Sew the bottom seam using a blanket stitch.

Neck
Using 1 strand of wool yarn, without an end knot, insert a tapestry needle at the back seam, under the first row of the head increase. Weave the needle through the stitches in the neck and pull the thread to tighten the neck. Tie a double knot and weave the yarn ends into the doll.

Arms
Using a blanket stitch, sew the sides of the arms together and fill the arms with wool stuffing.
Using the decrease stitches on the shoulders as a guide, sew the top of the arm to the shoulder area of the body.
Using the same method as for the neck, tighten the wrists with a strand of yarn.

Legs
Fold the cast-off edge in half and stitch together with a blanket stitch to create the foot of the doll.
Fill with wool roving and continue to stitch up the back of the leg.
Fill the leg with wool roving and sew up the top opening.
Stitch the legs to the bottom of the body.

knitted Santa

Machine Felted Santa

After knitting, I washed Santa in the washing machine set on a gentle cycle, along with a few tea towels.

Felted Santa doll

Felt Santa Next:
How to make the Santa Suit!
Santa on Folksy

Christmas Craft Books and Patterns

Mini Christmas Knits (Twenty to Make)
Highlighting the small charms of the holidays, the 20 step-by-step Christmas projects collected here will add to the warmth of the season. With each project requiring just small scraps of yarn, knitters will enjoy applying their skills to such novelty projects as miniature Christmas stockings, holly leaves, small reindeer, a snowman, an egg cozy, knitted gingerbread cookies, and a wee Christmas sweater.
[sc name=”medianet300x250″]
‘Twas the Knits Before Christmas
‘Twas the Knits Before Christmas features the poem, accompanied by beautiful color illustrations. Interspersed are patterns for creating a knitted scene that includes mom and dad, the children, Santa, eight reindeer, the moon, stockings, and toys.

Knit Christmas Stockings!: 19 Patterns for Stockings and Ornaments
The 19 fun, simple-to-follow patterns presented here make it easy for even first-time knitters to create beautiful stockings, not to mention delightful knit and felt ornaments for the Christmas tree.

more Christmas Pattern Books

NEWCOMB WEAVERS DELIGHT WEAVING LOOM/ DAVENPORT IOWA

$600.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 8:24:24 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Electric bobbin winder, weaving loom

$148.00
End Date: Sunday Nov-10-2019 19:21:44 PST
Buy It Now for only: $148.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Ashford Samplelt Loom 10 inches Wide Sample It Loom Great For Beginner!-NEW!

$145.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-26-2019 4:00:07 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $145.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

[sc name=”Amazon-Bottom”]

Felt Mitts Knitting Pattern

This is a knitting pattern for making handfelted wool mittens using handspun yarn.
I used handspun merino wool and felted the mittens after knitting. I also added a trim to the cuff of the mittens using Sami-style woven braid. You could also embroider a design into the edge.

I have a fairly small hand – so this pattern will need to be adjusted for larger sizes to fit your hand. Since the mittens will be felted, allow for about 10-15% shrinkage.

Mitten Knitting Pattern

Cast on 35 stitches.
Knit 2 rows in the round.
Purl one row.
Knit 12 rows – or about 2.5 inches in length.
The handwoven trim (or embroidery) will be added into this cuff section of the mitten.
Knit 14 rows or about 3 inches.
You can measure the length of this section to your hand – it should be from the bottom of your wrist to the start of your thumb.
Place 7 stitches onto a stitch holder. This will be for the thumb.
Continue knitting in the round on the remaining stitches (28 stitches), until the mitten reaches the top of your fingers. (18 rows)
Decrease 4 times per row as follows:
Slip stitch, knit 1, psso. Knit 10, knit 2 together, slip stitch, knit 1 psso, knit 12, knit 2 together.
SS, K1, psso, K8, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, K8, k2 tog.
SS, K1, psso, K6, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, K6, k2 tog.
SS, K1, psso, K4, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, K4, k2 tog.
SS, K1, psso, K2, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, K2, k2 tog.
SS, K1, psso, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, k2 tog.
Sew remaining stitches together.
[sc name=”adsense-in-ad”]

To knit the Thumb:
Using double pointed needles pick up the 7 stitches from the stitch holder.
Pick up an additional9 stitches to form the base of the thumb (16 stitches)
Knit in the round until the thumb measures the length of your thumb. (9 rows)

Decrease on the thumb:
In a similar fashion to the decreases at the top of the mitt, decrease 4 stitches per row.
SS, K1, psso, K6, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, K6, k2 tog.
SS, K1, psso, K4, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, K4, k2 tog.
SS, K1, psso, K2, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, K2, k2 tog.
SS, K1, psso, K2 tog, ss, K1, psso, k2 tog.
Sew remaining stitches together.
Sew in all yarn ends on the reverse side of the mittens.

How to Felt the Mittens

I use a large bucket of hot water and a spray bottle filled with cold water and dish detergent.
Soak the mittens in the hot water and place them onto a bamboo felting matt.
If you don’t have one, you can use a large sheet of bubble wrap instead.
Spray the mittens with the cold soapy water and rub the outside of the mittens vigoursly to produce suds.
Turn the mittens over and spray the other side of the mittens as well.
Roll the mittens up in the bamboo matt and roll it back and forth on a table.
Unroll the felting matt and turn the mittens around, spray more soapy water.
Reroll the matt and keep rolling.
Unroll the matt again and dip the mittens in the hot water.
Spray more soapy water, rub the mittens and roll some more.
This felting process will take some time, so keep repeating the dipping in hot water, add more soap and roll again.
The mittens will look like they are stretching first, so don’t be alarmed. They will eventually shrink and begin to felt.
knitted mitten
felted mitten

Sami Weaving Patterns

Sami Weaving Drafts
Sami Beaivi Weaving Loom Video
[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

Mitten Knitting Books

Knitting Hats & Mittens from Around the World: 34 Heirloom Patterns in a Variety of Styles and Techniques
Folk Mittens (Folk Knitting series)
Mostly Mittens: Ethnic Knitting Designs from Russia
Knit One, Felt Too: Discover the Magic of Knitted Felt with 25 Easy Patterns
Heart Felt Knits: 25 Fresh and Modern Felting Projects

[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

Early French Canadian Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 14:14:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Spinolution Echo Spinning Wheel

$345.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Oct-14-2019 1:00:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rappard Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 6:17:29 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

[sc name=”Amazon-Bottom”]

Big O Games

I found some lovely examples of knitting today at my local yarn shop – in support of those ‘Big O’ games that are coming to London next week. It is nice to see that handknitters support local and global sports and use their creative talents to create works of art.

A warning though – if you do knit a doll and put shorts on it, or create other works of art that are in support of your favourite sports events, please be aware of and respect copyright rules.

Big O Games Knitting

Ravelry Crackdown
Unfortunately one of the well known knitting groups ran into some confrontation with the O committee due to copyright infringement rules.
An Apology

The Lobbying Power of Crafters

Knitted O-Theme figures

Knit Wit Suzanne – Mini Games in Garden

Big O Games Knitting

Sochi Rainbow Birds
Folksy: Sochi Rainbow Birds
Etsy: Sochi Rainbow Birds

Knitting Patterns

Knit London: 10 Iconic London Projects
Knitting patterns for the London Eye, Big Ben, phone booth and more.

Stitch London: 20 kooky ways to knit the city and more

[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

Early French Canadian Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 14:14:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Spinolution Echo Spinning Wheel

$345.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Oct-14-2019 1:00:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rappard Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 6:17:29 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

[sc name=”Amazon-Bottom”]

Book Shop – Handspinning

Recommended Hand Spinning Books
https://amazon.com/dp/X/tag=paivatar-20

A Fine Fleece: Knitting with Handspun Yarns

Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning

All New Homespun Handknit: 25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn

Homespun, Handknit

101 Designer One-Skein Wonders: A world of possibilities inspired by just one skein

Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools

Handspun Revolution

Early French Canadian Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 14:14:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Spinolution Echo Spinning Wheel

$345.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Oct-14-2019 1:00:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rappard Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 6:17:29 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Knitting Pattern: Raglan Sweater: raglan

This is a hand knit sweater pattern that I designed for use with my handspun Shetland wool. I designed the pattern using knitting software by Knitware.ca
This knitting pattern makes a raglan sleeve jumper and is knit on circular needles from the bottom up. It is knit in a simple stocking stitch, but you can add your own special touches to it with a knitted motif such as the Sarah Lund jumper designs, or a cable knit.

Shetland handspun yarn

[sc name=”adsense-in-ad”]

Circular Bottom-Up Hip length Straight Pullover with Ribbing

Raglan shoulder with Full length Lantern/Straight sleeves with Ribbing
Round (crew) front neck and Flat back neck with Single Band collar

YARN DESCRIPTION:
SHETLAND HANDSPUN; NATURAL; PURE SHETLAND WOOL; HANDWASH ONLY

GAUGE DATA:
Gauge (Stocking Stitch over 4 in = 10 cm): 13.0 sts by 17.0 rows.
Body knit by hand on 8 mm circular needles
Ribbing knit by hand on 10 mm circular needles

FINISHED DIMENSIONS: (ins): … with Moderate fit.

Ladies 32 36 40 44
Chest: 36.7 40.4 43.6 47.8
Armhole: 16.6 17.4 18.6 19.4
Top Neck Opening: 6.0 6,5 7.0 8.0
Hem Width: 6.9 7.3 7.7 8.0
Front Neck Width: 3.0 3.3 3.5 3.8
Sleeve Top: 12.1 13.1 14.3 15.1
Front Neck Depth: 3.3 3.6 3.9 4.1
Hem Width: 35.6 39.2 42.3 46.4
Sleeve Bottom: 12.1 13.1 14.3 15.1
Sleeve Length: 16.5 16.8 17.0 17.0
Body Length: 27.0 28.1 29.1 29.8
Hem Length: 2.0 2.0 2.3 2.3
Collar Length: 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Hem Length: 2.5 2.5 2.8 2.8
Yarn Required in Grams 550-650 grams 600-750 grams 650-800 grams 700-850 grams

Because handspun yarns can vary quite a bit in weight, I have given approximate estimates of the amount of yarn required.

Note: Read ALL these instructions thoroughly BEFORE starting to knit. There may be sections where there are two shapings to work at the same time (such as necklines or waist shaping).

BODY: (HEM TO ARMHOLE)
1. Cast on 116 sts [128,138,150] on size 10 circular needle. Join the circle, taking care not to twist the stitches. Mark the side ‘seams’ at the beginning and at the halfway point(58 sts)[64,69,75]. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 2.5 ins. Inc 4 [4,4 ,6] sts evenly across the round to 120 sts [132,142,156]total.
2. Change to size 8 circular needle and Stocking Stitch. Work even until piece measures 16.2 [16.9,16.9,17.2]ins (69 rounds)[72,72,73], excluding hem.

raglan back

raglan front

SLEEVES: (HEM TO ARMHOLE)
1. Cast on 22 sts [24,25,26] on size 10 dp needles. Join the circle, taking care not to twist the stitches. Mark the ‘seam’ at the beginning of the round. Work in K1P1 ribbing for 2.0 ins.[2.00,2.3,2.3] Inc 17 sts [19,21,23] evenly across the round to 39 sts [43,46,49] total.
2. Change to size 8 dp needles and Stocking Stitch.
3. Work even until sleeve measures 14.5 ins [14.7,14.7,14.7] (62 rounds)[63,63,63], excluding hem.
4. Place these sts on a holder and work the second sleeve.

raglan sleeve

JOINING BODY AND SLEEVES:
1. Mark the front so you know which part of the body it is.
2. Underarm sts (four sets). Transfer 6[6,6 ,8] sts to a holder, centred at each of the four ‘seam’ markers on the body and the sleeves. These sts will be left unworked until the top shaping is complete, then sewn or grafted together to join the body and sleeve at the armhole.
3. Hold (and temporarily pin) the sleeves beside the body (all right side out), with the underarm sts and ‘seams’ matching. With the right side facing, and starting where the back meets the left sleeve, pick up and knit sts as follows: 33 [37,40,41] from the left sleeve, 54[60,65,70] from the front, 33 [37,40,41]from the right sleeve and 54[60,65,70] from the back. Total 174 sts [194,210,222]. At the same time, place four markers for the raglan shaping, one at each boundary between body and sleeve. Reminder: do NOT work the underarm sts.

RAGLAN YOKE:

SIZE 32
1. Work raglan shaping as follows: dec 1 st at front/back sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 17 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at sleeve sides of each raglan marker on every 3rd round 4 times, then every 2nd round 11 times. Work this raglan shaping while incorporating the front neckline shaping in the following steps.

SIZE 36
1. Work raglan shaping as follows: dec 1 st at front/back sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 16 times, then every round 4 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at sleeve sides of each raglan marker on every 3rd round once, then every 2nd round 16 times. Work this raglan shaping while incorporating the front neckline shaping in the following steps.

SIZE40
1. Work raglan shaping as follows: dec 1 st at front/back sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 18 times, then every round 3 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at sleeve sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 19 times. Work this raglan shaping while incorporating the front neckline shaping in the following steps.

SIZE44
1. Work raglan shaping as follows: dec 1 st at front/back sides of each raglan marker on every 2nd round 18 times, then every round 5 times. At the same time, dec 1 st at sleeve sides of each raglan marker on every 3rd round twice, then every 2nd round 17 times. Work this raglan shaping while incorporating the front neckline shaping in the following steps

2. Front Neckline. When yoke measures 5.0 ins [5.1,5.4,5.7] (at round 21)[21,23,25], break yarn at end of round and start neckline shaping as follows.
3. Divide for neck. Mark center 10 sts [10,11,12] of the front section for the bottom of neckline (13 sts [16,17,18] each side on the front). Slip sts between end of round and right neckline marker onto the right hand needle. With right side facing, rejoin yarn at left neckline marker, place sts between neckline markers on a holder, and work all the way around to the other neckline marker. From this point on, work back and forth in rows, instead of in rounds.
4. Shape neck. Dec 1 st at neck edge every row 3 [3,3,4]times.
5. Work even at neck edges, continuing raglan shaping. Continue work to total 36 rows [37,40,42] for yoke (28 sts remaining)[28,29,32].

ROUND (CREW) FRONT NECK SINGLE BAND COLLAR:
1. Transfer yoke sts to size 10 circular needle, then pick up and work 11 sts [12,14,15] from left front neck edge, 10 sts [10,11,12] from front neck holder, 11 sts [12,14,15] from right front neck edge. Total 60 sts.[62,68,74]
2. Work 1.0 ins (5 rows) in K1P1 ribbing.
3. Cast off loosely.

FINISHING:
1. Graft or sew the sleeve and body sts together at the underarms.
2. Darn/weave/sew in all loose ends.

Handknit Jumpers

Sarah Lund Brown Sweater
Sarah Lund White Jumper

Hand Spun Yarn

Shetland Handspun yarn
Hand Spun Shetland Knitting Yarn
Shop for my hand spun knitting yarns at Folksy. Lovely when knit as a ‘Lund’ style jumper.
[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

Knitting Books

Knitter’s Handy Book of Top-Down Sweaters: Basic Designs in Multiple Sizes and Gauges
Boyfriend Sweaters: 19 Designs for Him That You’ll Want to Wear
Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys, and Arans: Fishermen’s Sweaters from the British Isles
Knitting Without Tears: Basic Techniques and Easy-to-Follow Directions for Garments to Fit All Sizes

[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

Early French Canadian Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 14:14:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Spinolution Echo Spinning Wheel

$345.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Oct-14-2019 1:00:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rappard Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 6:17:29 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

[sc name=”Amazon-Bottom”]

Knitting Patterns: riblines

Here is another knitted square that is part of my Shetland squares knitting project. It is a simple 1×1 knit/purl rib, that is broken up with line of garter stitch.

Shetland Squares Knitting Charts

The square was knit using handspun brown Shetland wool. I knit this with large knitting needles (8 mm) so that the knitted square would be light and airy.
No. stitches: 26
No. rows: 30

Rib Lines – Knitting Chart

Rib lines knitting chart

Rib Lines Knitting Pattern

Chart ‘Rib Lines’
Row 1 (RS): k26.
Row 2 (WS): p26.
Row 3 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 4 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 5 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 6 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 7 (RS): k26.
Row 8 (WS): k26.
Row 9 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 10 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 11 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 12 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 13 (RS): k26.
Row 14 (WS): k26.
Row 15 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 16 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 17 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 18 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 19 (RS): k26.
Row 20 (WS): k26.
Row 21 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 22 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 23 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 24 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 25 (RS): k26.
Row 26 (WS): k26.
Row 27 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 28 (WS): p2, (k1, p1) x 12.
Row 29 (RS): (k1, p1) x 12, k2.
Row 30 (WS): p26.

Free Knitting Patterns

Fingerless Mittens
Norwegian Slippers
Sock Knitting
Mohair Hat
[sc name=”medianet300x250″]

Early French Canadian Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Oct-13-2019 14:14:22 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Spinolution Echo Spinning Wheel

$345.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Monday Oct-14-2019 1:00:34 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

Rappard Spinning Wheel

$200.00 (1 Bid)
End Date: Sunday Oct-20-2019 6:17:29 PDT
Bid now | Add to watch list

[sc name=”Amazon-Bottom”]