Saturday, August 31, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! The Madison Scarf

 

Materials:

One circular needle size U.S. 11 (8mm).  You will use a circular needle not to knit in the round, but to work flat and accomodate the large number of stitches.  I used a 29" length.
One skein of worsted weight yarn, approx. 189 - 200 yds.
2 Stitch markers (optional).

Gauge:

4 sts per inch in patt.


Abbreviations:

dec = decrease                yo = yarn over
K = Knit                         beg = beginning
P = Purl                          BO = Bind off
Patt = Pattern                 K2tog = Knit 2 together
PM = Place marker        Ktbl = Knit thru back loop
RM = Remove Marker  Psso = Pass slip stitch over
Sl-1 = Slip 1 stitch
Kfb = knit in front & back of stitch

References:

Cast on at the beginning of the row, otherwise known as knitted cast on.  Tutorial video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdaZTBOJ7XU


Pattern (Patt)

K2, Ktbl, P

Directions:

1.  Using Long tail cast on, cast on 4sts.
2.  Knit
3.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, {K2, Ktbl, P} twice.  8 sts
4.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, {K2, Ktbl, P} repeat to end.  12 sts
5.  Repeat row 4 until you have 96 sts.
6.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, work patt for 16 sts, PM, K33, Kfb, K34, work patt to end.  101 sts.
7.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, work patt for 16 sts, PM, K to last 16 sts, RM, work patt to end.  105 sts.
8.  Repeat row 7.  109 sts
9.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, work patt for 16 sts, PM, K1, *yo, sl-1, K1, psso, repeat from * to last 16 sts, RM, work patt to end.  113 sts
10 - 12  Repeat row 7.  125 sts
13.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, work patt for 16 sts, PM, K1, *yo, K2tog, repeat from * to last 16 sts, RM,  work patt to end.  129 sts
14 - 16 Repeat row 7.  141 sts
17 - 24 Repeat rows 9-16 once more, you will have 173 sts.
25 - 28 Repeat 9 - 12 once more, on the last row dec 1 st in the middle of the row.  188 sts.
29.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, work patt to end.  192 sts
30 - 32 Repeat row 29.  204 sts.
33.  Bind off in patt.

These scarves work up relatively quick and make great gifts or craft show items.  As with all my patterns, feel free to make and sell as many you like.

Enjoy!

Kris









                                              

                                           


                                           







 




















The Madison River, a fly fishing mecca for serious anglers, was thus named by Meriwether Lewis in 1805 as he and his Corp of Discovery traversed Montana.  The Madison River flows west then north through the mountains of SW Montana to join the Jefferson and the Gallatin rivers at Three Forks.
    

















Here is the pattern

Click on the link below, you should be able to download or print from there by clicking on "File".  If this does not work for you you may try switching from Firefox to Internet Explorer or vice versa.  Worst case senario you can copy and paste the directions into a word doc and print it out.  Enjoy!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pSThCYjk3emkwejA/edit?usp=sharing







Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! The Gallatin Scarf



  Free Pattern! 

The Gallatin Scarf 
 ©2013 Kris Basta  
      
Gauge: 4 sts per inch in Stockinette st.                           

Abbreviations:            
St = Stitch                   YO = yarn over 
P = Purl                       Beg = beginning  
K = Knit                                        
BO = Bind off
K2tog = Knit 2 together

 Materials:
One circular needle size 10 1/2 (6.5mm), You will use a circular needle not to knit in the round, but to work flat and accomodate the large number of stitches.  I used a 29" length.
1 skein of worsted weight yarn approx. 192 yds.
2 stitch markers (optional)

* To VIEW, DOWNLOAD OR PRINT THE PDF PATTERN, scroll down past the photos and you can click on the link to do so.
                               


References:
Cast on at beginning of the row, otherwise known as knitted cast-on. Tutorial video here:  
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdaZTBOJ7XU 


Directions:
1.    Using Long-tail cast on, CO 4 sts.
2.    K4
3.    CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K4, YO, K2tog, K2.
4.    CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K4, *(YO, K2tog, K2), repeat * to end.
5.    Repeat step 4 until you have 96 sts.

 
You will now begin knitting stripes of stockinette and reverse stockinette
6.    CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) 3x, K across to last 16 sts, work (YO, K2tog, K2) 4x.
7.    CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) 3x, P across to last 16 sts, work (YO, K2tog, K2) 4x.
8.    Repeat steps 6 & 7 once more.
9.    Repeat step 7.
10. Repeat step 6.
11. Repeat steps 7 & 6 once more.
12. Work steps 6 – 11 two times more,  you will 192 sts.  You should have ended with a Knit row.
13. CO 4 sts at beg of the row, K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) 2x, K across to last 12 sts, work (YO, K2tog, K2) 3x.
14. CO 4 sts at beg of the row, K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) 1x, P across to last 8 sts, work (YO, K2tog, K2) 2x.
15. CO 4 sts at beg of the row, K across to end.   204 sts.
16. K across
17. BO knitwise.

I only lightly steamed mine, mostly on the top section where it is the stockinette/reverse stockinette stripes so it would lay flatter.  I did not block mine.  I love the drapey results.   Hope you enjoy the pattern. Pattern can be downloaded see below.








Here is the pattern

Click on the link below, you can download or print from there.  If this does not work for you, you may try switching from Firefox to Internet Explorer or vice versa.  Worst case senario you can copy and paste the directions into a word doc and print it out.  Enjoy!

English Version:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pVkNhbHZrV1lUOEU/edit?usp=drive_web

Spanish Version:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pZkwtWkNSZWktenc/view?usp=sharing




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