Monday, September 30, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! Definitely Diagonal Scarf

It is has been chilly and rainy here for about a week now. I am in the middle of making my son a felted Irish hat - wanted a break from that so I whipped out another scarf pattern. This one is for myself, I love the look and the feel of it. I used 250-253 yds of Plymouth "Sweet Caroline" which is 100% cotton. It is very soft and drapey, just the way I like my scarves.  On the next one I make I may try a yarn where the color is changing like Knitpicks Chroma, I think that would look nifty with the diagonals.
Photos are at the bottom as well as the pattern if you'd like to download.

Definitely Diagaonal Scarf 

by Kris Basta  

Materials: 

Worsted weight yarn 253 yds
U.S. size 10 circular needle  

Gauge: 

 3.5 sts per inch in Garter St.  

Abbreviations: 

K = knit
P = purl
K2tog = knit 2 tog
rep = repeat
yo = yarn over
Kfb = knit in front and back of st to increase  

Reference: 

Casting on at the beginning of the row, otherwise known as “knitted cast-on”. Video reference is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdaZTBOJ7XU
 

Directions: 

Using Long-tail cast on, cast on 7 sts
Begin set-up rows:

NOTE: these 3 rows will only be worked once. 
1. K2tog, yo, k5.
2. P2, *k3, p2
3. K4, k2tog, yo, k1

Now skip to row 4 below, work rows 4 – 16 of the Pattern Rows below.  NOTE this will only be done once.

PATTERN ROWS: 

1. K2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 5 sts, k5.
2. P2, *k3, p2; rep from * to end.
3. K4, k2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last st, k1.
4. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, k1, *p2, k3; rep from * to last st, p1. 12 sts 
5. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2. 17 sts 
6. K2, *p2, k3; rep from * to end.
7. K2, *k2tog, yo, k3; rep from * to end.
8. *K3, p2; rep from * to last 2 sts, k2.
9. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, K1, K2tog, yo, *k3, k2tog, yo; rep from * to last 4 sts, k4. 22 sts 
10. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, P1, *k3, p2; rep from * to last st, k1. 27 sts 
11-13 Knit
14. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, K to end. 32 sts 
15. Cast on 5 sts @ beg of the row, K to end. 37 sts
16. After completing row 15, start over with row 1 of the 16-row-stitch pattern, and work rows 1-16
      4X more. 157 sts 
17. Work pattern rows 1-10. 177 sts.
18. Kfb, K across to last 2 sts, Kfb, K1. 179 sts
19. Knit
20. Repeat 18 & 19 once more. 181 sts
21. Repeat 18 once more. 183 sts
22. Bind off.

 Unblocked measurement: 60” L x 13.5” W
(Lightly) Blocked measurement: 70” L x 14” W



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-XeMq3pdm5aU3JpLW5xRzQ/view?usp=sharing



Saturday, September 14, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! Wiggle Lace Scarf

  I call this one the "Wiggle Lace" Scarf.  It is a simple 4 row pattern repeat

  

 Materials Needed:

1 skein of worsted weight yarn, approx. 200 yds.
Size 10 1/2 (6.5mm) circular Knitting needle.  You will use a circular not to knit in the round, but to work flat and accomodate the large number of stitches.  I used a 29" length.

Abbreviations:
K = Knit
P=Purl
CO = Cast on
YO = Yarn over
K2tog = Knit 2 together

Gauge: 

3.5 sts per 1 inch

References:

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

Directions:

1. CO 8 sts using long-tail cast on method.
2. Knit

3.  (RS) *K2, P1, YO, K2tog, P1; rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
4.  CO 6 sts at the beg. of the row, P2, *K1, P2; rep from *.
5.  CO 6 sts at the beg. of the row, *K2, P1, K2tog, YO, P1, rep from * to last 2 sts, K2.
6.  P2, *K1, P2; rep from *

7.  Repeat rows 3 - 6 until you have 188 sts.
8.  Bind off as K2, P1.

My finished and (lightly) blocked scarf measured 68" L x 10" W.

Pattern can be downloaded, see at the bottom of this post (after all the photos).






















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://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pU1RjeHFlbHdOeDg/edit?usp=drive_web

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

New Knitting Pattern! Quite Simply...Scarf


 ©2013 Kris Basta

My last three scarves (on this blog) are all constructed similarly with easy pattern repeats.  This is the same but with only a 1 row repeat worked over and over.  Super simple, easy enough for the most beginner, AND good looking enough that even the more advanced knitter will enjoy whipping one up. 

Here it is: 

 

Materials: 

I skein of worsted weight yarn, approx. 200 yds.  
Size U.S. 10 1/2 (6.5mm) circular knitting needle.  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. 
2 stitch markers 


Abbreviations: 

K= Knit
P = Purl
CO = Cast on
YO = Yarn over
PM = Place Marker
RM = Remove Marker
K2tog = Knit 2 sts together


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

Gauge:

14 sts in Garter st = 4"

Directions:

1. Using long-tail cast on, cast on 4 sts.
2. Knit
3. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, knit to end.
4. Repeat step 3 until there are 36 sts.
5. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K16, PM, K1, *YO, K2tog, repeat from * twice more, K17.
6. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K16, PM, K1, *YO, K2tog, repeat from * to 1 st before marker, K1, RM, K16. 
7. Repeat step 6 until you have 192 sts.
8. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K across removing marker as you come to it. 196 sts.
9. Repeat step 8.  200 sts.
10. Do not cast on at the beg of the row(s), Knit 2 rows.
11. Bind off loosely.





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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://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pdE1kRUpxWVNRTFU/edit?usp=drive_web

Friday, September 6, 2013

Free Knitting Pattern! Jefferson Scarf


 The Jefferson Scarf

©2013 Kris Basta  


This is Scarf #3 of the series of 3 scarves celebrating the beauty that is Montana.  See the other blog pages for the Gallatin and the Madison scarves too!  All three scarves are quite simple, but quite beautiful, and work up very fast. There is a link, after all the photos, so you can download the pattern at the end of this posting.

 

 

 

 Gauge:  

17 sts per 4 inches in stitch pattern #2 

 

Materials: 

One circular needle U.S. size 10.5 (6.5mm).  You will use this circular not to knit in the round, but to work flat and accommodate the large number or stitches.  I used a 29" length.
1 Skein of worsted weight yarn, approx. 200 yds.


Abbreviations: 

yo = yarn over     KFB = Knit in front & back of st
K = Knit               K2tog = knit 2 together
P = Purl               beg = beginning
BO = bind off


References: 

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


Directions:


1.  Using long tail cast-on, CO 4 sts. 
2.  K1, yo, k2tog, k1.
3.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K1, *yo, k2tog, rep from * to last st, end K1.                        
     (This is stitch pattern #1.)  8 sts. 

4.  Repeat row 3 until there are 96 sts. 

5-8  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, Knit across.  112 sts. 
9.  CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K28, KFB, K58, KFB, K28.  118 sts. 

You will now start stitch pattern #2. 

10. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K2, *P2, K2, rep from * to end. 
11. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, P2, *keeping yarn at front of work, sl 2 sts purlwise, P2; rep from * to end. 

12.  Repeat 10 & 11 until you have 198 sts. 
13. CO 4 sts at the beg of the row, K across.  202 sts.
14. Repeat 13 for two more rows.  210 sts. 
15. Knit across (do not cast on 4 sts at beg of the row).
16. Bind off loosely. 

My scarf measured 62" L x 9" W unblocked.  This scarf works up relatively quick and would make great gifts or craft show items.  As with all my patterns feel free to make and sell as many as you like. 

Enjoy!

Kris 

See my Pattern Store here on Craftsy: http://www.craftsy.com/user/360172/pattern-store 
or here on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/stores/kris-basta---kriskrafter-llc-designs











"The Jefferson River is a tributary of the Missouri River approximately 83 miles long.  From broad valleys to a narrow canyon, the Jefferson River passes through a region of significant geological diversity, with some of the oldest and youngest rocks in North America and a diversity of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary formations.  The Lewis and Clark expedition first ascended the river in 1805.  Much of its scenic beauty and wildlife diversity remains today."



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://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_oZ8-XeMq3pYndaSzBFTG0tWTA/edit?usp=drive_web