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jezze
« on: January 11, 2007 10:29:40 AM »



Basically, it's a sock for a jam jar (or in this particular case, a pesto jar). I started with a flat round disc and then knitted further without increasing to turn it into a tube.

I made this at the suggestion of someone who was collecting knitted things for a photoshoot - I don't think it's exactly what she had in mind, the reference pics were of very plain, tweedy jug-shaped things. I'm thinking of doing a few more: a black mohair one with horizontal welts and a fawn fuzzy one with cables all over.

Here's how to do a flat round disc to start off with:

Using 4 dpns, cast on 8 sts and distribute over 3 needles, with 2 sts on the 1st needle and 3 sts each on the 2nd and 3rd needles. Join into a round and knit all sts through the back loop to keep the center flat.
Then:
1st round: Knit into front and back of each st (called inc 1)
2nd round: Knit to end.
3rd rnd: As first.
4th and 5th rnds: K to end
6th rnd: *Inc 1, k2, inc 1, rep from * to end
7th and 8th rnds: K to end
9th rnd: *Inc 1, K4, inc 1, rep from * to end
10th and 11th rnds: K to end
12th rnd: *Inc 1, K6, inc 1, rep from * to end.
13th and 14th rnds: K to end

... you get the idea. Keep measuring the knitting against the bottom of the jar - I only did about 8 rounds, using 2.5 mm needles and DK cotton.  (It's a small jar)

Then knit straight in the pattern of your choice. Ribbed patterns like the one I used need to be able to pull in, so the disc needs to be a little bigger than the bottom of the jar. At this point you can easily switch to a circular and magic loop it if that's easier.

The stitch pattern:
You need a multiple of 6 sts  - I think I had to k2tog twice to get the right amount of stitches
rnd 1 - 6: *P2, K4* rep from * to * to end
rnd 7 - 12: *K3, P2, K1* rep from * to * to end

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2007 10:34:36 AM »

That's a neat idea.  I love the texture-y pattern.  Well done!
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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2007 10:36:35 AM »

That's really cool. A great way to use leftover yarn and old jars. And I agree, that pattern really looks good.
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2007 10:41:54 AM »

that is so cool
it reminds me of these beautiful little pieces

http://alyssaettinger.com/images/work/pic4a.jpg

http://alyssaettinger.com/work.htm
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2007 07:17:29 PM »

Much cooler than the jam jar. I wanted to do one of these to cover up the b..t ugly vase someone gave me... Grin
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« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2007 08:18:14 PM »

this is a really great idea.  it makes me think of all the different things that could be improved with a knitted sleeve over them.
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007 09:26:18 AM »

Wow! Love the idea.

Question: Does it have to be a "sock"? Wouldn't a "sleeve" work too?

This is a great idea for a boyfriend/SO/brother/guy present: flowers, maybe, but in a very macho manly container.
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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007 09:50:20 AM »

awwwww! that's so sweet! and the picture is precious! i love it.
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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007 10:12:18 AM »

you did a fabulous job!

love the color and texture you decided to go with.

love it!
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2007 12:15:28 PM »

I love it!  It looks beautiful.
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2007 12:39:19 PM »

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« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2007 11:12:18 AM »

that is so cool
it reminds me of these beautiful little pieces

http://alyssaettinger.com/images/work/pic4a.jpg

http://alyssaettinger.com/work.htm

Thanks for those links - they're beautiful. I think I had something like this  http://www.loop.gb.com/designers/annettebugansky.html in mind as well.
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jezze
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2007 11:14:24 AM »



Question: Does it have to be a "sock"? Wouldn't a "sleeve" work too?


It doesn't have to be a sock, but I wanted to be sure the glass wouldn't show at the bottom and didn't want seams. A sleeve would definitely work, though.
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« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2007 02:26:06 PM »

That is so cool.

What stitch is that? I love the way it pulls together and resembles smocking.
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« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2007 02:46:19 PM »

how do you make the "flat round disk"? im trying to make a shot put holder for a friend who does track and that sounds perfect!
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« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2007 02:46:34 PM »

love it!!!
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