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Topic: Red bobble and Minty fresh, now with Tutorial  (Read 141628 times)
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« on: May 08, 2006 07:33:35 AM »

Here's two shrugs I designed myself. Not that they're anything real innovative, but I like them.

The red bobble one was inspired by Stephanie Japel's Forecast..I liked all the bobbles but have a short attention span. I didn't use any pattern, I just did my favorite 3/3 cable with a 3 stitch bobble by each cable twist. It's the standard make a rectangle and sew up the sleeves thing, but I did the sleeves on circulars instead, then switched the straights and put a garter stitch  edging on by knitting 3 at the edges. I used US 11 needles and recycled red bulky acrylic. Unfortunately, it attracts fuzzies magnetically.





The green one was a little trickier. I do have the pattern written down, but as you can see, it was done in three pieces, seamed and the sleeves done on with circulars. I did a seed stitch edging by picking up collar stitches, and cap sleeves by doing some short rows. The coolest thing about this is that it took ONE skein of Aunt Lydia's Baby Denim, with enough left over for a headband! I used US 9 needles. I made a mistake on the fronts somehow, one side has a longer ribbing section than the other. I was in a hurry and not paying attention. I'm happy with it anyway.



Pattern for Minty Fresh:

This is a try-new-techniques pattern for me. You do short rows, increasing, ribbing, seed stitch, dpns and picking up stitches. If you've never done these things before, practise first. They can be a ltitle tricky.


Materials: 400 yards worsted weight cotton.  I used Aunt Lydia's Baby Denim. US 9 straight needles, Smaller straight needles for the bottom ribbing, US 9 29" circular needle for the neck, and 5 dpns for the sleeves. gauge: 10 st = 2.5 inches

This is a 34" bust. I don't really know how to make it bigger off the top of my head, but I'm sure you can figure it out.

Right Front: (starting from the top)
Cast on 15 stitches on straight needles. Knit in stockinette stitch for 5". End on a purl row. Next:

1. Knit, increase one stitch at beginning of row.
2. Purl.

Repeat these two rows 4 times. AT THE SAME TIME, when piece is six inches from beginning, cast on 20 stitches on opposite end from increases and continue as before. After all increase rows are done, knit in stockinette for 2", then change to 2/2 ribbing for 4". Change to smaller needles (I used US 3) for 1". Bind off.

Left Front: Reverse all shaping.

Back: Cast on 70, knit in stockinette for 5". Do increase rows 1 and 2 as for fronts on BOTH sides of the back. Continue as for front, but don't cast on those 20 stitches.

Seam up the back and front.

Sleeves: Pick up 72 stitches around armhole on 4 dpns. Knit in stockinette in the round for 1". Change to seed stitch for 3 rows. Here come the short rows:

On top two needles only, knit in seed stitch until you reach the third needle. Knit 1 off the third needle, wrap and turn. Knit back over the top two needles until you get to the first needle. Knit one stich off the first needle, wrap and turn.
Continue knitting back and forth on the top two needles, knitting one more stich before turning each time, until you are knitting three stitches before turning. Bind off.

Pick up stitches around the neck opening on the big circular needle. Try to pick up one stich in each stitch. Knit back and forth in seed stitch until your border is as big as you want it to be.

Buttonholes: With straight needles, pick up stitches on front opening. Work in seed stitch, after two rows, decide where you want the holes to be. When you get to those spots, do a yarn over, ktog where the holes should be.

Sew on buttons, weave in ends and you're done!
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2006 08:24:45 AM »

Cute!!! I especially like the use of the bobbles.
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2006 08:47:49 AM »

really, really fab! The cables and bobbles look great, but I have to say I LOVE the green one!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2006 11:31:01 AM »

I love them both!  May I ask how much time you invested in each of them?
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2006 12:09:10 PM »

very nice... both are amazing.. i love the color of the second one.. its very springy!
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2006 06:34:55 PM »

I love the bobble-y one. I haven't had the courage to tackle bobbles yet, but I hope when I do, I make something that cute Smiley.
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« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2006 07:46:38 PM »

Those are great! I love the red one, with that cable across the back. I'm not usually a bobble fan, but these bobbles give the cable a life... like a flowering vine or something. It's very cool.
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« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2006 04:50:35 AM »

They are both fantastic! They are really fresh, and it's good to see something new. I commend you for a wonderful job!

Did you say you had the pattern written down for the green one? Could you potentially post it online? I would love a pattern as Im sure many others would as well.

Again, excellent work! These are really great!
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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2006 06:34:04 AM »

They are both GREAT!! I can't decide which I like better. As always though, I love your stuff. Well done Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2006 06:41:18 AM »

Both are pretty, but I especially like the green one.
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006 08:07:44 AM »

these are really beautiful.....great job!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2006 08:26:07 AM »

Thanks everybody! I think they each took a few weeks, working sporadically, mind you...but in terms of hours they probably each took about eight or nine. I will post the pattern for the green one, I didn't write down the red one but it's pretty self-explanatory anyway. Give me a day or two and I'll get it up!
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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2006 09:34:51 AM »

I think they are just great! I particularly like the minty fresh one with the ribbing--it looks almost like the ribbing is graduated upward--if that makes any sense. Would love to see the pattern for that.

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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2006 01:16:54 PM »

The green one is something I would totally wear! So cute. Nice knitting!
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« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2006 03:10:56 PM »

Those are lovely, I absolutely adore the green one! I would love to have the pattern if you're willing to post it
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« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2006 04:05:21 AM »

Thanks everybody! I think they each took a few weeks, working sporadically, mind you...but in terms of hours they probably each took about eight or nine. I will post the pattern for the green one, I didn't write down the red one but it's pretty self-explanatory anyway. Give me a day or two and I'll get it up!

Amazing! I'll keep my eye out waiting for it!
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« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2006 05:46:26 AM »

i also love the green one and am anxiously awaiting the pattern, as i am plus sized i think i will adjust it to be much longer, and of course bigger Smiley but other then that i am going to keep it as is Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 26, 2006 03:47:49 AM »

Thanks for this myloveasdeep. My daughter and I admired this for ages and she asked me to make it for her 16th birthday. I finished it the day before (phew!) Had a few problems with the short rows though so botched the sleeves a bit but she's really happy with it. I call it Aqua fresh. thanks for looking

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« Reply #18 on: August 26, 2006 06:08:58 AM »

WOW!!! That's gorgeous!! And so is your daughter! I'm so tickled you made it! You did a beautiful job!
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« Reply #19 on: August 26, 2006 03:23:22 PM »

Thanks a lot! I used Rowan Cotton Rope (boy how that yarn loves to unravel, not the best yarn but my daughter loved the colour). I knit fairly loosely so I used US #7 needles (4.5mm). First time I've knitted top down too. An interesting experience.

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It looks great, and I love the colour you used.
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