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1  How Should I Make This? in Knitting: Discussion and Questions by girlwithapurl on: January 17, 2010 12:38:01 AM
I'm looking at this and feeling like I should know how to make it. It's just a headband with a knot, right?

So would I just knit a rectangle, knot it in the center, and then sew the two edges together? Or is there a better way to make this so that I don't have an ugly seam in the back? Also, that doesn't exactly look like stockinette. Any ideas on what that stitch is?

Any help on recreating this or similar patterns would be much appreciated! Thanks.  Smiley
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2  Domo-Kun Fingerless Gloves :D *Now with Pattern* in Knitting: Completed Projects by girlwithapurl on: January 12, 2010 08:09:28 PM
I made these a while ago for my friend Marla's birthday. I was pretty happy with the result. I think she was too.  Smiley

I'll write up the pattern if anyone's interested, including the mouth and teeth template.

Thanks for looking!

**Edited to add pattern!**
Okay, this is my first serious attempt at writing a pattern, so I hope it makes sense to all of you! Let me know if you have any trouble or if any mistakes need to be corrected.

Size US 7  DPNs
Worsted weight brown yarn (I used Vanna's Choice)
Stitch markers
Red and white felt
Brown thread
Sewing needle
Black buttons

CO 34 sts and divide on DPNs. (It's not necessary, but I used the tubular cast on, which looks great with the 1x1 ribbing used in the cuffs of these gloves. This is a good tutorial for the tubular cast on: http://autoscopia.com/amelia/archives/2005/11/tubular_cast_on.html.)

Work 18 rounds of 1x1 ribbing.
Thumb gusset: K9, pm, M1-L, K1, M1-R, pm, knit remaining sts. Work even for 2 rnds.
Continuing as established, increase 2 sts inside markers every 3 rnds 4 times. (You'll have 11 gusset sts inside markers.) Work 1 rnd even.

Next rnd: K9, place gusset sts on st holder or waste yarn, then CO 1 st over gap for thumb gusset. Knit to end.

Knit 5 rnds even.
Knit 4 rnds in 1x1 ribbing.
BO sts in pattern.

Thumb: Place sts from holder/waste yarn onto 3 DPNs. Join for working in the rnd. Begin stockinette st. On the first rnd, pick up 3 sts around the area where the 1 st was CO. Work 4 rnds in 1x1 rib. BO in pattern. Weave in all ends.

Then, use these templates to cut out red and white felt pieces for Domo's mouth:

Sew both teeth pieces onto the red mouth piece, then sew the whole mouth onto the gloves. Sew on Domo's black button eyes, and you're done!

BTW, you may want to resize the mouth and teeth to your liking. It's up to you.
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3  Re: Animal Crossing Swap Rd2 GALLERY in The Swap Gallery by girlwithapurl on: October 05, 2009 06:42:13 PM
I received, I received!  Grin  AlishaMisha sent me an awesome package!

She crocheted me one of my favorite characters, Dizzy the elephant! I'm so in love with him, he's cuddly and adorable.

And here's a really cute DS case with a Nook leaf. In this photo, my Nintendo DS is inside of it--it fits perfectly. I've always wanted one of these!  Cheesy

She also made me an Animal Crossing calendar so that I can stay up-to-date on all the goings-on in my town, Orville. Here's the front:

And the inside:

I don't know if you can see it in this photo, but for example, October 10 says it's the day of the Fishing Tourney from 6 a.m.-6 p.m., and so on. So cool! I will definitely be getting use out of this.  Smiley

And this is my swap journal to record everything I've made and received in this and all my future swaps. Here's the front:

And the inside pages look like this:

On the right side (not pictured) are spaces to paste pictures of the things I sent and received. I was asked to give credit to GatorWrangler for this journal, since it was greatly based upon her design. I love this idea. In the note AlishaMisha sent me in the package, she said, "Assuming this swap didn't scare you away, this will be wonderful to have." No way has this scared me away! This has been so much fun, and I love everything you sent me, AlishaMisha! Thank you so so much! And I have a feeling I'm going to be filling up that journal.   Cheesy

Can't wait to see what everyone else got!
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4  'Nother Headband (Now with Pattern!) in Crochet: Completed Projects by girlwithapurl on: July 25, 2009 03:52:24 PM
I found a huge pack of garishly colored cheapy yarn (sometimes my favorite kind of yarn) at a thrift store, and I thought all the odd amounts and colors would be nice for making headbands. And I'm thinking this one is the first of many.

It's such a simple project, and there's plenty of room for embellishments. I'll post the pattern if anyone's interested.

ETA: Pattern, yay!  Cheesy
Headband Pattern

Yarn: worsted yarn, in two different colors
Hook: Size G

Ch 2
Row 1: sc 2 in second ch from hook, ch1, turn (2 sc)
Row 2:  sc 2 in each ch, ch 1, turn (4 sc)
Row 3: sc across, ch 1, turn (4 sc)
Rows 4-5: sc 2 in first ch, sc to last ch, sc 2 in last ch, ch 1, turn (8 sc)
Row 6: sc across, ch 1, turn

Repeat row 6 until headband measures approximately 17" from tip, or whatever length you are comfortable with. Keep in mind that the decrease rows will add about 1" after this point.

Decreasing Rows:
Row 1: dec across first 2 sc, sc to last 2 ch, dec (6 sc)
Row 2: sc across (6 sc)
Rows 3-5: Repeat row 1 (1 sc)
 Fasten off.

Look on the sides of your headband. See the gaps between the rows of sc? Crochet your contrasting color into these.

In the first one, sl st and ch 1, then sc 2. Sc 2 into each space around headband. For the very tips, sc 3. Sl st into the first space you started, then fasten off.

Cut three strands of yarn, each about 54" long. I chose 2 in the main color, and 1 in the contrasting color. Fold them in half and pull loop through the tip of the headband with your crochet hook. Pull yarn through the loop and tighten.

Braid the yarn, then make a knot when the tie is long enough. I stopped when mine was about 12" long.

And that's it! If I left anything out or you have any questions, feel free to ask!
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5  Orange and Blue Owlet in Amigurumi: Completed Projects by girlwithapurl on: July 18, 2009 01:11:22 AM
I've made a ridiculous amount of these owls, but I quite like this little guy. I think it's the blue and orange that make my eyes so happy.  Smiley

He's made from bulky yarn, and I made up the pattern.
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