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31  Knitted open weave poncho in Knitting: Completed Projects by haykyn on: September 02, 2004 05:57:39 PM
I can't crochet, so I knitted an open weave poncho instead.  I think it cost $5.00.  I used a skein and a half of Caron Simply soft, but it looks great!  I used #11 needles.  It is two rectangles 18x28 sewn together.  The knit pattern, which is really stretchy, is as follows,
Row 1:  k1 *yo, k2 tog* k1
Row 2:  p
Row 3:  k2, *yo, k2 tog*
Row 4:  p

Here's a picture of my finished product... I'm very proud.


edit:  I forgot that I actually did my rectangles as 18x24" (makes the neck a little smaller too) 'cause I needed to shorten it, since I'm 4'11", but everyone else should probably stick with 18x28
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32  Pin Cushion in Completed Projects by haykyn on: August 06, 2004 08:51:13 PM
I did a search and didn't see this posted already... I did something a little different with my pin cushion... I added a wrist band w/ velcro so I can detach the pin cushion if I need to.

The pin cushion is a basic pillow form (about 2x4 inches) stuffed w/ batting and the wrist band is a minature scrunchie - fabric surrounding elastic.  I added velcro to both so I could detach the pincushion if I needed to.
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33  Knitted Ipod Cozie w/ Armband + Tutorial in Knitting: Completed Projects by haykyn on: July 29, 2004 07:33:43 PM
A few days  ago, I posted that I was going to make  an Ipod cozie with  an armband, since you can only get armbands for the minis.  My Ipod arrived and here it is!  Not bad for a first shot, if I do say so myself.  This is my first tutorial.  I hope it makes sense.

Heres how I did it.  First, I knit two pieces.  A is 24 stitches of 2 knit, 2 purl rib and about 4 inches long.  I used two strands of (thin) worsted weight wool on #7 needles.  B is 14 stitches of the same yarn in a stockinette stitch on #5 needles (to make it a little more sturdy and less stretchy).  It measures  aprox. 13 inches by 3 inches.  I made two holes, 1 for the button (3 stitches wide) and 1 for the earphones  (2 stitches wide).

Next, I sewed the arm band {A}, on the inside, one side at a time, to the back of the pocket {B}.  I used straight pins to keep the arm band in place.  At this point, the pocket has not been sewn up the sides.  It is still long and flat (or curling, like it is in my picture). 

Next, I sewed the  pocket up both sides.

I added a button and reinforced any areas that needed it.  And there it is.

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34  tulips A-line skirt and fall tree A-line skirt in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by haykyn on: July 07, 2004 06:14:51 AM
Hi!  This is my first post.  I just wanted to share some applique's I've been doing.  I think they came out well.  The tree was inspired by a friends talk of a tattoo and all the fall catalogues that have started arriving (with my favorite fetish, sweaters)!

fall tree:




The skirt is a vintage Simplicity A-line pattern from the seventies.  For the applique, I iron double sided fusible on the cut out shapes.  Then, I iron that fabric to the skirt and then go over it with my smallest zigzag stitch twice.  It doesn't take too long.  I think the tree took me an hour and a half.  The circles by the tulips are shell buttons and the stems are ric rac.
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