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May 24, 2015 01:50:04 AM by elderflower
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My son is on the committee of his University  Archery club.  At the beginning of the year they had a kind of fair for all the new first years to see what clubs are available. For the Archery club some of the members manning the stall wanted to dress up a bit and I offered to knit an asymmetric cowl like the one from the Hunger Games film.
I had to make up the pattern (and guess at the sizing since I didn't know who was going to wear it) I couldn't find any large gauge circular needles in my local shops but, inspired by this craftster tutorial, I got my son to make me a pair.

It all worked out in the end and I also learned a new stitch Herringbone stitch which is very attractive.

This is the young lady who dressed up as the character from the Hunger Games.

And this my circular 13 mm(-ish) needle.

I started writing the pattern down as I was going along but find I have forgotten one or two  things so I'll work on those and try and get a pattern up here later.

Okay. I have added the pattern as a pdf file attachment. I realise that this means only Craftster members can see it or download it but it is really  much too long to put in this post as it also has several pictures to illustrate things.

Downloadable PDF Pattern:  https://www.craftster.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Asymmetric-Cowl-pattern.pdf

December 09, 2014 02:39:59 PM by pottermouth
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Got a shivering Elf on the Shelf in your house? Knit him or her a toasty sweater in a snap!

Gather your materials:

Worsted Weight yarn in any color
Size 5 knitting needles
Tapestry needle
Hot Toddy to drink while your elf "supervises" your handiwork.

Begin with the Front!

Cast on 18 stitches and work K2, P2 ribbing across.
Turn and P2, K2 across.

Work in Stockinette Stitch for 2.5". End on a purl row.
Change colors (optional) and knit across row.

Purl across.
Change to first color and Stockinette Stitch for 1".
Bind off three stitches at beginning of row, knit across.
Bind off 3 stitches at beginning of row, purl across.

K1, P1 ribbing for 4 rows. Bind off.
Repeat steps for back. Make another Hot Toddy and tell the elf that you're working as fast as you can. Impatient imp.

Sew shoulder seams.

Time to add a sleeve!
Pick up 14 stitches between the grey stripes.

Stockinette Stitch 4 rows in first color.
Change to 2nd color. Stockinette Stitch for 2 rows.
Change back to first color and Stockinette Stitch 10 rows.
K1, P1 ribbing for two rows. Bind off. Repeat for other sleeve.

Here's what my hot mess of a sweater looks like:

Time to seam that bad boy! Sew neck edges together. Sew up side edges and along sleeve edges. Weave in all those ridiculous yarn ends, then present finished sweater to elf, who complains that you didn't use the "good yarn." At least he has stopped whining about being cold.

October 20, 2014 07:46:28 AM by Oprah Winfrey
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I have been knitting a series of hats inspired by Kubrick's "The Shining". The carpet pattern from the 2nd floor of the Overlook Hotel is probably the most iconic image from the film - where we see Danny riding his big wheel through the halls.

This is an easy knit for anyone who has done strand color knitting before. Just cast on 96 stitches, knit a couple inches of ribbing, then follow the chart. You can decrease however you like, starting with row 28. The chart represents 1/4 of the hat, so I suggest placing markers every 24 stitches. I knitted this with Cascade 220, using the magic loop method.

Let me know if there are any questions. I'd love to see other versions of this, if anyone decides to knit this up!

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