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Wednesday, March 16, 2011
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Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This is such an excellent buttonhole! It allows you to make the exact size opening you need to accommodate your buttons. When worked in the body of regular knitting, it will be horizontal. When worked in a band that has been picked up, it will be vertical.
To determine the size of your buttonhole, lay your button on the knitted fabric and count the number of stitches it lays across. If the button you’re using is 4 stitches wide, make a 3-stitch buttonhole. If your button is 5 stitches wide, make a 4-stitch buttonhole, etc.
Here are the instructions. Give it a try!
- Work desired number of stitches before buttonhole.
- With yarn in back, slip one stitch as if to knit through the back loop.
- Slip another stitch as if to knit through the back loop. Pass the previous stitch over this one. (One stitch is bound-off.) Repeat Step 3 until the desired number of stitches has been bound-off for the buttonhole.
- Slip the last stitch on the right needle to the left needle. Turn work. Move yarn to the back of work.
- Using Cable Cast-On Method, cast-on the number of stitches bound off, plus one. Before placing the last cast on loop on the left needle, bring the yarn to the front of the work between the needles. Now put the last stitch on the left needle. Turn work.
- Slip the first stitch on the right needle to the left needle. Knit 2 together firmly. (This counts as the first stitch worked between buttonholes.)
Remember, buttonholes are on the right side for women and the left side for men. I usually begin my buttonholes 2-3 stitches into the band and allow for another 2-3 stitches after the last buttonhole.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I used Los Andes from Aslan Trends as the main color and 128 Superwash from Cascade Yarns as the contrast color. We have 7 new colors of the Los Andes coming soon! And remember, I can order ANY color of this yarn, as well as the 128 Superwash for you. Just give me a call at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop.
The body of the hat was knit on size 11 and the trim was knit on size 10. The gauge for the body of the hat should be 2.5 stitches to the inch, so adjust your needles accordingly depending on your actual gauge. Yes, I do expect you to knit a swatch!
Using CC and size 10 needles, cast on 54 stitches.
Row 1: Knit 1, purl 1; repeat to end.
Row 2: Purl 1, knit 1; repeat to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 three more times.
Change to MC and size 11 needles and work the following rows:
Row 1: Knit to last 6 stitches; k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1.
Row 2: P1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1; purl to end.
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 5.25" from cast on.
Begin decrease rows:
Row 1: Knit 4, k2tog; repeat to last 6 stitches; k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog.
Row 2: K1, p1, k1, p1, k1; purl to end.
Row 3: Knit 3, k2tog; repeat to last 5 stitches; k1, p1, k1, p2tog.
Row 4: P1, k1, p1, k1; purl to end.
Row 5: Knit 2, k2tog; repeat to last 4 stitches; k1, p1, k2tog.
Row 6: K1, p1, k1; purl to end.
Row 7: K1, k2tog; repeat to last 3 stitches; k1, p2tog.
Row 8: P1, k1; purl to end.
Row 9: K2tog; repeat to end.
Row 10: P2tog; repeat to end.
Cut yarn, thread through tapestry needle. Run tapestry needle through the remaining stitches, pull and weave in end.
Using CC and smaller needle, pick and knit 21 stitches along stockinette edge.
Row 1: K1, p1; repeat to last stitch, k1.
Repeat row 1 two more times.
Next row: K1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1, p1, yo, p2tog, k1, p1, k1, yo, k2tog, p1, k1.
Repeat row 1 three more times. Bind off in pattern. Sew buttons on seed stitch border opposite the buttonholes.