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Before you begin,
- Buy a pair of #8 Clover wooden needles at L&B. They’re inexpensive ($4.79 I think) and THE ONLY way to knit successfully with Kidsilk Haze.
- Buy one 25 gram ball of Kidsilk Haze for one cowl or one ball of the super size (50 gram) Kidsilk Haze for two cowls.
- Look in your stash for a small ball of waste yarn (solid, light color works best) and a medium size crochet hook.
“Provisional cast on” sounds scary, but it’s very simple. With the waste yarn and crochet hook, make a slip knot and chain 39 stitches. Cut thread and pull through last chain. Turn the chain over so you can see the “bumps” on back side. Using crochet hook, pull Kidsilk Haze through the 4th or 5th chain from the end and put stitch on #8 knitting needle. This is your first stitch of the cowl. Continue to pick up stitches until you have 29 on the needle. There will be a few waste yarn stitches left over. Let them dangle.
Knit 3, *yarn over, purl 2 together, knit 5; repeat from * to last 5 stitches, then yarn over, purl 2 together, knit 3. Repeat this row until you have 42 inches.
- Carefully, unknot an end of the provisional cast on and gently pull the yarn out, putting the 29 live stitches on a spare needle. With something other than Kidsilk Haze, the waste yarn would rip out easily (like the old flour bags used to do), but Kidsilk Haze is reluctant to let go and has to be treated gently.
- Holding right sides of the cowl together and with a third #8 needle, do a 3-needle bind-off.
Yarn: Customer Choice (shown in Rowan Purelife “Revive,” 4 skeins)
Fiber: Customer Choice
Needles: Yarn Calls For (sample knit with size 6 needle, which is what the yarn called for)
Yards: Customer Choice 250 + Yards
Step 1: CO 6
Step 2: K 6
Step 3: P 6
Step 4: (RS) K4, PM, M1 K to end*
Step 5: (WS) P entire row*
Step 6: Repeat steps 4 & 5: Continue until piece is at desirable length
Step 7: (RS) K4, PM, K2tog K to end
Step 8: Purl
Step 9: Repeat steps 7 &8 until 6 sts remain
Step 10: BO 1 st on WS and pull tail through remaining stitch. You will still have 4 live sts on needle.
Step 11: Drop 4 remaining sts and unravel for fringe.
Needle Size: US 10 double points or 40″ circular if you want to use the magic loop method
Yarn: Farmhouse Yarn Lumpy Bumpy by Charlene
Cast on 24 st, join to knit in round being careful not to twist
Rows 1-6: K1, p1 ribbing. Remember to knit the knit stitches and purl the purl stitches!
Rows 7 & 8: K
Row 9: K1 front & back, k 12, k1 front & back, knit 11 (26 sts).
Row 10: K
Row 11: K1 front & back, k 12, k1 front & back, knit 12 (28 sts).
Row 12-17: K
Row 18-21: This is the thumb hole! Knit in stockinette without knitting in the round. Purl first row, knit the second, purl the third, and knit the fourth. On the last stitch of the fourth row: k front & back
Row 22-25: Join again to knit in the round and k all rows
Row 26: K2tog, k 12, k2tog, k 13
Row 27: K 13, k2tog, k 13
Row 28-29: K
Rows 30-35: k1, p1 ribbing
Weave in tails.
Materials: 5 Balls Mission Falls 1824 Cotton
Knit 4 rows
Row 1: K 4 st, K1 *p1,k3* to last 4 st K 4
Row 2: K4 st, p all st to last 4 st, K4
Row 3: K4 st, K3 *p1,k3* to last 4 st K4
Row 4: K4 st, p all st to last 4 st, K4
Repeat these 4 pattern rows until piece measures 14 inches long BO.
Knit for 52 inches long BO
When both pieces are complete, fold each piece to find center (center is fold) place marker. You will need to measure the waist from each side of hips to center. This will determine where to place the apron on the waistband. On apron piece, from side to center fold, make gathers evenly on each side. Place and pin pieces together, matching center makers and stitch together. Now fold waist band over and whip stitch it closed. This makes the finished product tidy. The waistband is open where it is not joined to the apron making for a cute tie in the back.
Needles: Size 7-32”-40” Circular
Material: MC-1 Skein Manos Del Uruguay Cotton Stria
Partial Skein of Orange, Partial Skein of White
Felt for Eyes, Stuffing
Using Magic CO method CO 30 sts per needle (60 sts total)
Note: Owl will be knitted in the round using magic loop
K 3 rounds
K1 inc f&b, k to 2nd to last st on needle, inc f&b k1continue on 2nd needle
K 8 rounds
Repeat last 2 steps 4 times
K 1 K2tog k to 3rd to last st on needle k2tog k1
K 2 rounds
Repeat last 2 steps until 32 st remain on each needle
K 10 rounds
BO using 3 needle BO
CO 6 sts divide on 2 needles using magic loop method
K 1 round
Inc in every st by inc front & back (12 sts)
K 1 round
K 2 inc front & back repeat for entire round
K 1 round
K3 inc front & back repeat for entire round
K4 inc front & back repeat for entire round
K5 inc front & back repeat for entire round
Inc front & back, k1, inc front & back
Inc front & back, k3, inc front & back
Inc front & back, k5, inc front & back
Make 2-18” 5 st i-cords
Make 2 pom poms attach to bottom of legs
Sew eyes, nose, and legs to body, glue felt eyes to white eyes.
Mission Falls 1824 Wool (2 skeins)
Size 8 US Needles Double Points
CO 40 (Divide Sts on 4 needles)
Work in round for 10 inches (includes for the Stst roll)
*K 6 K2tog* repeat across round (30sts)
*K2, P2* repeat for 2 rounds
*YO, K2tog* evenly across 30 sts 5 times (30sts)
*K2, P2* repeat for 4 inches
BO 30 sts
Crochet a 30 inch chain and weave through the YO as a tie.
Yarn: 2 Hanks of Twinkle Soft Chunky
Hook Size: P
Step 1: Ch 100
Step 2: Dc 3 times in each stitch across row
Step 3: Weave ends into scarf
Mission Falls 1824 Cotton X2
7 US 16” circulars
Set of size 7 US Double Pointed Needles
Cast on 3 stitches with circular needle
Row 1- Purl
Row 2- KFB 1st st, Knit to last st, KFB
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 15” or desired length from behind ears
Note- Purl all odd numbered rows and increase on all even number rows
End on a purl row. Cut a 6 inch tail. Leave live stitches live on circular needle and set aside.
With remaining yarn and 2 Double point needles-
Cast on 4 st.
Knit I-cord for 15”
I –cord directions- Cast on 4 st. Slip the st to the right needle tip. Bring yarn across the back of the st and knit. Repeat without turning work.
Take the live stitches on the circular needle and 4 stitches on double point.
Knit 3 st from I-cord
Knit 4th I-cord and 1st of the live tog
Repeat I-cord and live cord bind off until all are bound off to last st.
With last live st. continue I-cord repeat until other tie measures 15”.
Slip Stitch Crochet Picot-
Size G hook
(Chain 4 sl. st. in same st. ( 1st Picot) Sl. st. next 4 st .) Repeat
Abbreviations- sl- Slip
kfb- knit in front and back
Yarn: 1 Hank Farmhouse Yarns Lumpy Bumpy
Needles: Size 9 Needles
Cast on 50
Join in the round be careful not to twist.
K for 10 rows
K 25 st. put remaining st on holder
Work remaining 25 st in stockinette unitl rows measure 6 in.
YO every 5 st.
Continue working in stockinette stitch dropping yo until rows measure 8in
Repeat same steps on other 25 sts.
Weave in ends
Make crocheted chain for tie.
- 300 yards Manos Silk Blend (DK weight)
- Size 7 needles (4.5mm)
CO – Cast on; Sl stitch – Slip stitch; hyif – hold yarn in front; hyib – hold yarn in back,
K – Knit, P – Purl; RS – Right side; WS – Wrong side; BO – Bind off
CO 320 stitches using long tail cast on.
RS row: *K1, hyif, sl stitch*, repeat till end. The row should end with a slipped stitch and yarn held in front.
WS row: *P1, hyib, sl stitch*, repeat till end.
Repeat till about 3 yards left, BO loosely. Weave in ends.
It is very easy to get this scarf really tight. Something to do with the fact that you’re only knitting half of the stitches in every row. I find it helps if you let the yarn that is held in front or held in back to be slack over the stitch it helps keep your fabric from bunching up.
Also, if you bind off and the bind off side of your project is always tighter, try going up a needle size when you bind off. This helps to make the bind off as stretchy as the cast on side.