Thursday, November 29, 2012

November Post

 

Unbelievable, but this is my first post this month! Not much happened over here, and we are all in good health, so there’s nothing to worry about.

I’ve just been very busy for the shop; made a lot of flower scarves and a pair of skirt guards. And I guess everything has been said about those.

There were some problems with my blog though. I’ve had a lot of spam, and by deleting these messages, I accidentally deleted a comment by Aussie Maria too; I’m very sorry about this, and I hope this won’t happen again.

I’ve started to make presents for ‘Sinterklaas’, which is already within 2 weeks. Every year I want to make a handmade present for everyone, and of course every year I start far too late to really achieve that.

Talking about presents: I have one for you too. A new pattern, quite easy and I really love the look of it.

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It’s an ‘Infinity Scarf’, knitted in the round. The total length is 63 inch (160 cm) and it’s about 8.5 inch (21.5 cm) wide.

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The scarf has a look as if it is woven, but the only stitches used are ‘knit’ and ‘purl’.

Pattern:

Yarn: approximately 515 yards (470 m), DK weight.
Gauge: 21 stitches in pattern = 4 inch/10 cm.

Cast on 320 stitches with circular needles 3.5 mm ( US 4 ), close the ring, make sure not to twist!

Place a stitch marker at the beginning of the row.

Border: *Knit 1 row, purl 1 row*, 3 times.

Center:
Row 1 : knit all stitches
Row 2-4: *knit 3 stitches, purl 5 stitches*, repeat until end of the row.
Row 5: knit all stitches
Row 6-8: purl 4 stitches, *knit 3 stitches, purl 5 stitches*, repeat until you have 4 stitches left, knit 3 stitches, purl 1.

Repeat row 1-8 another 7 times.

Top: *knit 1 row, purl 1 row*, 3 times.

Cast off all stitches and weave in ends.

That’s all!

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This picture is of the ‘back’ of the scarf, and as you can see, the pattern is different, but just as beautiful.

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Groetjes, Dorien

PS voor Corrie: je hebt me een mail gestuurd ivm het bestellen van een patroon. Daarop heb ik geantwoord, maar ik krijg de mail steeds weer terug. Is er een andere manier om je te bereiken??

2 comments:

Naturally Carol said...

I hope you get all your handcrafted gifts done in time! We used to call this stitch 'basket stitch'..do you call it that?

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Dorien! I have missed you and thought where are you! I'm happy to hear everything is fine! What a lovely coincidense that we have the same day a cowl pattern to share! Mine is also only with knit and purl stitches - with those simple stitches we can make so many different kind of patterns! x Teje