Monday, February 19, 2018

February 20th 2018 Swatch - Lacy Lattice

February 20th 2018 Swatch Lacy Lattice

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018



Materials:
1 skein of cotton yarn, #6 or #7 Knitting Needles.
Notes:  B1 = K1, P3Tog = Purl 3 stitches together, SK2P=Sl 1, K2Tog, PSSO, SKP=Slip 1, K1, PSSO.

Cast on: Multiple of 6 + 1 (18 + 1=19 + 2=21) Cast on 21
Border:
Rows 1-2:     Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:           (RS) B1, K1, *YO, P1, P3Tog, P1, YO, K1; repeat from *, end B1.
Row 2:           B1, P19, B1.
Row 3:           B1, K2, YO SK2P, YO, *K3, YO, SK2P, YO; repeat from * to last 3: K2, B1.
Row 4:           B1, P19, B1.
Row 5:           B1, P2Tog, P1, YO, K1, YO, P1, *P3Tog, P1, YO, K1, YO, P1; repeat from * to last 3: P2Tog, B1.
Row 6:           B1, P19, B1.
Row 7:           B1, K2Tog, YO, K3, YO, *SK2P, YO, K3, YO; repeat from * to last 3: SKP, B1.
Row 8:           B1, P19, B1.

Repeat rows 1-8 till desired length, I repeated rows 1-8 for 2 more times and rows 1-4 one more time.

Notes:
With a YO and P1, make sure your YO goes over the needle.

Make sure you repeat your YO’s where designated or your stitch count will be off. If it is involved with a repeat set (*-*), make sure you repeat along with the set.

Dishcloth: Cast on 30+1=31 +8 border = 39. Work as above.








































































Monday, February 5, 2018

February 5th 2018 Swatch - Tweed Stitch

February 5th 2018 Swatch Tweed Stitch

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2018


                                                        Right Side
                                                         Wrong Side

Notes:  B2 = Knit 2 stitches, WYIB=with yarn in back, WYIF=with yarn in front, PW=Purl Wise, Sl=Slip 1.

Materials:
1 skein cotton yarn, #6 or #7 knitting needles.
Cast on:  multi 2 + 1 (14+4+1=19) cast on 19
Border:
Rows 1-2:     Knit across.


Pattern:
Row 1:           (RS) B2, P2, *WYIB Sl 1 (PW), WYIF P1; repeat from *, end with P1, B2.
Row 2:           B2, K1, *WYIF Sl 1 (PW), WYIB K1; repeat from *, end B2.
Repeat the above two rows until desired length, I repeated pattern 15 more times.
Border:
Rows 1-2:     Knit across.
Bind off, weave in ends.

Multiple of 2 + 1 (28+1=29 +8 Border = 37
Work 4 stitches on each side for border and work rows 1 and 2 to finish the cloth.

Janet Nogle





























































































Saturday, January 20, 2018

January 20th 2018 Swatch - Chequerboard N Lace

Here is our second swatch for January:

January 20th 2018 Swatch – Chequerboard N Lace
Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B = border stitch of 2 knit stitch on each side.
K2Tog = Knit 2 stitches together, YO = Yarn Over

Cast on:      Multiple of 12 + 8 (12 + 8 + 4 = 24 stitches)

Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        B2, K7, *(YO K2Tog) x 3, K6; repeat from *, end K1, B2
Row 2:        B2, P20, B2.
Row 3:        B2, K7, *(K2Tog, YO) x3, K6; repeat from *, end K1, B2.
Row 4:        B2, P20, B2.
Row 5:        B2, K7, *(YO, K2Tog) x3, K6; repeat from *, end K1, B2.
Row 6:        B2, P20, B2.
Row 7:        B2, K7, *(K2Tog, YO) x3, K6; repeat from *, end K1, B2,
Row 8:        B2, P20, B2.
Row 9:        B2, K1, *(YO, K2Tog) x3, K6; repeat from * to last 9; (YO, K2Tog) x3, K1, B2.
Row 10:      B2, P20, B2.
Row 11:      B2, K1, *(K2Tog, YO) x3, K6; repeat from * to last 9: (K2Tog, YO) x3, K1, B2.
Row 12:      B2, P20, B2,
Row 13:      B2, K1, *(YO, K2Tog) x 3, K6; repeat from * to last 9: (YO, K2Tog) x 3, K1, B2.
Row 14:      B2, P20, B2.
Row 15:      B2, K1, *(K2Tog, YO) X 3, K6; repeat from * to last 9: (K2Tog, YO) x 3, K1, B2.
Row 16:      B2, P20, B2.

Repeat rows 1-16 to desired length ( I knitted the 16 row set twice).

Border:
Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        Knit across

Bind off, weave in ends.
For Dishcloth: You can cast on 40 (24+8+8 = 40)
8 stitches for border of 4 stitches for each side, the reminder of stitches (32) are for the pattern.


Janet Nogle






















































































Friday, January 5, 2018

January 5th 2018 Swatch - Horizontal Ridge Stitch


January 5th 2018 Swatch – Horizontal Ridge Stitch

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2017

Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn.
#6 US Knitting Needles

Notes:  B = border stitch of 2 knit stitch on each side.
P3Tog = Purl 3 together (www.knittinghelp.com)
There are rows where you will have more stitches on your needle.  I have added the number of stitches you should have on those rows.

Cast on:      Multiple of 2 (18 + 4 = 22 stitches)


Border:
Row 1:        Knit across.
Row 2:        Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:        B2, P18, B2.
Row 2:        B2, *K1, (K1, P1, K1) in next stitch; Rep from * across, end B2. (40 sts)
Row 3:        B2, *K3, P1; repeat from *, end B2.
Row 4:        B2, *K1, P3Tog; repeat from *; end B2 (22 sts).
Row 5:        B2, P18, B2.
Row 6:        B2, *(K1, P1, K1) in next stitch, K1; repeat from *, end B2, (40 sts)
Row 7:        B2, *P1, K3; repeat from *; end B2.
Row 8:        B2, *P3Tog, K1; repeat from *, B2. (22 sts).

Repeat rows 1-8 till desired length (I worked rows 1-8 two more times and rows 1-5 one more time.

Border:
Row 1:        Knit across
Row 2:        Knit across

Bind off, weave in ends.


This makes a thicker item and you could use either side for show.  I would work a dishcloth for no more than 34 stitches because of its consistency. It is a multiple of 2 stitches, so you could make almost anything from this stitch.


Janet Nogle

































































Friday, December 1, 2017

December Swatches

Because this is a month that people take vacations I will post both swatches.  I am also posting a swatch I used last year.  You have 2 that you can use as coasters for Christmas.

December 5th 2017 Swatch Wreath Swatch

Copyright Janet Nogle 2017 ©


Materials:  1 skein cotton yarn, I used red.  #6 or #7 US Knitting needles
Cast on:  22

Border:
Rows 1-2: Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:              Knit across.
Row 2:             B2, P18 B2.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 three (3) more times.

Body:
Row 9:     B2, K6, P6, K6, B2.
Row 10:   B2, P5, K8, P5, B2.
Row 11:   B2, K4, P10, K4, B2.
Row 12:   B2, P3, K5, P2, K5, P3, B2.
Row 13:   B2, K3, P3, K6, P3, K3, B2.
Row 14:   B2, P3, K3, P6, K3, P3, B2.
Row 15:   B2, K3, P4, K4, P4, K3, B2.
Row 16:   B2, P3, K4, P4, K4, P3, B2.
Row 17:   B2, K4, P10, K4, B2.
Row 18:   B2, P5, K8, P5, B2.
Row 19:   B2, K6, P6, K6, B2.
Row 20:   B2, P18, B2,
Row 21:   Knit across
Row 22:   B2, P18, B2.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 three (3) more times.

Border:
Rows 1 & 2:      Knit Across
Bind off
Weave in ends.

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Dec 20th 2017 Pine Trees in Lace Swatch




This isn’t a difficult pattern but it does require you paying close attention.  By that I mean, you will do Purl stitches and the next direction will be to YO K1.  After the Purl stitch you can just leave the yarn where it is because it is already in the “YO” position.  When doing the S2KP stitch unless it says YO, make sure you have your yarn in the back of your work because this is a knitted stitch.  You should always have 33 stitches at the end of the row, if you have 34 or 35, you probably failed to put the yarn in the back prior to doing a S2KP.   Just pay attention to your instructions. 

This is a beautiful design but because of the large amount of stitches required I just turned this into a small dishcloth.  A larger cloth can be accomplished by adding 2 additional stitches on each border and do 4 stitches instead of 2.

Knitted in a multiple of 18 sts, + 11 and a 16-row repeat.
Cast on:  33 stitches

Materials:  I used a skein of green yarn.
Border:
Row 1 & 2:       Knit across
Row 1 - right side: B2, K1, * yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo, k9; rep from * to last 12 sts, yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo, k1, B2.
Row 2 and all wrong side rows: B2, P29, B2.
Row 3: B2, K1, * k1, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k10; rep from * to last 12 sts, k1, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k2, B2.
Row 5: B2, K1, * k2, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k11; rep from * to last 12 sts, k2, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k3, B2.
Row 7: B2, K1, * k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k12; rep from * to last 12 sts, k3, yo, S2KP, yo, k4, B2
Row 9: B2, K1, * k9, yo, p3, S2KP, p3, yo; rep from * to last 12 sts, k10, B2.
Row 11: B2, K1, * k10, yo, p2, S2KP, p2, yo, k1; rep from * to last 12 sts, k10, B2.
Row 13: B2, K1, * k11, yo, p1, S2KP, p1, yo, k2; rep from * to last 12 sts, k10, B2.
Row 15: B2, K1, * k12, yo, S2KP, yo, k3; rep from * to last 12sts, k10, B2.
Row 16: B2, P29, B2.
Repeat rows 1-16 and then rows 1-8 once more and work border:
Border:
Row 1 & 2:       Knit across.
(I worked rows 1-16 a total of 2 times and then worked rows 1-8 once more and then worked the border)


Knitting abbreviations:
K: Knit | P: Purl | Yo: Yarn over.
S2KP: sl2tog-k1-p2sso - Slip 2 stitches together as if to knit 2 stitches together, knit1, pass the slip stitches one at a time over the stitch just knitted and drop them.\

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December 5th 2016 Swatch – Christmas Tree Coaster
Copyright © Janet Nogle 2016



Materials:  1 skein yarn, #6 US Knitting Needles
Cast onCast on 23 stitches
This would make a great scarf or table cloth.
Border:
Row 1:           Knit across.
Row 2:           Knit across.

Pattern:
Row 1:           Knit across.
Row 2:           K2, P19 K2
Row 3:           K10, P3, K10.
Row 4:           K2, P8, K3, P8, K2
Row 5:           K10, P3, K10
Row 6:           K2, P8, K1, P1, K1, P8, K2.
Row 7:           K9, P2, K1, P2, K9.
Row 8:           K2, P6, K2, P3, K2, P6, K2.
Row 9:           K7, P2, K5, P2, K7
Row 10:        K2, P4, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K2, P4, K2.
Row 11:        K5, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K5.
Row 12:        K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P3, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2.
Row 13:        K3, P2, K2, P2, K5, P2, K2, P2, K3.
Row 14:        K2, P1, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P1, K1, P2, K2, P2, K1, P1, K2.
Row 15:        K5, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K5.
Row 16:        K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P3, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2.
Row 17:        K3, P1, K3, P2, K5, P2, K2, P1, K4.
Row 18:        K2, P4, K2, P2, K1, P1 K1, P2, K2, P4, K2.
Row 19:        K5, P2, K2, P2, K1, P2, K2, P2, K5.
Row 20:        K2, P3, K1, P2, K2, P3, K2 P2, K1, P3, K2.
Row 21:        K7, P2, K5, P2, K7.
Row 22:        K2, P5, K1, P7, K1, P5, K2.
Row 23:        K10, P1, K1, P1, K10.
Row 24:        K2, P7, K2, P1, K2, P7, K2.
Row 25:        K9, P1, K3, P1, K9.
Row 26:        K2, P8, K1, P1, K1, P8, K2.
Row 27:        K11, P1, K11.
Row 28:        K2, P19, K2.
Row 29:        Knit across.

Border:
Row 1:           Knit across.
Row 2:           Knit across.
Bind off, weave in ends.





Janet Nogle