Sunday 23 December 2012

Quiet Over Christmas

I'm going quiet for a while.  Mum was taken into hospital with pneumonia a couple of days ago.  Very, very poorly.  We spend our days and nights with her.

Much love to all of you over Christmas.

Guess What?

Gift Bag with Vintage Button
Guess What?  Once again I forgot to write down what I was doing and although I know this is a slip stitch, I don't know which one.  Will I ever learn?

Friday 21 December 2012

Slip Stitches Again

Gift Bag in a version of Garter Slip Stitch
Using multiples of 2 + 1 stitches cast on

1st row (right side): Knit
2nd row : Knit
3rd row: K1, *sl 1 purlwise, k1; rep. from * to end.
4th row: K1, *yf, sl 1 purlwise, yb, k1; rep. from * to end.
Rep. these 4 rows.

The trick is in the order of the colour changes.  Options are :
- work rows 1 and 2 in colour A and then 3 and 4 in colour B.
- 2 rows in A, 2 rows in B and 2 rows in C throughout 
- 1 row each in colour A, B, and C throughout

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Houndstooth Pattern

A small gift bag in Houndstooth Stitch
Christmas gives me the opportunity to play with my favourite slip stitches, making little knitted items.  This Houndstooth Pattern is very effective and I would like to see it in black and white in a little boxy jacket, Chanel style.

Knitted in two colours
Cast on multiples of 3 stitches in Colour A

1st row (right side) : Using A, k1, *sl 1 purlwise, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, sl 1 purlwise, k1
2nd row: Using A, purl.
3rd row: Using B, *sl1 purlwise, k2; rep from * to end.
4th row: Using B, purl.

Repeat these 4 rows.

Sunday 16 December 2012

Christmas is getting to me a bit

Christmas gift bag in Ribbon Stitch
Ribbon stitch is a favourite slip stitch of mine.  Looks fine in Christmassy colours,  but even better in other colourways.
The Reverse