Weekly pattern

This week’s pattern

This week we are going a bit retro.

Arthur’s mum asked me to knit him a little vest and going through my patterns – most of which were pretty retro – I came across a little tank top that just fitted the bill.

It is knitted in 4ply wool and has contrasting stripes. Instead of a contrasting colour, I have decided to use contrasting stitches and have formed a band of reverse stocking stitch in varying depths to break the plain look of this little beauty.

I plan to knit the tank top a bit longer too.

Way back in the ’70s, we wore things up around the waist, today, that would just look plain short.

A few extra rows is all it will take to bring it up-to-date. For a .pdf of the original pattern please click here. I will post updates regularly.

Stitch #3

This week’s stitch is Strawberry Stitch. Once again when looking for a youTube tutorial, I found several different techniques for this stitch, but have gone with the instructions from my little book.

LoveKnittingThe book suggests this stitch would be best in a light weight yarn, but I don’t see why you should limit yourself to that.

I am sure it would make a lovely pattern in any weight yarn. To prove so, I did the sampler in 8ply acrylic and the pattern came out well.

The stitch is made up of a multiple 12 stitches plus one. There are 10 rows in this pattern, which is a little more complicated than our previous stitch.

Strawberry stitch

Instructions

Row 1: (RS) S1, k1, psso, *k4, yo, k1, yo,k4, s1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat s1, k1, psso, instead of s1, k2tog, psso.
Row 2: P2tog, *(p3, yo,) twice, p3, p3tog,; rep from *, end last repeat p2tog instead of p3tog.
Row 3: S1, k1, psso, *k2, yo, k5, yo,k2, s1, k2tog, psso; rep from *, end last repeat s1, k1, psso, instead of s1, k2tog, psso.
Row4: P2tog, *p1, yo, p7, yo, p1, p3tog; rep from *, end last repeat p2tog instead of p3tog.
Row 5: S1, k1, psso, *k9, yo, s1, k2tog, psso, yo; rep from *, end last repeat s1, k1, psso, instead of s1, k2tog, psso.
Row 6: P1, *yo, p4, p3tog, p4, yo, p1; rep from *
Row 7: K2, *yo, k3, s1, k2tog, psso, k3, yo, k3; rep from *, end last repeat k2.
Row 8: P3, *yo, p2, p3tog, p2, yo, p5; rep from *, end last repeat p3.
Row 9: K4, *yo, k1, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1, yo, k7; rep from *, end last repeat k4.
Row 10 P5, *yo, p3tog, yo, p9; rep from *, end last repeat p5.
Repeat rows 1 to 10.

Knitted scarves for cats?

The latest fashion for your feline friend in Japan are these little scarves.

We all know how much the Japanese love their animals. For the latest in feline fashion in Japan read on. I would love to get into the market for making these.

At US$17 plus per item, think how many you would get out of a ball of wool and how little time they would take to knit. You could really make a killing.

And to finish off, I think this little
gem says it all.

 

 

 

 

 

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