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Summer Jacket – Free Pattern!

A couple of years ago I was given a full bag of crochet yarn, and for a while it just sat there collecting dust. I avoid crocheting if I can! Usually when I knit, I’ll watch something on my TV, and my hands automatically do what they’re supposed to do. Not foreign films though. I don’t have the skill to count stitches in my head AND read subtitles at the same time.

Last Spring I figured I would do somethingIMG_20150506_133033 about all that yarn, and the first thing I knitted was this short Summer jacket. It’s a fairly simple jacket to make, only trouble I had with it was the chafing on my index finger from the yarn (I might have been holding the yarn a little too tight). I thought I would share the simple pattern I made for this one, at the bottom of the post you can download the pdf with knitting chart =). Bare in mind that the pattern may be a little off. I knitted this a year ago, without writing down what I did. I had to retrace my steps. I did my best!

Summer jacket

Needle size: 3mmIMG_20150427_133215
Gauge: 30sts = 10cm
Measuring tip: measure the jacket laying down.
Yarn: Sesia 52 beige, 50g
Skeins: 6-7
Other material:  10 buttons

The jacket measures 37cm from the neck down. The arms measures (from the inside) 10cm, and from neck line to the end of the arm is 25cm.

This jacket is worked back and forth from bottom to top on circular needles.

Explanations:
*knit 2sts together in back loop* = you can either knit them together in the back loop of the stitches, or you can slip on stitch to the right needle, knit 1st and slip the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*knit 3sts together* = slip 1st to the right needle, knit 2sts together, slip the slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*Raglan: knit till 3sts before marker, *knit 2sts together in back loop, purl 1st, knit 2sts, knit 2sts together*. Decrease every second round.

 

Cast on 252sts (first and last stitch are edge stitches, and is not a part of the pattern. Knit edge stitches on both sides). Purl first row, the next 16 rows knit ribbed, *knit 2sts, purl 2sts* over all sts, the 2 first and 2 last stitches are knitted (do not include edge stitches).

 

Pattern (diamond pattern):
1.row: knit 4sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 IMG_20150427_133249yarn over, *knit 1 st, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 5sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over*. Repeat *..* 18 more time. On the last 8sts (not including edge stitch) knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 4sts.

2.row: purl all sts.

3.row: knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, *knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1yarn over, knit 1st*. Repeat *..* until the last 8sts. Knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts.

4.row: purl all sts.

5.row: knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts, *knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts*. Repeat *..* until the last 8sts, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts.

6.row: purl all sts.

7.row: knit 1st, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, *knit 4sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts*. Repeat *..* until the last 8sts, knit 4sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st.

8.row: purl all sts.

9.row: knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts, *knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts*. Repeat *..* until the last 8sts, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts.

10.row: purl all sts.

11.row: knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, *knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st*. Repeat *..* until last 8sts, knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts.

12.row: purl all sts.

13.row: knit 4sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, *knit 1st, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 5sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop*. Repeat *..* until last 8sts, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 4sts.

14.row: purl all sts.

15.ro: knit 5sts, 1 yarn over, *knit 3sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 7sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Repeat *..* until last 8sts, knit 3sts together, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 5sts.

16.row: purl all sts.

Repeat pattern 4,5 more times (about 21cm long), or as long as you want your jacket to be. On row 88 cast off for armholes by knitting the first 57sts (in pattern), cast off 12sts, knit 114sts, cast off 12sts, knit the remaining 57sts. Put piece aside and start on the arms.

 

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Arms:
Cast on 90sts (first and last are edge stitches). If you want to knit in a round on dpn, only cast on 88sts. Knit ribbed (knit 2sts, purl 2sts) for 16rows. Knit pattern 2,5 times (40 rows, or how many rows you need to get approx. 10cm). Cast off 14sts if you’ve worked back and forth (the 7 first and 7 last sts), cast off 12sts if you’ve worked in round.
When both arms are done, slip them on to same circular needles as the body, where armholes were cast off. Insert 1 marker in all transitions between sleeves and body (4 markers). Continue to knit in pattern, at the same time decrease for raglan (see explanations). When you’ve knitted a total of 31cm/8,5 pattern repeats, start working an elevation in the back (you can either cast off stitches, or slip stitches to the right as if you were doing short rows).
Slip 2sts (or cast of 2sts) at both the beginning and at the end of every row while at the same time continuing with pattern and raglan. Do this 10 times (or however many times till the piece measures 33cm).

 

Neck:
If you’ve cast off stitches during the elevation in the back, pick up new stitches. Increase or decrease (depending on your size of course) to 120sts, and knit ribbed *knit 2sts, purl 2sts*. Remember first and last stitch are edge stitches. Knit ribbed until it measures 2cm, cast off.

 

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Right Band:
Pick up 124sts for band along the right side, first and last stitch are edge stitches. Knit ribbed *knit 2sts, purl 2sts* for 7 rows.
On 8th row, make buttonholes: Knit 7sts in rib, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, *knit 10sts in rib, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together* 9 times, finish the last 7sts in rib.
Knit ribbed 6 more rows, cast off.

 

Left Band:
Pick up 124sts for band along the left side, knit ribbed *knit 2sts, purl 2sts* 14 rows. Remember first and last stitch are edge stitches. Cast off.

Sew in all end (sew arms together if you’ve knitted them back and forth), sew on buttons.

 

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Purple field of daisies cowl – free pattern!

20150412_145939I finished this long cowl a few days ago, it’s going to be a birthday/Christmas gift to someone. Or maybe it won’t, who can tell =P. It will be a gift =). Every time I’m finished with a knitting project, I hand wash whatever it is I’ve done. I do that every time. One of the things that annoy me with knitting cloths, is when you try them on in a clothing store that seem to fit just fine. And after that first wash, theyimage-2014103112061142 don’t really do that anymore. So I get that first wash out of the way, the yarn gets that extra smidge of a stretch, and they smell nice and clean. Old habits die hard and all that! I do apologize for the pictures, I’m not a genius, and for some reason the purple color changed a little. The actual color is on the picture of the skein.

 

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I’ve called this cowl purple field of daisies, because of the color purple and the pattern reminds me of daisies. This is what you need to make this cozy cowl:

Circular needles size 4mm/US size 6
Gauge (Falk): 22sts = 4inches

6-7 skeins. I used Falk (50g = 1 3/4 oz, 106m = 116yds) on this cowl, a nice wool yarn. If you choose a different type of yarn, be sure you have the same yarn length if you’re knitting the same size as this one.

Measuring tip: Hold the cowl up when you measure, so that the pattern stretches a little. Full length of the cowl is approx. 48cm. If you want your cowl wider or slimmer, the main pattern is 12sts long.

Explanations:
*knit 2sts together in back loop* =  slip one st knitwise, knit 1st, pass slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*knit 3sts together* =  slip 1st knitwise, knit 2sts together, pass slipped stitch over the stitch you just knitted.
*7.round: the first *knit 3sts together* = knit the 2sts at the beginning of the round, take the last sts from the previous round and slip over. Only the first *knit 3sts together*.

Cast on 228sts on circular needles.
Knit one round, purl one round (garter stitch).

Knit pattern (there’s a knitting chart at the end of the pdf file):
1.round: *knit 1 sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.

2.round: Knit over all sts.

3.round: *knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

4.round: Knit over all sts.

5.round: *knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop*. Knit *..* over all sts.

6.round: Knit over all sts.

7.round: *knit 3sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.

8.round: Knit over all sts.

9.round: *knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

10.round: Knit over all sts.

11.round: *knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, 1yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop*. Knit *..* over all sts.

12.round: Knit over all sts.

13.round: * knit 1st, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together*. Knit *..* over all sts.

14.round: Knit over all sts.

15.round: *knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts, knit 2sts together*. Knit *..* over all sts.

16.round: Knit over all sts.

17.round: *knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.

18.round: Knit over all sts.

19.round: *knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 3sts together, 1yarn over, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

20.round: Knit over all sts.

21.round: *knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.

22.round: Knit over all sts.

23.round: *knit 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in back loop, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

24.round: Knit over all sts.

Repeat this pattern (these 24 rounds) 6 times in length. After you’ve done the pattern, finish off by one round purl, one round knit, one round purl while casting off. Sew in ends.

20150412_145507Finished result. For20150412_145547 pdf file, click on the red link below =).

 

 

 

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Long wrist warmers – free pattern!

I’ve finished a pair of new wrist warmers, they’re going to be a gift to someone. If it’s for a birthday or Christmas, I’m not sure yet. Nor am I going to tell who it’s for, there are eyes everywhere! =P

Anyway, I thought I would share the pattern I’ve made, and here it is. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you can find a downloadable pattern to print out. The PDF file also consist of knitting charts =).
(please let me know if there are some horrible mistakes in the pattern, I’ve gone blind on stitches and cast off’s =P).

Long wrist warmers – multicolored and patterned

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Needle size : 3mm (knitted on dpn)

Gauge: 10cm x 10cm = 23sts x 30rows

Yarn: any yarn you can use on needle size 3mm, here are some examples of yarn you can use; Drops Alpaca, Drops Fabel, Drops Lace, Drops Kid-Silk, Drops Baby Merino, Drops Safran.

If you copy my wrist warmers down to theIMG_20150327_152521 last row, you need half a skein for each color. If you have another color scheme in mind, you’ll need between 150g and 250g (4-5skeins). If you do like me, and use up leftover yarn from your stash, you should divide you smaller skeins into 2, one for each wrist warmer. This way you’ll get an even divide in your color scheme, without having to worry if you have enough/same amount of yarn for both wrist warmers.

Measuring tip: make the measures while the piece is lying flat. It will stretch a little when you put them on. They measure about 37cm.

The wrist warmers are knitted with 6 different patterns, one for each color. Every new color start starts with a purl round. This round is not included in the patterns. The main parts of the patterns are underlined, and can be repeated as many times as you like.

 

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Cast on 60sts, evenly divided on 4 dpn, and join.

Pattern 1:
Round 1 – 21: *knit 2, purl 2*. Repeat *..* over all sts.

Change color.
Round 22: purl.

Pattern 2:
Round 23: *knit 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 24 – 28: knit over all sts.
Round 29: *knit 1sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 30 – 34: knit over all sts.

Round 35 – 40: Repeat rounds 23 – 28.
Round 41 – 43: Repeat round 23 – 25.

Change color.
Round 44: purl

Pattern 3:
Round 45 – 52: *knit 1st, purl 1st* over all sts (ribbed)

Change color.
Round 53: purl.

Pattern 4: (pattern chart on last page)

Round 54 – 55: knit over all sts.
Round 56: *knit 3sts, knit 2sts together in the back loop of the stitches, 1 yarn over, knit 1st,
1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 2sts*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 57: knit over all sts.
round 58: *knit 2sts, knit 2sts together in the back loop of the stitches, 1 yarn over, knit 1st,
2 yarn over (on next round you only knit 1 yarn over and drop
the second yarn over), knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2
together, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 59: knit over all sts.
Round 60: Repeat round 56.
Round 61 – 63: knit all sts.
Round 64: *knit 1sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 5sts, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, 1 yarn over*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 65: knit over all sts.
Round 66: *2 yarn over (on next round you only knit 1 yarn over and drop the second yarn over), knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together, knit 3 sts, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, 1 yarn over, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 67: knit over all sts.
Round 68: Repeat round 64.
Round 69: knit over all sts.
Round 70 – 77: Repeat rounds 54 – 61.

 

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Change color.
Round 78: purl all sts while decreasing 4sts evenly, by knitting 2sts together.

Pattern 5:
Round 79: *knit 1st, purl 1st* (moss stitching). Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 80: *purl 1st, knit 1st*. Knit *..* over all sts.

Round 81 – 95: Repeat rounds 79 and 80.

Change color.
Round 96: purl all sts while decreasing 4sts evenly, by knitting 2sts together.

Pattern 6: (pattern chart on last page)
This pattern will vary in stitch number. Don’t be alarmed, it’s suppose to. When the pattern is knitted through, you’ll be back to the same number stitches as when you started.
Round 97: *purl 6sts, knit 1sts, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 98: Repeat round 97.
Round 100: *purl 6sts, increase 1st, knit 1sts, increase 1st, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 101: *purl 6sts, knit 3sts, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 102: *purl 6sts, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 103: *purl 6sts, knit 5sts, purl 6sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 104: *Purl 4sts, purl 2sts together, knit 2sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 2sts, purl 2sts together, purl 4sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 105: *purl 5sts, knit 7sts, purl 5sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 106: *purl 3sts, purl 2sts together, knit 3 sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 3sts, purl 2sts together, purl 3sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 107: *purl 4sts, knit 9sts, purl 4sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 108: * purl 2sts, purl 2sts together, knit 4sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 4sts, purl 2sts together, purl 2sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 109: *purl 3sts, knit 11sts, purl 3sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 110: *purl 1st, purl 2sts together, knit 5sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 5sts, purl 2sts together, purl 1st*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 111: *purl 2sts, knit 13sts, purl 2sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 112: * Purl 2sts together, knit 6sts, increase 1st, knit 1st, increase 1st, knit 6sts, purl 2sts together*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 113 – 114: *purl 1, knit 15sts, purl 1st*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 115: * purl 1sts, knit 7sts, purl 1st, knit 7sts, purl 1st*. Repeat over all sts.
Round 116: *purl 1sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, purl 1st, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, knit 3sts, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, purl 1st*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 117: *purl 2sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, purl 3sts, 1 yarn over, knit 2sts together in the back loops of the stitches, knit 1st, knit 2sts together, 1 yarn over, purl 2sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 118: *purl 3sts, knit 3sts together (slip 1st, knit 2sts together, slip slipped stitch over the knitted stitch), purl 5sts, knit 3sts together, purl 3sts*. Repeat *..* over all sts.
Round 119: purl over all sts.

 

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Change color.
Round 120: purl.

Pattern 7:
(now we begin to increase for the thumb)
Round 121: knit 6sts, increase 2sts on each side of the 7th stitch by picking up the yarn between stitches. Knit the remaining sts:
Round 122: knit all sts.
Round 123: knit 6 sts, increase 1st, knit 3 sts, increase 1st. Knit the remaining sts.
Round 124: knit all sts.
Round 125: knit 6sts, increase 1st, knit 5sts, increase 1st. Knit the remaining sts.
Round 126: knit all sts.
Round 127: knit 6sts, increase 1st, knit 7sts, increase 1st. Knit the remaining sts.
Round 128 – 140: Knit all sts.

Change color.
Round 141: purl 6sts, put the 9sts for the thumb on a thread, cast one 7sts, and purl the remaining sts.
Round 142: *knit 2sts, purl 2sts* throughout the round, while decreasing 2sts evenly, 56sts total.
Round 143: *knit 2sts, purl 2sts*, Knit *..* over all sts.
Round 144 – 160: Repeat round 143.
Cast off, sew in ends.

Thumb:
Put the 9sts back on dpn, and pick up 11sts where you cast on 7sts on the hand. Knit 10 rounds *knit 2sts, purl 2sts*. Cast off. Sew in all ends.

 

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Simple poncho!

I’m currently working on some new “features” for my blog, a logo and some new headers for my different categories. While we’re waiting, I thought I would add a free pattern for you. In 2013 I knitted this poncho, of course with leftover yarn from my then massive stash. Every Autumn I’ll buy a fashion magazine (when there’s a “trend bible” filled with knitwear), and look through and see if something tickles my fancy =) This poncho was such a project. I cannot for the love of knits find the picture that inspired me, I don’t remember which clothing designer made the poncho I liked. All I remember is that it was in white and different brown colors, striped and with a few different patterns for the different colors.
Anyway, here is the pattern. If you want to download the pattern and print it out, scroll down to the bottom of this post and hit the “download pattern” =).

Purple poncho

Needle size: 9mm/US size 13 (the needle size should be bigger than what is recommended for the yarn, to make the sts look loose).

Gauge: 18sts approx. 20cm

Yarn: This poncho is knitted with leftover yarn from other projects. You can use any kind of yarn you want. This poncho is knitted with:
Lerke – the neck (single thread)
Falk -deep purple (single thread, very loose sts)
Fritidsgarn – dark blue (single thread)
Drops Alpaca – dark grey (triple thread)
Lima – medium grey (double thread)
Gjestal bomull sport – medium purple (double thread)
Hegre – light grey (single thread, very loose sts)
Boulcè yarn (single thread)

You’ll need approx. 9-11 skeins of yarn (depending on what type of yarn you choose), whatever is left is used for the fringes. The thinner threads are either doubled or tripled. If you double or triple your threads, remember to keep the “new” thread thinner than the needle size you’re using.

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Measuring tips: Make all measurements when the piece is laying flat. The poncho measure approx. 92cm across, 104cm long.

This poncho is knitted in one piece with 3 easy patterns, and the poncho itself is a square. The 3 patterns are underlined. If you start a pattern on purl side, remember to purl instead of knit (and vice versa).
Cast on 80sts (first and last sts are edge stitches, and is knitted on both sides. Do not include them in the patterns).

 

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Pattern 1
Row 1: purl all stitches
*Row 2: *knit 2sts, knit 2sts together, yarn over 1st*, repeat *.* over all sts. last 2sts knit. (purl on purl side, knit on knit side)
Row 3: purl (purl on purl side, knit on knit side)
*Row 4: *knit 2sts together, yarn over 1st, Knit 2sts*, repeat *.* over all sts, last 4sts knit 2sts, knit 2sts together. (purl on purl side, knit on knit side)
Row 5: purl (purl on purl side, knit on knit side)
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 7: purl
Row 8: repeat row 4

Pattern 2
Change color.
Row 9: *purl 1, knit 1* over all sts
Row 10: *knit 1, purl 1* over all sts
Repeat row 9 and 10 five more time.
Row 21: *purl 1, knit 1* over all sts

Pattern 3
Change color.
Row 22: knit all sts
*Row 23: *purl 2sts together, yarn over 1st*, repeat *.* over all sts. (purl on purl side, knit on knit side)
*Row 24: knit (purl on purl side, knit on knit side)

Repeat these 3 patterns in any kind of order you want, for a total of 59 rows. If you’ve ended a color on the purl side of the poncho, remember that the first row you knit has to be purled.

On this poncho the pattern order is:
3th color change: pattern 1 for 10 rows
4th color change: pattern 2 for 13 rows
5th color change: pattern 1 for 10 rows
**6th color change: pattern 1 for 2 rows
(**:  neckline starts after these first 2 rows)

Row 60: knit 29sts in the pattern you’re doing, then cast off 22sts for the neck, knit the last 29sts
Row 61: knit 29sts in the pattern you’re doing, cast on 22sts, knit the last 29sts (now you have a neck hole).
Row 62-67: continue pattern 1 (a total of 10 rows with the 6th color change, 2 rows on one side, 2 rows for neckline/shoulders, 6 rows on the other side)

7th color change: pattern 2 for 4 rows
8th color change: pattern 1 for 12 rows
9th color change: pattern 2 for 11 rows
10th color change: pattern 3 for 8 rows
11th color change: pattern 3 for 3 rows
12th color change pattern 2 for 8 rows
13th and last color change: pattern 1 for 5 rows
Cast off.

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The neck:
Pick up 116sts around the neckline with circular needles/4dpn size 4 1/2mm (US size 7), and join (approx. 3sts on needle size 4 1/2mm for every sts needle size 9mm). *Knit 2, purl 2* around over all sts, until the neck measures approx. 14cm. Cast off. Sew in any ends.

Fringes:
All loose ends on the poncho are used as fringes, so don’t sew them in or anything like that. Add fringes with the yarn you have left. Cut them 40cm long, and loop them through the edge sts, all around the square.

 

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Squared Legwarmers!

Yesterday I finished a new pair of legwarmers for myself.

There are a few ways you can make these legwarmers, and I’ll try and make it easy for you to do (bare in mind, I have never written down any patterns, so I’ll just try to explain).  First off, you have to find  your bulks of leftover yarn. In my case I found all the yarn I had suited for needle size 4 (US size 6), and made a swatch with 14 stitches (that includes 1 edge stitch on each side for sewing), and knitted 16 rows (that includes the cast off row). I then measured it, and the square was approximately 5cm both ways (width and height). Then I measure my leg to see how many squares I would need horizontally.

 

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Since I had an unknown amount of yarn length, I decided to knit the squares separately and sew them together afterwards. This can of course be done differently. If you know the length of your yarn and how you want your colors, you can easily divide your yarn (like one would when knitting f.ex. intarsia) and knit full length rows of squares before sewing the rows together. Either way, there is some sewing involved. I also prefer to knit the squares separately, so I can sort out the different colors afterwards.

 

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I then set out to make my vertical rows. I decided to not “hide” the cast off row, so I sewed them together in the back loop on the cast off stitches and the cast on loops. This is of course a personal choice. If you want a more seamless finish, that is your choice.

 

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As you can see from this picture, I left an open space between row 3 and 4 at the bottom. I did that because I prefer my legwarmers to be slightly wider at the bottom. Again, this is a personal choice. If you prefer to have them straight, sew it all together. If you, like me, want them a little wider, you should knit squares that decreases. I made 2 squares for this purpose. The bottom one started off with 14 stitches, and I decreased 2 stitches every 6th row, and I knitted 16 rows like the other squares. The second square started off with 10 stitches (to match the cast off row from the first square). The second square started to decrease on the second row (4 rows from the previous square + 2 rows on this new one = 6 rows), and I continued to decrease every 6th row until I had 4 stitches left. On the 6th row I knitted the 2 middle stitches together, leaving me with 3 stitches. I knitted 3 rows with 3 stitches, and finished off knitting the 3 stitches together on the 4th row. You can knit it as long as you prefer.

 

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I had decided I wanted a row of buttons on the outside of my legwarmers, so after I had sewed all the squares together, I picked up 48 stitches along both sides and knitted a rib finish (knit 2, purl 2). I made 5 holes for buttons on one side, on one legwarmer on the right side and on the left on the other. On this picture you can see that the bottom legwarmer shows the inside.

 

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I also wanted to have a top and a bottom finish, and I decided to have a rib finish at the top and a garter finish at the bottom. The top part is knitted all the way around. I picked up 13 stitches in the back loop of the cast off IMG_20150312_194606stitches on each square, and also picked up 10 stitches on the ribbed band where the buttons would be sewed on (88 stitches total). The ribbed band with holes is “hanging loose”. On the 4th row I made holes for a ribbon, by knitting *knit 2, purl 2, knit 2, cast on 1 stitch, purl 2 together* all the way around. The bottom has 4 rows, knitted with garter stitches. I picked up stitches in every cast on loop, and picked up 10 stitches on all 4 bands. The 4th row is the cast off row.

Finished product:

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