Saturday, February 27, 2021

Soft Texture Dish/Wash Cloth

 Soft Texture Dish/Wash Cloth


Needle Size 6
Yarn - Peaches and Creme White Cotton
Finished size 9 x 10

Pattern
Cast on 43 stitches

Row 1: (RS) Knit
Rows 2 - 7: Knit
Row 8: K7, (P1 K3) 8 times, K4
Row 9: Knit
Rows 10 and 11: Rep Rows 8 and 9 
Row 12: K5, P1, (K3, P1) 8 times, K5
Row 13: Knit

Repeat rows 8 - 13 until it measures 8 inches (or longer if you want a bigger cloth) ending with a Row 8 and a Row 12

Next 7 Rows - Knit
Bind off all stitches

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Baby Hat

Baby Cap 

Pattern

Size 8 needles
4 ply Soft Yarn 

Cast on 54 stitches
Work in Knit 1, Purl 1 ribbing for 16 rows, approximately 2 inches

Change to Stockinette stitch
Knit 1 row, Purl 1 row for 24 rows

Decrease rows
Row 1: Knit 3, knit 2 together across
Row 2: Purl 2, purl 2 together across
Row 3: Knit 1, Knit 2 together across
Row 4: Knit 2 together across

Cut a long length of yarn for sewing.  Gather remaining stitches and sew top securely. 
Continue sewing to complete back seam

Thursday, February 11, 2021

A couple more knitted wash/dish cloths.


 Knitted using cotton yarn, Peaches and Creme.
Color - Oasis

Monday, February 8, 2021

February's Blanket

Baby Blanket for February 


Yarn used - Simply Soft by Caron

Weave-its
70 squares

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Wash/ Dish Clothes

Knitted Wash/Dish Cloths


 Knitted on size 6 needles using a cotton yarn called Peaches and Creme

Cast on 3 stitches
KNIT 1, add a stitch in front of next stitch then KNIT rest of row
Repeat every row till 45 stitches on needle 
Then start decreasing 
KNIT 2 KNIT 2 together, KNIT to end of row. 
Repeat every row till stitches are gone.

Cloth is a 7 1/2 inch square.  If you want a bigger cloth add more the 45 stitches before you start to decrease.

Very easy.
I love the softness of the clothes and use them for washing my face. 
Many people use them as dish cloths too.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

All About Weave-its

 I first became aware of Weave-its when I was a little girl watching my Gramma make these little squares and turn them into beautiful afghans.  She made me one of my very own and I still have it to this day.

There are 304 squares in this one.
I can't even guess how many she made over the years.


One day I asked her if she would show me how to make the squares.
That day I learned how to make Weave-it squares and have been 
making them ever since.

The regular size afghan has 304 squares in it.
I make baby blankets that have 126 squares 
and the new born blankets I make have 70.
Used to keep track of how many I've made but have lost count.

The squares are made on a 4 inch square Weave-it loom.
Yarn is put on the loom back and forth three times with enough yarn left to weave a fourth layer back and forth with a long needle.

The looms my Gramma used were wooden ones made by my Grandpa.
When my Gramma taught me how to make the weave-its she also gave me one of the looms Grandpa made and I used it for many years.

What patience he had to make them.  He nailed all those little nails in the wood and then took all the heads off the nails.

One day Ken and I were looking around in an antique shop years ago and he spotted two weave-it looms.  We bought both of them and I have been using them since then. They are plastic. There was also a small blue 1 inch square loom and we bought that one too.


These instructions came with the looms.


Weaving back and forth (upper left). Done weaving 
and ready to pop it off the loom. (upper right)
Popped off the loom. (lower left)
Finished square after weaving in the ends. (lower right)


Then they squares are sewn together into strips and then the strips are
sewn together using the same yarn that you used to make the squares.

  • You can use different yarns but use the same for each project.
  • Using different weight yarn will give you different results.  A light weight yarn will obviously give you a lighter afghan. 
  • For a different look you can put the yarn on the loom with one color and weave-it with another color.  

 Hope this answered any questions you might have.
Visit this website for more information about Weave-its.

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