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Monday, November 30, 2009

Two-fer

"Unity can only be manifested by the Binary. Unity itself and the idea of Unity are already two."
-Buddha

I know, I know...I said one a week...but this time of year time is of the essence. And since the second pattern was finished up so quickly - a couple hours folks, seriously! - I decided to give you both this week.

First up...

a unisex pattern that reminds me of old English stone walls, hence the name.

STONEHENGE

size: 6 in. tall by 20 in. around
materials:
150 yds. worsted weight yarn
model done in Rowan Lima: peru
Size 8 (US) 24 in. round needles, stitch marker
gauge: 6 st = 1 in.


DIRECTIONS


Cast on 144 stitches. Join, taking care not to twist stitches. Place marker at beginning and work in round.

Purl 2 rounds.

Now work in sixteen round repeat as follows:

Rounds 1, 3, & 5: *K6, (K1tbl, P1) twice, K1tbl, K1; rep from * to end of round.
Rounds 2 & 4: *P6, (SL1, P1) three times; rep from * to end of round.
Round 6: *K6, (SL1, P1) twice, SL1, K1; rep from * to end of round.
Round 7: * (K1tbl, P1) twice, K1tbl, K1; rep from * to end of round.
Round 8: * (SL1, P1) twice, SL1, K1; rep from * to end of round.
Rounds 9, 11, & 13: *(K1tbl, P1) twice, K1tbl, K7; rep from * to end of round.
Rounds 10 & 12: *(SL1, P1) twice, SL1, P7; rep from * to end of round.
Round 14: *(SL1, P1) twice, SL1, K7; rep from * to end of round.
Rounds 15 & 16: As rounds 7 & 8.

Repeat 16 rounds four times (64 rounds of pattern / 66 rounds total.)

Purl 2 rounds.

Bind off loosely and weave ends in. Do not block.

K – knit
P-purl
Ktbl – knit through back loop
SL – slip stitch purlwise

Next?

You gotta LOVE this one! Only took a couple hours. the yarn is yummy and I can get at least two of them out of a single skein, maybe even three!

I googled synonyms for beauty and seriously considered naming her “Pulchritudenous!” LOL!

COMELY

size: 4½ in. tall by 18 in. around
materials: 75 yds. worsted weight yarn
model done in Madelinetosh worsted: lepidoptera
Size 6 (US) 24 in. round needles, cable needle, stitch marker
Gauge: cable = ¾ in.

DIRECTIONS
Cast on 99 stitches. Join, taking care not to twist stitches. Place marker at beginning and work in round.

Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: Purl.

Now work in twelve row repeat as follows:

Rounds 1 & 9: *Cable 4 right, P1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, P1; rep from * to end of round.
Round 2 and all even rounds: *K4, P1, K5, P1; rep from * to end of round.
Rounds 3, 7, & 11: * K4, P1, YO, K1, SK2P, K1, YO, P1; rep from * to end of round.
Round 5: *K4, P1, YO, SSK, K1, K2tog, YO, P1; rep from * to end of round.

Repeat 12 rounds twice. On third repeat, end with round 9 ( 33 rounds of pattern / 35 rounds total.)

Round 36: Purl.
Round 37: Knit.

Bind off loosely and weave ends in.
K – knit
P-purl YO-yarnover SSK – slip, slip, knit
K2tog-knit 2 together
SK2P – slip 1, knit 2 tog, pass slipped stitches over.
Cable 4 right – place 2 stitches on cable needle and drop to back. Knit next 2 stitches, then stitches from cable needle

Turn your face to the sun, share the joy, & tell your friends.

I'll put another batch of Christmas cookies in the oven...

12 comments:

Rebecca in TN said...

I have some beautiful yarn that should do great for these...thanks so much.

dawnmarieg said...

WOW, gorgeous Susan, I really love these patterns, so beautiful. Thank you so much I will definitely give them a try, I've never done cables before but I'll learn! Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

mono said...

Both looks great! Thanks for sharing! =)

Jenntly Juniper said...

You're so nice to create and share in this way. Thank you.

SweetBay said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely patterns. I planned to start with
Stonehenge but Comely is calling.....

Mimi said...

Where did the K7 come from?

Susan Pandorf said...

The horizontal sections overlap the vertical sections so the division is always 5 vertical to 7 horizontal. In the first half of the stitch pattern it is divided into 6 and 1.

Mimi said...

Thanks for answering my question. I used stitch markers to separate the sections, because I like to knit and watch tv. When I got to the K7,I thought I'd made a horrible mistake somewhere.

Again, thank you for explaining.

sandrashappyplace said...

thank EWE for the link and pattern! LOVELY!

CraftyCarole said...

love the stonehenge... i've been busy making cowls for gifts this year... I'll probably make both of yours.. thanks so much for sharing the patterns!

Marina said...

Is this pattern made for English or continental style? It seems like the KTBL stitch would give different results...

Susan Pandorf said...

I'm not familiar with continental style - maybe ask another knitter? what you want is to twist the stitches a half turn to clockwise.

sorry to not be of more help