Step one, featuring Judy’s Magic Cast on and half-hitch directional increases.
Step two, featuring a short row heel and some backward knitting
Step three, featuring a garter stitch cuff and a tidy, mildly stretchy bind-off.
Knitting patterns and crafty ideas.
This double-thickness scarf is knit in the round using the Magic Loop method. One surface shows a Hufflepuff team pride pattern, and the other is a blank canvas for letters naming your position, house, or name in duplicate stitch, illusion, embroidery or intarsia as you prefer.Â Any smooth yarn will do.Â You might use a pom-pon or a button for his dear little snout – and if you’re making this for a small child, may I suggest a bobble, so it doesn’t come off?Â The sample shown here uses safety eyes; you can also just leave the stitch pattern of the eyes showing.
This double-thickness scarf is knit in the round using the Magic Loop method.Â One surface shows a Ravenclaw pride pattern, and the other is a blank canvas for naming your position, house, or name in duplicate stitch, illusion, embroidery or intarsia as you prefer.
This little chart is intended as a supplement to the brilliant Hogwarts Double Knitted Bookscarves by the lovely and brilliant Ann Kingstone. Â Her charts are available on Ravelry.com, a free site for fiber crafters. Â I used this chart to make the double-knitted bookscarf you see here. Â It can also be a repeated stranded motif on a hat or socks or sweater yoke, or used singly as intarsia-work, perhaps on the back of a mitten!
This is a modest addition to the geometrifantastic â€œStockinette Short-Row Sphereâ€ by Brent Annable, found for free on his web site. Â Iâ€™ve simply made an intarsia chart to help you turn one of his spheres into a model of Planet Earth.Â I mean, every kid needs a stuffy planet, right?Â Begin at the International Date Line and work westward (as the sun does). Â You’ll find good success with slightly sticky yarns; smooth yarn such as bamboo would be very tricky. Â 100 yards each of green and blue will be more than sufficient; duplicate stitching Antarctica in white is a nice touch.
Earth Chart for Brent Annable’s Sphere
Double soles, pretty cables, plus felted bulky wool equal toasty toes! Â These use about 100 meters of yarn for each slipper, and I prefer Reynolds Lopi. Â One skein will make one woman’s medium slipper. Â Cast on an additional 10 stitches and get an extra skein of wool for a much larger foot. Â Contrasting dark colors for the soles are recommended.
Itâ€™s the Cold Latitudes Dilemma – how to hold hands with your sweetie on a romantic walk through the snow without getting frostbite?Â A stockinette hand pouch with cuffs!Â Add your own beautiful cables or color work, of course.Â It goes particularly well with a matching pair of mittens, shared by your non-holding hands. Makes a great Valentine’s or engagement gift. Price is $2.00 through PayPal. Â
This very wide, very warm scarf is knit as two long stockinette tubes which loop around and under and over one another.Â Short rows and wrap-and-turn accomplish the various corners.Â This particular cable is copied from the beautiful collarbone tattoos of the talented web spinner at Damask Blue Designs. Â The pattern is very much in “beta test” mode, and I’m pleased to offer it for free until it has been thoroughly test-knitted.
This double-thickness headband is knit in the round along the short dimension, adding rows along the long dimension, joined to the provisional cast-on at the back seam. The stockinette inner surface keeps your ears toasty and the beautiful cables of the outer surface, knit against a reverse stockinette background, are copied from Irelandâ€™s great treasure: The Book of Kells.