Thursday, December 14, 2006

BACK TO KNITTING!


Here is a little pattern that I (yes, me, who is not a fast knitter) knit in less than two hours.
LADY'S CRAVAT

You will need about an ounce of some soft and yummy yarn and either straight or circular needles that are the appropriate size for your yarn.

Cast on 25 stitches, loosely.
Row 1) Knit 11, knit 3 together, knit 11.
Row 2) Knit 23.
Row 3) Knit 10, knit 3 together, knit 10.
Row 4) Knit 21.
Row 5) Knit 9, knit 3 together, knit 9.
Row 6) Knit 19.

Continue in this manner, decreasing by knitting 3 together every odd numbered row and knitting every even numbered row until there are 9 stitches left. (It may help to mark the odd row side with a safety pin.)

Knit every row until work measures at least 22”. You can make it longer if you wish.

Begin increases:
Row 1) Knit 4, knit 3 stitches in next stitch, knit 4.
Row 2) Knit 11.
Row 3) Knit 5, knit 3 stitches in next stitch, knit 5.
Row 4) Knit 13.
Row 5)Knit 6, knit 3 stitches in next stitch, knit 6.
Row 6) Knit 15.

Continue in this manner, increasing in the center stitch every odd row and knitting every even row, until there are 25 stitches. Bind off loosely. Weave in ends and steam lightly to block, if desired.

Now, make another one using a different, delicious yarn!

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Cute! Well, the pattern sounds clever and the bunny is cute, anyway :-) Show us a pic of the cravat too? Though more bunny pictures is always good ... :-)

My cat does sometimes look like a bunny. (Unfortunately, she also EATS bunnies. We try to prevent this.)

Hedera is one of Cookie's patterns in Knitty, I think. If you look at the Works in Progress sidebar on my blog, I think it links to the pattern. I'm using the same yarn as Cookie did, purchased from one of her destashes! It's a pretty green though.