Tuesday, February 21, 2017

18" Doll Pussyhat

Modeled by "Molly" (American Girl Doll)

Elizabeth F Stabler ; LizaKnitter on Ravelry

#5 needles, either circular or dp's.  Using circular needles will required the "magic loop" technique
 50-60 yds sport weight yarn, such as Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport or Cascade 220 Sport
Darning needle
Gauge: 20 sts to 4"

Cast on 60 sts in k2p2 rib.  Continue for 15 rows or until work is  1 ½”long.
Change to st st and knit until the work is 5" long.  Put 34 sts on each of two needles (or the ends of circular needles) and join, using either the Kitchener st or 3-needle bind-off.  
 With a darning needle weave in the loose ends.
dp’s – double point needles
k – knit
p - purl
st st – stocking or stockingette stitch
sts – stitches
yds - yards

Monday, September 01, 2014

PICC Sleeve

My son-in-law's PICC was inserted at the elbow joint.  Instead of lying flat the PICC is perpendicular to the joint. He therefore needed a PICC sleeve through which the PICC could be inserted and then covered. 


160 yds  sport weight yarn (I used 2 ¼ ounces of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Medium)
#3 42 inch circular needle or any length to allow for magic loop technique.
Gauge: 27 sts and 44 rows to 4 inches (6.75 sts to 1 inch)
Finished size: 9 ½ inches diameter, 7 ½ inches long when folded

Chain Edge Stitch 
Work to last stitch.  Pick up strand between the stitch on the right hand needle and the one remaining on the left hand needle and loop it onto the left hand needle.  Bring yarn in front, slip the loop + last stitch onto right hand needle so that the front “leg” of both stitches is in the back (instead of the usual way). Turn the work and to begin next row, knit the last stitch and the picked loop together.  Make sure this is loose because it will make a very tight edge if the yarn is pulled too tightly.

Cast on 64 stitches loosely and k2p2 rib for 1 inch, or 8 rows.
Begin stocking stitch and continue until work from cast-on edge is 4 ¾ inches.
Divide work into two sections of 32 stitches each, designating one as the front.
On the back section continue stocking stitch until ribbing.
On the front, for two rows, k 13, p1k1 for 6 sts, k13
Next row, begin slit. Knit back and forth on the circular needles as if using straight needles, beginning and ending the row at the slit, preferable using the chain edge stitch [Ch Edge] for smooth edges at each end of the row.
Row 1: Ch Edge 1, k2 , p 58 ,k 2 Ch Edge 1
Row 2: Ch Edge 1, k2 ,k 58 ,k 2 Ch Edge 1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until the slit is 1 ½ inches long, about 20 rows.
Resume circular knitting. 
k2p2 rib for 1 inch, or 8 rows
K1 1 row for the fold line
Begin reverse st st and continue for just under 5 ½ inches from the fold line
k2p2 rib for 1 inch, or 8 rows
Bind off with a very loose bind off