Friday, December 15, 2017

December Challenge KAL
Rosie wishes you all a very Merry Christmas!

hi and welcome to our  Dec. KAL challenge!

Are you tired of everything right now?  Does it all seem so much to do?  But you want to knit....but not anything difficult?
 You have come to the right place!

Our Challenge this month is: KNOTS!
yes, really, we are going to put knots into our cloths as we change colors of yarn!

A great use of those scraps of yarn you have!

You can design it any way you want - use colors you like - use only solids or only variegated - make it completely random - or - choose a color theme you like.

The designer cast on 38 stitches, with #6 needles, and garter stitch is used through-out.
When you have come to the end of your yarn, tie another length on - and double knot to keep secure and keep knitting!

  Keeping the knots all one one side does make it look better organized if you want.

Here is my cloth in progress:
 Keeping my KNOTs all on one side, above ['whisker' knots not clipped yet, will do when finished and off the needles]


 The other side, free of the knots.

That's it!
Find the complete description and info at her site:
Whiskers Cloth

Merry Christmas to you all ~

Thursday, November 30, 2017

December KAL's

Here are the KAL's and photos:

December 1st 2017 Christmas Tree

Copyright © Janet Nogle 2015


Materials: 1 skein cotton yarn (2 ½ oz)
                   #6 US knitting Needles
Cast on:    49
Border:   
Rows 1-6: Knit Across.
Pattern:
Row 1:      K4, P41, K4.
Row 2:      Knit Across.
Repeat rows 1 & 2 two more times. Then start body:

Row 3:      K4, P41, K4.
Row 4:      K22, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K22.
Row 5:      K4, P19, K1, P1, K1, P19,, K4.
Row 6:      K22, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K22.
Row 7:      K4, P19, K1 P1, K1, P19, K4.
Row 8:      K22, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K22.
Row 9:      K4, P7, (K1, P1) x13, K1, P7, K4.
Row 10:    K12, (P1, K1) x 12, P1, K12.
Row 11:     K4, P7, (K1, P1) x 13, K1, P7, K4.
Row 12:    K12, (P1, K1) x 12, P1, K12.
Row 13:    K4, P9, (K1, P1) x11, K1, P9, K4.
Row 14:    K12, (P1, K1) x12, P1, K12.
Row 15:    K4, P9, (K1, P1) x 11, K1, P9, K4.
Row 16:    K14, (P1, K1) x 10, P1, K14
Row 17:    K4, P9, (K1, P1) x 11, K1, P9, K4.
Row 18:    K14, (P1, K1) x 10, P1, K14.
Row 19:    K4, P11, (K1, P1) x 9, K1, P11, K4.
Row 20:   K14, (P1, K1) x 10, P1, K14.
Row 21:    K4, P11, (K1, P1) x 9, K1, P11, K4.
Row 22:   K16, (P1, K1) x 8, P1, K16.
Row 23:   K4, P11, (K1, P1) x 9, K1, P11, K4.
Row 24:   K16, (P1, K1) x 8, P1, K16.
Row 25:    K4, P13, (K1, P1) x 7, K1, P13, K4
Row 26:   K16, (P1, K1) x 8, P1, K16.
Row 27:    K4, P13, (K1, P1), x 7, K1, P13, K4.
Row 28:   K18, (P1, K1) x 6, P1, K18.
Row 29:   K4, P13, (K1, P1) x 7, K1, P13, K4.
Row 30:   K18, (P1,, K1) x 6, P1, K18.
Row 31:    K4, P15, (K1, P1)x 5, K1, P15, K4
Row 32:   K18, (P1, K1) x 6, P1, K18.
Row 33:   K4, P15, (K1, P1) x5, K1, P15, K4.
Row 34:   K20, (P1,K1) x4,  P1, K20.
Row 35:    K4, P15, (K1, P1) x 5, K1, P15, K4.
Row 36:   K20, (P1, K1) x 4, P1, K20.
Row 37:    K4, P17, (K1, P1) x3, K1, P17, K4.
Row 38:   K20, (P1, K1) x4, P1, K20.
Row 39:   K4, P17, (K1, P1) x3, K1, P17, K4.
Row 40:   K22, (P1, K1) x2, P1, K22.
Row 41:    K4, P17, (K1, P1) X3, K1, P17, K4.
Row 42:   K22, (P1,, K1) x 2, P1, K22.
Row 43:   K4, P19, (K1, P1) x 1, K1, P19, K4.
Row 44:   K22, (P1, K1) x 2, P1, K22.
Row 45:    K4, P19, K1, P1, K1, P19, K4.
Row 46:   K24, P1, K24.
Row 47:    K4, P19, K1, P1, K1, P19, K4.
Row 48:   K24, P1, K24.
Row 49:   K4, P41, K4.
Row 50:   K24, P1, K24.
Row 51:    K4, P41, K4.
Row 52:    Knit across.
Row 53:    K4, P41, K4.
Row 54:    Knit across.
Row 55:    K4, P41, K4.

Border:
Rows 56-61:      Knit across.
Bind Off
Weave in Ends

Moss Stitch Christmas Tree Design


December 20th 2017 Christmas Lace Dishcloth
©Cathy Waldie, December 23, 2007





Materials:  I used Bernat Holly Jolly Prints for Christmas but would be pretty in red.  #6 US Knitting Needles
Designer:  Cathy Waldie
Notes:  K2Tog = Knit 2 sts together
              YO = Yarn Over

C/O 34 sts

1-6) Knit for bottom border

Begin pattern

7) K3, *K3, K2 tog, YO * 5 times, K6.

8, 10) K3, P28, K3

9) K3, *K3, YO, Sl 1, K1, PSSO,* 5 times, K6.
10) K3, P28, K3

11 – 50) repeat rows (7 – 10) for a total of 11 pattern repeats.

51-57) Knit for top border

58) B/O in P


Cut cotton, weave in ends, and steam block...and you're ready to pair it up for gift giving with the Christmas Joy Kitchen Hanging Hand Towel (pattern in previous post), or use it alone! (not to mention..you're now ready to do the dishes......)
Cathy can be found at:

 Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Janet Nogle























































































Sunday, November 19, 2017

November 20th 2017 KAL - Chessboard Cloth

I recommend any Fall color.  I used Burnt Yellow for this one.
  
I will post the photos either today or tomorrow on our blog.

This is the pattern in its entirety.
Using Lifelines will help with any project. If you aren't sure what that is, there is plenty of info on the Internet about it but it is basically where you put thread or thin yarn through a row already worked, designating that all the rows to that point are error free. You should document what row you put the lifeline in so you have a point of reference. If you make any error after that point, you know you are OK with the previous rows anyway.

Any questions?  Just send a note to the group and we will answer for you.
This KAL is a Lace cloth.



Designer:  Janet Nogle
KAL Name:  Chessboard Cloth
Level of Difficulty:  Easy
Materials: 1 skein of cotton yarn; #6 or #7 US knitting needles.
Cast on:  Multi 14 + 7 (28 + 7= 36 + 6 border+42)
NOTES:  YO:  Yarn Over
K2Tog:  K2 Together

Border:
Rows 1-4:  Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:            K3, P7, *K7, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 2:            K10, *P7, K7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 3:            K3, P7, *K3, YO, K2Tog, K2, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 4:            K10, *P7, K7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 5:            K3, P7, *K1, K2Tog, YO, K1, YO, K2Tog, K1, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 6:            K10, *P7, K7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 7:            K3, P7, *K3, YO, K2Tog, K2, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 8:            K10, *P7, K7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 9:            K3, P7, *K7, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 10:         K10, *P7, K7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 11:         K10, *P7, K7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 12:         K3, P7, *K7, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 13:         K6, YO, K2Tog, K2, *P7, K3, YO, K2Tog, K2; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 14:         K3, P7, *K7, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 15:         K4, K2Tog, YO, K1, YO, K2Tog, K1, *P7, K1, K2Tog, YO, K1, YO, K2Tog, K1; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 16:         K3, P7, *K7, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 17:         K3, *K3, YO, K2Tog, K2, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 18:         K3, P7, *K7, P7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 19:         K10, *P7, K7; repeat from *, end K3.
Row 20:         K3, P7, *K7, P7; repeat from *, end K3.

Repeat rows 1-20 again, and rows 1-9 once again.  Work Border.

Border:
Row 1-4:        Knit across.

Janet Nogle



Wednesday, November 15, 2017



 Welcome to the November 2017 Dishcloth Challenge!

Rosie says,
The Turkey will be Dressed, so I got Dressed too, in my new purple bandana and flower headband-all set for Turkey Day!

My finished dishcloth for the November Challenge KAL:


~ knit by Linda
~ Pattern design by and graciously given to us by Kelli Small
TicTacToe Mosaic Dishcloth

 

Tic-Tac-Toe Mosaic
Slip-Stitch Dishcloth
 
Copyright 2016 Kelli Small


Materials Needed
 Two colors worsted weight cotton yarn (best results with contrasting colors).
You will need approximately 60-80 yards in each color. [Lily Sugar’n Cream, I Love This Cotton and similar yarns are good for this project]


 Post your photo at Ravelry and at your Yahoo Album page!

Copyright 2016 Kelli Small

NOTE: Due to this being a copyright pattern, directions have been taken down, one week after the 1st day;  you could still access the pattern by purchasing it at the designer's page at:
 https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/tic-tac-toe-mosaic-knit-dishcloth