Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20: Christmas in July KAL

Rosie says, "Knitting Christmas in July" !   COOL !!!!

hi fellow knitters -  here we are:  Christmas in July!!

I'm going to tease you a bit, and only give you the first few rows! -
You can guess what we will be knitting!
See you tomorrow! ~ Linda

1 skein cotton yarn (2 ½ oz) - solid color - suggested color, green
#6 US knitting Needles
Stitches used:   Knit, Purl

Cast on: 49

Rows 1-6: Knit Across.

Row 1: K4, P41, K4.

Row 2: Knit Across.

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.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

July 15 2017 KnitALong CHALLENGE

Rosie is ready to knit! 

 Finished my NewYork State dishcloth! ~
And, the bird coaster is there, as our state bird is the BlueBird....
 - knit in nautical colors to give my daughter - for using in her kitchen aboard their boat for the summer -
and yes, the main part of the cloth looks narrower - I did it on purpose, using a number 6 needle for the bottom and top borders, but a #5 for the main design. 
This gives it a nice way to grab the dishcloth and handy to use - [this one will be used, not just sitting in the drawer!]

July Challenge:
I thought for this month’s *Challenge KAL* it would be nice if members chose their own design!

 - from this website, Rhonda’s Knitting Knonsense, you can be knitting a dishcloth of your own state!

Patterns available for every state, she also has a pattern for a U.S.A. map if you prefer that.
Also available are dishcloth pictures for Australia, England, New Zealand, and Canada.

You could use your state’s colors, or any color of your own choice.
Have fun!  I will post a picture of my cloth later today.

Look forward to seeing what you choose to do – be sure to post your photo in our Yahoo Photo Albums! Happy Knitting!  ~Linda

Website to get your pattern:

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July 1st 2017 KAL

Rosie says, I'm a Princess today, and ready to Knit !

Day 2 -
July 1st 2017 KAL
"The Eagle Has Landed" designed by Elaine Fitzpatrick - see below for her website to obtain this pattern and MANY others too!

Hope everyone has their pattern - anyone finished yet?  it's a quick knit, with just knits and purls - I used a new yarn, Yarnspirations Caron Cotton Cakes in a self-striping colors of Red White Blue- the color name is Maritimes.   It's a nice yarn, drapes well for a soft dishcloth, not stiff or bulky.  It is a # 4 medium yarn, 60% cotton, 40% acrylic.  I would rather buy USA made yarn, but thought I'd take a look at how this knits up - 
Please, post your finished cloths on our yahoo albums so we can all see them -
Have a Happy Fourth of July holiday ~


July 1st 2017 KAL - Day 1

What you need:
# 6 knitting needles, to make an 8 x 8 inch dishcloth
1 [ONE] skein of cotton yarn, solid color of your choice,
Note:  to make it a la` July 4th/patriotic use 1 skein of  Red OR White OR Blue

This is a PICTURE cloth - 
NOTE: you want fabric to be fairly dense so design will *pop* out -  if you are a loose knitter, you may want to drop down a needle size

This pattern uses Knit [K] and Purl [P] stitches [st].

Pattern info:

With your chosen size needles and one skein of yarn [color, your choice],
cast on 37 stitches.

You can access this pattern thru the internet, at Elaine's site [AND see ALL her many patterns!]:

[which has a PDF that you can download]

You can access the pattern at Ravelry:

Happy Knitting! and Happy 4th of July!