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Super Quick Cowl

Materials

Abbreviations – Australian Crochet Terms

  • St – stitch
  • ch – chain
  • Tr – treble
  • V St – work (1treble, 1chain 1 treble), in same stitch

 

 

Make 20 chains loosely

Row 1 –  Working in ch, miss 4 chs, 1tr in next ch, * skip 2ch, [1tr, 1ch,1 tr]in next chain) repeat from * to end (6 V sts) Turn

Row 2    4 ch, 1 tr in centre of first V st , (1tr, 1ch, 1 tr) in the center of each V st.

Repeat row 2 until finished. 

Change colours as each ball finishes.

Sew together short ends to form loop

Sew in ends.

 

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Crochet Bunting Pattern

Materials:

Yarn

5 balls of Patons Cotton Blend

  • 1 ball Pineapple
  • 1 ball Persian green
  • 1 ball cloud blue
  • 1 ball orange
  • 1 ball natural

4mm crochet hook Tapestry needle for sewing in ends.

Yarn quantity makes 20 triangles.

Finished sizes
Triangles measure 16cms on each side. My bunting measures 5m 80cm

Abbreviations (AUSTRALIAN TERMS)

Tr – treble
ch – chain
Slst – slip stitch MR – magic ring

Pattern

For each round change the colour of the yarn. Rounds 1 and 5 have the same colour.
Start with a magic ring.

Rnd 1 – into MR ch3, 2 tr ( 3ch, 3 tr) twice, ch3 slst to 3rd chain. Finish and weave in ends.

Rnd 2 – work standing tr, 2tr, 3 ch, 3tr into a corner space, ( 1ch, 3tr, 3ch, 3tr) into next two corner spaces. 1 ch slst into standing treble. Break yarn, finish and weave in ends

Rnd 3, 4, 5 – start in any 1ch space, starting with a standing tr, work 3 tr into each ch 1 space, in each corner space work (3tr, 3ch, 3tr) join round to beginning standing tr, break yarn, finish and weave in ends.

Add Tassels

In one corner of each triangle add a tassel.
Tassels are made by wrapping all 4 yarns around the palm twice and snipping, so that there are 8 lengths of yarn approximately 20cms long.

Fold the strands in half and attach by inserting the folded centre from top to bottom of the triangle and pulling the cut ends around the corner chain of the triangle and through the fold.

Tassels help the triangles to hang nicely.

Join buntings

Row 1 – Crochet a chain about 30 cm, long enough to be used to tie the bunting up with. Dc across the top edge of a triangle, chain as desired between buntings, then dc across next triangle. Once all triangles are joined, make a chain long enough to use as a tie.

Row 2 – DC across the chains and dc on previous row. Break yarn and finish.

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Ripples Cowl

A simple pattern brings out the beauty of hand dyed yarns. The Ripples Cowl pattern allows the yarn to be the hero. Use a single skein and make a cowl or two to make a scarf.

Yarn: Uneek Fingering 100gms 

Hook:  3mm

Measurements:

Width: 16.4cm (6 1/2 inches) length: 117cm (46 inches)

Abbreviations 

Ch – chain, htr – half treble (Australian),  RS- right side,  hdc – half double crochet (American)

AUSTRALIAN/ UK TERMS

Chain 54 loosely

Row 1 (RS) htr in 2nd ch from hook, htr in same ch. (htr in next 5 ch, skip 2 ch, htr in next 5 ch, 3htr in next ch) repeat to last ch 2htr in last ch, turn.

Row 2 Ch2, 2htr in 1st htr, (htr in next 5 htr, skip 2 htr, htr in next 5 htr, 3 htr in next htr) repeat to last htr, 2 htr in last htr, turn.

Repeat row 2 until out of yarn. Match the beginning to the end, twist the end to create an infinity cowl, seam together to form a loop.

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AMERICAN US TERMS

Chain 54 loosely

Row 1 (RS) hdc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in same ch. (hdc in next 5 ch, skip 2 ch, hdc in next 5 ch, 3 hdc in next ch) repeat to last ch 2 hdc in last ch, turn.

Row 2 Ch2, 2 hdc in 1st hdc, (hdc in next 5 hdc, skip 2 hdc, hdc in next 5 hdc, 3 hdc in next hdc) repeat to last hdc, 2 hdc in last hdc, turn.

Repeat row 2 until out of yarn. Match the beginning to the end, twist the end to create an infinity cowl, seam together to form a loop.

 

Ripples Crochet cowl.4ply Uneek fingering yarn
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Superior Cowl

 

Although delicate and light, the Superior Cowl is incredibly warm.  The design is very versatile, in how it can be worn. Wrap it twice around your neck for a close fitted cowl. Pull it up as a hood to cover the head or wear it loosely. The cowl takes only one ball of a very luxurious yarn. When the yarn is this stunning a simple pattern is needed to display its beauty. This simple design is fast and fun to knit on larger needles than this very fine yarn regularly calls for.

Needles – 40 cm 5mm circular needles 

YarnFilatura Di Crosa Golden Line Superior

Cast on 120 sts very loosely. join in the round. place a stitch marker to mark the beginning of round.

Border (6 rounds)

Rnd 1 knit

Rnd 2 purl

Repeat Rnd 1 and 2 twice more.

Lace section (6 rounds)

Rnd 7 knit

Rnd 8 ( yo, k2tog)

Repeat 7 and 8 twice more

Stocking stitch section (6 round)

Rnd 13 – 18 knit

Repeat above 12 rounds, seven more times**

Work Lace section once more.

Border

Rnd 1 knit

Rnd 2 purl

Repeat Rnd 1 and 2 twice more.

Cast off VERY loosely 

 

 

 

** I worked nine in my sample and ran out of yarn and only knitted 4 rounds of the border
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Vintage Pattern Love

I have a not so secret vice. I love vintage knitting books.

I learn so much from vintage books and find inspiration from the pattern stitches and designs. Many are still classic to knit today.

Nigelle-ann from Miss Gracie Taylors was gifted a box of vintage knitting patterns and kindly let me have my pick. I came across the New Idea Knitting Favourites No 2. A mix of adult, baby and children’s patterns. The baby shoes caught my eye. They are constructed sideways. The soles are knit, then the top of the shoe and then the shoes are seamed into shape.

I was fascinated by the construction and picked up my needles and some Patonyle I have had since before I opened the shop and had to cast on and try the pattern.

Baby Shoes

Vintage patterns assumed the knitter was capable and are very succinctly written. Even an experienced knitter would find them challenging to follow at times. This was no exception and without the aid of detailed photos I’m betting a few threw down there needles in frustration.

8ply sideways knit baby shoes

After knitting my 4 ply sample I tweaked the pattern and came up with an 8 ply variation. As detailed in the drawing above. Instead of crocheting around the opening of the shoe I picked up stitches and knitted a rib cuff.

I may never knit these again and one bootee isn’t particularly useful. I did learn a fair bit and enjoyed the challenge of reworking a vintage pattern into an easy 8 ply knit. I’m sure any self respecting baby will have these off in less than 30 seconds but I’m of the opinion it’s the gifting of bootees to an expectant mother that is the satisfaction, rather than giving a practical gift.