Saturday, November 28, 2009

Nose Warmer

Set of US 1.5 / 2.5mm dpns
Fingering weight yarn

To knit nosewarmer:

Cast on 40 sts

Round 1: K1, p1
Round 2: K1, p1 
Work in stockinette st as follows
Round 3: K
Round 4:K
Round 5: *K6, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
Round 6: K
Round 7: *K5, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
Round 8: K
Round 9: *K4, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
Round 10: K
Round 11:*K3, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
Round  12: K
Round 13: *K2, K2tog, repeat from * to end.

Round 14: K
Round 15: * K1, K2tog, repeat from * to end.
Round 16: K
Round17: *K2tog, repeat from * to end. (5 sts left)
Cut yarn, use darning needle to pull through remaining sts and weave in ends.

To make cord:
I used six strands of the yarn and braid a long enough cord to fit around you head. I braided a 21 inch cord.
Tie cord onto nosewarmer and enjoy a toasty warm nose always!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Tiny Scarf Ornament

Well, this is the first pattern that I created that I actually finished. It super easy and really yarn weight and needle size doesn't matter. Knit with what your comfortable with. But I will state what I used as a refrence. :-)


Medium/worsted weight yarn
2 Size US 6 / 4mm needles
Yarn needle

CO8 sts with Colour1
Work in Stockingette (K 1 row, Purl 1 row) Stitch until colour measures aprox. 3/4 - 1 inch (This was about 4 to 5 rows for me)
Switch to Colour2 and work in Stockingette for another 3/4-1inch and switch colours again.
Work in pattern until scarf measures about 10 inches long.
Bind off and weave in ends.

Attach tassles by folding a bit of yarn in half, thread the two end into a yarn needle, leaving the loop sticking up enough to feed the two end through. Pull to tighten.
I unraveled the two yarn ends to make the tassles look fuller.

Fold Scarf in the manner you prefer and sew together. I made sure that 2 red sections were together and sewed it using red yarn, so it wasn't visible.

Making the ornament loop hangy thingy..... I have to idea what it would be called. The little loop thing that hangs the ornament off the tree. Ornament loop, I suppose?

Anyway, This is how you make it. Well, how I made it.

I braided together three strands of red yarn, knotting only one end. After braided, thread the non-knotted end into the needle and attach to ornament.

Yay! You made a tiny Scarf ornament!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

I have a problem

Hello, My name is Jaime and I have a problem.

I buy and hord yarn. Wool mostly. I just can't get enough. I have more wool yarn than I know what to do with. Going into Michael's or any yarn store is dangerous for me and my bank account. I know I should stop. As I said, I have more yarn than projects.....  But it's just so pretty   n(*.*)n