Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Feb 20th 2017 KAL Day 4

Day 4:
Row 25:        (RS) K4, *K3, P3; Repeat from *, ending K4.
Row 26:        (WS) K4, P30, K4.
Row 27:        K4, P1, *K3, P3; Repeat from to last 9 sts. : K3, P2, K4.
Row 28:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 29:        K4, P2, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 8 sts. : K3, P1, K4.
Row 30:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 31:        K4, *P3, K3; Repeat from *, end with K4.
Row 32:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 33:        K4, P2, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 8 sts. : K3, P1, K4.
Row 34:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 35:        K4, P1, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 9 sts. : K3, P2, K4.

Row 36:        K4, P30, K4.

Janet Nogle



Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 20th 2017 KAL Day 3 with Photo

Day 3:
Row 17:        K4, P2, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 8 sts. : K3, P1, K4.
Row 18:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 19:        K4, *P3, K3; Repeat from *, end with K4.
Row 20:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 21:        K4, P2, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 8 sts. : K3, P1, K4.
Row 22:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 23:        K4, P1, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 9 sts. : K3, P2, K4.
Row 24:        K4, P30, K4.



                                            Photo of cloth after day 2

Janet Nogle






















Monday, February 20, 2017

February 20th 2017 KAL Days 1-2 Photo of cloth after day 1

February 20th 2017 KAL Day 1:
Our recommended color is Pink (I used a darker pink) but any solid color you like is fine. 
Day 1 and day 2 will be posted on our blog tomorrow.  You will have a photo tomorrow on our blog of the rows after day 1.
Everyday rows will be sent via an email; I will be "Replying" to the first email so all of the rows will be on one email at the end of the KAL. If you need help, check How to Knit | KnittingHelp.com for any assistance or write an email to the group for help.  For day 1 and day 2 of rows, I will post photos.
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.
This KAL is a Pattern cloth.
Level of difficulty:   Easy
Materials:  1 skein of cotton yarn, Grape or any solid is recommended
#6 US Knitting Needle. 

Cast on:         Multiple of 6 + Border (30+8=38)    38 stitches

Border:        
Rows 1-4:     Knit across.
Pattern:
Row 1:           (RS) K4, *K3, P3; Repeat from *, ending K4.
Row 2:           (WS) K4, P30, K4.
Row 3:           K4, P1, *K3, P3; Repeat from to last 9 sts. : K3, P2, K4.
Row 4:           K4, P30, K4.
Row 5:           K4, P2, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 8 sts. : K3, P1, K4.
Row 6:           K4, P30, K4.


Day 2:
Row 7:           K4, *P3, K3; Repeat from *, end with K4.
Row 8:           K4, P30, K4.
Row 9:           K4, P2, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 8 sts. : K3, P1, K4.
Row 10:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 11:        K4, P1, *K3, P3; Repeat from * to last 9 sts. : K3, P2, K4.
Row 12:        K4, P30, K4.
Row 13:        (RS) K4, *K3, P3; Repeat from *, ending K4.
Row 14:        (WS) K4, P30, K4.
Row 15:        K4, P1, *K3, P3; Repeat from to last 9 sts. : K3, P2, K4.
Row 16:        K4, P30, K4.


Janet Nogle















































Friday, February 17, 2017

Day 3 of our Challenge KAL for February - Thank you, Janet, for giving me the time to introduce Intarsia Knitting!
 You can get the entire pattern at the link here:  http://detroitknitter.blogspot.com/2010/02/intarsia-knitting.html

PHOTO:  My finished dishcloth, before tucking all the ends in 
[I have more than you will, as I was using up some stash yarn and therefore have more 'pieces' to weave in]

ROW 45-61:

ODD ROWS REPEAT ROW 9:
Row 9:
sl 1, K 43, P 1

EVEN ROWS REPEAT ROW 8:
Row 8:
sl 1, K 3, P 37, K 3, P 1
ROW 62-67: SL1, K43, P1

BO ALL STITCHES. My preferred BO for this is Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn BO, but any BO will do. WEAVE IN ENDS.

DetroitKnitter.blogspot.com

That's it!  I hope you enjoy your finished cloth!
Please share a photo in your yahoo group album!


Finished!  [Snowman, courtesy of my grand-daughter's artwork!]

Please check out this designer's page [and also at Ravelry] -
she has many other knitting ideas also -

Thanks for knitting with me!
Enjoy your day,
Linda
 You can get this entire pattern at the link here:  http://detroitknitter.blogspot.com/2010/02/intarsia-knitting.html

Thursday, February 16, 2017


shows back side of cloth, at beginning of intarsia knitting



hi fellow knitters-
here we are... day 2...and ready to start our Intarsia knitting!
This is not complicated - just a bit of attention needs to be paid to the project at hand - if you are like me and watch tv while knitting, you may want to put music on instead!

NOTE: I will not be posting each day's rows in an email or at the blog - because the designer asks for a link back to her site - it's a free pattern.
If you missed Day 1, go directly to the pattern link.

You can get the entire pattern at the link here:  http://detroitknitter.blogspot.com/2010/02/intarsia-knitting.html

Now is where you need your separate *bobbins* of white yarn [small balls of yarn]

You will start the first one when you come to the first CC [contrast color/red] -
You drop your white yarn, wrap/twist the new red yarn around, and knit directions for CC stitches, then pick up another bobbin of white yarn, twist the red and white, and proceed to end of row.

Now, when you get to the next row, you have your white yarn there, knit across -picking up red yarn at design - then drop and pick up that side's white yarn ball for remainder of row stitches.

Twist/wrap yarns - when changing yarn colors, to prevent a space/hole in the design.
SUGGESTIONS:
- Use stitch markers if you think you may forget to Slip first stitch of every row and Purl last stitch of every row.
- Highlight/color/underline the CC [red] stitches - it will help you immensely while knitting to see what is coming up in the row




Back side of cloth, finishing Intarsia knitting rows

You can get the entire pattern at the link here:  http://detroitknitter.blogspot.com/2010/02/intarsia-knitting.html
 - the PDF file also includes a Chart, for those of you who like to knit from those.
I will not be posting each day's rows at the blog - because the designer asks for a link back to her site - it's a free pattern.  Also available at Ravelry website.
Finished Intarsia Rows


Till tomorrow, Day 3 - Happy Knitting! ~ Linda
Meeting with her Valentine Zebra, Rosie acts shy [when she is anything but!]
Pattern can be downloaded at:   DetroitKnitter.blogspot.com

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

hi fellow knitters!
  Time for our mid-February Challenge KAL!

Reminder: we are doing Intarsia Knitting as our *challenge* ~
[it will be helpful to you to read thru the notes, below before beginning today]
Day 1 is not posted - please go direct to the pattern if you missed yesterday's rows:


You can get the entire pattern at the link here:
http://detroitknitter.blogspot.com/2010/02/intarsia-knitting.html


Materials:
* MC [Main Color]: white cotton yarn - have two yarn balls [one skein divided in half]
* CC [Contrast Color]: red cotton yarn
* Knitting Needles: size 7, or your accustomed needle size
sl 1 = slip stitch as if to knit
K = knit
P = purl

Notes:  For this dishcloth pattern, you will be always slipping the first stitch of each row,
and you will be purling the last stitch of each row - if you want, you can place stitch markers
so that it's a reminder
**This will give you a very nice finished look on each side of your cloth

Linda  ~ Photo after Day 1:
What looks like a *red line* across is my red cable in the circular knitting needles I am using - and, No! you do not need to use circulars for this cloth!  I just like them!

Day 2...Thursday

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Feb 1st 2017 KAL Day 6 FINAL

Here are the final rows of our KAL. The name of this cloth is “Heart for your Valentine”.  It looks good on either side.  Designer was Janet Nogle.

Day 6:
Row 47:     K4, P33, K4
Row 48:    Knit across
Row 49:    K4, P33, K4
Row 50:    Knit across
Row 51:     K4, P33, K4
Row 52:     Knit across


Border:
Rows 1-4: Knit Across

Bind Off, weave in ends

Janet Nogle


                                                                  Wrong Side


                                                              Right Side