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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Free machine knitting patterns linked to posts

Suddenly the file storage site I've been using, which has been happily free for a couple of years, is sending out something foul. My Norton's antivirus says it's an attack site. Who would know the reason why???? So I spent some time linking all my free patterns back to individual posts about them and included the patterns there rather than having you download pdf's. I sure don't want to be responsible for someone getting hi-jacked or infected with a virus.

So much for free stuff. I keep thinking there is no free lunch...

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Men's Garter Carriage Scarf

Katherine sent me a picture of her Men's Garter Carriage Scarf. (This pattern, with the errors fixed, was mentioned in my last post.) It's beautiful! And, her husband likes it. Not an easy accomplishment.

At our guild's "knit-in" last weekend, I concentrated on knitting hats toward my birthday goal. Only got 3 done. At this rate, it's going to take a while...
I did the pattern for the midgauge earflap hat and the one for the beanie that are available here on my blog. Scroll down on the right side. These were knit on my portable KX 350, so any midgauge machine should work fine. I used 2 strands of a thinner acrylic yarn. And you can't tell that either of those cones has gotten any smaller!

Looks like teal is the color of the day.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Correction to garter carriage scarf pattern

Friend Katherine was kind enough to write me and tell me the free garter carriage men's scarf pattern had some errors in it. So, if you downloaded it previously, you may want to download the corrected version. Scroll down towareds the bottom right side and click on the drawing of the DAK file. Whew! What was I thinking? I actually did make it a couple of times and never noticed the errors. I think because the stitches are tiny, they are easy to miss. Excuses, excuses. Hopefully it's error-free now.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Name change

Ok, changed the name on Ravelry to "Dangling Daisies" and will obliterate all references to you-know-what on the blog.

Correspondence regarding name of toddler hat...

Hi Mar,
You might want to change the name of the toddler hat…
din·gle·ber·ry (dnggl-br)
n. Vulgar Slang

A piece of dried feces caught in the hair around the anus.

An incompetent, foolish, or stupid person.

I didn’t have a clue what it meant as slang either until someone pointed it out to me.

BTW, it is really cute!


I guess I will change the name. I just thought it sounded cute. Maybe not. Thanks for pointing it out to me. Was blissfully unaware.


Any suggestions? Dangling Dandylions? Downward Daisies? Swinging Snapdragons?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Free Machine Knitting Pattern for a Toddler Hat

It's been a long time since I entered anything in my blog! Time to get back into machine knitting. A challenge has been put forth in my machine knitting circle to knit ourselves a birthday present this year. That is, we are to knit one charity hat for each of our years on Earth. For some of us, that's a real challenge! I'm plugging away at it and have 5 done so far this month. Suffice it to say, I have many to go...

Here's the hat I knit today. It's really easy and fast. Just to keep it interesting, each of my hats will be different. I'm not so good at production knitting, I guess. Here are the directions.
Dangling Daisies Hat for a Toddler
Machine: Standard Gauge 4.5 mm, with ribber or garter carriage
Yarn: Any that knits to gauge
Gauge: 8 stitches x 11 rows = 1”
Finished size: With brim folded up, 7. 5” tall x 8.5” wide to fit a 2-4 year old
Directions: Cast on for 1x1 rib over 141 stitches. T 0/0 knit selvage 3 rows. (Refer to your manual.) T 2/2 K 40 rows. Transfer stitches to main bed, T 6 knit 70 rows. Knit waste yarn for several rows. Remove from machine, fold so right sides are together. Hang 2 matching stitches (front and back) together across the needle bed, and bind off around gate pegs. Seam side seam. Pick up 4 stitches at one corner at the top. Set machine to slip one way, knit the other way for I cord. Weight knitting with your hand. Knit 42 rows for stem. For petals,* knit an additional 40 rows, count back 20 rows, pick up and hang whole stitch on one of the middle needles. * Repeat from * to * for 4 more petals. Bind off. Make stem and petals on other corner. For flower, omit stem, ewrap cast on over 4 needles. Knit 5 petals, attach securely to ribbing. Hide all yarn ends and neaten the petals if necessary.

Fast, easy, cute, and silly! More hat patterns to follow. Stay tuned!