Another pattern completed. These are my favorite things to make. I work in cold offices and tend to have frozen fingers that have to keep typing away, so I’ve made a few pair of these and decided to write down the pattern. I’ve attached the downloadable pdf document but would appreciate a donation either through Ravelry or Etsy. The gloves are made out of Caron Simply Soft yarn but would work with any worsted weight yarn. My hands are on the smaller size and these are knit with size 5 needles. They do stretch. If your hands are on the larger size, please use size 6 needles.
Gift Idea #6 – Cabled Knit Stocking
I don’t know if anyone had noticed, but I love cables. Love, love, love cables. I may not love following intricate patterns and getting lost among the twist 3 back purl 1 fronts of patterns and losing my place but I love the look and texture of patterns. I was looking for a knit stocking pattern because a list of Christmas gift ideas is not complete without at least one stocking and found this. It is so simple and yet elegant. The pattern is a bit more difficult than the previous ones I’ve picked but it looks to be well worth the time and effort.
I used Caron Simply Soft yarn and size 5 needles. The gauge is 5 stitches and 6 rows = 1 inch in stockinette stitch, creating a pillow that is about 10 x 10 inches in size stuffed.
Cast on 50 stitches
Row 2 Purl
Row 3 K4 P4 P5 (C4F P2)twice C4F P5 P6 K10
Row 4 P10 K6 K5 (P4 K2)twice P4 K5 P4 K4
Row 5 K4 P4 P4 (T3B T3F)3 times P4 P6 K10
Row 6 P10 K6 K4 P2 (K2 P4)twice K2 P2 K4 P4 K4
Row 7 K4 P4 P3 T3B (P2 C4B)twice P2 T3F P3 P6 K10
Row 8 P10 K6 K3 P2 K3 P4 K2 P4 K3 P2 K3 P4 K4
Row 9 K4 P4 P2 (T3B T3F)twice P2 T3F P2 P6 K10
Row 10 P10 K6 K2 P2 K3 P2 K2 P4 K2 P2 K3 P2 K2 P4 K4
Row 11 K4 P4 P1 (T3B P2)twice C4F (P2 T3F)twice P1 P6 K10
Row 12 P10 K6 K1 (P2 K3)twice P4 (K3 P2)twice K1 P4 K4
Row 13 K4 P4 (T3B P2)twice T3B (T3F P2)twice T3F P6 K10
Row 14 P10 K6 (P2 K3)twice P2 K2 (P2 K3)twice P2 P4 K4
Row 15 K4 P4 (K2 P3)twice K2 P2 (K2 P3)twice K2 P6 K10
Row 16 as Row 14
Row 17 K4 P4 (T3F P2)twice T3F (T3B P2)twice T3B P6 K10
Row 18 as Row 12
Row 19 K4 P4 P1 (T3F P2)twice C4F (P2 T3B)twice P1 P6 K10
Row 20 As Row 10
Row 21 K4 P4 (P2 T3F)twice T3B T3F (T3B P2)twice P6 K10
Row 22 As Row 8
Row 23 K4 P4 P3 T3F (P2 C4B)twice P2 T3B P3 P6 K10
Row 24 As Row 6
Row 25 K4 P4 P4 (T3F T3B)3 times P4 P6 K10
Row 26 As Row 4
Repeat Rows 3-26 again
Row 51 Knit
Row 52 Purl
Cast on 48 stitches
Row 1-26: K24 P24
Row 27-52: P24 K24
With right sides together, sew together the edges of the pillow. Leave about a 2-3 inch opening. Turn pillow so that right sides are facing out, stuff with fiber fill of your choice and seam together 2-3 inch opening. Using Caron Simply Soft yarn and size five needles, this creates a 10×10 inch pillow.
C4B : Cable 4 Back Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold to back of work. Knit next 2 stitches from left needle. Knit 2 stitches from cable.
C4F: Cable 4 Forward Slip 2 stitches onto cable needle, hold to front of work. Knit 2 stitches from left needle, knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
T3B: Twist 3 Back Slip 1 stitch onto cable needle, hold to back of work. Knit 2 stitches from left needle, purl stitch from cable needle.
T3F: Twist 3 Forward Slip 2 stitch onto cable needle, hold to front of work. Purl 1 stitches from left needle, knit 2 stitches from cable needle.
Sorry I haven’t been around lately. After the wedding, the visitors, the honeymoon and the job stress, I wound up taking a small hiatus from knitting. I made some Christmas ornaments for family members. Now, I’m preparing to go back to NY for Christmas and while they enjoy their snowstorm, I know I am going to freeze. Living in Southwest Florida has been a blessing for me, but has spoiled me to cold weather. I used a pattern from ravelry to make a floppy beret to keep my head warm and wanted to make a scarf that would go.
This is my Triple Cabled Scarf made with Plymouth Alpaca Prima yarn double strandled with size 10 straight needles. I am in love with this scarf! The yarn had been in my collection for well over a year, waiting for the perfect project. Thank you Gabriella’s Yarn Shop for this! She no longer has this in stock, but she has many many great yarns.
Cabled Gauge 18 stitches x 4 in / 4 rows x 1 in
C4F = hold 2 stitches to front with cable needle. Knit 2 from left needle, then knit 2 from cable needle to create left twisting 4 stitch cable.
Cast on 24 stitches on size 10 needles
Knit first 4 rows in seed stitch (k1p1k1 to end)
Row 5 – k1 p1 k1 p2 k4 p1 k4 p1 k4 p2 k1 p1 k1
Row 6 – k1 p1 k1 k2 p4 k1 p4 k1 p4 k2 k1 p1 k1
Row 7 – k1 p1 k1 p2 c4f p1 c4f p1 c4f p1 k1 p1 k1
Row 8 – repeat row 6
Repeat rows 5-8 until you’ve reached desired length,
End with 4 rows of seed stitch, k1