Wednesday, May 27, 2009

My first knitting pattern - Dreams of Spring I



I came up with this pattern during the winter, when I was wishing for spring to come. I had bought some Shimmer yarn and mixed it with KnitPicks Shadow Lace yarn, so I wanted to make something nice with it. Here is what I came up with. It's pretty basic, but hey, it worked! I made two versions of it: one in green, and one in purple.

Model: Megan May
Photographer: Hector Plahar




Dreams of Spring I

Yarn: Shimmer by Crystal Palace Yarns, 90 yards/50gr – 2 skeins of Color 2850;
KnitPicks Shadow Lace Yarn; 440 yards/50gr – a third of one skein in Moss Heather
Needles: 1 set US #8/5mm straight needles

Moss Stitch
Row 1: K1, *P1,K1; rep from * to end.
Row 2: *P1, K1; rep from * to end.

Pattern
Cast on 27 stitches.
Knit 5 rows in moss stitch pattern (or garter stitch pattern)


Part 1
Row 1: K5 border stitches, *yo, ssk to last 6 stitches, K1, K5 border stitches.
Rows 2 and 4: K5 border stitches, purl to last 5 stitches, K5 border stitches.
Row 3: K5 border stitches, k1, *yo, ssk to last 5 stitches, k5 border stitches.
Repeat these 4 rows 13 more times to get 14 repeats of the pattern

Knit 10 rows in moss stitch pattern (or garter stitch pattern), then move to part 2.

Part 2
Row 1: K5 border stitches, *yo, k2tog to last 6 stitches, K1, K5 border stitches.
Rows 2 and 4: K5 border stitches, purl to last 5 stitches, K5 border stitches.
Row 3: K5 border stitches, k1, *yo, k2tog to last 5 stitches, k5 border stitches.
Repeat these 4 rows 13 more times to get 14 repeats of the pattern

Knit 10 rows in moss stitch pattern (or garter stitch pattern).

Repeat these two parts of the pattern until the scarf is as long as you desire. End with 5 rows in moss stitch pattern (or garter stitch pattern), and bind off loosely.

Note about border stitches: The border stitches must match the beginning 5 rows, so if you knit 5 rows in moss stitch, your border stitches must be in moss stitch. If you knit your 5 rows in garter stitch, your border stitches must be in garter stitch.

6 comments:

  1. beautiful! Am starting this tomorrow. You are so talented. Thank you for sharing.
    BetKat

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    1. You're very welcome! Thank you for your kind words. :)

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  2. Note about Border Stitches- it states that when you start with garter, do edges with MOSS when you start with moss stitch do edge with Moss stitch. Is this right?

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    1. Oh that's a typo! Thanks for catching that! I'll fix it right now!

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  3. Note about border stitches: The border stitches must match the beginning 5 rows, so if you knit 5 rows in moss stitch, your border stitches must be in moss stitch. If you knit your 5 rows in garter stitch, your border stitches must be in moss stitch.

    Is this right and you use moss stitch as edging in either case?

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