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Noah’s Ark Knit Along

Monday, October 19th, 2015

The gang’s all here!  From stripes to polka dots, the animals are coming in two by two as we join in the fun on this adventure-filled knit along.  British toy designer, Sue Jobson has come up with an adorable menagerie of creatures, based on the Noah’s Ark theme, knit in two of Sirdar’s most popular and kid friendly yarns, Snuggly Baby Bamboo and Cotton DK, both machine washable and available in a rainbow assortment of bright shades.

Already in progress, Sirdar releases one free pattern to download every two weeks and just in time for gifting as a complete set this Christmas.  Each pattern includes instructions to complete a charming colour-matched pair of animals in the series of six.  If your needles are sitting idle, this might be the project to dive into.

 

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Tri-Colour Slouch Hat

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Colour is a powerful force in all our lives, it mesmerizes us and has the ability to elevate our mood by clicking endorphins into high gear.  In order to see colour we need light.  It was British scientist, Sir Isaac Newton, who first discovered that white light could pass through a prism and divide itself into a full range of visible colours.  He also found that each color is made up of a single wavelength and with light could combine to make additional ones, for example- red plus blue equals purple.

The colour purple, very seldom seen in nature really didn’t exist in clothing until the Roman Empire when twelve thousand shellfish were needed just to extract one and a half grams of dye, barely enough for an emperor’s toga (no wonder it has become the colour of luxury).  Modern science has revealed that purple is also the most visible wavelength of electromagnetic energy, so perhaps that would explain why it is often associated with the supernatural.

This deep, rich magical colour that evokes a sense of mystery is featured in this week’s fab tri-colour slouch hat, designed in graduating shades of Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo, a soft and silky yarn that knits up as a lightweight yet warm layer for the milder days of winter-

Tri-Colour Slouch Hat

Tri-Colour Slouch Hat

TRI-COLOUR SLOUCH HAT

Finished Size: Womens Medium

Length: 23 cm/9 ins

Width: 53 cm/21 ins

Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo– 1 ball each in Col. A (shade no. 161), Col. B (shade no. 179), Col. C (shade no. 110)

Needles: 3.25 mm- 60 cm and 4.00 mm- 60 cm circular 

Tension: 22 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over st st on larger needles

Cast on 112 sts in Col. A with smaller circular, join in round being careful not to twists sts over needle.  Place a marker on 1st st. Work in [K2.p2] ribbing for 12 rounds.  Change to larger circular and continue with Col. A as follows-

Rnd 1- [K7, p1] rep

Rnd 2- [K6, p1, k1] rep

Rnd 3- [K5, p1, k2] rep

Rnd 4- [K4, p1, k3] rep

Rnd 5- [K3, p1, k4] rep

Rnd 6- [K2, p1, k5] rep

Rnd 7- [K1, p1, k6] rep

Rnd 8- [P1, k7] rep

Rep these 8 rounds throughout for Pattern.

When hat measures 8 cm/3 ins, work as follows-

Next Rnd- [work 1 st in Col. A, and then 1 st in Col. B] rep to end.

Continue with Col. B only until hat measures 15 cm/6 ins.

Next Rnd- [work 1 st in Col. B, and then 1 st in Col. C] rep to end.

Continue with Col. C only until hat measures 20 cm/8 ins.

Shape Top:

Rnd 1- [K2, k2tog] rep

Rnd 2- K

Rnd 3- [K1, k2tog] rep

Rnd 4- K

Rnd 5- [K2tog] rep

Rnd 6- [K2tog] rep = 14 sts.

Cut yarn and thread through remaining sts, tighten and secure.

Sew in ends.

Design by: Michele Meadows

Winter Berry Cowl

Saturday, October 26th, 2013

Berry picking days may be over for the season, but we can still keep the essence of nature in mind when it comes to choosing complimentary and colourful accessories for our winter wardrobe.  These deeply stained hues that bridge the colour gap somewhere between crimson and violet are spilling over onto the current fashion palette with lavish intensity.

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Go for berrylicious warmth with this simple yet stylish cowl designed to twirl not once but twice around your neck.  Its knit in a soft, silky blend of bamboo sourced viscose and wool that drapes with elegance and ease.

See FREE Pattern below- 

Winter Berry Cowl

Winter Berry Cowl

 

WINTER BERRY COWL

Finished Size:  20 cm/8 ins. x 127 cm/50 ins.

Yarn:  3 balls Sirdar Snuggly Baby Bamboo col #179

Needles:  5.00 mm

Tension:  18 sts and 22 rows = 10 cm/4 ins over Pattern St

NOTE:  St count will vary, for this reason only count sts after Row 5.

 

Cast on 38 sts.  Work in Pattern St as follows-

Row 1(RS)- K2, *k2, p2, k2, p2*, rep *to*, end with k4

Row 2- K2, *p1, yrn, p1, k2, p2, k2*, rep *to*, end, p1, yrn, p1, k2

Row 3- K2, *k3, p2, k2, p2*, rep *to*, end, k5

Row 4- K2, *p3, k2, p2, k2*, rep *to*, end, p3, k2

Row 5- K2, *sl1, k2, psso, p2, k2, p2*, rep *to*, end, sl1, k2, psso, k2

Rep Rows 2-5 for Pattern.

When work meas approx. 127 cm/50 ins slightly stretched, ending with a Row 5, cast off all sts.

Sew cast on and cast off sts together to form a loop.

Design by:  Michele Meadows