Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Hubbub Hat

A Free Knitting Pattern


If you follow along on my Instagram account you will know that I have started learning how to make stranded work. I have really had a lot of learning this new skill. Since I also crochet it has been fairly easy for me to figure out how to use both of my hands at the same time, and I'm getting pretty quick at it.

This pattern design was a quick idea that I charted out with Stitch Fiddle. I wanted a pattern to try that wouldn't have a lot of yarn floats in it. Floats were giving me trouble and they were slowing me down. This design was an answer for that.

In the pattern below it is the written out pattern. I have the PDF pattern for sale in my Shop. The PDF has the written instructions and the chart for the complete hat.

For the yarn I used Lion Brand Mandala yarn in the color troll. The colors were so fun and vibrant. They were already in a cake so all the colors were already picked for me for no fuss. For this hat I chose the color on the outside  and the color on the inside. You can do what you want. With one cake I was able to knit three adult hats. That's a pretty great deal!




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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Lion brand Mandala Yarn 100% acrylic size 3 light, 590 yds/ 540m, 5.3 oz/ 150 g

Needles: #5 3.75 (start with a 16 inch circular needle then switch to dpnl set for crown.

Notions: Yarn needle to weave in your ends, stitch marker to mark the start of a round

Gauge: 22 sts x 30 rows = 4 in/ 10 cm

Size: Made to fit most adult heads

Stitches used: k (knit), p (purl), sl st (slip stitch), k2tog (knit two stitches together, psso (pass slipped stitch over st made), pm (place marker)

Notes:
  • Letters A and B are labeled as the 2 colors needed.

Copyright: Julia Schwartz.
Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact me through e-mail.


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As stated above with the purchase of this pattern you get the written out pattern and chart to complete this hat.

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Pattern Instructions


To start separate the colors and form them into bobbins. You will need to pick 2 to 3 colors to work with.
Cast on in multiples of 18 (for mandela yarn cast on 126 with the first color of your choice)


Row 1-9: Pm, kA, Purl, (pictures shows a 2x2 ribbing, for this you would have to add 2 sts to your cast on, and then decrease those stitches on row 10)

Row 10: kA

Row 11: {kB, (kA) x 3, kB, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, kB, (kA) x 3, kB} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 12: {(kB) x 2, kA, kB, kA, kB, kA, (kB) x 4, kA, kB, kA, kB, kA, (kB) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 13: {kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 2, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, kA} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 14: {(kA) x 2, (kB) x 2, kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 4, (kB) x 2, kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 15: {kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 2, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, kA} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 16: {(kB) x 2, kA, kB, kA, kB, kA, (kB) x 4, kA, kB, kA, kB, kA, (kB) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 17: {kB, (kA) x 3, kB, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, kB, (kA) x 3, kB} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 18: {kB, (kA) x 3, kB, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, kB, (kA) x 3, kB} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 19: {(kB) x 2, kA, kB, kA, kB, kA, (kB) x 4, kA, kB, kA, kB, kA, (kB) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 20: {kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 2, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, kA} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 21: {(kA) x 2, (kB) x 2, kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 4, (kB) x 2, kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 22: {kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 2, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, kA} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 23: {(kB) x 2, kA, kB, kA, kB, kA, (kB) x 4, kA, kB, kA, kB, kA, (kB) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 24: {kB, (kA) x 3, kB, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, kB, (kA) x 3, kB} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Repeat rows 11-24 for 1 repeat

Repeat rows 11-17 1 time

Crown decrease  (switch to double point needles)


Row 25: {(kB) x 2, (kA) x 5, (kB) x 4, (kA) x 5, (kB) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 26: {kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 2, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 3, (kB) x 2, kA} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 27: {(kA) x 2, (kB) x 2, kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 4, (kB) x 2, kA, (kB) x 2, (kA) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 28: {(kA) x 3, (kB) x 3, (kA) x 6, (kB) x 3, (kA) x 3} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 29: {(kA) x 3, ss, k2tog, psso, (kA) x 6, ss, k2tog, psso no stitch, (kA) x 3 } Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 30: kA

Row 31: {(kA) x 2, ss, k2tog, psso, (kA) x 4, ss, k2tog, psso, (kA) x 2} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 32: kA

Row 33: {kA, ss, k2tog, psso, (kA) x 2, ss, k2tog, psso, kA} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 34: kA

Row 35: {ss, k2tog, psso} Repeat {to} 6 xs

Row 36: kA

Finish off by stitching through the loops left on the needles and pull tight.

Weave in your ends.

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Monday, June 10, 2019

Marlow Hat








A Premium Knitting Pattern


I'm so excited to have have this hat ready for you. I named it the Marlow Hat because I liked that the name started with a M and finished with a W. Depending on the the way you look at it the hat has M's or W's on the brim whichever way you look at it. 

 It is so fun and easy to knit up. The pattern is worked flat and shaped using short rows. If you have never worked with short rows this is a great pattern to start on.  My test knitters had no problem following the pattern and charts and one told me this would be their new go to pattern for quick gift knits. 

I really wanted this hat to be versatile and easy to wear. It can be worn a little slouchy or it  can be folded over for extra warmth and comfort. The pattern also has the adjustments in it to make it more of a beanie style with no slouch or fold over. It's all up to you for how this hat will turn out. 

When you purchase this pattern you are getting the written instructions for the slouch and beanie, and you will also get a chart to follow, if you like those better. This pattern has been tech edited and tested, you will be able to find the tester's project pages on Ravelry. 

I also want to talk about yarn choices. The yarn I used for this pattern is Classic Elite yarns Renaissance. Some other great choices for this yarn is Stylecraft Special Aran, Lion brand wool ease, Drops Alaska, and Cascade yarns 220 Super wash Aran.  




Pattern Information


Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Any aran weight yarn. Model used
Needles: 7/ 4.5mm
Notions: yarn needle for sewing up the hat
Gauge: 18 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
Size: 19 inch circumference (stretches to fit adult head)
Stitches used: k, p, RT, LT, wrap and Twist, PM (place marker)
Special Stitches:

  • Right Twist (RT): Knit 2 together keeping both stitches on the left needle, knit into the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.
  • Left Twist (LT): Knit through the back loop of the 2nd st, keep the stitch on the left needle, knit in the first stitch, then pull both stitches onto the right needle, stitch complete.


Notes: This hat is worked flat, using short rows.

Copyright Julia Schwartz.

Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact Julia.diligence@gmail.com.





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Even if you are not ready to buy today. I would love it if you gave this pattern some love on Ravlery!





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Monday, May 27, 2019

Justintime Dishcloth

A free Crochet Pattern




If you have been here long, you know I love learning new things by making dishcloth swatches. I have a new one for you to share. In this one we are changing colors every row, and because of that we are only turning our work every other row. In other words we will work one row, then go back to the starting stitch and making the second row, after that second row we will turn our work and work on the "backside" of the dishcloth for 2 rows. Still a little confused? Give it a try. Some times just trying helps us see what we need to do. There are only 17 stitches in each row, so there is not a lot to make mistakes on. 

I always have a terrible time coming up with names for things. This time it went like this:

Me yelling out into the house: "I need a new name."
My Husband Justin: "Name it after me. You haven't done that yet."
Me: "Okay."
Justin: "Wait, what is the object we are talking about?" 

If you ever wonder where we get our name inspiration from there is a small glimpse. I have resorted to family names, counties or streets we have lived in, looking up words in the thesaurus, and baby name websites.  If you have any other ideas let me know. 



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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Any 100% cotton, worsted size 4 yarn. 2 colors.
Hook: G/5
Notions: yarn needle for weaving in your ends
Size: 6 by 6 inches
Gauge:12 stitches by 12 rows = 4 inches
Stitches Used: Chain (ch), Single crochet (sc), Slip Stitch (sl st), Half Double Crochet (hdc),
Notes:
  • Each color makes a new row. Every two rows you turn your work and change directions.
Copyright: Julia Schwartz. Do not reproduce, copy, distribute, or sell this pattern without permission of the designer. This pattern must not be translated, reproduced, or circulated in another language without prior consent. If you have questions about this pattern please contact me through e-mail.


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Pattern Instructions


Row 1: (Color A) Ch 18, sl st in first ch, {hdc in next ch, sl st in next ch}, repeat {to} 7 x's, ch 1. (17 sts) 

Row 2: (Color B) Take your hook out of the ch st, and move back to the first sl st of last row, attach your yarn with a ch st (only for the first time), Hdc in the sl st, {sl st in the hdc, hdc in the sl st} Repeat {to} 7 x's, ch 1. (17 sts) 

Row 3: (Color A) Turn (switch back to color A), sl st in hdc, {hdc in next sl st, sl st in next hdc}, repeat {to} 7 x's, ch 1. (17 sts) 

Row 4-17: repeat rows 2 and 3

Notes to remember:
  • You do not need to cut your yarn when switching colors just carry them up as you go. 
  • I found making a chain stitch at the end of the row really helpful for not loosing stitches. That chain 1 never counts as a stitch but it starts the new row. 
At the end of row 17 cut the yarn you are not using for the edging and finish it off.  

Edging

Rows 1 and 2: With color A, do not turn, ch 1, 2 sc in the corner st, {make 1 sc in each row, make 3 sc in the corner st, sc in each st} repeat {to},  sc in the first corner st, sl st in first st. Finish off at the end of row 2.

Weave in all of your ends.

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