Monday, November 4, 2019

Bethlehem Cowl

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There is a long history of telling stories through our art. Through painting on cave walls, mosaics and stained glass in our places of worship, quilt making, and other forms we have been recounting our traditions and histories. I feel so special that I can share the traditions and histories of my family through the medium and knit and crochet.

Christianity is such and important part of my life it's a joy to be able to share a piece of that with you through the Bethlehem Cowl. This cowl takes you through the story of Jesus' birth told by Luke. You can find the story for yourself in Luke chapter 2. The story starts with Mary and Joseph traveling to Bethlehem. Then Jesus is born in the stable. The final scene is of the shepherds right before the angels visit them giving glory to God.

For the neutral yarn color I used Knit Picks Stroll yarn and for the red and brown tone yarn I splurged and used some yarn from one of my favorite dyers; Mandy Pole from Spun Ware Over the Rainbow.  This cowl is truly something special that you can make and want to keep it forever.

And for those of you asking, "where are the free patterns?" I know it was time for a free pattern but I wanted to get this pattern out before the holiday rush and the free knitting pattern for November is coming soon.




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Monday, October 14, 2019

Tree Farm Cowl

A Free Crochet Pattern




We have now entered into the layering season and I am all here for it. I wanted to make a cowl that was easy to make, lots of texture and extra long to loop it around twice. This is the finished product. The Tree Farm Cowl is really easy to follow once you get the repeats down. There are only 2 rows to remember so you don't have to constantly be looking at the pattern to know what to do next.

For the yarn, I recommend using a size 4 or 5 yarn that is soft and slightly fuzzy.

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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Yarn Bee Alpaca Twist Yarn: 90% acrylic 10% alpaca, 4 medium, 3.5 oz 175 yards (skeins needed)
Hook: J/10 6mm (I'm a really loose crocheter so you might have to choose a larger hook to get gauge)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Size: 6 by 26 inches (in the loop)
Gauge: 13 st x 10 rows = 4 inches
Stitches Used: Chain (ch), Foundation double crochet (fdc), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Slip Stitch (sl st), Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc), Double crochet stitch (dc), Front post  double treble crochet (fpdtc)
Special stitches:

  • fdc: yo, insert hook through the bottom horizontal v at the bottom of stitch just finished, yo, and pull back through for a total of  3 loops on the hook, yo and pull through 1 loop (this counts as the chain), (yo and pull through 2 loops) twice.
  • fpdtr: yo 3 times, insert hook around desired stitch from front to back, yo and pull through for a total of 5 loops on the hoop, (yo and pull through 2 loops) 4 times.


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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Instructions

pattern repeat is 25 + 1 

Round 1: ch 4, fdc in 4th chain from hook, fdc 150 more times for a total of 151 fdc, being careful to not twist your work sl st into starting dc to form a loop. 

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in each dc, sl st in to first dc. (151 sts)

Round 3: Ch 3, *(fpdc around next dc, dc in next dc) repeat (to) 2 times, sk 3 sts, fpdtr in the next st 2 rows down, sk the st behind the fpdtr just made, {dc in each of the next  4 sts, fpdtr in the st 3 rows below right next to the fpdtr previously made, sk 4 sts, fpdtr in the next st 2 rows below, skip  2 sts behind the fptdc sts just made} repeat {to}, dc in the next 4 sts, fpdtr in the st 3 rows below right next to the fpdtr previously made, sk st behind the fpdtr just made, dc in the next st,* Repeat *to* 5 times. Sl st into beginning st. (Note on last repeat the last dc is not needed) (18 fpdc, 36 fpdtr, 97 dc) 

Rounds 4: Ch 3, {(fpdc around next dc, dc in next dc) repeat (to) 2 times, dc in the next 19 sts,} repeat {to} 5 times, sl st into beginning st. (note on last repeat the last dc is not needed) (18 fpdc, 114 dc)

Rounds 5- 12: Repeat rounds 3 and 4

Round 13: Repeat row 2

Finish off. 

Weave in your ends. Make a special note to close the gap created when connecting the first round. 


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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Watching Sparrows Cowl

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Are not two sparrows sold for a cent? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31


There is a new stranded knitting pattern available in the Ravelry Shop. This pattern is so pretty. I no I will be wearing it a lot this fall and winter. The pattern uses 2 color stranded work. The cowl is worked in the round to make a long tube and then the tube is stitched together to form the cowl. This means that all the floats are hiding inside the cowl, and it makes is double thick making it extra cozy.



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I think the hardest part of this cowl is the provisional cast on. In the pattern I include a link for a video to follow to start the pattern right. Below is all the information needed for the cowl.

Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Tweed fingering weight, 65% super wash merino wool 25% nylon 10% donegal, 230 yrds/ 50g 2 skeins needed. Colors used Thirst Heather (color A), and Garnet Heather (color B)
Needles: #5 3.75 16 inch circular needle (used an extra one for the provisional cast on.
Notions: Yarn needle to weave in your ends and finishing kitchener stitch, stitch marker to mark the start of a round
Gauge: 8 to 9 stitches per inch
Size: 7 inches by 16 inches folded in half
Stitches used: k (knit), p (purl), Pm (place marker, Sm (slip marker)
Notes:
  • Make sure your floats are no more than 5 stitches wide.
  • This pattern is worked in the round starting with a provisional cast on and finishing with the kitchener stitch.
  • Make special note about which yarn color is your dominant color as it changes from each section.
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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Monday, September 9, 2019

Ansley Hat


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There is a brand new pattern in the shop. The Ansley Hat is is a crochet version of the knit Wellsley Hat. That hat pattern has become my most popular knitting pattern on the blog. I really hope you will love the crochet version just as much.

This pattern has been tech edited and tested. I have to say that my testers were amazing this time around. Every one of them finished the hat and gave great suggestions. They all really enjoyed making the pattern and most of them made more than one.

For the Model I used Red Heart Chic Sheep. I can't tell you how excited I am that Red Heart has come out with a 100% merino wool option. A few of the testers used Lion brand Vanna's Choice yarn, and those came out great too. Any size 4 yarn that has a gauge between 14 and 16 stitches per 4 inches/ 10 cm would be a great option for this hat.




Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Red Heart Chic Sheep yarn: 100% merino wool, 100g/3.5 oz, 170 m/ 186 yrd 1 skein color sunset.

Hook: 5.00 mm, US H/8

Notions: Tapestry needle

Size: Adult (21 inches)

Gauge: 15 hdc x 13 rows = 4 in/10 cm

Stitches Used: Chain (ch), Half Double Crochet (hdc), Slip Stitch (sl st), Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc), Front Post Double Crochet 2 together (fpdc2tog)

Special stitches:

Fpdc2tog: yo, insert hook around the first post of the stitches indicated, yo, and pull the hook back around, (3 loops on the hook), yo, and pull through 2 loops on the hook, (2 loops on the hook), insert hook around the second post of the stitches indicated, yo, and pull the hook back around, (4 loops on the hook), yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook, yo and pull through the last 3 loops on the hook.

Copyright: Julia Schwartz.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Giles Table Runner

A Free Knitting Pattern





I love refreshing patterns, making them into something new with a fresh purpose. Some of you might recognize parts of this pattern from my Wellsley Cowl. I changed a few stitches, added a lace border and used cotton yarn. In the end I have a really great table runner. Some times we don't need a new thing, we just need a new perspective. I love how this pattern turned out. It also helps that I love the color yellow. I think this would also look really great in a neutral color or going bold with red.

If you are looking for a crochet table runner this one here has a very similar look to this one.




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Designer: Julia Schwartz
Yarn: Any worsted weight cotton yarn. Model used Peaches and Cream yarn 100% cooton 142 g/ 230m 4 medium
Needles: 9/ 5.5mm
Notions: yarn needle for sewing up the seams
Gauge: 14 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches
Size: 11 x 32 inches
Stitches used: k, p, RT, LT, k2tog, k2togb ( knit 2 together though the back loop), 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.
Copyright
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Pattern Instructions

Cast on 43 stitches


Row 1: K, k2tog, {yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso)}, Repeat {to} 8xs,  yo, k, yo, k2tog, k

Row 2 and every even number: Purl

Row 3: K2, yo, {(s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo} repeat {to} 8 xs, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 5- 12: Repeat rows 1-4

Row 13: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, (LT) x 2, k18, (RT) x 2, k2tog, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k (note that the stitch count changes to 42 sts)

Row 15: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k4, (LT) x 2, k6, RT, LT, k6, (RT) x 2, k2, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 17: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3, (LT) x 2, k4, RT, k2, LT, k4, (RT) x 2, k3, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 19: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k6, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, k4, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 21: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k5, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k5, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 23: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k8, LT, (RT) x 2, k4, (LT) x 2, RT, k6, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 25: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k7, (RT) x 2, k6, (LT) x 2, k7, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 27: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k8, (RT) x 2, LT, k4, RT, (LT) x 2, k6, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 29: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k5, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k5, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 31: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k6, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, k4, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 33: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3, (RT) x 2, k4, LT, k2, RT, k4, (LT) x 2, k3, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 35: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k4, (RT) x 2, k6, LT, RT, k6, (LT) x 2, k2, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 37: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, (RT) x 2, k18, (LT) x 2, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 39: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3, (LT) x 2, k18, (RT) x 2, k, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 41: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2, (LT) x 2, k6, RT, LT, k6, (RT) x 2, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 43: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k5, (LT) x 2, k4, RT, k2, LT, k4, (RT) x 2, k3, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 45: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k4, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, k4, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 47: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k7, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k5, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 49: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k6, LT, (RT) x 2, k4, (LT) x 2, RT, k6, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 51: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k9, (RT) x 2, k6, (LT) x 2, k7, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 53: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k6, (RT) x 2, LT, k4, RT, (LT) x 2, k6, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 55: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k7, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k2, (RT) x 2, (LT) x 2, k5, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 57: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k4, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, (RT) x 2, k2, (LT) x 2, k4, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 59: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k5, (RT) x 2, k4, LT, k2, RT, k4, (LT) x 2, k3, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 61: K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2, (RT) x 2, k6, LT, RT, k6, (LT) x 2, k2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Row 63: K2, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k3, (RT) x 2, k18, (LT) x 2, k, kfb, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), 
yo, k2 (note that the stitch count changes to 43) 

Repeat rows 13 (see note below) -63:

Row 13 will change to as follows here and throughout:  
K, k2tog, yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, (LT) x 2, k18, (RT) x 2, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo, k2tog, k 

Repeat rows 13- 37

Continue with lace edging as follows:

Row 1: K, k2tog, {yo, k, yo, (s1, k2tog, psso)}, Repeat {to} 8xs,  yo, k, yo, k2tog, k

Row 2 and every even number: Purl

Row 3: K2, yo, {(s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k, yo} repeat {to} 8 xs, (s1, k2tog, psso), yo, k2 

Row 5- 12: Repeat rows 1-4

Cast off. 

Finish off.


Block and weave in your ends. 


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Monday, August 5, 2019

Rustic Dinner Scarf

A free Crochet Pattern 



It's still pretty hot where I live so I have been using my cotton yarn a lot. I love working with cotton when it is hot. How about you? I have some table decor patterns to share with you. This one and a knit version will be coming soon. 


I have a really large table. We bought it when we moved through the Home Depot website. They had free shipping so we knew the table would be waiting for us at our new house. We did not realize just how large it was. Just the table top without the legs was 250 lbs! Don't get me wrong once we got it up the stairs we have loved it. With it being so large the tablecloths that I had already didn't fit, so I have been making table scarves and mats to use instead. 

I wanted something that had texture and lace combined and I'm really pleased. I hope you enjoy the pattern too. 




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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Lion Brand Yarn comfy cotton blend yarn, size 3, 50% cotton 50% polyester, 7 oz /200 g, color stained glass, 392 yrds

Hook: G/6 4.25 mm

Notions: Tapestry needle

Size: 10 by 25 inches

Gauge: 15 hdc x 11 rows = 4 inches

Stitches Used: Ch, sl st (slip stitch), sc (single crochet), hdc (half double crochet), fpdc (front post double crochet), sp (space)

Copyright:

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Instructions

Row 1: Ch 26, hdc in 2nd ch from the hook, hdc in each ch. (25 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 1 (d0es not count as a stitch), turn, hdc in each stitch. (25 hdc)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 4 sts, fpdc around the 7th stitch of row 2, sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, fpdc around the 5th stitch of row 2 (crossing over the last fpdc), sk 1 st, hdc in the next 4 sts, fpdc around the 14th stitch of row 2, sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, fpdc around the 12th stitch of row 2 (crossing over the last fpdc), sk 1 st, hdc in the next 4 sts, fpdc around the 21st stitch of row 2, sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, fpdc around the 16th stitch of row 2 (crossing over the last fpdc), sk 1 st, hdc in the last 4 sts. (19 hdc, 6 fpdc)

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch. (25 hdc)

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 3 sts, {fpdc around fpdc of previous row, sk 1 st, hdc in the next 3 sts, fpdc around the fpdc of previous row, sk 1 st, hdc in the next 2 sts} repeat {to} 2 xs, hdc in the last st. (19 hdc, 6 fpdc)

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch. (25 hdc)

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the first 2 hdc, fpdc around fpdc of previous row, sk 1 st, {hdc in the next 5 sts, fpdc around fpdc, fpdc around fpdc, sk 2 sts} repeat 1x, hdc in the next 5 sts, fpdc around fpdc of previous row, sk 1 st, hdc in the last 2 sts. (19 hdc, 6 fpdc)

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch. (25 hdc)

Row 9: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the first 2 hdc, fpdc around fpdc of previous row, sk 1 st, {hdc in the next 5 sts, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, fpdc around 1st fpdc (crossover made), sk 2 sts} repeat 1x, hdc in the next 5 sts, fpdc around fpdc of previous row, sk 1 st, hdc in the last 2 sts. (19 hdc, 6 fpdc)

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch. (25 hdc)

Row 11: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 3 sts, {fpdc around fpdc of previous row, sk 1 st, hdc in the next 3 sts, fpdc around the fpdc of previous row, sk 1 st, hdc in the next 2 sts} repeat {to} 2 xs, hdc in the last st. (19 hdc, 6 fpdc)

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch. (25 hdc)

Row 13: Ch 1, turn, {hdc in the next 4 sts, fpdc around fpdc, sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, fpdc around fpdc, sk 1 st} repeat 2xs , hdc in the last 4 sts, (19 hdc, 6 fpdc)

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch. (25 hdc)

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, Ch 1, turn, {hdc in the next 4 sts, fpdc around 2nd fpdc, sk 1 st, hdc in the next st, fpdc around 2nd fpdc (crossover made), sk 1 st} repeat 2xs , hdc in the last 4 sts, (19 hdc, 6 fpdc)

Row 16: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each stitch. (25 hdc)

Repeat rows 5 through 16 4 xs or until you have reached your desired length.

Finnish off.

Edging:

Round 1: Starting at any corner with right side facing up, ch 6 (1st ch 3 counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in starting st, sk 2 sts, {(dc, ch 3, dc) in next st, continue making (dc, ch 3, dc) evenly spaced across the side (model shown has 24 “v” stitches along the long side, and 6 on the short sides), ( 2 dc, ch 3, 2dc) in the corner space} repeat {to} 2xs, for the last side (dc, ch 3, dc) evenly spaced to the corner, dc in the corner, sl st into the starting dc.


Round 2: Sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 6, 2 dc in the same ch sp, {ch 3, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp), repeat (to) to the next corner, ch 3, sc in the first dc of the (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc), ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner sp} repeat {to} 2 xs, ch 3, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, (ch 3, sc in the next ch 3 sp), repeat (to) to the next corner, ch 3, sc in the first dc of the (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc), ch 3, dc in the first ch sp, sl stitch into first dc.

Round 3: sl st into ch 3 sp, ch 6, 2 dc in same sp, {(ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp) repeat (to) to the corner sp, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in the corner sp}, repeat 2xs, (ch 3, sc in next ch 3 sp) repeat (to) to the corner sp, dc in the first corner sp, sl st into the starting dc.

Finish off.

Weave in your ends.



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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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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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