Monday, March 22, 2021

Watching Sparrows Fingerless Gloves

A Premium Knitting Pattern


When I made my Watching Sparrows Cowl I had a lot of people tell me they would love having fingerless gloves to go with the cowl pattern. At the time I did not have any experience designing gloves. I was determined to figure it out though. Through a lot of research, trial and error and over a year of work I am ready to share the pattern with you.  I don't think I have ever worked so long on a pattern. 


I tried to simplify the pattern as much as possible. The pattern is made for someone working the glove with a magic loop or 2 circular needles. I have provided 2 videos in the pattern to get you started with that type of cast on. Once you cast on the pattern is divided with a side A and a side B for each round. You could also refer to this as the front side of the glove and the back side of the glove. Please let me know what you think of this pattern set up and if you found it helpful.





Where to get this pattern. 

As always thank you all so much for your support. 


Ravelry

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https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/watching-sparrows-gloves

Also I have a few different pairs made and different color examples on my projects page that you can find here

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Pattern Details


Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Any fingering weight yarn. Model used Knit picks Stroll. Color A needs 40 grams and Color B needs 20 grams

Needles:
Size 4/ 3.5 40 inch circular needles (optional: Size 2/ 2.5 40 inch circular needles for the cuffs)

Notions: Yarn needle for weaving in your ends

Gauge: 15k x 16 rows = 2 inches

Size: Adult 7 1/2 inches

Stitches used: k, p, PM (place marker), SM (slip Marker), KFB (knit front and back in the same stitch), KBF (knit back and front in the same stitch)

Notes: This pattern is written for using the magic loop or two circular needles at a time.




Monday, March 15, 2021

Seeding Headband

 A Free Crochet Pattern




It's March. That means it is time to start switching over to the warmer weather patterns. Before I know it my girls will be home for Summer vacation and I will have less time to get things done. In the Summer I love working on smaller projects that don't take up a lot of time, or on projects that are made of cotton and lighter weight yarns. 

This headband pattern uses a size 3 yarn and it is a simple lace pattern that keeps it light and airy. I'm fairly certain an ambitious beginner could complete this head band. The stitches are simple and the counts never change. I hope you enjoy making this textured headband. 


Where to get This Pattern

This pattern is a free pattern on the blog. Just keep scrolling down to find the pattern. If you would like an ads free, printer friendly version you can purchase from my various pattern shops listed below. 

As usual I have a special sale price in Ravelry for the first week of $2.00 (usd).

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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Lion Brand Super wash merino wool, 100% merino wool, 3 light, 100g, 280 meters

Hook: F/ 3.75mm

Notions: Yarn needle for sewing up the head band

Gauge: 16 sts x 20 rows = 4 inches

Size: Large (stretches to fit 20-22 inch circumference).

Stitches used: Ch (chain), Sl st (slip stitch), Sc (single crochet), Dc (double crochet), Popcorn stitch

Special stitches:

  • Popcorn stitch through the front post: (yo, put needle around the stitch from front to back, yo and pull hook back through, yo and pull through 2 loops on the hook), repeat (to) 2 more times, there should now be 4 loops on the hook, yo and pull through all 4 loops.

Notes: Stitch count is 4 + 2 + 7 sc/sl st.





Instructions


Row 1: Ch 77, sl st into starting ch being careful to not twist, joining the round together, ch 1, sc in starting st and each st around for a total of 77 sts, sl st into starting st.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, ch 2, sk 1 st, dc in the next st, ch 2, sk 1 st, {sc in the next st, ch 2, sk 1 st, dc in the next st, ch 2, sk 1 st} repeat {to} to the last 8 sts, sc in the next st, sl st in the last 7 sts, sl st into the starting st.

Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), sc in dc, ch 2, {popcorn stitch around front post of sc, ch 2, sc in dc, ch 2}, repeat {to} to the last 8 stitches, dc in the next st, sc in the last 7 sts, sl st into the 3rd ch of the starting st.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, ch 2, dc in the sc, ch 2, {sc in the popcorn st, ch 2, dc in the sc, ch 2} repeat {to} to the last 8 stitches, sc in the next st, sl st in the last 7 stitches, sl st into the starting st.

Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), sc in dc, ch 2, {dc in the sc, ch 2, sc in dc, ch 2}, repeat {to} to the last 8 stitches, dc in the next st, sc in the last 7 stitches, sl st into the 3rd ch of the starting st.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, ch 2, popcorn stitch around front post of sc, ch 2, {sc in dc, ch 2, popcorn stitch around the post of sc, ch 2} repeat {to} to the last 8 stitches, sc in the dc, sl st in the last 7 sts, sl st in the beginning st.

Row 7: Ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch 2), sc in popcorn st, ch 2, {dc in the sc, ch 2, sc in popcorn st, ch 2}, repeat {to} to the last 8 stitches, dc in the next st, sc in the last 7 stitches, sl st into the 3rd ch of the starting st.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, ch 2, dc in the sc, ch 2, {sc in the dc, ch 2, dc in the sc, ch 2} repeat {to} to the last 8 stitches, sc in the next st, sl st in the last 7 stitches, sl st into the starting st.

Continue repeating rows 3-8 until the lace section measures 10 in.

Last row: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, {sc in the ch 2 sp, sc in the next st}, repeat {to} to the last 7 sts, sc in the last 7 sts, sl st in the starting st.

Finish off with a long tail. Use the long tail to sew together the first row and the last row together.

Finish off and weave in your ends.

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Monday, February 15, 2021

Gladys Gloves




A Free Crochet Pattern


 Today has been a day. We woke up to no water in the house. Our pipes froze. More specifically the pipes connected to our water meter froze. There are tons of others going through the same problem with these frigid temperatures, and I am thankful it was our water not working instead of our heat. Hopefully we will get things thawed out soon (with nothing broken) and be back to normal. Even with all the chaos I really wanted to get this new pattern out for everyone. 

I wanted to make a fitted glove (ie a glove with a thumb gusset), that had a comfortable fit, and also had a classic cable design that will never go out of style. This is a large pattern, mainly because of the thumb gusset, but don't let that scare you. Most of the rows only change by two stitches. 

Where to get This Pattern

This pattern is a free pattern on the blog in size small. Just keep scrolling down to find the pattern. If you would like an ads free, printer friendly version you can purchase from my various pattern shops listed below. When you purchase this pattern you will get 3 sizes of the pattern Small, Medium and Large. 


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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering weight yarn, 50g. 2 skeins needed or 60 to 90 grams needed.

Hook: 00/3.5mm

Notions: Tapestry needle

Size: Small (7inches), 

Gauge: 6 sc x 7 rows = 1 inch

Stitches Used: Chain (ch), single crochet (sc), Slip Stitch (sl st), Front Post Double Crochet (fpdc), Front post treble crochet (fptc), Single crochet 2 stitches together (sc2tog)

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.



Left Hand


Round 1: Ch 36, sl st into the first ch, to join the round, ch 1, sc in each ch for a total of 36 sc.


Round 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st for a total of 36 sc. 


Round 4: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 sts 2 rows down, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 sts 2 rows down, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 sts 2 rows down, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 sts 2 rows down, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (28 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 5 and every odd row until posted: Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st in starting st. 


Round 6:  Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (30 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 8: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sk the 3 fpdc and sc sts, fptr around the next 3 fpdc, sc in the skipped sc, fptr around each of the skipped fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (32 sc, 4 fpdc, 6 fptr)


Round 10:  Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (34 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 12:  Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (36 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 14:  Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (38 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 16:  Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 12 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (40 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 18: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 14 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sk the 3 fpdc and sc sts, fptr around the next 3 fpdc, sc in the skipped sc, fptr around each of the skipped fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (42 sc, 4 fpdc, 6 fptr)


Round 20:  Ch 1, sc in the starting st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 16 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (44 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 22, 24, 26:  Ch 1, sc in the starting st, sc in each of the next 21 sts,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (46 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 28: Ch 1, sc in the starting st, ch 4, sk 20 sts, sc in the next st,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sk the 3 fpdc and sc sts, fptr around the next 3 fpdc, sc in the skipped sc, fptr around each of the skipped fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (24 sc, ch 4,  4 fpdc, 6 fptr)


Round 29: Ch 1, sc in in the next 4 ch sts, sc in each st, sl st in first st. (38 sts)

Round 30, 32, 34, 36:  Ch 1, sc in the starting st, sc in each of the next 5 sts,  fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 17 sts, sl st into the starting st. (28 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 37: Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st in starting st. 


Do not Finish off. 


Finger cuff


Row 1: Ch 13, sc in the second ch from the hook and in each ch across for a total of 12 sc, sl st into the next 2 sts of row 37.


Row 2: Turn, sc in sc of row just completed, sc through the front post of each sc. (12 sc)


Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, sc in the starting sc, sc through the front post of each st, sl st into the next 2 sts of row 37. 


Row 4-37: Repeat rows 2 and 3. 


Last row: Turn, holding rows 1 and 37 together, sl st through both sts, in each st for a total of 8 sts. 



Finish off. 


Wrist Cuff


Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st, at any st of the starting row, ch 9, sc in the second ch from the hook and in each ch across for a total of 8 sc, sl st into the next 2 sts of the starting row of the glove.


Row 2: Turn, sc in sc of row just completed, sc through the front post of each sc. (8 sc)


Row 3: Ch 1, Turn, sc in the starting sc, sc through the front post of each st, sl st into the next 2 sts of the starting row of the glove. 


Row 4-36: Repeat rows 2 and 3. 


Last row: Turn, holding rows 1 and 36 together, sl st through both sts, in each st for a total of 8 sts. 


Finish off. 


Thumb Cuff


Row 1: Attach yarn with a sl st, at any st of the thumb hole, sc in each st around for a total of 24 sts.


Row 2: Ch 1, (sc in each of the next 2 sts, sc2tog in the next 2 sc), repeat  (to) 5 xs, sl st into starting sc. (18 sts)


Row 3: Ch 9, sc in the second ch from the hook and in each ch across for a total of 8 sc, sl st into the next 2 sts of row 2. 


Row 4: Turn, sc in sc of row just completed, sc through the front post of each sc. (8 sc)


Row 5: Ch 1, Turn, sc in the starting sc, sc through the front post of each st, sl st into the next 2 sts of row 2. 


Row 6-18: Repeat rows 4 and 5. 


Last row: Turn, holding rows 1 and 18 together, sl st through both sts, in each st for a total of 8 sts. 


Finish off. 







Right Hand


Round 1: Ch 36, sl st into the first ch, to join the round, ch 1, sc in each ch for a total of 36 sc.


Round 2-3: Ch 1, sc in each st for a total of 36 sc.


Round 4: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, fpdc around the next 2 sts 2 rows down, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 sts 2 rows down, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 sts 2 rows down, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 sts 2 rows down, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, 2 sc in each of the next 2 sc, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (28 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 5 and every odd row until posted: Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st in starting st. 


Round 6: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 2 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (30 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 8: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sk the 3 fpdc and sc sts, fptr around the next 3 fpdc, sc in the skipped sc, fptr around each of the skipped fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row,sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 4 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (32 sc, 4 fpdc, 6 fptr)



Round 10: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 6 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (34 sc, 10 fpdc)



Round 12: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 8 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (36 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 14: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 10 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (38 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 16: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 12 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (40 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 18: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sk the 3 fpdc and sc sts, fptr around the next 3 fpdc, sc in the skipped sc, fptr around each of the skipped fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row,sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 14 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (42 sc, 4 fpdc, 6 fptr)


Round 20: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st, sc in each of the next 16 sts, 2 sc in the next st, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (44 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 22, 24, 26: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in the next 21 sts, sc in the last sc, sl st into the starting sc. (44 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 28: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, sk the 3 fpdc and sc sts, fptr around the next 3 fpdc, sc in the skipped sc, fptr around each of the skipped fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row,sc in the next st, ch 4, sk 20 sts, sc in the last st, sl st in the first st. (22 sc,ch 4,  4 fpdc, 6 fptr)


Round 30, 32, 34, 36: Ch 1, sc in the starting st and in the next 16 sts, 1 fpdc around each of the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sts, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in the next st, fpdc around the next 3 fpdc, sk 3 sts from the working row, sc in each of the next 2 sc, fpdc around the next 2 fpdc, sk 2 sts from the working row,, sc in each of the last 5 scs, sl st into the starting sc. (28 sc, 10 fpdc)


Round 37: Ch 1, sc in each st, sl st in starting st. 


Do not Finish off. 


Continue following the directions of the Finger Cuff and on. 


Finish off and weave in all your ends. 



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Monday, February 1, 2021

Crags and Cusps Hat

A Free Knit Pattern




I have a brand new Knit hat pattern. I was looking for a hat that could be really versatile. I wanted one that could work for male or female and one that would have a lot of stretch and growth with it. The crags and Cusps Hat was my solution. It is a ribbed hat that has tons of stretch and comfort. One of the hats that I made fits both my girls and myself, comfortably.  My youngest is almost six and well my age isn't important other than I'm an adult. Cough cough.  Kids grow so quickly, I really wanted a hat that was going to last through a few growth spurts. 

Could it be one of my patterns without some easy cabling? The cabling is made with Right and Left twist stitches. If you have never worked with those stitches don't worry they are easier than you think, and I think this is a great pattern to practice with. 

Below I have the adult size available for free. If you purchase the PDF version of this pattern I also have a baby size and child size. I have also included a chart to help you out. You Can purchase the PDF from my usual locations. 

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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Yarn Bee: Must Be Merino, yarn weight: light 3, 50% merino wool, 25% acrylic, 25% Nylon, 3.5 oz/100 g., 227 yards/208 meters. 

Needles: 6/ 4.00mm 16 inch circular needles

Notions: Yarn needle for sewing up the hat brim

Gauge:
25 sts + 28 rows = 4 inches

Size:  Large (stretches to fit 20-22 inch circumference).

Stitches used: K, P, RT, LT, k2tog, k2togb ( knit 2 together through the back loop), PM (place marker), SM (slip 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: The RT and the LT both count as 2 stitches.


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.





Pattern Instructions


Cast on  120 sts using your favorite cast on using the circular needles, Place a stitch marker. Without twisting the cast on, complete the circle by putting your first stitch into the first cast on stitch).


Rows 1- 8: SM, k1, (p2, k2), repeat (to) to the last 3 sts, p2, k1. (120 sts)


Row 9: SM, (LT, RT), repeat (to) around. (30 LT, 30 RT)


Round 10: SM, P1, (k2, p2), repeat (to) to the last 3 sts, k2, p1. (120 sts)


Round 11: SM, P1, (RT, p2), repeat (to) to the last 3 sts, RT, p1. (30 RT, 30 p)


Round 12: SM, P1, (k2, p2), repeat (to) to the last 3 sts, k2, p1. (120 sts)


Row 13: SM, (RT, LT), repeat (to) around. (30 LT, 30 RT)


Rounds 14-27: Repeat rounds 1-13


Continue repeating row 1 until the hat measures 7 ½ inches.


Crown of hat



Round 1: SM, {k1, (p2, k2) x2, p2tog, k2, p2tog, (k2, p2) x2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (110 sts)


Round 2: SM, {k1, (p2, k2) x2, p1, k2, p1, (k2, p2) x2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (110 sts)


Round 3: SM, {K1, p2, k2, p2, k1, k2tog tbl, k2, k2tog, k1, p2, k2, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (100 sts)


Round 4: SM, {K1, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k1} repeat {to}4 xs. (100 sts)


Round 5: SM, {K1, p2, k2, p2, k2tog tbl, k2, k2tog, p2, k2, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (90 sts)


Round 6: Sm, {K1, p2, k2, p2, k4, p2, k2, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs (90 sts)


Round 7: SM, {K1, p2, k2, p1, p2tog, k2, p2tog, p1, k2, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (80 sts)


Round 8: SM, {K1, p2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K2, P2, K1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (80 sts)


Round 9: SM, {K1, p2, k2, p2tog, k2, p2tog, k2, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (70 sts)


Round 10: SM, {k1, p2, k2, p1, k2, p1, k2, p2, k1} Repeat {to} 4xs. (70 sts)


Round 11: SM, {K1, p2, k1, k2tog tbl, k2, k2tog, k1, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (60 sts)


Round 12: SM, {k1, p2, k6, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (60 sts)


Round 13: SM, {k1, p2, k2tog tbl, k2, k2tog, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (50 sts)


Round 14: SM, {k1, p2, k4, p2, K1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (50 sts)


Round 15: SM, {k1, P1, p2tog, k2, p2tog, p1, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (40 sts)


Round 16: SM, {k1, p2, k2, p2, k1} repeat {to} 4 xs. (40 sts)


Round 17: SM, k2tog 20 xs. (20 sts)


Round 18: SM, k (20 sts)


Round 19: SM, k2tog 10 xs. (10 sts)


Break yarn with a long tail and weave through the stitches left on the needles and pull tight.


Weave in your ends.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Croton Petra Cowl

A Free Tunisian Crochet Pattern



It has been forever since I have shared a Tunisian Crochet pattern. A whole year in fact. I decided I needed to publish a new one stat. I wanted a cowl that was lacy and chunky at the same time. I also gave it a marled look by crochet two colors at the same time. It gives it a striking effect that makes the stitches stand out. I put this pattern at an intermediate level only because it is a Tunisian crochet pattern.  It only uses basic stitches and it is a 3 row repeat, so it is easy to get into a rhythm with it. I hope you enjoy. 

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Designer: Julia Schwartz

Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport Weight 273 yards/ 100 grams. Two colors used: Avocado and Custard.

Hook: 9mm Tunisian hook, For Edging: G/4mm regular

Notions: Tapestry needle

Skill Level:
Intermediate

Size: 8 by 26 inches

Gauge: 12 stitches from the stitch pattern x 6 rows = 4 inches

Notes: First loop on the hook always counts as a TKS It is not included in the instructions but it is included in the stitch counts.

Special Stitches:

  • TPS (Tunisian Purl stitch): (forward pass) Place yarn in front of your work, insert your hook into the left vertical bar of the st below, yo and pull your yarn through. (Return pass): follow the instructions in the pattern.
  • TKS (Tunisian Knit stitch): (Forward pass)working with the yarn behind your work, insert your hook between the vertical bars below the horizontal bars in the st below, yo, pull the yarn through, keep your loop on the hook.(Return pass): follow the instructions in the pattern.
  • TK3tog (Tunisian knit 3 together): (forward pass): working with the yarn behind your work insert your hook through the left vertical loops of the next 3 stitches, yo, pull the yarn through , keep your loop on the hook. (return pass): follow the instructions in the pattern.
  • Yo (yarn over): (Forward pass) put the yarn over the hook from back to front, (Return pass): treat this as a loop on the return pass





Instructions


Foundation Row: (Forward pass): With both colors held together, Ch 23, insert hook into each ch and pull up a loop for a total of 23 loops on the hook,

(Return pass): Yo, pull through 1 loop, {yo, pull through 2 loops} repeat {to} until you have 1 loop left.


Row 1: (Forward pass): TKS in each st for a total of 23 loops

(Return pass): Yo, pull through 1 loop, {yo, pull through 2 loops} repeat {to} until you have 1 loop left.


Row 2: (Forward pass): {Yo, TK3tog} repeat {to} 6 xs, yo, TKS in the last st. (7 TK3tog, 8 yo, 2 TKS)

(Return pass): Yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.


Row 3: (Forward pass): {Sk yo, (TPS, TKS, TPS) in the next st}, repeat {to} repeat {to} 6 xs, TKS in the last st. (9 TKS, 14 TPS)

(Return pass): Yo, pull through 1 loop, (yo, pull through 2 loops) repeat (to) until you have 1 loop left.


Continue repeating rows 1-3 until your cowl measures 26 inches


Last Row: Repeat row 1.


Finish off with a long tail. Sew the first row to the last row using a wip st. Secure tail with a knot and weave in your ends.


Edging



Round 1: With one stand of color and the G/4mm hook, attach yarn with a sl st into any side st, ch 1, 2 sc in each st around.


Round 2:
Ch 1, sc in starting st, {ch 1, sk 1 st, sc in the next st}, Repeat {to}, to the last st, ch 1, sl st into starting st.


Finish off.


Repeat edging on the other side.


Weave in your ends. 

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