Thursday, December 21, 2017

Just One Ball Shawl



Hello everyone, after I finished my Dragon Tail shawl, one Bernat Pop Ball was left from the parcel I received. Loving the speedy work and what came out of it, I've decided to start another project right away. 

I had this idea in my mind for a while, why not take the two ends of the Bernat Pop Ball yarn, work them together in alternate stripes, and see how it will look. You can take any large (5 oz/ 140 g and more) multi-colored ball of yarn, knit it this way, and you'll easily get many unique shawls. Enjoy this very simple shawl. 


Materials:

Bernat pop; 5 oz/ 140 g, 280 yds/ 256m approx.
Moonshadow 84008,  1 balls.
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) knitting needles.
Tapestry needle

level: easy

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
sl =slip stitch
yo = yarn over
k2tog = knit 2 stitches together.




Measurements:

55" (140 cm) long x 15" (38 cm) deep, approx.

Gauge:
15 sts x 27 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Garter Pattern




Notes:
  • To clear the instructions, the outer end of yarn is called B, and the inner end of yarn is called E.
  • At the beginning of the odd numbered rows, always knit the first stitch with both yarns (B and E). 
  • Because I had the small grey ball of yarn from last project, I used it in making this one, but you can use only one ball, the length of the shawl  is appropriate. 
  • My shawl just by chance didn't have the same color stripes at any part of it, so don't worry if this happens with you, the shawl will look fun and beautiful anyway.



Instructions:
With B yarn, Cast on 4 sts:
Row 1: k 2, p 2.
Row 2: sl 1, k 1,yo, k 2.
Row 3: k 3, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 4: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 3. 

With E yarn, work next 6 rows:
Row 5: k the first st using both yarns (B and E), k 3, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 6: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 2, k2tog.
Row 7: k the first st using both yarns, k 3, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 8: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 4.
Row 9: k the first st using both yarns, k 4, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Row 10: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 3, k2tog.

With B yarn, work next 6 rows:
Row 11: k the first st using both yarns, k 4, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 12: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 5.
Row 13: k the first st using both yarns, k 5, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 14: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 4, k2tog.
Row 15: k the first st using both yarns, k 5, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 16: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 6.

The general 6 rows of yarn E:
Row 1: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 2: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.
Row 3: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 4: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to end.
Row 5: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 6: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

The general 6 rows of yarn B:
Row 1: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Row 2: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to end.

Row 3: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Row 4: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to last 2 sts, k2tog.

Row 5: k the first st using both yarns, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 6: sl 1, k 1, yo, k to end.

Keep on working these alternate 6 rows patterns till the end of yarn. 

Note: 
Before you are out of yarn, keep in mind the number of rows for the last stripe, plus make sure you have enough yarn to cast off the shawl. My last 2 stripes actually were of 4 rows, because I've noticed my yarn was not enough.




Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Dragon Tail Shawl


Hi friends, my year ended joyfully, for I've received my parcel of Bernat Pop yarn after long weeks of waiting.

I made this shawl very quickly, because I was eager to see how easy the work can proceed as all Bernat yarn knitters say. I enjoyed every second, hope you all like what I've designed. It's really easy after learning how to knit five stitches into the yarn over of the previous row.

Materials:

Bernat pop; 5 oz/ 140 g, 280 yds/ 256m approx.
Moonshadow 84008,  2 balls.
Size U.S. 10 (6 mm) circular knitting needle, 36" (90 cm).
Tapestry needle

level: intermediate

knitting Terms
k = knit
p = purl
sl =slip stitch
yo = yarn over
k2togtbl = knit 2 stitches together through back loop.
k3togtbl = knit 3 stitches together through back loop.
k5fo = knit 5 stitches into one stitch: k1, p 1, k1, p 1, k 1 into the same yo of the previous row.




Measurements:
47.5" (121 cm) long x 26" (66 cm) deep.

Gauge:
15 sts x 27 rows = 4" (10 cm)
in Garter Pattern




Note:

  • To get the sequence of colors I prefer, I started knitting the first Bernat pop from inside out, while the second one outside in.
  • I eliminated the grey piece of the second one, because I didn't like the color much.
  • To make the last stripe of scales knitted with one color, I cut out few yards/ meters of previous color. 
  • This is the link to how to make five stitches into 1 stitch. 



Instructions:

Cast on 4 sts: k 2, p 2, the first row.

start the pattern:

Row 1: sl 1, k 1,yo, k1, yo, k 1.
Row 2: k 1, k5fo, k 2, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 3: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 8. 
Row 4: k 9, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 5: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 9.
Row 6: k 10, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 7: sl 1, k 1, yo, k 10.
Row 8: cast off 5 sts, (which means 5 sts decrease out of k 6), k 5, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Work rows (1-8) once as the first Scale  of the (Dragon tail Pattern), then work the general pattern:

Dragon tail Pattern 1:

Row 1: sl 1, k, yo, k to last st, yo, k 1.
Row 2: k 1, k5fo, k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 3: sl 1, k, yo, k to end.
Row 4: k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.
Row 5: repeat row 3.
Row 6: repeat row 4
Row 7: repeat row 3
Row 8: cast off 5 sts, (5 sts decrease out of k 6), k to last 2 sts, turn yarn forward, sl 1, p 1.

Repeat the pattern rows (1-8) 30 more time (or as you want your shawl's length to become).

Repeat row 1 one more time before starting to work the Dragon tail pattern 2.

Dragon tail Pattern 2:

Row 1: k 1, k5fo, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 2: k 7, turn.
Row 3: k 6, k2togtbl, turn.  
Row 4: repeat row 3.
Row 5: repeat row 4.
Row 6: repeat row 3.
Row 7: cast off 5 sts, (5 sts decrease out of k 6), k3togtbl, turn.
Row 8: k 1, yo, k1, turn.

Repeat  rows (1-8) 24 more times, then make the last Scale as follow:

Row 2: k 1, k5fo, k2togtbl, turn.
Row 3: k 7, turn.
Row 4: k 6, k3togtbl, turn. 
Row 5: repeat row 3.
Row 6: repeat row 4.
Row 7: repeat row 3.
Row 8: cast of first 6 stitches one by one, k3togtbl last remaining sts.

Weave in the loose ends.





Sunday, December 10, 2017

Christmas Eve Shawl



This is the perfect shawl to wear on Christmas eve. 

Dimensions: 

Height * Width= 110 cm/ 43 inch * 151 cm/ 60 inch

Materials

*Yarn:

Nako Vizon:  (100% premium acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 195 m/ 213 yds):
  • Color number 251, Red: 3 skeins.
  • Color number 23403, off white: 1 skein.
Bonbon Classic: (100% acrylic, 100 g/ 3.53 Oz, 200 m/ 219 yds):
  • Color number 98596, Green: 1 skein.
*Knitting Circular Needles: 6 mm/ 10 US, 100 cm/ 40 inch long.

*Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 15 sts * 22 rows in 10x10 cm/ 4x4 inch, (stockinette pattern).

Level: Intermediate


Terms Used:

  • st, sts: stitch, stitches
  • k: knit
  • p: purl
  • yo: yarn over
  • k2tog: knit 2 stitches together.
  • ssk: Slip next 2 stitches knitwise one at a time. Pass them back onto left-hand needle, then knit through back loops together.
  • p2tog: purl two stitches together.
  • p2togtbl: purl 2 stitches together through back loops.
  • sssktog: slip two sts as to knit them together, slip third one, return them to left needle, knit them together. (2 decrease)
Note: 

  1. Always mark the center st of the shawl.
  2. The row are written in colors to clear which stitches are worked either in red or green.

Making of shawl

Beginning:

With green yarn, cast on 5 stitches.
work as follows:
Row 1: k 2, p 1, k 2.
Row 2: p 2, k 1, p 2.

Repeat these 2 rows twice more.

Start red yarn triangle:

Row 1: k 2, bind on red yarn, k 1, k 2.
Row 2: p 2, p 1, p 2.
Row 3: k 2, m 1, k 1, m 1, k 2.
Row 4: p 2, p 3, p 2.
Row 5: k 2, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, k 2.
Row 6: p 2, p all red sts, p 2.
Row 7: k 2, k 1, yo, k 3, yo, k 1, k 2.
Row 8: repeat row 6.



Start green leaf pattern: 

Row 1: k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 5, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1.
Row 2: p all green sts, p all red sts, p all green sts.
Row 3: k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, k 1, yo, k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 2.
Row 4: repeat row 2.
Row 5: k 3, yo, k 1,yo, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 3. 
Row 6: repeat row 2.
Row 7: k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 4.  
Row 8: repeat row 2.
Row 9: k 5, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 5.  
Row 10: repeat row 2.

Row 11: k 9, k2tog, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, yo, k 1, yo, ssk, k 9.
Row 12: p 8, p2togtbl, p 3, p all sts in red, p 3, p2tog, p 8.
Row 13: k 7, k2tog, k 1, yo, k 1, yo k 1, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, yo, k 1, yo, k 1, ssk, k 7.
Row 14: p 6, p2togtbl, p 5, p all sts in red, p 5, p2tog, p 6.
Row 15: k 5, k2tog, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, yo, k 1, yo, k 2, ssk, k 5.
Row 16: p 4, p2togtbl, p 7, p all sts in red, p 7, p2tog, p 4.
Row 17: k 3, k2tog, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, yo, k 1, yo, k 3, ssk, k 3.
Row 18: p 2, p2togtbl, p 9, p all sts in red, p 9, p2tog, p 2.
Row 19: k 1, k2tog, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, yo, k 1, yo, k 4, ssk, k 1.
Row 20: p2togtbl, p 11, p all sts in red, p 11, p2tog.

Repeat rows (11-20) 7 more times.





Start first snow flake pattern:

Before beginning the eighth time repetition of the green leaf pattern, mark the center stitch of the shawl.
When you reach the center stitch working row 11, bind on white yarn and knit it white. it is the first row of the snow flake, follow the 19 rows snow flake pattern, that almost equals two times repetitions of the 20 rows of leaf pattern. cut white yarn after finishing last white st in the center of shawl, and work row 20 of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making two snow flakes stripe:

 The two snow flakes first row sts are the twenty fifth st on each side of the center st mark of shawl. work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making three snow flakes stripe


The three snow flakes first row sts positions are:
  • One at the center of the shawl.
  • The two others positions are at the fiftieth sts on each side of the center st of shawl.
Work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.
Repeat one more green leaf pattern (11- 20 rows).

Making four snow flakes stripe:

The first white stitch of the snow flake positions are:

  • The two left side snow flakes positions are at the twenty fifth and fiftieth sts from the center st.
  • The two right sides snow flakes positions are at the twenty fifth and fiftieth sts from the center st.
Work them in the same time with another two repetitions of leaf pattern.


Finishing the last leaf pattern:

After completing the last snow flakes stripe and the twentieth row of the leaf pattern, work as follows:
Row 1:  k 5, sssktog, k 4, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 4, sssktog, k 5.
Row 2: p 10, p all sts in red, p 10.
Row 3:  k 4, sssktog, k 3, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 3, sssktog, k 4.
Row 4: p 8, p all sts in redp 8.
Row 5:  k 3, sssktog, k 2, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 2, sssktog, k 3.
Row 6: p 6, p all sts in redp 6.
Row 7:  k 2, sssktog, k 1, k 1, yo k to last st, yo k 1, k 1, sssktog, k 2.
Row 8: p 4, p all sts in redp 4.

Finishing the shawl


Using the I-cord cast off method, work as follows:
k2tog, k 2, the green last 4 sts, now you have 3 sts green cord you will be casting off the red sts with.

Cast off row: Pass the 3 green sts back to right needle, k 2, k the third green st  with the first red st together through back loops.
Repeat  the row till the end of red sts.
Pass the remaining 3 green sts to right needle and knit them once (without k2tog with the 4 green sts on left needle), then repeat the cast off row finishing the last 4 sts, cast off last 3 I-cord sts, cut yarn.

Weave in loose ends, block the shawl.