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PATTERN: Earthbender Hat

EARTHBENDER HAT


Yarn: Cascade 220 – Forest Green (MC), Yellow (CC)
Needles: US 9 Circular (40″+ for Magic Loop)
Gauge: 4.5 sts/inch in stockinette stitch
Notions: 2-3 stitch markers, yarn needle

SOLID COIN:

CO 92 sts.
Join for Magic Loop, being careful not to twist.

Work 2×2 rib for 8 rounds (or 1 inch, whichever you prefer.)

K 1 round.

Switch to CC and knit until hat measures 4-5 inches from cast on.

Begin decreases as follows:
Setup: K23, Place Marker (PM), K23, PM, K23, PM, K23
Round 1: K2tog, *K to 2 before marker, SSK, slip marker, K2tog* 3 times, K to last 2, SSK
Round 2: Knit all sts.

Repeat these 2 rounds 4 times in CC.

Switch back to MC and continue decreasing until 9 sts remain between markers.

Next round: K2tog, *K to 2 before marker, SSK, slip marker, K2tog* 3 times, K to last 2, SSK
Repeat this round until 3 sts remain between markers.

Next round: *K2tog, K1* around

8 sts left. Thread yarn onto yarn needle and draw through remaining stitches, closing top of hat.

OUTLINED COIN:

Follow instructions for SOLID COIN for Cast On and ribbing.

K 1 round.

Switch to CC and K 3 rounds.

Switch back to MC and K until hat measures 4-5 inches from CO.

Begin decreases as follows:
Setup: K23, Place Marker (PM), K23, PM, K23, PM, K23
Round 1: K2tog, *K to 2 before marker, SSK, slip marker, K2tog* 3 times, K to last 2, SSK
Round 2: Knit all sts.

Knit decreases in MC for 4 rounds.

Switch to CC for 3 rounds.

Switch back to MC and continue decreasing to end. When 8 sts remain between markers, thread yarn through remaining stitches, closing top of hat.

Wear the version of your choice while practicing your Earthbending Skillz.

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January 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm Leave a comment

Waterbender Hat PDF

BREAKING NEWS.

My friend Dani (who, in addition to being a great friend, is also an excellent designer, dyer, tea-blender, and sock-club-runner) has turned my Waterbender Hat pattern into a handy-dandy PDF file for your downloading enjoyment. (Also, go check of Dani’s blog and shop. Buy things from her, because she is awesome.)

You can download it from the Patterns Page! (I’m working on putting it on Ravelry, and it should be up sometime soon.)

Also, in design news: I’m working up 2 versions of the Earthbender Hat for a class in the HPKCHC. Those patterns will be posted (if not in PDF form, then definitely in a blog post) before the end of the month!

January 19, 2010 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

PATTERN: Waterbender Hat

WATERBENDER HAT

IMG_6245(Download the PDF!)

Size: One size fits most adult heads

Yarn: 1 ball each of Wisdom Yarns Poems #558 (MC) and #517 (CC)

Needles: US9 Circular (I did Magic Loop on a 40” circular set, but you can use a shorter circular set and switch to DPNs for the crown)

Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch (row gauge is not crucial)

CO 112

Join for working in the round. Work in 2×2 ribbing for 1 – 1.5 inches

K 1 row even, decreasing 2 stitches evenly. You should now have 110 stitches.

BEGIN CHART:

waterbending chart

After working the 8 rows of the chart, switch back to MC. Knit in MC for 4 – 5 inches (measure from bottom of ribbing.)

Begin decreasing.

1: *K9, k2tog* around

2 and all even-numbered rows: K around

3: *K8, k2tog* around

5: *K7, k2tog* around

7: *K6, k2tog* around

9: *K5, k2tog* around

11: *K4, k2tog* around

13: *K3, k2tog* around

15: *K2, k2tog* around

17: *K1, k2tog* around

19: K2tog around (You can repeat this row if you like.)

Cut yarn, leaving a generous tail, and thread yarn needle. Draw yarn through remaining stitches to close top of hat. Weave in ends.

Wear with pride when you’re practicing your Waterbending skillz.

January 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

WIP: As-Yet-Unnamed Mitts

New design I’m working on. It will be published on this blog as soon as I get it typed up and prepared.

I think it’s going to be my first pattern for sale, instead of offered free. My lovely friend Dani suggested that I sell the pattern, and when I said I didn’t even know where to begin with selling patterns, she offered to help me. I’m excited about it! It’s been fun to knit so far, and I can’t wait to finish the pair and release the pattern!

(PS: BIIIG Christmas Knits FO Roundup coming soon!)

January 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm 4 comments

FO: Serenity Now!

THE BLANKET IS FINISHED.

In time to turn in for Charms homework.

It is blocking on 2 towels in my living room.

All in all, it’s smaller than I anticipated, but it will be displayed on my bed until it disintegrates into nothingness.

I have no idea how to block, guys. I just pin, spray, and hope for the best.

What the hell do I knit now??

January 26, 2009 at 9:09 pm 3 comments

FOs, WIPs, and PIMPs

I have more things to share!

First is a scarf that was actually meant to be a WIP in this post. But! I finished and blocked it last night.

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Purple Fan Scarf using leftoever Palette I had from KK’s Phineas socks. CO 36, 2 repeats of fan stitch pattern. Very good mindless knitting.

It is going to be sent to Jessica’s sister Jonnie (whose favorite color is purple) for her 19th birthday.

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Next is my project for the Harry Potter Knitting/Crochet House Cup over on Ravelry.

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This is my project for Charms class. Our assingment is the Patronus charm: either as a messenger, or as a comfort/depression treatment (the explicit directions were to “make something that would make us happy”); I chose the “comfort” aspect.

The pattern is Serenity, by Laura Wilson-Martos. I have been wanting to knit this blanket for about 8 months, ever since I first discovered the pattern. But then I had to do Christmas knitting, and I had a dye lot fiasco, but when the HPKCHC Charms class came along, I KNEW that this would be my project. The pattern is simply glorious, and Laura was kind enough to help me out when I accidentally misread a line, messaged her on Ravelry, and then felt like an idiot when I realized my simple mistake.

I’m about 1/5 of the way done, I think. (I’m inclined to underestimate my progress, so that when it takes longer than I think it will, I won’t be disappointed.) I bought 6 balls of yarn for it and just broke out the 2nd ball last night.

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Also, this project is now MUCH farther along than the picture would lead you to believe. I took the pictures after the first day of knitting this project, which was Jan 4th, I think. It is getting more and more difficult to photograph because it just keeps growing. I am almost to the point of needing to switch circulars because the one I am currently using is too short.

I. LOVE. THIS. PROJECT.

Finally, I need to advertise. My dear friend Dani is hosting a little contest. Her sock club, Rock Your Socks Off (link to etsy), is about to get underway, and she wants YOUR ideas for bands/artists/colorways/etc that YOU (yeah, YOU!) would want to see in a sock club. The winner gets a choice of an existing colorway from Dani’s etsy shop, or they can have their suggested colorway dyed especially for them by Dani! What a sweet deal!!

As a frequent recipient of Dyed by DaniDo yarn, I can tell you that this sock club is going to be a lot of fun. So, get going, knitters! Reserve yourself a spot in the club using the esty link above, and go email Dani about your colorway ideas!

January 13, 2009 at 8:12 am 1 comment

the goodship failure

Hey! I am Laura, Captain of the Failboat. Seriously.

I blame my Winter Concert. It has been sucking my will to knit, among other things, but now that it’s done (it was last night, December 10th, and it went really well!) I can post about knitting stuff!

I have been working on Christmas presents. I really have. I have things knit for everyone in my family, with the exception of Mom’s, which I am 90% done with. I’m about 75% done with KK’s second knitted gift, and have plans for Rachel’s, I just have to buckle down and get them done.

This means that I haven’t been working on stuff for me. Yeah, I did the sweater. And yeah, I did the neckwarmer. But I haven’t progressed on anything since. It still have 1.5 Mardi Gras Socks done, and I still have a ways to go on the Marie Club Socks. Christmas knitting has sucked my will to knit for any other purpose.

I say “sucked my will to …” but it should really be along the lines of “consumed my attention,” because knitting can’t really suck the will out of anything. It’s too fun for that.

OH! THE MOST EXCITING THING EVER: I signed up for the “Hogwarts Knitting/Crochet House Cup” on Ravelry! I CANNOT WAIT. Two of my favorite things combined: 1) knitting, and 2) the Harry Potter fandom!

For this, we are sorted into Houses, and I hope to be put in Hufflepuff. It was my first choice. Also, we have “classes,” which are essentially challenges, and we earn House Points. So, for Herbology last term, the assignment was to make a dishcloth out of hemp or a organic/natural fiber. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THIS TO START! The Winter Term starts in January. I cannot wait, it’s going to be so awesome.

Now that my concert is over, I feel that a lot more knitting will happen. HOPEFULLY!

Last thing: I like this layout, but I need a custom header. Ideas, anyone? My computer with Photoshop is on the fritz, so it will be a while before I can make one, but I want some ideas.

December 11, 2008 at 8:16 am Leave a comment


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