When I gave all my granddaughters their knitted headbands, Jethro was disappointed he didn’t get one. He wanted a yellow headband. So I had to come up with something a little more boyish just for him. This adorable and easy knitted headband with crocheted eye keeps his little ears warm in a fun way.
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Here is an easy pattern to make a warm, cozy and stylish knitted cowl. Knit in solid or variegated color yarn using basket weave. Lovely gift idea.
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Yarn: bulky yarn
Size 10 needles or size recommended on yarn
Cast on 65 stitches.
Rows 1-5: Knit entire row.
ROW 6: P across
ROW 7: K across
ROW 8-10 repeat row 6-7
ROW 11: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (66)
ROW 12-16: repeat row 6-7
ROW 17: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (67)
ROW 18-20: repeat row 6-7
ROW 21: K across increasing 1 stitch at midpoint of row (68)
ROW 22-30: repeat row 6 and 7
ROW 31-34: Knit across
ROW 35: Bind off leaving a length of yarn and sew sides together. Weave in loose ends.
I crocheted around the edges and added one row of crocheted shells on the bottom of one edge. I can close it with a pin or simply wrap it around my neck.
There are many patterns to be found on the net and here is one that looked clear to follow.
How to Knit Basketweave Stitch
Like many stitches, the basketwaeve stitch looks complicated but is actually very easy to create. Basketweave stitch got its name for obvious reasons, as you can see.
Cast on a multiple of 8 sts, plus 5 sts.
Follow this stitch pattern:Rows 1 and 5 (RS): Knit.Rows 2 and 4: K5, * p3, k5; rep from * to end of row.Row 3: P5, * k3, p5; rep from * to end of row.Rows 6 and 8: K1, p3, * k5, p3; rep from * to last st, k1.Row 7: P1, k3, * p5, k3; rep from * to last st, k1.
Repeat Rows 1–8 to create the pattern.
I searched the net to give credit to the creator of this pattern and found it @
I Live On A Farm.
Here is the pattern I followed to make a Rib Stitch Scarf:
2 skiens Suri Merino from Plymouth Yarn Co. in color #402
2 size U.S. 6 dpns or straight knitting needles
Large tapestry needle
Cast on 35 stitches.
Rows 1 and 2: Knit.
Row 3: *K3, P2*. Repeat from * to * across row.
Note Correction to Row 4 [posted 6 Nov 07]:
Row 4: *K2, P3*. Repeat from * to * across row.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until scarf measures approximately 65 inches in length.
Knit 2 more rows.
Using the tapestry needle, weave ends of yarn into stitches securely.
Gently block scarf to measure four and one half inches across.
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But I can still knit and have a couple of projects in the works.
The pattern in the scarf above is one of my favorites. It is worked in an easy 2×3 Rib Stitch making it so warm and snugly. There are many variations of the Rib Stitch and in a few days I’ll share a couple of patterns with you.
My mom is of German descent and she learned Continental Knitting (also called German or European Knitting). We do not throw the yarn as many people do.
Here is a terrific video demonstrating this method of knitting. If you are a crocheter, you will take easily to knitting this way. It is the way I knit and cast on.