Mittwoch, 23. April 2014

Oszilla Scarf

Knitted from side to side the pattern of this garter-stitch only scarf combines two curves. One curve between the endpoints and oscillating around it a sine curve of short row stripes.


When finished and laid out straight, the scarf will measure about 150cm on the shorter (C1-only-)side.





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Materials
  • about 80 grams of fingering weight yarn in colour 1 (C1, blue on the pictures)
  • about 30 grams of fingering weight yarn in colour 2 (C2, white on the pictures)
  • 3.25mm needles (straight or circular)
  • tapestry needle (to weave in ends)
  • stitch markers (safety pins or similar) may be useful to keep track of the row you’re in


Techniques (i.e. stitches other than plain garter stitch)
  • kfb: knit front & back, i.e.  make two stitches out of one
  • ssk: slip one stitch knitwise, slip a second stitch knitwise, insert left needle into both stitches and knit, i.e. knit two stitches together with a left leaning slant
  • w+t: wrap and turn - my preferred method for short rows (a short row tutorial can be found here).
    With garter stitch you can decide whether to pick up the wrapped stitches or not. I chose to pick them up - I even used a slightly more complicated way because I wanted to hide the wrap that was in last row's colour. First I turned the wrapped stitch, then I picked up the front part of the wrap and placed it on the needle, and finally I knitted it through the back loop. Whatever you choose, it's best to stay consistent throughout the project.

Instructions

The instructions are given in garter stitch ridges rather than single rows. Basically, with C1 rows are just knitted, and with C2 rows are short rows knitted to the marker (plus/minus a few stitches) – increases and decreases are made in both colours for the shaping of the scarf. Increases and decreases at the beginning of the C2-rows create the wavy shape – increases and decreases in the middle (somewhere around the marker) widen or narrow the scarf.

The picture on the right hand side gives an overview about the parts of the pattern.

Set-up rows
CO4
Row 0 (C1): k2 pm k2, turn, k to end
Ridge 1a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 1b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 2a (C2): k to m, w+t, kfb, k to end
Ridge 2b (C1): k to end, turn, k to st before marker, kfb, sm, k to end
Ridge 3a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 3b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 4a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 4b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 5a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 5b (C1):  k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 6a (C2): k to m, w+t, kfb, k to end
Ridge 6b (C1): k to end, turn, k to st before marker, kfb, sm, k to end
Ridge 7a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 7b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 81 (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 8b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end

Part I - Increases on both sides of the marker
Ridge 1a (C2): kfb, k to 1 st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 1b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 2a (C2): kfb, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, kfb, k to end
Ridge 2b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, k2, kfb, k to end
Ridge 3a (C2): kfb, k to 4 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 3b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 4a (C2): k to 4 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 4b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 5a (C2): k to 4 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 5b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 6a (C2): ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, kfb, k to end
Ridge 6b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, k2, kfb, k to end
Ridge 7a (C2): ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 7b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 8a (C2): ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 8b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 9a (C2): ssk, k to st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 9b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 10a (C2): ssk, k marker, w+t, kfb, k to end
Ridge 10b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, sm, kfb, k to end
Ridge 11a (C2): ssk, k to marker, sm, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 11b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 12a (C2): k to marker, sm, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 12b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 13a (C2): k to marker, sm, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 13b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 14a (C2): kfb, k to marker, w+t, kfb, k to end
Ridge 14b (C1): k to end, turn, k to last st before marker, kfb, k to end
Ridge 15a (C2): kfb, k to last st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 15b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 16a (C2): kfb, k to 2 sts beforme marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 16b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, remove marker, k2, place marker, k to end
Knit these ridges a total of three times.

Part II - Increases on the C1-only side
Ridge 1a (C2): kfb, k to 1 st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 1b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 2a (C2): kfb, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 2b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, k2, kfb, k to end
Ridge 3a (C2): kfb, k to 4 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 3b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 4a (C2): k to 4 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 4b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 5a (C2): k to 4 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 5b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 6a (C2): ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 6b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, k2, kfb, k to end
Ridge 7a (C2): ssk, k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 7b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 8a (C2): ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 8b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 9a (C2): ssk, k to st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 9b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 10a (C2): ssk, k marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 10b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, sm, kfb, k to end
Ridge 11a (C2): ssk, k to marker, sm, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 11b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 12a (C2): k to marker, sm, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 12b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 13a (C2): k to marker, sm, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 13b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 14a (C2): kfb, k to marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 14b (C1): k to end, turn, k to last st before marker, kfb, k to end
Ridge 15a (C2): kfb, k to last st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 15b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 16a (C2): kfb, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 16b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, remove marker, k2, place marker, k to end
Knit these ridges a total of four times.

Free Knitting Pattern: Oszilla Scarf

Part III - No increases, no decreases
Ridge 1a (C2): kfb, k to 1 st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 1b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 2a (C2): kfb, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 2b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 3a (C2): kfb, k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 3b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 4a (C2): k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 4b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 5a (C2): k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 5b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 6a (C2): ssk, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 6b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 7a (C2): ssk, k to 1 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 7b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 8a (C2): ssk, k to marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 8b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 9a (C2): ssk, k  marker, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 9b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 10a (C2): ssk, k marker, k2, w+t, k to end
Ridge 10b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 11a (C2): ssk, k to marker, k3, w+t, k to end
Ridge 11b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 12a (C2): k to marker, sm, k3, w+t, k to end
Ridge 12b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 13a (C2): k to marker, sm, k3, w+t, k to end
Ridge 13b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 14a (C2): kfb, k to marker, k2 w+t, k to end
Ridge 14b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 15a (C2): kfb, k to marker, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 15b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 16a (C2): kfb, k marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 16b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Knit these ridges a total of three times.

Part IV - Decreases on the C1-only side of the marker
Ridge 1a (C2): kfb, k to 1 st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 1b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 2a (C2): kfb, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 2b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, k to end
Ridge 3a (C2): kfb, k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 3b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, k1 ssk, k to end
Ridge 4a (C2): k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 4b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 5a (C2): k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 5b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 6a (C2): ssk, k to 1 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 6b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 7a (C2): ssk, k marker, w+t, ssk, k to end
Ridge 7b (C1): k to end, turn,  k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, k to end
Ridge 8a (C2): ssk, k marker, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 8b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 9a (C2): ssk, k marker, k2, w+t, k to end
Ridge 9b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 10a (C2): ssk, k marker, k3, w+t, k to end
Ridge 10b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 11a (C2): ssk, k to marker, k4, k1, w+t, ssk, k to end
Ridge 11b (C1): k to end, turn,  k to 5 sts before marker, ssk, k to end
Ridge 12a (C2): k to marker, k3, w+t, k to end
Ridge 12b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 13a (C2): k to marker, k3, w+t, k to end
Ridge 13b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 14a (C2): kfb, k to marker, k2 w+t, k to end
Ridge 14b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 15a (C2): kfb, marker, remove marker, k1, w+t, ssk, place marker, k to end
Ridge 15b (C1): k to end, turn, k to 3 sts before marker, ssk, k to end
Ridge 16a (C2): kfb, k  marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 16b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Knit these ridges a total of four times.


Part V - Decreases on both sides of the marker
Ridge 1a (C2): kfb, k to 1 st before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 1b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 2a (C2): kfb, k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 2b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, k to end
Ridge 3a (C2): kfb, k to 3 sts before marker, w+t, ssk, k to end
Ridge 3b (C1): k to end, turn, k to marker, k1 ssk, k to end
Ridge 4a (C2): k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 4b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 5a (C2): k to 2 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 5b (C1): k to end, turn k to end
Ridge 6a (C2): ssk, k to 1 sts before marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 6b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 7a (C2): ssk, k marker, w+t, k to end
Ridge 7b (C1): k to end, turn,  k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, k to end
Ridge 8a (C2): ssk, k marker, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 8b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 9a (C2): ssk, k marker, k2, w+t, k to end
Ridge 9b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 10a (C2): ssk, k marker, k3, w+t, k to end
Ridge 10b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 11a (C2): ssk, k to marker, k4, k1, w+t, k to end
Ridge 11b (C1): k to end, turn,  k to 6 sts before marker, ssk, k to end
Ridge 12a (C2): k to marker, k4, w+t, k to end
Ridge 12b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 13a (C2): k to marker, k4, w+t, k to end
Ridge 13b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 14a (C2): kfb, k to marker, k3 w+t, k to end
Ridge 14b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 15a (C2): kfb, marker, k2, w+t, k to end
Ridge 15b (C1): k to end, turn, k to 4 sts before marker, ssk, k to end
Ridge 16a (C2): kfb, k  marker, k1 w+t, k to end
Ridge 16b (C1): k to marker, remove marker, k1, place marker, k to end, turn, k to end
Knit these ridges a total of three times.

Last ridges
Ridge 1a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 1b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 2a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 2b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 3a (C2): k to m, w+t, ssk, k to end
Ridge 3b (C1): k to end, turn, k to st before marker, ssk, sm, k to end
Ridge 4a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 4b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 5a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 5b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 6a (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 6b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Ridge 7a (C2): k to m, w+t, ssk, k to end
Ridge 7b (C1): k to end, turn, k to st before marker, ssk, sm, k to end
Ridge 81 (C2): k to m, w+t, k to end
Ridge 8b (C1): k to end, turn, k to end
Bind off the last 4 stitches in C1.



Tips
  • I found it useful to place a stitch marker (safety pin) after finishing ridge 16, then counting from there.
  • Stay consistent as to how to cross your yarns when changing colours; I always put the new (to be used) yarn UNDER and behind the old yarn (see photo).



Samstag, 12. April 2014

Nautilina Scarf

Free Knitting Pattern: Nautilina Scarf
This crescent shaped scarf is knitted
all in garter stitch from side to side. Its shaped by short rows and only grows very slowly in width, all increases are made in the middle of the piece.

When finished and laid out straight, the scarf will measure about 160cm on the shorter (C1-only-)side.

Compared to the first idea (as shown here) quite a few changes to the design have been made.

Nautilina is the spanish word for Nautilus (see on Wikipedia) – and I think the scarf’s pattern looks a bit similar.



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This work by Knitting and so on is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.



Materials:
  • a total of 115 to 120 grams of fingering weight yarn in two colours – I used 80 grams of variegated yarn as main colour (C1)  and 25 grams of my contrast  colour (C2 – black in the pictures).
  • 3.5 mm knitting needles
  • two stitch markers, one of them removable
  • tapestry needle (to weave in ends)


Techniques:

Instructions:

Throughout the pattern, garter stitch ridges with increases or decreases are highlighted in boldface.

Set-up  Rows
CO4
R1 (C1): k2 pm k2
R2 (C1): k to end

Increases Part 1
R3 (C2): k to m w+t
R4 (C2): k to end
R5 (C1): k to end
R6 (C1): k to end
R7 (C2): k to m w+t
R8 (C2): k to end
R9 (C1): k to end
R10 (C1): k to stitch before marker, kfb, sm, k to end
R11 (C2): k to m w+t
R12 (C2): k to end
R13 (C1): k to end
R14 (C1): k to end
R15 (C2): k to m w+t
R16 (C2): kfb k to end
R17 (C1): k to end
R18  (C1): k to end

Repeat rows 3 to 16 until there are 34 sts on your needles, 17 sts on each side of your stitch marker - from now on, only the C1-part will be widened.

Increases Part 2
R1 (C2): k to m w+t
R2 (C2): k to end
R3 (C1): k to end
R4 (C1): k to end
R5 (C2): k to m w+t
R6 (C2): k to end
R7 (C1): k to end
R8 (C1): k to stitch before marker, kfb, sm, k to end
R9 (C2): k to m w+t
R10 (C2): k to end
R11 (C1): k to end
R12 (C1): k to end
R13 (C2): k to m w+t
R14 (C2):  k to end
R15 (C1): k to end
R16  (C1): k to end

Repeat these rows until there are 41 sts on your needles, 17 sts on one side of your stitch marker (where the short rows are) and 24 on the other side of your stitch marker (C1 only)

Middle part (no changes in stitch count)
R1 (C2): k to m, w+t
R2 (C2): k to end
R3 (C1): k to end
R4 (C1): k to end

Repeat these rows a total of 99 times

Decreases Part 1
R1 (C2): k to m w+t
R2 (C2): k to end
R3 (C1): k to end
R4 (C1): k to end
R5 (C2): k to m w+t
R6 (C2): k to end
R7 (C1): k to end
R8 (C1): k to end
R9 (C2): k to m w+t
R10 (C2): k to end
R11 (C1): k to m, ssk, k to end
R12 (C1): k to end
R13 (C2): k to m w+t
R14 (C2):  k to end
R15 (C1): k to end
R16  (C1): k to end

Repeat these rows until there are 34 stitches on your needles, 17 sts on either side of your stitch marker



Decreases Part 2
R1 (C2): k to m w+t
R2 (C2): ssk, k to end
R3 (C1): k to end
R4 (C1): k to end
R5 (C2): k to m w+t
R6 (C2): k to end
R7 (C1): k to end
R8 (C1): k to end
R9 (C2): k to m w+t
R10 (C2): k to end
R11 (C1): k to end
R12 (C1): k to 2 sts before marker, ssk, sm, k to end
R13 (C2): k to m w+t
R14 (C2):  k to end
R15 (C1): k to end
R16  (C1): k to end


Repeat these rows until there are only 4 stitches left on your needles.
BO and weave in ends.


Tips:Free Knitting Pattern: Nautilina Scarf
  • I found it useful to place a stitch marker (safety pin) after finishing row 16, then counting from there, I’d increase in C1 (main colour) after the second C2 (contrast colour) stripe and increase in contrast colour in the fourth stripe.
  • Stay consistent as to how to cross your yarns when changing colours; I always put the new (to be used) yarn UNDER and behind the old yarn (see photo).




Free Knitting Pattern: Nautilina Scarf - http://knitting-and-so-on.blogspot.com

Freitag, 4. April 2014

Yarnbombing-Installation

At a local school - as announced in the local paper, it was part of the school's open day programme.