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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Introducing A Textured Path and A Break in the Clouds!

It's December!  It's almost Christmas!  There is so much to be done that Schnapps and I are going full speed just about all day, every day.  Those of you who subscribe to the newsletter got the pattern for Textured Path a couple of weeks ago.  We just realized that we never shared it with everyone, so it's going up today.




We are also putting a new cowl pattern, A Break in the Clouds, up for sale.  You can purchase it directly here.  It is just $4 and all the proceeds go to Delaware Head Huggers!  It will be available in our Craftsy and Ravelry stores.  Directions include information for different yarn weights as well as instructions for modifying the size.  The model was knit using one skein of Lion Brand's Wool Ease Thick and Quick......just about 106 yards and an hour or so and you have a great gift!

Close up of the stitch detail.

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving - we are thankful always for your help and support.  As of November 23, we have collected and distributed 18,835 chemo caps and 1,969 blankets.  Operation Bottle Beanies is still running and we collected many items for Code Purple as well.  We did a project for Bayhealth making tiny preemie items and in February we will again be participating in Red Hats for Heart Month with A.I. duPont Children's Hospital.  It takes many, many hands and hearts to make all these projects successful and we thank each of you who help in any way.


 If you're not a fan of Delaware Head Huggers yet, stop by and "Like" our Facebook page.  Help us name the patterns and see all the beautiful hats that are donated.  Stop by Kozy Kovers for Kids Facebook page too!  We welcome everyone to join us.  Stop by and say hello.  You can always reach Schnapps or me at robin@delawareheadhuggers.org too!
 
Textured Path

You will need about 70 yards of 6-weight yarn and size US 13 needles or some combination listed below.
 
 Abbreviations:

k1bbk: knit through the back of the stitch below, then knit the stitch above.

k2tog:  knit 2 stitches together

Cast on 49 stitches, place marker and join, taking care not to twist stitches.

Work Brim:
Row 1:  knit all stitches
Row 1:  purl all stitches
Repeat Rows 1 & 2 for 2  to 2.5 inches

Work Pattern:

Rows 1 & 3:  knit all stitches
Row 2:  *k2tog, k2, k1bbk,k2* ; repeat around
Row 4:   *k2, k1bbk, k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Repeat Rows 1 - 4 until piece measures 7.5 to 8  inches in length.

Decrease Crown:  use dpn’s when needed
Row 1:  *k5, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 2:  *k4, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 3:  *k3, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 4:  *k2, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 5:  *k1, k2tog*; repeat around
Row 6:   *k2tog*; repeat around

Finish: Cut working yarn, leaving a 6-inch tail.  Draw the tail through the remaining stitches, cinch closed and secure.  Weave in ends and give it to someone special!
 
 If using 5-weight yarn, use size 11 needles and cast on 70.

If using 4-weight yarn, use size 8 needles and cast on 84.

If using 3-weight yarn, use size 5 needles and cast on 112 stitches.

The pattern is worked over 7 stitches.  

1 comment:

  1. I have a schnauzer she is the best dog in the world to us we just love schnauzers we had two a few years ago they are loving little dogs

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