Monday, September 28, 2015

Chevron Gradient Afghan


  • Size 7, 40 inch circular knitting needles
  • Stitch markers
  • 15 skeins Hikoo Kenzie (160 yards, 50 grams per skein) or 2400 yards of a worsted weight yarn. The colors I used in my blanket are in order: 
1000 - Pavlova
1017 - Kiwano
1007 - Kiwi Fruit
1006 - Kumara
1005 - Bayberry
1011 - Tamarillo
1015 - Boysenberry
1014 - Malbec
1027 - Takahe
1013 - Tekapo
1008 - Kale
1025 - Elegan
1002 - Grey Salt
1018 - Seal
1010 - Glacier

  • k - knit
  • p - purl
  • pm - place marker
  • sm - slip marker
  • k2tog - knit two together
  • m1R - make one right leaning increase
  • m1L - make one left leaning increase
  • md - mitered decrease - slip 2 stitches together as if to k2tog, k1, pass the 2 slipped stitches over
  • ssk - slip, slip, knit

Using the first color in your chosen gradient, cast on 237 stitches. 
To adjust the size of the blanket use a multiple of 24 + 1 + twice the # of border stitches on each side.
Example: 237 = (24x9) + 1 + (2x10)

Garter stitch border:

Knit 8 rows.

Chevron Pattern Setup Row:

Row 1 (RS): k10, pm, k1, ssk, k9, m1R, [k1, m1L, k10, md, k10, m1R] repeat between brackets until 23 sts remain, k1, m1L, k9, k2tog, k1, pm, k10
Row 2 (WS): k10, sm, purl to second marker, sm, k10

Chevron Pattern:

Row 3 (RS): k10, sm, k1, ssk, k9, m1R, [k1, m1L, k10, md, k10, m1R] repeat brackets until 23 sts remain, k1, m1L, k9, k2tog, k1, sm, k10
Row 4 (WS): k10, sm, purl to second marker, sm, k10

Repeat rows 3 and 4 throughout body of blanket changing color as you wish. If using Kenzie, work each color until you nearly run out of yarn always ending after a WS row. My sample has 24 rows of each color. That is, for each color, I worked rows 3 and 4 twelve times each to create twelve garter ridges in each color along the horizontal border of the blanket.

Garter finish:
On your final color, work rows 3 and 4 eight times each. Repeat Row 3 once more.
Knit 7 rows ending after a WS row.

Bind off loosely and weave in ends.
Wet block blanket to desired measurements.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Clementine Knits Seed Stitch Infinity Scarf Pattern

Luxurious and simple, this scarf is the perfect addition to a winter wardrobe. Seed stitch shows off Madelinetosh A.S.A.P.'s wonderful colorways!

  • 3 skeins Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. (shown in whiskey barrel) or approximately 270 yards of a bulky or super bulky weight yarn. I would classify A.S.A.P as a bulky, although on Ravelry it is classified as a super bulky. For reference, it is definitely thinner than Malabrigo Rasta.
  • 24 inch circular size 13 (9mm) needles (straight needles will work fine too!)
Cast on 29 stitches.
Row 1: k1, *p1, k1* repeat to end

Repeat row 1 until nearly all yarn has been knitted, leaving a few yards for bind off and seaming. When joining new skeins know that Madelinetosh A.S.A.P. wet-splices very well leaving you with no ends to weave in!

Bind off all stitches while maintaining the established seed stitch pattern. Using a darning needle, sew ends of the scarf together. Go forth and be warm!