Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Ruffley Wristlets

Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight, color "Hot Flash" (1 skein will make at least 3, or a pair of child's socks + these wristwarmers)
Gauge: 24 sts/10cm (4") in st st
Needles: US size 3 (or as needed for gauge) DPNs or 2 circulars
Size: One size. (Shown on 4 year old model, fits up to largeish adult wrist, easy to resize)

Note: wristlets are worked in the round; pattern assumes basic in-the-round knowledge. Edging is adapted from "Scalloped Edging" by Judy Gibson.

CO 35 using cable, ribbing (3x2), or other loose cast on; join without twisting
rnd 1: *k3, p2; repeat from * around
repeat until piece is 6.5 cm (2.5ish") long, or desired length

Increase for Ruffles:
increase round: *kfb 3 times, pfb 2 times; repeat from * around. Total sts: 70
next three rows: *k6, p4; repeat from * around

rnd 1: *k1, k2tog, yo, ssk, k5 ; repeat from * around
rnd 2: k around, working (k1, p1) in yos.
rnd 3: *k1, k2tog, (yo, k1) twice, yo, ssk, k3; repeat from * around
rnd 4: purl.
rnd 5: *k1, k2tog, (yo, k1) 5 times, yo, ssk, k1; repeat from * around
rnd 6: *k1, p11, k3; repeat from * around
Row 7: *k2tog, yo, k 11, yo, ssk; repeat from * around
Row 8: bind off loosely

Weave in ends and wear fluffily!


So, I finally got into the Ravelry beta! I haven't gotten a chance to check it out very much yet, but it looks pretty slick. There are some pretty big holes - it seems like you should be able to do things that you just can't. But of course, it's BETA. Good chance you will be able to do them at some point. Still, overall, I'm impressed. Especially since it's just two people in their spare time.

I finished the wristlets that match the socks. I'm still messing around with projects and stuff. I tried to wind a skein of yarn last night, but failed utterly. Tonight I guess I'll try to finish that. Yeah. (Nobody said excitement, did they?)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Spiral Socks

When I was little, my great-grandmother crocheted me a pair of tube socks. They weren't very comfortable, being bulky acrylic, but I loved them and wore them from before I can remember until high school.

I found a better way - these are spiral socks. They are STRETCHY. And I used the STR to make a pair for the kiddo. Lest you doubt their ultimate stretchitude...

On the just-turned-four-year-old:

On my size 10 feet: