Cables & Wool......with Qiviut.
Today is a cheeky day off work day, a 'last of the summer wine day.. ...watching summer wine DVD's all day while knitting cables. This show really relaxes me & I find i knit much faster with the old guy's playing away in the back ground getting up to their tricks. The Yorkshire Dales is a beautiful setting too & that has a lot to do with me watching the show, rolling hills, sheep grazing...lambs bleating.
And here's a random picture of my cat Napoleon......he's huge, weights in at 19LB's
ABOUT THE YARNS......
100% Organic Shetland wool in a light worsted weight perfectly spun by us-Musket colour.
Tundra blend yarn spun from 50% Qiviut-50% Organic Shetland-Natural colour.
Here is the pattern:
Cast on 40 sts. The first & last 5 sts form the moss stitch border.
Set up row.(RS) k1, p1 for 5 sts, place stitch marker,then work the pattern below over the next 30 sts,
place a marker & k1, p1 for 5 sts. On each & every row work moss stitch by knitting the purls & Purling the knit sts. For a really neat edge slip the 1st st of every row.
ROW 1: (RS) P5, C4B, (P4, C4B)twice, p5.
Row 2: (WS) K5, P4, (k4,P4) twice, K5.
Row 3: P4, T3B, (T4F, T4B) twice, T3F, P4.
Row 4: K4, P2, K3' P4, K4, P4, K3, P2, K4.
Row 5: P3, T3B, P3, C$F, P4, C4F, P3, T3F, P3.
Row 6: K3, P2, K4, (P4, K4) twice, P2, K3.
Row 7: P3, K2, P3, T3B, T4F, T4B, T3F, P3, K2, P3.
Row 8: K3, (P2, K3)twice, P4, (K3, P2)twice, P3, K2, P3.
Row 9: P3, (K2, P3) twice, C4B, (P3, K2) twice, P3.
Row 10: K3, (P2, K3)twice, P4, (K3, P2)twice, K3.
Row 11: P3. K2, P3, T3F, T4B, T4F, T3B, P3, K2, P3.
Row 12: AS ROW 6.
Row 13: P3, T3F, P3, C4F, P4, C4F, P3, T3B, P3.
Row 14: AS ROW 4.
Row 15: P4, T3F, (T4B, T4F),twice, T3B, P4.
Row 16. AS ROW 2.
Repeat rows 1 TO 16 a total of 6 times, keeping moss stitch border correct !
cast off on wrong side row, sew up seem then knit the cover to place over the seem.
C4B-slip next 2 sts onto cable needle & hold at back of work, knit next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.
C4F- slip next 2 sts onto cable needle & hold at front of work, knit the next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from the cable needle.
T3B- slip next purl st onto cable needle, hold at back of work, knit the next 2 sts then purl the st from the cable needle.
T3F- slip next 2 knit sts onto cable needle, hold at front of work, purl the next st then knit the 2 sts from cable needle.
T4B-slip the next 2 purl sts onto cable needle & hold at back of work, knit the next 2 sts then purl the 2 sts from cable needle.
T4F- slip next 2 knit sts onto cable needle & hold at front, purl next 2 sts then knit the 2 sts from cable needle. If you do not understand any of the other knitting terms just leave a comment & i will answer promptly !
Stocking stitch Knitted Cover:
Cast on 14 sts, purl across the row, next row begin working in stocking stitch-Knit 1 row, purl 1 row until work measures 5'' inches long, cast off.
With knit side facing you wrap it around the seemed part of the head band & sew in place Wash & block gently, lay flat to dry on a clean towel.
This months giveaway is for the yarns to knit the lovely Bressay headband above.
One winners drawn at random.
Runs from December12th TO December 31st 2015
Simply Leave a comment to enter this draw.
Please check back in January for another giveaway & my ''Fetlar'' cabled knitted hat pattern !
Patty G, You were a winner from the November giveaway......I'm still waiting for you to contact me with your details, I have your lovely yarns ready to mail !
Knit with 2 strands of pure Shetland wool on 6mm's....a quick knit project !