Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Free pattern - Ribbed Slouchy Hat

So, here's another FREE pattern. This time, for a ribbed slouchy hat. Who isn't absolutely crazy about slouchy hats or berets? And January just screams "I need my head warm"! :)

So, for this particular pattern, you'll need to know the following stitches:
ABBREVIATIONS
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
FPdc - front post double crochet
sc2tog – 2 single crochets together (decrease)
dc2tog – 2 double crochets together (decrease)
sl st – slip stitch
(If you need any help with the FPdc, please check out Crochet Geek's tutorial on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56eTH2LxBWw (Teresa, you rock!)).

So:

Ribbed Slouchy Hat

Yarn: worsted (variegated) yarn/10 ply
Hook: 5.5 mm/ I hook
Gauge: no idea J (but I guess 3dc = 1 inch)

Start off by chaining 6 and joining into a circle.

Round 1: chain 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 11 dc into the circle (12 dc). Sl st to join.

Round 2: chain 3, 1 FPdc on the same stitch, *1 dc + 1 FPdc on the next stitch*, repeat from * to * for a total of 24 stitches (12 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Round 3: chain 3, 1 dc on the same stitch, 1 FPdc on the same FPdc from the previous row *2 dc in next stitch + 1 FPdc on the next stitch*, repeat from * to * for a total of 36 stitches (24 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Round 4: chain 3, 1 dc on the same stitch, 1 dc on the next dc, 1 FPdc on the same FPdc from the previous row *2 dc in next stitch + 1 dc + 1 FPdc on the next stitch*, repeat from * to * for a total of 48 stitches (36 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Round 5: chain 3, 1 dc on the same stitch, 2 dc on next dc, 1 FPdc on the same FPdc from the previous row *2 dc in next stitch + 2 dc + 1 FPdc on the next stitch*, repeat from * to * for a total of 60 stitches (48 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Round 6: chain 3, 1 dc on the same stitch, 3 dc in each of the next dc, 1 FPdc on the same FPdc from the previous row *2 dc in next stitch + 3 dc + 1 FPdc on the next stitch*, repeat from * to * for a total of 72 stitches (60 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Round 7: chain 3, 1 dc on the same stitch, 4 dc in each of the next dc, 1 FPdc on the same FPdc from the previous row *2 dc in next stitch + 4 dc + 1 FPdc on the next stitch*, repeat from * to * for a total of 84 stitches (72 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Round 8: chain 3, 5 dc in each of the next dc, 1 FPdc on the same FPdc from the previous row, *6 dc in each of the next dc, 1 FPdc*, repeat from * to * for a total of 84 stitches (72 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Rounds 9-14: Repeat round 8

Round 15: Chain 3, 3 dc, 1 dctog, 1 FPdc, *4 dc, 1 dctog, 1 FPdc*, repeat from * to * for a total of 72 stitches (60 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Round 16: Chain 3, 2 dc, 1 dctog, 1 FPdc, *4 dc, 1 dctog, 1 FPdc*, repeat from * to * for a total of 60 stitches (48 dc + 12 FPdc). Sl st to join.

Round 17: chain 2, 1 sc, 1sctog, *2 sc, 1 sctog*, repeat until end. Sl st to join.

Round 18: sc around. Fasten off and finish off.





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Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Baby Kimono - Quimono de Bebé

It was the last work of 2013, already using the yarn I got for Christmas (yes, this Anarchist "celebrates" Christmas as in "let-me-get-a-present-for-you-and-you'll-get-a-present-for-me-and-let's-eat-something-together).
It's actually my second take on the pattern (which is the easiest thing in the world, I assure you), because Little A. has already outgrown the first one I made. It's a Lion Brand pattern and you can find it here.
I used Drops Garnstudio's Andes yarn (since it calls for Super Bulky yarn), which I purchased at Bolas de Tons, and a 9 mm needle. It took two days to complete (seams and all) and fits her perfectly.
So, if you need a super-quick baby project, check it out!
Foi o último trabalho de 2013, já com o fio que recebi de prenda de Natal (sim, esta Anarquista "festeja" o Natal no sentido de "deixa-me-comprar-um-presente-para-ti-e-tu-compras-um-presente-para-mim-e-vamos-comer-qualquer-coisa-juntos).
É a segunda vez que utilizo este modelo(que é a coisa mais fácil do mundo, garanto), porque o primeiro que fiz já não serve à Little. A. O modelo é da Lion Brand e pode ser encontrado aqui (em inglês).
Usei o fio Andes da Drops Garnstudio (porque o modelo pede fio Super Bulky), que comprei na Bolas de Tons e uma agulha circular de 9 mm. Levou-me 2 dias a terminar (costuras e tudo) e serve-lhe na perfeição.
Portanto, se precisar de um projecto para bebé super-rápido, dê uma vista de olhos!



Monday, 13 January 2014

Sock January so far

Well, this weekend sOcked. Literally. Sock January has been quite prolific and Big J. and Little A. now have scalding feet.


Baby socks

Yarns used: Drops Fabel (held double), Drops Karisma, Katia Marathon Kids
Needle: 4mm
Pattern: see this post here.


Men's socks

Yarns used: Kuka Yarns Merino Magic
Needle: 4mm
Pattern: see this post here.
(These were kind of a disappointment. Perfect gauge and yet they are pretty baggy...)

In the meantime, I've bought the Getting Started Knitting Socks ebook, from Interweave, and I'm using those patterns. The book provides clear instructions and is definitely a must-have for knitters who love handmade socks.

The only real problem now is that I have a list of sock-related requests long enough to travel to the Moon and back and it's about time that I MAKE SOMETHING - S-O-M-E-T-H-I-N-G - for myself!

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Sock January - Janeiro em meias - Free Patterns

I haven't published anything for a while, but that doesn't mean that I have been working and quite efficiently, I might add. I've declared this new month of January as the official month of socks! Soft, warm, easy knitted socks. However, I must confess that I don't have the time nor the patience to work with small gauges, yarns or needles. So, when choosing a sock pattern, I personally need to consider two things: how quickly can they be finished and what type of yarn can be used. I tend to opt for a gauge no smaller than 5 st/in and, having these two conditions in mind, I've come across some cool patterns that I would like to share with you.
Não publico nada há já algum tempo, mas isso não quer dizer que não tenha andado a trabalho e de forma muito eficiente, devo acrescentar. Decidi declarar este novo mês de Janeiro como o mês oficial das meias! Meias em tricot macias, quentes e fáceis. No entanto, tenho de confessar que não tenho nem tempo nem paciência para trabalhar com amostras pequenas, fios pequenos ou agulhas pequenas. Portanto, quando tenho de escolher um modelo, pessoalmente tenho de considerar duas coisas: quanto tempo vou demorar a terminar o projecto e que tipo de fio posso usar. Tento optar por uma amostra nunca inferior a 5 malhas por 2,5 cm e, tendo estas duas condições em mente, encontrei alguns modelos que gostaria de partilhar convosco.

For babies/toddlers - Para bebés

(Image courtesy of polkadotamama @ Ravelry)  
 Using worsted yarn and 3,75 mm, this pattern produces über-quick and cute toddler socks. Find it here (PDF): North Country Cotton Baby Socks.
Com um fio para agulhas de 5/5,5 (worsted) e agulhas de 3.75, este modelo produz meias para bebés super-rápiadas e super-giras. Disponível no link em cima (em PDF e inglês).

For Dudes - Para Gajos

Again, using worsted yarn and 4 mm needles, this was the pattern I chose to knitted some socks for Big J. Find the pattern here: Woolies.
Novamente, com um fio para agulhas de 5/5,5 (worsted) e agulhas de 4 mm, este foi o modelo que escolhi para tricotar meias para o Big J. O melhor? Disponível em português aqui: Wollies.

For the ladies - Para as senhoras


This pattern calls for 4-ply or Fingering yarn, but since the yarn is held double and the socks are knit on 4 mm needles, the gauge produced is acceptable (19 st and 25 rw = 4 in in st. They look like they will be quick to knit, so I'm dying to take the pattern for a test drive. Find the pattern here: Foggy.
Este modelo precisa de fios para agulhas de 2,5-3,5, mas como é para dobrar o fio e como as meias são tricotadas em agulhas de 4, a amostra produzida é aceitável (19 malhas e 25 carreiras = 10 cm in ponto de jersey). Têm pinta de serem rápidas, portanto, estou mortinha por fazer o test drive do modelo. Disponível em português aqui: Foggy.