The Plan

Update 2017. While we hoped we could revive this project it has not happened. If anyone is interested in taking over, please leave a comment.

Knit lots of hats and scarves for patients and survivors or breast and ovarian cancers to be donated to the Komen Foundation for the Cure, Philadelphia Affiliate. We fully support monetary fund raising efforts for the cure. But we also want to do something which will go directly to those who need to know there are people rooting for their health and survival. All skill levels are welcome!

Please join us! The 2011 project ends Sept. 15th.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Wager's Welt

Hello Knitters!

Tara and I have flip flopped weeks; so I will post this week and next week.

This week:
A Wagers Welt.

The wager? Can you guess how many purl rows make up this 8 row pattern?
The answer? One! (surprising huh?)

Here you go: it’s easy and horizontal in design – to balance out some of the verticals.

Row 1: Knit
Row 2: K4, Purl32, K4
Row 3 through 8: Knit

Friday, May 21, 2010

Week 6: And now, for something different

Hello Everyone - hope you enjoyed the poofs - and I also hope you were more with it than I was and that you got the poofs of the right side! Ah well, it's supposed to look good on both sides anyway, and I think it does.
As I was looking at my scarf though, I realized that on one side things looked a little bit redundant. So I think this week we should add something to break things up.I thought we should add a flower from this book to the border between the brioche and the back of the poofs. You can purchase this book from Amazon here. I love it and use it all the time just to make little things. I chose the clematis pattern and I'm also including a leaf and a ladybug. I haven't put the ladybug on yet - I'm not convinced about it yet. I'll have to think about it. Ladybugs are for luck though...For the clematis - if you have a yarn stash - use whatever color you wish. You can also use the same color as your scarf of course. I thought of putting three across the middle there - but right now I think one will do. All of the patterns are scanned below, if you can't read them, double click on the image and it should blow up for you.
Here's your knitting glossary:
sts= stitches
K2tog= knit 2 together
k= knit
kfb = knit in the front and back of the same loop (you get two stitches out of one)
yo = yarn over
ssk= slip slip knit. slip two stitches knitwise (as though you were going to knit them) from the left needle to the right needle, knit through the back of the loops.
m= make one. pick up the top rung of yarn between the stitches. Place on the left needle, knit this look making sure that the yarn crosses over to close - there should not be a hole.
psso= pass slip stitch over.

Monday, May 17, 2010


This pattern is called Puffy. You should get puffy ridges as the two below on the front, and then a regular stockinette in the back. You will need some extras. 2 Double pointed needles, and two large safety pins or large paper clips.

row 1. Knit four stitches of border. Place these four stitches on a large safety pin or large paper clip. *Knit one (k1), purl 1 (p1)* repeat from * until five stitches to the end. Finish off the five stitches edges in the edge pattern. You should have 31 stitches on the needle.
row 2: knit the five border stitches, place these stitches on a paper clip or safety pin. *p1, k1, until to the end of the stitches on the needle.
row3: k1, p1, repeat to end.
At this point you will separate the stitches, using double pointed needles slip all knit stitches to the front needle and all purl stitches to the back needle.
Working on the front - or knit stitches side work rows 4 - 9.
row 4: knit one (k1) yarn over (yo), repeat to last stitch, knit.
row 5: purl all stitches
row 6 knit all stitches
row 7 purl all stitches
row 8 knit all stitches
row 9: p1 drop the next stitch, which should be the yo stitch. repeat to end.
Unravel all of the dropped stitches so you are just left with a puffy stocking net.
Row 10: Using both front and back needles now, combine the stitches by knitting one from the front needle, purling on from the back needle all onto one needle. When you get to the end of the pattern, pick up the stitches on the safety pin or paper clip.
Row 1: knit four stitches of border, then the k1,p1 pattern, pick up the stitches on the holder.
row 2: knit the stitches on the border, then the p1, k1 pattern, and the four border sitches.
row 3: knit the border stitches, place them on the safety pin or paper clip. knit pattern to border. Knit border.
row 4: knit border, place on paper clip or safety pin. Separate stitches onto the two needles, and continue as for row four above through row ten.

Repeat for at least four more poofs. I might do six if I'm feeling really ambitious!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I didn't forget

Hi Everyone -
I didn't forget. I'll post the pattern Monday night. Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Brioche!!! Yum...

Brioche is a sweet French bread, but it is also a deep ribbing stitch. And since we just did yarn overs & slipped stitches, which this ribbing uses, I thought this would be an easy and fun pattern for this week.

These instructions come from Barbara G. Walker's "A Treasury of Knitting Patterns".

If you are adding a boarder between each sampler, knit your garter stitch at this time.

Row 1: (preparation row)
K4, (Yarn over, slip 1, knit 1) - Repeat ( ) until you come to the last 4 stitches then K4.

Row 2:
K4, (Yo, sl 1, k2 together) - Repeat ( ) until you come to the last 4 stitches then K4.

Row 3 and beyond:
Repeat Row 2 only until the Brioche is 4 inches.