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.

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!


  1. What "is" the puffy? An Stitch technique idea for a hat, scarf, or what? How is it worked into a pattern? I didn't see what it "became." It's a GREAT idea though! Could you use it for a hat, in the round, with circular needles? Or with leggings? Anxious to hear your comments!

  2. Hi Tammy - thanks for your comment. The puffy part is the horizontal ridges. There are two in the image above. I don't know how it would look on a hat - maybe only on a hat that shouldn't be taken seriously. The pattern reminds of a mini bubble skirt - and might look really good at the bottom of a sweater/cardigan. For this project it only became a square with a few ridges on it. It's been a while, but I think I remember knitting this was really fun. If you dream something amazing up - let us know!