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, June 25, 2010

Stockinettes up the Seed

Say, is anyone thinking or wondering about the woman who will be wearing their scarf next winter? I am.

Start with the Right Side facing you.
Rows 1, 3, 5: K4 *K1, P1, K1, P1, K3; rep 4 times from *, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, K3
Rows 2, 4, 6: K3 *[K1, p1] twice, k1, p2; rep from *, end [k1, p1] twice, k1. K4
Row 7: K4, Purl, K4
Row 8: Knit
Repeat Rows 1-8 two more times

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Folded Fabric

Hello All - I'm back. My eye is pretty much all better. I go back on Friday to get the final okay. Thanks for the well wishes. :)

This week we are doing Folded Fabric from our reversible knitting book. This pattern is pretty easy. It's basically a wide rib with a funky tuck.The pattern in the book calls for a repeat of 12, but now I wish I would have done a repeat of 10. This would have given me a wider border of garter stitch (5 sts as opposed to 2). But since I goofed up the heart, and tore that out and started again - and then I goofed this pattern up too because I didn't pay attention. I don't feel like ripping out again. I will write out what I did, and if all of this makes sense to you - feel free to adjust as you wish.

Note: You will need one double pointed needed for the tucks.

rows 1 - 8: knit 2, * knit 6, purl 6; repeat from * until the last two stitches. Knit 2.
row 9: Knit 2 for garter stitch border.
* Then, rotate the work toward you so that you see the "back" of the work and the needle is on the bottom. (see image)
With the double pointed needle, pick up stitches 6, 5, 4 from the corresponding box, 7 rows away from the needle. Knit 2 together, one stitch from the regular needle the other from the double pointed needle, 3 times. Knit 3 more, then purl 6. Repeat from * two more times. Knit 2.

Repeat rows 1 - 9 four times for our scarf.

Happy Knitting!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Catching up to posting

hello Everyone -
I said I would post yesterday and now it's Wednesday so I think I'll just wait to post this weekend. We might need a free week to catch up?
In case you are curious, my eye is okay for now. They think I have sclerosis. What's sclerosis? An inflammation of the sclera. Does that clear it up for you? Ha ha. And basically they don't know how you get it or where it comes from. My eye is much better than Monday, so I may skip the enormous dose of ibuprofen they prescribed, which, might heal my eye, and might also cause stomach bleeding. Hmmm, this is a cure?
I'll post this Friday. Hope all is well with you!

Monday, June 14, 2010

New Post soon as I can see again

Hi Everyone -
Sorry I havn't posted. I was going to post tonight, but I landed in the eye emergency room. Long story. Bottom line, I was there for five hours and they dialated my eyes. So I hope everything is spelled correctly.
I will post tomorrow.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Crazy Heart

I’ve made a heart shape this week using the seed stitch for the heart and the stockinette stitch for the background.

This chart is the Front View Only, so please remember to reverse the stitches on the other side for the stockinette and the seed stitches.

“G” represents the garter stitch of our boarder.
“P” represents purl.
“Blank area” represents knit.

I considered giving instruction row by row but I thought the chart was the clearest. I envisioned knitters printing this .JPG out and working from the chart, but please let me know if you would like the row-by-row instructions instead.

As always, 4 rows of the garter stitch are between this new pattern and the previous Wager’s Welt pattern.

Happy Knitting and Go Flyers!