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.

Sunday, July 25, 2010


This is a fun easy pattern - no extras needed.

The pattern is a multiple of 3 so I increased my edge to 5 stitches of garter stitch so that I would have thirty stitches to work with in the middle.

Row 1: Knit 5 for border, K1, wrap three stitches around the right hand needle (not too tightly), repeat to the border, knit 5. Note: that's what I did for the image. However, I think it's a bit too much and I'm going to rip mine out and wrap only twice and see if that makes a difference. Play around with it - this one will go quickly.
Row 2: Knit 5. Sip 3 stitches purl wise with the yarn in back of the work, to the right hand needle, dropping all wraps. Insert the left hand needle from right to left through the loops to create the twist on the left needle. Knit all three together. Yarn Over. Repeat this to the border, Knit 5.

Row 2.5: At this point you must increase the border to accommodate for the length of the dropped stitches. I knitted 5, turned, knitted 5, turned knitted 5 before continuing on the next full row.

Row 3: Knit the first stitch, once in the back, once in the front, and once more in the back. *knit 1, knit 1 in the back and once in the front, (K1-b/f)repeat from * to the border, Knit 5.

Row 3.5: increase the border on this side in the same manner as row 2.5, before continuing with rows 4 - 6.

Rows 4 - 6 Knit all stitches.

Happy Knitting!

Just Wondering: How is everyone doing? Anyone want to send images to show off? I've received Babette's finished scarf. She decided to just do the basket weave for the whole thing and add fringes. It's beautiful! See below.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Vandyke Check Pattern

Row 1: (Right Side) Knit

Row 2: K4 (*K4, P4, rep from *) K4

Row 3: K4 (P1, *K4, P4, rep from *, end last rep P3 instead of P4) K4

Row 4: K4 (K2, *P4, K4, rep from *, end last rep K2 instead of K4) K4

Row 5: K4 (P3, *K4, P4, rep from *, end last rep P1 instead of P4) K4

Row 6: K4 (*P4, K4, rep from *) K4

Row 7: Knit

Row 8, 9,10 and 11: K4 (*K4, P4, rep from *) K4

Row 12: K4 (Purl) K4

Row 13: K4 (*P4, K4, rep from *) K4

Row 14: K4 (K1, *P4, K4, rep from * end last rep K3 instead of K4) K4

Row 15: K4 (P2, *K4, P4, rep from * end last rep P2 instead of P4) K4

Row 16: K4 (K3, *P4, K4, rep from * end last rep K1 instead of K4) K4

Row 17: K4 (*K4, P4 rep from *) K4

Row 18: K4 (Purl) K4

Row 19, 20, 21 and 22: K4 (*P4, K4, rep from *) K4

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Cabled Cord Rib

I really like this one. It's basically a mini i-cord done in a rib pattern.
You will need a double pointed needle or a cable needle for this pattern.

row 1: knit 4, then knit 2, purl 2 until the last four stitches, knit the last four for your edge.
row 2: knit 4, knit 2 and *slip these stitches back to the left hand needle, knit these two again, and repeat from * 2 more times, purl 2. Continue with this across the rest of the row - knitting the faux i-cord on the knit stitches and purling the purl stitches once. knit the last four stitches
row3: knit 4, slip next two stiches to double pointed needle (dpn), hold to the front of work, purl the next two stitches on the left hand needle, then knit the two stitches on the dpn. Repeat these across the rest of the row. knit 4
row4: knit 4, purl2, knit 2, until the last four stitches, knit the last four.
row5: knit 4, purl 2, knit 2, slip the 2 knit stitches back to left hand needle and knit again 3 times. Continue across the row to the last four stitches. knit the last four. note: this row is almost the same as row 2, just start with purls instead of knitting.
row 6: knit 4, slip 2 stiches to dpn and hold to the back of the work. knit 2 from left hand needle, purl two from dpn. Repeat these four across the row to last four stitches, knit 4.

Happy Knitting!

I'm workin' on it.

Hi Everyone -
I promise I'm working on this week's (actually last week's) post. But it's about 12 million degrees here in Philadelphia, along with other places on the east coast, and that's not exactly knitting weather!
For our next swatch I tried to do the Noro Boxes in the Reversible Knitting book, without much success. So I ripped that out and now I'm trying to do the Cabled Rib Cord. So far so good, but it's almost 12:30am and I need some sleep. I will try to finish everything and post tomorrow. Thanks for your patience. Hope you all are cooler than we are.