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, September 26, 2010

The Last pattern

Hello All,
This is the last pattern I will post. You may finish off in anyway you wish, add another inch of garter stitch? or fringes? Whatever suits your fancy. If you haven't contacted me yet to get your scarf to me, October is this week!!! Please plan on sending your scarf to me by next Monday Oct 4th. Thanks!

This is a honey comb pattern from The Ultimate Sourcebook for Knitting and Crochet Stitches, a Reader's Digest Book. One cable needle or double pointed needle required.

Row one: knit border (5 stitches): Knit all stitches.
Row two: knit border, purl all center stitches.
Row three: knit border, knit 1, *lift next two stitches to cable needle hold to back, knit one from left needle, knit two stitches from cable needle, lift one stitch to cable needle from left hand needle hold to front, knit two from left needle, knit one from cable needle* repeat from * knit last stitch before border.
Row four: knit border, purl all other stitches
row 5: knit all stitches
row 6: knit border, purl all other stitches
row 7: knit 1, *lift one stitch to cable needle hold to front, knit the next two stitches from left needle, knit the stitch from cable needle, lift next two stitches onto cable needle, hold to back, knit the next stitch, knit the two two stitches from the cable needle* repeat to last stitch, knit 1, knit border.
row 8: knit border, purl all other stitches.
repeat these 8 rows until you are happy with.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bands and Folds

Hello Everyone! We're on the home stretch!
Some people are starting to finish, or run out of yarn... :) I still have yarn and would like to add a few more inches to mine. Whenever you feel your scarf is done, please contact me at my personal email address for a mailing address: I'd really like to have all scarves by Oct. 4th. Be in touch if that's not do-able so that we can figure out what will be. The scarves I've seen look fabulous! If you'd like to send an image to post on the blog - feel free to send one to my email address.

This week's pattern:
This one turned out to be a bit more subtle than I thought it would. You will need a set of double pointed needles the same size as your current working needles and one pair of needles 3 sizes larger.

Row 1: Knit 5 stitches in our border pattern. Knit 1, purl 1, for the next 30 stitches. Knit last five stitches in the row into the border pattern.

Row 2 and 3, repeat row 1.

Row 4: knit first 5 stitches with a double pointed needle same size as the current working needle. Switch to larger needle and knit all 30 stitches. Switch back to smaller double pointed needle to knit off the last five stitches.

Row 5: knit the border with a double pointed smaller needle, switch to larger needle and purl all 30 stitches. switch back to smaller double pointed needle and knit off the last five stitches.

Row 6: same as row 4

Row 7: same as row 5

Row 8: stitch back to regular working needle (non-double point). Work entire row onto this needle. knit first five in border pattern. Slip the next five stitches onto the same size (smaller size) double pointed needle. Hold these to the front of the work. knit one from the double pointed needle, purl one from the back needle, five times. Repeat the previous twice more. You should have three "twists".

Repeat rows 1 - 8 three times.