Monday, November 19, 2007

My new project...

I love this pattern, and have decided it's time to pick up the knitting needles to make something for myself. Thank you Marianne for posting this on your blog - it's just beautiful!

This is based on a stitch, star stitch. The name comes from a song by The Brunettes.
Holding hands, feeding ducks
When I met you, that's what I wanted to do
Yarn: Colonia 140 from, around 1.5 - 2 100-gram skeins.
Needle size: US 10.5 / 6.5 mm
Gauge doesn't really matter.
Vary yarn and needle size to get the fabric you want.
Pattern:Cast on 25 stitches (or other multiple of 4 stitches +1) and work in star stitch till desired length.
Long tail cast one counts as the first knit row (otherwise there is a purl ridge at the edge).
Bind off on RS.
I like the sewn bind-off.
Star stitch:Multiple of 4 stitches + 1 (i.e. 17, 21, 25...)
Row 1 (RS): Knit all stitches
Row 2: P1, (MS, P1) rep. to end
Row 3: KnitRow 4: P3, MS, (P1, MS) rep. to last 3 stitches, P3Repeat these 4 rows.
MS:Make star as follows:P3 tog but leave stitch on left needle. Wrap yarn around the working needle once, then purl the same 3 stitches together again.
Simple and sweet, like holding hands and feeding ducks. =)

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