Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Lacy Smiley Face, Free


This little Smiley is ready to spread sunshine to someone who needs it. It is such a happy pattern that I am sharing it for free. If you can knit two together and do a yarnover you can knit this pattern. The sample was knit by Lynn.
Lacy Smiley Face

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 43 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl,
k2tog = knit 2 together, yo = yarn over. X means to repeat the stitches in parentheses as many times as the number before the x.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.
This pattern is a tiny bit wider and shorter than my usual patterns.
You will always have 43 stitches every row. The stitch count does not change from row to row. Yarn overs (yo) count as a stitch.

Row 1-5) [Knit across]
Row 6 and all even rows) [k3], p37, [k3]
Row 7) [k3], k37, [k3]
Row 9) [k3], k12, (k2tog, yo), 6x k13, [k3]
Row 11) [k3], k9, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, k2tog, k9, [k3]
Row 13) [k3], k6, k2tog, yo, k 21, yo, k2tog, k6, [k3]
Row 15) [k3], k4, k2tog, yo, k25, yo, k2tog, k4, [k3]
Row 17) [k3], k14, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, k2tog, yo, k15, [k3]
Row 19) [k3], k2, k2tog, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k2, [k3]
Row 21) [k3], k10, k2tog, yo, k13, yo, k2tog, k10, [k3]
Row 23) [k3], k1, k2tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, k2tog, k6, yo, k2tog, k1, [k3]
Row 25) [k3], k1, k2tog, yo, k3, (k2tog, yo) 2x, k17, (yo, k2tog) 2x, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, [k3]
Row 27) [k3], k1, k2tog, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k17, yo, k2tog, k5, yo, k2tog, k1, [k3]
Row 29) [k3], k1, k2tog, yo, k9, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k9, yo,k2tog, k1, [k3]
Row 31) [k3], k1, k2tog, yo, k8, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k8, yo, k2tog, k1, [k3]
Row 33) [k3], k11, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k11, [k3]
Row 35) [k3], k2, k2tog, yo, k7, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k7, yo, k2tog, k2, [k3]Row 37) [k3], k12, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k12, [k3]
Row 39) [k3], k4, k2tog, yo, k25, yo, k2tog, k4, [k3]
Row 41) [k3], k6, k2tog, yo, k21, yo, k2tog, k6, [k3]
Row 43) [k3], k9, k2tog, yo, k15, yo, k2tog, k9, [k3]
Row 45) [k3], k12, (k2tog, yo) 6x, k13, [k3]
Row 47, 49) [k3], k37, [k3]
Row 50-55) [Knit across]

Bind off and weave in ends.

Get A Clue, Free




This free pattern may remind the younger set of a popular television series. That is how the pattern got it's name. A youngster saw it and said they found a clue. Sample knit by Jami.






Get A Clue

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2007 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [Knit across]
Row 7, 9, 11) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 12) [k4], p12, k4, p16, [k4]
Row 13) [k4], k15, p7, k10, [k4]
Row 14) [k4], p9, k9, p14, [k4]
Row 15) [k4], k13, p11, k8, [k4]
Row 16) [k4], p8, k13, p11, [k4]
Row 17) [k4], k10, p15, k7, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p7, k15, p10, [k4]
Row 19) [k4], k9, p16, k7, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p6, k17, p9, [k4]
Row 21) [k4], k9, p17, k6, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p6, k17, p9, [k4]
Row 23) [k4], k9, p17, k6, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p6, k16, p10, [k4]
Row 25) [k4], k10, p15, k7, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p7, k15, p10, [k4]
Row 27) [k4], k11, p14, k7, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p8, k13, p11, [k4]
Row 29) [k4], k6, p3, k3, p12, k8, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p9, k11, p2, k5, p5, [k4]
Row 31) [k4], k4, p7, k2, p10, k2, p3, k4, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p4, k4, p2, k8, p3, k7, p4, [k4]
Row 33) [k4], k3, p8, k3, p7, k3, p5, k3, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p3, k5, p5, k5, p4, k7, p3, [k4]
Row 35) [k4], k3, p7, k14, p5, k3, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p3, k5, p10, k2, p3, k6, p3, [k4]
Row 37) [k4], k4, p5, k2, p4, k4, p3, k2, p5, k3, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p3, k4, p2, k5, p3, k5, p2, k4, p4, [k4]
Row 39) [k4], k5, p2, k2, p7, k2, p6, k2, p3, k3, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p4, k1, p3, k7, p1, k7, p9, [k4]
Row 41) [k4], k9, p7, k1, p8, k7, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p7, k8, p1, k7, p9, [k4]
Row 43) [k4], k9, p7, k1, p8, k7, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p7, k8, p1, k7, p9, [k4]
Row 45) [k4], k9, p6, k2, p8, k7, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p8, k7, p2, k6, p9, [k4]Row 47) [k4], k9, p6, k3, p6, k8, [k4]
Row 48) [k4], p9, k5, p4, k4, p10, [k4]
Row 49) [k4], k11, p3, k5, p4, k9, [k4]
Row 50) [k4], p11, k1, p20, [k4]
Row 51, 53) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [Knit across]

Bind off and weave in ends.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Baby Hearts, Free


Lots of Love in these sweet little hearts. Wouldn't they look cute in an afghan?

Sample knitted by Marie.

Free PDF here.

Baby Hearts with chart

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2007 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl.
This pattern is not suited for using a different border.
Print only the pages you need.

Row 1-9 and all odd rows) Knit across
Row 10) k9, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k9
Row 12) k8, p4, k4, p8, k4, p4, k8
Row 14) k7, p6, k3, p8, k3, p6, k7
Row 16) k6, p8, k3, p6, k3, p8, k6
Row 18) k6, p8, k4, p4, k4, p8, k6
Row 20) k7, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k7
Row 22, 24) knit across
Row 26) k9, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k9
Row 28) k8, p4, k4, p8, k4, p4, k8
Row 30) k7, p6, k3, p8, k3, p6, k7
Row 32) k6, p8, k3, p6, k3, p8, k6
Row 34) k6, p8, k4, p4, k4, p8, k6
Row 36) k7, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k7
Row 38, 40) knit across
Row 42) k9, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k9
Row 44) k8, p4, k4, p8, k4, p4, k8
Row 46) k7, p6, k3, p8, k3, p6, k7
Row 48) k6, p8, k3, p6, k3, p8, k6
Row 50) k6, p8, k4, p4, k4, p8, k6
Row 52) k7, p2, k2, p2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k2, p2, k7
Row 53-60) Knit across

Bind off and weave in ends.

Airplane, Free




Leaving on a jet plane....
Perfect for your favorite airplane enthusiast.

The sample was knit by Esther.

This pattern available in a PDF.
Airplane with chart

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.
Print only the pages you need.

Row 1-6) [Knit across]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 10) [k4], p11, k10, p11, [k4]
Row 12) [k4], p12, k8, p12 [k4]
Row 14) [k4], p13, k6, p13, [k4]
Row 16) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p2, k2, p10, k4, p10, k2, p2, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p1, k5, p2, k1, p5, k4, p5, k1, p2, k5, p1, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p1, k9, p4, k4, p4, k9, p1, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p3, k26, p3, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p5, k22, p5, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p7, k18, p7, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p7, k1, p1, k14, p1, k1, p7, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p7, k3, p1, k10, p1, k3, p7, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p13, k6, p13, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 48) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 50) [k4], p14, k1, p2, k1, p14, [k4]
Row 52) [k4], p15, k2, p15, [k4]
Row 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [Knit across]

Bind off and weave in ends.

Guardian Angel, Free




An Angel to watch over you and the ones you love.
The sample was knit by Lynne.
Free PDF here.

Guardian Angel with Chart

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2007 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.
Print only the pages you need.

Row 1-6) [Knit across]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 12) [k4], p2, k2, p7, k10, p7, k2, p2, [k4]
Row 14) [k4], p2, k3, p6, k10, p6, k3, p2, [k4]
Row 16) [k4], p2, k4, p5, k10, p5, k4, p2, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p2, k5, p5, k8, p5, k5, p2, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p2, k6, p4, k8, p4, k6, p2, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p2, k7, p3, k8, p3, k7, p2, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p2, k8, p3, k6, p3, k8, p2, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p2, k9, p2, k6, p2, k9, p2, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p2, k10, p1, k6, p1, k10, p2, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p2, k28, p2, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p2, k28, p2, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p2, k28, p2, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p2, k11, p2, k2, p2, k11, p2, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p2, k10, p2, k4, p2, k10, p2, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p2, k9, p3, k4, p3, k9, p2, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p2, k8, p4, k4, p4, k8, p2, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p2, k7, p6, k2, p6, k7, p2, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p2, k6, p16, k6, p2, [k4]
Row 48) [k4], p2, k5, p7, k4, p7, k5, p2, [k4]
Row 50) [k4], p4, k2, p8, k4, p8, k2, p4, [k4]
Row 52) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [Knit across]

Bind off and weave in ends.

This pattern also available in PDF form at www.ravelry.com
The PDF includes a chart.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Flower Power, Free




I hope you enjoy the free pattern for Flower Power. I used to ride the schoolbus to school with a girl that every day, even in winter, would bring the bus driver a flower. Every day, as she handed him the flower, she would say Flower Power. I don't remember anything else about her, not even her name, but she was the inspiration for this pattern.
Free PDF here.

Flower Power

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.
Print only the pages you need.

Row 1-6) [Knit across]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 10) [k4], p7, k7, p5, k6, p7, [k4]
Row 12) [k4], p6, k9, p3, k8, p6, [k4]
Row 14) [k4], p5, k11, p1, k10, p5, [k4]
Row 16) [k4], p4, k12, p1, k11, p4, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p4, k12, p1, k11, p4, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p5, k11, p1, k10, p5, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p7, k9, p1, k8, p7, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p5, k3, p2, k6, p1, k5, p2, k3, p5, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p3, k7, p3, k1, p4, k1, p3, k7, p3, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p2, k10, p8, k10, p2, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p2, k9, p10, k9, p2, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p2, k9, p10, k9, p2, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p2, k10, p8, k10, p2, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p2, k10, p1, k1, p4, k1, p1, k10, p2, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p3, k7, p2, k8, p2, k7, p3, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p5, k3, p2, k12, p2, k3, p5, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p9, k14, p9, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p9, k14, p9, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p9, k14, p9, [k4]
Row 48) [k4], p10, k12, p10, [k4]
Row 50) [k4], p11, k10, p11, [k4]
Row 52) [k4], p13, k6, p13, [k4]
Row 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [Knit across]

Bind off and weave in ends.

This pattern is also available as a free PDF on Ravelry, www.ravelry.com , and the PDF includes a chart.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Checkerboard Illusion Tutorial


Want to try illusion knitting? This pattern will walk you through it step by step.

Free PDF here.

Checkerboard Illusion

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl.

The first 12 rows will give you a garter stitch border.

Row 1, 2) (color 1) Knit across

Attach color 2. Just start knitting with it at the beginning of row 3. Leave color 1 attached. You will not cut any yarn till the end. As you change colors just carry the unused color up the side of the cloth.

Row 3, 4) (color 2) Knit across

Change back to color 1. Just carry it up the side.

Row 5, 6) (color 1) Knit across
Row 7, 8) (color 2) Knit across
Row 9, 10) (color 1) Knit across
Row 11, 12) (color 2) Knit across

Now the pattern stitches will start. The first 5 stitches of every row are always knit in this pattern to give the garter stitch edge. All odd numbered rows in the pattern are knit.

Row 13) (color 1) Knit across
Row 14) (color 1) Knit (k) 5, purl (p) 5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 15) (color 2) Knit across
Row 16) (color 2) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 17) (color 1) Knit across

Row 18) (color 1) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 19) (color 2) Knit across
Row 20) (color 2) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 21) (color 1) Knit across
Row 22) (color 1) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 23) (color 2) Knit across
Row 24) (color 2) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5

The first row of checks on the board is done. Now you want the opposite color to show up so you reverse the order of the rows.

Row 25) (color 1) Knit across
Row 26) (color 1) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 27) (color 2) Knit across
Row 28) (color 2) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 29) (color 1) Knit across
Row 30) (color 1) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 31) (color 2) Knit across
Row 32) (color 2) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 33) (color 1) Knit across
Row 34) (color 1) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 35) (color 2) Knit across
Row 36) (color 2) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10

Now the second row of checks is done. Lay your project on a tabletop and slowly bend down till it is just below your eye level. See the checks? Magic! Now we again reverse the order of the pattern rows.

Row 37) (color 1) Knit across
Row 38) (color 1) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 39) (color 2) Knit across
Row 40) (color 2) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 41) (color 1) Knit across
Row 42) (color 1) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 43) (color 2) Knit across
Row 44) (color 2) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 45) (color 1) Knit across
Row 46) (color 1) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 47) (color 2) Knit across
Row 48) (color 2) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5

Now the third row of checks is done.

Row 49) (color 1) Knit across
Row 50) (color 1) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5

Row 51) (color 2) Knit across
Row 52) (color 2) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 53) (color 1) Knit across
Row 54) (color 1) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 55) (color 2) Knit across
Row 56) (color 2) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10
Row 57) (color 1) Knit across
Row 58) (color 1) k10, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k5
Row 59) (color 2) Knit across
Row 60) (color 2) k5, p5, k5, p5, k5, p5, k10

The last 12 rows are all knit and will give the top garter stitch border.

Row 61, 62) (color 1) Knit across
Row 63, 64) (color 2) Knit across
Row 65, 66) (color 1) Knit across
Row 67, 68) (color 2) Knit across
Row 69, 70) (color 1) Knit across
Row 71, 72) (color 2) Knit across

Bind off and weave in the four ends, 2 at the beginning and 2 at the end. This cloth should finish pretty close to square.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Brick Patio Chart and Pattern







This pattern requires concentration.
Jami did a wonderful job knitting it for me and also found several mistakes. I must learn to count!





Free PDF here.

Brick Patio

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl.
The x means to repeat the action in parentheses that many times.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.
Print only the pages you need.

Row 1-7) [Knit across]
Row 8) [k5], (k2, p1) 4x, k8, p1, (k2, p1) 2x, k3, [k5]
Row 9) [k5], p3, (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 4x, [k5]
Row 10) [k5], p6, k2, p1, k2, p10, k2, p1, k2, p4, [k5]
Row 11) [k5], (p1, k2) 3x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p5, [k5]
Row 12) [k5], k5, (p1, k2) 2x, p1, k8, (p1, k2) 2x, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 13) [k5], k19, p2, k1, p2, k6, [k5]
Row 14) [k5], k5, (p1, k2)5x, p1, k9, [k5]
Row 15) [k5], k1, p8, (k1, p2) 5x, k1, p5, [k5]
Row 16) [k5], p15, k2, p1, k2, p10, [k5]
Row 17) [k5], k1, p8, (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 2x, [k5]
Row 18) [k5], (k2, p1) 2x, k8, (p1, k2) 2x, p1, k9, [k5]
Row 19) [k5], k10, p2, k1, p2, k10, p2, k1, p2, [k5]
Row 20) [k5], (k2, p1) 2x, k8, (p1, k2) 4x, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 21) [k5], (k1, p2) 5x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 2x, [k5]
Row 22) [k5], k2, p1, k2, p19, k2, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 23) [k5], (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 5x, [k5]
Row 24) [k5], (k2, p1) 5x, k8, p1, k2, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 25) [k5], (k1, p2) 2x, k10, p2, k1, p2, k9, [k5]
Row 26) [k5], k8, (p1, k2) 2x, p1, k8, p1, k2, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 27) [k5], (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p8, [k5]
Row 28) [k5], p9, k2, p1, k2, p16, [k5]
Row 29) [k5], p6, (k1, p2) 5x, k1, p8, [k5]
Row 30) [k5], k8, (p1, k2) 5x, p1, k6, [k5]
Row 31) [k5], k7, p2, k1, p2, k18, [k5]
Row 32) [k5], (k2, p1) 3x, k8, p1, (k2, p1) 2x, k6, [k5]
Row 33) [k5], p6, (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 3x, [k5]
Row 34) [k5], p3, k2, p1, k2, p10, k2, p1, k2, p7, [k5]
Row 35) [k5], (k1, p2) 4x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 3x, [k5]
Row 36) [k5], (k2, p1) 3x, k8, (p1, k2) 3x, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 37) [k5], k1, p2, k19, p2, k1, p2, k3, [k5]
Row 38) [k5], (k2, p1) 6x, k8, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 39) [k5], k1, p2, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 6x, [k5]
Row 40) [k5], p12, k2, p1, k2, p10, k3, [k5]
Row 41) [k5], k1, p2, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p8, k1, p2, [k5]
Row 42) [k5], k2, p1, k8, (p1, k2) 2x, p1, k8, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 43) [k5], k13, p2, k1, p2, k10, p2, [k5]
Row 44) [k5], k2, p1, k8, p1, k2) 5x, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 45) [k5], p3, (k1, p2) 5x, k1, p8, k1, p2, [k5]
Row 46) [k5], k2, p19, k2, p1, k2, p4, [k5]
Row 47) [k5], p3, (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 4x, [k5]
Row 48) [k5], (k2, p1) 4x, k8, (p1, k2) 2x, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 49) [k5], k4, p2, k1, p2, k10, p2, k1, p2, k6, [k5]
Row 50) [k5], k5, (p1, k2) 2x, p1, k8, (p1, k2) 2x, p1, k3, [k5]
Row 51) [k5], (k1, p2) 3x, k1, p8, (k1, p2) 2x, k1, p5, [k5]
Row 52) [k5], p6, k2, p1, k2, p19, [k5]
Row 53) [k5], k1, p8, (k1, p2) 5x, k1, p5, [k5]
Row 54) [k5], k5, (p1, k2) 5x, p1, k9, [k5]
Row 55-60) [Knit across]

Bind off and weave in ends.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Miner's Guardian Angel Chart and Pattern




This pattern was test-knit by Dana. Thanks, Dana!




I designed this pattern after the West Virginia Coal Mine disaster. It would work for any miner or spelunker.

Free PDF here.

Miner's Guardian Angel

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2007 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches, K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.
Print only the pages you need.

Row 1-6) [Knit across]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 10) [k4], p9, k14, p9, [k4]
Row 12) [k4], p10, k12, p10, [k4]
Row 14) [k4], p13, k8, p11, [k4]
Row 16) [k4], p10, k2, p1, k8, p11, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p10, k2, p1, k8, p11, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], k5, p9, k6, p7, k5, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p3, k5, p16, k5, p3, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p6, k5, p10, k5, p6, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p9, k5, p4, k5, p9, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p12, k8, p12, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p7, k1, p5, k6, p5, k1, p7, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p7, k2, p4, k6, p4, k2, p7, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p7, k3, p3, k6, p3, k3, p7, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p7, k4, p2, k6, p2, k4, p7, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p7, k6, p1, k4, p1, k6, p7, [k4]
Row 42) [k4],, p7, k6, p1, k4, p1, k6, p7, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p7, k18, p7, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p7, k6, p2, k2, p2, k6, p7, [k4]
Row 48) [k4], p7, k5, p3, k2, p3, k5, p7, [k4]
Row 50) [k4], p7, k4, p10, k4, p7, [k4]
Row 52) [k4], p8, k2, p5, k2, p5, k2, p8, [k4]
Row 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [Knit across]

Bind off and weave in ends.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Bag Minder


Knit the Bag Minder on double points or two circular needles size 10 1/2 using your choice of worsted weight yarn. I used Red Heart.

Free PDF here.

Cast on 30 stitches, join and knit in the round for 3 inches.
Begin pattern stitch:
Row 1) k1, yotwice across row
Row 2) knit the k1 and the first yo together, drop the second yo without doing anything else to it

Repeat these two rows for as long as you like. Mine is 12 inches.

Do top cuff by knitting every stitch for 3 inches.

Bind off all but 4 stitches and make i-cord with them for the length you like.
I made mine long enough to slip over a doorknob.
When i-cord is as long as you like cut the yarn leaving an 8 inch tail and pass the tail through the stitches of the i-cord and then use the tail to sew it to the very beginning of the i-cord, making a loop.

That's it. Mine is stuffed with 20 bags for the picture. The mesh is much prettier than the picture shows.
Stuff the bags in and remove them through either end.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Sweet! Chart and Pattern




A cute, fast Easter knit. A sweet little marshmallow chick.




Free PDF here.

Sweet!
Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2007 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
Sample knit by Ang.
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.

Row 1-13 and all odd rows) knit all stitches
Row 14) k16, p8, k16
Row 16) k13, p14, k13
Row 18) k11, p18, k11
Row 20) k9, p22, k9
Row 22) k8, p7, (k1, p1) 4X, k1, p8, k8
Row 24) k7, p6, k1, p11, k1, p7, k7
Row 26) k6, p5, k1, p15, k1, p5, k7
Row 28) k6, p3, k1, p18, k1, p5, k6
Row 30) k6, p2, k1, p20, k1, p4, k6
Row 32) k6, p1, k1, p21, k1, p3, k7
Row 34) k8, p19, k3, p2, k8
Row 36) k10, p16, k14
Row 38) k13, p13, k14
Row 40) k15, p11, k14
Row 42) k15, p6, k1, p4, k14
Row 44) k15, p1, k2, p8, k14
Row 46) k17, p7, k16
Row 48) k15, p7, k18
Row 50-60) knit all stitches

Bind off and weave in ends.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bubbles

Thanks, Rob! Rob featured Bubbles as one of his featured free patterns in his October 8, 2008 ThreadBear Weekly Newsletter.
Rob says this about Bubbles: "Bubbles – an adorable little design for a wash cloth,especially for a child or someone that's a child at heart! Any worsted-weight cotton should be just fine!"
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Bubbles is a very versatile little fish.
He can be a Baby Wash Cloth, a Scrubbie, a Dishcloth, a washcloth, a cat toy and more.
Bubbles may be made using any yarn that suits your intended purpose. Solids and varigated yarns both work well. Use scraps and make an exotic tropical fish. Use cotton for dish and wash cloths and acrylic or cotton for scrubbies.
Bubbles is easily adapted to many sizes by working more or fewer body rows. The mouth and tail are the same in all sizes.

Scroll down to see other Bubbles variations and Bubbles in French.

Free PDF here.

Bubbles, the Original

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2008 Knit A Little
www.knitalittlestore.com

One ball of cotton or acrylic yarn, variegated or solid, size 7 needles K = knit, p = purl, yo = yarn over, k2tog = knit 2 together

Cast on 8 stiches
Knit 2 rows
Bind off 2 stitches, k1, yo, k to end of row
Repeat bind off row once more.
K2, yo, knit to end of row.
Repeat till piece measures 4 inches along a diagonal edge, or until it is the size you want.
On next row, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end.
Repeat this row until you have 4 stitches left.
Then k2, yo, k to end each row till there are 12 stitches on needle.
Bind off and weave in ends.

Bubbles as a cat toy.
Make 2 and stitch together for a cat toy. Make it smaller by knitting till the diagonal edge is 2 inches instead of 4. Put catnip inside a piece of old panty hose. Knot the ends of the hose to keep it inside. Put the catnip bag inside Bubbles and use the yo holes to stitch it up.

Bubbles as a scrubbie.
Make as directed.

Bubbles as a baby washcloth.
Make as directed using your softest cotton yarn.

Bubbles as a dishcloth or washcloth.
Do the increase row until you have the size you prefer for a dishcloth. Bubbles is square so knit till the diagonal edge is the length you like.

Bubbles With Fins



Alli, of Knitwit's Heaven Fame, added fins to Bubbles. I have given her permission to post the pattern and am also posting it here :)

Materials:

One ball of cotton or acrylic yarn (variegated or solid) size

(4.5 mm) 7 US needles Stitches Used: K = knit p = purl yo = yarn over k2tog = knit 2 together

Cast on 8 stiches

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off 2 stitches, k1, yo, knit to end.

Repeat bind off row once more.

K2, yo, knit to end of row.

Repeat till 40 stitches on the needle.

Next 2 rows: bind off 7 stitches, k1, yo, knit to end.

Knit 2 rows.

Next: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end.

Repeat this row until you have 4 stitches left.

Then k2, yo, k to end each row till there are 14 stitches on needle.

Bind off and weave in ends. Thank you Alli!!

Bubbles, the little fish that is based on the Grandmother's Favorite dishcloth, has gone international.

Nathalie has translated the pattern into French and I have given my permission for her to post the pattern in it's entirety on her blog. You can find the pattern in French here: http://christhalinette.canalblog.com/archives/2008/04/30/9008559.html

I will repeat the pattern here as well :)

LAVETTE POISSON – BUBBLES

Création de Suzan Mrenna

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2008 Knit A Littlehttp://www.knitalittlestore.com/

Traduit par Christhalinette avec l'aimable autorisation de Suzan Mrenna pour votre plus grand plaisir.

Bubbles est un petit poisson « multifonction ». Il peut être un gant de toilette pour bébé, une petite « éponge », une lavette, un jouet pour chat etc...

Bubbles peut être tricoté avec n'importe quel fil, en fonction de l'usage qui lui sera attribué. Des fils unis ou bigarrés iront également. Utilisez des restes et il deviendra poisson tropical. Pour une lavette ou une éponge, préférez un coton ou de l'acrylique.

Bubbles s'adapte à toutes les tailles en tricotant plus ou moins de rangs pour le corps. La bouche et la queue sont les mêmes pour toutes les tailles.

Fournitures : 1 pelote de fil de coton ou acrylique, coloris au choix : uni ou bigarré. Aiguilles n° 4,5

Réalisation :Monter 8 mailles, tricoter 2 rangs endroit.

Au rang suivant, rabattre les 2 premières mailles, 1 m end, 1 jeté, tricoter les mailles restantes à l'endroit

Au rang suivant, rabattre les 2 premières mailles, 1 m end, 1 jeté, tricoter les autres mailles à l'endroit. (on vient de former la bouche)

Au rang suivant : 2 m end, 1 jeté, tricoter à l'endroit les mailles restantes.

Continuer ainsi jusqu'à ce que l'ouvrage mesure 10 cm de longueur, ou la longueur que vous souhaitez (nombre de mailles sur l'aiguille = hauteur du poisson, diagonale du carré).

Au rang suivant : 1 m end, 2 m ens à l'end, 1 jeté, 2 m ens à l'end, tricoter les autres mailles à l'endroit

Répéter ce rang jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 4 mailles sur l'aiguille.

Tricoter ensuite 2 m end, 1 jeté, tricoter les mailles restantes à l'endroit. Répéter ce rang jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 12 mailles. (on a formé la queue).

Rabattre et rentrer les fils.

Bubble, jouet pour chatTricoter 2 parties identiques et les assembler. Tricoter un peu plus petit, jusqu'à ce que la diagonale mesure 5 cm au lieu de 10. Mettez de l'herbe à chats dans un vieux collant, nouer et placer à l'intérieur de Bubble, utiliser les jours des jetés pour l'attacher.

Bubble, épongeTricoter comme indiqué ci-dessus.Bubble, gant de toilette pour bébéSuivre les indications ci-dessus dans votre coton le plus doux.

Bubble, lavetteSuivre les indications ci-dessus jusqu'à ce que vous ayez la taille souhaitée en hauteur. À vous d'ajuster la taille en fonction de la diagonale.

Pour toute question ou commentaire sur les explications, merci de m'adresser un mail à christhalinette@yahoo.fr

Thank you, Nathalie!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Scrubbles


Scrubbles

Cast on twenty stitches with acrylic yarn. (these are for scrubbing and rather thick so the acrylic is the better fiber choice as cotton would never get dry)
Knit in the front and back of each stitch to make forty stitches.
Knit using desired stitch pattern till piece is four inches long.
Knit two stitches together across to make twenty stitches.
Cut yarn, leaving a good twelve inches of tail.
Thread a needle with the tail and pass it through all twenty stitches on the knitting needle. Cinch it up tight. I make a knot here so the cinched stitches don't slip.
Still using the tail yarn, sew up the side seam. I then tie a knot to the cast on tail.
thread the needle and yarn through the cast on stitches and pull up tight. Tie to cast on tail again.
Poke needle all the way through the middle till it comes out the other side. Move it over a stitch or so and theread it back to the side it started on. Tie it again to the cast on tail and weave in both ends.
This makes a round scrubbie about four inches across for scrubbing up the stuck on stuff on your dishes. It is not a washcloth and is not meant to be absorbent.

The Scrubbles on top was made doing garter stitch.
The Scrubbles on the bottom is k1, k2tog, yo across, ending k1.
Experiment with different stitch patterns and share what you come up with.


More Scrubbles



The top one is seed stitch. If you make one in seed stitch do the increase row as k1, then kfb for the rest of the stitches to give you a count of 39. Then you can k1, p1 on every row without having to think about it.

The bottom one is garter stitch in two colors. Do the cast on row and the increase row with color one and the two rows with color two, two rows with color one, etc. Finish with two rows of color one, then the decrease row also with color one. Carry the unused yarn up the side and don't cut till the end.

Friday, February 15, 2008

May You Find Peace In Your Heart Chart and Pattern




I originally wrote this pattern in response to the shooting at Virginia Tech. I think it is equally appropriate for remembering the shooting at Northern Illinois University.



Free PDF here.

May You Find Peace In Your Heart

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2007 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 12) [k4], p15, k2, p15, [k4]
Row 14) [k4], p13, k2, p2, k2, p13, [k4]
Row 16) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p9, k2, p3, k1, p2, k1, p3, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 19) [k4], k13, p2, k2, p2, k13, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p7, k2, p3, k3, p2, k3, p3, k2, p7, [k4]
Row 21) [k4], k11, p4, k2, p4, k11, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p6, k1, p3, k5, p2, k5, p3, k1, p6, [k4]
Row 23) [k4], k9, p6, k2, p6, k9, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p5, k1, p4, k5, p2, k5, p4, k1, p5, [k4]
Row 25) [k4], k11, p4, k2, p4, k11, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p4, k1, p3, k1, p3, k3, p2, k3, p3, k1, p3, k1, p4, [k4]
Row 27) [k4], k7, p3, k3, p2, k2, p2, k3, p3, k7, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p3, k1, p3, k4, p3, k1, p2, k1, p3, k4, p3, k1, p3, [k4]
Row 29) [k4], k7, p5, k8, p5, k7, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p3, k1, p2, k7, p6, k7, p2, k1, p3, [k4]
Row 31) [k4], k6, p8, k4, p8, k6, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p2, k1, p3, k9, p2, k9, p3, k1, p2, [k4]
Row 33) [k4], k5, p10, k2, p10, k5, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p2, k1, p2, k10, p2, k10, p2, k1, p2, [k4]
Row 35) [k4], k5, p10, k2, p10, k5, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p2, k1, p2, k10, p2, k10, p2, k1, p2, [k4]
Row 37) [k4], k5, p10, k2, p10, k5, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p2, k1, p2, k10, p2, k10, p2, k1, p2, [k4]
Row 39) [k4], k5, p10, k2, p10, k5, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p2, k1, p2, k10, p2, k10, p2, k1, p2, [k4]
Row 41) [k4], k6, p9, k2, p9, k6, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p2, k1, p3, k9, p2, k9, p3, k1, p2, [k4]
Row 43) [k4], k6, p9, k2, p9, k6, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p3, k1, p3, k7, p4, k7, p3, k1, p3, [k4]
Row 45) [k4], k7, p6, k6, p6, k7, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p4, k1, p3, k4, p3, k2, p3, k4, p3, k1, p4, [k4]
Row 47, 49, 51, 53) [knit all stitches]
Row 48) [k4], p5, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p5, [k4]
Row 50) [k4], p7, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2, p6, k2, p1, k1, p1, k1, p7, [k4]
Row 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches] Bind off and weave in ends.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Virgo Chart and Pattern 8-24 to 9-22







Virgo Symbol August 24-September 22

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p1, k1, p2, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p3, k3, p10, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p8, k2, p3, k1, p2, k1, p3, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p8, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k3, p9, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p8, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k4, p8, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p8, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p8, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p6, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p6, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p7, k3, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p8, k6, p2, k5, p1, k3, p7, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p9, k4, p4, k3, p12, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Taurus Chart and Pattern 4-21 to 5-20







Taurus Symbol April 21-May 20

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p12, k8, p12, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p11, k10, p11, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p10, k3, p6, k3, p10, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p9, k3, p8, k3, p9, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p10, k2, p8, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p12, k8, p12, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p13, k6, p13, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p10, k2, p8, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]



Bind off and weave in ends.

Scorpio Chart and Pattern 10-23 to 11-22







Scorpio Symbol October 23-November 22

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4] Row 18) k4, p24, k1, p7, k4
Row 20) [k4], p22, k4, p6, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p2, k1, p7, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p8, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p8, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p6, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p6, k1, p1, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p7, k3, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p8, k6, p2, k6, p10, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p9, k4, p4, k4, p11, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Sagittarius Chart and Pattern 11-23 to 12-21







Sagittarius Symbol November 23-December 21

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p6, k3, p23, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p8, k3, p4, k3, p14, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p10, k6, p16, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p11, k4, p17, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p9, k3, p2, k3, p8, k1, p6, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p7, k3, p6, k3, p6, k1, p6, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p18, k3, p3, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p20, k3, p1, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p22, k4, p6, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p19, k7, p6, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p16, k10, p6, [k4]
Row 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Pisces Chart and Pattern 2-20 to 3-20







Pisces Symbol February 20-March 20

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p9, k3, p8, k3, p9, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p10, k3, p6, k3, p10, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p11, k3, p4, k3, p11, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p13, k2, p2, k2, p13, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p13, k2, p2, k2, p13, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p13, k2, p2, k2, p13, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p11, k10, p11, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p11, k10, p11, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p11, k10, p11, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p13, k2, p2, k2, p13, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p13, k2, p2, k2, p13, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p13, k2, p2, k2, p13, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p11, k3, p4, k3, p11, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p10, k3, p6, k3, p10, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p9, k3, p8, k3, p9, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Libra Chart and Pattern 9-23 to 10-22





Libra Symbol September 23-October 22

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p8, k16, p8, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p8, k16, p8, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p8, k6, p4, k6, p8, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p8, k6, p4, k6, p8, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p11, k3, p4, k3, p11, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p13, k6, p13, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Leo Chart and Pattern 7-23 to 8-23






Leo Symbol July 23-August 23

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p10, k2, p8, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p9, k4, p6, k4, p9, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p8, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p8, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p7, k2, p4, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p8, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p7, k2, p4, k2, p3, k2, p3, k2, p7, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p7, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p7, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p8, k2, p2, k3, p4, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p9, k4, p1, k2, p3, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p10, k2, p2, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p14, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p14, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p14, k2, p4, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p14, k3, p3, k2, p10, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p15, k6, p11, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p17, k3, p12, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Gemini Chart and Pattern 5-21 to 6-21






Gemini Symbol May 21-June21

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p9, k14, p9, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p11, k10, p11, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p12, k2, p4, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p11, k10, p11, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p9, k14, p9, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Capricorn Chart and Pattern 12-22 to 1-20






Capricorn Symbol December 22-January 20

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p9, k2, p6, k2, p13, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p9, k2, p7, k2, p12, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p9, k2, p8, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p9, k2, p8, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p8, k4, p6, k3, p11, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p8, k4, p6, k3, p11, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p8, k4, p5, k6, p9, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p8, k4, p4, k8, p8, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p7, k2, p2, k2, p2, k2, p5, k3, p7, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p7, k2, p2, k2, p1, k2, p2, k2, p3, k3, p6, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p7, k2, p2, k4, p2, k3, p3, k3, p6, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p7, k2, p2, k3, p2, k2, p5, k3, p6, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p6, k2, p4, k2, p2, k2, p4, k3, p7, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p6, k2, p4, k2, p2, k8, p8, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p6, k2, p4, k3, p2, k5, p10, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Cancer Chart and Pattern 6-22 to 7-22






Cancer Symbol June 22-July 22

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p12, k9, p11, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p10, k13, p9, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k3, p8, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p8, k1, p13, k2, p8, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p10, k3, p6, k3, p1, k1, p8, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p9, k5, p4, k6, p8, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p8, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p8, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p8, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p8, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p8, k2, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k2, p8, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p8, k6, p4, k5, p9, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p8, k1, p1, k3, p6, k3, p10, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p8, k2, p13, k1, p8, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p8, k3, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p9, k13, p10, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p11, k9, p12, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Aries Chart and Pattern 3-21 to 4-20






Aries Symbol March 21-April 20
Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [Knit across]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p15, k2, p15, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p15, k2, p15, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p14, k4, p14, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p8, k1, p5, k4, p5, k1, p8, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p7, k3, p3, k2, p2, k2, p3, k3, p7, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p6, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p2, k2, p2, k1, p2, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p6, k2, p5, k2, p2, k2, p5, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p6, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p6, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p4, k2, p6, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p7, k2, p2, k2, p6, k2, p2, k2, p7, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p8, k4, p8, k4, p8, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p9, k2, p10, k2, p9, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [Knit across]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Aquarius Chart and Pattern 1-21 to 2-19







Free PDF here.

Aquarius Symbol January 21-February 19

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2006 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/

One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.
Stitches in [ ] are border stitches, you may substitute the border of your choice.

Row 1-6) [knit all stitches]
Row 7 and all odd rows) [k4], k32, [k4]
Row 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 18) [k4], p7, k2, p6, k2, p6, k2, p7, [k4]
Row 20) [k4], p6, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p6, [k4]
Row 22) [k4], p6, k5, p2, k6, p2, k5, p6, [k4]
Row 24) [k4], p6, k20, p6, [k4]
Row 26) [k4], p6, k1, p2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k1, p6, [k4]
Row 28) [k4], p10, k4, p4, k4, p10, [k4]
Row 30) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 32) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 34) [k4], p7, k2, p6, k2, p6, k2, p7, [k4]
Row 36) [k4], p6, k4, p4, k4, p4, k4, p6, [k4]
Row 38) [k4], p6, k5, p2, k6, p2, k5, p6, [k4]
Row 40) [k4], p6, k20, p6, [k4]
Row 42) [k4], p6, k1, p2, k6, p2, k6, p2, k1, p6, [k4]
Row 44) [k4], p10, k4, p4, k4, p10, [k4]
Row 46) [k4], p11, k2, p6, k2, p11, [k4]
Row 48, 50, 52, 54) [k4], p32, [k4]
Row 55-60) [knit all stitches]
Bind off and weave in ends.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Sweethearts, Version Four

Free PDF here.

Sweethearts, Version Four

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2008
Knit A Little Store http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.

Row 1) (k1, p1) 10x, k20
Row 2) p1, k1 across row
Row 3) (k1, p1) 10x, k20
Row 4) p1, k1 across row
Row 5) (k1, p1) 10x, k20
Row 6) p1, k1 across row
Row 7) (k1, p1) 10x, k20
Row 8) p1, k1 across row
Row 9) (k1, p1) 3x, k34
Row 10) (p1, k1) 3x, p29, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 11) (k1, p1) 3x, k34
Row 12) (p1, k1) 3x, p29, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 13) (k1, p1) 3x, k6, p1, k1, p1, k11, p1, k13
Row 14) (p1, k1) 3x, p6, k1, p1, k1, p20, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 15) (k1, p1) 3x, k4, (p1, k1) 3x, p1, k7, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1, k11
Row 16) (p1, k1) 3x, p4, (k1, p1) 3x, k1, p18, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 17) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 4x, p1, k9
Row 18) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p16, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 19) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 4x, p1, k9
Row 20) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p16, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 21) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 4x, p1, k9
Row 22) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p16, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 23) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 4x, p1, k9
Row 24) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p16, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 25) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k3, (p1, k1) 4x, p1, k9
Row 26) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p16, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 27) (k1, p1) 3x, k4, p1, k5, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1, k9
Row 28) (p1, k1) 3x, p29, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 29) (k1, p1) 3x, k34
Row 30) (p1, k1) 3x, p29, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1
Row 31) (k1, p1) 3x, k29, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 32) (p1, k1) 3x, p34
Row 33) (k1, p1) 3x, k29, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 34) (p1, k1) 3x, p6, k1, p1, k1, p11, k1, p13
Row 35) (k1, p1) 3x, k6, p1, k1, p1, k20, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 36) (p1, k1) 3x, p4, (k1, p1) 3x, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p11
Row 37) (k1, p1) 3x, k4, (p1, k1) 3x, p1, k18, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 38) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p9
Row 39) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k16, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 40) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p9
Row 41) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k16, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 42) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p9
Row 43) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k16, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 44) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p9
Row 45) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k16, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 46) (p1, k1) 3x, p2, (k1, p1) 5x, k1, p3, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p9
Row 47) (k1, p1) 3x, k2, (p1, k1) 5x, p1, k16, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 48) (p1, k1) 3x, p4, k1, p5, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1, p9
Row 49) (k1, p1) 3x, k29, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 50) (p1, k1) 3x, p34
Row 51) (k1, p1) 3x, k29, p1, k1, p1, k1, p1
Row 52) (p1, k1) 3x, p34
Row 53) k1, p1, across
Row 54) (p1, k1) 10x, k20
Row 55) k1, p1, across
Row 56) (p1, k1) 10x, k20
Row 57) k1, p1, across
Row 58) (p1, k1) 10x, k20
Row 59) k1, p1, across
Row 60) (p1, k1) 10x, k20

Bind off and weave in ends.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Sweethearts, Version Three Pattern and Chart





Garter Stitch patterns are quick and easy to do and show off the pattern well.

Free PDF here.

Sweethearts Version Three

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2008 Knit A Little http://knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.

Row 1-7 and all odd rows) Knit across
Row 8, 10, 12) k4, p32, k4
Row 14) k4, p7, k3, p12, k3, p7, k4
Row 16) k4, p5, k7, p8, k7, p5, k4
Row 18) k4, p4, k9, p6, k9, p4, k4
Row 20) k4, p4, k9, p6, k9, p4, k4
Row 22) k4, p4, k9, p6, k9, p4, k4
Row 24) k4, p4, k4, p1, k4, p6, k4, p1, k4, p4, k4
Row 26) k4, p5, k2, p3, k2, p8, k2, p3, k2, p5, k4
Row 28, 30, 32, 34) k4, p32, k4
Row 36) k4, p7, k3, p12, k3, p7, k4
Row 38) k4, p5, k7, p8, k7, p5, k4
Row 40) k4, p4, k9, p6, k9, p4, k4
Row 42) k4, p4, k9, p6, k9, p4, k4
Row 44) k4, p4, k9, p6, k9, p4, k4
Row 46) k4, p4, k4, p1, k4, p6, k4, p1, k4, p4, k4
Row 48) k4, p32, k4
Row 50, 52, 54) k4, p32, k4
Row 55-60) Knit across

Bind off.

Sweethearts Version Two Pattern and Chart





Free PDF here.

Sweethearts Version Two

This pattern uses a Sand stitch Variation.

Copyright © Susan Mrenna 2008 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.

Row 1-7 and all odd rows) knit all stitches
Row 8, 10, 12) k4, p32, k4
Row 14) k4, p8, k1, p14, k1, p8, k4
Row 16) k4, p6, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p6, k4
Row 18) k4, p4, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p4, k4
Row 20) k4, p4, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p4, k4
Row 22) k4, p4, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p4, k4
Row 24) k4, p4, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p4, k4
Row 26) k4, p6, k1, p3, k1, p10, k1, p3, k1, p6, k4
Row 28, 30, 32, 34) k4, p32, k4
Row 36) k4, p8, k1, p14, k1, p8, k4
Row 38) k4, p6, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1, p1, k1, p6, k4
Row 40) k4, p4, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p4, k4
Row 42) k4, p4, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p4, k4
Row 44) k4, p4, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p4, k4
Row 46) k4, p4, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p6, (k1, p1) 4x, k1, p4, k4
Row 48) k4, p6, k1, p3, k1, p10, k1, p3, k1, p6, k4
Row 50, 52, 54) k4, p32, k4
Row 55-60) knit all stitches

Bind off and weave in ends.