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Saturday, August 7, 2010
I started out sewing roll-up knitting needle cases because it seemed like a fun, and totally appropriate, project for the Knit 2 Together fabrics that I designed through Spoonflower.
I started with this one, a case for my 6" wooden sock needles.
And then I made this one, a case for 10" and 14" straights. Note: I discovered that I do not, all appearances to the contrary, have every size knitting needle. Evidently I need 10" size 4 and 7 straights. Also Note: Next time, I'll make the slots to the far right bigger, to accommodate 4 large size needles.
It looks pretty cool rolled up too.
I ran out of the green fabric, so I made a case for my 6" metal sock needles (which are the ones I use most often, hence multiple sets in each size) from the peach version.
They look good rolled up together too.
And then I looked in my Needle Tub, and realized that what started out as a fun project, has turned into a really handy way to organize my needles. It is going to be so nice, next time I need Size 8 straights, or Size 5 dpns, just to go to the proper case (color coordinated, dontchaknow) and find them. Next project: a roll-up case for 7" and 8" dpns. And I might need to think seriously about some kind of organizer for the circs.
Diamond Rib Lace Sock
Rnd 5 of the lace pattern should read:
Rnd 5: YO, SL 1, K1, PSSO, K 2, YO, SL 1, K 1, PSSO, K 2 , K 2 tog, YO, K 2
The Chart on page 116 is correct, though the Legend should read :YO, SL 1, K1, PSSO
Round Worsted Weight Afterthought Heel Sock
Add to Toe Instructions: Decrease as for the heel.
Next Rnd Heel Division should read:
K 12(18, 22, 24, 26, 30), sts, place marker, K to end of rnd.
Round Fingering Weight Afterthought Heel Sock
-page 32, 33
Page 32 Next Rnd Heel Division should read:
K 18 (22, 26, 30, 32, 36), place marker, K to end of rnd. Page 33, Add to Toe Instructions: Decrease as for heel.
Clarification : All foot measurements in the instructions are to be measured after the heel is finished. Measure the foot flap and gusset heel socks from the gusset edge, and measure the foot for short-row heel socks from the first full round after completing the heel.
When you come upon instructions that say knit as for, referring you to a different pattern for the next step (for example, to the 40 stitch flap and gusset heel), knit that portion of your heel as you would for the referred pattern. In other words, knit it in the same manner, using the same short-row technique as in the referenced instructions. Knitting "as for" does not mean that you are to use the same number of stitches (which would be impossible, since only the 40 stitch heel uses forty stitches). Work the first two rows of your listed heel instructions, and then continue in the same manner as the 40 stitch flap and gusset heel (in other words, work one more stitch on each row, before doing the decrease and turn), until you have worked across all of the stitches.
Listen to the Knit Picks Podcast Interview
40 minutes of me blathering on and on while Kelly Petkun of Knit Picks asks some very good questions. Twice.
You (individuals, not companies or corporations) may knit as many items from the Freebie Friday patterns (or any other original free patterns posted here) as you like. You may sell those items and make a bazillion dollars doing so. I would rather you didn't repost the pattern pages, or print them to hand out to others. Link to here so people can download their own copies, please. I would also prefer that you not teach the patterns as classes without contacting me first about it. Crediting the design and designer would also be nice.
I would love for people to send me jpgs of items knit from the Freebie patterns. I'll post them if any come in.
I'm a writer (6 mysteries, one mainstream novel, 5 knitting books, lots of designs and reviews, paper dolls, blather), wife, mother, and grandmother. I knit, I watch TV obsessively while I knit, I spin, I read, I listen to music, and I talk. A lot.