Monday, November 25, 2013

Free knitting pattern: accessory (hood)

Red-Nose Hood

This hood wraps around your head and keeps you warmer than a cowl would. 

Skill level:  Beginner

Knitting needles:  4.50 mm/ US 7/ UK 7 or size to obtain tension
Yarn:  one skein (200 yards/ 182 metres) worsted weight yarn

Tension:  5 stitches x 8 rows = 1 inch (2.54 centimetres) worked over Stockinette stitch

4 x 4 rib stitch (over an even number of stitches)
Row 1:  knit 4, purl 4 -- repeat to end of row
Repeat row 1 for pattern

seed stitch (over an even number of stitches)
Row 1:  knit 1, purl 1 -- repeat to end of row
Row 2:  purl 1, knit 1 -- repeat to end of row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for pattern

Cast on 80 stitches
Work in 4 x 4 rib stitch for 2 inches (5.08 centimetres)
Work in seed stitch for 12 inches  (30.48 centimetres)
Cast off

Sew two seams to form hood. (Sew a seam joining ribbing and top of hood)
This just in...
The email stated that Wintercraft (a gallery on Salt Spring that sells art and craft created on the Southern Gulf Islands) is opening on Friday, November 29 and will remain open until December 22. I was a participating artisan for many years and was always impressed by the diversity and quality of the work for sale. And this year promises to be just as impressive with over 90 artisan participating--including more than 10 new to the show. WinterCraft is held in Mahon Hall on Rainbow Road on Salt Spring Island.