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Pattern: Diagonal Rainbow Rib

At long last, the Diagonal Rainbow Rib scarf pattern is posted at Ravelry, and is on its way to be posted at Knit Picks as well.  This scarf, which can be knit from a single skein of Knit Picks Chroma Fingering (shown in colorway Prism), was created specifically to showcase the beautiful color changes found in this type of yarn.  Buy it now at the link below!

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Pattern: Simple Felted Bowls

This pattern was created to make small felted bowls to hold various objects.  I use it myself to hold the pieces for various board games.  What will you use it for?

This bowl is formed of hdc, beginning at the center and working out, and finished with slip stitches around the edge.   Because this project will be felted, it does not use the normal convention of 2 ch being equivalent to one hdc at the start of a row or round. While 2 ch is equivalent in height to one hdc, it is not equivalent in thickness, which matters when the object is to be felted.   Instead, the beginning chains should be skipped as though working in the round in sc.

Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman’s Wool (but any worsted weight non superwash wool will do)
Hook: US Size 8/H – 5.00 mm

Begin ch 4, join to first ch to form a loop.

Round 1: ch 2, 8 hdc in loop.  Join with sl st to first hdc.
Round 2: ch 2, 2 hdc in each st.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  16 hdc.
Round 3: ch 2, *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  24 hdc.
Round 4: ch 2, *hdc in next hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  32 hdc.
Round 5: ch 2, *hdc in next 2 hdc, 2 hdc in next hdc, hdc in next hdc.  Repeat from * around.  Join with sl st to first hdc.  40 hdc.
Round 6: ch 2.  Working into back loop and yo wrap of previous round (see image below), hdc in each hdc around.


 

 

 

 

Rounds 7-10: ch 2, hdc in each hdc.  Join with sl st to first hdc.
Round 11: sl st in each hdc around.  Break yarn and fasten off.

Finishing:
Working in front loop of round 5, sl st in each hdc around (see image below).  Weave in ends and felt thoroughly.

Pattern: Raid Wrap

This iPhone Cozy is intended for use with Apple portable music devices and/or phones.  Sizes given should fit the iPhone 3, 3S, 4, 4S, and iPod Touch.  Because this piece is intended to stretch tightly around the iPhone, be aware that during the knitting, the piece will appear longer and narrower than the iPhone.  This will ensure a snug fit once the piece is seamed together and in use.

Also, the pattern calls for straight needles and DPNs because that’s how these things are normally done, but there’s no reason the pattern can’t be knit back and forth on two DPNs.

All photos in the pattern show the small version with an iPhone 3S inside.

Yarn: Elsebeth Lavold Baby Llama (100% Llama, 109 yards per 50g skein), 1 skein
Needles & Notions: US Size 2 (2.75mm) straight needles or size needed to get gauge
Two DPNs in same size as straight needle (for working icord)
2 Cable needles
One button
Sizes: S(L).  Small is for the Touch, 3, and 3S models; L is for the 4 and 4S models.
Gauge: 8.5 stitches and 7 rows per inch in k1,p1 ribbing.

Stitches used in pattern (note: all cables occur ONLY on the right side or ONLY on the wrong side):
C2F: RS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front of work.  K1 from LH needle, k1 from cable needle.
C2B: RS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work.  K1 from LH needle, k1 from cable needle.
C3KP: RS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front of work.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work.  K1 from LH needle, p1 from cable needle behind work, k1 from cable needle in front of work.
C2FP: WS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in front of work.  P1 from LH needle, k1 from cable needle.
C2BP: WS Only.  Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold in back of work.  K1 from LH needle, p1 from cable needle.

Instructions:
Cast on 17(19) stitches.
Row 1 (RS): k1, p1 across, end k1
Row 2 (WS): p1, k1 across, end p1
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 4.5” from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.
Next Row: k13(15), yo, k2tog, k2 (Note: the YO, k2tog is to create a hole for the earphones.  If the placement of your earphone jack is different, it may be necessary to adjust the placement of this hole.  If an earphone jack is not desired, simply knit across.)

Next Row: purl across
Increase Row:
  Size Small:
kfb 2x, k1, p1, kfb 3x, k1, p1, kfb 3x, k1, p1, kfb2x, k1.  27 sts.
   Size Large: (kfb, k1, p1) 2x, kfb 2x, k1, p1, kfb 2x, (k1, p1, kfb) 2x, k1.  27 sts.
Next Row (WS): p1, k1 across, end p1
Next Row (RS): k1, p1 across, end k1
Repeat previous two rows until piece measures 6” from cast-on edge, ending with a WS row.
Next 25 Rows: work from cable chart.

 

 

 

 

Next Row (WS): p1, k1 across, end p1
Next Row (RS): k1, p1 across, end k1
Repeat previous two rows until piece measures 10” from cast-on edge, ending with WS row.
Next Row (RS): ssk, (k1, p1) to last two stitches, k2tog.
Next Row (WS): p1, (p1, k1) across, end p2.
Next Row (RS): ssk, (k1, p1) to last two stitches, k2tog.
Next Row (WS): p1, k1 across, end p1.
Repeat these four rows until 3 sts remain on needles.  Work icord on these 3 sts for 10 rows or until appropriate length to create a loop that will serve as a buttonhole.  Break yarn, draw through these three sts, and secure to base of icord, creating loop.

Finishing:
Fold piece in half; the two rows of stockinette with the YO and increase are at the bottom.  Sew side seams.  Weave in ends and attach button. 

 Final Note:
This pattern takes its name from its inspiration: it’s a 25-stitch cable that was inspired by 25-man raiding in World of Warcraft, 25 people working together to take out the big bad guys.  This pattern is dedicated to all the great friends I’ve made in the past four years of play.

The ammonite pattern is done!

Done done done! All written and everything. I have just a few finishing touches to do on my own prototype, then it’s off to find testers!

End of January round-up

First off, on a completely bug-related topic, I simply MUST mention this really awesome caterpillar that mimics a viper when it feels threatened!  So, so cool.  I love nature.

In other news, the past week or so has been a big Finish It Up push chez Bug, as I’ve got big plans for February, including competing in the Nerd Wars competition at Ravelry.  The ammonite glove pattern is finished, and my test knit will be one of my submissions, along with another pair of socks and some other smaller projects.  As a teaser, you can see below the chart for one of the ammonite gloves. 

Chart for Ammonite glove pattern