Sockapalooza 4 Sock Savior Socks
"Springtime in Paris" socks, 6-sox KAL
Toe-up socks in Trekking XXL
Custom socks for Aidan
Victorian Lace Socks, 6-sox KAL
Brea Bag, Berroco Free Pattern (ON HOLD)
Flower Basket Shawl/Scarf, Fiber Trends (ON HOLD)
Broad Street Gloves, Knitty (ON HOLD)
Fair Isle Headband
"Grow-with-me" Hat, Commission
Sparkly Kiss Hat, Commission
Children's Cotton Hat from LMKG, Baby Eaton
Baby Vine Hat in Rowan Wool Cotton, Commission
Tidal Wave Socks, bartered with Molly
2 pair of baby booties, Baby Eaton
Monkey Socks, Sockapalooza 4 Pal
5 cotton washcloths, Ann
4 nature-themed face cloths, Mom
Baby Bucket Hat, Lil' Max for May
Vine Lace Baby Hat, 2 versions, Baby KAH
Horcrux Socks, Jacque
Lace Anklets, set #2, Mom
Herringbone Scarf, Plymouth Housing Group
Spiral Scarf, Mail Carrier
Baby Socks, set 2 in leftover yarn
Baby Socks, Set 1 in wool/cotton blend
Garter Rib Socks, Me!
Ankle Socks, Mom (attempt #2)
Bunny Hat, Lil' Max for April
Shamrock Hat, Lil' Max for March
Ankle Socks, Me (Frogged!)
Lace Anklets, Mom
Antifreeze Helment (Knitty), Colten
3 hats for Charity Knitting
Sparkly Kiss Hat, Lil' Max for February
Baby Basics Set, Little Girl S-C
Cabled Gaiter, Craig
Fun Fur Scarf, Mom
Odessa Hat, Jane
Strawberry Hat, Cascade Fixation
Watermelon Hat, Cascade Fixation
"Happy Together" superwash merino, Crown Mountain Farms
| Friday, February 24, 2006
| Revised Ears Done!
| This is what MY finished ear looks like. It's all one piece, worked in short rows. Wanna do it too? Here's the pattern.
Cast on 40 stitches using provisional (or invisible) method in color 1 (the outer ear color). You'll want to graft the cast-on stitches to the final row of stitches.
Row 1: Purl 40. Row 2: Knit 37, wrap and turn. Row 3: P 37. For rows 4-9, EVEN numbered rows are knit, decreasing 2 stitches per row, and wrapping and turning at the end of these rows. Odd numbered rows will be purled. Row 10: Knit all 40 stitches, picking up the wraps and knitting them with the stitch. Row 11: Purl 40.
Row 12: Start color 2 (the inner ear) and knit 31 stitches, wrap and turn. The inner ear is done in garter stitch rather than stockinette so the color change is hidden better and there is better definition between the inner and outer ear. Row 13: K31. For rows 14-19, knit all rows, increasing by 2 stitches on the EVEN rows and picking up the wraps with the stitches. For rows 20-25, continue to knit all rows, decreasing by 2 stitches on the EVEN rows and wrapping and turning. Row 26: Start color 1 (outer ear) again and knit all 40 stitches, picking up the wraps with the stitches. Row 27: P40. Row 28: K 31, wrap and turn. Row 29: P31. Rows 30-35: EVEN rows are increased by 2 stitches and the wraps are picked up with the stitches. ODD rows are purled. Place provisional cast-on stitches onto a needle, then graft to live stitches of Row 35. I didn't sew up the top end of the ears because it so much narrower than the bottom that I didn't feel it needed it. I took care of my ends from the color changes before I grafted for ease. Before you graft, your ear will look like the photo below.
After the graft, it will look like the ear above and you will not be able to see a seam. Viola! Ear finished.
I realized that the ears above do not precisely match the orignal pattern, but with some working with a different number of stitches in the short rows, they can be shaped more like the original pattern. I was just so happy to get the darn things done without hideous seaming and too many tears that I just left the pattern as is.
|posted by Karen @ 9:44 PM