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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Harlequin Bookmark

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Materials: Size US 2 needles

 

Thread : Size 3 Variegated or Solid color of your choice

CO – 16

1-2: knit across

3: k1, p14, k1

4: p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, ssk, k3, p1

5: k1, p14, k1

6: p1, k2, k2tog, yo, k6, yo, ssk, k2, p1

7: k1, p14, k1

8: p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k2, p4, k2, yo, ssk, k1, p1

9: k1, p5, k4, p5, k1

10: p1, k2tog, yo, k3, p4, k3, yo, ssk, p1

 

Repeat rows 3-10; 7 more times

then repeat 3-7 1 more time.

11-13: knit across

Bind off. Block if necessary.

 

© 2008 M. Crimm-Southern Comfort KnC

All Rights Reserved

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

To the Sky Knit Cloth

To the Sky Knit Cloth

 

© Copyright M.C of SouthernComfort KnC

Easy
Size: One Size
Finished Measurements: 8½” x 8½”
Materials: 2 balls of 100% w.w cotton yarn
1 solid color
1 coordinating variegated color
Sample was made with Peaches & Creme Faded Denim and White
Needle size: US4 (3.5mm)

Special Note: Slip all stitches as if to Purl
Stitch Abbreviations: WYIB: with yarn in back
WYIF: with yarn in front

Cast On: 46
Rows 1-4: With MC k across
Row 5: With MC, k4, p38, k4. Drop color, DO NOT CUT.
Row 6: With CC, k4 * wyib sl2, k10: rep from * to last 6 sts, wyib sl2, k4
Row 7: With CC, k4 *wyif sl2, *k10, wyif sl2; rep from * to end. Drop CC and pick up MC
Row 8: With MC, k across
Row 9: With MC, k4, p38, k4. Drop MC and pick up CC
Row 10: With CC, Rep row 6
Row 11: With CC, Rep row 7. drop CC and pick up MC
Row 12: With MC, Rep row 8.
Row 13: With MC, Rep row 9. Drop MC and pick up CC
Row 14: With CC, * k10, wyib sl2; rep from * to end
Row 15: With CC, * k10, wyif sl2; rep from * to end. Drop CC and pick up MC
Row 16: With MC rep row 8
Row 17: With MC, rep row 9. Drop MC and pick up CC
Row 18: With CC, rep row 14
Row 19: With CC, rep row 15. Drop CC and pick up MC
Row 20: With MC, rep row 8
Row 21: With MC, rep row 9

Rep rows 4-21 3 more times. Then rep rows 4-7 1 more time.
With MC knit 4 rows then bind off knitwise.
Weave in tails and block if necessary.

All rights reserved.  Any modifications without my express permission is a violation of all copyrights.

Monday, March 29, 2010

In Thirds Knit Cloth

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In Thirds Knit Cloth © copyright M.C of SouthernComfort KnC
Easy
One Size
Finished Measurements: 7″ x 7″
Materials: 1 to 3 balls of desired colors
Needle Size Any size desired for finished size cloth. Sample was knit on sz US 4 (3.5mm)

Note: If doing this cloth in 1 color, work pattern while disregarding color changes. This pattern will work with 1,2 or 3 colors. Works great with mixture of solids and variegated yarns.
Sample 1 was knit with Sugar N Cream Earth Ombre
Sample 2 was knit with Sugar N Cream Shaded Denim and White
Sample 3 was knit with Sugar N Cream Confectionary Colors; Cinnamon, Fruit Cake and Peaches & Creme Camel

Cast on 33
Rows 1-4: (k1, p1) across to end, k1
Row 5: (k1, p1)x2, k to the last 4 sts, (p1, k1)x2
Row 6: (k1, p1)x2, k1, p across to last5 sts, (k1, p1)x2, k1

Rep Rows 5-6 5 more times ending with Row 6
Rep Rows 1-2 one time.

Cut color 1, add color 2;

Rep Rows 1-2 one time
Rep Rows 5-6 6 times
Rep Rows 1-2 one time

Cut color 2, add color 3

Rep Rows 1-2 one time
Rep Rows 5-6 6 times
Rep Rows 1-4 once more.
Bind off in k1, p1 pattern
Block if necessary

Designer’s Note: This pattern has been revised in it’s simplest form. It’s been thoroughly tested to ensure accuracy.

All Rights Reserved

 

Bi Colored Boxes Knit Cloth

I designed this as a Birthday Present from me to all of you, my friends. But since I couldn’t get it done in time for my birthday on the 30th, I decided to present it as a Labor Day gift. Hope you like it enough to knit it.

Take care everyone!

August 27, 2010

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Materials: 2 solid (1 light, 1 dark) w.w 100% cotton yarn
Size 4 needles, either straight or circulars.

Abbreviations: Wyif (with yarn in front, is always done on the wrong side)
Wyib (with yarn in back, is always done on the right side)
Notes: Always slip stitches as if to purl.
Border stitches are K3 on left and right of pattern.
If needed, use stitch markers to help you determine these stitches. K3, then pm, work pattern, pm, k3.

CO 41

1-3: k across
4: k3, p across to last 3 sts, k3
5: With CC, (B), k2, *wyib sl 1, k5, wyib, sl 1, k1; rep from *, ending k1, (B)
6: and all wrong side rows, Purl all knit stitches and sl all sts wyif except for row 17
7: With MC; (B), k3, *wyib sl 1, k3; rep from * to end, (B)
9: With CC, (B), k4, wyib sl 1, k1, wyib sl 1, *k5, wyib sl 1, k1, wyib sl 1; rep from * ending k4, (B)
11: With MC, (B), k3, *wyib sl 1, k3; rep from * to end, (B)
13: With CC, (B), k2, *wyib sl 1, k5, wyib sl 1, k1*; rep from * ending k1, (B)
15: With MC, k across
16: With MC, (B), p across to last 3 sts, k3
17-20: With MC, rep rows 15,16
Repeat Rows 3-20; 1 more time
Now, Reversing colors, your Contrasting color will now become your Main color and what was the Main color will now be your Contrasting color. You will work 4 rows of stockingette stitch in the old MC then work 4 rows of stockingette stitch with the new MC then continue with pattern.
Repeat Rows 5-20: 2 times
Repeat 1-3 for border. Bind off. Weave in tails.
Block if needed.

Copyright@8/2010 SouthernComfortKC
All Rights Reserved.

 

Split Crescents

By SouthernComfortKC /1-2012

Coming soon!

 

CO 38

I’m using sz US 4’s as I like my dishcloths a bit smaller but feel free to use whatever size needles you like for your size cloths..

You will need:

2 contrasting colors.  Preferably solids.

2 stitch markers for your border stitches.  This keeps them separate from the main body of the cloth.

Always slip your stitches as if you’re going to purl.

 

 

 

Abbreviations:

WYIP: With yarn in Back

WYIF: With yarn in Front

Special Notes:

Border stitches are 4 stitches of knit. They will not be mentioned in the pattern so be sure to use stitch markers to separate your 1st 4 sts and your last 4 sts.

When you drop 1 color and pick the new color, always twist the new up and over the old.  Do not cut your yarn when knitting with new color.

 

1-    With CC K across to end.

2-    K across to end.

3-    K across to end.

4-    K across to end.

5-    Drop CC and pick up MC K across to end.

6-    With MC k4, purl to last 4 sts, k4.

7-    With CC, *k5, sl2 wyib; rep from * end k2.

8-     k2, * sl2 wyif, k5; rep from * .

9-    With MC   k2* sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k4; rep from * .

10-               * p4, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif;  rep from *, end p2.

11-              With CC;  k1, sl1 wyib, *k5, sl2 wyib; rep from * , k5, sl1, k1.

12-               k2, sl1 wyif, * k5, sl2 wyif; rep from * to last 11 sts, k5, sl1, k1.

13-              With MC;   * k4, sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib; rep from *, k2.

14-               p2, * sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, p4, rep from *, to last 4 sts.

15-              With CC;   k2, * sl2 wyib, k5; rep from * to last 4 sts.

16-               * k5, sl2 wyif; rep from *, end k2.

17-              With MC; k across to end.

18-              K4, purl across to last 4 sts; k4.

19-              With CC;   k2, * sl2 wyib, k5; rep from *.

20-               * k5, sl2 wyif; rep from *, end k2

21-              With MC;   * k4, sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib; rep from *, k2.

22-              p2, * sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif, p4, rep from *, to last 4 sts.

23-              With MC   k2* sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k4; rep from * .

24-              * p4, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif;  rep from *, end p2.

25-              With MC   k2* sl1 wyib, k1, sl1 wyib, k4; rep from * .

26-              * p4, sl1 wyif, k1, sl1 wyif;  rep from *, end p2.

27-              With CC, *k5, sl2 wyib; rep from * end k2.

28-              k2, * sl2 wyif, k5; rep from * .

29-              With MC Knit across to end.

30-              K4, purl across to last 4 sts, k4

31-              With CC Knit for 6 rows

Repeat Rows 5-30- 1 more time then

Repeat Rows 1-4 with CC.

Bind off.  Cut tails and weave in ends.

Block if necessary.

 

©1-2012 SouthernComfortKC

All Rights Reserved.  No part of this pattern may be reproduced or modified in any way or by any means without the prior consent of the designer.

All Around Cloths
I went camping a few weeks ago and realized I didn’t bring any washcloths or scrubbies to wash the small pans we used to cook with, so while hubby was fishing I was sitting with him in the boat working up this fast and easy crocheted washcloth. Nothing like designing on the fly huh…LOL This little cloth also works as a coaster or face cloth.

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Materials:
100% ww.Cotton yarn
G (4.mm) hook
1 Stitch Marker
Darning needle
Scissors
Stitches Used:
Single Crochet = Sc
Chain = Ch
Slip Stitch = Sl st
(Gauge isn’t important but samples made were 3.75” in dia.)
With Magic Loop, ch1, 6sc in ring – Do not join as all rounds are worked in a spiral. Use stitch marker to mark the first stitch of every new round and move marker up as rounds progress.

1) 2sc in ea stitch around, – 12
2) 1 sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, * 1sc in next st, 2 sc in next st: around *- 18
3) 1 sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, * 1sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc n next st around:* – 24
4) 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st around;* – 30
5) 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st around;* – 36
6) 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st around; * – 42
7) 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st, * 1 sc in next 6 sts, 2 sc in next st around; * – 48
8) 1 slip stitch in ea of the next 7 sts, sl st – ch1- sl st in next st, *1 sl st in the next 7 sts, sl st – ch1- sl st in next st. around* – 54 slip stitches, 6 ch1 spaces.
End off by slip stitching in the first marked st. Weave in all 2 tails.
If you want to make it a bit larger, increase the next rounds accordingly then end by working round 8 according to the increased rounds.. If you need help increasing more rounds, let me know and I’ll help you with it.

This is so true!

A while back there was some discussion about illegal sharing and entitlements and a fellow group member shared her views.  Take a few minutes to read what she has to say.  

I won’t deny that there are those who knowingly and deliberately steal others’ work to benefit themselves.  They are just mean, heartless people who don’t care who they hurt.
 
On the other hand, there are millions of us who also steal other peoples’ work or take advantage of others and don’t even realize we are doing anything wrong.  These aren’t bad people, they are just ignorant of the consequences, ignorant of the laws, or just didn’t think about what they were doing.
 
 
WARNING:  If you continue reading, you may find out that you are one of these people.  The goal isn’t to make you feel bad, it is to make you think.  You probably can’t do much about the past but by not continuing these actions, you can help the future.
 
1.  At a fast-food restaurant, have you helped yourself to soda without paying for it or taken more napkins, straws, utensils, or condiments than you needed for that visit?  Did you share a glass of soda between more than one person?
 
When it comes to physical things, someone paid to make those items.  I know of one restaurant where the store pays 7-cents for each of those tiny packets of ketchup.
 
“But it is only a little bit, how can that hurt?”  –  Well, you take a few, I take a few, the guy down the street takes a few, etc. and it adds up to hundreds of dollars or more!
 
“I’m going to use them later…”  –  And you are still costing the company money and they have to raise their prices to cover those costs so you are hurting everyone who shops there.  Yes, you paid for your meal, but should your single burger really need 30 napkins?  What if you saw that on the menu?  “Cheeseburger and 30 napkins”  You would be furious!
 
 
2.  Has someone admired something you made and asked for the pattern and you shared it?  Have you been the one to ask for the pattern and accepted a free copy?  This could be a pattern, a recipe, a song…
 
“I was just trying to be helpful…”  –  I understand, but by helping your friend, you hurt the designer.
 
“But the pattern is free, what’s the big deal?”  –  Many designers offer free patterns to entice you to visit their site.  That free pattern you just shared took traffic away from that designer’s site.  Basically, you just eliminated some of their advertising.  Some people offer free patterns and ask that you make a donation of some kind.  This is one way they help these organizations.
 
“The pattern is going to be used for charity…”  –  You still took that pattern and took the traffic from the site.  Ask the designer if you can print and share the pattern for those who can’t print their own copies and who making the items for charity.  Some designers may say no (respect their wishes), but there are many who are thrilled at the thought that their design is being used to help others.
 
“I borrowed the book from the library…”  –  And while the book is in your possession, you have the right to use the patterns.  If you copy the book or part of the book to use later, you are taking the purchase away from the author.  You like the book to keep using it, so you need to just buy the book.  That is what you would have to do if books became copy-proof.
 
“But I bought the pattern…”  –  Well, you bought the right to use the pattern.  That single copy of the pattern is yours, but the pattern still belongs to the designer.  It takes a lot of time to design and write a pattern.  If it took the designer 10 hours (and that would be a quick and simple pattern) to do and you paid $3.00 for it, that designer is only getting 30-cents an hour from that pattern.  How would you feel if your boss told you that you were only going to be paid 30-cents an hour from now on?  Because the designer (hopefully) sells multiple copies of the pattern, that pattern will earn more than the 30-cents.
 
“I just made a copy of the technique to share.  It is a technique that has been around for ages and everyone knows it.”  –  If your friend knew how to do it, you wouldn’t have needed to make a copy to share.  The technique may have been around for ages but someone took the time to write out the instructions.  Once again, you have taken away the traffic from the person’s site or the money the person would have made if the instructions are being sold.
 
“So I looked at the picture and figured out how to make the pattern myself.”  –  And someone did the original work and designing.  If you like the design that well, just buy the pattern.  If you are in a store and you take something for free that you know you should pay for, it is shoplifting.  If you take the picture and recreate the item without buying the pattern, it is still shoplifting.
 
 
3.  Have you ever taken a handicap parking place without needing it, used the handicap stall in the restroom when others were available just because you like the extra room, or let your children use a motorized cart at a store because it is fun?
 
All of these may have hurt someone who required that extra bit of help.  You may have prevented someone from doing what they needed because the facilities they needed were unavailable.  It may have been just for a minute, but you don’t know if someone else came along just after you did.  After all, you weren’t there a few minutes earlier…
 
“Who does it hurt if I tell the store that my animal is a service animal when he isn’t?  They don’t know the difference and it doesn’t hurt anyone.”  –  It is this little white lie that has made it so much riskier for me to go out.  Because of the number of people doing this, the US Government made a law that only dogs and miniature ponies (in some circumstances) can be service animals.  My cat was trained to detect my seizures and let me know about them.  He is no longer a service animal and can no longer go out with me in public because of this law.  Because I no longer have the warning system to get to a quiet place, if I have a seizure, I am subject to theft and abuse not to mention the great embarrassment of everyone standing around you looking at you like you are a freak.  And then there are the after effects of people treating you like you are Typhoid Mary.  All the money invested in my cat’s training doesn’t count for much anymore either.
 
 
I hope this has helped you become more aware of your actions.  You probably didn’t think you were really doing anything wrong or harming anyone by doing some of these.  What seems like such an innocent action can have such far-reaching effects.  I’m sorry for those I have offended.
 
Have I ever done any of the above?  Yes.  Will I do any of the above again?  Probably.  I am not perfect.  I can only do my best and watch my actions.
 
The people on this group tend to be really friendly and caring people.  We wouldn’t mug someone for even as little as $50 because we would see the person we were hurting and they would see us.  It is so much harder to realize you are hurting someone else when you don’t see the person being hurt.
 
We also make excuses for ourselves like, “it’s just this once.”  Is is really?  Even if you have never done it before and you never do it again, like the packets of ketchup, it can still add up.
 
Like someone else said, “free isn’t always free.”  It may not cost you anything but it does cost someone something.  In the long run, it will likely cost you as well.
 
Sincerely,
Donna

 

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