Meanwhile, I acquired three skeins of a yarn that has been no closer to the Shetlands than its name, and knit up two quick Christmas gifts and some bootees for the box in record time. After the miniature work of pence jug and handkerchief edging, these items flew off the needles.
Needles: US 10 (6.00mm)
Yarn: Patons Shetland Chunky in Harvest variegated
Chinese Waitress Cast On 18 sts.Hat Pattern:
Purl 1 row.
P1, (k in st below, p1)x8, p1.
Rpt last row forever.
Double Chain Bind Off.
Tubular cast on 64 sts.Bootees: Mrs Smink's northsea socks (on US 8/5.0mm dpns)
Work 1 rd k1, p1.
Begin Fisher Rib:
P1b, k1 around.
K1b, p1 around.
Work 7” of Fisher Rib. Begin decreases:
1 (Work 6 sts in pattern, k2tog) around.
2 Work next rd in pattern, k the decrease sts.
3 (Work 5 sts in pattern, k2tog) around. 4 Rpt rd 2.
5 (Work 4 sts in pattern, k2tog) around. 6 Rpt rd 2.
7 (Work 3 sts in pattern, k2tog) around. 8 Rpt rd 2.
9 (Work 2 sts in pattern, k2tog) around. 10 Rpt rd 2.
11 (P1b, k2tog) around. 12 K2tog around.