Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Shetland

Yes, I'm finally watching the tv show knitters rave about, and enjoying it very much. I'd love an annotated version, so you'd know the pattern names of the sweaters, hats, and scarves, as they distract you from whodunit clues.


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

Scarf Pattern:
Chinese Waitress Cast On 18 sts.
Purl 1 row.
P1, (k in st below, p1)x8, p1.
Rpt last row forever.
Double Chain Bind Off.
Hat Pattern:
Tubular cast on 64 sts.
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.
Bootees: Mrs Smink's northsea socks (on US 8/5.0mm dpns)


The recipient declined the bootees, so they have gone into the box, but the hat and scarf are doing their best to keep warm a lad from the Sonoran Desert who, while still south of the Mason-Dixon Line, believes he has been assigned to the Frozen North.