Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Three Sisters Cowl

Three Sisters Cowl


~8 mm 24” circular needle

~1 skein Blue Sky Alpacas Brushed Suri in Candied Apple

Gauge: 3 stitches per inch in stockinette stitch

NOTE: Remember when working in the round, you knit every row for stockinette stitch, and alternate knit and purl rows for garter stitch.

CO 85

Twist stitches once, before joining in the round.

Work 4 rows of garter stitch.

Work 8 rows of stockinette stitch.

Work 4 rows of garter stitch.

Work 8 rows of stockinette stitch.

Work 4 rows of garter stitch.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Country Cables Mug Cozy Pattern

Country Cables Mug Cozy by Kaitlyn Johnson

~Mug with straight sides (3 in. diameter, 3 ¾ in. tall)
~Worsted weight yarn
~4.25mm (US 6) knitting needles
~G crochet hook
~¾ in. button

C6B: Slip next three sts onto cable needle and hold at back. K3, then K3 sts from cable needle.
C6F: Slip next three sts onto cable needle and hold at front. K3, then K3 sts from cable needle.

CO 19
K 6 rows
Row 7: K5, P9, K5
Row 8: K
Row 9: K5, P9, K5
Row 10: K8, C6B, K5
Rows 11-15: Rep. rows 7-8 twice, then row 7 once
Row 16: K5, C6F, K8
Rows 17-21: Rep. rows 7-8 twice, then row 7 once
Row 22: Rep. row 10

Repeat rows 11-22 four more times, then rows 11-16 once more
K 5 rows
BO, do not cut yarn, but leave last loop intact.

Using crochet hook, and last loop, chain 24
Slip stitch a couple times to opposite end of BO edge to secure chain, then slip stitch back along the chain and along the BO edge. Cut, fasten, and weave in ends.

Attach button in the center of CO edge about ½ in. from edge.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Here is a revised pattern for my Seed Stitch Mug Cozy. I've tried to make the instructions clearer, and I'm including pics this time. Hopefully this helps! :)

Seed Stitch Mug Cozy Pattern by Kaitlyn Johnson

            -Mug with straight sides (3 in. diameter, 3 ¾ in. tall)
            -4.25 mm needles
            -G crochet hook
            -1 skein Impeccables yarn in black
            -7/8 in. button
Gauge (seed stitch): 5 sts/in.


CO 48 sts leaving a 12 in. tail

Row 1 (RS): (K1, P1) repeat to end of row
Row 2: (P1, K1) repeat to end of row

These two rows form seed stitch and are repeated through the end of the pattern.

Row 3: CO 4 sts, forming a tab, cont. in pattern to end of row

Continue in seed stitch for 3 ¼ in. or until piece is a little shorter than the mug, ending with a wrong side row.

CO, leaving the last loop intact and not cutting the yarn

Using crochet hook, chain 15


Beginning in tenth loop from hook, slip stitch down the chain and halfway down the side of the mug cozy.
Cut yarn and weave in on the wrong side.


Using cast-on tail, sew edge of tab to the opposite side of mug cozy, forming a circle with the cozy. Weave in on the back.

Sew button to the top corner of mug cozy opposite the crocheted loop. Weave in ends.

Put on mug and enjoy!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Eye of the Sword

Eye of the Sword by Karyn Henley
             Trevin, Redcliff’s newly appointed comain, is sent on a dangerous mission by the king to find the missing comains of Redcliff. He’s reluctant to go however, because it means he must leave the love of his life, princess Melaia, to very likely be engaged to the proud and dangerous Dregmoorian prince. 
             Melaia gives him a second quest to add to the first: find the harps she needs to restore the stairway to heaven. Trevin sets out on the quests determined to prove his worth to both Melaia and the king.
             Through fire caves, wind-walking, and dangerous snares, Trevin stays true to the king and the princess. When falsely accused of murder, Trevin must face his horrible past head-on before he can move forward. 
            Eye of the Sword is the second book in the Angelaeon Circle series. I haven’t read the first book, so it took me a while to get a feel for the story, but I caught on fairly well. It started out a bit slow, but about halfway through, I was into the story and reluctant to put it down. I enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t say it’s a favorite. There was a bit too much fantasy in it for my taste. Not that I don’t like fantasy, it’s one of my favorite genres, but giant bird-type things that are imprisoned human souls is a little weird for me. I also wished there would have been a better spiritual message. There must have been some sort of god, since there were priests, temples, and such in the story, but I didn’t get the impression that they lived to serve him, since there was hardly any mention of it. I’m giving Eye of the Sword a three out of five. While it’s not my personal favorite style, it’s clean, not full of raunchy, questionable stuff. I would recommend it for kids and teens who like fantasy stories without a ton of blood and gore.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Seed Stitch Mug Cozy

Cup Circumference: 10 3/4 in.
Gauge: 5 stitches in 1 in. in seed stitch
4.25 mm needles
4.25 mm crochet hook
Bernat Softee Baby yarn 1 skein
6 leaf buttons

Cast on 48
Row 1 (right side): (k1, p1) repeat to end
Row 2 (wrong side): (p1, k1) repeat to end
These rows establish seed stitch
Row 3: BO 4 sts. forming a tab, cont. in seed stitch to end
Cont. in pattern for 3 in. or as desired, ending with a wrong side row.
BO all stitches, leave last loop intact, not cutting yarn.
Attach button on corner above tab.
Using the crochet hook, and the loop left after binding off, chain 10-11 sts. or enough to reach over the mug handle, and go around the button. Starting at the 7th chain from the hook, slip stitch back down the chain, and part way down the side of the mug cozy. Pull yarn through last slip stitch, and weave in.
Attach the tab to the opposite side of the cozy, making the cozy into a circle.
Weave in all ends.
Attach remaining buttons, scattered around.