Knitty Bar

A blog of my knitting projects and a place for my fellow knitters to use charts and patterns that I post.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Child's Loom Skull Hat

I made this hat on the adult size knitting loom (green). (16 rows for brim, 20 rows for the rest of the hat, two strands of worsted weight black acrylic yarn). The skull is from the skull fabric I used to make my knitting needle case (see post below). I just stitched it on with my sewing machine, with a close,wide zig-zag stitch.

Skull Knitting Needle Case

I made this knitting needle case with the instructions from Stitch 'N Bitch, and fabric that I found in the "novelty" cotton prints section of my local Joann Fabrics store (Madison Heights, MI). They had several different bolts to choose from, regularly priced from $6.99 - $7.99/yd. At the time I was there, they were 30% off. You need 3/4" of a yard of each kind of fabric (4 different kinds total). There was enough to double up the fabric when sewing it together (as suggested by SNB, if you choose to use other than heavy upholstery fabric). With the purchase of ribbon, it ended up costing me about $20 to make. Everytime I look at it I smile, so it was money well spent. Plus, my needles aren't scattered all over the place now.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Skull and Crossbones Hat

I made a skull and crossbones hat for my friend, Dug. I'd made one for his son's first birthday and it drew raves at daycare, so Dug wanted one for himself.
I don't remember how I knitted it up. I did 2 x 2 rib for an inch or so, and then just straight stockinette for 8 inches before I decreased down. The skull chart is from magknits
It's nice to have friends with small children who aren't scared off by skully things and other cool stuff.

The Chart:

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Bat Dish Cloth - Made with Lion Brand Cotton, in Black

Cast on 40 stitches on #7 needles

1-4 Knit across
5 K3 P34 K3
6 and all even rows Knit across
7, 9, 11, 13 K3 P34 K3
15 and 17 K3 P16 K2 P16 K3
19 K3 P15 K4 P15 K3
21 K3 P14 K6 P4 K3
23 K3 P13 K8 P13 K3
25 K3 P4 K1 P3 K1 P3 K10 P3 K1 P3 K1 P4 K3
27 K3 P1 K1 P2 K1 P3 K1 P2 K12 P2 K1 P3 K1 P2 K1 P1 K3
29 K3 P1 K1 P2 K26 P2 K1 P1 K3
31 and 33 K3 P2 K30 P2 K3
35 K3 P3 K10 P2 K4 P2 K10 P3 K3
37 K3 P4 K8 P3 K4 P3 K8 P4 K3
39 K3 P5 K5 P5 K1 P2 K1 P5 K5 P5 K3
41 K3 P7 K1 P18 K1 P7 K3
43, 45, 47, 49, 51 K3 P34 P3
52-55 Knit across
Bind off and weave in ends.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Bat Purse

This purse was made with the "retro stripes" handbag pattern from and Patons Merino Wool. You could probably get two purses out of one skein. It took two washings to felt.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Skull Wristband

This was my first intarsia project. I took a bunch of wristband patterns and figured out the easiest way to do this for me. I used the skull and crossbones chart that has been floating around the web. The yarn is worsted weight and I think I cast on 30 stitches.

This chart is 40 stitches wide by 32 rows long. I embroidered the smile on, in my FO, because it was the easiest way and it looks the best (see below)

Here is Michael with his cool new sweater. He's wearing it to school today :D