Sunday, 15 May 2011

New Pattern - Moldova for MEAW

oooooh I do believe it's time for a new pattern! Shall we?

Important- please read! This pattern is free the only thing I ask is that, if you feel the pattern is worth it, to watch this video raising awareness for M.E awareness week(MEAW). Link here. Only do so if you want to, feel free to use the pattern anyway. Please do not sell the pattern, you may sell things you make from the pattern. Named Moldova for their brilliant performance in Eurovision.

You'll need...
Worsted weight yarn approx 50yards, lumpy yarn works well. Top photo is my own lumpy handspun, second one is Stylecraft Brushstrokes.
A button
4mm needles (or size to obtain gauge)
Tapestry needle
A head on which to wear your hair band

The ability to
Knit (k)
Purl (p)
Knit two together (K2tog)
Yarn over (Yo)

Sizes, small-medium
Cast on 74 stitches ~74 stitches stretches up to 68cm add multiples of 4 to make it bigger~

Gauge - 5 stitches x 5rows = 1"

Row 1 - *K1, p1* until end of row
Row 2- repeat row 1
Rows 3 - 10 K across
Row 11 - *K1 p1*
Row 12 - repeat row 11

Loosely cast off.

Buttoned on piece (same gauge as above)

With 4mm needles cast on 18 stitches
Rows 1 - 10 - Knit
Row 11 - k8 k2tog Yo k across
Row 12 - k
Row 13 - k to last 2, k2tog
Row 14 - rep row 13
Row 15 - knit
Row 16 - cast off 2 sts knit
Row 17 - rep row 16

Making up -

Weave in all ends, and sew the hair band together at the two shortest edges. Directly on the seam, sew your button half way up the seam on the hair band. Button your second piece onto the hair band.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thank you - video watched with interest and distress