11 November 2008

Just off the needles / Calentito

Drops jacket
After lying around for about ten days in need of sewing and buttons, the A-shaped cardigan (from DROPS) was finished last week. In fact it is a quick knit in such bulky yarn as Stop Astún (it seems I do not knit with anything else lately). I like wearing it as it is really warm. I made something between xs and s, and knitted it longer. I also made a longer neck for extra warmth. However, I find the cuffs too wide. Too loose. I should have cast on fewer stitches. I might have also been a good idea to knit fronts and back in one piece, but I didn't have such a long circular of 5.5mm, which is what I have done it with.

Drops jacket

SP Ha estado por ahí tirada diez días esperando costuras y botones, pero al final acabé la semana pasada la chaqueta trapecio de DROPS. En realidad, se hace enseguida con una lana tan gruesa como es la Stop Astún (parece que últimamente no trabajo con otra cosa, pero por aquí hay poco donde elegir). Es agradable de llevar, y muy calentita. Hice una talla intermedia entre la xs y s y añadí longitud. También agrandé el cuello para que abrigara más. Los puños me quedan algo anchos y muy flojos. Creo que debería haber echado menos puntos. Igualmente, hubier simo buena idea hacer los delanteros y la espalda al mismo tiempo, pero no tengo una aguja de 5.5mm tan larga como para acomodar todos los puntos.

10 November 2008

Basic Adult´s Hat

Remember this hat from last year? It is quite easy to knit on circulars or dpns. Here are the instructions in English. (errata corrected 14 Feb 2013).



Without stretching, the hat in the pictures has a diametre of 55cm and a depth of 22cm. It stretches enough for a head diametre of about 58-60cm.

1 ball of Stop Astun (55% acrylic, 45% wool); 100gr/85m.4.5mm and 5mm dpns or circulars, or the size necessary to get the gauge. (NOTE: I always need much smaller needle sizes than recommended)
A tapestry needle. A stitch marker.

Stitches used
Stockinette stitch worked in the round: knit all rows.
Seed stitch:
on an even number of stitches:1st row: *knit 1, purl 1. Repeat from *.
2nd row: *purl 1, knit 1. Repeat from *Repeat these two rows.

With larger needles and stockinette st: 12sts x 20 rows = 10x10cm

On 4.5mm dpns or circulars, cast on 56 stitches, join in the round paying attention not to twist the stitches; place marker for the beginning of the row. Work 14 rows in seed stitch.Change to larger needles and work 14 rows in stockinette or until hat measures 11 to 13 cm from the beginning.
Start decreases as follows:
1st row: *knit 6, knit 2 together. Repeat from *.
2nd and all even rows: knit.
3rd row: *knit 5, knit 2 together. Repeat from *.
5th row: *knit 4, knit 2 together. Repeat from *.
7th row: *knit 3, knit 2 together. Repeat from *.
9th row: *knit 2, knit 2 together. Repeat from *.
11th row: *knit 1, knit 2 together. Repeat from *.

12th row: *knit 2 together. Repeat from *.
Cut wool leaving some length. With tapestry needle, pass this length through the 6 remaining stitches and pull to close.
Pass wool inside hat and weave in end.

Gorro para adulto - fe de erratas

Si copiásteis las instrucciones para el gorro antes del 10 de noviembre, tened en cuenta que la muestra se consigue con 12 puntos x 20 vueltas en punto jersey con agujas de 5mm (no con las de 4.5mm).

Ya he hecho la modificación oportuna en el post del gorro.

Mis excusas.