Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Razor Cami, extremely bastardized

First of all, I got my Ravelry invite two days ago.

I would like my life back, please! I've spent endless time stalking all around the site, and I love it. (I'm ensorceler on the site, if you care to look me up.) I love how the site makes everything so much more organized. I can tell that the queue is going to be my very best friend in time.

Anyhow, here's what's up in my knitting world!
I've had four balls of unidentified yarn in my stash for some time. I'm pretty sure it's all acrylic, but it's very soft,and around a dk weight, I think. Two balls of light green, two of cornflower blue. I've constantly wondered what I should do with them, and an idea popped into my head.

I'm making a bastardized version of the Razor Cami by Katie at Oh My Stars. Basically, I'm using the lace pattern and...that's it. The bottom portion of the mini-sweater that I'm knitting will be the normal Razor Cami. This section will be in green. I'm making a cardigan-style raglan top for it out of the blue, and the pattern will be integrated into that. Once I get the correct stitch count, the sweater will be joined, grafted to the green part, I'll knit-on some ribbing, and voila. A (what I hope will be) quite cute sweater. And it'll use up stash yarn. Yay! :D

Anyhow, the blue portion is a lot larger now, but that provides a good enough inkling of what it looks like, right? :D

Friday, July 6, 2007

Simple Cabled Headband - Pattern

Way back in August I posted a pattern to the knitting LJ community. I came across the knitted good today, and thought that I might throw the pattern up here too.

In the meantime, I'm not doing much in the way of exciting knitting. Still working on Icarus, still working on my continental knitting with the Ugly Afghan.

However, with no further ado: the pattern!
Cassie's Super Simple Cabled Headband

my knitting photobucket
Knit this baby with anything, really.
My crack yarn of choice?
Debbie Bliss - Alpaca Silk
Using the Right-Leaning Plait Cable from Vogue Knitting

CO 19 sts w/ Size 8 US Needles
Row 1 (RS): k3, p2, k9, p2, k3
Row 2+all WS Rows: k3, k the knit sts, p the purl sts, k3
Row 3: k3, p2, 6-st left cable, k3, p2, k3
Row 5: Rep Row 1
Row 7: k3, p2, k3, 6-st right cable, p2, k3
Row 8: Rep Row 2
Rep (Rows 1-8) 15* times
BO all sts, leave tail long
Weave in CO tail, Sew two ends of headband together using the BO tail.

* 15 repetitions of the cable pattern was how many times it took for it to fit my head. It will probably be different for you. Try it on as you go. When you're done, it shouldn't be loose. I would actually keep it on the shorter side if you're debating between making it one repeat longer or not. The yarn will stretch with wear, and the elasticity will keep it on your head.