Friday, April 30, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Cast on 40 stitches, leaving a 30cm tail
Knit for 8 - 10 rows
Bind off all stitches.
Using the bind off tail and tapestry needle, do a running stitch along the bottom edge, pulling tight as you go so the fabric gathers.
Pull it all together and make a few securing stitches so it holds. Stitch the free edge to the out side of the flower. Thread both tails through the needle, make a few stitches to carry both to the base of the flower. Leave these so we can attach it to the tree. Done!
It a Leaf!
CO - Cast on
K - knit
P - Purl
M1 - Using left needle, pick up stitch between needles, knit into back of new stitch using right needle
SL2, K1, P2SSO - slip 2 stitches to right needle, knit 1, pass 2 slipped stitches over knit stitch
Cast On 10 stitches
Row 1: k10, CO 9
Row 2: k19
Row 3: k1, m1, k7, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k7, m1, k1
Row 4: p19
Row 5: p9, k1, p9
Row 6: k9, p1, k9
Row 7: k1, m1, k7, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k7, m1, k1
Repeat Rows 4 - 7 two times
Row 16: p19
Row 17: p9, k1, p9
Row 18: k9, p1, k9
Row 19: k8, (sl2, k1, p2sso), k8
Repeat rows 16 - 19, each time reducing K stitches on each side of decrease by 1.
When there are only 3 stitches left:
Row 41: k3tog
Cut yarn, pull through last stitch, and weave in end. Don’t weave in the cast on tail - we need this to attach it to our tree!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
It's a tree!
This is a collaborative community project, which means we need you.
The idea is this:
there are a few very tall lamp posts outside the New Dowse in Lower Hutt, and OutdoorKnit decided it would be a pretty fun idea to turn them into something different...trees!
What OutdoorKnit needs is lots of knitted, crochet or even sewn flowers, leaves and native birds to cover these 'trees'. The best medium for this is acrylic - it wears better when the weather gets a bit grotty.