Saturday, November 08, 2008

Thick Beret with I-Cord and Bow


1 ball of Lion Brand Thick and Quick Yarn (or alternative super bulky yarn)
Optional second ball of varying color

Size 15 circulars or dpns


CO 40 sts and join in the round.

Rnds 1-2: *k1, p1* rep to end
Rnd 3: *k2, yo, k2tog* rep to end
Rnds 4-5: *k1, p1* rep to end


Rnd 6: *k1, kfb* rep to end
Rnds 7-15: k


Rnd 16: *ssk, k6, k2tog* rep to end
Rnd 17: k
Rnd 18: *ssk, k4, k2tog* rep to end
Rnd 19: k
Rnd 20: *ssk, k2, k2tog* rep to end
Rnd 21: k
Rnd 22 *ssk, k2tog* rep to end
Rnd 23: k
Rnd 24: *k2tog* rep to end


Cut yarn and string tail through remaining sts and weave in the end.

With remaining yarn, make 30 inch i-cord and weave it through the YO holes and tie into a bow.

You may also make the i-cord in an alternate color. Or use ribbon or string or whatever!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Knitted Vulva

It is nearly impossible to find a good pattern for a knit yoni and I see lots of people in different craft communities asking for one. I was curious myself so I decided to just wing it without a pattern and write my own and now I have succeeded. I even used a glow in the dark yarn for the clitoris so she's always easy to find!



Since each vagina is unique and unlike any other, this is less of a pattern and more a guideline to get you started! It is better if yours looks different than mine!


- Varying weights and colors of yarn
- Varying sized needles to accompany the varying weights of yarn

Yarns and needles I used:
Labia Majora - Lion Brand Chenille Thick & Quick (Bulky Weight Yarn) on US 10.5 straights
Labia Minora - Lion Brand Baby Soft (DK weight, but held 2 strands together) on US 8 straights
Clitoris – Bernat Glow in the Dark (Worsted Weight) on US 4 dpns


Gauge is unimportant as this is totally up to you how big or small you want it to be!


Labia Majora and Labia Minora (make 2 using 2 different yarns)

CO 1 st
Start Increases
Row 1: Kfb into st
Row 2 (and all even rows): K
Row 3: k1, m1, k1
Row 5: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1
Row 7: k1, m1, k3, m1, k1
Row 9: k1, m1, k5, m1, k1

Continue this pattern of increasing every second and every second to last st until you get your desired width.

The next few rows: knit all until you get the desired length (allotting extra length for the decreases)

Start Decreases

Row 1: k1, k2tog, k to last three sts , ssk, k1
Row 2 and all even rows: k
Repeat this pattern until you have one st left on the needle, cut yarn leaving a long tail for sewing

The Clitoris

(please note that this isn't the most ideal pattern for the clit, and even I have a hard time understanding it, haha, so be creative here, you could make a bobble or make a pom pom instead if this way doesn't work for you)

Using DPNS: C03, distributing stitches evenly between 3 needles
Row 1: kfb of each st
Row 2: k1, kfb (repeat on each needle)
Row 3: k1, kfb, k1 (repeat on each needle)
*feel free to continue this pattern if you want your clitoris any bigger!
Row 4: k1, k2tog, k1 (repeat on each needle)
Row 6: k1, k2tog (repeat on each needle)
Row 7: k2tog leaving 1 st on each needle
Draw remaining stitches together with the excess yarn and pull tight. Tie off.


Using tail of yarn, sew Clitoris onto Labia Minora
Using tail of yarn, sew Labia Minora onto Labia Majora
Fold in half, and using tail of yarn, sew along the bottom of the Labia Majora, about an inch from the folded base.
Weave in ends and enjoy a Pocket Vulva all your own!







Monday, October 20, 2008

Chunky Cable Loop Neckwarmer


1 skein of bulky or extra bulky yarn

Size 13 or 15 needles


rt = right twist(where two stitches cross each other, as in the smallest cable stitch possible)


CO 16 sts

Row 1: k3, p1, [k2, p2]x3

Row 2: [k2, p2]x3, k1, p3

Row 3: k3, p1, [k2, p2]x3

Row 4: [rt, p2]x3, k1, p3

Row 5: k3, p1, [rt, p2]x3

Repeat rows until desired length ending on row 5


On the final row: BO 13 sts and tie off. Unravel the remaining 3 sts for loops.

Add any buttons or embellishments.

Chunky Double Button Tab Hat

Finally, a warm and fashionable hat for larger sized heads!



1 skein of Extra Bulky Weight Yarn - I suggest Lion Brand Thick and Quick.

Size 15 needles

2 large buttons


CO 55 sts
Knit 8 rows
BO 5 sts
Join in the rnd
K until 6 inches from CO edge
K8, K2tog, rep to end
K7, K2tog, rep to end
K6, K2tog, rep to end
K5, K2tog, rep to end
K4, K2tog, rep to end
K3, K2tog, rep to end
K2, K2tog, rep to end
K1, K2tog, rep to end
K2tog, rep to end

Cut yarn, weave tail through remaining sts and weave in ends.


Add buttons to tab.





Rose Tyler Knitted Scarf from "Boomtown" episode of Doctor Who

This Halloween the Mister and I are going as Rose Tyler and The Tenth Doctor. Rose wore a lot of great knitted things throughout the show and a popular item was the scarf she wore in "Boomtown" in which there is another pattern for this but I didn't think it matched the actual one enough so I have created my own version.

I present to you, my version of the Rose Tyler Scarf from "Boomtown"







2 skeins of 10 ply or Bulky weight yarn

I used Muench Black Forest Naturwolle in "Avalon"


Size US 11/ 8.0 mm needles

Crochet hook for tassles


CO 17 sts
Row 1: k1, p1, k13, p1, k1
Row 2: purl
Row 3: k1, p1, k2tog, double yo, k2, k2tog, double yo, k2, k2tog, double yo, p1, k1
Row 4: purl but drop the second stitch of each yarn over to make a big hole
Row 5: k1, p1, k2, ssk, double yo, k2, ssk, double yo, k3, p1, k2
Row 6: purl but drop the second stitch of each yarn over to make a big hole

Rep rows 3-6 until desired length


Final row: k1, p1, k13, p1, k1
BO, cut yarn and close off, weave in ends

Make 10 tassles of 2 strands each and using crochet hook add 5 tassles on each end.





Tuesday, January 29, 2008