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Dec 5, 2014

Wrister Wallet

Wrister Wallet

A friend of mine recently asked for a pattern similar to this, I remembered that I had created one years ago, so I went digging for it. I hope you can find it useful.

There are those days when one wishes one can just go out without a wallet or a purse. Actually, I am not a purse person at all. I hate them, they are bothersome to have around and then if you go to a restaurant you have to watch where you put it or find a place to put it. The wrister wallet comes very handy in those occassions. I also see it being useful as my children grow up, a great way for them to carry a little cash with them. 

Knitting loom: All-n-One loom suggested or 22 pegs small gauge loom.

Yarn: Bits of worsted weight yarn.

Notions: knitting tool, tapestry needle, sewing needle and thread in color of choice.

Other: 3 small buttons for closure

Size: The sample fits a wrist that is approximately 5.5 inches in circumference. The little pocket is about 1.5 inches in width.

Gauge: 9sts x 16 rows= 2 inches in stockinette

Abbreviations

k=knit stitch, not ewrap. Ewrap will make the item too big

p=purl stitch

k2tog=knit two stitches together. Move the loop from the peg on the right to the peg on the left, this leaves an empty peg and one peg with 2 loops, treat the 2 loops as one loop when knitting the row.

yo=yarn over. ewrap the empty peg.

BO=Bind off. This pattern uses the basic bind off.

Pattern notes: worked as a flat panel. The picture differs slightly from the pattern below. After I finished knitting it, I realized that I should have purled the row where the little pocket ended so that it would sit more flat, my picture doesn’t have that purl row (it is row 17 of the pattern).

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Cast on 22.
Row 1: k
Row 2: p
Row 3: k
Row 4: p
Row 5: k2, yo, k2tog, k to end
Row 6: p3, k to last 3sts, p3
Row 7: k
Row 8: as 6
Row 9: k
Row 10: as 6
Row 11:as 7
Row 12: as 6
Row 13: k
Row 14: as 6
Row 15: K
Row 16: as 6
Row 17: BO7, p to end (15sts)
Row 18, p3, k to last 3sts, p3
Row 19: k
Rep 18 and Row 19:  18x
Next row: p
Next row: k
Rep last 2 rows: 3x
Next row: p
Next row: k3, yo, k2tog, k to last 5sts, k2tog, yo, k3,
Next row: p
Next row: k
Next row: p
BO.

Assembly: using yarn and tapestry needle close the pocket by folding it along the purl row, sew it on the wrong side of the small panel. Also close the bottom edge. With thread and needle place the little buttons in place, follow the picture for layout.

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2 Comments

  • This is awesome, will make a wonderful Christmas gift, would be great for the gym. I see myself knitting some for x-mas. Thank you so much for sharing, I love it.

  • very good idear and safety as well

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Nov 14, 2014

Snowman Hat Pattern

Snowman hat final

We are bringing you a new feature to our blog! Every second Friday of the month, we will feature a design by one of our customers. We will start off this tradition with a new pattern by Kathy McGuire. Kathy created a lovely Snowman Hat that every child will love. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. To contact Kathy, please email her at this link

 

Knitting loom: KB All-in-One loom set up with two sliders.

Yarn:  Approximately 50 yards each of worsted weight in red, green and white.  Approximately one yard each of black and orange.

Notions: knitting tool, row counter, crochet hook, tapestry needle and  (optional) pompom maker

Gauge: 4 stitches and  6 rows per inch in stitch pattern.

Abbreviations:

CO: cast on

EW: E wrap

P: purl stitch

St(s): stitches

Rnd(s): round

Rep: repeat

BO: Bind off

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is worked in the round.

In this pattern, after round 46, you will begin decreasing stitches to form the taper of the hat.  With each decrease, you will move the stitches on the four corners in one peg.  After moving the stitches, you will then move both sliders in one peg, in line with the pegs that have two stitches.

This pattern can will fit a toddler/young child. It can be made larger by increasing the number of pegs per side. However, if more pegs are used, be sure to use an odd number on each side and begin casting on using the middle peg. For example, the pattern as written calls for using 23 pegs per side with cast-on beginning at peg 12. If you increase to say, 25 pegs, then you would cast on starting at peg 13. Also, for every two pegs you increase, you will have one more taper to do at the top.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Set knitting loom to work 46 pegs in the round, with sliders at both ends.  Place a stitch marker on peg 12 – you will begin the CO on this peg.  This is important for the tapering to work out.

Beginning at peg 12, EW CO all 46 pegs

Rnd 1-4 : *EW using red yarn

Rnd 5-8:  Without cutting red yarn, EW using green yarn*

Rnds 9-16: Rep from * to*

Rnd 17-20: EW using red yarn.  Cut red yarn leaving about a 6″ tail

Forming the brim: bring the CO loops up through the center of loom. Lining up the loops, place one loop on each peg.  You will now have two loops on each peg.  Lift bottom loop on each peg over the top loop.

Rnd 21-34:  EW using white yarn.  Cut white yarn leaving about a 6″ tail

For the remaining Rounds, you will be knitting alternate rows of red and green.   Carry yarn to the inside of loom when not using.  Do not cut.

Rnd 35-42: Using red yarn, make four sets of garter stitch (alternating rows of EW and P).

Rnd 43-46:  EW using green yarn.  Do not cut yarn.

Rnd 47:  *Move the St(s) from each corner peg in one peg.  (For example, in this round you will move peg 1 to peg 2; peg 23 to peg 22; peg 29 to peg 30 and peg 41 to peg 40).   Move the sliders in one peg to line up with pegs that have two St(s).  EW using red yarn, turning pegs with two loops as one.

Rnd 48-50: EW using red yarn.

Rnd 51:  Move the St(s) from each corner peg in one peg and line up sliders.  EW using green yarn,  turning  pegs with two loops as one.

Rnd 52-54: EW using green yarn.*

Rnd 55-86: Rep from * to *.

Rnd 87-90: Rep Rnd(s) 47-50

Cut both yarns leaving a 12″ tail

Using both yarns held together as one, BO using drawstring bind off.  Remove hat from loom  and drop the yarn tails inside the opening at top of hat.  Turn hat inside out and close top by pulling on the yarn tails.  Cut yarn tails to about 5″.  Weave in all ends. Turn hat right side out.

Make a pom pom and attach to top of hat.

(Optional) Using a length of white yarn, make three (or more) “snowflakes” on front of snowmans “hat” (the garter ridges).

Eyes:  Make a chain of 25 stitches using black yarn and crochet hook, leaving 6″ tail at beginning and end of chain.  Coil up the chain and stitch together using the yarn tails then stitch eyes onto hat.

Nose:  Using either bulky weight or two strands held together as one of orange worsted weight, form a short i-cord using three pegs of the loom.  Bind off.  Slightly stretch the i-cord so that the bind off edge is wider than the other end and attach to hat.

 

 

5 Comments

  • This is sooo cute! I may even make this as a toliet tissue holder. Will look adorable in our bathroom for Christmas. Thank You.

  • Oh soo cute! Any child would love this hat. Thanks for sharing your pattern.

  • I want to make this for myself!! I have Bern wanting to make myself a snowman hat and scarf set but haven’t taken the time to do so. Now I see this one and I love it. How do I make it to fit an adult???

  • Kathy, has added a little blurb about making the hat bigger, it is in the pattern notes.

  • Thanks! I am also happy to help if you have any other questions or you need clarification on any part of the pattern.

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