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Knitted Toque – Beacon Tate – MetroArtist.ca

Knitted Toque – Beacon Tate – MetroArtist.ca – knitting

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Thankful for rainy winter days!

Knitted Toque – Beacon Tate – Metro Artist.Ca

Category Knitting

Required one 100 m ball in bulky 5 or multiply balls in desired colours –

I used: Charisma charisma / carisma 100% acrylic

Pattern:

With 5mm circular needles cast on 60 stitches

Join begining to end Rib – K2 P2 each round until work is 2 inches

Add four stitches by adding a stitch on the 15th, 30th, 45th and 60th stitches

continue in stocking stitch until your work measures 4 inches.

carry the main colour,

switch to alternative colour for 5 rows,

main colour for 5 rows,

5 rows alternative colour

main colour for 5 rows

5 rows alternative colour – on final round place marker after the 16th, 32nd, 48th and 64th stitches

main colour for 5 rows – decrease 4 stitches by knitting the last two stitches together before each marker –  total decreased at end of 5 rows <20>

7 rows of final alternative colour – decrease 4 stitches by knitting the last two stitches together before each marker – total decreased at end of 7 rows <28>

cut yarn leaving enough thread to insert into the last 16 stitches and pull through

turn inside out and darn in all yarn ends

add pompon if desired

Knitted Toque - Beacon Tate - MetroArtist.ca

 

 

I made these for my family, as part of my Christmas 2016 collection.

I have had only positive respond.

Enjoy! Beacon Tate

Knitted Fingerless Mittens – Beacon Tate

Knitted Fingerless Mittens – Beacon Tate – MetroArtist.ca – knitting

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Thankful for snowy winter days!

Knitted Fingerless Mittens – Beacon Tate – Metro Artist.Ca

Knitted Fingerless Mitten - Beacon Tate - MetroArtist.ca

Category Knitting

Required one  100 m ball in bulky 5 –

I used: Charisma charisma / carisma 100% acrylic

3.5 mm double ended needles for ribbing and 4 mm double ended needles for body

With the 3.5 mm double ended needles cast on

Small    28 stitches (8/12/8)

Medium 32 Stitches (8/16/8)

Join end to start Ribbing  K1* (in back of needle) P1

Continue ribbing K1*P1 until cuff measures 2 1/2 inches

Change to 4 mm double ended needles and stocking stitch increase 4 stitches:

  • for small increase to 32 stitches on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th stitches
  • for medium increase to 36 stitches on the 8th, 16th, 24th and 32nd stitches

Continue in stocking stitch for 14 rows (small) or 16 rows for (medium)

Thumb – next 10 stitches (small) or 12 stitches (medium)

K1* P1 turn for 5 rows – on 5th row cast off theses 10 or 12 stitches

cut yarn leaving a 12 inch thread

Fingerless Body

In stocking stitch knit across remaining 22 stitches (small) or 24 stitches (medium)

Pick up 2 stitches at the bottom of the thumb (bring thumb together) knit

Continue in stocking stitch for a total of 10 rows

for small next 4 rows:

row 1 purl, row 2 knit, row 3 purl, row 4 knit and cast off

for medium next 6 rows:

row 1 purl, row 2 knit, row 3 purl, row 4 knit, row 5 purl, row 6 knit and cast off

 

I made these for my family, as part of my Christmas 2016 collection.

I have had only positive respond.

Enjoy! Beacon Tate

Knitted Toque with Ear Flaps revised – Beacon Tate Metro Artist.Ca

Knitted Toque with Ear Flaps – Beacon Tate Metro Artist.Ca revised

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October 18, 2016

Thankful for rainy fall days!

Knitted Toque with Ear Flaps – Beacon Tate Metro Artist.Ca
Category Knitting

1603004

Required two 5o gram balls in medium 4 -I used: Scheepjes Voluma De Luxe yarn 74% Acrylic yarn, 13% Mohair, 13%Lurex.

To make ear flap – using two yarn strands and 16 inch (41 cm) number 8 (5.00 mm) circular knitting needles or double pointed number 8 (5.00 mm) needles:

cast on 3 stitches Knit one row, Purl row: Knit 1 Purl 1 Knit 1

  • increase one stitch on each end of knitted rows
  • on Purl row: Knit 2 stitches Purl to last two stitches  Knit 2
  • continue until you have 17 stitches, end with the purl row
  • make two ear flaps

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  • Use two balls and two strands of yarn:
  • knit across 17 stitches of first ear flap
  • place marker and cast on 18 stitches for the back
  • place marker and knit across 17 stitches of second ear flap
  • place marker and cast on 28 stitches for the front
  • place marker to indicate start (you now have 80 stitches)
  • join end to start
  • next knit 17 stitches across first ear flap
  • purl across 18 back stitches
  • knit 17 stitches across second ear flap
  • Front: rib(knit 2, purl 2) across next 28 stitches starting and ending with knit 1 (knit 1, purl 2, knit 2, purl 2………………knit 1)
  • continue next three rounds:
    • knit across each ear flap,
    • back: 1st round knit, 2nd round purl, 3rd round knit
    • front continue with ribbing
  • knit all rounds until the front measures 5 inches
  • keep beginning marker and remove all others

To shape the crown:

  • first round knit 8 stitches knit 2 together across round
  • knit
  • second round knit 7 stitches knit 2 together across round
  • knit
  • continue until 8 stitches remain, break strand and pull through remaining stitches

To make Earflap ties:

  • take 12 strands 30 inches long
  • insert into earflap making all threads even
  • divide into 3 (8 strands each) braid
  • leave 3 inches at end knot creating tassel

 

Knitted Toque with Ear Flaps – Beacon Tate Metro Artist.Ca

Knitted Toque with Ear Flaps – Beacon Tate Metro Artist.Ca created for Winter/Christmas 2016.

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September 28, 2016

Thankful for sunny fall days!

Knitted Toque with Ear Flaps – Beacon Tate Metro Artist.Ca

Category Knitting

 

Knitted Ear Flap ToqueRequired two 5o gram balls in medium 4 -I used: Scheepjes Voluma De Luxe yarn 74% Acrylic yarn, 13% Mohair, 13%Lurex.

To make ear flap – using single yarn strand and 16 inch (41 cm) number 8 (5.00 mm) circular knitting needles or double pointed number 8 (5.00 mm) needles:

  • cast on 3 stitches Knit one row, Purl one row
  • continue in stocking stitch increasing one stitch on each end of knitted rows until you have 17 stitches
  • end with a purl row and set aside
  • make 4 ear flaps

Use two balls and two strands of yarn:

  • put ear flaps with purl sides together
  • knit one stitch from facing ear flap and one stitch from outer ear flap together creating one stitch – total stitches when done 17
  • this creates an ear flap with two knitted sides – purl next row – leave on holding needle
  • stitch the ear flaps together (can be done at end)
  • do this twice
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Ear Flap

Use two balls and two strands of yarn and circular needles:

  • knit across 17 stitches of first ear flap
  • place marker and cast on 18 stitches for the back
  • place marker and knit across 17 stitches of second ear flap
  • place marker and cast on 28 stitches for the front
  • place marker to indicate start  (you now have 80 stitches)
  • next knit 17 stitches across first ear flap
  • purl across 18 back stitches
  • knit 17 stitches across second ear flap
  • next 28 stitches (front) knit 1, purl 2
  • knit 2, purl 2 until one stitch remaining of 28 the front stitches -knit 1
  • knit from the first ear flap, across the back and second ear flap
  • next 28 stitches (front) knit 1, purl 2
  • knit 2, purl 2 until one stitch remaining of the 28 front stitches -knit 1
  • knit 17 ear flap stitches
  • pearl 18 back stitches
  • knit 17 ear flap stitches
  • next 28 stitches (front) knit 1, purl 2
  • knit 2, purl 2 until one stitch remaining of the 28 front stitches -knit 1
  • keeping the beginning marker, knit across ear flap, remove marker
  • knit across back, remove marker
  • knit across ear flap, remove marker
  • next 28 stitches (front) knit 1, purl 2
  • knit 2, purl 2 until one stitch remaining of the 28 front stitches – knit 1
  • knit each row until the  front measures 5 inches
Back
Back

To shape the crown:

  • knit 8 stitches knit 2 together across round
  • knit
  • knit 7 stitches knit 2 together across round
  • knit
  • continue until 8 stitches remain, break strand and pull through remaining stitches

 

I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Happy knitting!

 

Beacon Tate

 

Toques

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December 28, 2015

Thankful for family!

Category Knitting

Required two balls 50 g / 1.75 oz in light 3 – 100% Acrylic yarn – I used: Patons Astra yarn.

or

One ball of 100 g / 3.5 oz in Medium 4  – 100% Acrylic yarn  I used: Patons Canadiana.

or

One ball of Red Heart Soft medium 4 – 100% Acrylic yarn.

Toques

With two strands of yarn cast on 40 stitches on 16 inch (41 CM) number 11 (8.00 mm) circular knitting needles. I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Rib (Knit 2 Purl 2) for 6 inches.

Change to 16 inch (41 CM) number 13 (9.00 mm) circular knitting needles, continue in stocking stitch until work measures 8 1/2 inches in length.

To shape the crown:

Row 1 – Knit (k) 8 Slip 1 knit-wise(sl1k) Knit(k) 1 Pass Slip Stitch Over (psso) continue until end of row

Row 2 and every other row – Knit

Row 3 – k7 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 5 – k6 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 7 -k5 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 9 -k4 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 11 -k3 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Break yarn, leaving a long end, draw through remaining 16 stitches. Pull through top inside the toque. Work in ends.

 

For two coloured toque:

To make the two colour black and copper on the right change to number 13 needles, knit one round of black.  Next round, on each tenth stitch knit the top colour (2 strands in same weight yarn), carrying  the top colour all around. Next round knit top colour on first stitch and on each of the tenth colour stitch knit one top coloured stitch on either side; carry  both coloured yarns on each round.  Continue until all stitches are in the top colour.    Cut off the black yarn, leaving enough to work in.  Continue until work measures 8 1/2 inches.

Beacon Tate

Fingerless Gloves

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December 27, 2015

Thankful for extended family!

 

Category Knitting

gloves

Use 100% Acrylic medium 4 yarn   I used Caron Simply Soft 6 oz / 170 g ( When making the smaller size gloves, this is enough to make a matching 2 strand 40 stitch toque, as well).

Fingerless gloves in two sizes.

For small size:

Use 16 inch (41 CM) number 1 (2.25 mm) circular knitting needles, for ribbing.

Change to 16 inch (41 CM) number 2 (2.75 mm) circular knitting needles.

For large size:

Use 16 inch (41 CM) number 2 (2.75 mm) circular knitting needles, for ribbing.

Change to 16 inch (41 CM) number 3 (3.25 mm) circular knitting needles.

Or a set of four double pointed knitting needles, in the sizes required for chosen size.

I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Small Size(Large Size):

Left Hand

With 2.25 mm (2.75 mm) circular needles cast on 45 stitches

Join

P1 K1 (in back of stitch) ribbing for 3 inches (3.5 inches) (note at join there are two pearl stitches one on beginning stitch and one on end stitch)

Rib 7, M1, Rib 8, M1 four times now have 50 stitches.   ( note make one by knitting the same stitch twice).

Change to 2.75 mm (3.25 mm) needles knit 8 rounds

Thumb Gusset

Row 1 K 22, M 1, K 3, M 1, K to end of round (52 stitches)

Row 2, 3, 4     Knit

Row 5 K 22, M 1, K 5, M 1, K to end of round (54 stitches)

Row 6 Knit and and each alternative row

Row 7 K 22, M 1 K 7, M 1, K to end of round (56 stitches)

Row 9 K 22, M 1, K 9, M 1, K to end of round (58 stitches)

Row 11 K 22, M 1, K 11 M 1, K to end of round (60 stitches)

Row 13 K 22, M 1, K 13 M 1, K to end of round (62 stitches)

Row 15 K 22, M 1, K 15 M 1, K to end of round (64 stitches)

Row 16 Knit

Row 17 K40. Turn

Row 18 P17. Turn

Work on these 17 stitches only, work 6 rows of ribbing, cast off leaving 6 inches tail of yarn.

Rejoin the yarn at base of thumb and knit to end of round.

Knit 13 (15) rounds.

First Finger

Next row K30. Turn

Next row P 13. Turn. Cast on 2 stitches  (15 stitches for finger)

Working on these 15 stitches only rib for 6 (8) rows cast off leaving 6 inches tail of yarn.

Second Finger

Pick up and K 2 stitches from base of first finger (on either side of what would be the seam) K6. Turn.

Next row P 14. Turn and cast on 2 stitches (16 stitches for second finger).

Working on these 16 stitches only, rib for 6 (8) rows, cast of leaving 6 inches tail of yarn.

Third Finger

Pick up and K 2 stitches from base of second finger (on either side of what would be the seam) K5. Turn.

Next row P 14. Turn and cast on 2 stitches. (16 stitches for third finger).

Working on these 16 stitches only, rib for 6 (8) rows, cast of leaving 6 inches tail of yarn.

Fourth Finger

Pick up and K 2 stitches from base of third finger (on either side of what would be the seam) K 5. Turn.

Next row P 12. Turn and cast on 2 stitches. (14 stitches for fourth finger).

Working on these 14 stitches only, rib for 4 (6) rows, cast of leaving 6 inches tail of yarn.

Using all the tails of yarn, with the mattress stitch stitch each finger and thumb.

Right Hand

With 2.25 mm (2.75 mm) circular needles cast on 45 stitches

Join

K 1(in back of stitch) P 1  ribbing for 3 (3.5) inches (note at join there are two knit stitches one on beginning stitch and one on end stitch)

Rib 7, M1, Rib 8, M1 four times now have 50 stitches. ( note make one by knitting the same stitch twice).

Change to 2.75 mm (3.25 mm) needles knit 8 rounds

Thumb Gusset

Row 1 K 25, M 1, K 3, M 1, K to end of round (52 stitches)

Row 2, 3, 4 Knit

Row 5 K 25, M 1, K 5, M 1, K to end of round (54 stitches)

Row 6 Knit and and each alternative row

Row 7 K 25, M 1 K 7, M 1, K to end of round (56 stitches)

Row 9 K 25, M 1, K 9, M 1, K to end of round (58 stitches)

Row 11 K 25, M 1, K 11 M 1, K to end of round (60 stitches)

Row 13 K 25, M 1, K 13 M 1, K to end of round (62 stitches)

Row 15 K 25, M 1, K 15 M 1, K to end of round (64 stitches)

Row 16 Knit

Row 17 K43. Turn

Row 18 P 17. Turn

Work on these 17 stitches only, work 6 (8) rows of ribbing, cast off leaving 6 inches tail of yarn.

Rejoin the yarn at base of thumb and knit to end of round.

Knit 13 (15) rounds.

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Fingers for right hand same as left hand above.

Toque made with super bulky yarn

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December 20, 2015

Thankful for friends!

Category Knitting

I used Lion Brand yarns – Wool-Ease – Thick & Quick   6 Super Bulky 79% Acrylic,  20% Wool, 1% Other Fiber   140 g / 5 oz

 

It’s machine washable and dryable; comes in great colours, very warm.  It can be quickly knit up in a evening.

wooltoque2

 

Cast on 40 stitches on 16 inch (41 CM) number 11 (8.00 mm) circular knitting needles. I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Rib (Knit 2 Purl 2) for 6 inches.

Change to 16 inch (41 CM) number 13 (9.00 mm) circular knitting needles, continue in stocking stitch until work measures 8 1/2 inches in length.

To shape the crown:

Row 1 – Knit (k) 8 Slip 1 knit-wise(sl1k) Knit(k) 1 Pass Slip Stitch Over (psso) continue until end of row

Row 2 and every other row – Knit

Row 3 – k7 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 5 – k6 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 7 -k5 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 9 -k4 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 11 -k3 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Break yarn, leaving a long end, draw through remaining 16 stitches. Pull through top inside the toque. Work in ends.

Shawl / Scarf

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December 5, 2015

Thankful all the beautiful children of the world.

Category Knitting

Shawl2A

Patons Canadiana free pattern number 99000600177

Required one ball each colour in medium 4 – 100% Acrylic yarn – I used: Patons Astra  yarn and 80 cm by 4 1/2 MM circular knitting needles by Prims.

Final thoughts: This pattern can be found at your favourite yarn shop or online. Enjoy

Beacon Tate

Shawl / Scarf

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November 28, 2015

Thankful for giving Canadians!

Category Knitting

Shawl1

Patons Canadiana free pattern number 99000600177

Required one ball each colour in medium 4 – 100% Acrylic yarn – I used: Patons Canadiana yarn and  80 cm by 4 1/2 MM circular knitting needles by Prims.

Final thoughts:   This pattern can be found at your favourite yarn shop or online.   Enjoy

Beacon Tate