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Hand Knit Buff

Hand knit 100% acrylic buff lined with t-shirt material

I used Patons Canadiana ( two 100 g balls), measures 17.5 inches long and 21 inches around.

I used 4.5mm circular needle, cast on 90 stitches, join

knit unit the buff measures about 18 inches, or desired length

loosely cast off

cut t-shirt fabric 2 to 4 inches longer than knitted buff

make sure the stretch of the fabric is 21 1/2 inches wide and fits nicely into the knitted buff

serge the t-shirt material making it 21 inches around

also serge the ends – to finish

insert the t-shirt buff into the knitted buff with the seam facing the knitted buff

make sure it fits nicely and lies flat

bring the end of the t-shirt fabric over the knitted buff and sew (z-zag) it onto the knitted buff making sure the knitted buff remains flat

do the remaining end making sure that the t-shirt material fits nicely onto the knitted buff

Study Buddies

I am calling these toasty extra large socks / slippers “Study Buddies” They are made from 100% Canadian wool from New Brunswick.
You will need about 300 grams of 5 strands pure wool Country Roving from Briggs Little (my personal choice).

I used 10mm circular needles:

cast on 28 stitches (the blue in the above picture) knit in garter stitch for 40 rows
loosely cast off

the piece measures about 14 inches (35.6 cm) long by 10 1/2 or 11 inches (27 0r 28 cm) wide.
If you like you could change colours (in above picture -the grey)

pick up 8 stitches at the end of the 14 inch length
you want the 8 stitches to be in the middle, so you should have 7 stitches on each side of the 8 stitches.


inside view of the Study Buddy!

with the right side facing you knit 21 rows (of the 8 middle stitches just picked up) ending on the inside (leave on needle).

with the inside facing you pick up the 7 stitches on the right (from the blue end) and 10 stitches along the right of the 21 rows of 8 stitches you just knit (the grey).

knit across the 17 stitches (just picked up) plus knit across the 8 stitches remaining on the needle.

pick up 10 stitches along the left side of the 21 rows of the centre piece (grey) and pick up the remaining 7 stitches on the left (blue). knit across these 17 stitches

you should now have 42 stitches in all.

continue in garter stitch until the sides measures 1.6 inches (4 cm).

next rows:

knit 2, knit 2 together, *knit 4, knit 2 together* -** 6 times
knit two – you now have 35 stitches.

knit 2, knit 2 together, *knit 3, knit 2 together* -** 6 times
knit 1 – you now have 28 stitches.

knit 1, knit 2 together, *knit 2, knit 2 together* – 6 times
knit 1 – you now have 21 stitches.

loosely cast off.

using the corresponding colour of wool, sew up the bottom of the foot and the back of the leg (within 2 inches of top).
fold down the two inches at the top of each sock and tack in place.

These Study Buddies could be used in your boots, or inside when lounging around.

If you prefer a less bulky Study Buddy use – Patons Classic Wool bulky 100% wool. Not as warm or heavy, but still a nice toasty sock.

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

1603005

  • 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
1603001
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