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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.

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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.

Toque

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November 21, 2015

Thankful for rainy days!

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

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.

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blue-toqueWorks up in a few hours.   Enjoy!

Beacon Tate

Toque – Wild Wizard

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November 7, 2015

Thankful for beautiful fall colours!

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Required one ball 1.75 OZ ( 50g) in light 3 – 100% Acrylic yarn – I used: Patons Astra “Wild Wizard” yarn.

Cast on 80 stitches on 16 inch (41 CM) number 4 (3.50 mm) circular knitting needles.

I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Rib (Knit 2 Purl 2) for 2 inches.

Change to number 6 (4.00mm) circular knitting needles and increase 1 stitch (to 81 stitches); continue knitting in stocking stitch for 5 inches. With circular needles you knit each round.   Please refer to the post “Toque” to  shape the crown.   NOTE – this is a lighter weight yarn – therefore smaller needles were used.

 

Beacon Tate

Toque

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October 26, 2015

Thankful for support!

Category Knitting

Required one ball in medium 4 – 100% Acrylic yarn – I used: Red Heart Soft yarn.

Cast on 80 stitches  on 16 inch (41 CM) number 6 (4.00 mm) circular knitting needles.

I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Rib (Knit 2 Purl 2) for 2 inches.

Change to number 7 (4.50mm) circular knitting needles and increase 1 stitch (to 81 stitches); continue knitting in stocking stitch for 5 inches.        With circular needles you knit each round.

To shape the crown.

Row  1 – Knit 7 stitches knit 2 together for whole round

Row  2 – Knit and every other round

Row  3 – Knit 6 stitches knit 2 together for whole round

Row  5 – Knit 5 stitches knit 2 together for whole round

Row  7 – Knit 4 stitches knit 2 together for whole round

Row  9 – Knit 3 stitches knit 2 together for whole round

Row 11 – Knit 2 stitches knit 2 together for whole round

Row 13 – Knit 1 stitches knit 2 together for whole round

Row 14 – Knit

Row 15 – Knit 2 together for the whole round

Break off enough to feed through remaining 10 stitches.   Turn inside out and pull yarn so the top comes nicely together.   Work in remaining yarn threads.

Ribbing measures 16 inches around;  stocking stitch at ribbing 19 inches around.   The top of the  crown to end of ribbing measures 9 inches.

Torque

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Circular Scarf

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September 28, 2015

Thankful for walks in the rain!

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Required three  3.5oz (100g) in pattern colour and two 3.5oz (100g) back colour medium 4 100% Acrylic yarn  –  I used:

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Cast on 240 stitches in the back  colour (grey), on 29 inch (74 CM) number 10.5 (6.5 MM) circular knitting needles.  I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Place yarn from another project through each of the 240 stitches.  This makes it easier to pick up the 240 used when grafting scarf together.

Join the end stitch to the first stitch being careful not to twist and place a marker. Knit until the first ball of 3.5 oz (100 G) of back colour yarn is done, ending on last stitch.  Change to main colour

K2 P2 – ribbing for 2 1/2 inches, ending on the last stitch

Begin pattern.

Pattern

Row  1 – K6   K2tog   M1   K1   M1   K2tog    K5

Row  2 and every other row knit

Row  3 – K5   K2tog   M1   K3   M1   K2tog   K4

Row  5 – K4   K2tog   M1   K5   M1   K2tog   K3

Row  7 – K3   K2tog   M1   K7   M1   K2tog   K2

Row  9 – K2   K2tog   M1   K9   M1   K2tog   K1

Row 11 – K1   K2tog   M1   K11   M1    K2tog

Row 13 – K1    M1    K2tog    K11  K2tog   M1

Row 15 – K2   M1    K2tog   K9   K2tog   M1   K1

Row 17 – K3   M1    K2tog   K7   K2tog   M1   K2

Row 19 – K4   M1   K2tog   K5 K2tog   M1     K3

Row 21 – K5    M1   K2tog   K3   K2tog   M1   K4

Row 23 – K6   M1   K2tog   K1   K2tog   M1    K5

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Knit these twenty four rows twice in the main colour.

K2 P2 – ribbing for 2 1/2 inches, ending on the last stitch.

Change to back colour knit until the total (first ball and these) back colour measures the same as the pattern and two inches of ribbing (approximately 11″ length ).  Leaving 1 1/2 inch ribbing border of the main colour on the back.   Total length over all 22inches.

Pick up the stitches from the start (remove the off setting yarn) and graft the two sections of the back colour together.   Be careful not to twist.  Break off yarn leaving an end of  10 inch thread.  (note you actually need more length but better to do it in several to graft 240 stitches).

 

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Grafting

The best way to join stitches held on 2 separate needles.  Have the two pearl sides of the scarf facing each other and the both needles from the start pointing to the right. Thread the end through a blunt-ended wool needle.

*Putting the wool needle, as if for knitting into the first stitch of the front needle, draw it through the stitch and slip the stitch off the needle.

Putting the wool needle, as if for purling, into the second stitch of the front needle, draw the wool through and let the stitch remain on the needle.

Take the wool under the front needle and putting the wool needle, as if for purling, into the first stitch of the back needle, draw the wool through this stitch and slip off the needle.

Putting the wool needle, as if for knitting into the second stitch of the back needle draw the wool through and let the stitch remain on the needle.*

Bring the wool forward under the needles and repeat from * to * until all the stitches are worked off.

Final thoughts: I have made several of these circular scarves.  Easy to knit.  The grafting of the 240 stiiches of the start and the end is the most tedious  part.  Measurements from nine  to eleven inches wide and approximately  seventy-eight inches around.  Keep in mind that I am a very loose knitter.

 

Beacon Tate