Saturday, November 7, 2015

For The Love of Sheep

For the Love of Sheep
An Afghan Square by True North Yarn Co. for the 2015 Lakeside Yarn Crawl

Basic knits & purls are all that's used to create a quick, textured 8” afghan square.
Don't be afraid to embellish with your own details – add beads for eyes, surface crochet outlines for the heart or sheep to add colour & definition, embroider some sheepy facial features...
the options are endless!     K

Yarn: Worsted Weight
Needles: 4.5mm or 5.0mm
Gauge: 4.5 stitches per inch

Cast on 35 stitches.
Follow chart or written instructions for 48 rows.
Bind off. Weave in Ends. Block gently.

Written Instructions
Row 1 – 3: knit all
Row 4: k17, p1, k17
Row 5: knit all
Row 6: k16, p3, k16
Row 7: knit all
Row 8: k14, p7, k14
Row 9: knit all
Row 10: k12, p11, k12
Row 11: knit all
Row 12: k10, p4, k2, p3, k2, p4, k10
Row 13: k14, p2, k3, p2, k14
Row 14: k8, p6, k2, p3, k2, p6, k8
Row 15: k14, p2, k3, p2, k14
Row 16: k6, p8, k2, p3, k2, p8, k6
Row 17: k14, p2, k3, p2, k14
Row 18: k5, p9, k7, p9, k5
Row 19: knit all
Row 20: k4, p8, k11, p8, k4
Row 21: knit all
Row 22: k3, p8, k13, p8, k3
Row 23: k17, p1, k17
Row 24: k3, p7, k15, p7, k3
Row 25: k16, p3, k16
Row 26: k3, p7, k15, p7, k3
Row 27: k15, p5, k15
Row 28: k3, p7, k15, p7, k3
Row 29: k15, p5, k15
Row 30: k3, p7, k6, p3, k6, p7, k3
Row 31: k14, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k14
Row 32: k3, p8, k3, p1, k2, p1, k2, p1, k3, p8, k3
Row 33: k17, p1, k17
Row 34: k3, p10, k4, p1, k4, p10, k3
Row 35: knit all
Row 36: k4, p27, k4
Row 37: knit all
Row 38: k4, p14, k1, p14, k4
Row 39: knit all
Row 40: k5, p10, k5, p10, k5
Row 41: knit all
Row 42: k6, p7, k9, p7, k6
Row 43: knit all
Row 44: k8, p3, k13, p3, k8

True North Yarn Co.
15 Cedar Pointe Dr. Unit 7
Barrie, ON

Please contact yarn shop for the charted version of pattern. 

Party at the Purple Sock

Party at the Purple Sock
(afghan square Lakeside Yarn crawl 2015)

4mm Needle
Worsted weight yarn
Sample done in 3dogknits worsted weight yarn Colourway “Purple Sock Party”
Tapestry needle

Gauge: 18sts in 4 inches in stitch pattern

YO: Yarn over
Garter Stitch: knit every row
sts: stitches

Pattern stitch:
Row 1 and all wrong size rows: knit 3 purl to last 3 sts knit 3
Row 2: knit 3 * yo,  knit 3, pass yo over  last 3 stitches, knit 3,  repeat from * to last 3 sts, knit 3
Row 4: repeat row 2 
Row 6: repeat row 2
Row 8: knit 3 * knit 3, yo, knit 3, pass  yo over  last 3 stitches, repeat  from * to last 6 sts, knit 6
Row 10: repeat row 8
Row 12: repeat row 8

The square: 
Cast on 36 sts. Knit 3 rows garter sts.

Start pattern on wrong size row.

Repeat pattern stitch rows  1 to 12  3 times, then rows 1 to 6 once (42 rows).

Knit 3 rows of garter sts. and cast off.

Weave in ends with tapestry needle and block to desired size (sample is 8 inches square).

The Purple Sock
13 Coldwater Rd       

P.O. Box 675
Coldwater Ontario
L0K 1E0