söndag 2 december 2012

Peppermint Winter

Owl City has made this beautiful song called Peppermint Winter. This is also what I came to think about when I made these wrist warmers with their polkagris edging.
 These are for my lovely and beautiful daughter-in-law who had her birthday yesterday. I don't think she reads this blog, so I take my chances and post this already before she gets them.
 The yarn is grey Drops Andes and it comes in 100 g balls, so one is enough for this little one day project. The edges are made from scraps of Drops Lima, red and white.
 I also made a little star as a bonus.


Taste of Peppermint by Tingestar:

CO= cast on; K = knit; P = purl
Increases: KNL = knit left loop; KRL = knit right loop (see wonderfully smart video from Knittinghelp.com here)

CO 20 stitches with the grey Drops Andes on a round needle or sock needles. Knit in the round.
12 rounds: K.
6 rounds: K2 P2, repeat
12 rounds: K

Increases for the thumb:
Round 1: K12 KNL KRL K12
Round 2: K12 KNL K2 KRL K12
Round 3: K12 KNL K4 KRL K12
Round 4: K12 KNL K6 KRL K12
Round 5: K12 KNL K8 KRL K12
Round 6: K12 KNL K10 KRL K12
Round 8: K12 KNL K12 KRL K12

K12, put 12 on a string, K12
9 rounds: K

Cast off by knitting two stitches, put them back on the left needle and knit them together through their back loops. Knit one, put two back on left needle, and so on.

Pick up the 12 stitches that you left on a string, and knit 4 rounds. Cast off. To avoid getting a big hole in-between the thumb and the body of the mitten part, I picked up two of the body stitches and knit them together with the thumb stitches.

Take two strands of Drops Lima and crochet an edging on the top, at the bottom and on hte thumb.. One single crochet in each of the knit stitches.

And the star, of course

1: On a magic loop double crochet (DC) 12 with white Drops Andes. One slip stich in the first DC.
2: Chain stitch (CS) 6, 1 single crochet (SC) in 2nd DC, repeat.
3: 4 SC – 3 CS – 4 SC in each of the six chains.
4: Switch to red Drops Lima and SC all the way around the star.

Slip stich iPhone headset

So I got myself a new iPhone. And a new headset came with it. You all know what a nuisance it is when the cords get tangled, so I was planning to do what I always do, namely knit them in with an i-cord. A very time consuming business.
Some weeks ago I saw that someone had single crocheted the cord, and that is so much easier. But not very neat. So after having tried the i-cord (gave up directly – no time) and the single crochet (too bulky and uneven) i came up with the slip stitch solution.

One slip stitch over the cord and one under – and crochet away! Very slim and nice. And it took me 30 minutes tops.