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SeasonAl hats, infinity scarves for gifts and a blanket. I love the bag of "leftover cotton" very nice
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Anyone have hints for the CURLY PURLY soaker pattern. I am done with the "body" but am getting confused at this part. 

 

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Knit from start of round to first marker (right hip). BO 5 stitches. Knit to 5 stitches before hip marker (left hip), BO 5 stitches.

Knit across, k2tog last 2 stitches. Turn and purl (or knit backwards) until 2 stitches remain. SSP remaining 2 stitches. Repeat these two rows until 18 [18, 20, 20, 20] stitches remain (4.25-4.5 inches). Leave stitches live on needle, snip the yarn, and return to stitches between the BO sections (front of soaker).

join new yarn and knit across until 2 stitches remain. k2tog. turn work and purl (or knit backwards) to final two stitches, SSP until 18 [18, 20, 20, 20] stitches remain.

Measure leg opening, and continue in stockinette without decreasing until leg opening measures 9 [10, 11, 12, 13] inches.

Graft seam.

pick up stitches around leg opening for cuffs. I prefer a 1 inch 1x1 ribbed cuff using smaller needles (for example the same needles i used for the 1x1 section of the waistband)for an ultra-trim and secure fit, but a rolled cuff works as well. Really, you can do whatever you like for the cuffs.

 

Sounds like I am supposed to change to sp or dp needles to be able to knit back and forth?

 

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This is my current project - it's a crochet rug made from recycled t-shirt yarn. It's maybe 40% done? Not sure as I want it to be pretty big - it's going to go in the living room in front of the TV. We have tile floors & in winter they are COLD! It's going pretty slow though as I keep having to stop & find more t-shirts to recycle lol.

 

When I get done I'm going to do a mini version for my dd's American Girl doll Kit. Probably will hold that back & give it, along with a doll bed made from Pintrest instructions for her birthday I think.

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@frugalmama- I love it! My mind has been turning in that direction after I up cycled some sheets and a few thrift store items to make rag wreaths. I actually asked on another thread if anyone was doing any kind of rag rugs but got no reply. How exactly do you turn the t shirts into crochet material?? I'd love some insight to minimize my frustration in experimenting after the holidays. Any tips?
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@frugalmama- I love it! My mind has been turning in that direction after I up cycled some sheets and a few thrift store items to make rag wreaths. I actually asked on another thread if anyone was doing any kind of rag rugs but got no reply. How exactly do you turn the t shirts into crochet material?? I'd love some insight to minimize my frustration in experimenting after the holidays. Any tips?

 I don't have the link I used for instructions, but if you search recycled t-shirt rug on pintrest you can find it. To make the yarn you cut the shirts in strips about half an inch or so, then stretch & it will form yarn. The instructions on pintrest explain it better :)

 

I used a twin size bed sheet for the center, and now I'm using t-shirts. It takes a LOT :)

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Originally Posted by leavesoflaurel View Post
 

Anyone have hints for the CURLY PURLY soaker pattern. I am done with the "body" but am getting confused at this part. 

 

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Knit from start of round to first marker (right hip). BO 5 stitches. Knit to 5 stitches before hip marker (left hip), BO 5 stitches.

Knit across, k2tog last 2 stitches. Turn and purl (or knit backwards) until 2 stitches remain. SSP remaining 2 stitches. Repeat these two rows until 18 [18, 20, 20, 20] stitches remain (4.25-4.5 inches). Leave stitches live on needle, snip the yarn, and return to stitches between the BO sections (front of soaker).

join new yarn and knit across until 2 stitches remain. k2tog. turn work and purl (or knit backwards) to final two stitches, SSP until 18 [18, 20, 20, 20] stitches remain.

Measure leg opening, and continue in stockinette without decreasing until leg opening measures 9 [10, 11, 12, 13] inches.

Graft seam.

pick up stitches around leg opening for cuffs. I prefer a 1 inch 1x1 ribbed cuff using smaller needles (for example the same needles i used for the 1x1 section of the waistband)for an ultra-trim and secure fit, but a rolled cuff works as well. Really, you can do whatever you like for the cuffs.

 

Sounds like I am supposed to change to sp or dp needles to be able to knit back and forth?

 


Are you using a circular needle now?  You can switch to straights if you want, but you can also just knit back and forth on your circ.  Just swap the needle ends to the opposite hands and start purling where the pattern says.  The other half of the stitches that you won't be working on can just hang out on the cable of the circ, or if that's confusing you can move them to a stitch holder or scrap of yarn. 

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thanks so much angelorum! that helps so much--- just needed someone else to help spell it out smile.gif have you done this pattern?
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ummm, I think so?  I've done soakers from a few different patterns, but it's been a few years.

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Ha, it worked! Testing if I can upload from this tablet. Just finished the above hat this morning, still going to add red buttons. I'll try to get a better picture when it's done. I made 6 others, one navy and white with red buttons. My nephew cried and said he didn't like it. Apparently he only wears Denver Bronco hats. I said for his 4th bday, I'd make him one. Lol The others are different brown tones with brown or olive buttons. One other The year old nephew won't wear his since he only fesse like his dad. And he only rarely wears a ball cap. Lol

I made 6 girl hats, have a pic onthe pc and have 4 more to make, 3 by Christmas.
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i like that pattern, wouldn't mind having other photos + explanations .... (if you have the time !)

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I purchased it from Carlitto on Etsy. #39 I think. Basically a short beanie with a visor/bill around just less than half of it.
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I am knitting table mats with blue and pink yarn and when I will complete, I will definitely share the pics here.

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Cute! I just finished the body of a wool soaker in dark pink. I'm about to start the cuffs in Ivory and probably the skirt in that as well. smile.gif
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A cotton round dispenser! I will probably make a 'lid' for it too with a small embellishment, and shorten the hanging loops a little. I love this yarn, Cascade's Ultra Pima cotton in natural. I'd like to try out their fine variety and different colors. 

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Nice!
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Not going to felt till I make the next one, but basically finished. I want to make this dress too (same blog as this).
http://withatangledskein.blogspot.com/2008/11/gabi-baby-dress.html
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