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Mystery Object...

August 01 2008 – thisisknit

Got leftovers? Try this... (just for a bit of fun!)** Work on a needle which is half a size down from the needle size recommended on the label. Instructions for Straight Needles: (Make Two Pieces Exactly the Same) Cast on 15 sts. Row 1: K1, SSK, work to 3 sts before end the row, K2tog, K1 Row 2: Purl all sts Repeat Row 1 & 2 until 7 sts rem Now... Row 1: K1, M1, work until 1 st remains on left needle, M1, K1 Row 2: Purl all sts Repeat Row 1 & 2 until you have 15sts Work 4 rows of stocking st Repeat Row 1 (inc Row) ... 17sts Work 4 rows of stocking st Now begin to decrease as before: Row 1: K1, SSK, work to 3 sts before end the row, K2tog, K1 Row 2: Purl all sts Rep Row 1 & 2 until you have 9 sts Next Row: K1, SSK, work to 3 sts before end the row, K2tog, K1 Next Row: P1, P2tog, work to 3 sts before the end of the row, P2tog, P1 (5sts rem) Make another piece exactly the same and then sew the two pieces together, leaving a gap to add filling and then closing up the piece completely. Strategically place an embroidered french knot on either side (it should be fairly obvious at this point where they go!) Admire your whimsical creation :) Instructions for Magic Loop (easily adapted for DPNs): Using Judy's Magic Cast On, Cast on 15 sts onto each needle (30 sts in total) Rnd 1: K1, SSK, work to 3 sts before end of 1st needle, K2tog, K1 THEN K1, SSK, work to 3 sts before end of 2nd needle, K2tog, K1 Rnd 2: Knit all sts Repeat Rnd 1 & 2 until you have 7 sts on each needle (14 sts in total) Now... Rnd 1: K1, M1, work until 1 st is left on 1st needle, M1, K1 THEN K1, M1, work until 1 st is left on 1st needle, M1, K1 Rnd 2: Knit all sts Repeat Rnd 1 & 2 until you have 15sts on each needle (30 sts in total) Work three knit rounds. Repeat Rnd 1 (inc rnd) ... 17sts on each needle (34 sts in total) Work three knit rounds Now begin to decrease as before: Rnd 1: K1, SSK, work to 3 sts before end of 1st needle, K2tog, K1 THEN K1, SSK, work to 3 sts before end of 2nd needle, K2tog, K1 Rnd 2: Knit all sts Rep Rnd 1 & 2 until you have 9 sts on each needle (18 sts in total) Now repeat Rnd 1 only until you have 5 sts on each needle (10 sts in total) Add "filling"... don't want to give too much away here! You will then need to graft the remaining 10 sts together to create a seamless finish. Strategically place an embroidered french knot on either side (it should be fairly obvious at this point where they go!) Admire your whimsical creation :) **There is, in fact, a point to all this as we would like to gather a collection of these finished objects for a project and we thought this would be a fun way to do it. Some of you know already what this mystery object is and more of you will be able to guess just from reading the instructions. If you know can you hold off in the comments for a few days just to preserve some mystery? Thanks! :)

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6 comments

  • thisisknit: September 16, 2020

    Siobhan – you’re gas! :D

  • Laura: September 16, 2020

    Ah they’re so cute!

  • Mary Lynch: September 16, 2020

    I have made a few of these objects – they are quick to make and using different yarns, that is sock yarn, dk or aran results in different sizes!

  • Lisa: September 16, 2020

    Hi Elana,

    Any old yarn would do and not very much of it either (I don’t have exact yardage but I know one 50g ball of dk cotton would get you about 5 or 6 of these guys!)…

    Try it and see :)

    Lisa

  • Siobhán Cottell: September 16, 2020

    Would you recommend wet-blocking?

  • Elana Kehoe: September 16, 2020

    Any old yarn? About how much do we need for yardage? I’m intrigued…..

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