Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Free Patterns

Here are the free patterns from the March issue of Knitting Purls.

Tropical Sore Bandages
225 yards No. 10 knit Cro-sheen, 100% mercerized cotton in white, cream or ecru. Do not use dyes/colors.
Size 2 or 3 needles

Cast on 24 to 27 stitches so the bandage measures 3˝-4˝ across. Knit every row until bandage is desired length of about 4 feet. (TIP: I find the edge looks neater if I slip the first stitch of each row instead of knitting it.) Bind off, leaving a 2-3˝ tail to weave in. Secure tail by slipping thread through last stitch, tying a small knot, and weaving end back through stitches.
When completed, roll bandages and secure with a large (2˝) safety pin. Put in plastic bag, remove air, and seal.

(©LDS Humanitarian Services)

Kitty Comfort Zone
(by Laura Wilson-Martos)

2 balls Paton’s Cha Cha (50 gram/77 yards) or any crinkly eyelash/fun fur of similar gauge
2 balls Sensations Cello (50 gram/55 yards) or any straight eyelash of similar gauge
2 balls Caron Bliss (50 gram/71 yards) or any chunky, super-squishy and soft yarn
Size 15 needles or size required to knit gauge

Using a strand of each yarn throughout, 10 stitches/12 rows over 4 inches of garter stitch

Holding a strand of all three yarns together, cast on 40 stitches.
Knit every row for 52 rows.
Bind off loosely.
Weave in ends.
Introduce to kitty.
Watch kitty drag through house.

(©2008, Laura Wilson-Martos)

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