Marram Tee Knitting Pattern

Is it too early to think about Spring knitting? I don’t think so, but I’m generally not a rule follower. Don’t get me wrong though; I will always be an Autumn girl at heart all year long.

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marram tee knitting pattern

If you like to knit out of season, check out Marram Tee. Pattern is a simple, lightweight top that is worked top down with minimal shaping. The front is first cast on and worked flat to the underarm with some short row shaping for the shoulders and neck. The back is then cast on and worked similarly with short row shoulder shaping. The front and back are joined at the underarms and tee is worked in the round with a bit of waist shaping to the bottom. Finally, the shoulders are seamed, and stitches are picked up for the sleeves.

marram tee knitting pattern

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Recommended ease for Marram Tee is 5-6 inches at the bust. Sizing is as follows:

Sizes Finished Chest Circumference (inches) Sizes Finished Chest Circumference (inches)
A 34 F 43.5
B 35.5 G 46
C 38 H 47.5
D 39.5 I 50
E 42 J 51.5

marram tee knitting pattern back detail

Materials Required

DK weight wool/linen blend in following amounts. I used Plymouth Yarn Tussah Kissed in Color Natural

Size A B C D E F G H I J
Yarn Amt. (yards) 500 530 550 575 600 625 650 675 730 735

 

US5 Circular needle, 29 inches, OR Two US5 circular needles, 16 or 24 inches

US4 Circular needle, 29 inches

US4 Double pointed needles OR long US4 circular needle for Magic Loop

Waste Yarn or stitch holder

Two stitch markers

Tapestry needle for weaving in ends

marram tee knitting pattern shoulder

Pattern is available for US$3.00 for a limited time. Down load here.

Pattern has been tested, but please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or errors.

With abundance and blessings,

 

 

Pebble Socks Knitting Pattern

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For most knitters, it’s  currently sweater-knitting weather. But for me, it’s sock-knitting weather. But that’s pretty much anytime. Or all the time. Socks are a blank canvas waiting to be filled with whatever stitch pattern your imagination can produce. And the constructions methods are endless. Socks never bore me.

Knit Pebbles Socks

Construction

Pebble socks were created  using a modified costruction method from Cat Bordhi’s book New Pathways for Sock Knitters. Sadly, Cat passed away from  cancer in September 2020. I never got to meet her in person, but she helped fuel my love of sock knitting. I hope these socks can be my small tribute to her creative and ingenious spirit that will continue to inspire all knitters for all time.

Knit Pebbles Socks Left

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Construction of Pebble socks begins at the toe, and includes plenty of fun details like wrapped stitches, a reinforced heel AND heel turn, and a twisted rib guesset that sits off center from the top of the foot. The “pebbles” form a gently curving path from the toe to the top of the leg. Despite the off-center gusset, each sock hugs the foot beatifully and comfortably.

Knit Pebbles Socks Right

Pattern

The 10-page pattern contains written instructions, and charts for the “pebbles.” It is written for 4 different sizes (foot circumferences of 7, 8, 9 and 10 inches). Video links to techniqes are included. The pattern has been tested, but please contact me (Ravelry link) with any questions or problems. I’m happy to help.

Knit Pebbles Socks Gusset

Pebbles is available here for US $3.00.

Baby Yoda Santa Hat – Free Pattern

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Yep, I adopted one of those cute Baby Yodas. To earn his keep, I decided he needed to perform an additional function (other than taking up space with his cuteness), namely as a Christmas decoration.

baby yoda santa hat

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This Santa Hat fits snugly on Baby Yoda’s head and even has holes in the brim to accomodate his oversized, lime-green alien ears. I figure he appreciates it, he is bald and my house is fairly cold in the winter.

Maybe yours needs one too?

Baby Yoda Santa Hat Pattern

.pdf download at end of post

Materials

  • Size US13 long circular needles for Magic Loop or double-pointed needles
  • 20 yards super bulky furry yarn, white or desired color. I used Lion Brand Go For Faux.
  • 20 yards super bulky red yarn. I used Lion Brand Hometown USA
  • Tapestry needle for weaving in ends.

Abbreviations

  • K – Knit
  • K2tog – Knit 2 together
  • Kfb – Knit front and back
  • st(s) – Stitch(es)

back of baby yoda's head and santa hat

Method

Using furry yarn, cast on 36 stitches. Join for working in the round.

Rounds 1-2: Knit to end of round.

Round 3: K5, *K1, pass second stitch on right needle over first one. Repeat from * 5 more times, for a total of 6 stitches bound off. K16. *K1, pass second stitch on right needle over first one. Repeat from * 5 more times, for a total of 6 stitches bound off. K3.

Round 4: K4. Using Cable Cast-On, cast on 7 stitches. K1, pass the last cast-on stitch over that K stitch. K15. Using cable Cable Cast-On, cast on 7 stitches. K1, pass the last cast-on stitch over that K stitch. K3. (36 sts)

Round 5: K to end of round.

Cut yarn, leaving a tail to weave in later. Attach red yarn.

Rounds 1-2: Knit to end of round.

Round 3: *K4, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round. (30 sts)

Rounds 4-5: K to end of round.

Round 6: *K3, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round. (24 sts)

Rounds 7-8: K to end of round.

Round 9: *K2, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round. (18 sts)

Rounds 10-11: K to end of round.

Round 12: *K1, K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round. (12 sts)

Round 13: *K2tog. Repeat from * to end of round. (6 sts)

Break yarn and thread through live stitches to close top.

For the pom, using size 13 needles and the furry yarn, I cast on 3 stitches, then joined for knitting in the round. (I kept my long tail inside the pom for stuffing.)

Round 1: *Kfb. Repeat from * to end of round (6 stitches).

Round 2: K around.

Round 3: *K1, Kfb. Repeat from * to end of round. (9 stitches)

Round 4: K to end of round.

Stuff pom if desired.  Cut yarn, leaving a tail and thread through live stitches to close pom.

Use tail to sew pom onto top of hat. Weave in ends.

Slide one of BY’s ears into an ear hole, then gently stretch the other hole over his other ear. Remember, the beginning of the knitting rounds are the back of the hat, so if it fits funky, try turning it around.

Click here for a downloadable .pdf.

If you find any problems or errors in the instructions, please let me know!

That’s it! Enjoy.

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Clan of Two – Free Knitting Pattern

I’ve got a free knitting pattern for all you Star Wars/Mandalorian fans. Clan of Two is worked from the bottom up and includes a corrugated rib cuff and thumb gusset.

Clan of Two knitted mittens

The Mudhorn signet was granted to our hero by the Armorer in the final episode of the first season of The Mandalorian, after she declares Dyn Jarren and Baby Yoda a “clan of two.”

I used US1.5 needles with a gauge of 9 stitches/inch, which made the mittens about 7 inches in circumference. If you need them a bit larger, use size US2 needles with a gauge of 8 stitches/inch.

The pattern has only been tested by me, so feel free to contact me with any questions or errors.

Enjoy!

Download here: ClanOfTwo

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Design A Circular Yoke Sweater with The Art of Circular Yokes

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Hey readers. How are you doing? I know it’s a weird and crazy and anxious time, but remember, it WILL get better. What’s the saying? This too shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass. 🙂

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What have you been doing to pass the self-isolation time? Here at the megaptera household, there’s a lot of knitting going on. I want to share my latest project with you and the tool I used to create it.

Art of Circular Yokes

I’ve been calling it my pandemic sweater, since it’s the thing that’s been keeping me somewhat grounded and sane during this crazy time.

Art of Circular Yokes

The wool I used is Tenderfoot by Baby Euro. It’s a nice rustic mixture of merino wool and nylon and would be perfect for socks also. In fact, I bought this wool because I had socks in mind, but the yarn wanted to be a sweater instead. Oh well, you gotta let the wool do what it wants sometimes.

I didn’t follow a pattern, but rather found a chart online that I modified. I then constructed a circular yoke using the instructions in this book:

Art of Circular Yokes Book
The Art of Circular Yokes: A Timeless Technique for 15 Modern Sweaters

The Art of Circular Yokes

You don’t need to be a designer to create your own custom circular yoke sweater that fits you perfectly. The Art of Circular Yokes: A Timeless Technique for 15 Modern Sweaters , by Interweave, provides step-by-step mathematical calculations (because let’s face it, knitting is mostly math anyways, right?) for all the measurements you’ll need. Incorporate a color-work chart or your favorite stitch pattern. Or not.

Or, knit some of the sweater patterns from top designers, that are provided in the book. There is so much variety, you’ll be sure to find something that appeals to you.

I had so much fun making this using the calculations in this book. But I also had time. You do too.

Take some time out from worrying and watching the news and social media to create your own sweater. I loved it so much, I’ve started my next one. Stay tuned..

 

Take care everyone. Stay home, stay well, and keep on knitting. Love to you all.