By Cat Bordhi
Readers of the 1st ebook during this two-volume sequence (A Treasury of Magical Knitting) have fallen in love with the recent global of Magical Knitting, a size so basic but so appealing that you can still spend a yr exploring the large number of designs which Cat bargains. starting with Cat's designated Moebius Cast-On, that's really easy that she often demonstrates it in workshops at the back of her again whereas twirling slowly round on one foot, the reader first learns to knit a Moebius band, or shawl. this can be the magic key that opens easy methods to all of the different designs. the second one Treasury comprises felted baskets (with no inside of or outside!), felted fringed bowls, felted and unfelted sling luggage, six diversified felted cat beds (one with paws and a tail!), and the trifold designs, together with a knitter's bowl with wallet for instruments and a spot to maintain operating yarn clear of playful pussycats. The Felted Needle Cozies, colourful, hugely textured sheaths to carry directly needles, and the felted wallets are either very good styles for newbies and first-time felters. The ebook comprises unique info on felting, designing, and yarn substitutions.
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Foundation row: Starting in 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch across row, turn—78 sc. Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), working in BL of sts, 2 dc in first sc, *sk next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc (center of shell), sk next 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * 11 times, sk next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in top of tch, turn—12 shells, ½ shell each side. Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), working in BL of sts, 2 dc in first sc, *sk next 2 sc, 1 sc next sc, sk next 2 sc, 5 dc in next sc; rep from * 11 times, sk next 2 sc, 1 sc next sc, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in top of tch, turn—12 shells, ½ shell each side.
Rep the 12 rows for patt. 5, 15) cm] from beg, end at arm side. 52 Shape Armhole Being sure to keep patt as established, at beg of next row, bind off 4 (4, 4) sts. Dec 1 (1, 1) st arm side every other row 4 times. 5, 18) cm] and 2 rows past the last buttonhole, end at neck edge. Knit or Crochet Change to size 7 needles. Work patt as Back for 6 rows. Inc 1 st each side of next row, being sure to keep patt as established, then rep inc every 6th (6th, 6th) row until there are Shape Cap At beg of next 2 rows, bind off 4 (4, 4) sts.
Rows 5 and 6: Knit. Row 7: Sl1, k2 [wrapping yarn twice, k1] 3 times, *(k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st, [wrapping yarn twice, k1] 5 times; rep from * 11 times more, end (k1, yo, k1, yo, k1) in next st, [wrap twice, k1] 3 times, k3. Row 8: Sl1, k2, with yarn to front, slip 3, dropping extra wraps, insert left hand needle into these 3 sts and p3tog, *k5, with yarn front slip 5 dropping extra wraps, insert left hand needle into these 5 sts and p5tog; rep from * 11 times, end k5, yarn to front slip 3 dropping extra wraps, insert needle into these 3 sts and p3tog, k3—12 shells, half shell each side.