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Daisy Napkin Rings

Who’s ready for Spring? I was ready long before the first flakes of snow ever hit the ground last October. I really want to see some color (other than white) so I decided to make my own flowers. The festive colors are a welcome change from this northeast winter and the white landscape outside my kitchen window.  I’m already thinking ahead to placemats, cozies and some new curtains with some colorful daisy trim. I am determined to have a one season only kitchen! Get rid of the winter blahs – add some color!

Hook & yarn

Hook
5.5 mm (I)

Yarn
Lily Sugar’n Cream in Red, Cream, and Orange (small amount of each, visit your stash bin)

To make daisy: (with red or orange) ch 6, join with ss to form ring.
RND 1: ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join with ss to beginning of round. Fasten off.
RND 2: (with white) Join in any sc, work 5 tc in next st, ss in next sc. Repeat from * to end of round. Join with ss to beginning of round. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

To make ring: (with red or orange) ch 24, join with ss to form ring.
RND 1-6: ch 1, sc in each st, join with ss to beginning of round.
RND 7: work one row of reverse sc. Fasten off.
On opposite end of ring, join with ss, ch 1 and work one row of reverse sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Attach daisy to ring over “seam” formed by slip-stitch joins.

© 2013 E. Stilson-Ouderkirk

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Annabel Lee Arm Warmers

Annabel Lee Arm Warmers

Re-post from 2013. Can you believe it’s been five years already?! It’s so easy to lose track of time when yarn’s involved 😉

I love knitting and now I’ve discovered a new passion – designing! This design for arm warmers reminds me of the Victorian era, so with homage to Edgar Allen Poe, I’ve named them Annabel Lee. I hope you have as much fun making them as I had designing them. 

Yarn: Red Heart super saver, color 4321 – spa blue fleck, 1 skein 

Needles: 1 set straight, size 7 & 1 set dpn, size 6 

 

k = knit
p = purl
k2t = knit 2 together
yo = yarn over
sl = slip 1
psso = pass slipped stitch over

Using straight needles co 39 st. Work one row knit (counts as wrong side) then turn. 

Switch to dpn, knit next row spacing the stitches evenly, join to beginning. 

Next round (counts as Rnd 3): place marker, knit around. 

Rnd 4: purl around. 

Rnd 5: k5, yo, *k3, s1, k2t, psso, yo, k1, yo. Repeat from * to last 8 stitches: k3, yo, k5. 

Rnd 6: knit around. 

Odd Rnds 7-17: repeat Rnd 5. 

Even Rnds 8-16: repeat Rnd 6. 

Rnd 18: (decrease Rnd) k3, k2t, knit around to last 5 stitches, k2t, k3

Odd Rnds 19-25: k4, yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 7 stitches: k3, yo, k4.

Even Rnds 20-24: repeat Rnd 6. 

Rnd 26: (decrease Rnd) k2, k2t, knit around to last 4 stitches, k2t, k2.

Odd Rnds 27-33: k3, yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 6 stitches: k3, yo, k3.

Even Rnds 28-32: repeat Rnd 6.

Rnd 34: (decrease Rnd) k1, k2t, knit around to last 3 stitches, k2t, k1.

Odd Rnds 35-41:  k2, yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 5 stitches: k3, yo, k2.

Even Rnds 36-40: repeat Rnd 6.

Rnd 42: (decrease Rnd) k2t, knit around to last 2 stitches, k2t.

Odd Rnds 43-45: k1, yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 4 stitches: k3, yo, k1.

Even Rnds 44-46: repeat Rnd 6.

Rnd 47: (increase for thumb gusset) Inc 1 in 1st, yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 4 stiches: k3, yo, inc 1 in last st.

Even Rnds 48-60: repeat Rnd 6.

Odd Rnds 49-59: continue in established pattern increasing 1 st before first yo and increasing 1 st after last yo of Rnd.

Odd Rnds 61-63: k8,  yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 11 stitches: k3, yo, k8.

Rnd 62: p7, k1,  yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 11 stitches: k3, yo, k1, p7. 

Rnd 64: bind off 7 purlwise, k1,  yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 11 stitches: k3, yo, k1, bind off last 7 purlwise, break off yarn.  

Odd Rnds 65-67: join yarn,  k1, yo, *k3, sl, k2t, psso, yo, k1,yo. Repeat from * to last 4 stitches: k3, yo, k1.  

Even Rnds 66-68: repeat Rnd 6.

Rnd 69: purl around.

Rnd 70: knit around.

Rnd 71: bind off purlwise, break off yarn and weave in ends.

   

 

© E. Stilson-Ouderkirk 2013. All rights reserved.