Monday, November 17, 2014

New pattern! Meet the Structured Cowl!

Meet the Structured Cowl!  This pattern is wonderful and fast, great for gift giving.  You can button it where you like, so it can be a traditional neckwarmer, an infinity cowl, or just a simple cowl, buttoned in the back or the front.  I hope you love it as much as I do - available in my Ravelry Store, my Etsy shop, my Craftsy Store, and my Unravel Me Designs Website

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Chair Socks!

Quick blog post!  Or, how I made my chair socks (your results may vary).  Fun to make, and if they get dirty wash 'em!  If they wear out, make more!  

First of all, my chair legs are about 1 1/4 inches wide on the bottom, and they taper slightly upward.  I made these chair socks slightly smaller to stretch over a bit, so they are less likely to fall off.

You will need:

Tiny amount of worsted weight yarn - I used little bits of leftover cotton in several colors from making LIKE A BILLION apple cozies.
Size G (4.25 mm) hook
Stitch marker, darning needle, scissors

Rnd 1:  Starting with magic ring, ch 3 and work 11 dc into ring, join with sl st to top of beg ch-3 to join round.  Tug up tightly to close.  12 dc

Rnd 2:  Working in BLO, ch 1, sc in same st as join, pm for beg of round, sc around, do not join.  (You can join if you prefer, but it looks prettier if you don't).

Rnds 3-6:  Sc around, moving marker up as you go.

Join with sl st to beg sc after round 6.  Fasten off and weave in ends.

Now, if your chair legs are larger, try adding a round or two of sc after your first dc round and before working your BLO round.  You can also try to go up a hook size or two, but I find they are sturdier if you use a smaller hook.

Have fun, and don't be afraid to experiment!