Saturday, May 2, 2009

Girly-girl skirty soaker

Girly-girl skirty soaker
By Amy Kenagy

This pattern was one of those fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants patterns. The yarn I used was considered DK weight, though I found it to be slightly thicker than that. On the soaker part of the pattern and for the first couple of rows of the skirty I double stranded, which made my gauge differ on the skirt versus the body. The choice to double strand for the first couple rows of the skirty was to add a little detail, so you can single strand there, too, if you want to. This pattern makes a size small but can easily be modified simply by making your cast on number a multiple of 4 and then changing the patterns where needed to make the skirty pleats and the weird ribbed pattern at the top work out. I did not add short rows but feel free to add them to the back if you need extra room.

Yarn: for a small size: 280 yards (125 grams) of DK or light worsted weight wool

Needles: size 4 circular needles (16 inch) AND size 7 circular needles (24 inch)

Gauge: 5 stitches per inch single strand (4.5 sitches per inch double strand) and 6 rows per inch on size 7
Abbreviations: k = knit p = purl k2tog = knit next two stitches together
p2tog=purl two together
kfb= knit front and back of stitch pfb= purl front and back of stitch


I am sorry to have to do this, but unfortunately, people are dishonest and while I can't prevent people from stealing it from Ravelry and doing the same thing, there is at least a way to track who is using and downloading the file. Just because this pattern is available for FREE does not give someone the right to republish it elsewhere. Thanks for understanding and please come to Ravelry (it's FREE!) and check it out! Thanks so much!

This pattern was designed by Amy Kenagy. Please direct questions regarding the selling of skirty/soakers made from this pattern to the designer. If you love this pattern, please make a donation to the March of Dimes in honor of Samuel Hunter Kenagy. 


Monday, February 16, 2009

first mittens

first mittens
Originally uploaded by amykenagy
Warm woolen mittens. . .these are a few of my favorite things. . .my first attempt. . .and finished just in time for the big snow. Loved the colors in the yarn, the ease of the pattern. . .not bad for a first attempt at mittens AND cables :)

Tim's super soft hat

Tim's super soft hat #2
Originally uploaded by amykenagy
This was my first project with Malabrigo. . .a hat for Tim. . .and it was not only soft, it actually fit. . .one of my favorites so far. . .love the ease of the pattern and the super soft yarn. . .

Cutey Zach in his hat

Cutey Zach in his hat
Originally uploaded by amykenagy
This is one of my favorite things I've knit so far. . .a cute little baseball style hat with a brim, made out of super soft wool . . . love it!

Still knitting

So I am finally updating. . .since my first blog on the subject I have now finished several items. Knitting has become my hobby, and my whenever I have a moment thing that I do. I LOVE it. I'm learning about what yarns I like and which I would rather not use. . .I'm learning how quickly you can become a yarn snob :) I'm also learning that for some people, knitting is more a way of life. . .which is not always the most accepting when you don't choose that same way of life. I know, that doesn't make much sense. . .but I'm not always the most "natural" mama. I sometimes use disposables and I sometimes buy yarn with a bit of acrylic mixed in. . .but that doesn't make me any less of a knitter, right? So here I am, months later. . .still knitting and still loving it. You can see the rest of my blog to view some of my favorite projects.