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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Nosewarmers!


The nosewarmers are done!

I had gotten the inspiration from the knitty.com pattern, but as I had never done a toe-up sock, and didn't really have time to learn, I decided to make my own pattern. I think they turned out a little more cone-like than the knitty pattern, which really does look like the toe of a sock.

So, in case you care, here's the pattern I devised:
I used my trusty no. 5 addi turbo circular, but this pattern could easily be done on double pointed needles.
CO 36 sts, with the addi turbo method, that's 18 sts on each needle.
Row 1 & 2: K1, P1 (for a nice little rib st)
R 3 & 4: K (while knitting one of these rows, place a marker between sts 9 and 10, marking the middle)
R 5: *K until 3 before the marker, K2tog, K1, slip marker, K1, K2tog, K until end of needle*, on the next needle, repeat *-*
R6: K (you should have 16 sts on each needle, 32 total)
R7: repeat R5
R8: K (you should have 14 sts on each needle, 28 total)
R9: repeat R5
R10: K (you should have 12 sts on each needle, 24 total)
R11: repeat R5
R12: K (you should have 10 sts on each needle, 20 total)
R13: repeat R5
R14: K (you should have 8 sts on each needle, 16 total)
R15: K1, K2tog, K1, slip marker, K1, K2tog, K1, repeat on next needle.
R16: K (you should have 6 sts on each needle, 12 total)
R17: K1, K2tog, slip marker, K2tog, K1, repeat on next needle.
R18: K (you should have 4 sts on each needle, 8 total)
Finish with the fabulous Kitchener stitch and add tassle and strings on the side.
Put on nose!
My lovely (and very scary) Polish doll models the finished nosewarmer, though hers could be a bit smaller. It's like a pointy mask on her.

This pattern would work well on 4 dble pointed needles, instead of using a marker in the middle of the row, that would be the end of needle 1, beginning of needle 2, so a pattern row would be:
R 5: K until 3 before the end of needle 1, K2tog, K1, start needle 2- K1, K2tog, K until end of needle, on repeat on needles 3 & 4.

These will make strange stocking stuffers!

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