Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Lodi Dodi...


I found this pattern on Ravelry, if you don't know about Ravelry.com and are a knitter or crocheter then you should go check it out, right after you look at the blog. It's free (there are some patterns you have to pay for) and a great forum to search, get help or tips, and showcase all of your hard work. I downloaded this pattern for free from
Frankie's Knitted Stuff, on Ravelry--they are called Dotty Pots.



They are fun to knit and easy so you can really just work on them while watching
Harry Potter or Sherlock Holmes or something amazing like that.

Here is the pattern as told by Frankie. I couldn't figure out how to put the actual document on the post.
Sorry I'm an amateur.


Dotty Pots  
These knitted pots are about 8cm / 3" tall and 8 cm wide. The dotty
pattern makes them quite sturdy so they keep their shape well.
They’re just the right size for holding jewellery or coins, or you
can knit a bigger version …



I knitted my pots with double knitting weight yarn for the main

colours and a slightly thicker variegated yarn for the dots. The two
yarns could be the same weight though or you could experiment,
perhaps using an aran weight for the main colour with chunky yarn
dots. You will need larger needles for the dotty pattern as slip
stitch patterns tend to gather the fabric a little. I used 3.25mm / US
size 3 for the rim and base and 4mm / US size 6 for the dotty
pattern. The small pots take about 15g of the main yarn and the
larger one, which measures about 11 cm / 4½" tall and 11cm wide,
uses about 40g. Only very small amounts of the variegated yarn are
needed.

Knitting a Small Pot
Using 3.25mm needles and double knitting weight yarn, cast on 50 
sts.

Knit 20 rounds for the rim.

Next round: *m1, K5, repeat from * to end (60 sts).
Now change to 4mm needles and begin the dotty pattern.
The letter at the start of each round tells you which yarn to use, A
is the main colour and B is the variegated colour which will make
the dots.
Round 1:
Round 2:
Round 3:
Round 4:
Round 5:
Round 6:
When you have worked all six rounds you will have two rows of
dots. Carry on working in dotty pattern until you have completed
ten rows of dots.
Knit one more round and you are ready to work the base of the pot.

The Base
This is worked in the main colour.
Change back to 3.25mm needles.
Round 1: *K8, K2 tog, repeat from * to end (54 sts).
Round 2: *K7, K2tog, repeat from * to end (48 sts).
Round 3: *K6, K2tog, repeat from * to end (42 sts).
Round 4: *K5, K2tog, repeat from * to end (36 sts).
Round 5: *K4, K2tog, repeat from * to end (30 sts).
Round 6: *K3, K2tog, repeat from * to end (24 sts).
Round 7: *K2, K2tog, repeat from * to end (18 sts).
Round 8: *K1, K2tog, repeat from * to end (12 sts).

Thread through the remaining 12 sts and fasten off.
Sew in the ends, roll down the rim and your pot is finished. Isn’t it
lovely? Even the bottom is pretty.

Abbreviations
st / sts stitch / stitches
K knit
P purl
sl 1 pwise slip one stitch purlwise
wyib with yarn in back (as if to knit)
K2tog knit two stitches together
m1 make 1 by lifting the thread before the next stitch and knitting
into the back of it

© Frankie

A Knit.B *K1, sl 1 pwise wyib, repeat from * to end.A *P1, K1, repeat from * to end.A Knit.B *sl 1 pwise wyib, K1, repeat from * to end.A *K1, P1, repeat from * to end.

1 comment:

  1. love the sherlock.... wish i cud crotchet!! :( xxx

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