Monday, December 1, 2008

Wheelchair Wrap

I created this pattern for those who really like the Weaver's Wool Mini shawl but do not knit. The inspiration for this pattern is here:

I really like the size of this little shawl because it is perfect for those individuals who are wheelchair bound or bed ridden. It covers the shoulders without excess fabric to get caught in chair wheels or bunch up in the bed. It also makes it very easy for care givers to minister to the elderly since their arms are easily accessible.

Wheelchair Wrap
Copyright 2008
Susan A. Coes

Materials: Worsted Weight yarn
approximately 12 ounces
H hook

Special Stitches: V stitch = 1 dc, ch 1, l dc

Chain 54
Row 1: dc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch, *dc in next 11 ch, v st in next ch, repeat from * 2 times, dc in next 11 ch, 2 dc in next ch, ch 1, 1 dc in each of last 2 ch, ch 2, turn (58 dc and 5 ch 1 spaces)
Row 2: dc in next dc, ch 1, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 13 dc, V st in ch1 space, repeat from * 2 times, dc in next 13 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in last dc and in top of turning ch, ch2, turn (8 sts increased).
Rows 3 - 28: repeat row 2, following established pattern, always increasing the number of dc between V sts by 2 (each row increases by a total of 8 sts).
Row 29: dc in next dc, ch 1, skip ch 1 space, dc in next dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc and dc in next st, repeat from * to V st in previous row, ch 1, V st in ch 1 space of V st, ch 1, skip next dc, dc in next dc repeat from * across row to last dc. Ch 1, skip ch 1 space, dc in next dc, dc in last dc and in top of turning ch, ch 2, turn

Row 30: dc in each dc and ch 1 space across, end off, weave in ends.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Anchor's Aweigh Square

While I am posting, I will finally post my pattern for an afghan square that I wrote last summer for Ship's Support. I was frustrated at not being able to find very many knitted squares appropriate for guys. So I wrote one. It should knit up to 7 inches square in worsted weight yarn.

Anchors Aweigh Square

By Susan A. Coes

Approximate size 7 x 7 inches
Materials: Worsted weight yarn and size 7 needles

Cast on 35 sts
All even rows: knit across
Row 1: Knit across
Row 3: Knit across
Row 5: K3, P29, K3
Row 7: K3, P13, K3, P13, K3
Row 9: K3, P12, K1, P3, K1. P12, K3
Row 11: Rep row 9
Row 13: Rep row 7
Row 15: K3, P5, K 19, P5, K3
Row 17: Rep row 15
Row 19, 21, 23, 25,: Rep row 7
Row 27: K3, P5, K1, P7, K3, P7, K1, P5, K3
Row 29: K3, P5, K2, P6, K3, P6, K2, P5, K3
Row 31: K3, P4, K5, P4, K3, P4, K5, P4, K3
Row 33: K3, P6, K2, P5, K3, P5, K2, P6, K3
Row 35: K3, P6, K3, P4, K3, P4, K3, P6. K3
Row 37: K3, P7, K3, P2, K5, P2, K3, P7, K3
Row 39: K3, P8, K13, P8, K3
Row 41: K3, P9, K11, P9, K3
Row 43: K3, P11, K7, P11, K3
Row 45: K3, P12, K5, P12, K3
Row 47: K3, P13, K3, P13, K3
Row 49: K3, P 29, K3
Row 51: Knit across
Row 53: Knit across
Bind off and weave in ends.

Peggy Sue's Baby Blanket

I was finally able to transcribe my notes for Peggy Sue's Baby Blanket. If anyone finds a mistake, please let me know. Thank you so much.

Peggy Sue’s Baby Blanket

Materials: sport weight yarn
Size F crochet hook

Row 1: Ch 131, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across (130 sts), ch 3 turn
Row 2: sk 1st sc, dc in next st, dc in skipped st, repeat across, dc in top of turning ch of last row, ch 3, turn
Rows 3-7: repeat row 2, At the end of row 7, ch 2, turn
Row 8: hdc in each st across
Rows 9 - 11: repeat row 8
Repeat rows 2 - 11 nine times
Repeat rows 2 - 7 once more, ch 1, turn
Sc in each st across
End off
Weave in ends.
This could be made with worsted weight yarn and an H hook for a larger blanket. Just repeat rows 2 - 11 as many times as you need to get the length you want.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Blessing Gowns

I have been asked by many people about the patterns for the gowns I made. For the pink and white one I used the pattern found here:
The little knitted one that is pictured with my Snowflake Kisses blanket is from Inknitters Magazine Fall '04 Charity supplement. It is available online here:
The third gown was designed by Barbara Wampler and she has since removed the pattern from the internet due to people's misuse - a sad but necessary thing to do sometimes.

Thank you to everyone who has very kindly complimented me on my work. I firmly believe that when God gives you a gift it is your duty to share that gift with the world.

Peggy's Blanket

One of the members of AC4C recently sent me a donation of a blanket for my project at Pomona Valley Hospital Women's Center. It is beautiful! Many people asked her for the pattern. She replied that she had copied it from a blanket that had been given to her and did not write down what she did. Well, I copied hers and did keep track of what I did. I am posting pictures now and will post the pattern later when I have a little more time..

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Burial Sets for Pomona Valley Hospital

I made up 3 burial sets for Pomona Valley Hospital Women's Center. Only one has an original pattern. But I thought you might like to see the finished products.

Snowflake Kisses Baby Blanket

I have written a new pattern for a baby blanket. This one is sized for preemies and was designed as part of a Burial set for Pomona Valley Hospital Women's Center.

Snowflake Kisses Baby Blanket
The finished blanket is about 27 inches square.
Materials: soft worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles (US). I used Addi Turbo circulars.
Cast on 107 stitches.
Rows 1 - 4 Knit
Row 5: K3, purl 101, K3 (This will be the same for all odd numbered rows.)
Row 6: Knit
Row 8: K11, *SSK, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k3, repeat from * 9 more times, SSK, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, K11
Row 10: K12, *yo, sl 2 sts knitwise, k1, pass the 2 slipped sts over (s2k1p2sso), yo, K5, repeat from * 9 more times, yo, s2k1p2sso,yo, K12
Row 12: Repeat row 8
Row14: Knit
Row 16: Knit
Row 18: K7, *SSK, yo, K1, yo, K2tog, K3, repeat from * 10 more times, SSK, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, K7
Row 20: K8, *yo, s2k1p2sso, yo, K5, repeat from * 10 more times, yo, s2k1p2sso, yo, K8
Row 22: Repeat row 18
Row 24: Knit
Row 26: Knit
Repeat rows 8 - 27 six more times.
Knit 4 rows
Bind off

If anyone finds a mistake please let me know. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Hexagon Sweater Revisited

I have finally written my notes up for my version of the Hexagon Sweater.
Sue's Hexagon Baby Sweater

Materials: sport weight yarn
(I used Lion Brand Baby Soft) and an F hook

Ch 6, join yarn with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 3 (count as 1st dc), 2 dc in ring, *ch 2, 3 dc in ring, repeat from * 4 times, ch 1, hdc into top of beg ch 3 (6 sets of 3 dc).

Round 2: ch 3, dc in same space, *dc in each dc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in ch 2 space, repeat from * 4 times, dc in each dc, 2dc in ch 2 sp, ch 1, hdc in top of ch 3.

Rounds 3 - 12: Repeat round 2

At the end of round 2 fasten off. Make a second hexagon leaving abut a yard of yarn for use in stitching.

Sew the 2 hexagons together along one side and then fold the "wrinkled bathmat" to us an Elizabeth Zimmermann phrase into a sweater. The seam you just sewed is the center back. The tops of the sleeves will be open. Refer to the link of the original for pictures.

Sew the top of sleeve seams from the cuff edge to 3 1/2 inches from each front edge.

Join yarn with a sl st at the front neck edge, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st to shoulder seam, *dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, rep from * to next shoulder seam, dc in each st to neck edge, 2 dc in top of turning ch.

Row 2: Turn, ch 3, dc in same st, dc in each st across, 2 dc in last st.

Rows 3 - 5: Repeat row 2

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Join yarn with sl st at the underarm edge (directly below the shoulder when the sleeve is folded flat). Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, * dc dec over next 2 sts, dc in next 5 sts, repeat around, join with a sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Round 2: Repeat round 1

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st in beg ch, fasten off, weave in ends.

Repeat for other sleeve.

join yarn with sl st at neck edge, just below collar. Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sk 1 st, sc in next st (button loop made), sc in next 10 sts, repeat from * 3 times, sc in last dc, 2 sc, ch 2, 2 dc in corner ch loop, dc in each st all the way around the bottom edge to other front corner, 5 dc in corner ch loop, dc in each st up front (for button band) to neck edge, ch 1, turn, sc in each st down front and across back ending at bottom front corner. Fasten off and weave in ends.

Sew buttons on button band opposite button loops.

I hope that this is clear and easy to follow. If anyone finds any mistakes, please let me know. Thank you.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Pretzel Barrel Baby Blanket

Well the pretzel barrel baby blanket is finished. I think it came out really pretty.

Of course, there are a plethora of squares left in colorways that didn't go with these and not enough in any matching group to make another blankie, so I guess I will have to send those off to my joining friends on AC4C and hope they find friends with which to play.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Odd Ball Blanket

In the beginning......................there was a pretzel barrel full of yarn balls - all leftovers from projects by myself, my daughter and my sister-in-law. The smallest were about 2 yards long and the largest were probably a couple of ounces. I sorted them all by size, and starting with the smallest ones first, I made squares. Adding rounds of color as the lengths allowed and putting together colors that pleased me. I am nearly finished with all the balls and hope to have a rather interesting baby blanket to show for my trouble. I will post a picture, if I can figure out how to do that.