Sunday, June 26, 2005

KNIT.MIT
by christine liu



FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
8" x 8"

MATERIALS
Lily Sugar 'n Cream [100% Cotton; 120yd/109m per 70g skein]; color: Sunshine; 1 skein

1 set US #7/4.5mm straight needles
crochet hook

GAUGE
20 sts/26 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch

PATTERN NOTES
This washcloth is basically a fancy swatch. Feel free to stitch the MIT logo into your favorite knitting projects and gifts: hats, scarves, legwarmers, dog sweaters...

You can make the "MIT" a pattern of purls atop a knit background, or knit stitches atop a purl background. i'll give instructions for each.

PATTERN

start for both variations

CO 38 sts.
Knit all stitches for 4 rows (garter stitch).

variation one (as shown above; the logo blends subtly into the fabric): MIT as purls on knit background

RS: K all sts.
WS: K4, P30, K4.
RS: K all sts.
WS: K4, P30, K4.

(CHART INSTRUCTIONS: grey = K on RS, P on WS; red = P on RS, K on WS)

RS: K8, [follow chart from R to L], K8.
WS: K4, P4, [follow chart from L to R], P4, K4.
Repeat last two rows, following chart pattern, until chart is completed.

RS: K all sts.
WS: K4, P30, K4.
Repeat last two rows until piece measures 7.25". feel free to include any other design along the way; there's a heart in the above example.

variation two (as shown below; the logo is much easier to read): MIT as knits on purl background



RS: K4, P30, K4.
WS: K all sts.
RS: K4, P30, K4.
WS: K all sts.

(CHART INSTRUCTIONS: grey = P on RS, K on WS; red = K on RS, P on WS)

RS: K4, P4, [follow chart from R to L], P4, K4.
WS: K8, [follow chart from L to R], K8.
Repeat last two rows, following chart pattern, until chart is completed.

RS: K4, P30, K4.
WS: K all sts.
Repeat last two rows until piece measures 7.25". feel free to include any other design along the way. stars, kitties, and sushi silhouettes all welcome.

end for both variations

Knit all stitches for 4 rows (garter stitch).

BO all sts until one stitch remains. Knit that st, remove needle, insert crochet hook (ch 15, sl st to base st of ch) for loop. Fasten off.



FINISHING
Weave in ends and block with steam iron if desired. Ta-da!

2 Comments:

Blogger Kathy said...

Christine;

This should definitely make it to the MIT Home Page soon!

Kathy

3:18 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

Love it!

10:02 PM  

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