Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Helmet Liner Pattern

This is a pattern I wrote last fall that I never got around to posting.
ETA: I am SO ashamed of myself for not putting this in earlier. This pattern was inspired (very greatly) by Tychus. It's the same basic technique, just different gauge, yarn, and no color changes to fret about.
Materials: 1 ball Austermann Step (420yds/100g) color 01

Supplies: US size 2 or US size 3 knitting needles (or to make gauge), Small Tapestry Needle

Gauge: 32sts and 44rows over 4”x 4” (10cmx10cm) square in garter stitch

Techniques Required: Provisional Cast-On, Garter Short Rows (no wraps), Grafting

Provisionally cast-on 48 stitches.
Begin leaf (make 5 together – do not break yarn or cast off between leaves):
All even rows, knit to end of row.
Row 1: Knit 48. Turn work.
Row 3: Knit 46. Turn work.
Row 5: Knit 44. Turn work
Row 7: Knit 42. Turn work
Row 9: Knit 40. Turn work
Row 11: Knit 38. Turn work
Row 13: Knit 36. Turn work
Row 15: Knit 34. Turn work
Row 17: Knit 32. Turn work
Row 19: Knit 30. Turn work
Row 21: Knit 28. Turn work
Row 23: Knit 24. Turn work
Row 25: Knit 20. Turn work.
Row 27: Knit 24. Turn work.
Row 29: Knit 28. Turn work.
Row 31: Knit 30. Turn work.
Row 33: Knit 32. Turn work.
Row 35: Knit 34. Turn work.
Row 37: Knit 36. Turn work.
Row 39: Knit 38. Turn work.
Row 41: Knit 40. Turn work.
Row 43: Knit 42. Turn work.
Row 45: Knit 44. Turn work.
Row 47: Knit 46. Turn work.
Row 48: Knit to end. End of 1st leaf.

After row 48 of the fifth leaf is completed, knit 2 rows, and break yarn, leaving plenty to graft with. Remove waste yarn from provisional cast-on and graft cast-on edge to work on needles. Weave in ends and block if desired.

1 comment:

Mary, Mary... said...

Um, a friend of mine paid some guy $200 to put that park/thing together because divorce was imminent otherwise. just saying....Hey, where have you been? No Monroe? Oh nooooo...Happy Easter?