I'm so sorry for not being around since January. For a while I just didn't feel like knitting, so what was the point in posting? Then I was in the hospital (I'm ok now, no worries), and then I finally decided to pick up my needles again. So I began to knit. And knit, and knit, and knit. I made hats and headbands and dishcloths and spa sets and a shawl.
To make my absence up to you, I have designed not one, but two patterns for you to enjoy. The first is the Diamond Lace Headband.
Size 7 straight needles
Worsted Weight Yarn (I used Malabrigo Worsted)
B3 = K3 sts for border
K 20 rows in garter stitch
1. K3, M1, K3
Row 2 and ever even row during increase section, P
3. K1, M1, K5, M1, K1
Continue to increas after the first stitch and before the last stitch of every odd row until you have 17 sts.
1. B3, p2, k2tog,[ki, yo]twice, k1, sl1, psso, p2, B3
2 and every even row:B3, k2, p7, k2, B3
3. B3, P2, k2og, yo, k3, yo, sl1, k1, psso, p2, B3
5. B3, p2, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, p2, B3
7. B3, p2, k2, yo sl1, k2tog, psso, yo, k2, p2, B3
8. As row 2
Repeat these rows six MORE times for a total of seven repeats.
1. K1, k2tog, k11, k2tog, k1
3. K1, k2tog, k9, k2tog, k1
Continue decreasing in this manner until you have 7 sts
Next row: K2, k2tog, k3
Knit 20 rows of garter stitch.
BO, sew ends of headband together, weave in loose ends.
Next we have the Little Shells Dishcloth:
Size 7 needles
worsted weight cotton
tapestry needle for weaving in ends
B3= K3 for border
K 3 rows
1. K across
2. B3, p 37, B3
3. B3, K2 *yo, p1, p3tog, p1, yo, k2* 5 times B3
4. B3, p 37, B3
Repeat rows 1-4 10 more times for a totall of 11 repeats.
K 3 rows
Weave in ends