Sunday, January 24, 2010
Let it Snow!
I've opted for Bernat Satin in Silk (4 skeins) and plan on adding a crochet edge by year's end with an additional skein of Camel... however, the choices are yours. Visit your stash or your local yarn shop .... but let's mark this new beginning by remembering the snow we all anticipated here in Alabama ... we stocked up on milk and bread, grateful that the blizzard never really formulated .... but being able to see snow for a few hours is still a precious reminder that each snowflake is a custom creation and that together they form a blanket of gentle beauty that seems to whisper in such simplicity the incredible Magnificance of the Maker.
I'm off to re-create my own freshly fallen snow ... hope you'll join me. Please let me know if you have any questions. Ready for the pattern?
Using size 8 needles,
Cast on 35 stitches and knit 4 rows before starting the pattern.
January Snowflakes (Multiple of 8 + 7)
1st & every other row (wrong side): Purl
2nd row (Right Side): K7, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, *k3, s11, k1, psso, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 7 sts, k7.
4th row: k8, yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, *k5, yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, rep from * to last 8 sts, k8.
6th row: Repeat 2nd row.
8th row: K3, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, *k3, sl 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, rep from * to last 3 st, k3.
10th row: k4, yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, *k5, yo, sl 2, k1, p2sso, yo, rep from * to last 4 sts, k4.
12th row: Repeat 8th row.
Knit Rows 1-12 two complete times.
Knit Rows 1-7 once.