3.30.2010

One "Doodle" Done!

I finished the "Kid's Kerchief" Doodle last night.

The kerchief itself is 14" across the widest point,. I used about 70 m or .9oz of worsted cotton  (Lana Grossa New Cotton Print for the Main Colour (MC) The yarn was discontinued last year - maybe I should refer to it as "Old" cotton print ;)  - I found it in the bargain basement at Romni)

The ties are each 14" long and knit in Mirasol Tika Pima Cotton remnants from these - so cute, I should make more!

With 5.5 sts/in on a 4mm needle, I "doodled" like this...

Kerchief
In MC using a provisional cast on (I used crochet) CO 76
Rows 1-3 Knit (garter stitch)
Row 4 (RS) K2, *yo twice, k2tog* Repeat from * to* until last two sts, K2
Row 5 (WS) Knit
Row 6 skpsso, Knit to last 2 sts, k2tog
Row 7 Knit
Repeat these last two rows, decreasing each end every right side and knitting every wrong side until 2 sts remain
Last row k2tog, BO 1.

Ties
In CC
CO 70 (button hole cast on), transfer 76 live stitches from provisional cast on to needle, CO 70 (216 sts)
Row 1 Knit
Row 2 BO all sts

How about those colours?  I grabbed the remnant orange cotton to do the provisional cast on just to use it up but as I tried the thing on various people over the weekend and my daughter and son commented it seemed every person spontaneously offered that they liked the deep orange with the light and summery blue and white. It wouldn't be my first choice to be honest but then colour combinations, especially the edgy kind, are not my area.

My budget is tight for class materials so I'm pleased I managed to make the kerchief out of half of a ball of the Lana Grossa which I got on sale for $7.20 so if I donate the cotton for the ties (orange or I also have golden yellow you see above) the material cost for this project will be $3.60 plus tax. Not bad!

Both these cotton yarns are kind of woven rather than just held with a twist. I hope this will minimize any issues with splitting.We'll see how the kids find working with cotton after their exclusive experience to date with worsted wool.

Well now that everything has been recorded for posterity, its time to frog my little test knit and re roll the yarn into balls. I can't spare extra yarn for me to work with!

Thanks for dropping by today!

6 comments:

Sandra said...

I'll bet the kids will LOVE this!

elizabeth said...

So cute! Definitely a kid-sized project!

LaurieM said...

I like it! That blue/orange combo is very in style these days.

Yellow is good too. :)

Lorraine said...

Have you been "spelunking" in Romni's underworld?

morewithles said...

great colors!!!

Brenda said...

What do you need for your kids class? I would be glad to donate some yarn.