The Interwoven Earwarmer Pattern

One of the things I find interesting as a knitter is how some knit stitch patterns look so similar to certain crochet or woven stitch patterns. To me a plain weave is much like a garter knit stitch pattern. So when I wove this wrap in houndstooth weave pattern (pictured above) using 2 different colors of yarn, I wanted to see how the same weave pattern and yarn would translate into a knitted houndstooth stitch pattern.

The Interwoven Earwarmer is knit bottom up and in the round. It is knit with two different colors of yarn in the houndstooth stitch pattern that uses garter stitch pattern along with slip stitches. A crochet slip stitch is then used for the cast on and bind off edges. Lastly, a duplicate stitch is used to reinforce the stockinette stitch in the back of the Interwoven Earwarmer

Materials needed to knit the Interwoven Earwarmer:

Yarn: Loops and Threads Cozy Wool Merino DK weight yarn in Colorway A: Cream and Colorway B: Purple (The yarn has been discontinued but substitute yarns are listed here on Yarn Sub website)
Knitting Needles: US #6 16-inch circular needles; US #8 knitting needles for the cable cast on and bind off
Crochet Hooks: US F-5 and US G-6
Tapestry needle to weave in ends and for the duplicate stitch
Gauge: 5.5 stitches per inch in garter houndstooth stitch pattern with US #6 knitting needles 
Size: M – about 20 inches in circumference and about 3.75 inches in length without stretching 
Abbreviations:
K: Knit
P: Purl
pm: place marker
sm: slip marker
BOR: beginning of round
s1 purlwise: with working yarn in back slip 1 stitch purlwise from the left needle
[…]: stitch pattern repeats

The Interwoven Earwarmer Pattern (text and images for personal use only)

Cast on 112 stitches with Yarn Colorway A (cream) and US #8 knitting needles using the cable cast on method. Transfer all the stitches to US #6 16-inch circular needles. Place a BOR marker, join the round by knitting as follows:

  • Round 1: With Colorway A (cream), knit to the BOR marker, slip BOR marker
  • Round 2: With Colorway A (cream) knit the first stitch, switch to Colorway B (purple) yarn and  [K2, s1 purlwise] repeat […] till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
  • Round 3: With Colorway A (cream) knit the first stitch, switch to Colorway B (purple) yarn and purl all stitches till the BOR marker, slip BOR marker
  • Round 4: With Colorway A (cream) knit the first stitch, and with the same Colorway A [s1 purlwise, K2] repeat […] till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
  • Round 5:With Colorway A (cream) knit the first stitch, and with the same Colorway A purl all stitches till the BOR marker, slip BOR marker

Repeat Rounds 2 to 5, nine more times. 
Repeat Rounds 2 and 3, one more time.
Repeat Round 1, one more time
Bind off stitches with US #8 and Colorway A yarn. Insert the US F-5 hook in the last stitch for a slip stitch crochet edge.

  • With the last stitch on US F-5 hook and Colorway A (cream) yarn, chain 1 and then insert hook under the first bind off stitch, yarn over and pull the yarn over under the bind off stitch and slip stitch it with the first stitch on the hook. Repeat this with the next bid off stitches till one stitch left on the hook. Bring the working yarn through the last stitch.

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Repeat the same with slip stitch crochet method as above for the cast on stitches with Colorway A yarn and US G-6 hook

Duplicate Stitch or Swiss Darning (optional):
Using a tapestry needle and Colorway A yarn reinforce the first knit stitch of each round with the duplicate stitch (to learn how to do this watch a video tutorial on duplicate stitch by Staci of verypink.com)

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Weave in the ends, wash and block the Interwoven Earwarmer

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~coffeeteaknits

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The Winterland Neckwarmer Pattern

The Winterland Neckwarmer

Hello folks, it’s 2023 now and time to either plan or start working on our goals for this year. This year my goals are to write and learn more about rigid heddle loom weaving as well as complete my lingering knitting/crochet projects from the previous years.

The Winterland Neckwarmer is knit bottom up and in the round. The cable stitch pattern and the yarn used for this pattern are the same as the ones used for the Winterland Hat. These two knitted items can be worn together. The bulky yarn makes it a quick project to knit. The Winterland Neckwarmer is light and warm making it quite suitable to wear for the freezing temperatures of this month.

The Winterland Neckwarmer Pattern (text and images for personal use only)

Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie® yarn in the Cream/Silver colorway
Knitting Needles: US #7 and US #8 16-inch circular needles; US #9 knitting needles for the cable cast on and bind off
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Cable Needle
Gauge: 4.5 stitches / 6 rows per inch in stockinette stitch pattern with US #8 knitting needles without blocking
Size: M – about 20 – 21 inches in circumference and 8 inches in length without stretching (the width can be altered by increasing or decreasing ten stitches and the length can be changed by increasing or decreasing the number of rounds) 
Abbreviations:
K: Knit
P: Purl
pm: place marker
sm: slip marker
BOR: beginning of round
C4F: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold in front, K2 stitches on the circular needle then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.
C4B: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold in back, K2 stitches on the circular needle then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.
[…]: stitch pattern repeats

The Winterland Neckwarmer Pattern (text and images for personal use only)

Cast on 120 stitches with US #9 knitting needles using the cable cast on method. Transfer all the stitches to US #7 16-inch circular needles. Place a BOR marker, join the round by knitting as follows:

  • Setup Round: [K4, P2, K2, P2, pm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Rib Pattern Round: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker

Repeat Rib Pattern Round, eight more times. Change to US #8 circular needles to knit the cable stitch pattern:

  • Round 1: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 2: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 3: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 4: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 5: [C4B, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 6: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 7: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 8: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 9: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
  • Round 10: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
  • Round 11: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
  • Round 12: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
  • Round 13: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
  • Round 14: [P1, K2, P2, C4F, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, C4F P1, slip BOR marker
  • Round 15: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
  • Round 16: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
  • Round 17: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
  • Round 18: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 10 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker

Repeat Rounds 1 to 18, one more time. Change to US #7 circular knitting needles
Repeat Rib Pattern Round, seven times
Bind off in pattern with a US #9 knitting needles removing markers.
Weave in the ends and wash the Winterland Neckwarmer.


~coffeeteaknits

2022

Although I had a slow start to the year in terms of my makes, there were a few projects besides the knit/crochet patterns published on this blog each month, I was able to complete.

I knitted these four sweaters;

Tried some different techniques weaving these blankets and wraps on the rigid heddle loom;

And also learnt how to crochet a market bag and a pouf.

I’m grateful I was able to complete these projects despite the slow start and look forward to completing all the unfinished projects next year.


Thank you readers of this blog for all your comments and feedback. Warm greetings this holiday season.
~coffeeteaknits

The Winterland Hat Pattern

Where did 2022 go? I can’t believe this year is almost over. After a rough start to the year with illness due to covid (blogged here), I’ve been trying to catch up with all the goals I had for this year. Needless to say there will be some unfinished works in progress that will be completed in 2023. Knitting smaller projects such as hats and cowls are more enjoyable when other non-knitting things require our attention and time.   

The Winterland Hat is knit bottom up and in the round. It has a simple cable stitch pattern and is a light and warm hat for this time of the year.

Yarn: Lion Brand Scarfie® yarn in the Cream/Silver colorway
Knitting Needles: US #7 and US #8 16-inch circular needles; US #9 knitting needles for the cable cast on 
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Cable Needle
Gauge: 4.5 stitches / 6 rows per inch in stockinette stitch pattern with US #8 knitting needles without blocking
Size: Teen or Adult S (about 7.5 inches from earlobe to top of head and 17- 19 inches in circumference)
Abbreviations:
K: Knit
P: Purl
pm: place marker
rm: remove marker
sm: slip marker
BOR: beginning of round
C4F: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold in front, K2 stitches on the circular needle then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.
C4B: slip 2 stitches onto the cable needle and hold in back, K2 stitches on the circular needle then knit the 2 stitches on the cable needle.
C2F: slip 1 stitch onto the cable needle and hold in front, K1 stitch on the circular needle then knit the 1 stitch on the cable needle.
C2B: slip 1 stitch onto the cable needle and hold in back, K1 stitch on the circular needle then knit the 1 stitch on the cable needle.
K2tog: Knit the two stitches on the left needle together
P2tog: Purl the two stitches on the left needle together
[…]: stitch pattern repeats

The Winterland Hat Pattern (text and images for personal use only)

Cast on 80 stitches with US #9 knitting needles using the cable cast on method. Transfer all the stitches to US #7 16-inch circular needles. Place a BOR marker, join the round by knitting as follows:

The brim of the hat:
Setup Round: [K4, P2, K2, P2, pm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 1: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Repeat Round 1, twelve more times or to preferred length.

The body of the hat:
Change to US #8 16-inch circular needles and knit:
Round 1: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 2: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 3: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 4: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 5: [C4B, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 6: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 7: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 8: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 9: [K4, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K4, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 10: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 11: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 12: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 13: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 14: [P1, K2, P2, C4F, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, C4F P1, slip BOR marker
Round 15: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 16: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 17: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 18: [P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P2, K4, P1, slip BOR marker

The crown shaping of the hat:
Round 1: [K1, K2tog, P2tog, P1, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K1, K2tog, P2tog, P1, K2, P2, slip BOR marker (64 stitches)
Round 2: [K2, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 3: [K2, P2, K2, P2, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2, P2, K2, P2, slip BOR marker
Round 4: [C2B, P2tog, K2, P2tog, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, C2B, P2tog, K2, P2tog, slip BOR marker (48 stitches)
Round 5: [K2, P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker 
Round 6: [K2, P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker 
Round 7: [K1, P2tog, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K1, P2tog, K2, P1, slip BOR marker (40 stitches)
Round 8: [K1, P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, K1, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 9: [P2tog, C2F, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P2tog, C2F, P1, slip BOR marker (32 stitches)
Round 10: [P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 11: [P1, K2, P1, sm] repeat […] 6 more times, P1, K2, P1, slip BOR marker
Round 12: [K2tog, K2tog, rm] repeat […] 6 more times, K2tog, K2tog, slip BOR marker (16 stitches)
Round 13: Knit all stitches till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 14 Knit all stitches till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 15: [K2tog] repeat […] till BOR marker, slip BOR marker (8 stitches)
Round 16: Knit all stitches to BOR marker, remove BOR marker and break about 6 inches of yarn and thread it through a tapestry needle.
Pass the tapestry needle with the working yarn through the 8 remaining stitches, pull tight and secure yarn.
Weave in the ends, wash and block hat.


~coffeeteaknits

Autumnal Leaves Cowl Pattern

It never ceases to amaze me how fast the colors of the leaves change from Summer to Autumn. Around the autumn equinox, the leaves start displaying their autumnal colors and brighten our days as we adjust to the cooler weather and shorter days. 

The tonal and earthy colors of the yarn in the Autumnal Leaves Cowl represent the changing colors of the leaves in Autumn to me. It will be there to provide me warmth during the cold season ahead and also to remind me of the bright colors of the leaves in Autumn.  

The Autumnal Leaves Cowl is knit bottom up and in-the-round in a simple textured pattern with two strands of the same yarn held together. The cowl narrows slightly at the top for a cozier fit around the neck.

Yarn: Yarn Bee Authentic™ Hand-dyed Tonal Yarn in the chestnut ember colorway 
Knitting Needles: US #4, #5 and US #6 16-inch or more circular needles; US #7 knitting needles for the cable cast on 
Tapestry needle to weave in ends
Gauge: 6 stitches per inch in pattern stitch after blocking with US #6 knitting needles
Abbreviations:
K: Knit
P: Purl
BOR: beginning of round marker
yo: yarn over
psso: pass the slipped stitch over (the yarn over and knit stitch)
[…]: stitch pattern repeats

The Autumnal Leaves Cowl Pattern (text and image for personal use only)

With US #7 knitting needles cast on 128 stitches using the cable cast on method
Slip all the stitches on US #5 16-inch circular knitting needles 
Place a BOR marker and making sure yarn is not twisted, join the round by knitting the rib stitch round
Rib Stitch Round: K2, P2 till the BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Repeat Rib Stitch Round, eleven more times

Change to US #6 16-inch circular needles and knit the textured pattern:
Round 1: [slip 1 stitch purlwise with the working yarn in back, yo, K1, psso over yo and knit stitch, K2] repeat […] till the BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 2: Knit all stitches till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 3: Repeat Round 1
Round 4: Repeat Round 2
Round 5: [K2, slip 1 stitch purlwise with working yarn in back, yo, K1, psso over yo and knit stitch] repeat […] till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 6: Knit all stitches till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 7: Repeat Round 5 
Round 8: Repeat Round 6
Repeat Rounds 1 to 8, six more times

Change to US #5 circular knitting needles and knit
Round 1: [slip 1 stitch purlwise with working yarn in back, yo, K1, psso over yo and knit stitch, K2] repeat […] till the BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 2: Knit all stitches till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 3: Repeat Round 1
Round 4: Repeat Round 2
Round 5: [K2, slip 1 stitch purlwise with working yarn in back, yo, K1, psso over yo and knit stitch] repeat […] till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 6: Knit all stitches till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Round 7: Repeat Round 5 
Round 8: Repeat Round 6
Repeat Rounds 1 to 3, one more time

Change to US #4 circular knitting needles and knit
Rib Stitch Round: K2, P2 till BOR marker, slip BOR marker
Repeat Rib Stitch Round, four more times
Bind off stitches with US #6 knitting needles

Weave in ends, wash and block cowl.


Happy Autumnal knitting!
~coffeeteaknits