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Ring of Fire Cloth

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Designed by solmama April 2011

Crocheted by my one of a kind test crocheter and editor Mimi ๐Ÿ˜€ You can check her out on ravelry as skullsnbats.

Materials:
Worsted Weight 100% Cotton Yarn (I recommend a solid color for the foundation ring – round 7.)
A 5 or 5.5 mm crochet hook
Tapestry needle

Directions:

Foundation Ring:
Ch 6 and join with a sl st to the first chain to form a ring.

Round 1:
Ch 3(counts as 1 dc throughout), 15 dc into the ring, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 2:
Ch 3, 2 dc in the same stitch, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, *3 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc; repeat from * twice more, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 3:
Ch 3, 3dc into next dc, *1 dc into next dc, [ch 2, 1 dc into next dc] two times, 3 dc into next dc; repeat from * two more times, [1 dc into next dc, ch 2] two times, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3.

Round 4:
Ch 5, skip 1 dc, 1 dc into next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc and ch 2 space, 3dc into next dc, 1dc in ch 2 space and next dc, *[ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in next dc] two times, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the ch 2 space and the next dc; repeat from * one more time, [ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in next dc] two times, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the ch 2 space, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 5.

Round 5:
Ch 5, skip next ch 2 space, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, *1 dc in next three dc, 3dc in next dc, 1 dc in next three dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2; repeat from * twice more, 1 dc in next three dc, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next two dc, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 5. (checked)

Round 6:
Ch 3, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 3dc in next dc, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 1 dc in next three dc, *ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next three dc, 1 dc in ch 2 space, 3dc in the next dc, 1dc in ch 2 space, 1 dc in next three dc, repeat from * twice more, ch 2, skip one dc, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, skip one dc, 1 dc in the next two dc, join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3. (checked)

Round 7:
Ch 3, 1 dc in the next two dc, * 3 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next five dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next five dc, repeat from * two more times, 3 dc in next dc, 1 dc in next five dc, ch 2, 1dc in next dc, ch 2, 1 dc in next two dc, , join with sl st into 3rd chain of beginning ch 3. Fasten off. (checked)

Round 8:
Connect yarn three stitches to the left of a corner stitch (Or, join yarn in last stitch of Round 7), ch 1, sc around, sl st into first sc . (Put 2 sc in each ch 2 space to avoid any curling).

Round 9:
Ch 1, [sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in same stitch, skip two sc, *[sc, ch 3, 3 dc] in next sc, skip two sc; repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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The Love and Support Cloth

photo taken by Rachel van Schie

Designed by solmama and tested by the amazing Audrey Martens June 2010

I have had the honor once again to design a cloth for the Calendar of Hope ๐Ÿ˜€ ย  The 2011 calendar includes my design, as well as over 12 knitted dishcloth patterns, a towel, a knitted basket and corncob pot holder.ย ย  You can order the 2011, 2010 and 2009 calendars through The Fitter Knitter.ย  Each calendar is available for a donation of $18 to the Army of Women.ย  Your donation funds the research into learning WHY we get breast cancer.ย ย  Help spread the love and support!

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The Indestructible Hope Cloth

Breast Cancer 005

Designed by solmama and tested by the amazing Carla Schwartz June 2009

UPDATE! November 2010
This pattern and calendar had become out-of-print, but now they are back ๐Ÿ˜€ You can order them through Fitter Knitter.The complete calendar is available for a donation of $18 to the Army of Women, in support for breast cancer research.

I had the honor of designing a cloth for the 2010 Calendar of Hope. You can buy my design, as well as 13 other hopeful designs for charity at the knitpink.com shop. You can also buy last year’s calendar, too. Help spread the hope!

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Where do your donations go?
“All profits made from items sold on KnitPink.com are donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. We hope to raise at least $300 each month for the CBCF. We donate all profit made from this website directly to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation via their online donation service. Profits are all gross monies made from all sales on the site minus operating costs (website design & maintenance, website hosting, wholesale costs). The beauty of Knit Pink is that we are solely an online charity and therefore have very low operating costs. Currently, our average operating cost per month is less than $30.00. As of August 1, 2009, we have donated $2006.00 towards the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.”

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The Noro Slip Stitch Stripe Scarf

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Designed by solmama November 2007

Do you love when people adorn their necks with the beautiful Noro Striped Scarf by Jared Flood, but the idea of doing 1×1 rib makes you shudder? Do you have a love affair with slip stitches or playing with color? Do you have Noro Matsuri, Tidiori or other similar yarn hanging around without a project in sight? Do you go gaga over any noro stripey yarn? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this is the scarf pattern for you ๐Ÿ˜€

Noro Slip Stitch Stripe Scarf pdf

Materials:
Noro Stripey Yarn that tickles your fancy
The scarf pictured here was knit with 2 balls of Noro Matsuri color #4 and 2 balls of Noro Matsuri color #6. Finished measurements are 7in width by about 6 ft or so
For needle size follow your ball band suggestion
US 6 needles were used for the example
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

With MC, Cast On 36 stitches or a multiple of 3 sts for the desired width

Row 1: *yif, sl 1, yib, K2, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 2: Knit

Attach CC color yarn.

Row 3: *K2, yif, sl 1, yib , repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 4: Knit

Repeat Rows 1-4 until you reach the desired length.

Bind Off in MC.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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The Addictive Baby Blanket

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Designed by solmama April 2009

After knitting Mimi Davis’ One Row Blanket De La Harlot and finding out that a good number of my friends have babies on the way, I was inspired to write my own baby blanket pattern. I wanted an easy stitch pattern to remember that looked pretty with both solid and variegated yarns, so I looked at all of the beautiful ravelry FOs for my Slide Step Rib Cloth. This blanket pattern was born. Knit by my fantastic test knitter and editor Anne ๐Ÿ˜€ You can check her out on ravelry as annesknitting. She gave me the best compliment by test knitting the pattern more than once because she liked it so much. Thanks Anne!

The Addictive Baby Blanket pdf

Materials:
Bulky yarn or two strands of worsted weight held together as one
Anne knit the pictured test knit with 2 strands of Caron Simply Soft – Plum Wine held together as one. She used six 6 oz skeins to create a blanket about 38 inches by 48 inches.
US 13 circular needles 29″ long or so to accommodate for all of the stitches
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

Cast on 120 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 6
Do not connect in the round. Knit back and forth as you would on straight needles.

Row 1: *P3, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, yif, sl 1, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 2: *P3, K3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 3: *P3, K1, yif, sl 1, yib, K1, repeat from * to the end of the row

Repeat these 3 rows until desired length.

BO on a Row 2 in pattern.

Weave in Ends.

Anne’s decorative edge edit:
cast on 122 stitches
every row – slip first stitch purl-wise, work in pattern to last stitch, knit last stitch.

Enjoy!

Pictured below is the version I knit with Hobby Lobby I Love this Yarn! in Meadow Ombre. I used six skeins.

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The Slippery Zig Zag Cloth

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Designed by solmama January 2009

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn
I knit this pattern with Peaches & Creme Pink Lemonade.
Size US 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

Slip all stitches purlwise

yif = with yarn in front

yib = with yarn in back

Directions:

Cast On 41 stitches or # of stitches divisible by 5 + 2 with 4 border stitches

Knit 4 rows

Row 1: K2, P1, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last three stitches, P1, K2.

Row 2: K3, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 3: K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last four stitches, P2, K2.

Row 4: K4, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last two stitches, K2.

Row 5: K2, P1, *K3, P2, repeat from * to the last eight stitches, K3, P3, K2.

Row 6: K5, yif, sl 3, yib, *K2, yif, sl 3, yib, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 7: K2, P1, K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last six stitches, P2, K1, P1, K2.

Row 8: K3, yif, sl 1, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, yif, sl 2, yib, K3.

Row 9: K2, P1, K1, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last seven stitches, P2, K2, P1, K2.

Row 10: K3, yif, sl 2, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last four stitches, yif, sl 1, yib, K3.

Row 11: K2, P1, K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last six stitches, P2, K1, P1, K2.

Row 12: K3, yif, sl 1, yib, K2, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last 5 stitches, yif, sl 2, yib, K3.

Row 13: K2, P1, *K3, P2, repeat from * to the last eight stitches, K3, P3, K2.

Row 14: K5, yif, sl 3, yib, *K2, yif, sl 3, yib, repeat from * to the last three stitches, K3.

Row 15: K2, *P2, K3, repeat from * to the last four stitches, P2, K2.

Row 16: K4, *yif, sl 3, yib, K2, repeat from * to the last two stitches, K2.

Repeat Rows 1 – 16 three more times.

Knit 3 – 4 rows.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

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Greek Key Cloth

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Designed by solmama January 2008. I finally got around to posting this!

Inspired by a stitch found in Pam Dawsonโ€™s Illustrated Guide to Knitting.ย  Knit by my one of a kind test knitter and editor Mimi -D You can check her out on ravelry as skullsnbats.

Materials:
Any worsted weight 100% cotton yarn in 2 colors.
Mimi knit this pattern with Sugar & Cream MC cream and CC grape.
Size US size 7 needles
tapestry needle

Special Instructions:

All slipped stitches are purlwise.
Slip the stitches on the right side rows with yarn in back.
Slip the stitches on the wrong side rows with yarn in front.

Directions:

Cast On 38 stitches with MC or # of stitches divisible by 6sts plus 2.

Row 1(RS): Knit

Row 2(WS): Knit

Attach CC color yarn.

Row 3: K 1, *sl 1,K 5, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Row 4: K 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Using MC, Row 5: K 2, *sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 1, repeat from * to the end of the row.

Row 6: *K 1, sl 1, K 3, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2 sts, K 2

Using CC, Row 7: K 1, *sl 1, K 3, sl 1, K 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Row 8: K 1, *K 1, sl 1, K3, sl 1, repeat from * to last st, K 1

Using MC, Row 9: K 6, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 2 sts, sl 1, K 1

Row 10: K 1, sl 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last 6sts, K 6

Using CC, Row 11: Knit

Row 12: Knit

Using MC, Row 13: K4, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 4sts, sl 1, K 3

Row 14: K3, sl 1, *K 5, sl 1, repeat from * to last 4sts, K 4

Using CC, Row 15: *K 3, sl 1, K 1, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2sts, K 2

Row 16: K 2, *sl 1, K 1, sl 1, K 3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Using MC, Row 17: K 2, *sl 1, K 1, sl 1, K 3, repeat from * to the end of the row

Row 18: *K 3, sl 1, K 1, sl 1, repeat from * to last 2sts, K 2

Using CC, Row 19: K3, *sl 1, K 5, repeat from * to last 5sts, sl 1, K 4

Row 20: K 4, *sl 1, K5 , repeat from * to last 4sts, sl 1, K3

Repeat Rows 1-20 twice more.

Repeat Row 1 and 2.

Bind Off.

Weave in Ends.

Enjoy!

Greek Key Cloth

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