Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Free Pattern

Attn to my unloved sock yarn swap partner. I'm not telling you who you are.but this is the yarn you are getting... I got it in Germany and I don't think I'll ever knit it up. It's really cool self striping. Enjoy... I'm also getting some little things together to send with the sock yarn. I'm not sure if we're supposed to do that or not but I can't just send the yarn. Anyways now remember my Thumb thingy? well here's a pix. It's weird angle but it looks nice. I made it with some left over sock yarn from a pair of socks I made. with koolaid dyed yarn.
so with out further stalling here's the pattern. It's super simple and never been tested.
if you make it have fun but please don't sell it, thanks! you'll need to know short row shaping and a provisional cast on. If you don't know how to do that here's some links for you. Knotty has a great article on all different toe techs you can use when making socks. In there is a great one about short rows.. Go there read it. Enjoy it. Here's the link I also have a few links for you for short rows with out holes here's one from nothing but knit and another one from the blue blog here ankle sock pattern is so pretty I want to make it. Anyways that should help you with this pattern and any toe up socks you'd like to make.
Thumb Thingy it should help your kid stop sucking their thumb. Well it's helping mine
you'll need some left over sock yarn. 4 DPNS I used 2.5 cm about 9 stitches per inch
using a provisional cast on (see the link above)
Knit 9 stitches
purl back across
knit to last stitch wrap and turn
purl to last stitch wrap and turn
continue like this till all but one stitch is wrapped, then un wrap. Creating the "toe"
unzip your provisional cast on and you're ready to knit in the round. Divide the stitches not so evenly around 3 needles. If you need to pick up stitches remember to K2tog so you have 18 stitches.
knit until it's about 2 inches from the top. Or how ever long your kid's thumb is.
on the last round
K 3 on the 4 stitch start to cast off. Until you only have 4 stitches left
knit back and forth until it's about 4 inches or it will fit around your kid's hand. Really the ball of the hand. Then using a 3rd needle pick up 4 stitches from the other side of the thumb thingy and using 3 needles bind off the 4 live stitches with the 4 picked up stitches. We want it to go over the thumb and around the hand to stay on. See the pix. I found that connecting the band to the thumb thingy it stays on better than the button I used for the first one. But if you want a button feel free to make a button hole and then use a button.

anyways I hope you enjoyed that!
like I said before it's not hard. Almost too easy.
it's working though for my girl I've made her 2 so that we can keep them clean. I plan on making at least one more. Then it's different colors for different outfits.
anyways I still haven't pulled out my stuff for my sew along but I will soon.
anyways happy knitting!


Catherine Kerth said...

thnak you so much for ashley's tutorial! i have tried short row heels before but hate that stupid hole! think i will have to use this method for for my sockapaloooza socks!

amylovie said...

Your thumb thingee is a wonderful idea. You are so creative!!


Amy Lu said...

Okay, that is a great idea. I went to see a motivational speaker talk on the subject of raising your children's self-esteem and positive discipline yesterday. I asked what to do about Iris' finger sucking and he suggested having her wear a finger sleeve at home! (Wearing it in public would go against the whole self-esteem thing, he claimed)

You are so cutting edge Allena!

I'm going to use some Fixation I have, and I'll make an adjustment so it fits a double-finger-sucker. Check my blog sometime in the next week for the results!

Megan said...

I love your thumb thingie :)

Marti said...

i am going to have to try that pattern, goodness knows we have tried many other remedies! thanks for such a great idea.

Beth S. said...

Now I don't think that Regia is bad at all. One woman's trash is another's treasure, eh? :-)

StickLena said...

I think your method is very good. So I have decided to add it to my blogg and translate the text and of course tell where I found it.

Mrs.Curvy said...

Cute little thumb thingie!!

Shelly Hattan said...

So, did the thumb thingy work?

krysten said...

i just got back from bringing my child to the dentist, who said i needed to put something over his thumb at night to help him stop sucking it, and i told him i had the perfect thing for it. :)

i am casting!