Monday, June 25, 2012

Amazing Nook Sock

Here's my Nook sock :) i have a Nook Tablet that my husband got me last Christmas, and it's pretty awesome. i used the other half of that skein of Wool-Ease from my favorite hat to make it.
also some size 4 double pointed needles (4 of them)  :) here goes:

cast on 30, distribute evenly among 3 needles, join without twisting work

work in (k1,p1) rib for about 10 inches (give or take, actual Nook length is 8.1" so anywhere between 8.5 and "insert number bigger than 8.5 here" will work awesomely).

to do the decreases... well, i screwed those up and decided it looked fine anyway... but to do them like mine i just started doing k2tog every first 2 stitches on each needle, regardless. it made a weird point that i liked the look of.

you can always do yours smoother by using ssk instead of k2tog, and by not decreasing all the way down so you can sew the bottom cleanly and pointlessly :P

fasten off yarn and weave in ends. yeah, it looks really skinny. try it on!

this is my original pattern, please do not sell it since it is provided here for free. please do not take credit for my "design" :) but you can share and link, and sell what you make, whether in craft fairs or some sort of person to person networking. don't print or copy to distribute for money or otherwise, or use my pictures as if they were your own (oh crap, i should put that on all my posts...). you're welcome, i think.

the end,
love, mari


seven months is a long time to not be posting, eh? i'm pretty sure i've had the time... just that it got away from me before i realized it... anyway, sorry about that :)
to help make up for my lazy, i'll post a kind of general pattern of my favorite knit hat. even though it's hot as heaven's alternative ;) here we go!

i used a skein (more about half) of Lion Brand Wool-Ease
and size 8 double pointed knitting needles (4 of them)... i have circulars but they bother me somehow that i can't articulate yet or possibly ever...

cast on 66 stitches, distribute 22 stitches evenly to 3 needles, join without twisting work.

knit every round evenly for about 7 inches, then start the decrease like so:

round 1: (fight!) <--kidding... k2tog every first and last 2 stitches on each needle, you will have 6 decrease stitiches

round 2: k every stitch

repeat rounds 1 and 2, so that the decrease rounds are "cushioned" by regular knit rounds, until there are 4 stitches on each needle. you can either bind off or sew them shut using a drawstring-ish style.. or you can decrease all the way til there are no more stitches, but that might leave you a point (which is ok if you like that sort of thing).
i believe i drawstringed it at 4 stitches though.

fasten off yarn and weave in the end, and you have hat!


this is my original (if lame and simple) pattern, straight out of my own brains.. (i forget how to do these notes)
please don't sell this pattern since i've provided it for free, but the work of your own hands is your business so feel free to sell finished product if you like, at fairs/garage sales/to friends or friends of friends or coworkers/church bazaars/etc.

the end,

love, mari