3 January 2013

s.w.a.l.k.



I see the sweets and chocolates for Valentines Day are now on the shelves in the shops. So I guess its time for me to post my idea for a quick and easy, woolly Valentines gift. I have also written instructions on how to i cord.

KISS KEYRING 

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MATERIALS

two dpns size 2.50mm (US  1½)scraps of dk (8ply) yarn
darning needle
sewing needle & matching sewing thread
keyring or phone lanyard
INSTRUCTIONS
Kisses (make 4)
1. Cast on 3 sts.
2. Continue with i cord until work measures 4.5cms (2.75ins)
3. Break yarn, thread onto needle, bring yarn round the back of work and thread through the three stitches on the needle.
4. Pull tight and make a few stitches to secure.
5. Loose yarn in i cord.
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I CORD TECHNIQUE
1. With the dpns cast on 3 sts.
2. Knit 3 sts.
3. Do not turn work, but slide the 3 sts to the other end of the dpn.
4. Keep yarn round the back of work , keep yarn tight and knit the 3 sts once again.
5. Continue until cord measures the desired length.
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TO ASSEMBLE
1. Darn away loose yarn ends.
With small items I always sew together with sewing thread in a matching colour, for a neater finish
2. Place one cord on top of the other to form an "x".

3. Stitch back and forward in the centre where the two cords intersect, also sew where the edge of one cord crosses the other.
4. Turn "x" over and sew edges where cords cross.
5. Make another "x" with the other two cords.
6. Sew end tips of the two "x's" together.
7. Attach keyring or phone lanyard. Sew securely.
8. Pull x's into shape, cover with a cloth and press flat.
copyright Alison Hogg 2013

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous3/1/13 21:49

    Thanks Ali. Shops here in Australia already stocking up for Easter...ridiculous. Chocolate will melt everywhere this weather. They have airconditioning in the shops, but those chocolates wont make to home in that same condition here atm. Very hot weather all over the country here. Pray for no fires..

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  2. That's very clever - I'm in awe of anything to do with knitting or crochet! Liz x

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    1. me to....in awe of the felt you produce...Im just a beginner as regards felting, ali

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  3. It's crazy isn't it we are only just finished with Christmas and the chocolate hearts and creme eggs are in the shops!!
    Love your kisses. :)
    V x

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  4. Oh yes, Valentines day is just around the corner!..These are perfect little gifts Ali...
    Hope you're having a great week,
    Susan x

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  5. That is so clever ....ooooh love is in the air!
    love jooles x

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