Saturday, July 29, 2006

Ipod Hoodie

I've decided to start posting my patterns here. i keep meaning to start my own website, but thats been in the works for two'll post them here. I'll start with my ipod hoodie. It's pretty sweet, its made in tunisian crochet.

I also used Tunisian knit stitch so it would be really thick and tight to protect the ipod. I really like the way it turned out. I used Lionbrand cotton ease.(cotton/acrylic blend)

Ok, here are the pics:

full hoodie view

Ok, here is the pattern

Tunisian crochet iPod Hoodie Pattern:

Yarn: cotton or cotton/acrylic blend sportweight is best
Hook: size to get a nice tight fabric (I used a F)
Gauge: figure out your own since this object is so small, just figure out how many stitches you need to make accross based on the width of your ipod plus 1/2"

hoodie is crocheted in one flat piece from the bottom of the back up leaving a v shaped gap for the hood part halfway through

chain 14(or however many you need to equal width +1/2''
row 1: work a foundation row in tunisian simple stitch
row 2: work a row of tunisian knit stitch
work even in tunisian knit stitch(tks) until equals the height of your ipod
begin shaping for collar
right side
row1: work tks in first 4 stitches(5 loops on hook) finish as normal leaving rest of row unworked OR row2:work tks accross increasing between the last 2 stitches(6 loops)
row3: work a row of tks(6 loops)
row4: work tks accross increasing between the last 2 stitches (7 loops)
row5: work a row of tks(7 loops)
repeat rows 4 and 5 until your number of loops equals half the number you chained intially (in my case it would be 7)
left side
join a separate piece of yarn in the unfinished row 5 stitches from the end
work same as right side but increase between the first two stitches instead of the last two
fasten off

pick up the stitch from the right side and work across the right side in tks and accross the left side
work even in tks util piece will fit up and over an ipod

holding right sides together, slip stitch bottom leaving opening for bottom port and slip stitch up sides.

chain an even number of stitches so that it will fit around the opening (mine was 18)
work even in tks for about 8 rows then decrease twice in the center on the next 2 or 3 rows
fold in half and whipstitch one side together for the top and slip stitch other end around opening.

pick up a couple of stitch where you want your pocket then work 2 rows of tks then 3 rows decreasing at beginning and end. whipstitch top down

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Recent Stuff

I need to keep better tabs on this thing. Sadly it gets neglected for my xanga.
Anyway, I finished projects! Joy! This weekend i KNITTED(I'm very proud) some wristwarmers

Yarn: TLC CaraMia; worsted weight Acrylic/Angora blend in Rose( i think)
this is part of the yarn i got from joanns on clearance for like 1.25 a piece. I have four colors of it. i love it and am sad that its discontiued, but on the other hand if it wasn't discontinued i wouldn't own any of it.
This was my first experience with cables and i love them very much and i want to do more.
I used size 5 needles and i probably could have gone smaller because i knit so gosh darn lose. geesh.

Ok, I am also working on a sweater, crocheted. Using the same TLC Cara Mia yarn but in Melon. Not a great color, but hey, still ok. I am using a pattern from Cool Crochet. Nice pattern book, has some really nice stuff and most of the suggested yarns are easy to get. Not that i ever use the suggested yarn. but i could. someday. I'm about 3/4 done with the back. moving very slowly.

Progress pick: