Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Circle Scrubbie - Video

A while back, I knitted up some washcloths & circle scrubbies for a friend of mine and she said she would like to learn how to make them.  We live about 10 hours apart, so I came up with an idea to teach her, make a video!!!  So here it is!!

Below the video's are the pattern, and links to learn other knitting techniques.  :D

ENJOY!!!

Part 1:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw4UnVtVJts

Part 2:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2d-7l8IUrA

Link for Long Tail Cast on:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wUPQDYtoy0

Great site for knitting techniques:
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/learn-to-knit

You Tube Knitting helps video's:
http://www.youtube.com/user/catbordhi
http://www.youtube.com/user/iknitwithcatfur 
http://www.youtube.com/user/knitpicks
http://www.youtube.com/user/knittinghelp
http://www.youtube.com/user/knittingtipsbyjudy
http://www.youtube.com/user/knitwhits#p/c/D892095422004D88
http://www.youtube.com/user/LionBrandYarn


Circle Scrubbie Pattern

Corrections to previous pattern!

Knitting Needles:  Size 11
Yarn:  Cotton Yarn
Gauge:  Not Important

Stitches:
Make 1:  Knit 1 in the front loop, leaving stitch on, then knit 1 in the back of the same loop, then take stitch off as usual.
K2Tog:  Knit 2 stitches together as if they were 1.

Cast On 26 Stitches

Prep row:  Knit

Row 1:   Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 2:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 3:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 4:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 5:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 6:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 7:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 8:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 9:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 10: Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 11:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 12:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 13:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 14:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 15:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 16:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 17:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 18:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 19:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 20:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 21:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 22:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 23:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 24:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1
Row 25:  Slip 1, K2Tog, K21, Make 1, K1
Row 26:  Slip 1, Increase 1, K21, K2Tog, K1

Bind off all stitches.

Seam together CO and BO edges.  Draw a string through the slipped sts of one edge, pull tightly and secure.  Repeat for the other slip stitch edge.

Happy Knitting!!  :D

4 comments:

LaughingLark said...

I haven't had a chance to try this yet, but it looks like you hold your working yarn for knit stitches the same way I do, by hooking your left index finger, and putting the yarn on the needle. How do you tension your yarn? I keep having trouble deciding the best way to hold my yarn. Do you wrap it around your pinkie or both your pinkie and ring fingers? I often find myself just grabbing my yarn and holding it against my palm with my pinkie and ring ringer, but I'm pretty sure that's wrong...lol.

I an a very amateur knitter and this looks like something I can do. I'll try it as soon as I pick up some cotton yarn. Thank you!

Shannon L. Fowler said...

Hi! Thank you for stopping by!!

Everyone has their own style, so your own way/style is the right one, for you!! :D

I wrap the yarn around just my pinkie and let it hang for looser tension or grip it into my palm like you for tighter tension. I have tried many other ways and this way is what has worked and feels the most comfortable for me.

I usually just get "Peache & Creme" from Wal Mart. I like the huge cones because I can make so many scrubbies & wash cloths out of 1 cone for about $7.00!!! hee hee

Happy Knitting!!! :)

LaughingLark said...

Thank you! It's nice to find someone who knits the same way.

I'm primarily a beader, so maybe making my left hand do a lot of the work and gripping my yarn for tension just makes more sense to my hands. Beading requires the left hand to do a lot, even if you are right handed.

Some time I would love to see how you do the purl stitch. I think the Norwegian purl(keeping the yarn in the back) might work for me, but I would love to see how someone who holds yarn the way I do does it.

Can't wait to try this scrubbie! I noticed that Hobby Lobby has some cotton striping yarns on their site. I bet those would make pretty scrubbies.:o)

Shannon L. Fowler said...

If you look around YouTube you would probably find someone else that knits like us! ;) Maybe one day I'll make a video with my technique of purling. :D

Yeah the striping yarn would probably make them pretty!!!! :D

::cruising over to Hobby Lobby to have a look::