Science!

Including the best across all the sciences:

  • Dinosaurs!
  • the solar system!
  • Anatomy (everybody’s favourite subject)
  • Trilobites!
  • Fibonacci!
  • Math!
  • Chemistry!
  • the chemical formula (Capsaicin, Caffeine and Phenylalanine)
    • These can be found here
  • and of course, the atom.

I have updated the chart to fix some mistakes I found while knitting the scarf, but I will include both versions for now (I am currently making a scarf with the 2nd version)

The first chart can be found here:
yeah_science

And the updated chart can be found below:

science_version2

 

What will you need?

  • a set of needles in the size of your choosing
  • yarn, 2 colours, also in the weight of your choosing*
  • gauge is not important

Cast on 41 stitches, and work the chart bottom to top.

*yarn size and weight will determine how large the scarf is.

Interested in double knitting? See this text how-to or this video how to!

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Remember, Remember the 5th of November

Remember, Remember the 5th of November

The Gunpowder Treason and plot;
I know of no reason why Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot!

It’s Guy Fawkes Day (and my mother’s birthday)! Besides from watching V for Vendetta, and inspiring the Anonymous masks, many people do not know the true history of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot of 1605. Guy Fawkes, also known as Guido Fawkes, was an English soldier and a member of the provincial English Catholics, a group who sought to assassinate King James I in order to restore a Catholic Monarchy in England.

Mr. Fawkes was responsible for the gunpowder, but an a anonymous letter revealing their plot was sent to authorities, and Fawkes, along with his other conspirators, were executed. However, Guy Fawkes’ name has become synonymous with the gunpowder plot of 1605, which is commemorating in England every year on this day but burning an effigy…of Guy Fawkes.

History lesson aside, November is also a great month to knit up some socks!

I love winter. And I love socks. There’s no better feeling than slipping on a brand new air of socks. Especially when you’ve made those socks. This is an easy to follow pattern, named for a beautiful spot in Nova Scotia (my home!)

 

Pattern found here: Lunenburg County Socks by Angela Churchill

What you will need:

  • 3.25mm double pointed needles
  • 1 ball of white DK weight yarn
  • 1 ball of grey DK weight yarn
  • 1 ball of red DK weight yarn (or leftover yarn – that’s what I used)
  • darning needle

Happy knitting!

There’s a Squatch in These Woods…

There’s a Squatch in These Woods…

It’s fall! Its also Halloween! In honour of the best day of the year, I knit up this super cute bigfoot knit hat. My husband loved watching Finding Bigfoot, so I thought it was a great gift to make for him. It is a variation of Wooly Rhino Craft’s hat.

Bigfoot Chart Found here: Wooly Rhino Crafts


What you will need:

  • two colours of yarn (you choice, worsted weight)
  • size 3.25mm double pointed or 16″  circular needles (for the ribbing)
  • size 4.5mm double pointed or 16″ circular needles (for the hat)

For my hat, I cast on 96 stitches, working 1×1 ribbing in the round for about 1 inch. I then began the pattern.

 

Enjoy, and happy squatchin!

The Infamous Star Wars Scarf

The Infamous Star Wars Scarf

May the force be with you!

Last year I started this scarf as part of a Reddit KAL, but I shelved it for a few months. Partly due to my own frustration with the pattern (I was struggling with the text) and partly because the yarn I decided to use made watching paint dry seem more fun than knitting. As you can see, the original pattern had text but I kept making mistakes with it and gave up. I eventually picked it back up, frogged the text portion, and carried on. The first one (seen in purple) took almost a year, but the second one I knit up in a little over 2 months.

This was my first go at double knitting. I was nervous but once I got going it it was like second nature. The upside is theat there is no tension problems like in intarsia or fair isle!

 

Pattern can be found here: Not a Nice Dragon

You will need:

  • 2 colours of yarn (your choice of colours and weight)
  • straight or circular needles (your choice of size)
*the size of your scarf will depend on the size of needles and yarn weight. I used size 2.75mm and fingering yarn for the purple scarf, but 5mm and worsted yarn for the black scarf. You can really tell the difference it makes!

Interested in double knitting? See this text how-to or this video how to!