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Well-mannered attitude and social minded outlook :))I normally be reluctant to make a stand with an outlandish idea or draw attention with an unusual outfit or hair style. 21 yesterday,21 today,21 tomorrow :)) If I am in danger of lives' weight and self- image issues .I respond these negative urges in a completely different way crushing them:))

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Minutia 09 / GOLD CABLED PULLOVER


#4 GOLD CABLED PULLOVER
Skill level: Intermediate
SIZEApproximately 4” across (cuff to cuff) x 2¾” high
MATERIALS1 Hank BERROCO LUMINA (25 grs), #1620 Gold CoastStraight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGECrochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)Cable needle (cn)
GAUGE22 sts = 4”; 30 rows = 4” in St stTO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
NOTEThe body of this sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.
STITCH GLOSSARY
CB6
Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k3 from cn
CABLE PATTERN (Worked over 18 sts)
Row 1 (RS): K3, p3, k6, p3, k3.
Row 2: P3, k3, p6, k3, p3.
Row 3: K3, p3, CB6, p3, k3.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rep these 4 rows for Cable Pat.
BODY
With straight needles, cast on 18 sts.
Set-Up row (WS): P3, k3, p6, k3, p3. Work even in Cable Pat until piece measures approximately 2¼” from beg, end on Row 4 of Cable Pat.
Shape Neck: Next Row (RS): P3, k3, bind off 6 sts, work to end.
Following Row: K3, p3, cast on 6 sts, work to end – 18 sts. Continue to work in pat as established until piece measures approximately 2¼” from neck, end on WS. Bind off. Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.
SLEEVES
With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.
Row 1 (WS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across. Rep this row until sleeve measures 1” from beg, end on WS. Bind off.
FINISHING
Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams.
Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at center back neck, work around entire neck in sc, join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn. Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Lower Edging: Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.
Optional: Sew small beads at neck as in photo.
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Sunday, December 13, 2009

Minutia 09 /ROSE CABLED PULLOVER

#3 ROSE CABLED PULLOVER
Skill level: Intermediate
SIZEApproximately 3½” across (cuff to cuff) x 2½” long
MATERIALS1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2730 TeaberryStraight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGECrochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)Cable needle (cn)
GAUGE22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St stTO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
CABLE PATTERN (Multiple of 5 sts + 2)
Row 1 (WS): K2, * p1TBL, k1, p1TBL, p2, rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, * k1TBL, p1, k1TBL, p2, rep from * across.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: P2, * sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1TBL; then sl the p st back to LH needle and purl it; then k1TBL from cn, p2.
Rep these 4 rows for Cable Pat.
NOTE
Body of this sweater is worked in one piece front lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.
BODY
With straight needles, cast on 17 sts. Work even in Cable Pat for 1½”, end on WS. Mark beg and end of last row for beg of armholes. Work even until piece measures approximately 2¼” from beg, end on Row 4 of Cable Pat.
Shape Neck: Next Row (WS): Working Row 1 of Cable Pat, work 5 sts, bind off center 7 sts, work to end.
Following Row: Work 5 sts, cast on 7 sts, work to end – 17 sts. Work even in pat as established until piece measures ¾” from neck. Mark beg and end of last row for end of armholes. Work even until piece measures 2¼” after neck, end on WS. Bind off.
SLEEVES
With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between armhole markers.
Row 1 (WS): K4, p1TBL, k1, p1TBL, k4.
Row 2: P4, k1TBL, p1, k1TBL, p4.
Row 3: Rep Row 1.
Row 4: P4, sl 2 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1TBL; sl purl st back to LH needle and purl that st; k1TBL from cn; p4. Rep Rows 1 – 4 once more, then work Rows 1 – 3. Bind off.
FINISHING
Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams. Fold sleeve cuffs ¼” to RS.
Neck Edging: With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn at center back neck, work around entire neck in sc, join with a sl st in first sc. DO NOT turn. Work from left to right in Reverse Sc around entire neck, join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Lower Edging: Beg at side seam, work same as neck edging.
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

Minutia 09 /ROSE OVERALLS


#2 ROSE OVERALLS
Skill level: Easy
SIZEApproximately 2” across x 4” high (including straps)
MATERIALS1 Hank BERROCO LUMINA (25 grs), #1655 De Wallen (A)1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT SOCK (100 grs), #1816 Cosmopolitan (B)Straight knitting needles, sizes 4 (3.50 mm) and 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE1 St holder
GAUGE26 sts = 4”; 22 rows = 4” in k1, p1 ribbing on larger needlesTO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
LEFT LEG
With larger straight needles, using A, cast on 15 sts. Knit 3 rows, dec 1 st each end of last row – 13 sts. Join B and work with both yarns held tog as follows:
Ribbing: Row 1 (RS): K1, * p1, k1, rep from * across.
Row 2: P1, * k1, p1, rep from * across. Rep these 2 rows 3 times more, end on WS. Sl sts onto holder.
RIGHT LEG
Work same as left leg until 6 rows of ribbing have been completed, end on WS – 13 sts.
Joining Row (RS): Work across 11 sts of right leg, p2 tog, then work 13 sts of left leg from holder – 25 sts. Work even in ribbing as established until piece measures 2” from beg, end on WS.
Dec Row (RS): Knit, dec 9 sts across – 16 sts. Beg with a p row, work even in St st until piece measures 2½” from beg, end on WS. Fasten off B. With A, k the next row, inc 3 sts across – 19 sts. Knit 2 rows. Bind off knitwise on WS.
FINISHING
Sew back seam to crotch. Sew inside leg seams.
Straps (Make 2): With smaller straight needles, using A, cast on 3 sts. Work even in St st for 4½”, end on WS. Bind off. Fold A waistband at top of pants down to RS and sew straps to front and back as shown in photo. Fold A edge at lower edge of each leg up to RS.
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Minutia 09/GREEN CABLED PULLOVER


#1 GREEN CABLED PULLOVER
Skill level: Intermediate
SIZEApproximately 4” across (cuff to cuff) x 3” high
MATERIALS1 Ball BERROCO COMFORT DK (50 grs), #2721 SprigStraight knitting needles, size 6 (4.00 mm) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE1 Set (4) double pointed knitting needles, size 4 (3.50 mm)Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5)Cable needle (cn)1 St marker
GAUGE22 sts = 4”; 32 rows = 4” in St st on larger needlesTO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE
NOTEBody of sweater is worked in one piece from lower front edge to lower back edge. Sleeves are then picked up and worked down to cuffs.
STITCH GLOSSARY
LT4KSl 3 sts to cn and hold in FRONT, k1, k3 from cn
RT4KSl 1 st to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k1 from cn
LT4PSl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, p1, p3 from cn
RT4PSl 1 st to cn and hold in FRONT, p3, p1 from cn
CB6Sl 3 sts to cn and hold in BACK, k3, k3 from cn
BODYFront: With straight needles, cast on 18 sts. Beg on WS, knit 2 rows, purl 1 row, knit 1 row, purl 1 row, end on WS.
Cable Pat: Row 1 (RS): K1, LT4K, k8, RT4K, k1.
Row 2: P2, LT4P, p6, RT4P, p2.
Row 3: K3, LT4K, k4, RT4K, k3.
Row 4: P4, LT4P, p2, RT4P, p4.
Row 5: K5, LT4K, RT4P, k5.
Row 6: Purl.
Row 7: K6, CB6, k6.
Row 8: Purl.
Row 9: Rep Row 7.
Row 10: P5, RT4P, LT4P, p5.
Row 11: K4, RT4K, k2, LT4K, k4.
Row 12: P3 RT4P, p4, LT4P, p3.
Shape Neck: Row 13 (RS): K2, RT4K, bind off 6 sts, sl st remaining on needle back to LH needle, LT4K, k2.
Back: Row 14: P2, p2 tog, p2, cast on 7 sts, p2, p2 tog, p2 – 17 sts.
Row 15: K5, p7, k5.
Row 16: P5, k7, p5. Rep Rows 15 and 16 until back measures same as front, end on Row WS. Knit 1 rows. Bind off. Measure down 1” from neck on each side of back and front and mark for armholes.
SLEEVES
With RS facing, using straight needles, pick up and k11 sts between markers. Beg with a p row, work even in St st for 1¼”, end on RS. Knit 1 row on WS. Bind off knitwise.
FINISHING
Turtleneck: With RS facing, using dpn’s, beg at center back neck, pick up and k15 sts around entire neck. Divide sts evenly on 3 dpn’s. Mark for beg of rnd and carry marker up. Knit 10 rnds. Bind off. Fold sweater in half and sew side and sleeve seams. Fold back sleeve cuffs ¼” to RS.
Belt: With crochet hook, make a chain 6” long. Fasten off. Starting at front, thread belt under center knot of cable. Even out so that there is an even length of belt on each side of cable. Thread ends of belt from RS to WS at side seams, then from WS to RS at each side of Reverse St st panel in center of back. Tie ends of belt tog in center.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

TEMARI BALLS



Sample Temari Ball Steps:
Materials:
foam ball 2-1/2 inches to three inches in diameter
polyester fiberfill batting
fine weight colored yarn
sewing thread - medium spool color to match yarn
DMC Pearl Cotton #5 in selected colors
gold or silver metallic thread
colored glass-headed pins
needles: yarn darners #18, 2-1/4-inch long with large eye
paper strips - 1 per ball, cut to measure 3/8-inch wide (paper cutter and 20 lb. bond copier paper work best)
Steps:
1. Cut two pieces of batting in 3" x 6" rectangles.
2. Place the rectangles on the foam ball so that their interlocking fit resembles the two pieces of a baseball cover that is sewn together.



3. Pin the batting in place and trim the corners of the rectangular pieces (figure A).
4. Randomly wrap enough colored yarn around the ball to cover the white color of the batting (figure A). Remove the pins.

5. Wrap random colors of sewing thread around the ball to cover the yarn. Stitch the ends of the thread into the ball.
6. Visually divide the ball into North and South hemispheres (figure B).

Measuring is the key to successfully dividing the ball. Anywhere on the ball, place a white pin on the spot where you want the North Pole to be.
7. Use the white pin at the North Pole to attach the end of a paper strip, folded to a 3/8-inch width, to the ball.
8. Wrap the paper strip around the middle of the ball so that the strip passes over the South Pole and ends at the North Pole (figure C). To obtain an accurate measurement of the circumference of the ball, repeat this step at several different longitudes. Stick the pin at the very tip of the paper, as indicated.
9. When you are satisfied with your measurement, cut off any excess paper on the strip, so that both ends meet exactly at the North Pole when the strip is wrapped around the ball.
10. With one end still attached to the North Pole, crease the strip in half. In other words, make a fold in the paper where it passes over the South Pole.
11. With scissors, place a tiny notch in the fold (figure D).

12. To find the best location for the South Pole on your ball, wrap the strip around the ball, and place a black pin at the notch you made in step 11. Check the pin placement by wrapping the strip around the ball at several different longitudes. Adjust the location of the black pin as needed. Be patient.
13. To find the Obi Line (i.e., the equator), fold the paper strip in half, and then halve it again (figure E).
14. With scissors, place a tiny notch in the fold.
15. Wrap the strip around the ball again, and place pins around the ball at the notches you made in Step 14 to delineate the equator.
16. Insert another white pin at the North Pole. Remove the first pin and the paper strip.
17. Fold the strip again, but this time in eighths. To do this, simply fold the strip in half three consecutive times.
18. With scissors, place a tiny notch in the fold.
19. Attach one end of the strip to the middle of the ball under one of the pins at the Equator (figure F).

20. Wrap the strip around the equator and attach it to the ball, with the equator pin opposite your beginning point.
21. Using your paper as your guide, create an even line around the ball by placing a pin at each eighth notch on the strip.
22. Using the pins as alignment and spacing guides, wrap metallic threads around the ball to create divisions (figure G).

Division threads are attached to the ball where they initially attach to the ball and where they end on the ball. They divide the ball into eight equal vertical sections resembling those of an orange.
23. Measure four wraps of thread around the circumference of the ball.
24. Thread your needle, and knot the thread's end.
25. Enter the needle at the North Pole pin.
26. Using the pins around the equator and the pin at the South Pole as guides, wrap the string around the ball four times so that you've created eight identical divisions around the ball.
27. Stitch the end of the thread into the North Pole.
28. Tack the North and South Pole intersections in place after you have created the sections.
29. Sewing an Obi Line around the equator will keep the eight longitudinal lines in place. Cut a length of thread that is three times the diameter of the ball. This is easily measured by wrapping the thread around the circumference of the ball three times.
30. Thread your needle, knot the thread's end, and sew the beginning of the thread into the ball at one of the pins delineating the equator.
31. Using the equator pins as your guide, wrap the thread once around the ball in a straight line.
32. Wrap the thread around the ball in the same fashion again, but this time, tack down the longitudinal lines from under the ball's surface at each place that they intersect the equator.
33. Repeat Step 31 with the remaining thread, and stitch the end of the thread into the ball at the point where it was first inserted into the ball.
34. Now you are ready to create adesign. One basic stitch will create most of your design. The basic stitch can take many shapes, a square, a zigzag, a triangle or a circle, just by changing its direction (figure H).

Most of the patterns are variations of the basic stitch. Because you're sewing on a ball and the surface threads are random, you can go in any direction. You are not limited to up-and-down , side-to-side or flat embroidery stitches (figure I).



35. Use colored pins to divide the lines again when you establish your pattern stitches.
36. Use a long needle to reach under the ball's surface. The needle must have a large eye to accommodate large thread: Pearl Cotton #5 and the metallic gold or silver thread that creates the design.
37. Apply layers of thread shapes using numerical order. Keep track of where you are by pinning little numbered tabs to the ball. These will keep you going in the right direction. It's as easy as following the dots!
38. There are simple tricks that guide threads: little gates to cross through or paper bridges to cross under or over (figure J).




Only three basic divisions make all the patterns: 1) the North Pole/South Pole/equator division, 2) a division that applies the six square sides of a cube, and 3) a division that applies pentagons. With these three divisions and the basic stitch, thousands of patterns have evolved. After a few basic lessons, you can begin to create your own patterns with your own colors. The combinations are endless.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Ünlülerden çanta designları

Ajda Pekkan

Beyazıt Öztürk
Bedri Baykam

Cemil İpekçi

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Mandy Moore
Reed Krakoff

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jelly Fish


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Morning Glory /Akşam sefası

Flower
Using A, cast on 5 sts.
Slip sts onto 3 double-pointed needles and continue in rounds:
K 1 round.
2nd round Kfb 5 times. 10 sts.
K 4 rounds.
7th round Kfb 10 times. 20 sts.
K 8 rounds.
16th round [K1, kfb] 10 times. 30 sts.
K 4 rounds.
21st round [K2, kfb] 10 times. 40 sts.
K 2 rounds.
24th round [K3, kfb] 10 times. 50 sts.
K 2 rounds. 27th round [K4, kfb] 10 times. 60 sts.
K 3 rounds.
Bound-off round Bind off 5 sts, * return st on right-hand needle to left-hand needle and cast on 2 sts **, bind off 8 sts ***, repeat from * to *** 8 times, repeat from * to **, bind off 2 sts.
Fasten off.
Center
Using B, cast on one st. 1st row [K1, yo, k1, yo, k1] all in one st. 5 sts.
Beginning with a p row, work 2 rows st-st. 4th row P5tog.
Fasten off.
Stem
Using B and 2 double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts. Make an i-cord (click here for directions) 1in. long.
Do not break yarn.
Sepals
[K1, yo, k1, yo, k1, yo, k1] in each st, turn. 28 sts.
Bind off.
Finishing
Sew center inside flower and join sepals to flower.
Leaf Using B and pair of knitting needles, cast on 3 sts.
1st row K.
2nd and WS rows P.
3rd row Kfb twice, k1. 5 sts.
5th row K1, kfb twice, k2. 7 sts.
7th row K2, kfb twice, k3. 9 sts.
9th row K3, kfb twice, k4. 11 sts.
11th row K4, kfb twice, k5. 13 sts.
13th row K5, kfb twice, k6. 15 sts.
15th row K6, kfb twice, k7. 17 sts.
17th row K7, kfb twice, k8. 19 sts.
19th row K8, kfb twice, k9. 21 sts.
21st row K3, [slip 1 knitwise] twice, * lift 2nd st on left-hand needle over first st and slip this st purlwise, lift 2nd slip st over purlwise slip st and return st to left-hand needle **, repeat from * once **, k2, kfb twice, k3, [slip 1 knitwise] twice, repeat from * to ** twice, k3. 15 sts. 1st side. Next row (WS) P7, turn. Next row K1, [slip 1 knitwise] twice, repeat from * to ** of 21st row twice, k2. 3 sts.
Bind off.
With WS facing, slip center st and work 2nd side as 1st side on remaining 7 sts. Stem Join B to center st and make 6 chain sts. Fasten off. Finishing Join leaf to flower stem, darning end in chain to strengthen stem.
ABBREVIATIONS/REFERENCES
k=knit
kfb=knit into front and back stitch
ch=chain(crochet)
st(s)=stitch(es)
p=purl
yo=yarn over

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Lily /Zambak


Note: Made with 4 double-pointed knitting needles
Stem
Using 2 double-pointed needles and color A, make an i-cord (click here for directions) 11/4in. long.
Now work one row:
Row 1 (RS): Kpk in each st. 9 sts.
Divide sts, putting 3 sts on each of 3 double-pointed needles and continue in rounds:
Round 1: K.
Round 2: [K1, kpk in next st] 3 times. 15 sts.
Rounds 3-6: K. Fill this cavity with spare yarn.
Round 7: [K1, s2kpo, k1] 3 times. 9 sts. Spathe Change to color B. K 4 rounds, turn.
Continue in rows but still using double-pointed needles:
Row 1 and odd rows: P.
Row 2: K1, [m1, k1] 8 times. 17 sts.
Row 4: K1, [m1, k1] 16 times. 33 sts,
Row 6: K1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1. 35 sts.
Row 8: As 6th row. 37 sts.
Beginning with a p row, work 3 rows St st.
Row 12: [K2, ssk[ 4 times, k5, [k2tog, k2] 4 times. 29 sts.
Row 14: [K2, ssk] 3 times, k5, [k2tog, k2] 3 times. 23 sts.
Row 16: [K2, ssk] twice, k7, [k2tog, k2] twice. 19 sts.
Row 18: [K2, ssk] twice, k3, [k2tog, k2] twice. 15 sts.
Row 20: K2, ssk, k2, s2kpo, k2, k2tog, k2. 11 sts.
Row 22: K2, ssk, s2kpo, k2tog, k2. 7 sts.
Row 24: K2, s2kpo, k2. 5 sts.
Row 26: K1, s2kpo, k1. 3 sts.
Row 28:S2kpo.
Fasten off remaining st. Spike Using color C, cast on 10 sts. K 1 row. Slipping first st, bind off. Finishing Insert spike and secure.
Stitch Explanation: KPK = Knit, purl, knit into the same stitch. S2KPO = Slip two stitches as if to knit two together, knit one, pass the slipped stitch over
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Octagon Star

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

KİTAP

Kitap hamilelik boyunca her hafta için yoga hareketleri ve meditasyon içeriyor. Bununla birlikte bebeğin dilinden her haftaki gelişimini anlatıyor, boyu, kilosu, organ gelişimleri vb...
Yoga hareketleri fotoğraflarla anlatılıyor. Bunun yanısıra yoga posteri var, posterde hafta hafta yoga hareketleri çizimlerle anlatılıyor, dilediğiniz bir yere asıp yoga yapabilmeniz için pratik bir çözüm
Dr. Ender Saraç'ın hamileler için hazırladığı bir beslenme önerileri bölümü var, orda hamilelikte nasıl beslenmek gerektiğini, hangi aylarda nelere dikkat etmek gerektiğini anlatıyor.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Loop Edge Fringe

Skill level: Easy
Knotting tassels on a loop-edged braid is another way to make a decorative fringe.
Method Cast on 4 sts.
1st row (RS) Yo, k 2 tog, k 2.
2nd row Slip 1, k 3.
Repeat 1st and 2nd rows.
Bind off.
Tassels Cut 4 in (10 cm) lengths of yarn - two for each tassel. Double two strands. With wrong side facing, insert crochet hook in one edge loop and, hooking the fold of the strands, pull a loop through. Use the hook to pull the ends through the tassel loop. Pull the ends gently to tighten the knot.When all tassels are completed, trim the fringe.
ABBREVIATIONS /REFERENCES
k=knit
yo=yarnover
k2tog=knit2together

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Garter stitch Loops

Skill Level : Intermediate
This is simply a garter stitch fringe caught up after a few rows to form loops.
Method Cast on 4 sts.
1st row (RS) Slip 1, k 3.
2nd row Slip 1, k 3.
3rd row Cast on one st by working k in the next st without slipping it off, transfer the new st from the right-hand to the left-hand needle; inserting the needle between the first 2 sts on left-hand needle each time, cast on 6 more sts in this way, making a total of 11 sts; bind off 7 sts, k to end.
4 sts. 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th rows Slip 1, k 3.
9th row With right-hand needle pick up 2 strands of last cast-on st, k first st on left-hand needle then slip strands over this st, k to end. 10th row Slip 1, k 3.
Repeat 1st-10th rows, ending with a 1st pattern row.
Bind off.
REFERENCE
Garter Stitch
Trim directions reproduced by permission from 150 Knitted Trims by Leslie Stanfield, St. Martin's Griffin, 2007

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Popcorn Fringe


Skill level: Intermediate
Note:
Popcorn = work 5 dc in same st, slip last loop off hook, insert hook in top loop of first treble, reinsert in top loop of last dc, pull this loop through to close the top of popcorn st.
Make a foundation chain of the required length, or work row 1 directly into the item to be trimmed with right side facing. (multiple of 5 stitches + 4)
Row 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in each chain to end, turn.
Row 2: 1 ch, 3 sc in front loop only, *popcorn, 4 sc in front loop only, rep from * to end, turn.
Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in front loop of each st to end, turn.
Row 4: As row 1.
Fasten off.
Fringe: Knot three lengths of yarn into row 4, in line with the popcorn.
ABBREVIATIONS/REFERENCES

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Interlaced Edge

Skill level: Intermediate
Make a foundation chain of the required length, or work row 1 directly into the item to be trimmed with right side facing. (multiple of 16 stitches + 1)
Row 1: 1 ch, 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, *1 sc in each of next 7 ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in each of next 7 ch, 3 sc in next ch, rep from * to end, omitting 1 sc at end of last rep, turn.
Row 2: 1 ch, 2 sc in first sc, *1 sc in each of next 7 sc, skip 2 sc, 1 sc in each of next 7 sc, 3 sc in next sc, rep from * to end omitting 1 sc at end of last rep.
Rep row 2 for required length.
Fasten off.
ABBREVIATIONS/REFERENCES
ch(chains)
sc(single crochet)

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Zigzag Rib

Skill level: Easy
Twisting two stitches on both right-side and wrong-side rows makes a strong zigzag ridge. Method Cast on 4 sts.
1st row (RS) K 1, take right-hand needle to the back and k second st through the back of the loop, then k first st in the usual way, slip both sts off together, k 1.
2nd row K 1, with yarn to the front miss first st and p second st, then p first st, slip both sts off together, k 1.
Repeat 1st and 2nd rows.
Bind off.
ABBREVIATIONS /REFERENCES
knit
purl
st(stitches)

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Dahlia/Yıldız çiçeği


Small petals
Cast on 8 sts, leaving an extra-long end for finishing.
1st row (WS) P.
2nd row K.
3rd row Bind off 4 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
4th row K4, turn, cast on 4 sts by cable method. 8 sts.
Repeat
1st–4th rows 7 times, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts.
Do not break yarn.
Medium petals Next row K4, turn, cast on 6 sts. 10 sts.
*1st row (WS) P.
2nd row K.
3rd row Bind off 6 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
4th row K4, turn, cast on 6 sts. 10 sts.
Repeat 1st–4th rows from * 5 times, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts.
Do not break yarn.
Large petals Next row K4, turn, cast on 8 sts. 12 sts.
**1st and 3rd rows P.
2nd and 4th rows K.
5th row Bind off 8 sts, k to end. 4 sts.
6th row K4, turn, cast on 8 sts. 12 sts.
Repeat 1st–8th rows from ** 5 times, ending with a 5th row.
Do not break yarn. Work 10 more medium petals, ending with a 3rd row. 4 sts.
Bind off. Finishing Beginning at the cast-on edge and reverse St st to the outside, coil petals, securing them as you go.
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES Click for explanation and illustration
k = knit
St st= stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
p = purl

Monday, July 27, 2009

Aster/Yıldızçiçeği


Flower
Leaving a long end, use color A to make a slip ring.
1st row (RS): ch 3, dc 4 in ring, pull end to close ring. 5 sts.
2nd row: ch 3, dc 2 in each of next dc 3, dc 1 in top ch of ch 3. 8 sts. Fasten off.
3rd row: Join color B in front strand of top of last dc, [ch 5, sl st in front strand of next dc] 6 times, ch 5, sl st in front strand of top ch of ch 3. 7 loops. Fasten off invisibly.
4th row: With RS facing, fold loops forward and join color C in back strand of end dc of 2nd row, [ch 8, miss 1 ch, sc 1 in next ch, hdc 1 in next ch, dc 1 in each of next 3 ch, hdc 1 in next ch, sc 1 in next ch, sl st in back strand of next dc] 7 times, ending sl st in back of top ch of ch 3 of 2nd row. Fasten off invisibly.
Stem
RS facing, insert hook in slip ring at base and pull yarn through. Ch 10, miss 1 ch, sl st in each of 9 ch. Fasten off invisibly.
ABBREVIATIONS /REFERENCES
dc=double crochet

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Borage /Hodan ?/Mine çiçeği



One flower (make 7)
Using color A, ch 6, join with sl st into a ring, 1st round (RS) [ch 2, dc 2, ch 2, sl st in ring] 4 times. 4 petals.
Fasten off.
2nd round Using color B, join yarn between petals, [sc 1 between petals and into ring, ch 1 behind petal] 4 times, sl st in back of first sc, ch 10 for stem.
Fasten off invisibly.
ABBREVIATIONS /REFERENCES
dc=double crochet
sc=single crochet
ch(s)=chains(s)
sl st=slip stitch

Friday, July 17, 2009

Apple blosssom /Elma çiçeği



Center
Using Color A, make a slip ring.
1st round (RS) ch 2, sc 9 in ring, pull end to close ring, using B sl st in top ch of ch 2. 10 sts total. Continue with B. Petals 2nd round ch 1, * (tr 1, dtr 2, trc 1) in next sc, sl st in next sc; rep from * 3 times more, (trc 1, dtr 2, trc 1) in next sc, sl st in ch 1. 5 petals. Fasten off.
ABBREVIATIONS/REFERENCES
Pattern by permission from 100 flowers to knit & crochet by Lesley Stanfield ,St Martin's Griffin 2009.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Poppy /Gelincik

Petals
(make 4) Using A, cast on 7 sts.
1st row (RS) K.
2nd row Kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1. 9 sts.
3rd row As 2nd row. 11 sts.
4th row As 2nd row. 13 sts.

5th–8th rows K.
9th row Ssk twice, k to last 4 sts, k2tog twice. 9 sts.
10th-12th rows K.
13th row As 9 th row.5 sts.
14th -16th rows K.
17th row K1, sk2po, k1. 3 sts.
18th row K. Bind off.
Center
Using B, cast on 16 sts. Bind off.
Finishing
Sew petals together in pairs, then position one pair over the other in a cross formation and secure. Coil center into a tight spiral and sew base to the center. Using C, work a ring of straight stitches radiating from the flower center, then work French knots around the outer edge of the stitched ring. Maintain the petals in a cup shape with a small stitch behind pairs of petals. Stitch Explanation: Sk2po - Slip 2 stitches as if to knit together, knit 1, pass slipped stitches over
ABBREVIATIONS/REFERENCES
k=knit
k2tog=knit 2 together
kfb=knit in front and back of stitch st(s)=stitch(es)
ssk=slip slip knit

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Chrysantemum/Krizantem



Ch 4.
1st double row: Skip 2 ch, sc 1 in each of next 2 ch, ch 17, turn, sc 1 in each of 2 ch, sc 1 in top ch of 2 ch.
2nd double row: ch 1, sc 1 in each of next 2 sc, ch 17, turn, sc 1 in each of 2 sc, sc 1 in 1 ch. Repeat 2nd double row 34 times more.
Fasten off.
Assembling Pin out loops and press.
Coil the straight edge, stitching as you go.
Abbreviations/References

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Carnation /Karanfil

Flower
Using A, cast on 51 sts.
1st row (RS) K1, ssk, * [k1, yo, k1] in next st, k2, s2kpo; repeat from * 4 times, k2, [k1, yo, k1] in next st, k2, k2tog, k1. Change to B.
2nd row P. Continuing with B, work 1st row again. Change to A, work 2nd and 1st rows. Change to B, work 2nd and 1st rows. Change to C, work 2nd and 1st rows.
Using crochet hook, continue with C. Bind off row St st in first st, ch 3, sl st in same st, * sl st in next st, ch 3, sl st in same st; repeat from * to end.
Fasten off.
Stem
Using D and double-pointed needles, cast on 4 sts.
Make i-cord 1 inch long. Cup Continue with 4 double-pointed needles: 1st round Kfb 4 times. 8 sts. K 5 rounds. 7th round K in front, back, and front of each st. 24 sts.
Bind off.
Finishing Keeping points of chevron together, roll lower edge of flower tightly, curving outer row ends down and stitching in place.
Sew on cup, using yarn ends to fill it out.
Stitch explanation: s2kpo - slip 2 stitches as if to knit together, knit one, pass slipped stitches over .
Abbreviations/References
Yo =Yarn over
P=Purl
St St =Stockinette stitch
k2 tog =knit 2 together
sl st =slip Stitch
ssk=slip slip knit
k=knit
ch,ch(s)=chain(s)
st(s),stitch(es)
kfb=knit in front and back of stitch
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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Clover /Üç yapraklı yonca



1st leaf Ch 5.
RS facing, miss 2 ch, sc 1 in next ch, dc 1 in next ch, trc 10 in last ch; working in remaining strand of each ch: dc 1 in next ch, sc 1 in next ch, sl st in next ch. Fasten off. Make two more the same but without fastening off the last one.
Stem
Using attached yarn and with RS facing, ch 9, miss 1 ch, sl st in each of next 8 ch, sl st in first st of attached leaf, sl st in first st of 2nd one, sl st in first st of 1st one, sl st in 8th sl st of stem. Fasten off.

Abbreviations/References

dc=double crochet

trc=triple(treble)crochet

ch(s)=chains(s)

sc=single crochet

sl st= slip stitch

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Petunia /Petunya


Flower
Using A, cast on 10 sts.
1st row (RS) Kfb, k6, turn, with yarn at back, slip 1 knitwise, k to end. 11 sts.
2nd row Kfb, k5, turn, slip 1 as before, k to end. 12 sts. Change to B.
3rd and 4th rows K.
5th row Kfb, k4, turn, slip 1, k to end. 13 sts.
6th row Kfb, k3, turn, slip 1, k to end. 14 sts.
7th row K2tog, k4, turn, slip 1, k to end. 13 sts.
8th row K2tog, k5, turn, slip 1, k to end. 12 sts. Change to A.
9th and 10th rows K.
11th row K2tog, k6, turn, slip 1, k to end. 11 sts.
12th row K2tog, k7, turn, slip 1, k to end. 10 sts.
Repeat 1st–12th rows 4 times. Bind off.
Sepals
Using C, cast on 6 sts.
1st row (RS) K4, turn, with yarn at back, slip 1 knitwise, k3.
2nd row K5, kfb. 7 sts.
3rd row Bind off 6 sts.
Transfer remaining st to left-hand needle, * cast on 5 sts by cable method, k all 6 sts; repeat from * 3 times, then work 1st and 2nd rows again.
Bind off all sts. RS facing, along straight edge pick up and k 3 sts from each sepal. 15 sts. K 1 row. Next row sk2p 5 times. 5 sts. K 3 rows. Next row K2tog, k1, ssk. 3 sts.
Transfer these sts to a double-pointed needle and make an i-cord 1 in. long. Bind off.
Finishing
Pin out petal points and press lightly.
Seam to outside, join cast-on and bound-off edges of flower.
Darn in ends of A and B along fine stripes on outside.
Join base of sepals and attach to base of flower. Using C, make a small knot in center of flower.
Abbreviations /References
k=knit
kfb=knit into front and back of stitch
sk2p=Slip 1,k2 tog pass sl st over
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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Oya çiçekler:) Pinked flowers:)

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Düğün Pastaları / Wedding cakes

Matty Cakes Bakery
Matt Lewis of Matty Cakes Bakery created this frosted feat of alternative angles known as the Topsy Turvy Cake. Four tiers defy gravity while displaying intricate surface sugar designs and fluffy frosting detailing.
http://www.mattycakes.com/


Colette's Cakes
Colette Peters, who earned her bachelor's degree in painting and worked as a designer for Tiffany & Co., started Colette's Cakes in 1989. Her artistic background is evident in this whimsical nod to Tim Burton's haunting classic animated film, The Nightmare Before Christmas.
Ana Parzych Custom Cakes
Edible iridescent orchid pink pearl dust and a hand-piped floral design give this cake its unique beauty. The tiers feature Tahitian vanilla cake with strawberry, white chocolate, and lemon mousseline and dark chocolate cake with espresso, bittersweet chocolate, and hazelnut mousseline.
Mikes amazing Clocktower Wedding Cake
The bride and groom were musicians who met in London and moved there after the wedding. They wanted the cake to display their love of music and the city where they met.
Krose silhouette cake
Kristine Bender's Bride and Groom Silhouette Cake features a fondant-covered almond cake with custom silhouette plaque, black and white ribbons, and sugar sweet peas, anemones, and ranunculus. To complement the pink theme, the cake is layered with strawberry cream.
krosecakes.com

Dianne Rockwell autumn cake
Dianne Rockwell, The Cake Lady
As a natural extension of the season's beauty, Dianne Rockwell created this pumpkin buttercream tiered cake tiled in chocolate mosaic. This edible display of autumn splendor features handmade sugar paste fall leaves and pumpkins.
www.wwwisp.com/cakelady

Charm City Cakes
Ace of Cakes star Duff Goldman is not known for his conventional take on the almighty cake. His confectionery creations display the wild imaginings of a pastry rebel, though this retro example shows he also has a soft side.
http://www.charmcitycakes.com/
Ben-Israel Cakes
This stunner features five stacked tiers of vanilla and chocolate cake with floral separators of sugar flowers that include deep coral peonies and white cherry blossoms. The sugar peacock perched on the top tier was inspired by the motif of the wedding reception.
http://www.weddingcakes.com/
Cakelava
Rick Reichart, who co-owns cakelava with his wife, Sasha, designed this colorful sculpted-pillow wedding cake with handcrafted accent pieces for a yoga instructor's tropical wedding. To tie in the Hawaiian component, the bride chose guava and mango flavors for her cake.

http://www.cakelava.com/

Amy Beck Cake Design
In homage to the hydrangeas, cabbage roses, and calla lilies the bride chose for her wedding decor, Amy Beck re-created the blooms out of sugar, as well as an intricate system of sugar branches to anchor them.
amybeckcakedesign.com
photo credit: Courtesy of Amy Beck