Monday, March 31, 2008

My First Pattern

Double Knit Soap Sacks

>1 ball of cotton dishcloth yarn
size 7 needles

Cast on 24 stitches, maybe more or less depending on the size of your soap. I used Caress, so compare your soap to it to figure out your stitches.
Row 1: Knit across.
(If you want a border on all 4 sides like the one on the top left of the picture, knit three or four rows. You also need to k3 instead of k1 at the beginning and end of the rows.)
Row 2: K1, (*yif, s1, yib, k1, repeat from * until you get to the last stitch) end k1
Repeat row 2 until the sack is slightly longer than your soap. Then you remove the needle, separate the sides and put a needle in the stitches on either side so you don't drop stitches, and shove the soap inside. Then remove the needles, line up the stitches, and put a needle back in. Knit 1 row (3 if doing the border), and bind off. If you do not use the border I suggest you use the last row to decrease. If you look at the blue, green, purple, and white sack I made it is the cleanest looking one of the bunch. On the last row I k1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, etc across. This is optional though.