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19 August 2006 @ 12:33 pm
Pirate Dice  
A simple dice bag with a little gold skull on it. Skull design was taken from Diesel Sweeties.

MATERIALS
Two balls Paton's Brilliant, one in gold(or silver) and one in black. Black is MC.
One set of 5 US size 2 DPNs.

Note: bar inc is the same as a kfb increase.

BASE
Using a provisional cast on, CO 6 sts in MC.

Row 1: Knit all sts.
Row 2: slip 1st sts onto stitch holder 1, bar inc, k to 2 sts from end, bar inc, slip last sts onto stitch holder 2.
Row 3: bar inc, knit to 1 sts from end, bar inc.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 until there are 12 sts on needle

Row 1: bar inc, k to 1 sts from end, bar inc
Row 2: slip 1st sts onto stitch holder 1, k to 1 sts from end, slip last sts onto stitch holder 2
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for a total of 6 rows.

Row 1: k all sts
Row 2: slip 1st sts onto stitch holder 1, k to 1 sts from end, slip last sts onto stitch holder 2
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 6 sts on needle.

BODY
Move all sts off stitch holders onto 4 DPNs, dividing number of sts evenly.

Row 1: k all sts on all needles
Row 2: (k, bar inc, k to 2 sts from end, bar inc, k) on each needle
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 16 sts on each needle.

Continue in st st for two rows. Then continue in st st in the round, and on one of the needles, using stranding, implement the following chart on one of the needles, with 1 st of padding on the edge of the needle on each side of the skull:

(MC 2, CC 2, MC 2, CC 2, MC 2, CC 2, MC 2) X2 rows
(MC 2, CC 10, MC 2) X2 rows
(CC 6,MC 2,CC 6) X2 rows
(CC 14) X2 rows
(CC 2,MC 4,CC 2,MC 4, CC 2) X2 rows
(CC 14) X2 rows
(MC 2,CC 10,MC 2) X2 rows

(MC for rest of pattern).

Continue in st st for two rows.

Row 1: (k, ssk, k to 3 sts from end, k2tog, k) on each needle
Row 2: k all sts on each needle
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until there are 10 sts on each needle.

K one row
*k4, bo 2, repeat from * to end of row
*inc, k2, inc, repeat from * to end of row
k1, p1 rib for 3 rows
K one row
BO all sts.

FINISHING
Weave in the ends. Knit a foot long 3 st wide icord and thread it through the holes, the tie should go at the absent hole at the beginning of the row. Once threaded, tie a granny knot through the very ends of the icord and darn the knots in place. Fill bag with coins, gold dice, dice carved from human bones, or perhaps little shrunken heads.
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Harena Atria: Flying Knitting Ferretharena on August 21st, 2006 12:49 am (UTC)
i thought i pretty much could decypher most knitting abbreviations, but the "bar inc" mentioned in this pattern has me stumped. i get the increase part, but what's a bar?

also, do you have any tips on color changes? in the past when i've tried doing them, my fabric puckered. :/

thanks!
...: jazzpurly on August 21st, 2006 01:01 am (UTC)
Bar increase, aka knit front and back loop. Am I the only one who uses that abbreviation? Sorry.

To keep from puckering, don't pull it tight. This one puckered on me a little.
Harena Atria: Flying Knitting Ferretharena on August 21st, 2006 01:41 pm (UTC)
Probably not. i'm relatively new to knitting (been doing it only since the late 90's) & there's still a lot of things about patterns that i'm not familiar with; mainly 'cause i started by teaching myself how to do socks & focused on that until about 2 years ago ;)

Thanks for the response! i totally have someone lined up for one of these bags ^_^
...purly on August 21st, 2006 01:44 pm (UTC)
I think it would work equally as well with any of rich's designs... just replace the color chart.