Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Balaclava for Kids

This balaclava is sized for kids, and helps keep the chill off their neck, ears, and head.

Designed by: Melynda Pomeroy


16” circular US 7 needles

Approximately 110 yards worsted weight yarn

Stitch Marker

Tapestry needle


Cast on 72 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Mark the beginning of round.

Knit 2, purl 2 around, then continue this rib pattern until work measures 6”

Face Opening:

Round 1: Maintain rib for 24 stitches, then bind off 24 stitches, rib the remaining 24 stitches.

Round 2: Maintain rib for 24 stitches, cast on 24 stitches, rib remaining 24 stitches.

Maintain established rib (ribbing the newly cast on stitches above the face opening as well) for 3-3½” or as long as needed to fit the intended wearer.


Knit 7, knit 2 together around

Knit 6, Knit 2 together around

Continue in this manner, knitting one less stitch before the decrease every round. When you have 6 stitches remaining, break yarn and pull through live stitches.

Weave in ends.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ribbed Brim Baby Hat

This simple baby hat is perfect to keep the little ones in your life warm

this winter. It knits up quickly in DK weight yarn, and can easily be adjusted to work with other weights of yarn, or for larger or smaller heads.

Designed by: Anne Martin


US 6 16” circular needle

1 skein DK weight yarn (150 yds or so)

Stitch marker

Tapestry needle


Cast on 80 stitches and join in the round, being careful not to twist. Mark beginning of round.

Work in a Knit 2, Purl 2 rib for 2.5”

Switch to stockinette stitch and knit for another 3”. Hat should measure approximately 5.5” from cast on.


Round 1: Knit 8, K2tog

Round 2 (and every even numbered round): Knit

Round 3: Knit 7, K2tog

Round 5: Knit 6, K2tog

Continue in this manner, knitting one less stitch before the K2tog, until only 8 stitches remain.

Cut yarn and thread through stitches.

Weave in ends.


Gauge is not critical for this hat. If you would like it larger or smaller, use a heavier or lighter weight yarn and appropriate needles. Alternatively, you can add or subtract stitches in multiples of 10.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ripple Crochet Scarf

It's been a while since a Klose Knit blog post, so we thought we'd break the silence to share this wonderful crochet scarf pattern with you! Crochet is the hot thing this summer, and we're really excited to have some new patterns in the shop. This one was written by our own Edda, and once again she has done great work!

Ripple Crochet Scarf

Heavier sock weight yarn, approx. 250 yards

ch- chain
dc- double crochet
dc3tog- 3 double crochet decrease
yo- yarn over hook

Special stitch-
dc3tog- to work a dc3tog, yo and insert the hook into next stitch, yo and draw a loop through, yo and draw through the first two looks on the hook, then do the same in each of the next two stitches. You now have 4 loops on the hook. Yo and draw a loop through all 4 loops on the hook.

Chain 36
Foundation Row:
Work one double crochet in the 4th chain from the hook, make one dc in each of the next 3 chains, *dc3tog in the next three chains, dc in each of the next 3 chains, 3 dc in the next chain, dc in each of the next 3 chains*
Repeat once more between *, then do a dc3tog and a dc in each of the net 5 chains. Chain 3 and turn.

Row 1
From now on work in the back loop of each dc.
Work 1 dc in the next 4 dc, *dc3tog in the next 3 dc, dc in each of the next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in each of the next 3 dc*. Repeat once more, then do a dc3tog in the next three double crochet stitches, dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in to the turning chain. Repeat this row until the end of the scarf, or until you run out of yarn.

Hint: Make sure you have chan 3 and 4dc at the beginning of each row and 5 dc at the end