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simple, knit-in-the-round phone sock

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  • GanseypatternedMOBILEPHONE/IPODSOCK

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    families,Fraserburgh

    Thisphone/Ipodsockusespatternsthatarepartofourcoastalheritageandrepresentelementsofnauticallife.Herewehaveusedanchorsinthecentrepanel,flankedbystitchesrepresentingsandandshingle.Analternativechartisincludedwithaheartpatternfromoneofourganseys.Thesepatterns,andmanyothers,wereusedonganseystheseamless,fineknittedjumperstraditionallywornbyfishermenandseamenaroundtheBritishcoast,uptothelate1950s,tohelpkeepthemwarmanddryatsea.Differentareasofthecoastuseddifferentpatternsorpatterncombinations,anditissaidafishermanshomeportcouldhavebeenidentifiedfromhisgansey.

    ThispatternisbroughttoyoubytheMorayFirthGanseyProject(20092012)whichisresearchingganseypatternstraditionallyusedroundtheMorayFirthinthenortheastofScotland,conservingoldexamplesofthesebeautifullyandcleverlyconstructedgarmentsandrecordinglocalstoriesandtraditions.Theprojectwillalsomakethepatternsandknittingskillsavailabletoanewgenerationtouseandenjoythroughdevelopingschoolandcommunityknittinggroups,andinabookletandonlinepatternlibrary.Formoreinformation,seeourwebsitewww.ganseyMF.co.uk.

    Instructions

    Thephone/Ipodsockisknittedintheround,inthesamewaythatganseysare.Youcouldsubstituteotherganseypatternsfromyourhomeareatomakeyouritemunique.

    ThisprojectisbeingpartfinancedbytheHeritageLotteryFund,andbytheScottishGovernmentandTheEuropeanCommunityRuralAberdeenshire,HighlandandMorayLEADER20072013Programmes.

    PatternMorayFirthGanseyProject

  • PatternMorayFirthGanseyProject

    MaterialsRecommended

    Thesampleisknittedin5plyganseywool,whichisfinerthandoubleknitting/sportweightyarn,with247yards/225metresper100gmball.Youneed13gms.Otheryarnscanbesubstituted,butwerecommendasmoothyarninaplaincolourorslightmarltoshowoffthefinestitchestobesteffect.

    Setof4doublepointedneedlessize2.75mm(UK12,USsize2)(approx1820cmlong) Optionalsimilarsizecrochethooktomakecord Sewingneedle(largeenougheyetotakeyarn)tosewupandattachcord.

    Tension:(gauge)approx.30stitchesand44rowsto10cm/4inches.

    FinishedSize:

    Approx6.5cmwideby11.5cmdeep(2.5x4.5inches)

    Note:Checkyourtensionbycreatingatensionswatchinstockingstitchbeforeknitting

    Chartsymbols

    O=astitchwhichappearsasapurlstitchonthesightsideofthework.Itispurledonarightsiderowandknittedonawrongsiderow.

    OtherInstructions

    (K1P1)rib=Knit1,Purl1andrepeatthesetwostitchestoend.

    InstructionsforMobilePhoneSock

    Thisisquitequicktomakeandwillgivepracticeinworkingintheroundandfollowingachart.

    (Note:Youcouldadjustthesizeifrequiredbyaddingadditionalstitchesateachsideofthefrontandback(extra8stitches=2.5cm/1inchapprox)andknittingtheseinmossstitch,asperthegreencolumnsonthecharts.Adjustthelengthbyeitherknittinganotherrepeatofthepattern(20rows)orbyjustextendingthe(K1P1)rib.]

    Leavingataillongenoughforstitchingupthebottom,caston36stitches,placing12stitchesoneachofthreeneedles.Checkaftercastingonthatthestitcheshavenotbecometwisted,beforestartingtoworkintheround.(Note:formthethreeneedlesintoatrianglesothatthelaststitchonthethirdneedleisnexttothefirststitchonthefirstneedle.Usingthefourthneedle,workintothefirststitchonthefirstneedletoformtheround.)

    Work4rows(rounds)in(K1P1)rib.

    Starttoworkinpatternfromthechart.Thepatternreadsfromrighttoleft.Completeallfortyrowsonce.Thenwork4rowsin(K1P1)rib.Castoff.

    ToFinish

    Turnthephonesockinsideoutandstitchthebottomofthesocktogether,sothatthestitchesarenotvisibleontherightside.Turnthesockrightsideout.Ifrequiredblock(i.e.bypinningthesockinthecorrectshapetoanironingboard),andpresslightly.Layadampclothontopandleaveuntildry.Orfollowthemanufacturersdirectionsforyouryarn.

    Makeacordusingthesameoracontrastingyarn,followingtheinstructionsbelow*,andthreaditevenlythroughthetopribasadrawstring.Tietheendsofthecordtogethersecurelyanduseasewingneedletoruntheendsthroughabout4cmofthecordtosecurethem.

  • Chartformobilephone/Ipodsockanchordesign

    Starthere

    Adjustwidthifnecessarybyaddingstitchesnexttothesecolumns

    *Cordforphone/Ipodsockdrawstring

    Followtheinstructionsbelowforachainedcord.Youcancreatethiscordwithacrochethookorjustwithyourfingers:

    Makeaslipknotandloop

    Pulltheknotfairlytightyoushouldstillbeabletomaketoloopbiggerorsmaller

    Putyourthumbandfinger(orcrochethook)throughtheloop,pullanotherloopthroughandtightenthefirstloop.

    Continueinthiswayuntilyourcordisthelengthyourequire.Fastenofftheendwithaknot.Youcanalsomakeatwistedcord,ormakeacordbyplaitingthreestrandsofyarntogether.

    PatternMorayFirthGanseyProject

  • PatternMorayFirthGanseyProject

    Chartformobilephone/Ipodsockheartdesign

    Starthere

    Adjustwidthifnecessarybyaddingstitchesnexttothesecolumns

    Finished Size: To FinishChart for mobile phone / I-pod sock anchor design