Sittin’ and knittin’ 9/15/10
I think it’s time to shift gears and make something other than an afghan square. So, let’s take a left turn and make a Top Hat Tissue Cover.
Materials needed: 1 50 gram ball of yarn that will make 2 holders, size 7 needles, a tapestry needle and decorations of your choosing for the finished product.
Definitions: k - knit, p - purl, sl - slip (always as if to purl unless directed otherwise), yo - yarn over, tog - together.
Beginning with the brim, cast on 6 stitches.
Row 1: sl 1st stitch, k5. Row 2: k5, p1. Row 3: sl 1st stitch, k3, turn. Row 4: sl 1, k2, p1. Repeat these 4 rows until there are 46 ridges along shorter edge, ending with Row 4. Cast off 5 stitches and with 1st stitch still on needle, pick up and knit one stitch in each ridge along shorter edge, ending with 1st stitch in cast-on edge. (48 stitches on needle)
Row 1: purl. Row 2: k1,*yo, k2tog, repeat from * to last stitch, k1. Row 3: purl.
Row 4: k1, *k2tog, yo, repeat from * to last stitch, k1. Don’t forget to do a yo before the last k1.
Repeat these four rows 5 times more, then 1st and 2nd rows once. (These directions are for a small roll. For a larger one, repeat these rows 10 times, then 1st and 2nd rows once.)
Row 1 and all odd rows: knit. Row 2: *k6, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row.
Row 4: *k5, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row. Row 6: *k4, k2tog, repeat from * to end of row.
Continue decreasing in this manner until there are 12 stitches on needle.
Next row: k2tog 6 times. Break thread leaving enough to pull through remaining stitches and sew side edges together. Decorate with flowers, ribbons, buttons, or whatever you wish.