31 March 2009


Just a quick FYI:
If you haven't noticed by now, I don't regularly post a gauge?
"Why?" you may ask.
"Well," I shall reply, "I think that to go through endless conversions, only to have a weird fraction in the end that is incomprehensible is pointless. In stead, I think that everyone's project should be personalized to the type of yarn they prefer, needle size, and body size!"

So, without further ado... The pattern!

Double pointed needles (Size needed to obtain gauge)
3-ply baby yarn (Pound of Love)

Numbers to know!
(Circumference of your head) - 2 inches = A
YOUR gauge. Not the gauge on the yarn packaging. YOUR knitting gauge. = B
3. A x B = C
4. C is the number of sts to cast on. If this number is divisible by 10, great! My coil pattern goes by 10's. But, if all else fails, make sure that C is divisible by 4.

1. CO C

2. P until piece measures 6 inches

  • Fold your work in half (the row that you CO should be inside).
  • Take the 1st CO loop and pull it before the 1st st on your needles.
  • K2tog.
  • Repeat this step (with every stitch correlating to the CO row aka in the same column) until all sts have been worked
NOTE: This is in sets of 10's. So my coils are 6 sts and 4 sts. You can change the width of the coils to correspond to your particular number of sts.
For example, if you cast on 84 sts then your coils could be 2 sts and 2 sts or 10 sts by 2 sts.
For sets of 10: *K4, P6* Rpt for 4 rounds
  • *K4, put 3 sts on holder behind work, P3, put 3 sts on left needle, P3*
  • *K4, P6* Rpt for 4 rounds
  • *Put 2 sts on a holder behind work, K2, put 2 sts on left needle, K2, P6*
  • *K4, P6* Rpt for 4 rounds
  • Rpt the bullited steps
5. Continue pattern until piece measures 6 inches

6. If you can, continue the coil pattern as you decrease. If you cannot, then just go back to the K and P columns.

7. PMs at 7,8, 9, or 10 equally placed segments

  • *K/P to 2 before marker, k2tog, sl marker*
  • K/P round
  • Continue bulltied steps until less than 10 sts remain
9. Cut yarn, thread through remaining loops, pull tight and tie together.