Friday, March 20, 2009

New Website Same Blog

I am posting to let you know about my NEW website: http://wicketstitch.net Although this is not my main Blog I thought that you might want to know.

Please be sure to check out my main BLOG at http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com. I still post once a week on my Blog and will announce any new patterns there as well.

My new website http://wicketstitch.net is where you will find all my free patterns in PDF, Word 2007 and HTML format. You can print them as you like within the guidelines of the copyright.

If you would like me to print them out for you and mail them to you there is a small printing fee. Please don’t hesitate to contact me with questions. RaAnn@wicketstitch.net or AutumnRa@gmail.com .

Friday, March 16, 2007

NEW BLOG

For all pattern created after March 7 (and all patriotic patterns)...please go to my new blog:

http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com/

You will find all my latest creations, my info posts. Comming soon: stitch markers, keychains and needle point protectors!

=)

Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Mistakes Abound =)

Have you every created something that you were very proud of only to discover that you made a major mistake? This happened to me. I was editing and designing, knitting and crocheting, and generally keeping busy. I proceeded to upload some things to my blog and realized as I was linking things that something was not right. About a month ago someone mentioned that they had a problem getting to my Blog. I thought that it was just a mistype. I was right...I made the mistake myself! Lol

When I created my Blog I mis-spelled the word stitch. Being blind, I did not pick up on the problem until last night. I am so embarrassed!

So, now I have two blog sites: Wicket Stich and Wicket Stitch
I will be continuing my blog on the Wicket Stitch (spelled correctly) site. Please change your bookmarks to http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com/ . It will take me a little bit of time to move over all the extra links but I will get to them soon.

I am also going to open a new yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/wicketstitch/ This group will be where you can obtain PDF and doc versions of my patterns.

Currently I am working on free patterns but eventually I will try my hand at selling some as well.

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

Coast Guard Dishcloth©


Coast Guard Dishcloth©
Outline Anchor Version
by RaAnn Clegg

Materials: 100% Cotton Yarn
US Size 5

Finished Size: 8 x 8 inches

CO 40
row 1 - 4: knit across
row 5: k 3, p 34, k 3.
rows 6 & all even: knit across
row 7: k 3, p 13, k 1, p 6, k 1, p 12, k 3.
row 9: k 3, p 9, k 4, p 1, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 1, k 4, p 9, k 3.
row 11: k 3, p7, k 2, p 6, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 6, k 2, p 7, k 3.
row 13: k 3, p 3, k 4, p 4, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 4, k 4, p 3, k 3.
row 15: k 3, p3, k 1, p 5, k 2, p 1, k 3, p 4, k 3, p 1, k 2, p 5, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 17: k 3, p 3, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 16, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 19: k 3, p 3, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 2, k 12, p 2, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 21; k 3, p 2, k 1, p 6, k 16, p 6, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 23: k 3, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 2, p 2, k 7, p 3, k 6, p 2, k 2, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 25: k 3, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k6, p 9, k 5, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 27: k 3, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 5, p 5, k 1, p 5, k 4, p 3, k 1 p 1, k 1, p 1, k 3.
row29: k 3, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 4, p 5, k 3, p 5, k 3, p 3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 3.
row 31: k 3, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 5, p 4, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 4, k 4, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 3.
row 33: k 3, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 4, p 4, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2, p 4, k 3, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 3.
row 35: k 3, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1 , k 4, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from *four times, k 1, p 3, k 3, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 3.
row 37: k 3, p 2, k 2, p 2, k 4, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * four times, k 1, p 3, k 3, p 2, k 2, p 2, k 3.
row 39: k 3, p 6, k 4, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * four times, k 1, p 3, k 3, p 6, k 3.
row 41: k 3, p 6, k 4, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * four times, k 1, p 3, k 3, p 6, k 3.
row 43: k 3, p 3, k 1, p 2, k 4, p 3, k 9, p 3, k 3, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 45: k 3, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 4, p 3, k 9, p 3, k 3, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 47: k 3, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 6, p 1, k 11, p 1, k 5, p 3, k 1, p 1, k 3.
row 49: k 3, p 2, k 1, p 4, k 5, p 11, k 5, p 3, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 51: k 3, p 3, k 1, p 4, k 5, p 9, k 5, p 3, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 53: k 3, p 4, k 1, p 4, k 5, p 7, k 5, p 3, k 1, p 4, k 3.
row 55: k 3, p 4, k 3, p 3, k 6, p 3, k 6, p 2, k 3, p 4, k 3.
row 57: k 3, p 3, k 1, p 2, k 2, p 3, k 13, p 2, k 2, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 59: k 3, p 2, k 1, p 4, k 2, p 3, k 11, p 2, k 2, p 4, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 61: k 3, p2, k 1, p1, k 2, p1, k 1, p1, k 1, p3, k 1, p6, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 63: k 3, p2, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 65: k 3, p 3, k 4, p 4, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 6, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 4, k 4, p 3, k 3.
row 67: k 3, p 12, k 1, p 8, k 1, p 12, k 3.
row 69: k 3, p 34, k 3.
Row 70 - 73 knit across
Bind off and weave in ends. Block as necessary.

Copyright 2007 by RaAnn Clegg. All Rights Reserved. http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com/


See my Navy Eagle Dishcloth
my US Eagle Dishcloth/Square and my Army Eagle Dishcloth

Sunday, March 4, 2007

US Eagle Dishcloth©

For those of you who would like just a general US Dishcloth I have created the US Eagle Square. You can see the military branch specific patterns my other posts.


US Eagle Square©
by RaAnn Clegg

Materials: Worst Weight Yarn
US Size 8

Finished Size Blocked: 8 x 8 inches

CO 40
row 1 - 4: knit across
row 5: k 3, p 34, k 3.
rows 6 & all even: knit across
row 7: k 3, p 34, k 3.
row 9: k 3, p 34, k 3
row 11: k 3, p 11, k 11, p 12, k 3.
row 13: k 3, p 15, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 16, k 3.
row 15: k 3, p 13, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * three times, k 1, p 14, k 3.
row 17: k 3, p 11, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * five times, k 1, p 12, k 3.
row 19: k 3, p 11 *k 1, p 1, repeat from * five times, k 1, p 12, k 3.
row 21: k 3, p 10, k 2, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 2, p 11, k 3.
row 23: k 3, p 8, k 4, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 4, p 9, k 3.
row 25: k 3, p 7, k 5, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 5, p 8, k 3.
row 27: k 3, p 6, k 6, *p1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 5, p 8, k 3.
row 29: k 3, p 5, k 22, p 7, k 3.
row 31: k 3, p 5, k 22, p 7, k 3.
row 33: k 3, p 5, k 7, p 1, k 7, p 1, k 6, p 7, k 3.
row 35: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 1, k 11, p 1, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 37: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 3, k 6, p 4, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 39: k 3, p 4, k 5, p 5, k 5, p 4, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 41: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 5, k 4, p 4, k 6, p 5, k 3.
row 43: k 3. P 4, k 7, p 4, k 4, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 45: k 3, p 4, k 7, p 3, k 5, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 47: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 3, k 6, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 49: k 3, p 3, k 7, p 13, k 6, p 5, k 3.
row 51: k 3. P 3, k 6, p 15, k 6, p 4, k 3.
row 53: k 3, p 2, k 6, p 17, k 5, p 4, k 3.
row 55: k 3, p 2, k 4, p 20, k 4, p 4, k 3.
row 57: k 3, p 2, k 3, p 22, k 4, p 3, k 3.
row 59: k 3, p 2, k 2, p 25, k 2, p 3, k 3.
row 61: k 3, p 34, k 3.
row 63: k 3, p 34, k 3.
row 64 - 66: knit across
Bind off and weave in ends.

Copyright 2007 by RaAnn Clegg. All Rights Reserved. http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com/

See my Navy Eagle Dishcloth
my Army Eagle Dishcloth and my Coast Guard Dishcloth


When you purchase a pattern or obtain a free pattern form anyone you have been granted the right to make the pattern - not the rights to the pattern itself. This means that you may make the item for yourself or as a gift, but you may not make and sell the items for profit without a license agreement from the author.

Life and Military Dishcloths

Life is fun. Recently I have become so caught up in designing that I have forgotten to take care of some business that I must do. For the next few days I will not be available much...but I will be back soon!

I have completed the US Eagle Square/Dishcloth the Navy Eagle Dishcloth, the Army Eagle Dishcloth and the Coast Guard Dishcloth. The Air Force Dishcloth and the Marine Dishcloth are almost done. I am also working on a Seebee Dishcloth. If you have any suggestions for future military themed cloths please email me at: AutumnRa@gmail.com .

What is the difference between them? These are all taken from the actual logo’s of the military branches. The Navy Eagle has an anchor in it’s talons. The Army Eagle holds a branch and arrows. The Coast Guard is two anchors crossing a life preserver. The Air Force was a bit more difficult. It is a stylized Eagle with the words Air Force at the bottom. The Marines are proving to be the toughest of all. I am trying to incorporate the overall silhouette of their logo into the dishcloth.

I am hoping to have these cloths posted by the end of the week. Until then please enjoy the US Eagle Square/Dishcloth, the Navy Eagle Dishcloth, the Army Eagle Dishcloth, and the Coast Guard Dishcloth...and the Hummingbird and Butterfly too.

(Oh, on a side note: Someone asked me if the butterfly has a head. Yes it does, but it is incorporated into the center body so it is not very noticeable. The thing that sets that portion apart is the antennae. )

And finally, I am working on a Big Rig (18 - Wheeler) dishcloth and about three more hummingbirds...so have patience, theier coming! =)

Army Eagle Dishcloth©


Army Eagle Dishcloth©
by RaAnn Clegg
Picture courtesy of Cindy in Rowlett, TX

Materials: 100% Cotton Yarn
US Size 5

Finished Size blocked: 8 x 8 inches

CO 40
row 1 - 4: knit across
row 5: k 3, p 34, k 3.
rows 6 & all even: knit across
row 7: k 3, p 9, k 1, p 3, k 7, p 3, k 2, p 1, k 1, p 7, k 3.
row 9: k 3, p 5, k, 2, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 9, p4, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 6, k 3.
row 11: k 3, p 3, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 3, k 11, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 5, k 3.
row 13: k 3, p 4, k 1, p 1, k 2, p 3, k 11, p 3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 4, k 3.
row 15: k 3, p 2, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 1, k 2, p 13, k 4, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 17: k 3, p 4, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 11, p 5, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 4, k 3.
row 19: k 3, p 3, k 2, p 2, k 1, p 7, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 10, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 21: k 3, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 7, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * three times, k 1, p 14, k 3.
row 23: k 3, p 3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 5, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * five times, k 1, p 12, k 3.
row 25: k 3, p 3, k 1, p 7 *k 1, p 1, repeat from * five times, k 1, p 12, k 3.
row 27: k 3, p 10, k 2, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 2, p 11, k 3.
row 29: k 3, p 8, k 4, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 4, p 9, k 3.
row 31: k 3, p 7, k 5, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 5, p 8, k 3.
row 33: k 3, p 6, k 6, *p1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 5, p 8, k 3.
row 35: k 3, p 5, k 22, p 7, k 3.
row 37: k 3, p 5, k 22, p 7, k 3.
row 39: k 3, p 5, k 7, p 1, k 7, p 1, k 6, p 7, k 3.
row 41: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 1, k 11, p 1, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 43: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 3, k 6, p 4, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 45: k 3, p 4, k 5, p 5, k 5, p 4, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 47: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 5, k 4, p 4, k 6, p 5, k 3.
row 49: k 3. P 4, k 7, p 4, k 4, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 51: k 3, p 4, k 7, p 3, k 5, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 53: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 3, k 6, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 55: k 3, p 3, k 7, p 13, k 6, p 5, k 3.
row 57: k 3. P 3, k 6, p 15, k 6, p 4, k 3.
row 59: k 3, p 2, k 6, p 17, k 5, p 4, k 3.
row 61: k 3, p 2, k 4, p 20, k 4, p 4, k 3.
row 63: k 3, p 2, k 3, p 22, k 4, p 3, k 3.
row 65: k 3, p 2, k 2, p 25, k 2, p 3, k 3.
row 67: k 3, p 34, k 3.
row 69: k 3, p 34, k 3.
row 71 - 74: knit across
Bind off and weave in ends.
Copyright 2007 by RaAnn Clegg. All Rights Reserved. http://wicketstich.blogspot.com/
Bind off and weave in ends.

Coming soon: Air Force and Marines Dishcloths!
See my Navy Eagle Dishcloth
my US Eagle Dishcloth/Square and my Coast Guard Dishcloth

Friday, March 2, 2007

Military Themed Dishcloth Patterns

There has been such an overwhelming response to my Navy Eagle Dishcloth that I have decided to release my other military branch dishcloths as well. Please check back on March 5 for the next installment in the series. I will be posting a pattern for the Army, Air Force and Marines as quickly as possible.

I do not like to post a pattern without a picture to go with it, so I will be waiting until I have knitted each one before I release that particular pattern.

Thank you for all of your support. Your comments have contributed to helping make this a worth while endeavor. - RaAnn

Navy Eagle Dishcloth©

This is a time when political pressures and public opinions are changing the way that policies are handled in our government. Now I am not going to get up on a soap box here and "preach" to anyone about how things should be. I just wanted to share this with everyone to honor those of our brave soldieries who have fallen in the line of duty as well as those at home and abroad who are working to help keep all of us safe.
My brother is an Assistant HazMat Coordinator in the United States Navy. He works very hard, is raising a wonderful family and attending University with high honors. I am so very proud of him and what he is doing.
In special honor to all those who serve and for my brother...I have created this new Free Dishcloth Pattern. I hope you enjoy it.
Navy Eagle Dishcloth©
by RaAnn Clegg

Materials: 100% Cotton Yarn
US Size 5

Finished Size: 8 x 8 inches

CO 40
row 1 - 4: knit across
row 5: k 3, p 34, k 3.
rows 6 & all even: knit across
row 7: k 3, p 7, k 1, p 6, k 6, p 2, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 4, k 1, p 4, k 3.
row 9: k 3, p 5, k, 2, p 7, k 7, p 2, k 1, p4, k 1, p 5, k 3.
row 11: k 3, p 4, k 1, p 7, k 10, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 6, k 3.
row 13: k 3, p 4, k 1, p 6, k 12, p 2, k 2, p 1, k 3, p 3, k 3.
row 15: k 3, p 3, k 8, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 1, k 6, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 17: k 3, p 4, k 1, p 6, k 11, p 4, k 1, p 1, k 3, p 3, k 3.
row 19: k 3, p 4, k 1, p 10, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 8, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 4, k 3.
row 21: k 3, p 5, k 2, p 6, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * three times, k 1, p 5, k 1, p 1, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 3.
row 23: k 3, p 7, k 1, p 3, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * five times, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 3, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 25: k 3, p 11, *k 1, p 1, repeat from * five times, k 1, p 6, k 1, p 2, k 1, p 2, k 3.
row 27: k 3, p 10, k 2, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * three times, p 1, k 2, p 6, k 2, p 3, k 3.
row 29: k 3, p 8, k 4, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 4, p 9, k 3.
row 31: k 3, p 7, k 5, *p 1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 5, p 8, k 3.
row 33: k 3, p 6, k 6, *p1, k 1, repeat from * four times, p 1, k 5, p 8, k 3.
row 35: k 3, p 5, k 22, p 7, k 3.
row 37: k 3, p 5, k 22, p 7, k 3.
row 39: k 3, p 5, k 7, p 1, k 7, p 1, k 6, p 7, k 3.
row 41: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 1, k 11, p 1, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 43: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 3, k 6, p 4, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 45: k 3, p 4, k 5, p 5, k 5, p 4, k 5, p 6, k 3.
row 47: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 5, k 4, p 4, k 6, p 5, k 3.
row 49: k 3. P 4, k 7, p 4, k 4, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 51: k 3, p 4, k 7, p 3, k 5, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 53: k 3, p 4, k 6, p 3, k 6, p 3, k 7, p 5, k 3.
row 55: k 3, p 3, k 7, p 13, k 6, p 5, k 3.
row 57: k 3. P 3, k 6, p 15, k 6, p 4, k 3.
row 59: k 3, p 2, k 6, p 17, k 5, p 4, k 3.
row 61: k 3, p 2, k 4, p 20, k 4, p 4, k 3.
row 63: k 3, p 2, k 3, p 22, k 4, p 3, k 3.
row 65: k 3, p 2, k 2, p 25, k 2, p 3, k3.
row 67: k 3, p 34, k 3.
row 69: k 3, p 34, k 3.
row 71 - 74: knit across

Bind off and weave in ends.

Copyright 2007 by RaAnn Clegg. All Rights Reserved. http://wicketstitch.blogspot.com/
Coming soon: Air Force & Marines Dishcloths.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Nascar and Knitting

There is a new Group in Town...Knitting Nascar Fans! We are knitting for points, talking about racing and just having a lot of knitting fun. Come check us out at the Nascar Knitting blog!

I have been a Nascar fan for just over 22 years. I became a fan when I saw my first race with my "then" betrothed. Now, nearly 22 years later I am still in love with both my wonderful husband and Nascar.

I learned to knit about 12+ years ago and I have been knitting ever since. I love to watch the races and knit. It is both exciting and rewarding to see how much I can get done during the course of the race.

My favorite drivers are Ken Schrader, Matt Kenseth, Carl Edwards and just recently Jeff Gordon. I was fortunate enough to be at the Dayton 500 in 1999 and watched Jeff Gordon win. I list him as my favorites as long as he "plays fair". I do not care for the drivers who are arrogant or who have those "better than you" attitudes.

So, What have I knitted recently? Using a kitchen scale I have the following info:

Week 1, Daytona 500 (Total for this week: 390):
Tasseled Lace Bookmark (my own pattern) Lionbrand Microspun, - 20gm
Fur Fun Bookmark (my own pattern) Fun fur and Crochet Cotton #10 - 10gm
Baby Hat (my own patern) Mainstay Worst Weight - 50gm
Baby Booties (my own pattern) Mainstay Worst Weight - 30gm
Gave away Caron Simply Soft- purple 170 gm & Lace Weight Yarn 110 gm





Week 2, Auto Club 500 (Potenital: 907 gms): My Driver Won!!! Matt won this race...do we get points for that too? lol

Lace Shamrock Bookmark (my own pattern) Jamie Baby Yarn 1 gm
Started a striped Baby Blanket (my own pattern) for my soon-to-be nephew and hope to have it done by the next one. This is using Mainstay Yarn. Two one-pound skeins equaling 906 gms when finished. Of course I will weight it again at that point. =)