A knitalong for Melanie Falick's Handknit Holidays.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Here is what Melanie sent to me for the over the knee socks, the pillow and the candycane hat.

Candy Cane Hat Pattern
Rnd 1 of the crown shaping should be as follows: Rnd 1: K1, *skp, k4; repeat from * to last 5 sts, skp, k3.
All of the following rnds work thereafter.

Over the Knee Socks
The first cable on Rnd 8 of the Ankle Chart on page 84 should be moved 1 st to the right.

Menorah Pillow
There are only 96 rows - the chart on page 38 is correct. The "97" in the pattern (on page 36)
is a typo.

There is an error on lines 41 and 42 of the chart -- there should be 9 (not
the charted 8) stitches on either side of the first/last cable; the st just
after/before the "no stitch" column should be a purl stitch.

Although the pillow photographed was made with 5 balls of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, one knitter reported not having enough yarn, so-to be safe-you might want to buy 6 balls.