Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Doorknob cozies!!!

I created this pattern a few months ago as a way to tag different houses around Cleveland.
I like making them with crazy eyelash yarn that I'd normally never ever use. It's a great way to use small bits of yarn, or the inevitable ball of fun fur that a non-knitter gave you for christmas.

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a cozy my friend Rosa made.

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a cozy of my own.

On size 8 dpn's, cast on 26 stitches and work in a 1x1 rib for about an inch or an inch and a half. this will be the "shaft" of the knob.

switch to size 6 dpn's, and work the next row in stockinette, increasing until there are ten stitches per needle. You should now have 30 stitches.
Knit 4, tbl around. You should now have 36 stiches total.
Knit 5, tbl around. You should have 42 stitches.
purl one row.
knit 5, k2tog around
knit 4, k2tog around
knit 3, k2tog around
knit 2, k2tog around
knit 1, k2tog around
thread all stitches onto the yarn, and pull tight to fasten off.

I tagged a house near mine so i could observe the reactions. They people kept it on for about 2 weeks, until I switched the cozy to a crochet one in the middle of the night. That one was gone within 2 days. Further proof that knitting is far superior to crochet.

although crocheting rocks as well.


I am known by many names...Zel is fine said...

Crochet and knitting are equally awesome. This is a really great idea. The doorknobs in my school are the long ones, but I'd really love to make cozies for the doors their...we have a student crochet club and I think the kids would love them!! Really excellect idea!!!!:)

TriSarahTops said...

I have a pattern i made for a crochet one, i'll post it soon. I made ones for those doorhandles too, but i don't think i could write that one down into a concise pattern.

Twitchy Knitter said...

Ha! Genius, I tell you!

Turtle said...

Love it! May have to make a few of these!

KaityBeth said...

Heh that's pretty Silly. I kinda want one for my Bedroom door.

ShannonAnn said...

Going to make some fuzzy pinkones for my girls' bedroom now.