Monday, June 9, 2008

I don't! Really, I don't. . .

. . . so, I need some stash busting tips for my horrid acrylic yarn. I know in the blogosphere there are Yarn Nazis as well as Anti-Nazis, who can be more dictatorial then the nazis themselves. I consider myself a "Yarn Practicalist." I feel I should make this known at the beginning of my story, so as not to confuse you guys about my morals.

So, I'm sitting on the couch watching Doctor Phil not 20 minutes ago, and I think. "I'm going to knit something interesting. How about a wedding ring?" I don't think it's been done before, because I googled around and all I got were webrings, but I wouldn't be surprised. I used some yellow Red Heart, and some white Caron Simply Soft. By the end of the pattern, I realize why I wanted to get rid of the yarn. I broke two dpns because the yarn wouldn't give and I knit too quickly for my poor rosewoods to handle.

Thankfully one is definitely fixable with some glue. . . but OOOH, am I mad! I really want to burn this yarn. Truly. I think I can stare at it until it melts by the power of my will into a smelly, yellow puddle of carcinogenic ooze.

Anyway, that's my story. My advice for this pattern is, use a different yarn. Other then that, it's a five minute knit.

Edit 2/11/09: Errata is in red. I'm a little annoyed, I wish someone had commented/messaged/emailed me that the pattern had a mistake. Email. Me. I'm a lonely person. Even if you just have a retarded question.


Red Heart Yellow Yarn: MC. About 5 yards
Caron Simply Soft, White: CC. Less than 1 yard
2 size one Double pointed needles, or size whatever. I'm sure you could make these with any size needles.
Measuring tape
Sewing needle

Gauge: Arbitrary.

CO 3 sts
knit an i-cord for about an inch. It helps to measure the circumference of your finger, then divide by two. when you reach that measurement, make the "diamond."

Diamond row: Still working an i-cord, K1 MC. In CC, K1 YO K1 YO K1- all in the second stitch. Turn. P5. Turn. K5. Turn. P2tog, P1, P2tog tbl. Turn. K3tog. K1 MC.

Work i-cord for second half of ring.

Bind off, and sew ends together to form a loop.

Easy peasy. Hopefully you won't be as full of rage as I am right now when you finish.


  1. Oh if only there was a man out there who would marry me I'd knit this up in a jiffy!

  2. Cute! I think I may be knitting one up soon!

  3. Just thought I'd let you know I LOVE this pattern! I made a ring for me and one for a friend with a blue "stone." It's an awesome stashbuster!

  4. Haha! I have that yellow yarn too. Its terrible! BTW- Im making this with red stone!

  5. Cute. I made one for my daughter and used a bead for the stone.

    FWIW, the term "Nazi" should be reserved for actual Nazis. People who are merely rigid in their thinking are in no way comparable to Nazis. Take it from someone who lost her ancestors to the Nazis.

  6. Since my gold was a bamboo/wool blend, I decided to felt the ring after I finished knitting. It turned out great and totally made up for the fact that I wasn't paying attention to how long the first half of the I-cord was.

    I love the whimsy of wearing the ring.

  7. I have just finished my ring, whew!! I had to restart a few times but its done. I didnt know what tbl meant so had to look it up. Hopefully it means through back loop! Thanks for the great pattern, em xxx

  8. I am gonna make, like, 50 million of these in every single colr i can find, now I can finally have a ring that fits. If i do make a lot ill post them 2 my blog,

  9. I use Red heart a lot, but then again I always use metal needles :P A lot more durable than plastic or even wood. You can get them cheap a Jo Anns, and they wont snap.

  10. it's a funny to knit a ring,
    thank you !

  11. These look sooooo adorable! I'm definitely making these! Maybe as birthday party favours..... ;) thanx 4 the pattern!

  12. Wish you wouldn't use abbreviations you don't explain like tbl. Neophyte knitters and old people don't always know what you mean. Would like to make the rig for granddaughters swim team, IF I knew what tbl was.

  13. Anon -

    Tbl means through back loop. No amount of rudeness can replace a Google search. Type "Knitting tbl" in your browser window for instructions.

    If you have a question, feel free to email me or add contact information to your comment so I can reply to you.

  14. Oh my goodness. I laughed out loud the entire time I read your explanation of this. Outstanding. :)

    1. I forgot to mention that I'm going to make a boat load of these for a bridal shower. Thanks for the pattern!


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