. . . greenhouse knits #7 and #8 . . .

# 7 is a large, asymmetrical shawl with a triangular shape.

greenhouse shawl 3+

It is worked sideways and starts with an I-cord 4 stitches wide. The body is worked in garter stitch with delicate lacey leaves shaping the bottom edges.
The scalloped edge is formed by leaf tips that stick out. They are worked using German short rows aka double stitches.


The lace and the garter stitch body make it an easy project, but it needs your attention because of the increases and decreases that shape the shawl and the leaves.

greenhouse shawl 4

Sizes
one size easily adaptable. It can be made as a large wrap or a smaller shawlette.
As pictured after blocking:
wingspan : 210 cm / 83”
depth: 70 cm / 27½”

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply
as pictured (large shawl)
± 900 m / 990 yards

3.5 mm (US 4) straight needles or circular needle
marker
tapestry needle

Gauge
is not important but will affect the size of your shawl. As the sample: 23 sts and 44 rows (= 22 ridges) in garter stitch (blocked) = 10 x 10 cm (4”x 4”)

More info hereleaves.jpg

#8 are individual leaves. Make the leaves in all kinds of little rests in different colors to finish off a hat or embellish your knitwear. Make a whole bunch of leaves and sew them together into a spring garland to decorate a wall. The possibilities are endless. The size of a leaf using fingering weight and 3 mm (US 2½) needles is 7 x 3.5 cm (2¾ x 1¼”) and it uses only 5 to 6 m / 5½ to 6½ yards.

leaves in pot

What you’ll need
any yarn weight: little rests in different colors.
One leaf in fingering weight uses about 5 m / 5½ yards. In heavier yarn weights it is a little more.

straight needles or double pointed needles in a size to match your yarn

tapestry needle

Gauge is not important

Check it out here

And the e-book: greenhouse knits is now complete 🙂

greenhouse leaves montage

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. . . Greenhouse knits #6 . . .

greenhouse # 6 tunic +text

#6 is a tunic or a dress worked bottom up. A branch of leaves grows along the left front.

greenhouse tunic 1-

The raglan sleeve inset is quite special. It is worked using short rows with live stitches that are put on hold. Then the stitches are slipped to a needle and the sleeve is worked top down and seamlessly also using short rows.

detail neck

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements: 28¼, 32¼, 36¼, 40, 44, 48 “ (72, 82, 92, 102, 112, 122 cm)
Intended to be worn with no ease or a little positive ease.

What you’ll need
± 900/1000/1100/1200/1350/1500 m (1000/1100/1200/1320/1480/1650 yards) fingering / 4ply weight

3.5 mm (US 4) circular needle and straight needles (optional)
3 mm (US 2½) circular needle and straight needles (optional)
6 markers
one button

Gauge
25 sts and 36 rows stockinette with larger needle size = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

greenhouse tunic 5

. . . greenhouse knits #5 . . .

#5 of the greenhouse knits collection: another hat but with a completely different construction.

greenhouse hat B+text

The hat is first worked back and forth and sideways to form a headband with the leaf stitch pattern. Short rows are worked to form an arch that goes upwards to the crown. Stitches are picked up along the headband to work the crown in the round. Lastly, the two sides of the headband are closed by sewing them together at the inside.

one adaptable size
adaptable for head circumference of 53 to 60 cm / 21” to 23¾ “
Finished height = ± 20 cm (8”)

What you’ll need
worsted / 9 ply
± 140 m / 155 yards
4 mm (US 6) circular needle

tapestry needle
6 markers

Gauge
20 sts and 30 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

 

I made another hat based on this pattern but in two colors and with a few changes.

2color hat 1
What I altered: worked the decreases from the left and right twists with CC (contrasting colors, also the 2 middle stitches of each leaf are done in CC.
I changed the background purl stitches in knit stitches.
I worked the crown in the round but that gives an extra problem with the leafs in CC. It is like working intarsia in the round. I think it is a better idea to continue to work flat and seam the crown as the headband.

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. . . greenhouse knits #4 . . .

greenhouse #4+foto#4 is a cropped cardigan – but can be made longer – using the contiguous sleeve inset developed by Susie Myers. It is worked bottom up because those leaves look so much better knit bottom up.

roots cardi 3

The cardigan has small pockets worked invisibly in the large hem.

cardi 5

Leaves are growing out of the right pocket and at the back and sleeve. Here is a detail of the pocket and the leaves growing out of it.

greenhouse cardigan detail

The leaves at the back are a bit different from the sample: they are placed closer to the center depending on the size. The long cuffs can be worn as is or folded back to line up with the length of the cardigan.

Sizes:
XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
finished measurements chest: 29½ / 33½ / 37 / 41 / 45 / 49 “ (75 / 85 / 94 / 104 / 114 / 124 cm)

What you’ll need
± 820/920/1000/1100/1200/1300 m (900/1000/1100/1200/1320/1450 yards) worsted or aran / 9 or 10 ply
a small rest of worsted – aran weight: ± 25 m / 27 yards
two 4.5 mm (US 7) circular needles and straight needles (optional)
4 mm (US 6) needles
10 to 12 markers (10 for XS-S, 12 for M-XXL)
7 buttons: diameter 2 cm / ¾”
tapestry needle
stitch holders or scrap yarn

Gauge
18 sts and 26 rows stockinette with the larger needle = 10 x 10 cm (4”x4”)

Check it out here

. . . greenhouse knits #2 . . .

Here is # 2: a pair of socks in the most wonderful green* I know.

greenhouse knits #2-sox+text

 * It is Wollmeise, of course … who else … Twin, colorway Grünfink.

It is the second pattern from the greenhouse knits e-book.

Greenhouse knits #2: a pair of socks with leaves growing along the leg. The socks are worked toe up with a heel flap. The heel is worked with short rows. There is an option to place the leaves at the left side, back or right side of the leg. The leaves are charted and fully written out.

 

Sizes
S / M / L to fit foot circumference: 19.5 / 22 / 24.5 cm (7.5 / 8.5 / 9.5 “)

Foot length: EUR 36 / 37, 38 / 39, 40 / 41
US 5 / 5.5, 6.5 / 7, 8 / 9
UK 3.5 / 4, 5 / 5.5, 6.5 / 7.5

Finished height = ± 22 cm / 8½”

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply: ± 300 to 330m / 330 to 360 yards

2.5 mm (US 1½) circular needle
or 5 double pointed needles

tapestry needle

sock side

Check it out here, and the other greenhouse knits here and here

Next knit from the greenhouse will be a cardigan ….

. . . greenhouse knits #3

greenhouse knits #3-    Yes, three becomes before two.

This is the third pattern from the greenhouse knits e-book. Don’t worry. # 2 hasn’t been forgotten, it is coming very very soon.

greenhouse mitts +-

mitts 1-
Greenhouse knits #3: The mitts are worked from the top down to the fingers with delicate leaves twining around the forearm. The leaves are worked in twisted stitches (no cabling). These are very long mitts but can be made shorter by starting at a later round. The stitch pattern is charted and fully written out.

Sizes: S/M/L to fit circumference palm (at knuckles) : ± 16-17 / 18 / 19-20 cm (± 6-6.5 / 7 / 7.5-8 “ )
S/M/L to fit forearm (under the elbow) : ± 18-23 / 22-25 / 24-29 cm (± 7-9 / 8¾-9¾ / 9½-11½ “)

Gauge
29 sts and 42 rows in stockinette stitch = 10 x 10 cm (4”x 4”)

What you’ll need
fingering / 4 ply
± 250 to 300 m / 275 to 330 yards

3 mm (US 2½) circular needle or 5 double pointed needles

tapestry needle
2 markers

Check it out here and here