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ducky2108


ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:I'm a boy, and I don't care, I'm so proud I want to share.

I've just knitted some lovely little wick covers for my staff, so they won't get all damaged when I'm practicing. Yeah, they're only in grey wool, and yeah, they only took the morning to make the pair, but I don't care. I'm well happy.

It's like they're wearing sexy little booties.


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KatP
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

KatP

Muddy fingernails
Location: Way oop norf

Total posts: 505
Posted:Got a pattern? Or did you make it up yourself. Tell me how!!

Glasgow hmm? You might know my brother Simon, who has the best ideas for wedding presents - his 'n' hers fire ropes! ubblol


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ducky2108


ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:I didn't have a pattern, I just made it up myself.

I just measured the size of my wicks by cutting off a piece of wool. I went from the middle of the top of the wick to about 1cm below for the length (one pice of wool), and then another piece was used to measure the size around the wick. The size around the wick I used to measure the number of stitches needed, and the length of the wick was the length of the knitting.

I have the smaller sized tube core wicks, so here's my little pattern made up just this morning.

I used 3.75mm needles
Cast on 28 stitches
row 1, knit whole row
row 2, purl whole row
Continue for to row 26, knitting even rows and purling odd ones (13 total rows of stocking stitch for those in the know)
row 27, yarn forward and knit two stitches together for the whole row (This adds little eye hole things, so you can thread ribbon or string through and tie them tight around the staff so they don't fall off)
row 28, purl row
row 29, knit row
row 30, knit row
cast off.
To finish, stitch from the top (the end with the eye holes) down one side to form a tube. Then, run the stitches along the bottom so that when you pull on the remaining wool, it all gathers together like a drawstring. Then, you just make it secure, and pop them on your wicks, maybe with some lovely ribbon through the eye holes.

Give it a try. Mine look great, and are dead easy to do. You can do whatever stitches you fancy (stocking, garter etc) for the main body.


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ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:Ooops

Row 30 should be purl, not knit.


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pricklyleaf
SILVER Member since Mar 2005

pricklyleaf

with added berries
Location: Manchester

Total posts: 1365
Posted:I didn't realise who you are till I found this thread. (I also thought you were a girl, sorry!) I like knitting too, although I'm not very good at it.

Anyway, you'll have to show them off at juggling club!


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dance like nobody is watching
and hula hoop like wiggling will save the world.

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

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Mr Majestik
SILVER Member since Mar 2004

Mr Majestik

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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear

Total posts: 4693
Posted:Written by: ducky2108

It's like they're wearing sexy little booties.



ubblol nice work


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UCOF
SILVER Member since Apr 2002

UCOF

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Posted:Cher-ching!

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squarexbear
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

squarexbear

....of doom!
Location: Hastings, UK

Total posts: 585
Posted:oooh...i hadn't thought about wick covers. we both need them. ooh oooh ooooooh.

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ducky2108


ducky2108

A little bit of a board whore
Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 147
Posted:Plus, it saves a fortune in socks, and did I mention how quick and easy they were to do.

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JonnyRok
BRONZE Member since May 2005

JonnyRok

Look! I'm Darth Bunny!
Location: Sunny South Africa

Total posts: 446
Posted:There is nothing wrong with knitting, I personally like to bake muffins sometimes ubbrollsmile

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Lost83spy
BRONZE Member since Sep 2005

Lost83spy

Out! Out! You demons of stupidity!
Location: Somewhere, out there...

Total posts: 587
Posted:I used to knit, my gran taught me. It comes in handy when I dont have alot of money for a scarf in winter ubbrollsmile

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