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Jolly Roger Napkin Ring
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Sep 7, 2011 05:19:39   #
FireballDave
 
It's Talk Like A Pirate Day on the 19th September, so for a spot of fancy feasting after sailing the Spanish Main in search of plunder, you might need this for the Captain's table!

Have fun!
Dave



Pirate Napkin Ring


Materials:

DK or similar weight yarn in Black and White
Pair 4mm (US size 6) needles
Darning needle


Tension/Gauge:

22 stitches and 28 rows over 4"/10cms square


Abbreviations:

S1kw: slip the next stitch on the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle as if to knit
SSK: slip the next stitch from the left-hand needle to the right-hand needle knitwise, do the same with next stitch, insert point of left-hand needle into the front of both stitches and knit them together
K2tog: knit the next two stitches together
Inc1: Increase one stitch by knitting into the stitch below the next stitch on the left-hand needle as well as the next stitch.


Instructions:

With black yarn, cast on 17 stitches.
Row 1: S1kw, knit to end
Row 2: S1kw, K1, P13, K2
These two rows form the stitch pattern and are repeated throughout.
Work colour chart commencing at the bottom right-hand corner, carrying the yarn not in use across the back of work and twisting every two stitches to avoid loops.
Row 11: With Black: S1kw, K4, join White yarn: K1, B: K5, W: K1, B: K5
Row 12: B: S1kw, K1, P4, W: P1, B: P3, W: P1, B: P4, K2
Row 13: B: S1kw, K6, W: K1, B: K1, W: K1, B: K7
Row 14: B: S1kw, K1, P6, W: P1, B: P6, K2
Row 15: B: S1kw, K6, W: K1, B: K1, W: K1, B: K7
Row 16: B: S1kw, K1, P4, W: P1, B: P3, W: P1, B: P4, K2
Row 17: B: S1kw, K4, W: K1, B: K5, W: K1, B: K5
Row 18: B: S1kw, K1, P13, K2
Row 19: B: S1kw, K6, W: K3, B: K7
Row 20: B: S1kw, K1, P5, W: P1, B: P1, W: P1, B: P5, K2
Row 21: B: S1kw, K6, W: K3, B: K7
Row 22: B: S1kw, K1, P4, W: P5. B: P4, K2
Row 23: B: S1kw, K5, W: K5, B: K6
Row 24: B: S1kw, K1, P4, W: P1, B P1, W: P1. B: P1, W: P1, B: P4, K2
Row 25: B: S1kw, K5, W: K1, B: K1, W: K1, B: K1, W: K1, B K6
Row 26: B: S1kw, K1, P4, W: P5. B: P4, K2
Row 27: B: S1kw, K5, inc1, W: SSK, K1, K2tog, B: inc1, K6
Break white yarn and continue with black only
Row 28 and all following even-numbered rows: S1kw, K1, P13, K2
Row 29 and all following odd-numbered rows: S1kw, knit to end.
When all 39 rows of chart have been worked, cast off loosely, knitwise.


Finishing:

Form ring by joining cast-on to cast-off edge. Weave in all ends to neaten.


Key to Chart

Jolly Roger Napkin Ring

 
Sep 7, 2011 05:54:50   #
Dreamweaver
 
I'm loving the napkin ring. I'm thinking I can make it a tad longer and lap ends over a little elastic ponytail band or stitch ends to a little ength of black elastic and have an instant knit bracelet for the GD's. Guess I really didn't want to go to bed tonight after all!
Sep 7, 2011 06:23:35   #
FireballDave
 
Dreamweaver wrote:
I'm loving the napkin ring. I'm thinking I can make it a tad longer and lap ends over a little elastic ponytail band or stitch ends to a little ength of black elastic and have an instant knit bracelet for the GD's. Guess I really didn't want to go to bed tonight after all!


Thanks, I'm glad you like it. Both your ideas are great, try using a nice mercerised cotton like Rico Essentials which is soft and soft and has a very smooth finish. It would also make a cool bookmark.

Dave
Sep 7, 2011 07:51:07   #
siouxann
 
Thanks so much! I'm thinking that it might be adapted to a ski headband, too. Maybe make several motifs around the length of it.
Sep 7, 2011 09:18:15   #
Poledra65 (a regular here)
 
That's way cool, and lots of good ideas to use it for. Think I'll have to get some black and white cotton and give it a whirl.
Thanks Dave for posting.
Sep 7, 2011 15:02:36   #
dandylion
 
[quote=FireballDave]It's Talk Like A Pirate Day on the 19th September, so for a spot of fancy feasting after sailing the Spanish Main in search of plunder, you might need this for the Captain's table!

Have fun!Dave

Pirate Napkin Ring[quote



Dave. I think a pirate's napkin is a sleeve :)
 
Sep 8, 2011 04:31:50   #
FireballDave
 
Poledra65 wrote:
That's way cool, and lots of good ideas to use it for. Think I'll have to get some black and white cotton and give it a whirl.
Thanks Dave for posting.


Glad you like my little design, you shouldn't have too much trouble adapting it.

Dave
Sep 8, 2011 08:22:14   #
PegFACS
 
My son's birthday is the 19th and we always have a priate theme - he'll be 28, so it drives him crazy. My husband and I always try to come up with something different. This is it for 2011!
Sep 8, 2011 08:34:10   #
FireballDave
 
PegFACS wrote:
My son's birthday is the 19th and we always have a priate theme - he'll be 28, so it drives him crazy. My husband and I always try to come up with something different. This is it for 2011!


Nothing like piracy at the breakfast table, it should start the day off nicely. I hope he has a great day!

Dave
Sep 8, 2011 09:16:30   #
chodge
 
Welcome back Fireball Dave:

Missed you on line. Thanks for the great Jolly Roger Napkin Ring. I have stash to make these for October. Thanks again for your creativity.
I often think about you walking down the street looking and bypassing the shirt shop, etc.
Enjoy your day.
From one Brit to another!
Sep 8, 2011 09:39:21   #
maryinvt
 
Thanks Dave for the Pirate motif on the napkin ring. For the lady that is dressing for the occasion she could knit a ring to go about her leg to hold up her lace stockings. LOL
Such a fun day you'll have. Eye matey!!Shivver me timbers. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum (Myers).
Mary in VT
 
Sep 8, 2011 10:02:04   #
askem1728
 
thank you so very much for sharing but yet another wonderful treasure with all of us. even the hubby thought it was neat. my little one will love it. well i'm off to knit a bunch of them as i do have a lot of black and white that i can use.
Sep 8, 2011 12:55:03   #
NanGreen
 
Snagged. Now in the same file as the cozy. Thanks Dave.
Sep 8, 2011 13:09:48   #
FireballDave
 
askem1728 wrote:
thank you so very much for sharing but yet another wonderful treasure with all of us. even the hubby thought it was neat. my little one will love it. well i'm off to knit a bunch of them as i do have a lot of black and white that i can use.


Themed breakfast parties are great fun, eggs, toast and a tankard of ale to wash it all down, what could be better?

Enjoy!
Dave
Sep 8, 2011 13:28:53   #
knitterbee
 
Thanks! I have been saving your pirate patterns in my pages, but when I copy and paste, the pictures and diagrams won't copy. Any idea how I can get them in there also? At least you have row by row directions so the pictures/diagrams aren't required, but it would be nice to have them also.
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