As part of the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale, I did some baking and held a vegan cookiefest at work this week.
We had three interpretations of a Veganomicon recipe: orange and almond, double choc mint (both gluten free), and classic choc chip — plus costumes, rhyming nicknames and prizes! Good fun was had by all.
I whipped up a handy dandy eyepatch and went as a pirate. Here’s how I did it:
Scurvy Eye Patch
<25g worsted weight yarn (I used Red Heart acrylic in black)
3.5mm knitting needles
darning needle for ends
Cast on 8.
Row 1: Knit.
Row 2: Knit into front & back of first stitch; knit to end.
Repeat row 2 until there are 20 stitches.
Next row: Knit first two stitches together; knit to last two stitches; knit them together.
Repeat the last row once more.
Bind off all stitches, leaving one loop remaining on needle.
Rotate work and pick up two stitches along short diagonal edge.
Knit these three stitches on every row until measures desired length around recipient’s head. (I knit until patch+strap measured 22″/56cm unstretched.)
Cut yarn and sew live stitches to remaining edge of patch, making sure strap is not twisted.
Can I get an ‘Arrrgh!’?