Alright, so I’ve been getting a lot of hits from people looking for the teepee pattern. I’ve decided that it isn’t fabulous enough to warrant a fee for it, so here it is:
I used 100% pure wool in aran/10 ply weight and a set of 4 DPNs in size 8 (5.0 mm). It starts off as an I-cord, then gradually increases to form the base. The I-cord is sort of a handle for the item.
Cast on 3 (three) stitches
R1: Knit as I-cord (3 stitches)
R2: K1 as I-cord, k1m1, K1. (4 stitches)
R3: K1 as I-cord, k1m1, k1, k1m1 (6 stitches)
R4: Knit all as I-cord (6 stitches)
R5: Join in the round and knit all stitches. (6 stitches)
R6: K1M1 around (12 stitches)
R7: Knit all.
R8: (K2, K1M1)* repeat 3 times, k1. (15 stitches)
R9: Knit around.
R10: K1M1 around (30 stitches)
R11: Knit around.
R12: (K6, K1M1)* repeat 4 times, knit to end. (34 stitches)
R13-22 Knit around.
Bind off in knit — loosely! Weave in the ends, and treat the wool project with lanolin!
K1M1: Knit one, make one: Knit one stitch as normal, but to not drop the old stitch from the left needle, put right needle into the old stitch again in the opposite side (i.e. if you knit into the back of the stitch first, knit the second time into the front of the stitch), then drop the old stitch. You should have two stitches now instead of one.
I-Cord: Knit all stitches across on a double pointed needle, slide project to the opposite side of the needle, then flip needle and begin knitting across again.
I’ve read a few reviews of the peepee teepees and it seems like the general shape of them are counter-productive because they tend to move around and fall off from their “designated area”. I’m going to work on a simpler pattern for wiener covers, which will be rectangular with a gently coned center. A perfect knit for baby boys!
Tid bit: Pee Pee Tee Pees are made for boy babies. They are used for diaper changes to cover the penis in order to prevent urine from spraying all over the surrounding area… And yourself!