Sunday, September 28, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
This is called the Mirrored Cable Dishcloth. This pattern is from my 2014 Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar. The mirrored cable effect is achieved by doing a c4f (cable 4 stitches front) and a c4b (cable 4 stitches back). I love this pattern. I think it would make a nice scarf.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
This is my attempt at the "Swirl Hat". This pattern can be made in different sizes depending on the needle size and how many you cast on. I used US6 16 inch circular needles and US 6 DPNs. I also used a soft fingering weight yarn. I casted on 72. The new stitch I did on this hat is K3tog. This was my first time with that stitch and it was not easy for me. I will try this pattern again in different sizes. The size goes from preemit to adult.
Friday, June 20, 2014
This pattern is from the Knitting 2014 pattern a day calendar, Wednesday March 26. The skill level is easy. The pattern is actually a basket weave. K4 P4 in the round. This pattern is a childs size but I can also make an adult size too.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
I just finished a new baby hat. This pattern is called "The Maile Beanie". This is similar to the hats I have been making but it has the lace pattern to make it littlle more difficult. Once I got the hang of it, it was quite easy. I do like the pattern. It was very easy to understand. To make the lace, need to yo (yarn over) and skp (slip knit 1 pass slip over knit).
Monday, May 26, 2014
it is a nice machine washable in luke warm water and machine dryable yarn, oh and it's mothproof. The needles 10 1/2 Brittany 6.5mm. I purchased this for only $5.00.
Sunday, May 4, 2014
Here is my first baby bird nest. That Iknitted. The pattern was real easy and quick to do. It is very similar to
knitting a hat.http://www.wildcarebayarea.org/site/PageServer?pagename=babybirdnest_homepage
I am currently working on my second nest.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
I love this easy pattern for this baby hat. It was knitted with light weight baby yarn on two US 6 needles. You cast on 84 stitches and for for inches work 2 x 2 ribbing K2 P2 alternating P2 K2. Then you start the decrease and with 4 stitches remaining knit your I-cord. Then with right sides together and I-cord inside, sew the seam and weave in ends.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
I have knitted a lot of baby hats so I decided it was time to learn to make booties. I recently found an easy pattern through the website Ravelry. These booties are real quick to make. You use size US 5 needles and Baby Sport yarn. I don't know what baby sport yarn is I just used some yarn I had in my "stash".
To knit these booties, you just need to knit (K)
purl (P) knit 2 together (K2 tog) and purl 2 together (P2 tog). I had not purled 2 together, so you could say I learned a new stitch.
Monday, March 17, 2014
yarn called "Baby Alpaca Grande" this was a really soft yarn and the needles were a smooth bamboo I then to go purchase a cable hook. Using these needles and this soft yarn I felt like I was really knitting. It really didn't take me long to get the hang of cabling it was really quite easy. Here is what I created. Since I took this class, I have been "enrolling" in classes on Craftsy so I can keep exploring new knitting techniques.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
The pattern for this is actually two Prayer Squares and whip stitching together. The handle is supposed to be crocheted. However, since I forgot how to crochet, I learned to make an i-cord.
The pattern for this is quick and easy. If you know how to knit and purl, you can knit this.