I’m finally done…

Hey everyone!

I’m finally done my Ruana and I’m in love! ❤

It was a lot of work, but totally worth it.

The mornings are starting to get chilly so it will be perfect to just throw over anything and go. It will certainly keep me warm!

And our winters can be pretty mild, so I think I might be able to get a ton of use out of it.

I used about 2,400 yards of Stylecraft Special Aran in 6 different colours – about 12 balls in total – 2 of each colour.

Well, I just wanted to share this finished piece with you.

Now off to work on my other WIPs!

Have a great day everyone and happy knitting.

Diana

Pattern release…

Hi everyone!

“The Ripple Effect” sweater pattern is now available for purchase!

Head on over to my Etsy shop, Ravelry or lovecrafts.com to pick up your copy today!

It’s the PERFECT in between seasons sweater!

Happy knitting.

Diana

Meet Me For Coffee…

Hey everyone!

I’m so excited to share my newest pattern with you…

“Meet Me For Coffee”!

This fun, oversized sweater is PERFECT to throw on for a casual coffee date or lunch with the girlfriends.

Since it’s made using only the garter stitch, it’s an ideal project for the beginner knitter.

It’s also very versatile and can be worn with the seam exposed or hidden, with a shawl collar or flat.

Pick up your copy today in my Etsy shop, on Ravelry or over at lovecrafts.com.

Happy knitting!

Diana

Ruana update…

Hi everyone!

I’ve started on the back of my Ruana so I was able to sort of try it on.

I think I’m in love! ❤

I’ve always just sold patterns but I’m thinking I might start selling finished products. Maybe just one item instead of trying to sell a ton of different things. I’m thinking the one thing I might want to sell are these Ruanas. 🤔

The turnaround time would be about 4 weeks for a custom order so I could only take about 1 order per month. I’m hoping to have a couple already made though if I launch a little shop.

I’m very undecided at this time but if anyone has any suggestions or experiences you would like to share, I would be happy to hear them.

For now, off to work more on this Ruana!

Happy knitting.

Diana

The weekend sweater…

I have to admit, I had no idea how this was going to turn out.

When I finished it last night at midnight, I wasn’t too sure about it. But trying it on today, I’m happy to say I love it! 💙

You have 2 ways you can wear it – with a collar or not. It’s definitely a weekend sweater. Big, loose and comfortable.

Pattern coming soon! (for reference, I’m 5’4″ and wear a medium/large in clothes).

Happy knitting!

Diana

The Ruana…

Hey everyone!

About a week ago I decided I wanted to knit a Ruana.

I saw one on Pinterest that caught my eye and knew I had to make myself one.

I’m now 2/3 of the way done on the front. I’m knitting both sides at one time so the stripes are even.

It’s a bit wider than I originally planned on, but it’s a wrap, so it should be okay.

I have been so inspired by this one that I’ve been looking for other colour combinations that stay true to the origins of the Ruana.

I can’t wait to get this one done to show you all! 🙂

Happy knitting!

Diana

Let the sun shine…

And it’s DONE!!

For this blanket I used the Bamboo stitch which has a lovely texture on the front as well as the back. Something I look for when I knit a blanket. 😉

I used 6 balls of Caron Simply Soft in Sunshine yellow, US size 8 circular needles (to hold all the stitches – the blanket was knit flat) and casted on 200 stitches.

Now to deliver it to the recipient! I hope she loves it! 🤞

Happy knitting!

Diana

The Holly Poncho…

Hello everyone!

I wanted to let you know The Holly Poncho pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry, in my Etsy shop and on lovecrafts.com!

The Holly Poncho is thick and cozy and is sure to become one of your absolute favourites!

Constructed of 2 pieces knit separately and sewn together, makes this pattern great for knitters looking to knit their first garment.

It utilizes the garter stitch with an I-cord edge for a more finished look and a simple 2×2 ribbing for the neck.

Created with approximately 780 yards of bulky weight yarn and US size 13 needles.

Head on over and get your copy today!

Happy knitting!

Diana

The Chunky Garter Stitch cushion cover…

Hello there!

I made a new cushion cover for a cushion I’m going to bring out to our trailer.

We don’t have any cushions on the couch at the trailer and are in need of a least one.

I had an old cushion I wasn’t using and decided I would just cover that one up using a colour that coordinates with the trailer decor.

It’s a super easy and quick knit and I’ve written out the pattern below.

The pattern is for a 20″ x 20″ cushion.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED:

Approximately 700 yards of a medium weight yarn (any yarn that calls for US size 9 needles). You will need 2 balls of about 350 yards each as this cover is knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time.

US size 13 needles.

Darning needle for sewing.

PATTERN:

Cast on 50 stitches with 2 strands of yarn held together.

Knit all the stitches across the row.

You will knit all the stitches on every row. This creates the Garter Stitch.

Continue until your piece is about 38″ long.

Cast off in pattern then sew up the sides, insert your cushion and sew up the bottom and you’re done!

Well off to make another one!

The next one if for our family room.

Happy knitting.

Diana