A Hillside Baby Blanket…

This gorgeous yarn is soon to become a Hillside Baby Blanket for a little guy due in July.

It’s been a while since I knit a Hillside Baby Blanket and I’m looking forward to it. I’m going to use Stylecraft Special Chunky in White.

The pattern is available for FREE here on my website. Just click here!

And I always love to see your finished projects, so if you’ve downloaded any of my patterns, please feel free to share a photo. You can send it to diana.poirier@yahoo.ca.

Happy knitting!

Diana

PATTERN RELEASE – Spring Countdown Sweater

So, let me ask. Who isn’t dreaming of Spring right now?

I think most of us are at this time of year and now that the Spring countdown has begun, you may as well get started on your Spring wardrobe.

And I have the perfect piece for you!

Introducing the “Spring Countdown Sweater”.

The Spring Countdown sweater has a slightly boxy fit that flatters many different shapes.

It’s a cropped sweater that features capped sleeves and a boat neckline.

This sweater is the perfect sweater to wear right from the beginning of Spring into the start of summer (and probably in the Fall too with a little jacket over top!).

And because of the lovely lacey look, it’s a perfect work or date night sweater.

If you’re anything like me, you’ll be making one in all of your favourite Spring colours! 😊

Available over in my Etsy Shop and at lovecrafts.com.

Happy knitting!

Diana

A lovely Back Porch Shawl…

I absolutely LOVE it when you share your finished projects with me!

Check out this beautiful Back Porch Shawl that Karin made.

Want to make a Back Porch Shawl of your own?

Head on over to my Etsy store and pick up the pattern today!

Happy knitting.

Diana

PATTERN RELEASE – Brunch Anyone?

Finally the Bruch Anyone? sweater pattern has been released!

The Brunch Anyone? sweater is a very boxy, loose fitting sweater that flatters many different shapes.

It’s a cropped sweater that features 3/4 length sleeves and a boat neckline.

Knit with US size 9 circular needles (to hold the stitches only as the piece is knit flat) using approximately 1000 yards of acrylic DK weight yarn (also known as #3 or light weight). I used Stylecraft Special DK in Khaki.

Available in my Etsy shop and over at loveknitting.com.

This pattern is beginner friendly, but if you need help, I’m always here to answer any questions you may have!

HAPPY KNITTING!

Diana

Another Cocoon sweater…

Hey everyone!

I made another Cocoon sweater! I just love making them. 🧢

They’re such an easy, mindless knit

The pattern is written out in the post below if you want to make one too!

And since it’s knit with 2 strands of yarn, you can mix a dark colour with a light colour for a marled look!

The weekend is here and I have some sewing to do and tagging, but will definitely be making time to knit too!

Happy weekend!

Diana

Cocoon sweater…

I’ve been seeing these cocoon sweaters everywhere and they look super cozy so I decided to make one using up some yarn I had left over from other projects.

I was so excited when I finished it, I took pictures even before I had the ends woven in! LOL!

I double knit this using 2 strands of yarn at one time.

Below is the pattern if you want to make one too! πŸ™‚

You’ll need approximately 1600 yards of a medium weight acrylic yarn (also called Aran weight or #4).

It’s double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time, so you’ll be working with 2 balls of yarn at all times. You can use either 2 balls of the same colour of yarn or 2 balls of different colours like I did above. It’s completely up to you!

US size 13 circular needles to hold the stitches only. It’s knit flat.

This piece is knit lengthwise.

GAUGE: Approximately 3 stitches per inch.

Finished size measured on a smooth, flat surface is 36″L x 38″W. (The piece will stretch in length when you put it on). For reference, I’m 5″4″ and the sweater goes to the back of my knees.

Cast on 100 stitches with 2 strands of yarn held together creating 1 stitch.

PATTERN: Slip the first stitch purl wise with your yarn in the back, knit across to the last stitch, purl the last stitch. The slipped stitches give the sweater a nicer finished edge.

Continue the above pattern for every row until the piece measures 38″W on a smooth, flat surface. Cast off in pattern

ASSEMBLY: Fold the sweater in half matching up the slipped stitch edges and sew together the sides for 11″ leaving 7″ for the armholes.

And that’s it! Nice and simple.

Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

It’s a quick knit, so you have plenty of time to make one before it gets REALLY cold!

Happy knitting.

Diana

Some quick knits…

Hi there!

I’ve been working on so many larger projects lately that I really wanted to make something that was quick!

So, I’m using up left over balls of chunky yarn to create some headbands!

I should be able to make 6 or 7 headbands with the yarn I have and I want to try to use a different stitch pattern for each one.

I’m currently working on one now using a pattern I’ve never used before.

I’m finding it very satisfying to be able to finish a project in just one night! I don’t remember the last time I made something quick.

I’m using Bernat Softee Chunky yarn for these headbands with US size 11 needles. I’m casting on anywhere from 12 to 16 stitches depending on the stitch pattern and I stop when I can wrap it around my head! 🀣 Very technical, right?

Anyway, off to make more headbands!

Happy knitting!

Diana

Meet Me For Coffee…

Courtney shared with me these photos of her “Meet Me For Coffee” sweater she made!

Doesn’t it look amazing on her?

The pattern is available in my Etsy Shop.

Head over and grab yourself a copy today!

Happy knitting!

Diana

PATTERN RELEASE – The Petite Stones Cowl

This big, cushy and versatile cowl is a really quick knit and is sure to become one of your favourites!

Named after the texture this simple pattern creates.

Utilizing only knit and purl stitches makes it a PERFECT pattern for the beginner knitter.

This cowl is double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time making it super cozy.

Available now over in my Etsy store and on loveknitting.com.

Happy knitting!

Diana