A request for patterns…

Hi there everyone!

I had a request from a follower to write the patterns for the “Pretty in Pink” and “Mr. Fox” blankets I made.

So, the patterns are now finished and up for sale over at loveknitting.com and also in my Etsy store!

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Head on over and download yours today! They are great projects for the beginner knitter as both blankets only use the knit an purl stitches.

Happy knitting!

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The I-cord edge…

Hi there!

Today I’m going to share with you how to create an “I-cord edge”.

This technique gives a blanket a nice finished edge.  I use it a lot when I’m creating a project with just the garter stitch (knitting every row).

Cast on your stitches for your project.

Slip your first stitch purl-wise onto your right needle.

Then knit your next stitch and the rest of the row until you get to your last stitch.

The last stitch you are going to purl.

Continue this pattern for every row – slip the first stitch purl-wise, knit the entire row, purl your last stitch – and you will create a lovely I-cord edge.

Happy knitting!

Hello Mr. Fox…

Hi there!

I now have my second baby blanket up in my Etsy shop!

I call it “Mr. Fox”.

The stitch I used on this blanket is the “Nubby Sand Stitch”.  A very easy stitch that gives you a wonderfully cushy texture.

Here’s the pattern:

Cast on an odd number of stitches
Row 1 – knit every stitch across the row
Row 2 – K1, P1 across the row
Repeat rows 1 and 2 for the pattern

If you give it a try, I’d love to see it.  Feel free to share it on my Facebook page.

Happy knitting!

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Classic Baby Blanket…

Hello there!

It’s free pattern Friday today and I’m sharing with you my Classic 2-Tone Baby Blanket. Click here for the pattern.

This is my most popular pattern over at loveknitting.com being downloaded 575 TIMES in the last year! Isn’t that crazy??!!

I hope you give it a try! If you do, please share it on my Facebook page!

Happy knitting!

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A little tip…

Hello there!

I don’t know about you, but weaving in ends when I’m finished a project is probably my least favourite part about knitting.

So, when I’m using multiple balls of the same colour of yarn and know I’ll have a lot of ends when I’m finished, I knit my ends in instead! This saves SO MUCH time when my project is finished!

Here’s what I do:

When you’re coming close to the end of one ball of yarn, take a long piece and tie it to your new ball of yarn.

Continue to knit in pattern and as you come up to where your yarn is joined, pick up all 3 strands of yarn, (your 2 strands from where you tied the yarn together and the 1 strand from the new ball) and continue to knit in pattern.

Every piece of work has a right side and a wrong side, so as you come close to the end of your 3 strands, make sure you leave the ends on the wrong side of your work and then continue to knit in pattern using the 1 strand of yarn from you new ball.

Now all you have to do when you are finished your project is tie a little knot with the 2 strands of yarn that are sticking out and trim it!

If you have any questions about this technique, I’d be happy to answer them!

You can reach me at diana.poirier@yahoo.ca

Happy knitting!

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A customers cushions…

Hello!

I just wanted to share with you some cushions that were made by a customer using my “Horizon” cushion cover pattern and my “Sunset” cushion cover pattern.

She changed the colours up to co-ordinate with her decor and they turned out absolutely amazing!

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Sunset cushion cover

Thank you for sharing “S”!!

You can get these patterns over at loveknitting.com.  Click here for the “Horizon” cushion cover pattern and here  for the “Sunset” cushion cover pattern (this one is FREE!). 😉

Happy knitting!

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Free pattern Friday…

Hello everyone!

Well it’s Friday, so I thought this would be a good day to share a FREE pattern with you.

I know it’s summer, but it’s never too early to start your Christmas knitting.

Click here for the “Garter Stitch Infinity Scarf” pattern!

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Happy knitting!

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I did it…

Well I did it! 😀

I opened an Etsy shop!! You can click here to see it!

I only have 1 item for sale right now (LOL), but I’ll be working this summer to fill it up.

I’m going to be making baby and toddler blankets and probably some baby bunting bags too!

I’m so excited about this.

Here’s the next blanket I’m making.

I’m using what is called the “Nubby Sand Stitch”.  So much wonderful texture.

Well, off to make a bit more headway on this blanket!

Happy knitting!

 

Pretty in pink…

Hello there.

So, I’ve finished my pink blanket! 😀

It’s so pretty and soft! I just love how it turned out.

Using US size 8 circular needles, I casted on 135 stitches and followed the pattern below.

Row 1 – knit 3, purl 3 across the row

Row 2 – knit 3, purl 3 across the row

Row 3 – purl 3, knit 3 across the row

Row 4 – purl 3, knit 3 across the row

I used Caron Simply Soft premium acrylic yarn – 1 ball of Watermelon and 2 balls of Soft Pink.  The finished blanket measures 33″ X 44″.  The perfect sized crib blanket or toddler blanket.

I’ve been toying with the idea of selling on Etsy, and have finally decided to do it.  I love making things and most times don’t have anyone to gift the items to!

So with that being said, if you know of someone interested in this blanket, it’s for SALE!

Happy knitting!

 

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Cushion #3 is done…

Good afternoon everyone!

I’ve completed the last cushion cover of the “Seaside Collection” – the “Sunset” cushion cover.

Here it is:

And you can click here for the FREE pattern!! 😀

If you’re interested in making ALL the cushions in the collection, the other 2 patterns can be found over at loveknitting.com.

Happy knitting!

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