2 of 3…

Hi everyone!

I’ve completed cushion 2 of 3 I wanted to do.

DSCN2568

I used the garter stitch for this cushion and 3 different colours to create this affect. I knit using 2 strands of DK yarn at one time.

The grey is the main colour. I mixed black with the grey for the bottom section and then white with grey for the top.

I cast on 60 stitches using size 9 US needles and knit a 5″ black/grey section, then a 20″ white/grey section and finished with another 5″ black/grey section for a total of a 30″ piece.  When you fold the piece in half, the sections will meet up making both sides the same.

This piece will cover a 16″ X 16″ cushion.

You can click here for the pattern.

Here are the two cushions I’ve done so far.

DSCN2575

And here’s a sneak peek of the 3rd cushion!!

DSCN2588

I can’t wait to share this one with you!!

I hope everyone has a super weekend.

Happy knitting!

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14

 

And I’m done…

Hi everyone!

I’m done! I’ve finished my first cushion cover!

DSCN2527

I’m just thrilled with how it turned out! And I was even able to match up the pattern on the seams!

DSCN2525

If you want to make one of your own, you can click here to see the pattern.

I’ve decided to make more cushion covers for the cushions on my couch, but in different stitches for variety (I’ve already started the second one!) so I will post those when I’m done too.

But right now I’ve off to sew up my husband’s socks.  I also finished those yesterday and he mentioned he would like them for the weekend!

Happy knitting!

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14

 

 

Cushion covers…

Hello everyone!

Well, I’m almost done knitting my first cushion cover and I’m loving how it’s turning out!  I’m using the classic basket weave pattern.

DSCN2523

DSCN2524

I’m hoping to have it all done by tomorrow so stay tuned.  I’ll post the finished product AND my pattern!

Happy knitting!

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14

practice, practice, practice…

Hi there!

I’m so thrilled!

In my last post, I mentioned when I’m making socks, I have a bit of a hard time increasing my stitches and I always end up with holes or gaps.

Well, not this time!! By the time I got to the toes on these socks, I increased my stitches WITHOUT any holes!! Woo hoo! DSCN2504I guess it just takes a lot of practice! 😀

Well, I’m off to finish up the socks and work a bit on some cushion covers I’m making for the cushions on my couch. Yes, I started ANOTHER project!!  With my hat finished that I started last week, I only had 2 projects on the go and since 3 in my favourite number…   😉

DSCN2522

Happy knitting.

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14

A blanket, a hat and some socks! Oh my…

Hello everyone!

Just to let you know, I’m still working on my blanket (LOL) and I did get a bit more done, but I got distracted by some beautiful teal yarn I bought a while ago and started making a hat!

This yarn is 80% acrylic and 20% Alpaca.  I’m allergic to wool but “they” say Alpaca is hypoallergenic! I thought I would try knitting with an Alpaca blend first before embarking on any projects that are 100% Alpaca just to make sure I didn’t have a reaction to it.  So far, so good!

DSCN2498

I just love the texture!

My husband has also been asking me to make him another pair of socks.  He got the first pair I made, but they’re very loose as the yarn I used was too thin.  The sock pattern uses a different size needle than the hat, so I thought, why not? Let’s start those too!!

DSCN2500

So needless to say, I now have 3 projects on the go! But I love it! It gives me variety!

Well off to work on the socks now.  I’m at the part where I have to pick up stitches and I’m not very good at doing this yet so I prefer to do this during the day when I have the most light.  Nothing worse then trying to make new stitches when you can’t see what you’re doing! LOL!

Happy knitting!

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14`

 

It’s going slower than I thought…

Well it’s been a few days since I picked up my blanket to finish it, and I’m not even close to done yet!

I think because it’s such a BIG blanket, I get a little bored with knitting it.  I’m only using 1 colour of yarn right now and the same stitch over and over.  There’s not a lot of variety.  Maybe I shouldn’t have tried to make it so big. LOL!!

So, to break up the monotony a bit, I started knitting a pair of fingerless gloves to go with this cute hat I made a while ago.

Here’s the hat.  It’s a beautiful camel colour and super cushy  because I used 2 strands of DK yarn at one time to knit it.

DSCN2140

And here’s the start of the gloves.

DSCN2488

Well, I’m off to work a bit on the blanket and then on the gloves and then back to the blanket!!

I’m sure hoping to get the blanket done before the end of this year!! 😉

Happy knitting!

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14

Now that Christmas is over…

Hello everyone!

Now that the Christmas knitting rush is over, I finally have time to finish up some projects I started last summer.

I was on a HUGE blanket knitting kick when I first learned how to knit and I still have 2 left to finish. So, I thought I would finish the one that is most complete.

DSCN2385

I’m using a very chunky yarn, big needles and an easy pattern so I should finish it quickly.

Click here for the blanket pattern I used.  I have made 5 other blankets with this pattern because it’s just so easy.

Below is one of my completed blankets using this pattern.

For this yellow and grey blanket, I pretty much followed the pattern only modifying how many colours I used.

For the blanket I’m now finishing up, I switched out the 2 worsted weight yarns for the 1 super chunky weight yarn and size 15 needles.

Well off to finish up my blanket.  It’s suppose to get really cold next week and I want to be ready!

Happy knitting!

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14

 

 

 

The hooded scarf…

Hi everyone!

The other day I shared a sneak peek of a project I was working on and here’s the finished product.

DSCN2332

It’s a hooded scarf!

I’m not much of a hat wearer, but on some days I do need something to cover my head, so I was looking around Pinterest and I found pictures of hooded scarves! I figured those wouldn’t be too hard to make, so I came up with my own simple pattern.  Click here for the pattern.

I used 3 balls of bulky yarn (Loops & Thread “Charisma” available at most Michaels stores) and size 13 needles, but you can use whatever yarn you have in your stash and just modify the pattern accordingly.

It only took a couple of days to complete and I got it done just in time for the cold weather today!

DSCN2319

DSCN2320

And now to finish my fingerless gloves to go with it!

DSCN2323

Happy knitting!

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14

 

Hello and welcome…

Hi there  and welcome to Peartree Knitting where I’ll be sharing all my cozy creations!

I posted a pair of socks on my personal Facebook page recently and had a bunch of people ask for the pattern, so I thought that would be the first pattern I share.  This is not your typical sock pattern that is knit in the round using double pointed needles.  For this pattern you knit with straight needles! That’s my kind of knitting!! 😉

I modified the pattern to fit my size 8 foot (the author describes quite clearly how to do this) and I decided I would knit a pair at one time – 2 socks on one needle!  What I like about doing this, is you get 2 socks that are exactly the same size and when you’re done, you’re done 2 socks.  Unlike knitting in the round where once you complete 1 sock, you still need to knit the second one.  Also, I didn’t have any worsted weight (4) yarn at home, so I used a DK (3) yarn and double knit it.  So I had 4 balls of yarn going at one time.

Keep in mind these are house socks and not socks you can wear in a pair of shoes or boots.  I suppose you could modify the pattern to use a lighter yarn and smaller needles to create a thinner sock, but I haven’t tried that yet.

Click here for the sock pattern. If you mouse over the bubble beside the highlighted areas, you’ll see my notes to create a pair of women’s size 8 socks.

So I hope you give these socks a try! I have mine on today and they are keeping my feet toasty on this very chilly day!

Happy knitting!

http___signatures.mylivesignature.com_54493_249_15BF76D429F434B6E1B8C14679615D14