A new stitch pattern…

Hi there!

It’s really snowing and blowing here today so it’s a great day to knit! Well, really every day is a great day to knit, LOL, but more so when the weather is yucky!!

In my last post, I mentioned I wanted to knit some new cushion covers for the throw cushions in my bedroom and wanted something that had a lot of texture.  So, I pulled out my knitting books and found this super easy mock cable stitch!!

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For this stitch pattern, I needed to learn a couple of things I didn’t know – “yo” (yarn over needle) and “psso” (pass slipped stitch over).  You may have already come across these techniques in other knitting patterns, but I never had.  So, I googled them and found some really good YouTube videos that showed me how to do them.

I really like this stitch pattern, so below I have written it out so you can try it too!

Mock Cable

Cast on a multiple of 4 plus 2.

Row 1 (WS): K2, *p2, k2, rep from * across row
Row 2: P2, *k1, yo, k1, p2, rep from * across row
Row 3: K2, *p3, k2, rep from * across row
Row 4: P2, *sl 1, k2, psso both k sts, p2, rep from * across row

Repeat rows 1-4 for pattern.

Happy knitting!

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What’s next???

Hi there.

Here’s a couple of photos of the second infinity scarf I’ve completed as promised.

The request was for purple, so I used a dark Emperor purple and added a band of a neutral colour – Parchment – to give the scarf a bit of pop and break up the purple a bit.

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Now that I’m done this scarf, I have no other requests, so it’s back to working on my blanket (yes, I’ve made some progress on it LOL), and I’ve decided to make some new cushions for my bed.  What I haven’t decided on yet is which stitch I’m going to use for them.  I want something that has texture and some visual interest. Hmmm?

I hope you’re enjoying your day!

Happy knitting!

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They’re done…

Hi everyone!

I’m done the 2 other pairs of slippers I was a making for a couple of girlfriends.  I delivered them today so I can share some photos without ruining the surprise!

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The slippers above were double knit using teal and lemon yellow yarn and for the slippers below I used dark purple and lemon yellow.  The yarn I used is Stylecraft Special DK and I purchase it on-line at loveknitting.com. They have such a large selection and the yarn is excellent quality.

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These slippers are super easy and fast to make.

You can find the pattern here!

Now I’m off to finish an infinity scarf I was asked to make and maybe take a nap! Everyone here at my house has a cold and no one slept well last night! Well, maybe the puppy did!! LOL!!

Happy knitting!

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Cold weather = Gramma Slippers…

Hey there!

I knew it was going to be super cold this weekend so I thought I would treat myself to some cozy slippers!  They only took me 1 day to complete.  You could have them done sooner if you have no interruptions but we just got a new puppy so I’m interrupted constantly!! LOL!!

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DSCN2657The slippers are knit using two different colours of yarn at one time.  You can find the pattern by clicking here.  I added some pom poms on mine.  I thought they made the slippers super cute!

I’m in the process of knitting a couple of more pair for some friends so I’ll post photos of those too when I’m finished.

Happy knitting!

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To infinity and beyond…

I’m finished!

I’m all done the infinity scarf for my girlfriend and having never had an infinity scarf before, I’m thinking I’m going to make one for myself!! 😀

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This one measures 10″ wide and is super SUPER cozy!

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I’ve created a pattern for it, so if you’re looking for an easy project, make sure you check it out. Click here for the pattern.

It’s suppose to be really cold this weekend, so if you start your scarf today, you can be done by tomorrow! Honestly! 😉

Keep warm everyone and happy knitting!

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Coming along…

Hello there!

So the hat my girlfriend asked me to knit for her is done!

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And her infinity scarf is half way done!

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The hat was double knit using a parchment coloured DK yarn and I added a cream coloured pom-pom.  So wanting to make the infinity scarf co-ordinate with the hat, I used the same yarn colours, adding a band of cream to the parchment scarf, and used the same stitch on both (garter stitch).

My girlfriend requested the infinity scarf be wide and it is, measuring 1o”! It’s going to be one big, cozy scarf! I’ll post more photos when I’m done!

If you would like to knit your own hat while waiting for me to finish the scarf, you can find the pattern here.  It’s really super easy and you’ll be done in no time!

Happy knitting!

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They’re finished!!!

Hi there!

I’ve completed the third and final cushion for my living room couch and I wanted to share it with you! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out!

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I used the stockinette stitch (knit the knitted side and purl the purl side) and knitted a piece that was approximately 20″ X 25″ and then folded it in half to create the cover.  The cushion insert was 20″ X 13″.  This cover was double knit using 2 strands of DK yarn at one time and I used size 9 US needles.  I casted on 72 stitches to get the width I needed.  To sew up the seams, I used the mattress stitch.DSCN2605

To figure out when to switch my yarn colour for my word, I took a piece of graph paper and filled in squares to spell “home”.  I randomly picked where to start my word on the cover, but knew I wanted it on the bottom right hand corner.  I started the word on the purl side of the cover and following the pattern I created, whenever I came to where the word had to be, I switched out the white yarn for the black.

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I really hope you can understand what I have written above on how to incorporate a word into your knitting.  It’s difficult to explain in writing exactly what I did.  Maybe one day I’ll venture into the world of videos and create something you can watch to explain the process better. 😉

Here’s a photo of all three of my cushions.

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Well, I’m off now to knit a hat and an infinity scarf – a request from a friend!  I’ll make sure to share it when I’m done!!

Happy knitting!

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