Modern slippers…

Well these certainly aren’t your Gramma’s slippers! LOL!! These ones are simple and sleek and easy to knit!

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They are knit flat in one piece then sewn together.

Here’s the pattern for them if you want to make a pair, or 3 😉 for yourself. They will fit most average adult feet. To make them larger or smaller, either increase or decrease your stitches by 5.

MATERIALS:

US size 9 straight needles

About 70 yards of chunky weight yarn for BOTH slippers (about 32-35 yards for one).

DIRECTIONS:

Cast on 30 stitches. (If you want, you could knit 2 at one time!)

Knit 22 rows.

Cast off 12 stitches then knit the remaining 17 stitches on your left needle (there will be 1 stitch on your right needle).

Knit 12 rows.

On your next row, knit your 18 stitches then cast on 12 stitches using the single cast on method.

Knit 21 rows.

Cast off.

Working inside out, using a piece of yarn about 24″ long, thread a darning needle, tie the end, pick up all the stitches on the toe of the slipper and gather it together loosely. Then seam the toe, bottom and heel. Turn right side out, and they’re ready to wear! 😀

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I used Red Heart Soft Essential yarns for my slippers.

Well I hope you get a chance to make a pair! They’re the perfect quick project and great great for using up your scrap yarn!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

Baby blanket #6…

Hey everyone!

So I’ve completed baby blanket number 6!

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I’ve decided to give the baby blanket making a bit of a break (it will be hard as I LOVE making baby blankets), but I’ve been making SO many of them lately!

This one was made with the super soft Red Heart Soft Essentials yarn – 2 balls of each colour. It’s one of my absolute favourite yarns for baby blanket making.

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I saw this pattern on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Adding a border would have been better as the edges really curled because it’s mostly a stockinette stitch. I should have known this would happen but wasn’t thinking ahead I guess. I’m going to leave it as it is though because it gives the blanket  some character. 😉

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So, off to start a new project! LOL!

I think I’ll make some cushion covers. I haven’t done that in a while!

Happy knitting.

Diana

 

Wow, wow, wow…

Hello everyone.

I can’t believe my “Hillside Baby Blanket” pattern has been downloaded almost 4900 times so far since it was published just a couple of weeks ago! 😁

Thank you everyone for such an amazing response and to lovecrafts.com for featuring it on their social media platforms! I really hope you love knitting it as much as I did.

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You can download it over on lovecrafts.com or from my FREE PATTERNS page here on my website.

Happy knitting!

Diana

LoveCrafts.com discount code…

Hello everyone.

LoveCrafts.com is celebrating Indie designers for the whole month of June.

And since I’m an Indie designer, they provided me with a discount code for you all to use. 😀

When you purchase a pattern from an independent designer, you receive 10% off the purchase of your yarn and any other supplies in your basket!

Here’s the code you enter when you check out:

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And here are the terms and conditions for using the code:

  • 1 use per customer
  • You must be logged in to the LoveCrafts website
  • Minimum $10 spend
  • Must be purchasing at least one paid pattern from an independent designer, 10% will be deducted from all other physical products in your basket (that aren’t excluded).
  • Excludes: sale items, gift cards, DMC stranded cotton and die cutting machines, Indie patterns. 

So head on over to LoveCrafts.com and get shopping!

Diana

 

Hillside Baby Blanket…

Hello everyone!

The Hillside Baby Blanket pattern is now available and it’s FREE! 😀

This blanket has TONS of texture reminiscent of rolling hills. I used the super cushy Red Heart Soft Essential yarn in “Sunny Day”!

Click HERE to get your pattern.

It’s a very quick and easy knit, perfect for the beginner knitter.

I hope you enjoy it!

Happy knitting.

Diana

 

Another blanket done…

Hi everyone!

I’ve completed another blanket!  😀 This one is for our family room.

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It’s knit using 3 strands of Lion Brand “Feels Like Butta” yarn at once, so it’s BIG and heavy! My husband really likes heavier blankets. I used Charcoal and Pale Grey.

I knit it lengthwise so the stripes run up and down. I didn’t want to just have 2/3 charcoal and 1/3 pale grey, so I used a random stripe generator to create the stripe pattern in the the blanket so it’s a more gradual change of colours.

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Also, I put an I-cord edge on to give the blanket a more finished look.

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Well, I have 1 more blanket to complete that’s more than 1/2 done. After it’s finished, I don’t really have much yarn to make anything else. I placed a TON of yarn orders but they’re taking longer than usual to arrive these days.

I’ll have to knit more slowly and stretch out the completion of my last blanket. There’s no way I can have empty needles! 😂 I don’t know what I would do with myself!

Stay safe everyone and happy knitting.

Diana

 

 

Recent projects…

Hello everyone!

Most of you who follow my blog know I’m a lover of making blankets 😀 and today I wanted to share a couple of my COMPLETED projects.

For this beauty below, I used 4 balls of Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn in “Rainbow”.  I created the wonderful, soft blend of colours by knitting 2 strands of yarn together.

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And for the grey and white blanket, I used 6 balls of Red Heart Soft Essentials yarn – 3 balls of white and 3 balls of grey.

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The corner to corner blanket pattern is my absolute favourite for baby blankets!

And, of course, I have 2 other blankets on the go right now! 😉 The ones I’m currently making are couch blankets for my house.

I’ll share photos when they’re done.

I hope you are all staying safe and well.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

Hello!

Hi there everyone!

I apologize I haven’t posted anything on my blog for a while, but I’ve been utilizing my Instagram account much more often to post pictures of my on-going projects, etc.

If you have Instagram, I would love for you to follow along on my knitting journey.

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Follow Peartree Knitting on Instagram

I hope everyone is staying safe and well.

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

It’s found a home…

Hello there!

I more often than not knit baby blankets just for the sake of knitting them.  Usually they don’t have anywhere to go.  I just LOVE knitting baby blankets!

Well I’m thrilled to say this blanket has found a home. ❤

I used 8 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarns. Two each of White, Sunshine, Grey Heather and Dark Country Blue. The blanket is knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time, so it’s super thick and warm.

Well, off to finish another baby blanket that has no home! 😀

Happy knitting!

Diana