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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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

 

The Grass Roots cowl?

Hey there everyone!

A customer shared with me HER version of the Grass Roots Cowl.

It’s actually a Grass Roots SCARF!

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She said once she was done knitting it, she liked the look of it as a scarf and felt it would be more versatile for her.

Well done Milann and thank you for sharing! 😃

Do you have a finished project using one of my patterns? I would love to see them. You can email me photos at diana.poirier@yahoo.ca.

Happy knitting!

Diana

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Introducing “The Bonnie Cowl”…

Hi everyone!

The Bonnie Cowl pattern has been released! 😀

I used Red Heart Soft Essential yarns for this cowl making it super cozy!

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It’s available on lovecrafts.com, on Ravelry and in my Etsy shop.

This BIG, cushy and versatile cowl is sure to become one of your favourites!

Happy knitting.

Diana

New pattern coming this week…

Hello there.

I just wanted to let everyone know that my “Bonnie Cowl” pattern should be released this week, so stay tuned.

I’ve been SO busy in the last couple of weeks that I haven’t had a chance to get it written out.

Happy knitting!

Diana

First (and last) pair…

Hello everyone!

Here’s my first (and last) pair of socks for 2019!

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I realized just a couple of days ago I hadn’t knit any socks in a while, so I dug out this pattern and made these ones. This is the only pattern I have ever found for knitting socks flat. (I don’t like knitting in the round!)

They’re a tad big so I’ll have to alter the pattern a bit so they fit me better, but they’re still really cozy.

The pattern is written to knit one sock at a time, but because they’re not big, I knit both at once!

You can find the pattern HERE!

I really enjoyed knitting these, so I think 2020 will be the year of socks! 😀

Happy knitting.

Diana

Tri-coloured Diagonal Garter Stitch blanket…

Hello there.

A couple of days ago I posted a picture of a baby blanket on my Instagram account and on my Facebook page.

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Since posting it, I’ve had a few people ask me for the pattern, so I decided to write it out for you.

You will need approximately 750 yards of bulky yarn. I used Red Heart Soft Essentials – 250 yards of each colour or 2 balls of each colour if using the Red Heart Soft Essentials.

Cast on 6 stitches with your first colour using US size 10 circular needles.

The blanket is knit flat but you will need the circular needles to hold all the stitches.

Knit across all 6 stitches for 3 rows.

On the fourth row, knit 3 stitches, yarn over, knit the rest of the stitches in the row.

Continue with the fourth row until you have knit all of your first colour and 1 ball of your second colour.

You will now begin decreasing your stitches.

Knit the first 2 stitches, knit the next 2 stitches together, yarn over, knit 2 stitches together, then knit the rest of the stitches across the row.

NOTE: When you change to your third colour, make sure you make the change on the SAME side as your previous colour change.

Continue decreasing until you have 6 stitches on your needle, then knit all the 6 stitches for 3 rows and cast off.

The finished size is approximately 36″ x 36″.

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Using the bulky yarn for this blanket makes it super cushy and soft.  Perfect for that baby or toddler in your life!

If you decide to make one, I’d love to see it! 😀

Happy knitting.

Diana