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Hi there.

I’ve finished quite a few projects in the last little while and of course, had left over yarn.  I knew I didn’t have enough to make a full sized baby blanket (what I’ve been making lately!) but I did have enough to make a stroller blanket!

I had a few different colours left over and wanted some inspiration for a colour combination.  So I went onto Pinterest and in the “search” area I typed in the different colours I had left over and looked through the images that popped up.

Here’s the photo I picked as my inspiration photo:

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And here’s the start of the stroller blanket:

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I’ll be starting on the third colour soon and then writing the pattern so stay tuned!  I’m going to call it “Peacock”.

And just a reminder, I’m giving away FREE patterns this week! Simply “like” my Facebook page and then send me an email at diana.poirier@yahoo.ca with your email address and I’ll send you the pattern of your choice!

Happy knitting!

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Introducing “Princess Kelly”…

Hello there!

I got my pattern done quicker than I thought I would!

Here are the completed “Princess Kelly” fingerless gloves:

 

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The pattern is now available for sale over at loveknitting.com, in my Etsy shop and on Craftsy!

It’s super easy and quick, so GREAT for a weekend project! It utilizes only the knit stitch and is knit flat and seamed up the sides.

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

Happy knitting!

“Princess Kelly” gloves…

Good afternoon everyone!

It’s a HOT one here today so a great day to stay indoors in the air conditioning and knit!!

I’ve started knitting these lovely gloves – I call them the “Princess Kelly” gloves, and will be writing the pattern for them too.  I adore the frilly cuff on them!

I’m creating them using an ultra soft nylon and acrylic blend DK yarn from Cascade I purchased from loveknitting.com.

They’re going to be fingerless gloves, so perfect for the chilly days ahead.  I know it doesn’t seem like the chilly days will ever return with all the hot weather we’ve been having, but I have faith it’s coming soon! LOL!!

Stay tuned.  I hope to have the pattern complete soon!

Happy knitting!

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An ode to Canada…

Hello everyone!

I’ve finally finished my next pattern and it’s now available to purchase on loveknitting.com, in my Etsy shop and on Craftsy.com.

It’s the “Hooded Hudson Bay Inspired Bunting Bag” for babies ages newborn to 3 months old.

I had a TON of fun creating this pattern and I really hope you love it as much as I do.  It’s knit in one piece and then seamed up one side with snaps on the other making it super easy to get a squiggly little baby in and out!

And if anyone is looking for a gift for a baby to be, this one’s for sale.  Just shoot me a message at diana.poirier@yahoo.ca.

Happy knitting!

A little tip…

Hello there!

Just stopping by to share a quick little tip when working with the “garter stitch”.

When you’re working with a pattern and you have to keep track of how many rows you have knitted, counting your “ridges” is much easier.  Each ridge is 2 rows.

In the example above, you have 8 ridges of yellow with the 9th ridge started on your needle. So, you have knitted 17 rows!

Now you know more easily when knitting the garter stitch (knitting every row) exactly how many rows you have knitted.

This tip will come in handy with my new pattern I have coming out soon! 😉

Happy knitting!

 

Christmas presents???

Hi everyone!

September is right around the corner and this is when most knitters (including myself) start thinking about Christmas presents!

I have quite a few people I like to make presents for, so the sooner I start, the better.  I try to pick projects I know I can complete in a couple of days – scarves, hats, gloves, dish cloths, etc.

So, if you’re looking for a quick and easy project that would make a great Christmas gift, here’s a FREE pattern for a Chunky Knit Scarf.  You can click here for the pattern.

I used King Cole Super Chunky yarn I purchased from loveknitting.com.

And stay tuned because I’ll be sharing a new pattern soon! 😀

Happy knitting!

Sweet Pea…

Good afternoon everyone!

I have a new pattern up for sale over in my Etsy shop!

This blanket is double knit making it super soft and cushy!!

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The physical blanket is also for sale, so let me know if there’s anyone in your life who is in need of some seriously soft snuggles!

Happy knitting!

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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