Introducing “Thomas”…

Hi  there!

I started this crib blanket late last year but never had a chance to finish it.

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Between making commissioned pieces, hosting Christmas, ringing in the New Year and then deciding it would be a great time to begin changing our flooring, I just didn’t have the time.

But now we’ve taken a break from changing the flooring (I needed a break from the dust – we’re putting hardwood down) so I had the chance to finally complete the blanket and get the pattern written.

I was inspired by the Burberry colours and hence the name “Thomas” as in “Thomas Burberry”. 😉

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It’s a really simple blanket pattern that utilizes only the knit stitch and simple colour changes.  I used “Red Heart Soft” yarn.  It was wonderful to work with.  The blanket ended up nice and cushy!

The finished size is approximately 35″ X 46″ so would make for a really nice lapghan too!

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The patterns are available for sale over at loveknitting.com, in my Etsty store and on Craftsy.com.

If you give it a try, please share a photo on my Facebook page! I would love to see your work!

Happy knitting!

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“Peacock” Stroller Blanket…

Hello everyone.

The “Peacock” Stroller Blanket pattern is now available to purchase over in my Etsy shop, in my Craftsy store and at loveknitting.com.

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This basket weave blanket is perfect to tuck baby in for an afternoon walk in the park.  Whether it be for an added layer now or as the only layer in the Spring, it’s sure to end up being the “go to” stroller blanket!

It’s made with approximately 600 yards of Aran weight yarn and US size 8 needles.  It utilizes only knit and purl stitches with simple colour changes so it’s a great pattern for a beginner knitter.

Happy knitting!

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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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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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Classic Baby Blanket…

Hello there!

It’s free pattern Friday today and I’m sharing with you my Classic 2-Tone Baby Blanket. Click here for the pattern.

This is my most popular pattern over at loveknitting.com being downloaded 575 TIMES in the last year! Isn’t that crazy??!!

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

Happy knitting!

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I did it…

Well I did it! 😀

I opened an Etsy shop!! You can click here to see it!

I only have 1 item for sale right now (LOL), but I’ll be working this summer to fill it up.

I’m going to be making baby and toddler blankets and probably some baby bunting bags too!

I’m so excited about this.

Here’s the next blanket I’m making.

I’m using what is called the “Nubby Sand Stitch”.  So much wonderful texture.

Well, off to make a bit more headway on this blanket!

Happy knitting!

 

Pretty in pink…

Hello there.

So, I’ve finished my pink blanket! 😀

It’s so pretty and soft! I just love how it turned out.

Using US size 8 circular needles, I casted on 135 stitches and followed the pattern below.

Row 1 – knit 3, purl 3 across the row

Row 2 – knit 3, purl 3 across the row

Row 3 – purl 3, knit 3 across the row

Row 4 – purl 3, knit 3 across the row

I used Caron Simply Soft premium acrylic yarn – 1 ball of Watermelon and 2 balls of Soft Pink.  The finished blanket measures 33″ X 44″.  The perfect sized crib blanket or toddler blanket.

I’ve been toying with the idea of selling on Etsy, and have finally decided to do it.  I love making things and most times don’t have anyone to gift the items to!

So with that being said, if you know of someone interested in this blanket, it’s for SALE!

Happy knitting!

 

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The start…

Hello everyone!

The new pink yarn I bought the other day was calling my name, so despite having 2 other projects on the go, I had to start the baby blanket. 😉

I’m using a basket stitch pattern that creates a soft ripply texture.  Perfect for a baby blanket.

BASKET STITCH PATTERN:

Cast on multiple of 6 stitches plus 3

ROW 1: Knit 3, purl 3, knit 3 across the row
ROW 2: Knit 3, purl 3, knit 3 across the row
ROW 3: Purl 3, knit 3, purl 3 across the row
ROW 4: Purl 3, knit 3, purl 3 across the row

Repeat the above 4 rows to create the pattern.

Well, off to do some more knitting.  I don’t knit with pink very often, so I’m pretty excited!

 

A break from cushions…

Hey everyone!

In my last post, I said I was was going to create another set of cushion covers inspired by purple wildflowers.

But, I’ve decided to put that collection on hold.  I’ve made so many cushion covers lately, I wanted to make something else.

I decided to make another baby blanket (have I ever said how much I enjoy making baby blankets??) 😉 and purchased some new yarn today.

I have no idea who this blanket will be for, so if you know someone who can use a pink baby blanket, just send them my way!

Happy knitting!