I took a short break from working on my incomplete projects to knit a few baby hats for the London Health Sciences Centre “Period of PURPLE crying” campaign.
If you want to learn more about PURPLE crying in newborns, please click here!
And if you are a knitter and want to help out and knit a few purple newborn baby hats, all the information is in this link.
Now back to working on my “incompletes”!!
Since my last post I finished up my Dad’s scarf for Christmas.
This was so fun to make and is the perfect idea for those little balls of yarn you can’t really make anything from.
To make this scarf, cast on 40 stitches using size 8 needles with 2 strands of yarn at one time. I used 2 different colours at one time. The yarn I used is DK yarn which is a thinner yarn. It would also be known as a size 3 yarn. Knit every row (the garter stitch) and when one colour runs out, tie on another one and keep going! You can make it as long as you want.
A perfect stash-busting project!
I’m just stopping by to share with you a baby blanket I made.
I’ll be making a few of them to send to my hometown’s hospital Neonatal department. A friend back home asked on Facebook if anyone could help and I said I would.
I love making baby blankets, but the opportunity doesn’t arise too often so I jumped at the chance to make some for the hospital.
You can click here for the free pattern.
I used Stylecraft Special DK yarn in Lemon and Meadow green. I double knit the blanket using 2 strands of yarn at one time to make it super cozy. You can purchase the yarn over at loveknitting.com.
I have a new pattern for sale over at loveknitting.com – The Frances Beanie!
It’s my first intermediate pattern!! I initially categorized the pattern as beginner, but when I submitted it for review, loveknitting.com recommended I increase the difficulty to intermediate! Maybe I’m not just a beginner knitter any longer!! LOL!!
You can click here for the pattern.
Good afternoon everyone!
I thought I would share today a super easy hat pattern. You can literally complete this hat in a few hours!
It consists of your basic ribbing (knit 1, purl 1)and the garter stitch (knitting every row). I used 2 strands of DK yarn at one time to make it extra cozy.
You can find the pattern here!
I know it’s the middle of summer, but it’s time to get started making my Christmas presents for family and friends!
I’ve already started my father’s scarf he requested. When I asked him what colour he would like, he said for me just to make it from leftovers from other projects. So, that’s what I’ve been doing. Here it is so far:
I’m also still working on items for my pattern book I’m hoping to have available in September. There will be 4 new never published patterns in it, along with 4 others of my favourites. It will be available as a downloadable PDF.
AND, in between all this, I’m still knitting hats and scarves to donate to the local downtown mission in hopes to keep some less fortunate people a little warmer this winter.
In fact, all of the items I create to write and test my patterns get donated, so there’s already a little pile started!
It’s a bit cooler here today and it’s raining! What a wonderful change from the heat we’ve had. Here’s hoping this weather stays around for a bit.
I’ve completed the baby blanket for my co-worker and the pattern I wrote to go with it.
It’s a super easy pattern that would work with just about any colour combination – navy blue and light blue, fuchsia and light pink, egg plant and lavender – the possibilities are endless! The trendy colour combination for baby rooms these days is yellow and grey!
I chose to use yellows (Citron and Lemon) for this blanket as my co-worker and his wife do not know what the gender of the baby is.
So if there is anyone in your life that’s expecting a baby then click here for the FREE pattern and get that blanket started!
So, while waiting on a delivery of yarn from loveknitting.com in order to complete my dish towel, I decided I would make a pair of fingerless gloves. A super quick project especially since I knit 2 at a time!
The gloves are made from a lightweight DK yarn and are a great weight to use during these chilly Spring mornings!
You can find the pattern here.
I’ve completed the second cushion of the set for the wedding present for my co-worker.
Here’s the second cushion using the same colours as in the first cushion – chocolate brown and cream. I created the “heathered” look by knitting with the 2 coloured strands at the same time.
For this cushion cover I used just your basic garter stitch (knitting every row). I used US size 9 needles and casted on 60 stitches of a DK weight yarn. I knit with the two colours of yarn at the same time and continued until the piece measured 30″ in length. The finished cushion is 16″X16″.
Here are the two cushions together.
Well off to find a box to put them in so I can wrap them up and bring them to work with me tomorrow!
I finished my mock cable cushion cover!
It ended up a bit shorter than my other cushion covers I knitted, but once the cushion was put in and I sewed it up, it looked just fine.
I used 2 balls (320 yards each) of DK yarn. I double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time and used US size 9 single pointed needles. I casted on 62 stitches and followed the mock cable pattern until I came pretty much to the end of my yarn.
The yarn that I used (and use for just about every project I make!) is Stylecraft Special DK and I purchase it on line at loveknitting.com.
The mock cable pattern was written out in an earlier post. You can click here to find it!
I was going to start my second matching cushion cover today, but I just found out one of my co-workers is getting married at the end of April and I want to make her a little something. I will share it once it’s finished!