New blanket done and book coming soon…

Hello there!

Well, I’ve completed another baby blanket and will now be writing a pattern for it.

The pattern will be part of a PDF book that I’m creating – “The Big Book of Baby Blankets & Bunting Bags”.

Introducing the “Lavender Fields Baby Blanket”.

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This moss stitch blanket has been double knit using the super soft Caron Simply Soft yarn and US size 10.5 needles. It’s completely reversible and nice and cushy!

Stay tuned for the pattern!

Happy knitting!

Diana

My “Paintbox Yarns” pattern debut…

Good afternoon everyone!

I’m so excited to share the pattern I created for “Paintbox Yarns”.  😀

“Sunshine on a Cloudy Day” is now available exclusively through loveknitting.com.

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This modern, fun cushion cover with a pop of neon yellow is sure to brighten up your day!  It utilizes only knit and purl stitches and is the PERFECT project for the beginner knitter.

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So head on over to loveknitting.com and check out my new pattern!

Happy knitting!

Diana

My finished “slocks”…

Hello everyone.

So I finished my first pair of “slocks”! LOL!

Here they are:

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I’m going to play around a bit and try to make them a bit  more colourful; maybe add a different coloured trim and toe or perhaps make stripes.  I’m also going to knit 2 at one time so they will end up being the exact same length.

It’s a super easy pattern.  Click here to see it.

Well, off to finish my Christmas presents. Hopefully I won’t get distracted anymore! 😉

Happy knitting!

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Christmas gifts…

So, I have a couple of Christmas presents done! Whew!!

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I have been trying to get my gifts done in between finishing up a large corporate chocolate order.

These hats were created using a “knit 3, purl 3” pattern.  I used 2 strands of DK yarn at one time so you will need 2 balls of yarn of about 50 yards each.  Double knitting makes them ultra warm. Cast 69 stitches onto US size 9 needles and continue with the knit 3, purl 3 ribbing pattern until the hat is 8″ long.

Once at 8″, the next row you will knit 2 stitches together across the row and knit the last stitch.  Then the next row, purl every stitch and the last row knit 2 stitches together across the row.

When you’re done, cut a tail of about 15″ and thread it through a darning needle.  Lift the stitches off your knitting needle and onto the darning needle, pull tight so the top comes together and sew it up using the invisible stitch.  Tie the two ends together at the bottom and weave them in and your done!

As super quick and simple project!

Happy knitting!

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The Sweater hat…

Hi there!

I can’t believe it’s December on Thursday and I’ve only just begun making my Christmas presents.

Not to say I haven’t been knitting, because I have; only I’ve made hats for my husband and son because the weather had taken a turn for the colder!!

The hat I made for my husband was inspired by his favourite sweater!  I really liked how it turned out so I wrote a pattern for it! 😀

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It’s double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time making it super warm!

You can find the pattern here over at loveknitting.com.

I have my sister and brother-in-law coming this weekend and I have to get their presents done so I’ll be knitting like a crazy lady for the next few days!

Cheers!

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The Baby blankets…

The baby blankets are done and will soon be on their way to Sault Ste. Marie!

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I only managed to get 3 done, but I hope it helps!

Off to finish my hats for the downtown mission now.  I still want to make about 5 or 6 more!

Oh, and I have to start those Christmas presents too!!

Happy knitting!

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and then there were 4…

Hi there.

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!

Happy knitting!

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