North County Headband…

Hey there everyone!

I have a new pattern out – “The North Country Headband”.

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

It’s the PERFECT pattern for the beginner knitter who wants to knit a double knit headband but hasn’t mastered knitting in the round.

This pattern is knit flat on straight needles! My kind of knitting! 😁

I hope you give it a try and love knitting it as much as I do!

Happy knitting!

Diana

First headband…

I just completed my first headband.

I’ve been seeing them around on Instagram and Pinterest and really wanted to make one.

However, every pattern I could find for double knit headbands were either knit in the round or seamed to make it double knit.

Well, I don’t care much for knitting in the round AND I don’t like sewing much so I found a stitch I could use to double knit on straight needles. And the only sewing I had to do was at the end to make the twist.

I’ve already had a couple of people ask for my pattern, so I’ll write it up and let you know when it’s done! 😁

Off to make another one!

Diana

Recent projects…

Hello everyone!

Most of you who follow my blog know I’m a lover of making blankets πŸ˜€ and today I wanted to share a couple of my COMPLETED projects.

For this beauty below, I used 4 balls of Lion Brand Mandala Tweed yarn in “Rainbow”.Β  I created the wonderful, soft blend of colours by knitting 2 strands of yarn together.

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And for the grey and white blanket, I used 6 balls of Red Heart Soft Essentials yarn – 3 balls of white and 3 balls of grey.

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The corner to corner blanket pattern is my absolute favourite for baby blankets!

And, of course, I have 2 other blankets on the go right now! πŸ˜‰ The ones I’m currently making are couch blankets for my house.

I’ll share photos when they’re done.

I hope you are all 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.Β  Usually they don’t have anywhere to go.Β  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! πŸ˜€

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

The Taylor Baby Blanket…

Hello everyone!

I’ve completed one of the two patterns I wanted to get written.

The Taylor Baby Blanket pattern is now available to purchase over at www.lovecrafts.com, in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry.

It’s a nice quick knit and the blanket is super soft and cushy! Wonderful for the special little one in your life. πŸ˜€

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So if you’re looking for a simple pattern that’s easily customizable, check it out. I’m pretty certain you’ll end up making more than just one! πŸ˜‰

Happy knitting!

Diana

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”.Β  πŸ˜€

“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!Β  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 bitΒ  more colourful; maybe add a different coloured trim and toe or perhaps make stripes.Β  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.Β  Click here to see it.

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

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.Β  I used 2 strands of DK yarn at one time so you will need 2 balls of yarn of about 50 yards each.Β  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.Β  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.Β  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.Β  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!Β  I really liked how it turned out so I wrote a pattern for it! πŸ˜€

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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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