Jacinta’s Hillside Blanket…

Hey there!

Jacinta shared with me her finished Hillside Blanket.

Isn’t it gorgeous!!??

She downloaded my pattern then contacted me because she wanted to “adult” size the blanket.

She made her blanket 45″ x 72″ by casting on 165 stitches and used 15 balls of Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky available at lovecrafts.com.

If you have used one of my patterns and wish to share a photo, I would certainly love that!

And thank you Jacinta for sharing your gorgeous blanket with us!!

Happy knitting everyone.

Diana

Hip to be Square Blanket…

So here’s the blanket that I made from all that cushy Bernat Softee Chunky yarn I bought from yarncanada.ca!

A lot of people were asking for the pattern so I have written it out below:

You will need 9.5 balls of Bernat Softee Chunky and US size 11 circular needles (to hold the stitches)

Cast on 100 stitches then K10, P10 across the row for 10 rows. After 10 rows, change to P10, K10 across the row.

Continue alternating between K10, P10 for 10 rows then P10, K10 for 10 rows until you’ve completed 22 squares.

Cast off in pattern.

The finished blanket is about 44″ x 55″

I hope you give this blanket a try.

I really love it and it’s my go to pattern for blankets these days!

Happy knitting!

Diana

Modern slippers…

Well these certainly aren’t your Gramma’s slippers! LOL!! These ones are simple and sleek and easy to knit!

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They are knit flat in one piece then sewn together.

Here’s the pattern for them if you want to make a pair, or 3 😉 for yourself. They will fit most average adult feet. To make them larger or smaller, either increase or decrease your stitches by 5.

MATERIALS:

US size 9 straight needles

About 70 yards of chunky weight yarn for BOTH slippers (about 32-35 yards for one).

DIRECTIONS:

Cast on 30 stitches. (If you want, you could knit 2 at one time!)

Knit 22 rows.

Cast off 12 stitches then knit the remaining 17 stitches on your left needle (there will be 1 stitch on your right needle).

Knit 12 rows.

On your next row, knit your 18 stitches then cast on 12 stitches using the single cast on method.

Knit 21 rows.

Cast off.

Working inside out, using a piece of yarn about 24″ long, thread a darning needle, tie the end, pick up all the stitches on the toe of the slipper and gather it together loosely. Then seam the toe, bottom and heel. Turn right side out, and they’re ready to wear! 😀

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I used Red Heart Soft Essential yarns for my slippers.

Well I hope you get a chance to make a pair! They’re the perfect quick project and great great for using up your scrap yarn!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

Wow, wow, wow…

Hello everyone.

I can’t believe my “Hillside Baby Blanket” pattern has been downloaded almost 4900 times so far since it was published just a couple of weeks ago! 😁

Thank you everyone for such an amazing response and to lovecrafts.com for featuring it on their social media platforms! I really hope you love knitting it as much as I did.

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You can download it over on lovecrafts.com or from my FREE PATTERNS page here on my website.

Happy knitting!

Diana

Hillside Baby Blanket…

Hello everyone!

The Hillside Baby Blanket pattern is now available and it’s FREE! 😀

This blanket has TONS of texture reminiscent of rolling hills. I used the super cushy Red Heart Soft Essential yarn in “Sunny Day”!

Click HERE to get your pattern.

It’s a very quick and easy knit, perfect for the beginner knitter.

I hope you enjoy it!

Happy knitting.

Diana

 

Grass Roots Cowl…

Hey everyone!

Last week I decided I’d pack up my Mission hats and all my yarn because we’re moving soon, but in hind sight, that was a little premature as it left me with nothing to pick up in the evenings! LOL!

So I went and bought some Red Heart Soft Essential yarn at Michaels and decided to make some cowls out of it.

I’ve completed one so far.

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It’s a very simple seed stitch and knits up quickly on US size 10 needles.

I wrote out the pattern and am offering it for FREE, so get your copy by clicking here.

I’ve started my second one and am almost done, so will post that one soon!

Happy knitting!

Diana

THANK YOU…

Hey everyone!

Rest assured I’m still knitting (LOL!), but have been busy doing stuff outside now the weather is warming up a bit.

I wanted to take this time today though, to say “thank you” to all my followers, so I’m giving away a FREE pattern.

My “Peacock Stroller Blanket” is the perfect, lightweight blanket for this springtime weather.

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It’s a super quick and fun knit so click here to get your pattern today!

And thanks again so much for following my knitting journey! 😀

Happy knitting!

Diana

It feels like forever…

Hi everyone!

It feels like forever since I’ve posted anything.

I’ve had so much going on I really haven’t had much time.

My girlfriend’s birthday has come and gone and I wasn’t able to give her the blanket I was making for her.  BUT, on a positive note, I only have 1 more ball of yarn to go!

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We’re having her and her husband over for supper February 23rd, and I know for sure it will be done by then! 😀

I’ve also started on another blanket for a friend who bought a lakehouse this past summer.  I chose some yarn that reminded me of lakes.  This blanket is based on my “Classic 2-Tone Baby Blanket” pattern.  You can go to my “Free Patterns” page to download the pattern.

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Today for sure I have to work on the birthday blanket, so I’m off to do that.

Happy knitting!

Diana

Did you know???

Did you know my “Back Porch Shawl” pattern was the NUMBER 1 free pattern over at loveknitting.com for 2018??

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I can’t believe it!! Thank you to everyone who made it possible.  The pattern has been downloaded 23,694 times to date!! WOWZERS!!!

If you haven’t downloaded it yet, click here to get your copy!!

Thank you again everyone!

Happy knitting!

Diana

A little late starting…

Hello everyone!

Every year I knit as many hats as I can for our local Downtown Mission.

I’m a little late getting going this year (perhaps our warm weather has something to do with that!) but I’ve finally started.

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I’ve managed to complete 4 hats in the last few days and have another one on my needles as I write.

I find its a great way to use up left over yarn and it benefits the community at the same time.

If you would like to knit up some hats for charity, click here for my Cozy Winter Hat pattern. It’s super simple and very quick!

Happy knitting!

Diana