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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Free pattern Friday…

Hello everyone!

Well it’s Friday, so I thought this would be a good day to share a FREE pattern with you.

I know it’s summer, but it’s never too early to start your Christmas knitting.

Click here for the “Garter Stitch Infinity Scarf” pattern!

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Happy knitting!

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Cushion #3 is done…

Good afternoon everyone!

I’ve completed the last cushion cover of the “Seaside Collection” – the “Sunset” cushion cover.

Here it is:

And you can click here for the FREE pattern!! 😀

If you’re interested in making ALL the cushions in the collection, the other 2 patterns can be found over at loveknitting.com.

Happy knitting!

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Pattern writing…

Ever wonder what a pattern looks like when it goes from my head onto a piece of paper?

Well, here you go! 😀DSCN3509I promise you in the end though, it’s something that you can definitely follow! LOL!! 

Have a look at the finished product.dscn3507This pattern is available for purchase over at loveknitting.com.

Click here to purchase today!

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!

 

Third cushion cover in the collection…

Hello there.

So here’s the start of the third cushion cover in the “Seaside” collection.

I’ll be writing a pattern for this cushion cover also.  It’s going to be FREE so stay tuned!! 😀

I have a long drive into work now that we’ve moved, and I’ve been very inspired by some wildflowers I’ve seen growing along the sides of the county roads.

Here’s the colour palette of my next collection of cushion covers.

I have ideas in my mind of how I would like the cushions covers to look, but I don’t know yet how to bring my ideas to life, but I’ll figure it out!!

Off to finish this last cushion cover so I can get started on the new collection.

Happy knitting!

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I’m done…

So, I finally finished my pillow cushion pattern “Lost At Sea”!

It’s available over at loveknitting.com.  You can click here to get the pattern.

And I’m almost done the second cushion cover in the set, so stay tuned!!

Happy knitting!

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Yes! I’m knitting…

Hi there!

I know it’s been a LONG time since I posted anything, but yes, I’m still knitting!!  😀

I’m working on a baby blanket (I love knitting baby blankets!) and I have written another pattern that I’m just finishing up.

The baby blanket is a modified version of another pattern I’ve written. dscn4144For this blanket, I’m using size 8 US circular needles and 1 ball of Caron Simply Soft yarn in light blue and 3 balls of Caron Simply Soft yarn in Country Blue.  It’s going to be more of a crib blanket really, measuring about 40″ X 48″.

I casted on 180 stitches of the light blue yarn and knit 10 rows and then on the 11th row, I knit the first 6 stitches and then purled across the row and knit the last 6 stitches.

On the next row, I knit across the entire row.

Now alternate the rows with one row of knitting the first 6 stitches, purling across the row and knitting the last 6 stitches and one row of knitting across the entire row.  This creates a stockinette stitch with a garter stitch border.

I knit the entire ball of the light blue yarn and changed the colour on the same side as my cast on tail.  I will use the full 3 balls of the country blue yarn.

Remember when you are coming close to the end of your last ball of yarn, to leave enough yarn to knit 10 rows to create your garter stitch border.

Well off to finish the blanket.  The baby boy is due February 14th and it would be nice to give it to the parents BEFORE he is born!

Happy knitting!

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