PATTERN RELEASE – Summer Breeze Bolero

Hello everyone!

I’m thrilled to let you know my Summer Breeze Bolero pattern is now available!

Head on over to lovecrafts.com and get your copy for FREE!

And a huge thank you to Paintbox Yarns for the yarn support! Their Cotton DK yarn was wonderful to work with.

This is an intermediate pattern involving yarn overs, slipped stitches and passing slipped stitches over, however, I made a little video showing you how to do the more difficult stitches, so I suggest you give it a try even if you’re a beginner knitter! I really hope you do!

Now off to finish up other patterns I’ve only half completed! LOL! Have a great day everyone.

Happy knitting!

Diana

The Summer Breeze Bolero…

The Summer Breeze Bolero is done!

I’ll be writing the pattern in the next week or so and it will be available on lovecrafts.com in plenty of time for the summer!

Thank you Paint Box Yarns for your support!

Now off to get this pattern written!

Diana

Spring is in the air…

Hi everyone!

I’ve been working on a new spring knitting pattern using Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in Robin’s Egg Blue. It’s such a beautiful colour and such a great name!

I don’t usually do lacey knits, but thought I would give it try.

Here’s a bit of a sneak peek. The front panels are almost done and I’ll be starting on the back this weekend.

Well off to keep working on this.

Have a great Saturday!

Happy knitting.

Diana

First one done…

My first pattern re-do is done!

Now to update the pattern then into the photo shoot pile it goes.

I hope to get a few more patterns redone over the Christmas holidays so I can book a photo shoot early in the New Year.

Here’s a peek at the updated “Hooded Scarf”.

Happy knitting!

Diana

Pattern release…

Hi everyone!

“The Ripple Effect” sweater pattern is now available for purchase!

Head on over to my Etsy shop, Ravelry or lovecrafts.com to pick up your copy today!

It’s the PERFECT in between seasons sweater!

Happy knitting.

Diana

Meet Me For Coffee…

Hey everyone!

I’m so excited to share my newest pattern with you…

“Meet Me For Coffee”!

This fun, oversized sweater is PERFECT to throw on for a casual coffee date or lunch with the girlfriends.

Since it’s made using only the garter stitch, it’s an ideal project for the beginner knitter.

It’s also very versatile and can be worn with the seam exposed or hidden, with a shawl collar or flat.

Pick up your copy today in my Etsy shop, on Ravelry or over at lovecrafts.com.

Happy knitting!

Diana

The Holly Poncho…

Hello everyone!

I wanted to let you know The Holly Poncho pattern is now available for sale on Ravelry, in my Etsy shop and on lovecrafts.com!

The Holly Poncho is thick and cozy and is sure to become one of your absolute favourites!

Constructed of 2 pieces knit separately and sewn together, makes this pattern great for knitters looking to knit their first garment.

It utilizes the garter stitch with an I-cord edge for a more finished look and a simple 2×2 ribbing for the neck.

Created with approximately 780 yards of bulky weight yarn and US size 13 needles.

Head on over and get your copy today!

Happy knitting!

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