A Hillside Baby Blanket…

This gorgeous yarn is soon to become a Hillside Baby Blanket for a little guy due in July.

It’s been a while since I knit a Hillside Baby Blanket and I’m looking forward to it. I’m going to use Stylecraft Special Chunky in White.

The pattern is available for FREE here on my website. Just click here!

And I always love to see your finished projects, so if you’ve downloaded any of my patterns, please feel free to share a photo. You can send it to diana.poirier@yahoo.ca.

Happy knitting!

Diana

A lovely Back Porch Shawl…

I absolutely LOVE it when you share your finished projects with me!

Check out this beautiful Back Porch Shawl that Karin made.

Want to make a Back Porch Shawl of your own?

Head on over to my Etsy store and pick up the pattern today!

Happy knitting.

Diana

PATTERN RELEASE – Brunch Anyone?

Finally the Bruch Anyone? sweater pattern has been released!

The Brunch Anyone? sweater is a very boxy, loose fitting sweater that flatters many different shapes.

It’s a cropped sweater that features 3/4 length sleeves and a boat neckline.

Knit with US size 9 circular needles (to hold the stitches only as the piece is knit flat) using approximately 1000 yards of acrylic DK weight yarn (also known as #3 or light weight). I used Stylecraft Special DK in Khaki.

Available in my Etsy shop and over at loveknitting.com.

This pattern is beginner friendly, but if you need help, I’m always here to answer any questions you may have!

HAPPY KNITTING!

Diana

Another Cocoon sweater…

Hey everyone!

I made another Cocoon sweater! I just love making them. ๐Ÿงถ

They’re such an easy, mindless knit

The pattern is written out in the post below if you want to make one too!

And since it’s knit with 2 strands of yarn, you can mix a dark colour with a light colour for a marled look!

The weekend is here and I have some sewing to do and tagging, but will definitely be making time to knit too!

Happy weekend!

Diana

Cocoon sweater…

I’ve been seeing these cocoon sweaters everywhere and they look super cozy so I decided to make one using up some yarn I had left over from other projects.

I was so excited when I finished it, I took pictures even before I had the ends woven in! LOL!

I double knit this using 2 strands of yarn at one time.

Below is the pattern if you want to make one too! ๐Ÿ™‚

You’ll need approximately 1600 yards of a medium weight acrylic yarn (also called Aran weight or #4).

It’s double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time, so you’ll be working with 2 balls of yarn at all times. You can use either 2 balls of the same colour of yarn or 2 balls of different colours like I did above. It’s completely up to you!

US size 13 circular needles to hold the stitches only. It’s knit flat.

This piece is knit lengthwise.

GAUGE: Approximately 3 stitches per inch.

Finished size measured on a smooth, flat surface is 36″L x 38″W. (The piece will stretch in length when you put it on). For reference, I’m 5″4″ and the sweater goes to the back of my knees.

Cast on 100 stitches with 2 strands of yarn held together creating 1 stitch.

PATTERN: Slip the first stitch purl wise with your yarn in the back, knit across to the last stitch, purl the last stitch. The slipped stitches give the sweater a nicer finished edge.

Continue the above pattern for every row until the piece measures 38″W on a smooth, flat surface. Cast off in pattern

ASSEMBLY: Fold the sweater in half matching up the slipped stitch edges and sew together the sides for 11″ leaving 7″ for the armholes.

And that’s it! Nice and simple.

Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

It’s a quick knit, so you have plenty of time to make one before it gets REALLY cold!

Happy knitting.

Diana

Meet Me For Coffee…

Courtney shared with me these photos of her “Meet Me For Coffee” sweater she made!

Doesn’t it look amazing on her?

The pattern is available in my Etsy Shop.

Head over and grab yourself a copy today!

Happy knitting!

Diana

PATTERN RELEASE – The Petite Stones Cowl

This big, cushy and versatile cowl is a really quick knit and is sure to become one of your favourites!

Named after the texture this simple pattern creates.

Utilizing only knit and purl stitches makes it a PERFECT pattern for the beginner knitter.

This cowl is double knit using 2 strands of yarn at one time making it super cozy.

Available now over in my Etsy store and on loveknitting.com.

Happy knitting!

Diana

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