Sunday knitting & a baby blanket…

Hello everyone!

Since starting a new job recently, I don’t have nearly as much time as I used to to knit. 😦 So it’s turning out that Sundays are my knitting days.

Today I’ve started a baby blanket.

My husband’s co-worker is expecting a baby in October and since I  LOVE knitting baby blankets,  I thought I would knit one for him and his wife.

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They don’t know the gender of the baby, so I chose this beautiful green yarn by Caron as opposed to the standard gender neutral yellow.  I adore the vibrancy of this colour!

I got the idea for this blanket from one I saw on Pinterest.  I really liked it because the body of the blanket is knit on a diagonal.  If you would like to make one too, you can click here for the pattern.

Off to work on the blanket some more.  It’s a hot one today, so I’ll be staying indoors!

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

New yarn…

Hello there!

Look at the wonderful Paintbox yarn I just received!

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I’m going to be designing another pattern for Paintbox Yarns and couldn’t be more thrilled! 😀

It’s not scheduled to be released until early Fall, but I’ll certainly be sharing sneak peeks with you along the way!

If you’ve never tried Paintbox Yarns, they are SUPER soft and very reasonably priced.  I love working with them!

Click here to check them out!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

The Preppy Infinity Scarf…

Hello there.

My pattern for the Preppy Infinity Scarf is now available at loveknitting.com, in my Etsy store and on Craftsy.

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I used the “Condo” method of knitting for this scarf – using 2 different sized needles – giving it a lacier appearance.

And because it’s a lighter, airier stitch, you can still wear it during those chilly evenings in the Spring with a little jean jacket!

Well, off to decorate my son’s birthday cake! He turns 14 today!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

Another pattern coming soon…

Hello there!

Here’s a sneak peek of a new pattern I’m working on.

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It’s going to be an infinity scarf.

I’m using a technique I haven’t used before, but learned about a while ago.  It’s super easy and fun!

So stay tuned.  It should be done soon!

Oh, and I’ve published my Hudson Bay Cup Cozy pattern.

You can find it over on loveknitting.com, in my Etsy store and over on Craftsy.

Happy knitting!

Diana

Buffalo Check cup cozy…

Good morning everyone.

Well, I managed to get 1 of the 2 patterns written this week.  I guess that’s better than none! LOL!  I was really hoping to launch both at one time but that just didn’t happen.

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So my “Buffalo Check Cup Cozy” pattern is now available for purchase on loveknitting.com, in my Etsy store and on Craftsy.

It’s such a fun and quick project! Perfect for your leftover yarn!

Oh! And stay tuned! Next week my pattern I designed for Paintbox Yarns will be launching!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

FINALLY!!!

I can’t believe I finally have this blanket done!  It’s been a work in progress for just over a year now.

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I made it for myself (something I don’t do too often) and just LOVE how it turned out.

It’s SO cushy and thick and warm! It’s a nice simple garter stitch with an I-cord edge for a slightly more finished look.

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Here’s how I made it:

16 balls of King Cole Super Chunky yarn
US size 15 needles
Darning needle to weave in ends

Cast on 120 stitches
Slip the first stitch purl-wise
Knit across the row until the last stitch
Purl the last stitch
Repeat the above pattern for every row.

The finished size is approximately 55″ X 58″

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

 

 

Super cozy infinity scarf…

Hey there!

I’ve knit SO MANY infinity scarves for other people but never one for myself, so hearing that this week was going to get COLD again, I grabbed some yarn and knit myself this beauty!

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Here’s the pattern:

3 balls of King Cole Super Chunky (approx. 250 yards)
US size 13 needles

Cast on 25 stitches
Knit every row (garter stitch) until you come close to the end of your 3 balls
Cast off in pattern leaving about 12 – 15″ of yarn to sew your ends together.

Super simple and fast!

Stay warm!

Diana

Introducing “Thomas”…

Hi  there!

I started this crib blanket late last year but never had a chance to finish it.

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Between making commissioned pieces, hosting Christmas, ringing in the New Year and then deciding it would be a great time to begin changing our flooring, I just didn’t have the time.

But now we’ve taken a break from changing the flooring (I needed a break from the dust – we’re putting hardwood down) so I had the chance to finally complete the blanket and get the pattern written.

I was inspired by the Burberry colours and hence the name “Thomas” as in “Thomas Burberry”. 😉

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It’s a really simple blanket pattern that utilizes only the knit stitch and simple colour changes.  I used “Red Heart Soft” yarn.  It was wonderful to work with.  The blanket ended up nice and cushy!

The finished size is approximately 35″ X 46″ so would make for a really nice lapghan too!

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The patterns are available for sale over at loveknitting.com, in my Etsty store and on Craftsy.com.

If you give it a try, please share a photo on my Facebook page! I would love to see your work!

Happy knitting!

Diana