Gallery: Inside, Outside, Upside Down Mittens

Inside, Outside, Upside Down Mittens

I have knit these mittens a couple of times. It all started with some really lovely sock yarn that really deserved hands rather than feet. The yarn was a little thin for what I had in mind, so lined was the way to go. Looking at my knitting journal, there were several failed experiments before I managed this pattern. My favourites died of old age (10 yrs) this year, and I just had to replace them. So with a few minor improvements I decided to develop it into a pattern and here it is…

Now Available, “Inside, Outside, Upside Down Mittens” at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/inside-outside-upside-down-mittens

This 3 in one pattern includes instructions for Finger tip down (upside down), Reversible mittens (Inside out, lined mittens), and the more Traditional (Outside, or cuff up Mittens). Learn to use Provisional cast on, Russian Join, and reverse a thumb gusset. With clear instructions, and pictures to help you through the process. There are suggestions and website references for techniques used.

These mittens can be adjusted to fit as they are knit. Make them in any colour or design to suit more than one winter coat, and being Reversible Mittens, they are lined so they are twice as warm.

   As the title says Inside, Outside, Upside Down Mittens Enjoy…

Gallery: Feather and Fans for Baby

Feathers and Fans for Baby Cardigan

No, I am long past having a Baby! This pattern is for Hilda C.  With a new great grandchild is on the way and she asked me to make a sweater for her. After looking all over, there was nothing that was fresh and girlie enough. So I pulled out my knitting journal and drafted this pattern. It is designed to complement the Lace Petal hat by Valerie Johnson of Wandering cat studios http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/petal-4  I also made Saartje’s Booties http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/saartjes-bootees

Both of these patterns that were crying out for a matching sweater so here you are!

 http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/feathers-and-fans-for-baby-cardigan

This cute little Jacket is perfect for a spring baby. Knit from the bottom up in one piece, it takes less than one ball of Bernat Softee Baby. This leaves enough to make both a Hat and Bootees! Chest measurement 17″ fits size New born to 3 months.   

 

This is a great site for Dollies / Shawls …Stor Rung Dug

Thank you, thank you, thank you cannafan on Ravelry.com for posting this link

I just love Stor Rung Dug by Verlag otto Beyer Design Team

http://www.yarnover.net/patterns/doilies/kunststrik/index.html

Techniques: Fit to Flatter (10 part Tutorial not video)

This 10 part Tutorial is brought to us by Amy Herzog of http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/

I want to thank my dear friend Debbie D. For pointing out this site!

  1. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/04/11/fit-to-flatter-installment-1-introduction/
  2. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/04/25/fit-to-flatter-installment-2-shapes/
  3. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/05/09/fit-to-flatter-installment-3-mindful-project-choice/
  4. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/05/23/fit-to-flatter-installment-4-sweaters-and-you/
  5. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/06/06/fit-to-flatter-installment-5-necklines/
  6. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/06/20/fit-to-flatter-installment-6-sleeves/
  7. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/07/05/fit-to-flatter-installment-7-sweater-length/
  8. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/07/18/fit-to-flatter-installment-8-shaping/
  9. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/07/31/fit-to-flatter-installment-9-implementation/
  10. http://www.stashknitrepeat.com/2010/08/15/fit-to-flatter-installment-10-conclusions/

Gallery: Ear flap Hats for kids

Ear flap Hats

These are a fun little project for the Bazaar. They don’t take long and only take about 50 gms

of worsted yarn. I make a twisted cord for the ties, they are a little softer than crochet.

Pattern: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2910-baby-hats-mitts-and-booties

Note this is not a free pattern.

Gallery: Tea Cosy

This is an old Beehive pattern from the Bazaar knitting book.

I’ve knit this pattern many times, it makes a good gift.

Tea Cosy

Techniques: Sock Heel Gussets (picking up stitches)

This is a link from Socknitters.com with rather good photos and explainations about picking up stitches

along a back heel flap on top-down socks.

http://www.socknitters.com/lessons/gusset.html

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