Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Baby Mittens

Baby Mittens

Small amount of worsted weight yarn

Size 4 ½ mm needles

Tapestry needle

Size: Newborn

Cast on 24sts

  1. K
  2. K
  3. K2TOG YO around
  4. K
  5. K
  6. K
  7. K
  8. K
  9. K
  10. K
  11. K
  12. K
  13. K
  14. K
  15. K2 K2TOG around
  16. K
  17. K1 K2TOG around
  18. K
  19. K2TOG around
  20. K

Cut a tail of yarn a couple inches long. Pull through the remaining sts on needles. Pull tight to close the hole. Weave in ends. Make some I cord or use ribbon to thread through eyelets. Make second one.


Monday, June 2, 2008

Felted Bag Complete!

Completed the bag in about a week. Felted by hand...next time I'll use the washing machine! Turned out great though...had to do different handles than I had originally envisioned but I'm extremely happy with the ones I made in the end. Would definitely make another one. Loved the wool. Might have to use wool more often.

Actually went out and bought a book on Aran stitches... and have already done a bunch of sample squares of the stitches. Oh I wish I could figure out how to read the cable charts but my brain just cannot wrap around it right now. I am determined to figure it out one of these days...it just isn't this day unfortunately. I really want to make an Aran baby blanket just not sure yet which stitch patterns I want to use.

I can't believe I'm actually back into knitting again, LOL. I was all into crochet when I had finally figured it out...but it has become boring for me at the moment. I know I'll get back into it soon...but for now I'm really enjoying knitting again. I think I was overwhelmed with the complexity of knitting when I was younger. I would see beautiful knitted items and think that there was no way in hell I would ever be able to do it...without really sitting down to figure it out. Now that I'm , maybe, a bit older and wiser I know if I just think, think, think, until there is smoke bellowing out of my ears I can usually figure it out...and that it's very satisfying to conquer a difficult stitch or pattern. Before I was in the mindset that if it was difficult than maybe it wasn't worth doing...how wrong I was! Well, I don't think I want to delve any further into the inner-workings of my mind...it will open the floodgates and it will get scary :P

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Lighter Cozy Pattern

Crys’s Lighter Cozy


Small amount of Worsted Weight Yarn

3.5mm Hook

Yarn Needle


Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in the next 3ch’s.

3sc in last ch.

(Work in the bottom loops of the beginning ch’s) sc in the next 3ch’s, 2sc in next ch.

Sc in first sc made and in each around for 6 rounds.

On the next round inc by 2sts. (I did mine at the beginning of the round and then again at the middle point…so basically at the two “ends”)

Continue working your rounds even until the cozy is the length you want.

Finish at one end of the cozy, ch6 and slst back in the same st (creating a loop).

Cut yarn and weave in ends.