Deadline knitting is really not my strong point. I began this blanket last November with hopes of finishing it by the end of January as a Birthday gift for my brother. I did really well and only had about 10 inches left to knit in mid January. Then, life got in the way and I… Continue reading The Gift of a Knit Blanket
This stitch pattern is a new favorite. An open diamond shape using only knit and purl stitches to create an interesting design. The pattern is a 16 stitch repeat plus 1 stitch at the end. This is 2 repeats. I cast on 33 stitches on U.S. Size 7 needles with a worsted weight yarn and… Continue reading Knit Stitch Pattern Saturday
Many years ago, I participated in a KAL at a local yarn shop that involved making a 12 inch square each week that would then be sewn together into an afghan. It consisted of a total of 20 squares. Unfortunately, I only knit 5 squares. Those 5 squares have been sitting in a knitting bag… Continue reading Turning Knit Afghan Squares into Pillows
Here is a knit lace pattern that is simple with only an 8 row repeat over 11 stitches. It is called King Charles Lace. The center 11 stitches are the pattern forming a diamond shape with a curved outer edge. For my swatch, I cast on 25 stitches and worked a stockinette stitch over 5… Continue reading Knit Stitch Pattern Saturday
Leisure Arts, one of my long time favorite providers of knitting patterns and the publisher of my Knit Dress Dishcloths Knitting Patterns, sent me a copy of their new publication, Cozy Fashion Accents. I was pleased to find 10 sets that each include a headband, boot cuffs, and a scarf to match. The final pages… Continue reading Knitting Headbands, Boot Cuffs, and Scarves, Oh My!
Broken rib or Mistake Rib, I’ve seen this stitch called both. It’s a favorite of mine. I use it in lots of scarves and hats. This is a bulky weight yarn and will be a nice warm scarf. Work this pattern over an odd number of stitches divisible by 4 plus 1. K2, P2, and… Continue reading Knit Stitch Pattern Saturday
Friday Night dinner Date is pictured above. It’s one of 7 new dress style dishcloths that will be available in the near future. The 7 designs are named for fun activities that one would like to do on any given day of the week. Each of these designs has a newly designed bodice that I… Continue reading New Collection of Knit Dress dishcloth Patterns is on the Way