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Mini Mittens

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What to do with that tiny bit of left over yarn

Newborn Scratch Mitts

I used the free pattern 'Newborn Scratch Mitts' from the blog 'White Fern' for these cute mittens. They are so light that you can send them away in a letter sized envelope to a happy receiver

Peek-a-boo

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Knit a Cute Baby Beanie in Garter Stitch

Baby Beanie

Peek-a-boo is a free pattern by Drops Design.  

You can find the pattern in BabyDrops 25-10 or by searching online on the webpage www.garnstudio.com

There are six sizes from premature up to size 4 years old. You will need no more than 50 grams for all sizes. Gauge 24 sts x 48 rows on needle 3.0 mm / US 2.5. A size smaller needle is used for the edge 

Here it has been moderated a little to make a different top

The cute buttons are from www.facebook.com/buttonsinthegarden

Happy Knitting

 

 

Mexican Summer T

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Summer is around the corner in the Southern Hemisphere

Mexican Summer T

This colourful summer T is knitted in Schachenmayr Letitia, a super soft Cotton Yarn that will not disappoint. The pattern is available on www.loveknitting.com    Mexican Summer T

This pattern will also look lovely knitted up in a bright single colour or a neutral colour                                               

The model on the photo is a size Small, but the T is designed to be stretchable so this pattern will fit a size medium as well

 

Chef's Cupcake

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Easy Stranded Colour-Work Knit

Enjoy this free potholder pattern. They are knitted in the round. The double sides make them very soft and comfortable to use. You can also find this free pattern on www.loveknitting.com  and in my Ravelry Shop

Chef's Cupcake

Needle Size: 2.50mm Circular

50 cm long, one set 2.50mm needles

Crochet Hook: 2.00mm

 

Yarn Used: 100 % Cotton No 8

Mayflower

(Fingering/4 ply; 165-170 metres per 50 grams)

Colour Lilac: 100 grams

Colour White: 50 grams

One Mini Skein of Lime green & Cerise (5 – 8 grams)

 

Gauge:

30 sts and 30 rows in diagram pattern = 10 x 10 cm

Notions: Two removable stitch markers, a darning needle

Final Measurements:

Square 21 x 21 cm

 

STITCH ABBREVIATIONS

BO – Bind Off

CO – Cast On

k – knit

p – purl

rnd – round

st – stitch

sts – stitches

chain - ch

slip stitch – sl st

double crochet - dc (UK/AU) (single crochet US)

rpt – repeat

RS – Right Side

WS – Wrong Side

cont. – continue

 

PATTERN NOTES

The Potholder is knitted in the round. The removable stitch marker is used to divide the front side from the back. The first and the last stitch on both the front and the back is the edge stitch, it is knitted in the same colour as the first and last square. 

 

PATTERN

Using lilac colour CO 120 sts on the 2.50mm circular needle. Join in the round. Divide front and back with the stitch makers (60 sts each side). Starting with the front side knit after the diagram. Remember first and last st is the edge stitch. The backside is knitted (2 sts lilac and 2sts white) squares only. Knit 58 rows (rounds) as per the diagram. Knit one rnd with lilac. BO.

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One small square is equivalent to 1st

 

Handle: With lime colour CO 30 sts onto 2.50mm needles. Knit 4 rows, k on the RS, p on the WS. BO.  

Chef's Cupcake

 

MENDING

Turn wrong side out and secure all loose ends.

Turn right side out and use your crochet hook and lilac yarn to double crochet the whole way around the front side this way: Starting at the left side down dc 2 sts in the corner sts then cont. with dc in each edge stitch; dc 2 sts in the corner st; cont. dc along the bottom edge but skip every 4th sts; dc 2 sts in the corner st; cont. dc in each edge stitch up along the right side; dc 2 sts in the corner st; dc but skip every 4th sts along the top edge; end with a sl st in the first corner st. Rpt on the backside. Now crochet both sides together from the front side using dc. Attach the handle at the front right corner and onto the back’s left corner. 

Chef's Cupcake

Happy Knitting

 

 

 

Luxurious Cables for Kids

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Trendy Cables in New Autumn / Winter Colours

Tyson's sand castle jumper

This jumper is knitted in a lovely soft CottonMerino from DROPS 

The pattern is called Tyson's Sand Castle Jumper and can be purchased from www.loveknitting.com as an instant downloadable pattern. Go to Independent Designer and type Tyson's Sand Castle Jumper in search area. Loveknitting  also sell the DROPS CottonMerino yarn and they ship worldwide.

Tyson's Sand Castle is designed for the  3, 5 and 7 years-old. The pattern is unisex and will look lovely in any colour

Tyson's Sand Castle Cables

These cables are easy to knit. You will knit cables on both the right side and the wrong side on the front piece

Tyson's Sand Castle Jumper

The cable pattern is only knitted on the front piece. The turtle cowl neck is double and soft

 

 

Add a bit of Colour to your Knit Work

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Mini Skeins 

Wash Cloth

Knitted Wash Cloths are back in fashion, and they are easy and fast to knit.

You only need to add a little colour to a white wash cloth to make it more interesting

The Mini Skeins are perfect when you just need a small amount of yarn. 

Happy Playing with Colours

Roll Neck Sweater

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Summer Sweater for a Little two year old Dreamer

Roll Neck Jumper

I based this Roll Neck Sweater on photos from an old craft magazine. The sweater is knitted in Katia Mississippi, a cotton/Acrylic blend.   

Roll Neck Sweater

The roll neck is easy to make and has a cute effect.

Roll Neck Jumper

The traditional rib band is exchanged with a roll band knitted on a needle 0.50 mm smaller than the body and sleeves to make it roll.

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Marley's Blue Cables Jumper

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Everybody Needs a little bit of Cables

Marley's Blue Cables Jumper

The jumper displayed on the photo is a size three years old

You can purchase the knitting pattern 'Marley's Blue Cables Jumper' from  www.loveknitting.com   Go to Independent Designer and type Marley's Blue Cables Jumper into search area. Loveknitting also sell the yarn and they ship worldwide

Marley's Blue Cables Jumper is knitted in DROPS Cotton Merino. This yarn is lovely to knit with, it is super soft and is a superwash quality 

Marley's Blue Cables Jumper

You can personalise your knitted jumper by adding a few labels. Here I have added a soft label to tell who made it and a metal tag to show who it is made for

Happy Knitting

Multicoloured Winter Wrist Warmers

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Easy and Fast to Knit

Winter Wrist Warmers

I used 2 balls of Moda Vera Hue. 5 double pointed needles size 6 mm. One stitch holder

Cast on 32 sts. Knit 10 rounds of rib. K 1 st in the back of the lope, P 1 st. Continue in purl. Knit till a total of 8 to 10 cm. Knit the thumb gusset.

Thumb gusset: P 8 sts, pick up a new st, P 1, pick up a new st. P 23 sts.

knit one round in P. P 8 sts, pick up 1 new st, P 3, pick up 1 new st, P 23. Thumb total 5 sts. Knit 8 rounds in P. 

P 8 sts, set aside 1 st, the 5 thumb sts, 1 st onto a stitch holder, cast on 3 new sts, 23 sts. Knit 7 rounds in P. Knit 10 rounds in rib. Cast off.

Thumb: Put the 7 sts from the stitch holder onto a needle, pick up 1 new st, P 3 new sts, pick up 1 new st. Total of 12 sts. Knit 4 rounds in P. Knit 5 rounds in rib. Cast of.

Secure the thread ends. Knit the next wrist warmer the same way. Do not worry about right or left hand as there is no back or front on the wrist warmers.

Happy December Project

  

Stripy Triangle Scarf

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Based on a Jette Friis Design

Use as a Scarf around your shoulders or as a Neck Warmer

Stripy Triangle Scarf

Choose your 6 favourite colours. Three light and three dark colours

Decide in which order you want to add the colours. Each section is 29 rows of a light and a dark colour. The latest added colour continues into a new section of 29 rows with a new colour added till all 6 colours have been used

I used six balls of Lambswool, 25 grams each. A circular needle size 4.5 mm. Tension 22 stitches in double yarn measures 10 cm.  Cast on 4 stitches and knit 14 rows with colour 1. Add colour 2 and continue in stripes, adding one stitch at the end of every 4th row. Continue increasing the stitches till all six colours have been used, this will be the middle of the work. Then reduce the stitches with 1 stitch every 4th row till 4 stitches remains. Knit 14 rows. Cast off. The finished scarf measures 256 cm long and 38 cm at the widest part

Thick and Cosy Pot Holders

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Are you new to knitting, have too much leftover yarn taking up space or just need a fast little project to knit ?

I knitted these thick pot holders based on a Drops Design pattern that is free to download from www.garnstudio.com.

I used needle size 6mm and knitted with 3 threads. The Loop is knitted on the second last row by knitting till 2 stitches remain then cast on 5 new stitches, knit the 2 remaining stitches together. On the next row cast off all stitches

 A nice host or hostess gift

Jemma's Wrist-Warmers

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Jemma's Wrist Warmers

Size: one size that will fit Child 10 years / Women XS/S  

Yarn: Patons Dreamtime 8 ply, 2 skeins

Gauge: 22 sts on needle size 3.5 = 10 centimetre

Notions: One set stocking needles

Size 3.5 mm

1 cable needle

1 stitch holder

 

PATTERN NOTES

Knit in the round. Knit cable pattern on the front side only.

Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row

Cable knit C6L or C6R every 7th row

 

CL - Cable to left, slip 1 st on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K1, then K1 from cable needle

CR - Cable to the right, slip 1 st on to cable needle and leave at the back of work, K1, then K1 from cable needle

C6L - Cable 6 to left, slip 3 sts on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle. Right Wrist warmer

C6R - Cable 6 to the left, slip 3 sts on to cable needle and leave at the front of work, K3, then K3 from the cable needle. Left Wrist Warmer

 

STITCH ABBREVIATIONS

Beg - beginning

BO- Bind Off                                       K - Knit                                   

CO  - Cast On                                     P - Purl

Cont - continue                                   Rep - repeat

Inc - increase                                      St/sts - stitch/stitches

 

PATTERN

Right Wrist Warmer: Co 42 sts. Mark the beg of the round. Knit 1 st, Knit cable pattern over 20 sts, cont rib K2, P2 til the end.

1st Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2 * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1

2nd Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1

3rd Row: K1, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1  

4th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1

5th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1

6th Row: K1, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1 

7th Row: K1, P2, K2, P3, C6L, P3, K2, P2 * K2, P2 * cont from * to * till I st left, K1 

Continue Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row and Cable knit C6L every 7th row

 

Knit til the piece measures 12 cm from the beg.

 

NB. Thumb gusset and thumb can be knitted in stocking stich if you want a less snug fit around the thumb

 

Thumb gusset: knit 24 sts make a mark, make a new st, “knit 1 st”, make 1 new st, rep inc 1 st on either side of “knit 1 st” on every second row 4 times, new total 50 sts. Fit in K2, P2 on the inc sts or simply K all sts. Cont till the whole piece measures 15 cm. Set aside the 9 thumb gusset sts plus 1 st each side on a stitch holder. CO 3 new sts. New total 42 sts. Knit another 18 rows in cable pattern. BO.

 

Thumb: Thumb: Transfer the 11 sts from the stitch holder onto two needles, with a third needle pick up 1 sts before the cast on sts, 3 sts along the cast on sts, 1 sts. Total of 16 sts. Knit in the rounds. K2, P2 (or St.st) 8 rounds. BO 

Left Wrist Warmer: Co 42 sts. Mark the beg of the round. Knit 1 st, Knit rib P2, K2 over 20 sts, K1 Cont cable pattern over 20 sts, K1

1st Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1

2nd Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1

3rd Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, K1

4th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1

5th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, K6, P3, K2, P2, K1

6th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, CR, P3, K6, P3, CL, P2, K1

7th Row: K1, *P2, K2* rept. From * to * x 4 more, P2, K2, P3, C6R, P3, K2, P2, K1

Continue Cable knit CL and CR every 3rd row and Cable knit C6R every 7th row

 

Knit till the piece measures 12 cm from the beg.

 

Thumb gusset: Knit 18 sts make a mark and knit thumb gusset, rest of the hand and thumb as described under Right Wrist Warmer

 

MENDING

Secure all loose ends

This Pattern may not be sold in any manner. It may be distributed and actual finished product may be sold. I just ask that you please include my designer name when selling finished product.

 

HAPPY KNITTING

 

A Jumper for Marley

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Marley Stripes Jumper. This jumper is designed with my active, outdoor grandchild in mind. The jumper has buttons on the right shoulder for easy pull on and off. Pattern and yarn can be found on www.loveknitting.com Go to Independent Designer and type Marley Stripes Jumper into Search area.

Here I have added a sew-on label to personalise it for my grandchild. Bedste is short for bedstemor which means grandmother in Danish

I had a sew-on metal name tag costum made for my lovely two year old grandchild. I used Etsy shopowner ancypants

A really cosy jumper. I love to knit in Rowan Wool Cotton

My Cosy Rowan Wool Cotton Cardigan

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I needed an all-round cardigan for my holiday

Showcased on www.loveknitting.com/projects

A site where you can share ideas and showcase your knitted & crocheted project

 

I bought Rowan Wool Cotton from www.loveknitting.com

I knitted my cardigan based on a free pattern from Drops Design

Link: http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/pattern.php?id=1805

I used 9 balls of Rowan Wool Cotton Colour Brolly (980) and size 4.00 mm knitting needles



Knit a Custom-fit Beanie

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Have fun knitting this easy beanie for someone special

Use yarn designed for knitting on needles size 3.00 mm to 4.00 mm. You will need 1 -2 balls of 50 grams.

Knit rounds on a circular needle or 5 stocking needles.  

How to work out how many stitches to cast on: 

First: Knit a trial piece in ribbing: Knit 3, purl 3. Count how many stitches are needed to measure 10 cm when the piece is medium to fully stretched (depending on how snug you want the hat to be) 

Second: Measure the circumference of the head in centimetre. 

Third: Calculate the stitches needed for your work this way e.g If the head circumference is 45 centimetre: 45:10 = 4.5 x number of stitches needed to knit the 10 cm wide ribbing piece. The number must be able to be divided with 6. Round down or up as needed = stitches needed for your custom sized beanie. 

 

Sizes: 1-2yr (3-6) 7-9 (10-12) Adult

Cast on the needed stitches on a circular needle or 5 stocking needles

Brim: *knit 1 through back loop, purl 1* repeat from * to * until the end of the round.

Repeat round until the piece measures 7 (8) 9 (10) 11 cm

Continue rounds: * k3, p3 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round. Repeat round until the whole piece measures 23 (23) 24 (25) 26 cm

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Knit crown by decreasing the stitches this way:

(Knit less rounds between decreasing stitches if using a thick yarn)           

 * k2tog, k1, p2tog, p 1 *. Repeat until the end of the round

Knit 3 rounds this way: * k2, p2 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round. 

Then * k2tog, p2tog * repeat until the end of the round

Knit 2 rounds this way: * k1, p1 * repeat from * to * until the end of the round

Then *p2tog * repeat from * to * until the end of the round

Purl 1 round

Cut the thread and pull the free end through the remaining stitches. Pull the free thread to draw the stitches close, only a pinpoint hole will be left.

Turn the beanie inside out. Weaving in the ends of the two threads (top & bottom). Bend the brim so that the knit through stitches are showing on the right side of the beanie 

Lovely Light Cardigan

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For the Cooler Months in the Southern Hemisphere or the warmer months in the Northern Hemisphere

I used Drop's Alpaca yarn for this cardigan. This yarn is lovely soft to knit in

The free pattern for this cardigan can be found at

http://www.garnstudio.com/lang/en/pattern.php?id=4076