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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

  

Christmas T-shirt

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Why not make your own Christmas T-shirt this year. I had fun making one for my two year old grandchild

Christmas T-shirt

This is all you will need. A white T-shirt and fabric colour pens. I bought my pens from IKEA

Christmas T-shirt

You can easily find and print a christmas image from the net or use clipart. I made my own design and I think my husband must have been my inspiration.

You will need to wash the T-shirt before drawing on it to wash out fabric chemicals. You will also need an iron to help fixate the colours.

Put the printed image inside the T-shirt and draw onto the fabric. Let the paint dry for one hour before fixating it with a warm iron.

Happy Christmas project

 


Christmas Shorts

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Tropical Christmas Shorts for Kids that are Easy and Fun to Sew

Christmas Shorts

Christmas Shorts size 18 - 24 months based on The free Sunny Shorts pattern from oliverands.com 

Their free pattern is easy to print, includes seam and multiple sizes  from 6 months till 4 years old. 

Here I have added a small side pockets. 

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

My Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

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Who doesn't love Eric Carle's vibrant picture book about

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

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My finished Very Hungry Caterpillar Quilt

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I cut the Very Hungry Caterpillar Panel from Andover Fabric into three blocks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Nine Patch quilt blocks are made from 5x5 inches blocks. The two regular blocks, here seen missing at the top of the quilt, are cut to fit the available space left between the two Nine Patch blocks

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

I used free motion quilting  

 

Hooked on Giraffe Ziggy

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Looking for a bit of fun

Ziggy

I had so much fun crocheting the Dutch Designer Oekimoekie's Ziggy

I bought my Ziggy as a kit that included two balls of yellow Hoooked Ribbon XL, a little black ribbon for the eyes and tale, a crochet needle number 9.0 mm and the pattern

The balls contain 250 grams each but I only used 320 grams for my Ziggy. My Ziggy is 38 centimetre tall including the ears

The Pattern can be found on www.hoooked.nl

Ziggy back

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

Cosy Memory Quilt

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My finished Australian Colours Quilt

Fabric printed by www.spoonflower.com. This webshop is great for printing own designs onto fabric, wrapping paper and even wall paper.

They run a weekly design contest, a blog and regular free online tutorials. 

I followed a free online tutorial called 'Design-A-Long Cheater Quilt' by Becka Rahn for this quilt

I use the walking foot for quilting squares around each photo. It is Sunday afternoon, all the shops are closed and I cannot find my quilting gloves. My weggie gloves is promoted for the job

First time I use my Toyota OEKAKI Renaissance for free motion quilting

 Mille showing up for a photo shoot

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



Cosy Throw Pillows for the Kids Room

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Has your child outgrown Winnie the Pooh and Sesame Streets' Elmo and Big Bird ? Then it is time for new decorations for their room

 

Sewing a couple of new pillows is an easy, fast and inexpensive way to create a new look and feel of a room

What you will need for one pillow

90 centimetres of fabric. Cut two pieces 41 (Wide) x 42.5 (Lenght)  

One pillow form size 40cm x 40cm

One zipper 35 cm

Thread to match your fabric.

A zipper-foot 

Overlock or zic zac the bottom edge on the two pieces.

Place the front and backside of the pillow with the right sides facing each other.

Check that the pattern on the front and back piece is facing in the same direction before you align all the corners and pin the pieces together

Center the zipper along the bottom edge of the pillow and make a mark in each end where the actual zipper starts and stops. Stitch the pieces together with a 1.0 cm seam allowance in each side from the edge and until the marks.

Baste, either by hand or by machine, the middle part together with 1.0 cm seam allowance

Iron the seam open and place the zipper right side down so that the zipper teeth are aligned over the seam. I find it easiest to unzip, pin and sew one side of the zipper at a time.

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Use your zipper foot and stitch one side at a time

Turn the pieces right side up and use your stitch picker to unpick the basting

Overlock or sew the remaining three sides together. Remenber to zic zac the edges if not using an overlocker

Turn the pillow inside out, steam iron the pillow and insert the pillow form

 

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 

Classic Vest in a New Version

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My lovely two-year-old grandchild showing off his new vest

I love to knit this little vest because it is such a cosy and relaxing garment to knit, and it can be knitted in so many variations. Choose another colour, a different ply, cotton instead of wool or change the style of stitches and you will have a totally different vest.

The origin of the traditional version of this vest is unknown but it was knitted in one piece (flat knitting) and without casting stitches off for armholes. The vest was knitted in lace wool and used as an under clothes garment to keep babies warm during the cold winter months in Denmark. 

I created a version, where the body is knitted in the round on circular needles till you reach the armpit. Hereafter you will need to knit forth and back and form the armholes. 

 

Size: 24months

To Fit Chest: 51 cm

Finished Chest: 55 cm

Finished length: 32 cm    If your toddler has a long body then add 1 - 2 cm extra to the body before CO for the armholes

Yarn: Waikiwi, 4 Ply (50 grams/skein or about 180 m per skein) 2 skeins 

Gauge: 27 sts x 28 rows on knitting needle 3.00 mm = 10 x 10 cm 

Notions: 2 40 - 50 cm Circular needles each 2.50 mm and 3.00 mm. 1 set 3.00 mm needles 

2 stitch holders, 3 buttons

Stitch Abbreviation : 

BO - Bind Off

cm - centimetre

CO - Cast On

Cont - continue

K - Knit

K2tog - Knit two sts together

P - Purl

rep - repeat

st / sts - stitch / stitches

 

 

Body until armholes :

CO 148  sts on the circular needle size 3. Work ribbing in the round. *K2, P2* rep *-*  till the body measures   21 cm. 

Mark front and back. Work 8 rows garter over 14 sts each side (7 sts for the front and 7sts for the back in each side). Continue to work *K2, P2*  ribbing over the rest of the sts.

Cast off the 6 middle garter sts in each side to shape armholes. Set aside sts for the front piece on a stitch holder. Continue with the back piece.

Back:

Work 68 sts. Garter knit the first 4 sts and the last 4 sts. K2, P 2  ribbing over the middle sts. Cont till the armhole measures  10 cm. Set aside the middle 30 sts (this is the neck) on a stitch holder.  Cont forming shoulder and neck this way: BO 1 sts x 2 at the neck opening. Cont to knit till the armholes measure 12 cm. Set aside the remaining 17 sts on a stitch holder. Knit the other side.

Front:

Work 68 sts from the stitch holder. Cont to knit garter  over the 4 edge sts and K2, P2  ribbing. Divide the front on the first row this way.

Right Front: Work 31 sts. Garter knit 2tog, 2 sts, 2tog . Make a mark with a different colour thread. Cont  till the end of the row. Turn and work garter 4 sts. Cont K2, P2 until the mark. CO 4 new sts. New total  35 sts. Cont work garter over the first 4sts and last 4 sts. Work till the armhole measures  8 cm. Set aside the first 14 sts from the neck side on to a stitch holder. BO 1 sts x 4  at the neck opening.

Knit till the front shoulder measures the same as the back shoulder. Knit the two shoulder pieces right side together whilst at the same time casting off the sts.

Left Front:

Knit the  left front exactly the same way as the right side, but opposite and add 2 buttonholes.

The buttonholes are knitted from the right side. Knit till there are 3 garter sts left. BO 1 sts. Knit garter the 2 last sts. On the next row garter knit 2 sts, CO 1 new stitch, knit garter 1 stitch, continue knitting. 

Neck:

Change to the circular needle size 2.5 mm. Pick up and knit 72 sts evenly along the edge around the neck including the stitches from the 3 stitch holders. Work garter sts 8 rows. Knit one buttonhole above the two other buttonholes on the garter-column. BO.

Add three buttons and the vest is ready to use

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


Easy Potholders Using a New Crochet Technique

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I went through my stack of leftover yarn this weekend, thinking what to make of it. I decided to make a new set of potholders

These potholders are really easy to make and is a good way to use some of that leftover yarn we all end up with from time to time

I saw this crochet technique used for making floor mats of macrame yarn. 

Here I have used yarn of 50/50 cotton/acrylic and a crochet hook number 6 mm to make nice, soft potholders

Chain 25 stitches using three threads together. Single crochet in the second stitch. Continue to turn each row with 1 chain stitch (cs). Single crochet (sc) two rows.

Continue with two threads and single crochet over 5 different colours that is twisted a bit to keep them more together.

Single crochet 19 rows this way: 2 stitches, * 1cs, skip a stitch, 1 sc around the 5 threads* continue till there are two stitches left, sc the last two stitches.  

Single crochet the last 2 rows using three threads together. Sc the second row till there are two stitches left on the row. Make a loop with the 5 threads, sc 6 stitches around the 5 threads. Skip 2 stitches. Finish with a slip stitch.

 The finished size is 18 x 21 centimetres

The potholders have a real soft feel to them