Friday, March 6

It Be Winter Hood to knit

It Be Winter is a thick and cozy hood designed to keep you warm even on the coldest days. Knit flat in garter stitch on size 11 (8 mm) needles with bulky weight yarn (140 yards) or doubled worsted weight yarn, it knits up fast. There are no seams. Cast on and work the front first. Then work a few short rows at the center and begin to join the back to the front. Finish with a little skirt at the back to cover the neck and tuck inside your coat. Add a button and loop under the chin or ties for a secure closing.

Measures 17” from top to bottom x 8” deep laid flat on the side.

You can change the size of the hood by choosing a lighter weight yarn and needles recommended by the yarn label.

I will be knitting more of these to wear next winter. :-) I'm hoping we don't need heavy winter gear for much longer this year.
The three page pattern includes written instructions only.

Buy the pattern through my Ravelry pattern store for $3.00.

Have fun knitting!

Monday, February 16

Heartsong Shawl to knit

Heartsong is a fun heart-shaped shawl that is a companion piece to my Heartsong Scarf.  It is knit from the top down in garter stitch that ends in a simple lace border. Knit in a heavy worsted weight yarn on size 8 knitting needles it is a fast knit. Looks stunning in a yarn with a long color run.

You’ll need 300-330 yards of heavy worsted weight yarn for a shawl that measures 41” neckline x 13” deep and blocked to 59” x 18”.

It's easy to make larger by knitting more repeats. Use any weight of yarn by changing the needle size to suit the yarn.  The pictured shawl was knit with 3 skeins of Noro Silk Garden.

The 3 page pattern sells for $4.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.

Blue Daisies Cowl to crochet

Blue Daisies is a lace mobius cowl constructed in the round using a daisy filet crochet motif. This cowl may be worn around the neck, over the head, or around the shoulders.

You’ll need 360 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size I (5.5 mm) crochet hook (or 200 yards for a shorter cowl).

I used Red Heart Shimmer in Royal for the cowl pictured above. Finished size is 41” around x 16” deep.

A photo tutorial is included in the pattern that shows you step-by-step how to create and work the mobius twist.

The size of the cowl is easily adjustable by changing the number of repeats you work. Can be made in any weight of yarn by changing the hook to suit the yarn and adjusting the foundation chain.

The 4 page pattern has written instructions, a mobius tutorial, and a crochet chart. It sells for $3.00 in my Ravelry pattern store.

Heart Tote to crochet

Some of you may recognize the heart filet pattern used in this bag. I used it for a baby blanket and a scarf last year. But it kept telling me it wanted to be a tote bag. I started it and put it aside for awhile as I couldn’t figure out the handle. Picked it up again last month, everything clicked into place, and I finished it up. Love how it turned out!

This Heart Tote is worked in the round from the bottom up with filet crochet heart panels. The handle is made in Tunisian crochet and it rolls to form a tubular shoulder strap. It's attached as you work the handle so no seaming!

I lined mine bag but you don’t have to. I made the lining a little wider and longer so the bag could stretch a bit.

You’ll need 300 yards of worsted weight yarn and a size H (5 mm) crochet hook for this project. Finished size of bag is 14” tall x 14” wide. I made mine with Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton in apple green.

The four page pattern includes written instructions, a crochet chart, and a tutorial showing how to make stronger stitch joins. Available now from my Ravelry pattern store for $3.00.

Tuesday, January 27

Heartsong Scarf - a one skein project to knit

Introducing my Heartsong Scarf. This is a one skein project when made with Lion Brand Amazing. I knit 4 of these as Christmas gifts for friends. It was like eating potato chips, you can't stop at one! LOL!

Heartsong is a fast knit, heart shaped scarf that is knit from the top down. You'll need size 8 (5 mm) knitting needles and 147 yards of Aran/heavy worsted weight yarn for the project. A solid color, long color run, or a variegated yarn will all work well for this scarf.

The sample picture above was knit with Lion Brand Amazing in the Pink Sands colorway. Finished size is 26" neckline x 9" deep. I blocked it to bring out the points. After blocking it measured 28.5" x 10.25". (I'm working on releasing a shawl sized version of this design.)

Here it is in the Aurora colorway.

The Acadia colorway

And Strawberry Fields

Here's how it looks on my dress form. You can wear the point in back or front.

The two page pattern sells for $3.00 in my Ravelry pattern store. Click the link in the sidebar to go to my pattern store. Enjoy!

Bass Scarf - a fast knit

Looking for a fast project that will keep your neck warm?

Grab 200 yards of bulky or super bulky weight yarn that can be knit with size 13 (9 mm) knitting needles and cast on for this scarf. It works up very fast into a cuddly, bulky scarf that can be worn in many ways. Increases and decreases shape the scarf.

The pictured scarf was knit in garter stitch using 2 skeins of Loops & Threads Charisma in the northern lights colorway. Finished size is 56” long x 7” wide.

The two page pattern is being introduced at the reduced price of $2.00.

Click the Ravelry pattern store link in the sidebar to go to my Ravelry pattern store where you can purchase it.

Thursday, January 1

Hypersonic Scarf to knit

Hypersonic is a fun garter stitch scarf to knit that has stair step edges. Increases and binding off stitches form the unique shape of this scarf. I love how this turned out!

You’ll need size 8 knitting needles and DK, worsted or Aran weight yarn (136-198 yards) for this project. Make it as long or short as you like and add a tassel to the end if you like.

The Noro scarf pictured above measured 40” long x 6.5” wide. I also knit it with one skein of Knit Picks Chroma for a scarf that measured 51” x 7”.

I highly recommend using a yarn with a long color run for this scarf, though it can be knit with solids or more than one color.

You can knit it with any weight of yarn you like by changing the needle size to suit the yarn.

The two page pattern sells for $3.00.