Monday, February 1, 2016

Baby boy and baby girl cardigan pattern

I've been knitting this little baby sweater for years for my grandchildren and decided to write down the knitting pattern for this traditional, generously sized baby jacket in two sizes, 6 - 9 months and 12 months. It's the Oliver & Olivia Baby Cardigan. Three little pearl buttons and a collar, a boxey little cardi, what could be sweeter? A 5-page pdf pattern with photo tutorial, suitable for beginner knitters.




You can purchase the pattern on Craftsy or Ravelry.

Find it at Loveknitting as well.







I used Hikoo Llamor, 100% baby llama, for this one, and it feels like cashmere. You'll need 3 to 4 skeins (300-400 yds) of DK yarn and US 4 and 5 needles. Instructions are provided for both baby boys and baby girls. See all knitnscribble patterns here.

Woman born without fingers knits!

Jennifer Jeremie Marquis has been fingerless since birth, due to bilateral congenital hand defect, but she has managed to teach herself to knit. With an amazingly positive attitude, she videos herself knitting so that it might give others a boost. She also does cross stitch. Ten fingers are overrated!

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Brioche cowl with applied i-cord, a free pattern with panache

This cowl caught my attention when I was refreshing my memory for knitting applied i-cord bind offs. Just a stunning and very chic accessory, a brioche stitch cowl pattern, finished off in a coordinating or color block design. Pattern links below.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Easter booties for your favorite baby duck

Duck booties, what could delight more this Easter? The duck bootee pattern is now available in Icelandic and Russian, as well as English. Add this free knitting pattern for duck socks to your Easter patterns file, created with sock yarn on US 2 needles (2.75 mm).
photos property of Jeny Staiman/http://handmade-ideas.com/


Jeny Staiman of Seattle, Washington, is the designer of these cute duck booties for baby who is not yet walking.









Saturday, January 2, 2016

High Line hat and cowl, new patterns for the New Year

with permission, APeterson, High Line NYC
My last New Year's resolution was to write down every knitting pattern of my own that I picked up my needles to knit. One year later, it's paying off. Here it is the High Line Hat and Cowl NYC.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Put entrelac knitting on your "to learn" list

photo courtesy 2sides2points.com
Entrelac knitting creates a beautiful basket-weave pattern of knitted stitches and can be created flat or in the round. Online 'how to' entrelac youtube videos and discounted online courses are out there for your convenience. But you don't have to be an expert knitter, because simple knit and purl stitches, k2tog and p2tog, and picking up stitches are all you need to know. Choose a yarn like Noro Silk Garden, which is variegated and has long color repeats for a quilted look of many colors and stranded knitting. You can also use solid colors to obtain the basket-weave fabric with the free scarf pattern below. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Knitting gifts for knitters

If you are looking for a knitting gift for your wife, mother, husband, good friend, or good friend who's a knitting buddy, too, Ann Hood's new anthology of knitting stories, life intertwined while knitting, is one of the best gifts. "Knitting Pearls: Writers Writing about Knitting." Just one of many gifts for people who enjoy crafting and supporting handmade artists.

...and there's more...More goodies are available on Etsy, all handmade in the United States....






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