Thursday, February 18, 2021

"All Creatures Great and Small" new knitting patterns with 1930's Herriot look

photo from PBS Masterpiece Theater, 2020

Quite taken by all the possible knitting patterns in PBS' Masterpiece Theater's new 2020 broadcast of "All Creatures Great and Small," featuring the life of Yorkshire veterinarian, James Herriot, I went searching. There are countless sources for vintage patterns used as recipes for vests and sweaters worn in the mid-1930's when this charming story takes place. Cropped cardigans and pullovers, multi-colored Faire Isles, either knit as vests or worn with Peter Pan collars, jumpers, and the like, have roared back into fashion in the past few years, and there are modern patterns to be found with that vintage look.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Project Linus needs blankets - knit, crochet, quilt

Project Linus is a nationally known 501C3 charity that provides blankets for children and babies. There are chapters in all 50 states of the US. Over 7.3 million blankets have been donated since 1995. You can donate your dollars or knit and crochet baby blankets; as well, quilt or stitch them up on your sewing machine. Children with devastating diseases and newborn babies are equally in need of the security and warmth of your blanket.

Read the instructions carefully before you start knitting or crocheting. Hospitals will not accept blankets with smoke, dryer sheet, or detergent chemical odors. Quilting patterns or knit and crochet are available on the Project Linus site, plus there are many easy baby blanket patterns here at knitnscribble. Please read on for information concerning your future charitable efforts.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

New worsted sock pattern for boots and clogs

Tracy Wright photo
Tracy Wright has posted her "cabin style" sock pattern you can knit cuff down on US 7 (4.5mm) needles with worsted to finish "Mountain Drive" for a size small or medium or use a US 8 or 9 with Aran yarn to make the large and extra large sock sizes!  How clever! And it is a free pattern until March 10th, using the coupon code below. Download it now, a classic holiday gift, boot socks, that will take you no time at all to finish knitting.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Newborn babies need traffic light hats

British hospital nurseries are requesting red, orange/yellow, and green hand knit or crocheted hats for newborn preemie babies. The hats signal the level of care needed for the little patients at a cursory glance. Free baby hat patterns are of course available in three sizes for traffic light hats. 

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Cowl vest in three easy pieces

While searching for a vest pattern to knit for a grandson's golf outings, I found this fabulous easy pattern for women or men, worked in three easy pieces.

Cecilia of Sweden likes to be called "Cila," and says she's not a very good knitter and doesn't like difficult patterns. Well, low and behold, as simple as it is, this cowl neck vest pattern called "Lättstickad Tröja" (light-weight sweater) is a very useful addition to anyone's sweater collection, especially for the crisp days of autumn.

With bulky yarn and US 15 (10mm) straight needles, it's just amazing what one can knit!

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Oversized cowl is perfect fall accessory

Northbound Knitting photo
"Ingot," an oversized cowl, promises to be your go-to favorite scarf for fall. The cowl pattern, written by Lisa Mutch of Northbound knitting and hand-dyed yarn fame, is a free pattern download. The yarns are exquisite and dyed to order in your preferred colorway.

This cowl project requires two skeins or 320 yards (293m) of DK weight yarn. Knit on a US 11 (8.0m) circular needle, the pattern is an easy one, two pattern rows, knit in three sections, with straight stockinette in the middle section.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sampler blankets and throws are great stitch tutorials

photo knitscribble
Sampler baby blankets and throws can be knit in squares and sewn together or knit as one piece. Blankets are lovely fall and wintertime projects, as the colder it gets and farther you knit, the warmer you are.

This Aran christening blanket seen here was knit as one piece with one colorway of yarn and a separate border knit in cotton and sewn on. Knitnscribble also ran a quarter inch ribbon through the fluted lace top and tied the ends in a bow at each corner before gifting.

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