Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eight point Christmas star pattern

courtesy Anna-MarieB
Browsing Facebook yesterday, discovered a lovely photo of eight point stars knit with colorful Noro Kureyon. With the variegated colors, they could even pass as leaves. Great as a Christmas tree ornament, coasters, or hung together as a garland. A pattern for a six point star was referenced, which didn't work at all. This star pattern needed 8 points!

So I trotted out to my LYS this afternoon and found a skein of Kureyon yarn. Plymouth Yarns 'Gina' will work as well, as will Poems 'Silk,' but probably on a larger needle. First, I blew up the original photo and counted the rows of purl bumps. Using the first pattern for the 6-point star, I was able to write the eight point Christmas star pattern below.

Monday, November 11, 2013

New baby blanket pattern: quick, affordable, and washable

Discovered a new baby blanket pattern this week knitnscribble can't wait to knit. It's a free knitting pattern from Purl Soho's blog Purlbee. Soft, warm, and squishy in brioche stitch, it's also quick, affordable, and washable. Knit with Cascade Yarns Superwash 128 chunky yarn on US 10.5 (6.5mm) needles, the pattern promises a fast baby shower or new baby gift in a couple of days knitting.

photo courtesy Purlbee/

Please find the free pattern for "Fluffy Brioche Baby Blanket" pattern here. Great instructions for brioche stitch here.

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