Thursday, September 22, 2011

Working on a new pattern

So I was reading a post on Raverly today about knitting mittens for winters in Saskatchewan. I got inspired by the response that it's really the air between the layers that creates the warmth.

So what's a knitter to do, grab some yarn and needles. Thus far I'm using my trusty 2.5 Addi's and some Sock-Ease in the Rock Candy colorway.

More to come...

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Things I've Learned from listening

So, last week I was at my parents churches craft group and the 3 ladies that were there were making hot pads. I thought it was a great idea. Although I didn't arrive on time, so I didn't know how many they cast on, but I got the rest of the instructions right away. Before we left for the day I asked the lady who was doing the tutorial how many stitches to cast on. Now I've made 3 of them, and find them incredibly addictive to make. So although it isn't my original pattern, I thought I'd share it with you all.

Crocheted Hot Pad


1 Skein of Patons Classic Wool (I got 3 out of one skein)

5mm crochet hook

Darning needle for sewing the one seam shut

Yarn cutter

Gauge isn't a big issue, although you don't want to go loose, tighter is better.


Ch 41

Set up row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to end of row. Turn work so that the bottom of the ch is facing up. Sc in in each ch. 80 sc.

Next Rnd: Join to next rnd by sc in next st, sc in each st around.

Continue on in this manner. The two halves should start curling in so that it creates the other 2 corners. It will fold up so that the two sides that you have been crocheting meet up in the middle of the back. Once this happens crochet to one of the corners you have left, cut yarn leaving a 12" tail. Fasten off. Whip stitch the hot pad closed. Weave in ends. Done.

Now I recommend using a natural fiber and not acrylics as acrylics will melt. I haven't tired it with cotton yet, but it can be done.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Granny's got New Ears


Don't you love it when inspiration hits you, and you just have to go with it.

Granny's Got New Ears

Patons Grace (small amount, I've made two pairs so far and haven't really made a dent into the skein)
Size C (2.75mm) crochet hook
2 Fish hook earrings findings
Doesn't really matter
String 1 earring finding on to the yarn.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (this forms the first ch and first dc), 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 3, 3 dc in 1st ch) repeat 2 more times, ch 1, sl to join to top of first dc).
Rnd 2: Sl st to next ch 3 space, ch 3 (this forms first dc), 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, dc in same ch 3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 1, bring finding up to next st, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same 3 ch sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch 3 sp, ch 1, sl st to join to first dc. Cut yarn and weave in ends.
Ch = Chain
dc= Double Crochet
Sl st= Slip Stitch
Sp= Space

Friday, May 22, 2009

Crocheted Headband!!!!

Lookie here, finally a new pattern, more then a year later. (sorry)

Crocheted Headband


Bernat Handicrafter Cotton (I used way less then a full skien, scraps would be good)

G (4.25 mm) Crochet Hook

Gauge doesn't matter


Ch 11

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across (10 sc), ch 70, sl st into 1st sc

Row 2 & 3: ch 1, sc in each sc across (10 sc), ch 70, sl st into 1st sc

Fasten off, weave in ends

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Summer Sunset Socks

Yipee, I have a new pattern. It's not the one for the hat and scarf set that I promised almost two weeks ago, but it's a pattern none the less.

Orignally I was going to call these socks, "Inspired", cause I had picked up the yarn and needles at my Mom's place, just to try doing some swatching with it, and quickly discovered that my hands were much more interested in knitting socks then just plain old swatching. However as the socks grew, the colorway I made them in began to remind me of a perfect summer sunset.

Summer Sunset Socks

2 skiens of Panda Cotton, color Red Cinnamon
US 2 set of 5 dpns (2.75mm)
Yarn needle for grafting toe together, and weaving in ends

28sts = 4 inches
44 rows = 4 inches

Cast on 64 sts. Evenly divide among 4 needles (16sts on each).

Rnd 1: *K2, P2* repeat around

Repeat Rnd 1 for 1 inch or desired lenght of cuff.

Row 1: K16, turn
Row 2: Sl1, P31, turn
Row 3: Sl1, K31, turn
Row 4: Sl1, p31, turn

Repeat Rows 3 & 4 15 more times (32 rows total, 16 Sl on each side)

Turn Heel:
Row 1: K17, SSK, K1, turn
Row 2: Sl1, P3, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 3: Sl1, K4, SSK, K1, turn
Row 4: Sl1: P5: P2tog, P1, turn
Row 5: Sl1, K6, SSK, K1, turn
Row 6: Sl1, P7, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 7: Sl1, K8, SSK, K1, turn
Row 8: Sl1, P9, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 9: Sl1, K10, SSK, K1, turn
Row 10: Sl1, P11, P2tog. P1, turn
Row 11: Sl1, K12, SSK, K1, turn
Row 12: Sl1, P13, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 13: Sl1, K14, SSK, K1, turn
Row 14: Sl1, P15, P2tog, P1, turn
Row 15: K9

You are now ready for the heel gusset

Set up rnd: With needle 1;K9, Pick up 16 sts along side of heel: Needles 2 & 3; K: Needle 4; Pick up 16sts along side of heel, K 9. (Needles 1 & 4 have 25 sts each, Needles 2 & 3 have 16 each. 82 sts total).

Rnd 1: K9, K13 through the back loop, K2tog, K34, ssk, K13 through the back loop, K 19
Rnd 2: K
Rnd 3: K to last 3 sts on needle 1, K2tog, K, needles 2 & 3, K, Needle 4, K1, SSK, K to end

Repeat Rnds 2 & 3 until 16 sts are left on each needle. 64 sts total

Continue knitting every rnd until foot measures 1.5-2 inches shorter then foot. Continue on to toe shaping.

Toe Shaping
Rnd 1: K to last 3 sts on needle 1, K2tog, K1, needle 2; K1, SSK, K to end of needle, Needle 3, repeat needle 1, Needle 4, repeat needle 2.
Rnd 2: K

Repeat Rnds 1 & 2 until 28sts remain (7 on each needle), K to end of Needle 1 with needle 4, Sl sts from needle 2 to needle 3 purlwise. Graft toe together.

Repeat for second sock.

Proudly wear new socks :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

New Pattens coming soon

Ok, people, I know I have really been lacking in the publishing patterns front. (And updating my other blog front too). You know, life happens, other things get ahead of publishing patterns.

So with my days off this week I plan too finally get around to writting the patterns for these two

Scalloped Hat

And the matching scarf

Hopefully I will have both of these up by Saturday morning, and added to my Ravelry designs profile as well.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Ok, So I decided not to kill this page after all

Well thanks to Ravelry, I noticed that this page has been linked because of my one pattern. So I decided that I like being called a designer, so this page is staying.

The two patterns I posted over on my regular blog are going to stay there for now, but as I write up more, I'll post them here instead. Yipeeeeee!!!!!