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Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
I love textured stitches including the humble rib stitch! Staffordshire socks are knit from the top down. The ribbing transitions into a zig zag ribbed design.The socks are knit using sport weight wool for a slightly heavier ( and quick to knit) sock.
Knitting: Headband, Earwarmers
This headband was a joy to knit. It takes only one ball of Knit Picks Swish worsted. As much as I love the Swish worsted yarn I find that it is slightly thinner than a true worsted weight wool. Please keep that in mind if you decide to substitute with a different yarn.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
The idea for this blanket originated with my dear friend Ilse. She created a beautiful friendship blanket from the colorful wool remnants given by friends. While the original friendship blanket is full size and knit with worsted wool, this pattern has been designed as a baby blanket using fingering weight wool.
Knitting: Messenger Bag
The Blue Jay Bag is designed specifically for the purpose of teaching several useful knitting techniques that will come in handy for other knitted projects. Whether you are knitting this bag on your own or you are a knitting instructor, I hope you find this pattern to be a helpful tool in practicing the following techniques…
The sweater is constructed from the top down beginning with the back shoulders and back neck cast on. Stitches are then picked up to form the front shoulders and front neckline. Once the depth of the upper arm is reached the sweater is joined to be knit in the round. Sleeve stitches are also picked up to be knit in the round.
The simple slipped stitch garter pattern is an easy pattern for the novice knitter and an enjoyable relaxing project for the veteran knitter. The scarf is knit lengthwise with all of the stitches cast on in the first row. The result is sure to be a treasure in any wardrobe. Enjoy!
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque
Be creative with your color combination! This hat and mitten set looks great in natural earth tones, bold and bright colors, pinks and purples or blues and greens. The hat brim folds up for extra warmth and the mittens are attached to an I- cord for safe keeping.
Knitting: Coat / Jacket, Sleepwear, Sweater - Other, Clothing - Other
This baby bunting is knit from the top down with simple cables along side the center placket. #9 needle and heavy worsted yarn make this a quick knit. This bunting is the perfect baby shower gift and a warm welcome into the world.
Knitted from the top down, this little cardigan does not have any seams and the finishing is minimal. Cap sleeves and a garter stitch border compliment the simple, yet attractive design. The embroidery which gave this design its title is optional; instructions are given in the text,