Knitting

Knitting Hexipuffs Quilt Blanket I know that I’m really late to the whole Hexipuff party, considering that there are over 9,000 people working on a Beekeeper quilt on Ravelry, but this is a project that I have had queued forever and I finally took the plunge and started it. SoRead More →

I wanted to share this Knit Butterfly Stitch Tutorial because I am working on a pattern that is going to use the Knit Butterfly Stitch. This is one of those knitting pattern where I believe that a picture is worth a thousand words. The Knit Butterfly Stitch requires 5 stitchesRead More →

Ombre Waves Knit Blanket Pattern

This is not a ready to go knit blanket pattern. Actually, this is  knitting project that has been in the works for awhile. I started it last January I believe. I hadn’t planned to post the Ombre Wave Knit Blanket Pattern until it was done, but I keep setting theRead More →

Summer is the perfect time to dive into some easy knit patterns. It doesn’t matter if you are 5 or 100, it’s never too early or too late to get your creative juices flowing! When I think of “summer vacation”, so many wonderful memories come to mind. There were crossRead More →

If you want to make a special gift for a special wee person in your life, you still have time to knit one of these totally lovable and huggable dolls before the holidays. These dolls have been getting so many hits on our blog right now, I thought I’d showcaseRead More →

Working with the Scale Quilting Pattern The Scale Quilting block creates a beautifully patterned fabric. When the fabric is aligned vertically, it does in fact appear like scales. It has great potential for costuming as dragon scales, bird feathers, etc. When the fabric is turned horizontally, it reminds me a fish tessellationRead More →

Ever since I first happened upon DROPS Design Free Patterns, our collection of Free Knit Boot Slippers and Free Crochet Boot Slippers have been a favorite of our readers. Recently, I’ve gotten several requests for similar children’s slippers. I guess with Christmas and cold weather just around the corner that makes senseRead More →

Working with the Instant Plaid Pattern The trick with the Instant Plaid pattern is to wrap the yarn around your needle twice when you go to knit the stitches that will be slipped across the front. The double wrapping give those stitches twice as much yarn so that they won’t pullRead More →

Working with the Hexagon Pattern This is a fun block to make, although it is not very “square.” The edges want to curl up in a wonky way and blocking this square was a bit of a challenge. You will often see this pattern worked with a wide garter stitch borderRead More →

Working with the Double Scroll Ok, if you read last week’s post (Afghan Block 17) you will know that I had issues with this block and skipped it the first time around. Since the blog caught up to me, I knew I couldn’t put it off any longer. I thought thatRead More →

Working with the Woven Tweed Woah! You might be saying if you have been paying attention. Where is block sixteen? Well, I skipped it. Actually I shunned it after having to rip it out twice. The pattern doesn’t repeat itself in an easy to memorize/anticipate way, so you really have to countRead More →

Not every child seeks out cutesy dolls or adorable stuffed animals as their lovies. Many children love to take a walk on the “wild side”, and when they do, always nice to have a lovable monster to accompany them. Below are knit patterns for creating friends for your own favoriteRead More →

Working with the Stepped Fret We are almost done working through all of the mosaic knitting patterns. My son, who loves ancient history, informed me that this pattern looks like something that would be on old Greek vases. I love how these mosaic patterns play with the eye; is it aRead More →

Working with the Chevron Pattern While working on this pattern I kept making mistakes until I took the time to really “see” the pattern. Rather than looking at the whole zig-zag pattern, you need to look at it as a series of stacked triangles. The light color builds triangles that stack upRead More →

Working with the Greek Cross Pattern I don’t have any notes to share on this pattern. It was smooth going for me just following the same basic principles of mosaic knitting. As you can see in the pattern, especially in the yellow crosses, you don’t carry the off color for very long.Read More →

Working with the Harlequin  Pattern This is a fun pattern to work up, especially with highly contrasting fabrics. It is using the same mosaic technique as the previous few blocks so there really isn’t anything new to learn here. In my notes I did highlight row 27 and jotted this inRead More →

NOTE: The direct links to all the individual photos can be found in this post. The other day someone asked me if I knew of a cute pattern for a knit mouse. Well, as you can well imagine, once I started looking I couldn’t stop! And, if hardly seems fittingRead More →