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Snowflake Beaded Bookmark Knit Pattern

 

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December is Read a New Book Month (and no, I did not make that one up) which is perfect for when the weather is chilly outside and great for staying indoors and for curling up with a good book.  For this reason, I have designed a knitted bookmark which is the third bookmark that’s been featured in this blog.  It makes for a quick project and a thoughtful gift for that beloved bookworm to put to good use.  Its palette is light-colored to mimic the frost that blankets the outdoors during winter.  I chose a snowflake pattern in which there are no two alike in nature representing how unique each and everyone of us are.

 

DIFFICULTY 

Intermediate

YARN  SUGGESTIONS

Coats and Clark’s Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread #10 (Bridal Blue) or other equivalent cotton thread.

NEEDLES 

Size 1 (2.25mm)– I use a couple from a set of dpn;  

NOTIONS 

Size 12 (1.00mm) steel crochet hook (or any size that would fit through bead hole)

Size 2 (2.20mm) steel hook (for inserting cord)

6/0 Czech glass E-beads (White Pearl)

sewing needle

2 pencils

FINISHED SIZE 

5 1/4” x 3 1/4” (13.3cm x 8.3cm), without cord

SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES NEEDED

Knit, purl, m1 (method is described in the pattern, knitting with beads (method is described in the pattern) and making a cord (method is described in the pattern)

 

To purchase Snowflake Bookmark Pattern in PDF click here or go to Shop page.

 

 

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Pattern Release– Bailey Beret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have listened to our valued customers and agree that one can never have enough berets in a hat collection.  So to this we introduce Bailey– a textured beret with intertwining cables that meet at the top.  Like spokes to a wheel, these add dimension, symmetry, and structure to the piece.  If you love our Paris beret, you will even more likely to love Bailey.  Pattern is both written and charted.

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn in Citron, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

76 yd (70 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter, cable needle, tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference, 9″ deep.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, cable sts, increasing, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

To purchase Bailey Beret pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.  As with all our patterns, the PDF will be manually (NOT automatically) emailed to you within 24 hours of PayPal notification.

 

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Drew Hat Pattern Release

Simple, embossed zigzag purled stitches against a sea of Stockinette Stitch give Drew its hip and edgy look.  Novice knitters will be delighted at how this hat makes for a quick knit project.  Moreover, Drew’s super slouchy, brimless style will, no doubt, make its wearer timeless– as though he or she has quaffed from the fountain of youth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn in Pumpkin, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

80 yd (73 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter, tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 19” (48 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference and 12” (30 cm) deep.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, double decrease, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

To purchase Drew Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

 

REMINDER:  Stitch marker give-away ends on March 30, 2012.  Enter comments here to win.

 

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Madalyn Rae Baby Afghan Pattern

My friends, Mandy and John, are expecting their first child– a baby girl to be named Madalyn Rae who was scheduled to arrive on Feb. 17, 2012.  Her appearance, while still forthcoming, gives me the perfect opportunity to knit this five-color baby afghan for her.  Its vintage chevron design is all the rave and pleasing enough for new parents and new parents-to-be with discriminating taste.  Notes for a baby boy’s afghan are included.

 

Madalyn Rae Baby Afghan* (Click on link for PDF Copy of patte

*Sorry, pattern is no longer available at this site.  You may purchase this pattern at Craftsy.com for $1.99 USD.

DIFFICULTY  Beginner to Advanced

YARN  Loops and Threads Impeccable in Forest (A): 298 yds, Butterscotch (B): 54 yds, Lavender (C): 221 yds, Pumpkin (D): 114 yds, Soft Rose (E): 298 yds, or any worsted weight yarn.

GAUGE  18.5 sts and 17 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette stitch on US 10.

NEEDLES  US 10 (6mm)- 29-inch (74cm) or longer  Circular Needle; Or any size to obtain gauge.

NOTIONS  Row counter (optional),  tapestry needle.

FINISHED SIZE  Approximately 33” x 45” (84 cm x 114 cm).

PATTERN NOTES:
For a baby boy’s afghan, replace colors C with Chocolate and E with Aqua.  Blanket may be shortened or lengthened by changing the sequence repeats.

 

blco or Backward Loop Cast On

 

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Emerson Hat Pattern Release

Our chevron-love continues with this richly zigzag ribbed Emerson Hat.  Appropriately representing the organized chaos of  modern living, its ever-changing left-and-right-slanting cross-over stitches will never make this hat a boring project to knit.  Emerson’s slightly slouchy style is also a must-have addition to anyone’s wardrobe.

Difficulty:

Beginner to Advanced

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn in Cobalt, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

60 yd (55 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, cross-over sts, ktbl, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

To purchase Emerson Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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NBCAM and a Free Pattern

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (NBCAM).  The year 2011 marks the 27th year of a tradition of awareness and education about breast cancer.  In 2010, there were more than 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S.  To show support for these brave souls, a number of Little Sweet Knittings Designs patterns can be adapted and knitted to suit them.  For instance, the Lombard Hat posted here can be knitted in two shades of pink (Wool-ease Thick and Quick’s Blossom as Color A and Raspberry as Color B) as shown below.

In the year 2010, our very first pattern offering was a bookmark called Mark for the Cure.  It features the awareness ribbon design, with an option to knit with or without beads, worked in lace and delicately accented with an organdy ribbon.  This pattern is available for purchase here.

Beaded and Unbeaded Bookmark

In 2011, the pattern created with NBCAM in mind is our newest pattern yet, and a free pattern at that, the Chevron Chemocap.  It was designed with a trendy color combination consisting of three colors of eyelash yarn and one of fingering weight.   It also makes a great stash-buster as indicated by the yarn requirements in the pattern which follows the photos below.

Chevron Chemocap or Cloche (Click on link for PDF copy of pattern)

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate

YARN

Knitpick’s Palette Yarn in Cosmopolitan (about 80 yd) or any fingering weight yarn in fuschia; Lion Brand’s Fun Fur in Magenta as Color A (about 30 yd), in Soft Pink as Color B (about 20 yd), in Red as Color C (about 20 yd).

GAUGE

11 sts and 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) on US 13 or any size to obtain gauge.

NEEDLES 

US 13 (9 mm).

NOTIONS 

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle.

FINISHED SIZE 

18 in (46 cm) and stretches to 22 in (56 cm) in circumference.

PATTERN NOTES:

One strand of fingerweight yarn and one strand of fun fur are held together throughout work.  This project can also be used as a stash-buster.

Preparation Rounds:
Rd 1: K.
Rd 2: K.
Rd 3: *Kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k4, kfb; rep fr * to end. End of preparation.

Chevron Pattern: (multiple of 13 sts)
Rd 1: K.
Rd 2: *Kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k4, kfb; rep fr * to end.
Rds 3 to 4: Rep rds 1 to 2.
Rep rds 1 to 4 for pattern.

HAT PATTERN:

Step 1: Read “Pattern Notes” first.
Step 2: With A, co 52 sts.  Mark beg of rd.  Join end being careful not to twist sts.
Step 3: Work on preparation rds.
Step 4: K 2 rds.
Step 5: Still with A, start working rds 1 to 2 of Chevron Pattern.
Step 6: Then with B, work rds 1 to 4.

Step 7: With C, work rds 1 to 4.
Step 8: Then with A, work rds 1 to 4.
Steps 9 to 10: Rep steps 6 to 7.
Step 11: With A, work on rd 1.

Still with A, start dec:
Rd 1: *Kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k3, k2tog, pm; rep fr * to end.
Rd 2: *K9, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
Rd 3: *Kfb, k4, sl1k2psso, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
With B, continue with dec:
Rd 4: *K6, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
Rd 5: *K5, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
Rd 6: *K4, k2tog; rep fr * to end.
Rd 7: *K3, k2tog; rep fr * to end. (16 sts rem)
Break yarns.  Pull tails through loops tightly.  Weave in ends on WS.

ABBREVIATIONS:

st(s): stitch(es)
kfb: k1 front and back of st
sl1k2psso: slip 1 st onto R needle, k 2 sts together then pass slipped st over
rd(s): round(s)
co: cast on
rep: repeat/repeating
dec: decrease/decreasing
pm: place marker
k2tog: k 2 sts together
rem: remain/remaining

©2011 Mylyne De Jesus/Little Sweet Knittings Designs.  All rights reserved.

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Lombard Hat Pattern Released

Named after the “crookedest” street in San Francisco, the Lombard Hat is accented by zigzag designs which are sought after by trendies from the fashion capitals of the world.  The pattern is worked on rows of two different colors separately although it can be adapted to include a much as five colors from your stash of super bulky weight yarns.  This hat is easily completed by intermediate knitters in a few hours to give as a present or kept as a stylish accessory.

Difficulty:

Intermediate

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn.

Yardage:

Color A, 51 yd (47 m)

Color B, 20 yd (19 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; Or any size to obtain gauge.

Notions:

Stitch markers, row counter (optional), tapestry needle or crochet hook.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, slipped sts, decreasing, knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

To purchase Lombard Hat pattern in PDF click here or go to the Shop page.

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