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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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Pattern Preview– Bailey Beret

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Special Olympics Scarf Project Update

The 2011 Special Olympics Scarf Project received overwhelming support from the knitting and crocheting communities as these contributed over 26,000 scarves to 35 participating programs.  Little Sweet Knittings Designs is a proud supporter and even has published an original design, Shriver Scarf, for the occasion, which is posted here.

But don’t put your knitting needles and crochet hooks away just yet.  The Scarves for Special Olympics has announced the official 2012 colors:

  • Red Heart Super Saver 387-Soft Navy
  • Red Heart Super Saver 319-Cherry Red
  • Red Heart Soft 4604-Navy
  • Red Heart Soft 9925-Really Red

Although submissions do not start until November 2011, you can get a head start by checking out the free patterns at the website or using the official colors to knit our Shriver Scarf pattern.  Let’s get working to beat the 2011 scarf contributions!

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Kelly Hat Pattern

If the weather outside forces you to seek refuge in the warm comfort of the indoors, what quicker way to past time than to work on a project that challenges your skills.  For knitters, that would mean getting out your cable needles, stitch markers, row counter, needles and start “clicking.”    Our newest design in the super bulky yarn series, the Kelly Hat, is one that would require the said “tools” to create cables, zigzagging 2-st cross-overs, and bobbles all in a single piece.  The crown reveals a four-leaved shape made by strategically placed decreasing stitches at each round.  Instructions are written and charted.

Difficulty:

Intermediate to Advanced

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:

76 yd (69 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 19” (48 cm) and stretches to 23” (58 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, knitting through back loop, make bobble, cables, cross-overs, increasing (make 1), decreasing (knit 2 stitches together, purl 2 stitches together, ssk), knitting in the round.

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

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Wordless Wednesday– 2nd Special Olympics Scarf Done!

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2011 Super Bowl Team Scarves

When I designed the Shriver Scarf and blogged about it, I had no idea how adaptable it is in reality.  For instance, not only can it represent the 2011 Special Olympics, the colors used to knit it can be changed to show support for the 2011 Super Bowl rival teams.  Although it takes more than a day to complete the scarf, if you start working on it today, the scarf will be ready by Super Bowl Sunday.  Close-ups of the Shriver Scarf have been photoshopped below:

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Shriver Scarf Completed!

I can’t believe how hectic it’s been around here so much so that I just had completed Shriver.  If things remain at this pace, I will have to send in only one scarf to the 2011 Special Olympics Scarf Project.  I made some corrections to the Shriver patterns (both written and digital) I published in this post.  The scarf below was based on the newly edited copies.

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Special Olympics Scarf and a Free Pattern

Barely 16 in., but it seems like a good idea then to post the pattern for the Shriver Scarf, my contribution to this year’s collection of Special Olympics pattern.  Named after Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who helped nationalize the Special Olympics, Shriver knitted in Red Heart Turqua and Blue, features garter stitch flanking either sides of two-toned, left-leaning cables.  This pattern can be easily transformed by using other plain colored yarns or even knitted in just a single color.

The photos below show the wrong side of the scarf where the yarn are woven in while being worked so that the strands do not “float.”  Pattern follows next.

Shriver Scarf (Click on link for PDF copy of pattern)

DIFFICULTY

Intermediate to Advance

YARN

YARN  Red Heart Super Saver Worsted, Color A in Blue, about 136 yd. (124 m) and Color B in Turqua, about 136 yd. (124 m).

GAUGE

17 sts and 23 rows = 4” (10 cm) in Stockinette Stitch on US 8.

NEEDLES

US 8 (5 mm).

NOTIONS

Row counter, cable needle, tapestry needle.

FINISHED SIZE

6 inches x 58 inches (15 cm x 147 cm).

PATTERN NOTES:

“Knit 2 rows” means: K14 in B, K14 in A; then K14 in A, k14 in B in the next row.  Be sure to twist yarns when changing colors.  When working on rows 9 to 19, weave in yarns on the WS as you knit, so no strands or floats appear.

PATTERN:

CO 14 sts of A and 14 sts of B.  K 2 rows then beg pattern:

Row 1 (RS): K14 in B, k14 in A.

Row 2: K10 in A, p4 in A, p4 in B, k10 in B.

Rows 3 to 8: Rep rows 1 and 2 alternately.

Row 9: K10 in B, 8-st LC-b, K10 in A.

Row 10: K10 in A, p4 in B, p4 in A, K10 in B.

Row 11: K10 in B, k4 in A, k4 in B, k10 in A.

Row 12: Rep row 10.

Rows 13 to 18: Rep rows 11 to 12 alternately.

Row 19: K10 in B, 8-st LC-a, k10 in A.

Row 20. Rep row 2.

Rep rows 3 to 20 until 58″ in length, ending in row 18.  Knit 2 rows.  BO, break yarn and weave ends in.

ABBREVIATIONS:

st(s): stitch(es)

beg: begin

rep: repeat

8-st LC-a: hold 4 st in A on cn in front of work, k4 in B fr L-hand needle, then k sts on cn.

8-st LC-b: hold 4 st in B on cn in front of work, k4 in A fr L-hand needle, then k sts on cn.

cn: cable needle

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

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Morgan Hat Pattern

Robin, our first hat (beanie) pattern with twisted stitches is such a hit that we had to make a slightly slouchy counterpart and Morgan is just that.  A design suitable for novice and advanced knitter alike, Morgan features cables and twisted stitches making this hat stimulating to work on.  Morgan can be worn by both women and by men simply by changing yarn colors.  Instructions are both written and charted.

Difficulty:

Beginner to 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:

87 yd (80 m)

Needles:

US 13 (9mm)- 16-inch (40 cm) Circular Needle; US 13 (9 mm) dpns; cable needle.

Size:

Approximately 20” (51 cm) and stretches to 24” (61 cm) in circumference.

Skills and Techniques Needed:

Knit, purl, cables, knitting through back loop, increasing (make 1), decreasing (knit 2 stitches together), knitting in the round, knitting with dpns.

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

©2010 Mylyne De Jesus/Little Sweet Knittings Designs.  All rights reserved.

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Robin Hat Pattern

It’s finally here– the hat you’ve always wanted to knit for a special friend, male or female.  Twisted stitches, made by knitting through the back loop (ktbl), and staggered ribbing give Robin its wavy appearance.

Yarn Suggestions:

Lion Brand Thick and Quick Super Bulky Yarn, Classic Elite “Forbidden,” Cascade “Lana Grande,” Rowan “Big Wool” or any super bulky yarn with about 70yd (64 m).

Size:

Finished size is  18″ (46 cm) and stretches to 21″ (53 cm)

To purchase Robin Hat pattern in PDF now click here or go to the Shop page.  Robin is the fourth in the thick and quick seamless hat series.

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