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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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Fans of Giants, Celebrate with 2012 Super Bowl Champions!

It’s been 4 years since the NY Giants had their first Parade of Champions along the streets of Manhattan and the crowd of fans shows no signs of thinning out.   As far as these 500,000 to 1M are concerned, blue and red are the colors of the day, if not the year, representing the 2012 Super Bowl Champs.

 

Coincidentally, these are the 2012 Scarves of Special Olympics program colors which I blogged about here, featuring an EKS Day Scarf free pattern and another Shriver Scarf free pattern which can be adapted to blue and red.

 

 

For hat lovers, what celebration is complete without a Lombard Hat (shown below) to match:

 

 

This hat is a quick knit in super bulky yarns with Color A in Michael’s Red Cozy Wool and Color B in Thick and Quick’s Cobalt, of which colors you can reverse to make the predominant color blue, the winning color.

So why does everyone love a winner?  Because “History is written by the winners,” says Alex Haley.

Who knows who the next year’s winner will be, but for millions today it’s “Go Giants!”

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It Takes Two to Tango or Does It?

You can sail in a ship by yourself,
Take a nap or a nip by yourself.
You can get into debt on your own.
There are lots of things that you can do alone.
(But it)
Takes two to tango …
This year, not just two but the following groups of entities have been spotted doing the “Tango”:
If you have gotten the idea that the Tango I’m referring to is not a kind of dance, but a color, you are right!  It’s called “Tangerine Tango.”  Yes, tangerine as in
Tangerine Tango is 2012’s Pantone, a global authority on color, color of the year.  “Sophisticated but at the same time dramatic and seductive, Tangerine Tango is an orange with a lot of depth to it,” said Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®.
It is a highly visible hue, from which heat and energy issue forth.  Over the past years, orange is increasingly gaining popularity among designers and consumers and is appealing to both men and women’s fashion.
Need to add a burst of energy and life to a dull and boring space?  It’s Tangerine Tango to the rescue!
As for me, modifying the hat pattern here by using alternating colors of Cobalt and Pumpkin with the latter as the main color, I came up with this hat.
Now, I can Tango.  Why don’t you? 🙂

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