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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Don't let your cuppa catch a chill!

Knit from the bottom-up, this is a simple and eco-friendly project designed to keep your coffee warm, while keeping your hands cool. 

Project is small and portable and works up in a snap—they make great gifts too!

Free Pattern:



4 inches tall  X 4 inches at its widest point after blocking

 Yarn: Worsted weight, washable yarn.  I used Cascade 220 Superwash; 100% Superwash Wool; 100 gr/3.5oz ; 220 yds/ball; Color: Really Red.  One ball will make several.
Needles: One set US size 4(3.50mm) DPN’s

6 sts =1 inch

CO 45 sts and divide evenly onto 3 DPN’s.  Join for working in the round, being careful not to twist your sts, work 5 rounds in k2, p1 rib. 

Step 1:  *K1, k1f&b, k10, k1f&b, k2; rep from * around.  6 sts increased (51 sts total).
Step 2:  *P1, k1, p1, k1, yo, k3, sk2p, k3, yo, k1, p1, k1, p1; rep from * around.
Step 3:  *K1, p1, k13, p1, k1; rep from * around.

Repeat Steps 2 & 3 eleven times more.

Step 4:  *K1, k1f&b, k15; rep from * around
Step 5:   Work 5 rounds in k2, p1 rib.  BO all sts in pattern.

Weave in all ends and block lightly to around a hot cup of coffee (or tea)!

BO (bind off)
CO (cast on)                            
K (knit)
K1F&B (knit one front and back)

P (purl)
SK2P (slip one st, k2tog, pass the slipped st over)
Rep (repeat)
YO  (yarn over needle)

*This pattern has been downloaded from KIS Designs. It can be printed for your personal use only. This pattern is the property of KIS Designs, and may not be redistributed without permission from the designer.  It is not nice (or legal) to copy any part of this pattern for the purpose of distribution.   Please contact KIS Designs for more fine patterns and products you are sure to love. 
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Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Good Turn!

Spring has sprung!

As my tribute to this lovely season, and all the beautiful fruit trees in bloom, I have created one of my "A Good Turn" bracelets.  (I call these bracelets this because, no matter how you turn them--there is always something Good to look at)!

This type of bracelet takes several hours to make--and sometimes several months.  I like to gather the materials, unhurried, and customize them to the wearer if possible.   The bracelet below was made for my friend Sharon and features copper & brass (to help her hands/wrists when knitting), silver, vintage glass, sea shells, serpentine, carnelian, jasper and quartz (just to name a few) as well as beads fashioned from old record albums (because she loves music)!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Naiad Breaks the Surface

Though I get a little side-lined (okay--distracted) I continue my quest to conquer my UFO's.  This week, "Naiad" rose to the top of the literal heap and became Finished Project #3!  It only took two years, but I think this lovely scarf was worth the wait!

Naiad is ethereal and whisper-soft with subtle lace and delicate ruffles that had me thinking of a mermaid the entire time I was knitting.  Romantic and light--it would be an ideal bridal accessory while being equally at home in less-formal settings. 

Scarf is knit in two pieces which are grafted together before blocking.  

Friday, March 7, 2014

A Little Something Sweet!

"Saccharine" marks my 60th pattern, so to celebrate this landmark I have decided that it needs to be available, as Adam Sandler says: " for FREEEEEE! "

Okay, now that I have your attention, here is the link to the pattern:

"Saccharine"  is a sweet little shawl/wrap that knits up at lightning speed!  In fact, you could have one completed in a weekend!  

So, what are you waiting for??  Cast On!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

It's a Wrap!

It's a Wrap is a collection of 6 knitted bracelet patterns

Each bracelet knits up quickly using up even the smallest bits of left-over sock yarn.  They are a great way to showcase a favorite button or even an orphaned earring!  Loose your imagination and get your bling on!

If you would like to purchase this collection, please see my "Cast-On" page for ordering details.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sweet November

New hat pattern has been tested and approved!

Sweet November

This is a quick-knit which includes sizes to fit babies-adults.  Best part:  It's completely reversible, so you will always have a cap to suit your every mood!

*See my "Cast-On" page for pattern ordering info.

Friday, January 24, 2014

"Paula" Jumps In!

While burried in my Knit-Flix UFO 's
... along comes "Paula".  

This was a custom order request, that I tried to say "No" to... but there was this lovely yarn, and a fair amount of arm twisting...add my being a spineless yarniac to the edquation and "Paula" was allowed "cut-sies" in line.

Good news is that this is a very enjoyable knit which comes together very quickly despite the scarf's loooooooong, slinky length.    

Tassels:  Knit em' or Fugget about em'!

*Pattern available online:

See my "Cast On" page for additional ordering options.