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Monday, April 28, 2014

Shrug (for) Your Shoulders

Testing is complete and "Carly's Shrug" is Ravelry-Ready!


This is a great little project that is just in time for the sunshine! 
Designed at the request of my daughter who loves to wear tank tops--but isn't allowed to in school.  With this little shrug, she can wear her favorite sparkly tank under these little sleeves.  Pattern includes sizes from Children's XS to Adult XL.


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:


  

SIZE
One

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

MATERIALS
 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

GAUGE
6 sts =1 inch

KNITTING THE COZY
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.

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

ABBREVIATIONS
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)

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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)!