Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Almost Finished

So Close!  Making real progress on my Malibrigo Shawl/Scarf.  Couldn't resist--a rose from my garden.  Ink Spot is the name. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

OH! BABY BLANKET

I work at The Little Knittery in Atwater Village California and not a day goes by with out an expectant Mom or grand Mom coming in looking for a Baby Blanket Pattern to buy and although we do have several of my Designs for sale I figured why not one more.  For this Design I wanted an Easy knit that had something to set it apart and make it special and this is what I came up with.
 SIZE: 24” W X 33” L
 YARN: Berroco Modern Cotton, 60% Cotton, 40% Modal Rayon, 209 yds, 191m, 3.5oz. 100g.  2 hanks of 1624 Salty Brine (A), 2 hanks of 1603 Piper (B), 2 hanks of 1601 Sandy Point (C).
 GAUGE: 20sts & 40 rows =4”
 TOOLS: US 7 (4.5mm) 32” Circular knitting needle (need circular for the with of blanket).
  STITCH: Garter Stitch: Knit every row

PATTERN FOR SALE ON Raverly




Wednesday, July 6, 2016

New Shawl Design on the needles

I'm enjoying this project.  I have tried two other times to knit this Design and I have not been happy.  The concept is to start with a two color repeat pattern that begins with two knit rows and with every two color repeat increase the rows by two.  The other shawl were rectangles and the results were too subtle.  I think this is the one!


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

SUMMER LOVIN' TOP/PONCHO

It's all about Stripes!!!  The pattern is on RAVELRY


I’m totally into stripes at the moment.  They are so cheerful and I find them hard to resist. That being said I think this would look great as a solid top as well.  This top/poncho is knit in two pieces bottom up but sewn together so you wear it side to side.  It’s easy to knit and, has a wonderful drape and looks great on all body types.

SIZE: Small 32-34”, Medium 35-37”, and Large 38-40”, XL 41-44” Bust
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: 24.5 (27.5, 30.5, 33.5)” wide 49 (55, 61, 67)” round x 19 (20, 21, 22 ) long.

YARN: Skacel CoBaSi by HiKoo, 55% Cotton, 16% Bamboo, 21% Elastic Nylon, 8% Silk.  220 yds. 201m. 50g. 2 (2,3,3) hanks of color 051 Raffi (A).  2 (2 3,3) hanks of color 010 Deep Turquoise (B).  2,(2,3,3) hanks of102 Blarney (C). 2, (2,3,3). 007 Kiwi (D),

GAUGE: 23 st & 34 rows = 4”

TOOLS: US 7 needle, 4.5 mm, 24” or 32” circular needle (need circular needle to hold the large amount of stitches), yarn needle





Wednesday, June 22, 2016

SHAWL KNITTING

GREAT SUMMER PROJECTS  All of these shawl designs can be purchased on Ravelry, just click the link and you are on your way to a summer knitting project.


SPORTY SHAWL  Ravelry

SPRING FLING   Ravelry

AUTUM DELIGHT  RAVELRY

BREZZY  RAVELRY

       
 MELODY  RAVELRY




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS THAT CAN MAKE ME HAPPY

                          Look What I found in my Garden yesterday.  It files me with Delight!