Friday, April 1, 2016

SWATCHING FOR FALL/WINTER 2016

I know we are just starting Spring here is Southern Californian but when you Design Knitting Patterns you have to think ahead and I'm swatching for Magnum cowls, scarfs and sweaters.








Tuesday, March 22, 2016

BOLD PATCH BABY BLANKET #3


This is the third version of this Design.  I first knit it using Berroco Modern Cotton.  I than knit it using Malabrigo Rios and this time I used Blue Sky Alpaca Worsted Cotton.  My inspiration was the Pennsylvania Dutch Amish Quilts.  I love their bold geometric patterns and dynamic color combinations.  This blanket starts with a center panel that has three colors worked in a stripe pattern. You than pick up stitches for each side panel and work in a stripe pattern. This is an easy and fun project with Bold results.

available on Ravelry




Monday, January 4, 2016

HARMONY PONCHO

 I love a Poncho and at times I love a Quick Knit and let me tell you when you use Magnum Yarn you get a Quick knit there’s no two ways about it. Your project practically knits itself. I added an easy stitch pattern to give a bit of texture. I enjoyed knitting this poncho and think you will too.

SIZE:S/M: 24” wide X 18” high, 48 Round.  L/XL: 26” wide X 20” high, 52” round.

YARN: 2 hanks of Magnum, 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. 123 yds, 112.5m, 8.82 oz, 
250 g.  Color 9430, Highland Green

GAUGE: 6 sts = 4”

TOOLS: US 19 32” circular needle (you need a circular needle in order to hold       
               the volume of stitches)
               yarn needle.
You can buy this pattern on RAVELRY





Saturday, December 5, 2015

Raspberry Fields Shrug

Shrugs are fast and fun to knit and perfect to wear year round. That being said I figured it was time for me to Design one and Knit it up.  I wanted it to have a modern feeling, be easy and fast to knit up with some detail to add interest.  This is what I came up with.

YARN: Malabrigo Worsted, 210 yds, 10g. Kettle Dyed 100% Pure Merino Wool. 1 hank 93 Fuchsia, 2 hanks  036 Pearl

You Can Purchase this pattern on RAVELRY




Monday, November 23, 2015

RASPBERRY FIELDS BEANIE

 Winter is on its way and I’m totally into Designing Hats.  You just can’t have too many if you ask me.  I wanted to design a lose fitting Beanie with an easy lace edge, fun color combination and top it off with a yummy pompom.  I imagine this hat being perfect for ice skating, which I did a lot of when I lived in New York City.  I even had an Ice Skating Birthday Party at Rockefeller Center. 
You can buy this pattern on RAVELRY



Monday, October 19, 2015

SLOUCY HATS

Well the cooler weather is just around the corner and at THHE LITTLE KNITTER in Atwater Village, Ca we are constantly being asked for a Very Easy to knit Hat patterns, so this year I Designed 3 and you can buytthe patterns on RAVELRY or at TLK.  




Monday, October 12, 2015

MELODY SHAWL

It’s no secret I Love Shawls.  They’re so versatile and can be worn year round.  For this shawl I wanted to work with one of my favorite stitches-The Seed Stitch and just to spice it up I added a detail when I changed yarn color. This Shawl is knit side to side and it’s a lot of fun if I do say so myself.

SIZE: Wingspan 80” X 60” Deep

YARN: Kenzie by Hikoo 160 yds / 50 grams, 50% New Zealand   Merino, 25% Nylon, 10% Angora, 10% Alpaca, 5%Silk Noils
Color 1-1022-Ruapehu, Color 2-1024-Hokitika, Color 3-Glacier
2 of each color-6 balls total.
         
GAUGE: 16 sts & 43 rows = 4”

TOOLS: US 9 32” circular needle (need circular for the length)
              Yarn needle
  
STITCH: Seed Stitch-Row 1 k1, p1.  Row 2 p1, k1 (p where you knit
              and k where you p)
This Pattern can be purchased in my RAVELRY