Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Premium Pattern-- K-Pop Mask Knit Pattern





Are you a K-Pop fan? Then you are in good company cause I am an OG (original) K-popper. I guess it helps that I'm also of Korean decent so my parents listened to Korean music and I just grew up listening to it.

If you have missed out on the original K-Pop Mask (crochet version), you can find it HERE. It is a black K-Pop mask with an optional bear motif made using acrylic yarn.

The K-Pop Mask in this blog post is a knit pattern with a heart motif. Taking those with sensitive skin into consideration, I decided to design this mask with Lion Brand's 24/7 Cotton yarn. The mask is more rigid with this yarn so if you decide to knit this one and don't necessarily have sensitive skin, you can choose to knit with a different yarn that's close to the given gauge for this pattern.

I want to note here before you decide to buy this premium pattern that the K-Pop Masks (crochet and knit) are in no way, shape or form able to protect you against the Coronavirus. IT WILL NOT PROTECT YOU FROM THE CORONAVIRUS. This mask is strictly a K-Pop fan mask. 

PATTERN

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I'm not going to lie, I'm pretty late in the game with becoming a fan of BTS. I've always been more stuck with the older K-Pop groups and Eric Nam (of course). If you don't follow me on Instagram then you probably didn't see this photo: 


OR this one:


YES! I finally met my favorite K-Pop artist of all time last month and gave him a mostly Tunisian crochet blanket of his logo that I personally made for him. 

How did it feel to meet the K-Pop artist I admire the most? Pretty surreal! I had so much to say and so little time. I literally blanked out and tried to spat out most of the important things I wanted to tell him. But the one thing I forgot to tell him was my name! HAHAHA. Will he remember my face? I have no idea but I truly hope that he will.



In the comments below, let me know who your favorite K-Pop artist is! I would love to know!

Until next time, happy knitting!




XO, 



Laura






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Monday, March 9, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- Homeschooled Cardigan






Wow! It has been quite a journey designing and having this pattern tested. The first time I shared the Homeschooled Cardigan on any of my social platforms was on October 20, 2019 and this was a few weeks after finishing it. The one I am wearing in the pictures on this post was the second time designing this particular garment. I still have the original one in the house but wear the second one I knitted the most, mainly because it fits a lot better on me.

To purchase this knit pattern, you can visit my Etsy or Ravelry stores.


This cardigan has been named the Homeschooled Cardigan. If you follow me on Instagram or have read my About Me page on my blog, you probably figured out that I am not only a fiber artist but also a homeschooling mother to three kids. When homeschool was in session, I knitted to keep my hands busy and this is what came out!


The design itself is very basic in nature and it truly is a quick knit for a cardigan. The whole body portion of the garment is knitted from the bottom up. It is knitted up to the underarms and then split into three sections- front right, back, front left. After the body panel is complete, the arms and collar are knitted and sewn on.


The testing group for this cardigan was the most amazing group of girls I have worked with since becoming a designer. They all raved about the pattern and more than half of them have made two or more of the cardigan. I was so, so grateful for all the love they gave this cardigan pattern and I hope that it will be a pattern that you decide to take a chance on and try and love.


Happy knitting!


XO,

Laura






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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- Elsa Shawl with Picture Tutorials





Please give a warm welcome to the Elsa Shawl. This knit shawl was inspired by Disney's Frozen Elsa. 

To purchase this knit pattern, you can visit my Etsy or Ravelry stores.
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The Elsa Shawl is a knit wrap that uses Yarn Bee's Marblesque. This yarn is considered a worsted weight yarn so if this yarn is not available near you, I recommend looking for a thinner worsted weight yarn.

The beautiful lace work that is worked on this shawl is called the twin leaf lace panel. The look of this lacing reminded me of the way the snow and ice whisked whenever Elsa used her powers. Hence, this shawl was so named the Elsa Shawl.




I am not a shawl wearer but lately I have been really enjoying designing them so I can guarantee that more shawl designs will be coming out this year.












In this blog post, you will find picture tutorials to guide you through the garter tab cast on and the i-cord bind off which are both used in this shawl.

Garter Tab Cast On


Cast on 3.
Row 1-6: Knit




Rotate your work 90 degrees, pick up 3 stitches with your left needle and knit. 


You should now have 6 stitches on your right needle.


Rotate your work 90 degrees again and pick up 3 stitches with your left needle. Knit. 


You should now have 9 stitches on your right hand needle. 


You have successfully completed the garter tab cast on.



I-Cord Bind Off

Cast on 2 stitches.


To cast on, knit the first stitch on your left needle as you normally would.



Instead of slipping off the knitted stitch, leave it on your left hand needle and slip the stitch that you created on your right hand needle to your left.


Repeat once more for a total of two stitches casted on.

*Knit 2. Then knit the next 2 stitches together through the back loops.

To perform this, take your right needle and slip your needle from the back through the second stitch and then in through the first. Knit as you normally would.

The pictures below are pictures of how k2togtbl looks like. These pictures were not taken during the i-cord bind off but k2tbl is performed the same way.







Repeat from * til you have 3 sts in total left, slip the 3 stitches on your right hand needle to the left hand needle, k2togtbl, k1, slip last 2 sts back to the left hand needle, k2togtbl, Fasten off.





I hope that these picture tutorials have helped you get through some of the stitches in your Elsa Shawl. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me.


Happy knitting!


XO,

Laura




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Friday, January 31, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- La Vie En Rose Shawl




Are you looking for a one cake (skein) project? The La Vie En Rose Shawl is the perfect knit project for you. 


The knit pattern calls for one cake of Caron Latte Cake. The yarn itself is super soft and I really enjoyed working with it. Another yarn that is similar to this yarn is Red Heart's Hygge yarn. They are similar; however, the thickness of the yarn is a little different. 


Caron Latte Cake is a bit thinner than the Red Heart Hygge. If you are unable to find the Caron Latte Cake (which seems to be a seasonal yarn that only comes out in the winter time), you can substitute with Red Heart Hygge if you don't mind the slight gauge difference. You will end up with a slightly larger shawl. I actually have an extra skein of Red Heart Hygge from my Homeschool Cardigan design so I will likely make another lovely shawl with it. 



The only downside to using the Hygge yarn for this project is that they only come in one solid color whereas Caron Latte Cakes come with color changes. 




Pattern

For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.



Materials

-6.5 mm knitting needles
-1 skein of Caron Latte Cake
-tapestry needle

Gauge

13.5 sts and 21.5 rows equals 4 inches



Measurements

8.9 inches in with and 11 inches in length


Notes

To make this shawl larger, cast on in multiples of 2+6.

If you decide to make this shawl larger, you will require more than one cake of this yarn.














Remember to tag me on my socials with your beautiful knits. I look forward to seeing yours!


Happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura




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Friday, January 17, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- Mountain Breeze Pullover





Wow! I can't believe I'm sitting down and writing this blog post on the Mountain Breeze Pullover.  I started designing this oversized knit pullover pattern almost a year ago. Yes, it took me that long. In September of last year (2019), I sat down and thought to myself that I should probably finish up this work in progress.

The Mountain Breeze Pullover made it's first appearance on my socials in October, tested in December and now finally debuting as my very first knit designed garment. What do you think?

The sweater was made using Lion Brand's Jeans yarn. It's a thinner worsted weight yarn so if you're looking for an advanced beginner knit pattern, look no further and try this pattern out. The yarn itself is very soft and it comes out beautifully knit.

The knitted pullover is easily a favorite that can be worn out or as a night in sweater. Looking for cozy? The Mountain Breeze Pullover is for you!




Pattern
For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.
To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.


Materials
-5.5mm circular knitting needles
- 5 (6, 7) Lion Brand Jeans in color Stonewash
-tapestry needle                                                                

Gauge
Every 24 rows and 18 stitches equals 4 inches.

Measurements
Measurements are rough estimates as reading can vary depending on how you spread your work. The pieces can stretch fairly easily so as long as your work is roughly around the measurements you’ll be okay.

Back Panel= S/M (27.3” length, 28.25” wide) L/XL (27.5” Length, 29.25” Width), 2XL/3XL (27.8” length, 30.25” in width) 

Front Panel= S/M (22.5” length, 28.25” wide), L/XL (22.8” length, 29.25” width), 2XL/3XL (23” length, 30.25” width)

Sleeves- S/M (16.3”), L/XL (16.3”), 2XL/3XL (16.6”) 

Armhole depth- S/M (7.75”), L/XL (8.75”), 2XL/3XL (9.75”)

Notes
-The sleeves are purposely designed to be longer than the normal arm length. If you would like them to be at wrist length, simply knit fewer rows. 
-Everything is customizable for lengths. You can simply knit more or less rows to achieve your desired length.
-This pattern has a positive ease of 8-9 inches. If you’d like a smaller positive ease, size down.











Remember to tag me on my socials with your very own Mountain Breeze Pullover. I look forward to seeing it!


Happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura




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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Premium Knit Pattern-- Earl Grey Scarf




Introducing the first knit pattern of year 2020: The Earl Grey Scarf.

The knit Earl Grey Scarf pattern is a beautiful gender neutral scarf that uses the eyelet lattice insertion stitch. I wanted to design a scarf that would suit my grandfather so I planned on a criss-cross look and I am very pleased by it's turn out. 

Growing up in a Korean home, my brother and I were taught to bring a box of fruit or some food to offer to the people we were visiting. (When I lived in Korea to teach, parents always brought a little gift or something yummy to eat; this may have been when my donut obsession began as it was a common snack that was gifted.) This past Christmas I decided to bring him something handmade. As the years go by, we've noticed that his appetite for food has dwindled a lot. My father mentioned that food goes bad in the fridge all the time because my grandfather just cannot finish the food that is bought. So this year, I gifted him the Earl Grey Scarf.

I love how you can wear a traditional scarf in so many different ways. The pictures I took for this scarf, I wore it the two most common ways I like to wrap my scarf.  But trust me, there are still so many different ways to use your scarf.

I hope that this knitting pattern finds you well and that you'll be interested in making one for yourself.


Pattern

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To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.






Materials
-5.0mm knitting needles 
-1 skein of Caron Simply Soft Tweed in Gray Heather
-tapestry needle                                                                                         

Gauge
Every 18 stitches and 24 rows equal 4 inches.

Measurements
7 inches x 56 inches


Notes
-The length of the scarf can be shortened or lengthened to your desired length simply by knitting more or less of rows 7-10.

-Take note that if your desired length is longer than the measurements described in this pattern, you will require another skein of yarn.








Make sure to share your finished Earl Greys on Instagram with the hashtag #modestybylaura. Can't wait to see yours!


Happy knitting!


XO, 

Laura




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Friday, December 13, 2019

Premium Crochet Pattern-- Pumpkin Spice Cocoon





Meet the Pumpkin Spice Cocoon everyone! I just love designing cocoons. Not only pretty but really practical. Just throw on a shrug over your clothes and BAM! You got a complete ensemble. The crochet cocoon has the most amazing texture. It really pops and there's just no way you won't get compliments wearing it.


It's been a while since I picked up my crochet hook and designed something. I've been hooked on knitting lately but I knew that I needed to make a new crochet design. I love how quick crochet is. It takes me a fraction of the time to design a crochet garment than it does knitting for the obvious reason that you can double up on the height of the stitches with crochet. Don't get me wrong though. It took me awhile to get this design together. I frogged it 4 times total. People don't call me the frogging queen for nothing. I had this cocoon nearly finished and then frogged the entire thing because I was not happy with the way it came out especially with my gauge.


Who here is a tight crocheter? I definitely lean towards the side of being a tight crocheter and had to learn how to loosen up. I would always start off great only to find out that I would crochet tighter and tighter as the rows continued.

Anyways, I hope that you enjoy this crochet pattern. And remember tight crocheters, relax and let it loose when you crochet cause you'll definitely need it for this one.



Pattern

For an inexpensive ad-free version of this pattern, please visit Etsy or Ravelry.

To pin this pattern for later, visit Pinterest.






Materials

-6.0mm and 6.5mm crochet hook
-6 (7) skeins of Lion Brand Heartland 
-tapestry needle                                                                                         

Gauge

Every 10.5 rows and 12 stitches equals 4 inches basket weave
HDC: 11 sts and 8 rows equals 4 “

Measurements

Body Panel S/M (25” length, 39” width), L/XL (26” length, 44.5” width)

Notes

If you are unfamiliar with the foundationless double crochet, chain in multiples of 8 + 8. Double crochet into the 4th ch from your hook and double crochet to the end of the row.
Beginning ch 2 counts as a half double crochet throughout. 
Do not crochet into the stitch, the beginning chains stem off from.


Hoping that this textured cocoon was fun to crochet and I hope that I can see some of yours as well. Tag me on instagram so I can see your Pumpkin Spice Cocoon!



Happy crocheting!


XO, 

Laura



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Friday, December 6, 2019

Premium Crochet Pattern-- Summer Night Shawl



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The Summer Night Shawl is a special pattern that I worked on for quite a while. Not because it was hard but because I was not satisfied with the overall look. A lot of frogging and a lot of walking away was involved in the making of this shawl. 





There is a lot of beautiful texture in the Summer Night Shawl. One of my testers mentioned that there was a lot of movement and changes in the pattern so she never got bored once while making it.



Great addition to your out on the town attire.