Friday, November 29, 2019

Premium Knit Pattern-- On the Clouds Beanie







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What are some things that come across your mind when the word winter is brought up? Is it hot cocoa, s'mores, sitting in front of fire places, cozy blankets? Perhaps Christmas?



For me, the word 'winter' brings up images of cables. Who's with me here? Cables are everywhere during the cold season. I don't mind them. I think that they are so beautiful but making knit cables was not a favorite of mine when I tried it for the first time a few years back.




I don't know what happened during those short few years, but I think I may be a little addicted to them now. On the Clouds Beanie is my first cable beanie that I designed and guess what? I have another one designed that I haven't yet revealed. I plan to test the design one more time before sending them off to testers.









On the Clouds Beanie has a total of 8 cables running up the hat on a background of reverse stockinette stitch. The rim is about 3 inches thick and the height of the entire hat is roughly 9.5 inches long. Un-stretched the hat's circumference is 14 inches. The hat will fit the average size of a woman and also a child.





Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Free Knit Pattern-- Nautical Tote





A simple tote with a touch of lace makes for a beautiful addition to your bag collection. With signature nautical colors, this bag is sure to catch everyone's eye. 

The Nautical Tote is a beautiful and simple bag that includes both knit and crochet. The body of this tote is knit while the handles are crocheted. The body includes some eyelet v-stitches to make it stand out a little from just a plain colorblock tote.




Pattern

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Materials

-5.0mm knitting needles
-4.5mm crochet hook
-a skein of Loops and Thread Impeccable in colors gold, pale gray, and sapphire
-tapestry needle


Gauge 

Crochet straps: every 16 stitches equal 4 inches

Tote Body: every 25 rows and 18 stitches equal 4 inches



Measurements

The tote panels are approximately 12 inches long and 10.8 inches wide.

The straps have are approximately 20.5 inches long and will have approximately an 18 inch drop after it is sewn onto the tote.

Abbreviations

k-knit
k2tog-knit 2 together
skpo-slip 1 knitwise, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over
sk2po-slip 1 knitwise, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over
its-stiches
yo-yarn over
trC-triple crochet
dc-double crochet


Notes


To alter the length, crochet more rows for a longer tote and less for a shorter tote.


For a smaller or wider tote, simply cast on in multiples of 12+1.


To make your handle straps longer increase the number of beginning chains. To shorten them, decrease the number of beginning chains.







Pattern

Tote Panel (Make 2)

With your 5.0mm knitting needles cast on 49 using color gold.

Row 1 (RS): knit


Row 2: purl


Row 3: k4, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, *k7, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo; repeat from * to the last 4 sts, k4


Row 4: purl


Row 5: k5, yo, sk2po, yo, *k9, yo, sk2po, yo; repeat from * until you reach the last 5 sts, k5


Row 6: purl


Row 7: knit


Row 8: purl


Row 9: k1, *k2tog, yo, k7, yo, skpo, k1; repeat from * to the end


Row 10: purl


Row 11: k2tog, yo, k9, *yo, skpo, yo, k9; repeat from * until you reach the last 2 sts, yo, skpo


Row 12: purl


Row 13-20: repeat rows 1-8


Change to color Pale Gray


Row 21: knit


Row 22: purl


Row 23-30: repeat rows 21 and 22


Change to color Sapphire


Row 31: knit


Row 32: purl


Row 33-76: repeat rows 31 and 32


BO knitwise



Handle Straps (Make 2)

With your 4.5mm crochet hook, chain 82 with color Sapphire.

Row 1: trC into the 3rd chain from your hook, trC until the last st, dc. 


Fasten off. 


Tote Assembly

With your tapestry needle, mattress stitch down the sides and across the bottom of the tote panels. Taking one of your handle straps, sew one end between the 1st and 2nd v-eyelets.

Carefully without twisting the strap, sew on the other end between the 3rd and 4th V-eyelets. Repeat on the other side of the tote. 


Weave in all loose ends and enjoy!





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Happy knitting!



XO, 


Laura




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Monday, November 25, 2019

Free Knit Pattern-- Autumn Beanie





This child size pixie style beanie is super fast to knit up and a great addition to your child’s fall and winter attire.

You may be surprised to find out that knitting was actually the first craft I learned between crochet and knit. While I've only known how to crochet for 2+ years, I've known how to knit for about 15 years.

The Autumn Beanie is my first ever knit hat design and the second hat I ever knitted in my life. Crazy, right? The reason behind this is because I look horrible in hats. It is very rare that I find a hat that compliments my face shape. Let's just say it's not one of my favorite accessories. However, my kids look super cute in them and with the cold winter ahead of us, I decided to design a hat that my kids would love.





My sassy daughter, Sophia. LOL.


This pixie hat would also look super cute in either red or green for a Christmas elf hat, don't you think?


The hat is a very basic and simple hat design; perfect for beginning knitters!







Pattern

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Materials

-9.0mm double pointed knitting needles (or circular needles)
-Lion Brand Hometown Tweed in Canyon
-tapestry needle
-stitch marker

Gauge

5.75 sts and 7.5 rows equals 2”.

Stitches Used in This Pattern

Stockinette Stitch

Measurements

The circumference of this hat is 16” un-stretched.

Abbreviations

k- knit
k2tog- knit 2 together
KFB- knit front and back
p-purl

Notes

This hat is worked in continuous rounds.
You can begin with circular needles and move onto DPN when it gets harder to work with the circular needles.

Autumn Beanie

Cast on 44

Rows 1-7: *K2, P2; repeat to the end (44)

Row 8: *K10, KFB; repeat from * to the end (48)

Rows 9-17: Knit

Row 18: *K10, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (44)

Row 19: Knit

Row 20: *K9, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (40)

Row 21: Knit

Row 22: *K8, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (36)

Row 23: Knit





Row 24: *K7, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (32)

Row 25: Knit

Row 26: *K6, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (28)

Row 27: *K5, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (24)

Row 28: *K4, K2tog; repeat from * to the end (20)

Row 29: Knit

Row 30: *K2tog; repeat from * to the end (10)

Row 31: repeat row 30 (5)

Rows 32-34: Knit

With your tapestry needle string the rest of the stitches and tighten. Bring the leftover yarn in through the top of the hat, fasten, and weave in the end.


My son, Caleb, makes a great model. Doesn't he?


I hope that you enjoy my first knit beanie design. I have more ready to debut so keep a look out!


Happy knitting!


XO,

Laura



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Friday, November 22, 2019

Free Knit Pattern-- Feminine Sani Pouch






Need to find a way to be discreet when it’s that time of the month? This quick and easy pattern is the perfect pouch to keep your sanitary napkins out of sight.

I really love making practical things. This design was initiated because one of my children found my empty pouch and hid it. The one they hid was one that was made out of fabric and sewn. Unfortunately it's been years since I touched a sewing machine and I just don't have the time at this stage of my life to relearn. (Kids keep me way too busy.)

This pattern is a very quick one. Hope you enjoy it!

Pattern

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Materials

-1 skeins of Lion Brands Comfy Cotton Blend
-5.5mm (circular) knitting needles
-5.5mm crochet hook
-stitch markers
-tapestry needle

Abbreviations

sts-stitches

Gauge

9 sts and 9 rows = 2 inches

Measurements

Pouch approximately 4.25” length (not including flap) by 4.5” wide

Due to the nature of knitting, measurements can vary as pieces can be stretched. 

Pouch

Cast on 22

Row 1: knit 

Row 2: purl

Row 3-50: repeat row 1 and 2

Row 51: bind off the first two sts (knitwise), knit until you have 2 sts left, bind off (knitwise)

Row 52: bind off the first two sts (purlwise), purl until you have 2sts left, bind off the last 2 sts

Row 53-54: repeat row 51 and 52

Row 55: bind off 7 sts (which brings you to the center)

Take a 5.5mm crochet hook and chain 4.




Slip the last chain onto the left needle to continue binding off your work, bind off to the end. Fasten off and weave in your ends.

Count up 43 rows from the bottom and use a stitch marker on either ends of pouch panel piece.

Fold up from the bottom to row 43 with the right side facing out. Mattress stitch down the sides of the panel starting from the stitch markers. Weave in your ends

Ribbon

Cast on 8.

Row 1-14: knit

BO knitwise




Take some yarn and leaving a tail start winding the yarn around the center of the ribbon panel. Wind the yarn as much to your liking and tie off the end with the tail that you left from the beginning. You will take the tails to secure it to the pouch.

Center your ribbon in the middle of the pouch. The ribbon will act as a “button” so that you can use the loop on the flap of the pouch to close it.


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Happy crocheting!


XO,


Laura




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