Monday, April 21, 2014

Drop Stitch Garter Dishcloth--Free Pattern

The Drop Stitch Garter Dishcloth is one of the first patterns I ever took the time to write down, and now it is available as a FREE Ravelry download!

Years ago I was asked to teach the drop stitch technique and could find no quick and easy patterns to demonstrate it. 

Thus was born the Drop Stitch Garter Dishcloth; something we were all already knitting, written down in pattern form for ease of use. It’s a quick knit that is so fun to make you may find yourself with a kitchen-full.

Use cotton yarn for a dishcloth, or substitute something soft and knit it longer to make a lovely scarf.  Once you have the technique you can use it in as many ways as you can dream up!  

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Brickworks Thin-finity Scarf--FREE pattern!

I wanted a scarf or cowl in a hurry, and dashed off this thin infinity version of my Brickworks Scarf and I love it!  If you'd like the super simple FREE pattern, follow this handy link to Ravelry and download it.  I can't wait to see what YOURS looks like!!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Framed Nine Patch Dishcloth-Free pattern for you to knit!

Nine patches on Size 9 needles.  A little like a basketweave, a little like a quilt. All framed in a garter border.

Needles: US Size 9
Cotton yarn, worsted weight, less than 50 grams

Cast on 30 stitches.
Knit 4 rows for bottom frame, then begin pattern:
Row 1(RS): K3, P8, K8, P8, K3
Row 2: K11, P8, K11
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for 14 rows (or a total of 18 rows from cast on)
Row 3: As Row 2
Row 4: As Row 1
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for 14 rows.
Row 5: As Row 1
Row 6: As Row 2
(1/8/14: Edited to add-->) Repeat Rows 5 and 6 for 14 rows.
Knit 4 rows for border, bind off, weave in ends. Gift or keep.  I did a little of both!

Available as a FREE Ravelry download HERE

Monday, November 18, 2013

Trio of Knitted Christmas Ornaments

New! Just in time for holiday knitting: an adorable trio of knitted ornaments!  The pattern includes instructions for the tree, the hat and the wreath, plus modifications for making a set of wine bottle toppers.

This tiny trio uses small amounts of stash yarn (worsted weight) and knits up quickly for some festive instant gratification crafting.

Buy Now from my Ravelry store--only $4.00 US.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Simple Specs Eyeglass Case

Looking for a fun gift idea or want to practice your purls?  
This eyeglass case combines, stockinette stitch, basket weave and seed stitch for great texture in an attractive small project.

Halloween Wine Bottle Toppers

Just in time for a spooky holiday party, knit up these frighteningly cute wine bottle toppers! Pattern includes instructions for the pumpkin, skull and black cat, all quick knits that will make good use of small amounts of stash yarn.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Brickworks Scarf-Free Knitting Pattern

 Brickworks Scarf

Something about the way this scarf knit up made me think of those ubiquitous molded plastic building blocks, and since it is being sent to the Red Scarf Project for college kids from foster homes, I think it's an appropriate transition piece as these young adults enter a new stage of their lives.

It's a simple pattern with just enough going on to fight off boredom. Knit one for the Red Scarf Project, then knit one for someone special in your life who also needs a hug from home.

Available as a free Ravelry download HERE.