Knitting projects

Lace Knitted scarf

To challenge myself a little I started lace knitting in this scarf for a friend.

The pattern is super simple and easy to memorize.It is a free pattern and has a chart with it which turns out is far easier to follow for lace knitting. You can find free pattern for this scarf here. I just didn’t put in the nupp stitches.

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It took me a little over 3 months to make this super long scarf. But I am so happy with the end product. It is completely worth the time. And the yarn is gorgeous.

I used Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace yarn for this and changed colors at the end of each skein.

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Hope you are having a super crafty weekend..

Cheers.

 

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Knitting projects

Basketweave Blanket

This is a huge throw that I’ve been knitting as my brothers’s housewarming gift.

This is a super easy knit and is a free pattern. I used bigger needles (US9 while I usually use US7) to get the flow for a throw. I was also requested backing for this (which was a first). Since my mother is visiting she helped me out with choosing a backing and sewing it in.

Materials:

5 skeins of Pumpkin (caron simply soft yarn)

knitting circular needles (US size9)

Finished dimensions: 36X60”

Backing from Jo Ann in soft and comfy fabric and hand-sewed onto the blanket. This is so soft I cant explain.


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Crocheted items

Fall Blanket Hexagons!

My first hexagon blanket in fall colors is here. For this blanket, I was looking for a nice blend of fall colors. I used 5 shades from yellows-reds and brown.

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The tutorial for solid hexagons that I’ve used for this blanket is available for free here. This pattern is super straight forward and you can basically modify the pattern by changing the number of hexagons. I just went diagonally. and I really am liking the way the colors blend into each other. This pattern in great for gradients. You can use closely related colors here and they’ll have an awesome flow.

I made these hexagons and joined them as you go. I will be posting a tutorial for join as you go hexagons and solid squares soon. This join as you go was for the last round of the hexagon.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn

sunshine, mango, pumpkin, harvest red, and chocolate.

Finished dimensions: 24 X 30”

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I do not have any edging for this blanket yet and I am having the hardest time deciding if I should or not. So for now there is no edging.

I did make a bunch of half hexagons for squaring off the edges.

pattern for half hexies:

Ch4, join in the round by a slip stitch

ch3 (first dc) , *2dc ch2* three times, dc and turn

ch3, *dc in same space, dc on the next 2 dc, dc in space, ch2* three times, dc and turn

ch3, *dc in same space, dc on the next 4 dc, dc in space, ch2* three times, dc and finish off

As I said before, the last round you join in its space as you are crocheting it.

I promise I’ll have a tutorial soon. 🙂

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This blanket is now available on etsy. Have a great weekend everyone.

Crocheted items, Knitting projects

Textured stripes Knitted Blanket No. 3

I am loving doing these monochrome blankets for a custom order. They define the pattern so well.

Here is the third textured stripe blanket. This is where you can find the free pattern. I have made this in two different color combinations before. Here is the ravelry link for that.

I just used white, two shades of grey and black for this and went for the gradient.

Finished dimensions: 32X39”

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Have a great colorful weekend everybody! 🙂

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Knitting projects

Textured stripes Knitted baby blanket

Update: At the end of this post you will find step by step instructions for this blanket.

Hello beautiful people,

After a short but eventful break, I am back to the world of knitting and crochet. I always carry my knitting during drives whether it is 30 mins or 9 hours. Since I have been traveling, I carried a knitting project with me for the flight and they proved to be good company. After a lot of research turns out you CAN carry knitting on flights. So this blanket was ideal as it didn’t have too many colors or too much pattern. The pattern is easily memorizable and does not require constant attention.

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The pattern involves an open star stitch. It is a super easy stitch.

R1: K2 *YO K3 (pass the first stitch of the last three over the other two). Repeat * across.

Even rows are Purls.

R3: K1 *YO K3 (pass the first stitch of the last three over the other two). Repeat * across.

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This blanket pattern has four colors

Color A: 10 rows of open star stitch

Color B: 10 rows of stockinette stitch

Color C: 10 rows of stockinette stitch

Color D: 10 rows of open star stitch

I repeated this in the order of colors I wanted. you can basically use a color and also use random color combinations for this. I really like the texture that this stitch gives and stockinette balances it really well.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft yarn in the colors of grape, orchid, mango and off-white.

Finished dimensions: 25X34”

Edging. I gave a garter stitch edging of 5 sts.

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Have you ever knitting while traveling? share your stories with me.

Have a great week ahead.

Pattern:

Yarn colors: Any number of colors can be used for this pattern. you can also use up your scarp yarn for this.

For a size 32X39” blanket,

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6 rows of garter stitch

Row 7: K5 — K2 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. Repeat from * till there are eight stitches left (25 times) K3 —  K5

(the K5 on the ends are the garter stitch border)

Row 8: K5— Purl—K5

Row 9: K5 — K3 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. repeat till there are 7 stitches left K2 —  K5

Row 10: K5— Purl—K5

Row 11: K5   — K1 *YO K3 pass the first stitch over the two knitted stitches. repeat till there are 6 stitches left K1 —  K5

Row 12: K5— Purl—K5

Row 13: repeat row 7

Row 14: K5— Purl—K5

Row 15: repeat row 9

Row 16: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

Row 17-25: stockinette with odd rows knit and even rows purl

Row 26: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

row 27-35: Row 17-25: stockinette with odd rows knit and even rows purl

Row 28: change color and K5— Purl—K5.

Repeat Rows 7-28

Garter stitch for 6 rows.

Bind off and weave in all the tails.