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Knitted Necktie

Did you know that you can possibly KNIT a necktie? I didn’t know either till one of my colleagues requested for one. It was the most fun project, it does feel a little endless after 50 inches. The last three inches. But the end result is worth it.

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I used fingering weight yarn for this. And here is the link to the free pattern by LionBrand. It is pretty straight forward and since there are not a lot of stitches to work, it works up quickly.

Materials:

Knitpicks stroll fingering in sapphire heather.

US 1 knitting needles.

Finished dimensions about 54 inches blocked.

I was also trying my hand at calligraphy after almost 15 years. I am loving it and can’t get enough of it.

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Staggered Chevron Baby Blanket

Hello fellow crafters,

Here is my latest staggered chevron blanket. I absolutely love this free pattern I found on Ravelry. This is a new pattern and this is the first time I’m trying it and I already love it and I can see this being made like a billion times in the future.

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This time I used a blue gradient and a contrast of yellow but you can easily just make it using a bunch of different combinations and stagger the chevrons as you want.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft in the colors. White, Lemonade, Robin’s Egg, Blue Mint, Ocean.

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Finished dimensions: 27”X 30”

Edging: Since these are baby boy colors the edging need to be less frilly so I did a simple double crochet and one round of reverse single crochet.

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This blanket is now available on etsy. Check it out.

Thanks a lot for stopping by. Another big crochet project just got done so it is coming soon right here.

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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.

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Diagonal stripes baby blanket No. 2

Hello there,

This is the latest blanket I’ve completed. It is the same as one I’ve made in pink before.

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I am in love with this pattern. It is soft and warm. And , it is a great travel project, just because it is garter stitch and you don’t need to look at it while knitting. The pattern incorporated a nice uniform edging to the blanket. So I didn’t do an additional edging.

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I am trying this color combination of turquoise and green, for the first time. I think it turned out to be pretty good.

 

Materials:

Caron simply soft, blue mint, off-white, soft blue, and limelight.

circular knitting needles size US7

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This blanket is now available on etsy.

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Thank you so much for stopping by!! 🙂

 

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Spring Solid Stripes Baby blanket No. 3

Hello people,

This is the third blanket I am making in this pattern. It is a really simple pattern with some mindless knitting. Well not too mindless I made a couple mistakes on the way. You can check out the other two blankets I made in completely different color combinations- Midnight hues , in blues, and Verdant stripes, in greens and pink.

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The idea behind this pattern is this really easy garter stitch blanket. I used a modification of this pattern which was made beautifully here.

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Materials:

Caron simply soft acrylic yarn in the colors of

Dark sage, Sage, Sunshine, Pumpkin and Autumn Red.

Finished dimensions: 24X31”

 

Changes to the pattern:

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6 rows of garter stitch

K4 (K10 P10) till last 4 sts K4

(All wrong side rows are purl)

K4 P1 (K10 P10) till last 4 sts K4

Keep increasing by one Purl at the beginning of right side rows till there are 10 and then add knits till 10 and so on.

Last six rows garter st.

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I did a four sts edging. I have done a separate crochet edging before and that looks awesome too. You can modify (Like I did from the pattern) to increase or decrease the size of the diagonal stripes by changing the number of sts in the repeat.

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This blanket is now available on etsy. I am off to work on the same pattern blanket #4 for a beautiful custom order.

What have you guys been up to! Also is spring here yet?