Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Windmill Dishcloth

This is the windmill dishcloth I finished yesterday - again done in Bernats Handicrafter.
I love the way this knits up - nice and easy but looks difficult
The pattern can be found at http://sew-funky.blogspot.com/2008/05/windmill-dishcloth.html

Crazy Daisy Dishcloth

This is a scan (my camera will not work) of my latest project it is a really pretty easy to work up pattern I used Bernat Handicrafter Cotton ultrasoft the colour is called pretty pastels. The pattern called for 8 sections but I didn't have enough for the 8 so I cut it back to 7 and it still lies flat.
I don't know if this will ever be used as a dishcloth it is too pretty for it but it could be a hot pad or something like that.
The pattern can be found at

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Pinwheel Baby Blanket

I have joined with others in the Hooks and Needles Yahoo group in making a Pinwheel baby blanket - the pattern can be found here. www.knitlist.com/00gift/round-baby-blanket.htm
I am making it out of Red Heart Baby Sport in the Seashore colour (from my stash I just got).
I didn't like starting out on DPN'S but now that I am onto the circs I love it

Thursday, May 8, 2008

My stash has grown

I was just given 6 moving boxes and 3 garbage bags full of yarn.
I am still sorting and febreezing it but here is part of the baby yarn before packed up in ziplocks again.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Bradleys Baby Blanket Pattern

Bradley's Baby Blanket

1 ball Red Heart Comfort 454gr White
1 ball Red Heart Comfort 454gr Blue
1 ball Red Heart Comfort 454gr Yellow
1 ball Red Heart Comfort 454gr Red

afghan hook 5mm (is longer than regular hook and has an end like a knitting needle)

special stitches afghan stitch - this stitch is worked over 2 rows
learn how at http://www.learn-how-to-crochet.com/afghan-crochet-stitch.html

Make 6 strips (see chart for colours)

strip 1

using white
Chain 25
row 1 (foundation row) Insert the hook into the 2nd chain from the hook, wool over pull through - leave on hook do same to all stitches in row
row 2 wool over and through first stitch then after that wool over and through next 2 stitches till end
repeat rows 1 and 2 till 15 complete patterns
change to blue
work 15 patterns
change to white
work 15 patterns
change to yellow
work 15 patterns
change to white
work 15 patterns
change to red
work 15 patterns
bind off at last stitch

Complete strips as follows

Red - White - Yellow - White - Blue - White
White -Yellow - White - Blue - White - Red
Yellow - White - Blue - White - Red - White
White - Blue - White - Red - White- Yellow
Blue - White - Red - White - Yellow -White
White - Red - White - Yellow -White - Blue

Join with white by either crochet or sewing

Edging - worked on right side

Starting anywhere using red (or any colour you like)
Chain 1, single crochet all round joining to chain 1

Cluster border
Round 1
yellow (or any colour you like) to first stitch with a slip stitch wool
over, insert hook in same stitch, wool over, draw up a loop 3 times,
wool overrull through all 7 loops on hook (one cluster) *skip 1 stitch
insert hook in next stitch wool over draw up a loop ( wool over insert
hook in same stitch wool over draw up a look twice wool over draw
through all 7 loops on hook *repeat around blanket fasten off to slip
Round 2
Join Blue (or any colour you like)
With a slip stitch to slip stitch of first row 1 sc in same stitch - 2 sc in each space between clusters to end
Join with slip stitch

Cluster border is from The Complet Needlecraft Encyclopedia by King Patterns 1973

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Mile a minute baby blanket

This is the first thing I made for the baby, didn't know he was a boy at the time so I used the varigated wool. Here is the link for the pattern.

Baby's Christmas Sweater

Here is a cardigan I made for my grandson for Christmas.
If I made it again I would make it with a false front as the buttons keep coming undone with a small babies movement. The original pattern showed it in black and white but I like the red and white better.
Here is the link for the pattern http://www.geocities.com/jewedyknit/tuxedo.htm?20061