I’ve been doing lots of Christmas knitting the past few months, so haven’t posted pictures here – or anywhere else. I want gift recipients to be surprised 🙂
After Christmas I’ll be sharing lots of pictures and links to patterns!
Happy Holidays and Happy Knitting!
If you know how to knit, purl, k2tog and p2tog, and knit in the round – you can make this twisty cap. I used circular needles for the majority, then switched to DPNs for the decreases.
Here is the link for the free pattern 🙂
A few people have tried to teach me how to knit, but it was Youtube that made it all click. Being able to watch videos of people showing how to knit has been an incredible resource, where I can pause, and rewind, as many times as I need in order to learn something new. I would like to share some of my favourite knitting Youtube Channels that I’ve found helpful.
My absolutely #1 favourite Youtube Channel is VeryPink Knits. This channel features the fantastic Staci Perry. She is a Level 1 certified master knitter, with over 35 years knitting experience. She’s also a knit wear designer, and knitting teacher.
VeryPink Knits on Youtube
Staci Perry on Ravelry
Very Pink Website
I also enjoy Vickie Howell’s Youtube Channel. She teachers knitting and crochet.
Vickie Howell on Youtube
The Skeino Yarn Youtube channel is also extremely helpful.
Skeino Yarn on Youtube
Now, you have hundreds of knitting videos to watch. LOL Enjoy! Get Smitten with Knittin’!
Pattern is also on Ravelry 🙂
Size 7 circular needle and/or size 5 DPNs
Gauge: 16 sts/4″
Cast on 85, Join to work in the round with circular needle or DPNs.
5. K1, *(K2TOG) 2 TIMES, (YO,K1) 3 TIMES, YO, (SSK) 2 TIMES, K1, REPEAT FROM *
6. KNIT – AND EVER EVEN ROW KNIT
7. SAME AS ROW 5
9. SAME AS ROW 5
11. SAME AS ROW 5
REPEAT ROWS 1-12 3 TIMES OR UNTIL HAT REACHES TOP OF HEAD.
Should have 85 sts on needles.
Knit 1 row, increasing 3 sts evenly around row.
K8, K2TOG Repeat all around
K7, K2TOG Repeat all around
K6, K2TOG repeat all around
K5, K2TOG repeat all around
K4, K2TOG repeat all around
K3, K2TOG repeat all around
K2, K2TOG repeat all around
K1, K2TOG repeat all around
K2TOG repeat all around
break yarn thread through loops, pull tight.
weave in ends.
I found this video by Skeino Yarn extremely helpful. It explains the different ways to knit a shawl. The Memory Poncho I’m knitting is being done with the last technique.
I’m sorry I don’t have a pattern…I knit a swatch, measured head, figured out stitches/inch, then cast on. For decreases I just take the number of stitches, let’s say 100 sts…and I find a number that can be divided equally…So 10 goes into 100 evenly.
10-2 = 8
So I did K8, K2tog all the way around. knit 1 row.
K7, K2TOG all the way around, then knit 1 row.
This is chemo hat made for a friend.
This was made for a friend who was recently diagnosed with cancer and is in treatment. ♥
The pattern is called Diamond Lace Hat. I used a very soft yarn.
Pattern can be found here: http://stitcheryprojects.com/2011/03/31/ribbing-and-lace-chemo-caps/
My “Baby Blue Blanket” started as a project that traveled with me on-the-go, but has now become too large to take with me. Sometimes I love knitting straight knit stitch, no thinking, no counting. I find it very meditative 🙂
Stay tuned for finished blanket 🙂
After Watching Very Pink Knit’s video, “Learn to Knit a Log Cabin Blanket“, I was inspired to use up my scrap yarn which had accumulated the past four years. I started a “Memory Poncho”, using yarn from hand-knit projects I had made. As I knit each rows with the different colours, I remember each project made with the yarn, and each person it was made for.
Stay tuned for next update 🙂
I finished my Laptop Bag, however, it does not have enough strength to carry an actual laptop LOL The yarn stretches too much under the weight. BUT, it does make a cute Tote Bag 🙂