Saturday, October 18, 2014

DIY Missoni Knot Bracelet

Today's DIY is inspired by this Missoni Knot Bracelet. The knit fabric and textured shape make this a perfect Fall accessory!
  • Knit fabric
  • Wooden beads
  • Closure and jump rings

Thursday, October 16, 2014

My Halloween Themed DIYs

[Lace Bunny Ears- easy to make & comfortable enough to wear all day. Great option if you're dressing up at work or school!]
[Skull Cut Out Sweater- turn an oversized sweater into this festive top]
[Braided Cat Ears- this is a fun alternative to cat ear headbands]
[Faux Pumpkin Upgrade- make those craft store pumpkins look like the real thing with this simple trick!]
[Leather Cat Ears- a sexy take on a classic]
[Boo Headband- Perfect for getting into the Halloween spirit without wearing a costume]
[Printed Candles- transfer your ow images to candles using tissue paper and a hair dryer]
[Lace Cat Ears- pair with a black dress for a cute, low maintenance costume]
[Lace Devil Ears- forgo the plastic devil horns in the Halloween shops and make your own out of lace instead!]
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Cat Ear Hat [knitting pattern]

One of my most popular knitting patterns has been this cat ear hat inspired by Eugenia Kim I made a while back. I guess you guys are as crazy about cats as I am! This time I decided to create a pattern that was in heavier yarn with more pronounced ears. I hope you like it!
Size US 13 knitting needles
Yarn- Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in grey marble (1 Skein)
Cast on 48 stitches
Rows 1-26: Work 26 rows in k2, p2 Rib.
Row 27 (Dec Row): *K2, p2, k2, p2tog; rep from * across row  Row 28: *K1, p2, k2, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 29 (Dec Row): *k2, p2tog, k2, p1; rep from * across row Row 30: *K1, p2; rep from * across row.
Row 31: *K1, k2tog; rep from * across row Cut yarn, leaving an 8 in. tail. Thread tail through stitches of last row and pull to secure. Use the tail to sew the side seam together

Ears (make 4) 
Ears are knit in Garter Stitch. Cast on 5 sts. Increase 1 stitch each row (on the same side) until you have 10 stitches. Knit 2 rows. Decrease 1 stitch (on the same side as the increase sts.) until you are left with 5 sts. Bind off. Sew 2 ears together at the sides and then sew on to the top of the hat.  
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Sunday, October 12, 2014

DIY Lace Halloween Devil Horns

This is a glam take on the traditional devil horns. Just pair these with a red dress and you have a perfect last minute Halloween costume!
  • Headband
  • Red pipe cleaners
  • Red lace
  • Needle & thread

Friday, October 10, 2014

Stripe Ear Flap Beanie [knitting pattern]

I'm a big fan of ear flap hats and they're pretty easy to knit! I had some yarn leftover from various projects so I decided to create a stripe pattern. The thick yarn and large needles make this a fast knit.
Size US 10 1/2 needles
Stripes- 4 rows with Royal yarn, 4 rows with Charcoal yarn, 8 rows with Lakeside yarn. 
Cast on 52 stitches with the Royal Yarn
Row 1 (Wrong Side):
*Purl 2, knit 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, purl 2.
Row 2 (Right Side):
*Knit 2, purl 2; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 10 inches from beginning, ending with a wrong side row
To shape the crown 
Row 1 (Right Side):
*Knit 2, purl 2 together; repeat from * to last 2 stitches, knit 2 – 41 stitches.
Row 2 (Wrong Side)
*Purl 2, knit 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches.
Row 3:
*Knit 2, purl 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches.
Row 4:
Repeat Row 2.
Next Row:
*Knit 2 together, purl 1; repeat from * to last 2 stitches – 27 stitches.
Next Row:
Knit 1, purl 1 to end.
Next Row:
*Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end – 14 stitches.
Next Row:
Last Row:
*Knit 2 together; repeat from * to end – 7 stitches. Cut yarn leaving a long end for seaming.
EARFLAP (make 2)
Cast on 16 stitches. Work in pattern until piece measures 3 3/4 inches

Dec Row: K2tog, k6, k2tog – 14 sts.
Decrease 1 stitch at each side every other row.
Bind off when you are left with 4 sts.
Braids (make 2)

Cut 3 lengths of yarn, each 20 inches. Pull through the ends of the ear flap and fold over in the middle so you have 6 equal length strands. Divide into 3 sections and braid. Make a knot at the bottom. Trim ends.
Fold up 3 1/2 in. for brim. Sew Earflaps to sides of hat.
Weave in ends.

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