Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Double Layered Chunky Cowl Knitting Pattern

Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick Quick Double Layered Chunky Cowl Knitting Pattern
I've been using Thick & Quick yarn for a lot of my knitting projects lately. I love how fast it knits up and the color selection is great. I was left with several balls that were about half used, so I decided to make a super chunky cowl. I knitted this scarf using 2 different colors at the same time. This technique created a thick texture and an interesting pattern with the colors.
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (I used Grass, Cobalt, Pumpkin, Spice, Butterscotch)
Size US 35 straight needles
Knitting Pattern
Using 2 different strands of yarn at the same time, cast on 20 sts. When you run out of a color, knot another one on and continue working. Work in stockinette stitch for 36 inches. Bind off and sew seam together.
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick Quick Double Layered Chunky Cowl Knitting Pattern
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick Quick Double Layered Chunky Cowl Knitting Pattern
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick Quick Double Layered Chunky Cowl Knitting Pattern
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick Quick Double Layered Chunky Cowl Knitting Pattern
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Toddler Kimono Sweater Knitting Pattern

Toddler Kimono Sweater Beginner Knitting Pattern
Knitting a sweater (even ones for little kids) is time consuming and often complicated. This kimono style sweater is so easy to knit because it's all one piece! There's no sleeve shaping or sewing a bunch of pieces together, and since it closes with ties there's no button hole shaping or sewing zippers in (yay!) This unisex sweater is sized for a 2- 2 1/2 year old (see measurements below)
Knitting Pattern
Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick (2 skeins)
Size 13 knitting needles
Finished sweater measures 24" across chest and 14" from top of shoulder to hem
Gauge: 2 sts= 1 inch
(Note: Kimono is knit in one piece starting at the back hem)
Back
Cast on 28 sts. Work in K1, P1 ribbing for 1 1/2 rows. Work in Stockinette stitch  for 8 inches from beg, end with a Wrong Side row.
Shape Sleeves Cast on 8 sts at beg of next 2 rows - 44 sts. Continue in Stockinette st until piece measures 13 1/2 inches from beg, end with a Wrong Side row.

Shape Neck
Next Row: K16 sts and slip to stitch holder for Right Front, join 2nd ball of yarn and bind off next 12 sts for Back neck, knit to end for Left Front. 

Left Front Working on 16 sts of Left Front only, work 5 more rows in Stockinette stitch. Next Row (RS): K2, yo, knit to end - 17 sts. Next Row: Purl to 2 sts before end of row, yo, p2 - 18 sts. Repeat last 2 rows until there are 36 sts on needle. Sleeve should measure 11 in. from cast-on edge, end with a Right Side row.

Shape Sleeve Next Row (WS): Bind off 8 sts, purl to end. Continue even in St st until piece measures 27 inches. from beg, end with a WS row. Work K1, P1 ribbing for 1 1/2 inches. Bind off.

Right Front Slip sts for Right Front from stitch holder to needle. Starting with a WS row, work as for Left Front reversing shaping. 


(See below pictures for finishing and how to make the ties)
Toddler Kimono Sweater Beginner Knitting Pattern
This is what the finished piece looks like. Fold in half at the shoulders.
Toddler Kimono Sweater Beginner Knitting Pattern
Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in ends.
Toddler Kimono Sweater Beginner Knitting Pattern
Crochet 2 12" ties on the inside- one under the arm and the other of the side. This will keep the inside flap in place when the sweater is closed.
Toddler Kimono Sweater Beginner Knitting Pattern
Crochet 2 12" ties on the outside- one under the arm and the other on the side to close.

Thick and Quick Toddler Kimono Sweater Beginner Knitting Pattern
Thick and Quick Toddler Kimono Sweater Beginner Knitting Pattern
Thick and Quick Toddler Kimono Sweater Beginner Knitting Pattern

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Friday, January 29, 2016

Cobbles Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern

Patons Cobbles Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern
I've used this Patons Cobbles yarn for a few projects so far and I really like it! It's a super bulky wool blend that's very soft & warm. I love hats with ear flaps so I decided to make a pattern for one using this yarn and large needles. I kept it simple, so it's great for beginners. The ear flaps are knitted separately and then attached using a yarn needle. Enjoy!
Yarn: Patons Cobbles (2 skeins)
Needles Size US 15 circular 16 inch
Size US 15 straight needles
Knitting Pattern:
Cast on 28 sts with the circular needles. Work in K2, P2 ribbing for 28 rows. 
Shape crown:
Knit the 2 Knit sts together across the row (22 sts)
Purl the 2 Purl sts together across the row (14 sts)
Knit 2 sts together across row (7 sts)
Knit 1, Knit 2 together across row (5 sts)
Cut yarn, leaving an 6 in. tail. Thread tail through stitches of last row and pull to secure. Make a knot and weave in ends.
Patons Cobbles Ear Flap Hat Knitting Pattern
Ear Flaps: Make 2. Cast on 10 sts with the straight needles. Work in Garter Stitch for 5 rows. 
*Next Row: Knit 2 together at the beginning and end of next row. Knit 2 rows in Garter Stitch * Repeat the "*" section until you are left with 2 sts. Bind off and weave in end.
Finishing:
Braids (make 2)
Cut 3 lengths of yarn, each 30 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 2 1/2 in. for brim. Sew Earflaps to sides of hat.

Patons Cobbles Ear Flap Hat Free Beginner Knitting Pattern
Patons Cobbles Ear Flap Hat Free Beginner Knitting Pattern
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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIYs

10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIYs
For many people (myself included) the New Year is all about organizing, tidying up and making your living space prettier and more inviting. I compiled a list of 10 of my favorite fast and easy home decor DIY projects to help breath new life into your space!
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIYs
Gold Dipped Magnets- these are easy, fast and fun to make. Plus, they look much more chic than giveaway, advertisement magnets!
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Crafts
Watermelon Coasters- these cork coasters add a fun pop of color to any table setting
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Crafts
Shell Mirror Tray- dress up a plain mirror from the craft store by gluing on vase filler chips. Adds an instant beach-y chic vibe to any room!
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Projects
Beach Glass Jars- turn any old jar into beach glass using this simple DIY technique
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Projects
Marbled Flower Pot- turn a plain terra cotta pot into something special with this easy marbleizing DIY
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Projects
Agate Coasters- create Agate coasters for a fraction of the price of the real thing by using polymer clay!
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Projects
Wood Burned Letters- these wood burned & painted letters add a cute, personalized touch to any kid's room.
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Projects
Zinc Flower Pots- Real zinc can be pricey! Re-create the look with this easy, faux zinc technique10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Projects
Silhouette Art- this DIY silhouette art is such a cute keepsake! Make one for your little one, loved one or even your pet.
10 Fast & Easy Home Decor DIY Projects
Image Transfer Coaster- Use Modge Podge and this easy technique to transfer any image to wood like magic!
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