Knitters are an innovative bunch. We’re also hoarders. Yes, we are, you know it’s true. But what a great combination that can be. Nicole Ratcliff took the basic Toddler Raglan Hoodie pattern, and modified it to invent a whole new project.
So you’ve knit the washcloth, the scarf, the blanket, and you’re wondering, what else can be done with the humble knitted rectangle? Why not a bookmark? Knitting bookmarks is super quick and easy. The take very little yarn, about 20 yards will do it. And a knitted bookmark is a lovely gift for that book … Read More
It’s really really flattering to see one of your knitting patterns materialize as a finished object. This lovely rendition of the Canaletto Cowl is from Ravelry member Koanizee.
I’m just finishing writing the pattern for these fun leaf-shaped washcloths. An easy project, suitable for beginners, and a great stashbuster. They make an excellent gift and knit up really fast.
The term warm weather sounds a little weird when it’s garbage day and you have to scrape off ice to get the trash can lid open. However, as I am forever the sparkling-eyed optimist, here’s a post for warm weather knitting patterns.
I was searching for free knitting patterns for cowls for an article yesterday, and almost forgot my own Canaletto Cowl! Durr. And then I remembered that I wanted to share this Canaletto Cowl by Ravelry user cchugg. I love the colours in her photos, an ultimate spring palette, with the sunshine yellow and robin’s egg … Read More
It’s already past 10:30 am, and what have I been doing all morning? Trolling the web for free baby knitting patterns. I wanted to write a quick article on good places to look for free knitting patterns for babies, and have become trapped in the cuteness of it all.
A new free knitting pattern is available in the pattern shop. The Fitzgerald Scarf is an ideal project for the beginner knitter who’s adding new techniques to their toolbox. A basic wide rib pattern is punctuated by slip-stitch cables, which frame garter stitch ovals. The easy-to-work stitch pattern is also reversible, a good feature in … Read More
Two more free knitting patterns are available for you to download in the pattern shop: a beginner scarf, and beginner fingerless mitts.
To practice my Norwegian Purling, I wanted my next free knitting pattern to have long rows, and a little bit of moss (seed) stitch. So a simple, textured, opulent double-length cowl in my new stash of Diamond Yarns Cairo. The ropey texture of the yarn suits the texture, and the cool cotton will be lovely … Read More
It’s delightful when I log in to Ravelry, and see that someone has uploaded a photo of something they made with a Tricksy Knitter pattern. I usually make a lot of squealing noises because I just dig the whole thing so much. What did we do before the Internet?
Something lovely from the Purl Bee, Purl Soho’s blog. A knitted sparrow’s nest with eggs.