Category: Knitting and Design

Headbands

Knitted Headbands — woohoo! Recently I bought a circular knitting machine, mainly because I want to make socks a lot faster.  So far, that has proved a challenge, despite some excellent Youtube videos, (especially by Jojo Juju, in both French and English, bless her).  So after frogging (that is, unwinding the entire sock and rewinding…

Cozy Mittens

Cozy Mittens in Garter Stitch I saw these on the Ravelry page on FB — can’t remember who post them, but thanks — did a search and shamelessly pinched the pattern from (of all people) Martha Stewart.  Here is the original link:  https://www.marthastewart.com/1042286/cozy-mittens Of course, I immediately wrote up the pattern, then turned to my…

Shawl Collar Pullover

KYRE’S SHAWL COLLAR PULLOVER 2020, v3 For this simple drop-shoulder pullover with shawl collar, I used KnitPicks Peruvian yarn for the green and black sweater (1.75oz/50g = 110 yards) or Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted acrylic yarn, 4.5oz/127.5g = 277 yards. This pattern is for a women’s medium (8/10) and requires 16oz of yarn, including…

Shawl Collar Pullover

84-2020 Shawl Collar Pullover In these days of COVIC-19 confinement, I’ve been knitting… a lot.  And with a colder spring than usual, it’s been great to have some warmer wool pullovers to hand!  For this simple drop-shoulder pullover with shawl collar, I used KnitPicks Peruvian (1.75oz/50g = 110 yards), with assorted accent yarns in the…

Shawl Collar Pullover

Shawl Collar Pullover     For this simple drop-shoulder pullover with shawl collar, I used KnitPicks Peruvian yarn for the green and black sweater (1.75oz/50g = 110 yards) or Loops & Threads Impeccable worsted acrylic yarn, 4.5oz/127.5g = 277 yards, for the purple and silver one — with Opal Shawl in a Ball as the…

Noro Chevron Afghan

Noro Bias Stripe Afghan Adapted from the design book Timeless Noro Knit Blankets, published by Sixth+Spring Books in 2019, this pattern offers many possibilities for using up color-change yarns you have in your stash, so long as they are of similar weight.  Naturally, the book suggests that you use Noro self-striping yarns.  However, I used…

Twisted Squares, Revisited

Twisted Squares, Revised Pattern After making more (and more, and more) Twisted Squares, I finally managed to weigh each section and therefore have revised the pattern.  Here’s the .pdf:  Twisted Squares Baby Blanket Pattern, revised I have also uploaded the revised pattern to Ravelry.com.  I love working with more intense colors, as well:  my latest…

Knitting and Gardening

Knitting and Gardening Recently I posted two blogs – Waiting and Waiting II – which were about bringing one’s attention back to the Now rather than the false future represented by ‘soon and someday’ (which never arrive. Naturally, I start with my own situation, so I’ve been doing a lot of Geotran around what I…