Floral Handkerchief Pattern

A soft floral hanky that will look great in either a formal setting or with a period costume. Finished Measurements: 9.5”x9.5”. Buy on Craftsy Buy on Ravelry This pattern features multiple yarn overs in a row to achieve the 6-petal floral patterns. When working the next WS row after the yarn overs purl every stitch except the 2nd yarn over – knit this stitch instead. Only RS rows are listed in this pattern to make it easier to read. Chart is also included in this pattern. Sample is knit in Queensland Sugar Rush which has a lovely, soft feel to it. Buy on Craftsy – Buy on Ravelry All knitting patterns are sold through third party sites Ravelry & Craftsy. With Ravelry, once payment is complete your pattern will be emailed to you immediately; you do not have to be a Ravelry member to purchase through Ravelry, but we highly … Continue reading

Wide-Neck Sleeveless Toddler Tunic

New Pattern Release! Our Wide-Neck Sleeveless Toddler Tunic is now available for purchase on Ravelry! Add to cart. Show cart. An A-line tunic with a light flare over the tummy and hips; perfect for little ones exploring on warm summer days. Design is pictured in Caron Simply Soft. This is a great project to use those soft variegated yarns found in the big-box stores. The seed stitch borders keeps the acrylic from rolling and most of those yarns are machine-wash and dryer-safe – great for little ones learning to walk, crawl, explore and generally getting into messes. But any worsted-weight yarn will do providing it fits the gauge. If you want to go with a lighter-weight knit, you could use a lighter yarn and larger needles – just be sure to check your gauge! All knitting patterns are sold through Ravelry.  Once payment is complete, your pattern will be emailed … Continue reading

First Circular Shawl

Even though I design my own patterns I still patterns by other people – there are so many talented designers out there, how could I not?? I’m always looking to try something new, improve my technique and learn new skills so I am VERY excited to start my first circular shawl.  I’ve knitted several half-circle shawls but never a full circle before. I just started the Evenstar Shawls by Susan Pandorf (available for purchase on Ravelry.com).  It’s a beautiful shawl inspired by the Lord of the Rings which is one of my favorite books (and yes, I like the movies, too).  Actually, since my husband has to work late tonight, I’ll probably pop Fellowship of the Rings into the DVD player and this once my little guy heads to bed. I also had to learn my first circular cast on for this project, which, since I don’t know how to … Continue reading

Nearly Done!

My latest pattern is nearly done! Literally, I’m waiting for the blasted thing to dry so I can photograph it and finalize the pattern. Here’s a tantalizing hint of it, blocked and drying.  I have to say I LOVE my new blocking wires.  So much easier, so much faster and no more of those annoying scalloped edges you can get sometimes from pins. Please don’t judge it by the colors you see here – the horrible yellow of the foam pad washes out everything.  I’ll post pictures of the finished piece so you can truly see the colors. I use foam floor pads to pin on – like the kind you see in children’s playrooms.  Actually, that’s exactly what they are.  I ordered them from Amazon after a friend recommended it to me and they are soooooo much easier than the giant piece of cardboard I used to use.  And … Continue reading