Archive | January, 2010

Bamboo Girl & Boy Beanies up for Testing

31 Jan

I have just posted a request for testing for this model. If you are interested, please check here and use the thread to reply.

This means that the pattern should be published around 10th February. Stay tuned for more information!

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First Item from New Baby Set

30 Jan

Yesterday I showed you a preview of these. These booties will be part of a baby set, which will be made of a pair of booties, a vest and a hat. Sizes are likely to cover newborn up to 18 months.

The set is designed to be made in sock yarn, especially self-striping. I always think that there are so many gorgeous sock yarns which are worth showing off, socks are too often hidden!

New Baby Pattern

29 Jan

Just a quick preview of a baby pattern I’m working on at the moment. Can you guess what it is?

What I can share is the choice of yarn; I’m using a beautiful bamboo blend sock yarn from Schoeller + Stahl.

Tiny Shoes

29 Jan

I made these teeny, tiny baby shoes yesterday as a birth present for a friend’s little girl. They are super quick and use a tiny amount of yarn. I used some leftover Regia sock yarn and it worked really well. I didn’t even plan to make them identical, I just started the second one where I stopped the first one and they turned out virtually identical!

I’m curious to see these on a baby’s feet, as I’m not convinced I like them yet.

Pattern is Tiny Shoes from Ysolda. Yarn is 4-ply sock yarn “Best of Effects 2” by Regia in colourway 6800.

Sock Yarn Newborn Mittens

28 Jan

This is a simple and quick pattern for newborn mittens made out of sock yarn. The perfect opportunity to use up small leftovers and super practical for newborns.

Difficulty
Advanced beginner

Yarn
About 64 m / 70 yards of sock yarn or fingering weight yarn

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm (US 1½) circular needle or size 2.5mm (US 1½) DPNs, Darning needle
Accessories: 1 st marker

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, Kfb, Kitchener st (optional)

Gauge
Gauge is not critical for this pattern

Size
Newborn

Cost: $1.00

See more on Ravelry:

And Now a Face Cloth

27 Jan

Yesterday, I was posting a pattern for a quick kitchen cloth. It was just a garter stitch square with a loop. I had quite a bit of leftover still after that, so I decided to make a face cloth in the same manner, except in stocking stitch instead of garter stitch. There are only a few differences in the pattern. Explanations below.

You can find the Ravelry pattern page here:

Please take note of the copyright for this pattern:
Copyright Corinne’s Knits© – 2010
For personal use only. Pattern or items made from pattern may not be reproduced or sold without permission

How it’s done:

Yarn: You will need some worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. Peaches & Creme from Pisgah is a good choice. Use whatever leftover you have, you can mix colours if you don’t have enough of one colour. If you have only a limited amount, weigh it before you start.

Needles: size 4.0mm/US 6 needles of your choice

Method:

Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: Knit to end
Row 2: Kfb (Knit in the front and back of the stitch, increasing 1 stitch), Knit 1, Kfb (5 stitches)
Row 3: Knit to end
Row 4: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit 1, Kfb, Knit 1 (7 stitches)
Row 5: Knit 3 stitches, Purl 1 stitch, Knit 3 stitches
Row 6: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit to last 2 stitches, Kfb, Knit 1 (9 stitches)
Row 7: Knit 3 stitches, Purl to last 3 stitches, Knit 3 stitches
Row 8: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit to last 2 stitches, Kfb, Knit 1 (11 stitches)

At this point, repeat rows 7 & 8 until you have used half of your yarn (weigh what is left over and compare with your starting weight) or until you have reached half of the desired size.

Next row: Knit 3 stitches, Purl to last 3 stitches, Knit 3 stitches
Next row: Knit 1, SSK (slip, slip, knit, decreasing 1 stitch), Knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog (Knit 2 stitches together, decreasing 1 stitch), Knit 1

Repeat these two rows until you have 7 stitches left.

Next row: Knit 3, Purl 1, Knit 3
Next row: Knit 1, SSK, Knit 1, K2tog, Knit 1 (5 stitches left)
Next row: Knit 5
Next row: SSK, K1, K2tog (3 stitches left)

Start knitting i-cord: If using a circular needle, don’t turn the needle but slide the stitches to the other side of the needle. The working thread should now be on the st furthest to the left of the needle again. Repeat until you have knitted 15 rows (or desired length). If you are using straight needles, slip your stitches back to the left needle at the end of the row and repeat at the end of each row.

Cut the yarn and weave through the loop. Use the tail to attach the end of your i-cord to the corner of your cloth. Fasten tightly. Weave in ends.

A Quick Kitchen Cloth

26 Jan

Yesterday I made a very simple cloth to use in my kitchen with some left over cotton yarn. Basically, it’s just a garter stitch square with an i-cord loop at the end.

These cloths are very versatile, they can be used in the kitchen but they are also very nice as face cloths.

You can find the Ravelry pattern page here:

Please take note of the copyright for this pattern:
Copyright Corinne’s Knits© – 2010
For personal use only. Pattern or items made from pattern may not be reproduced or sold without permission

How it’s done:

Yarn: You will need some worsted weight 100% cotton yarn. Peaches & Creme from Pisgah is a good choice. Use whatever leftover you have, you can mix colours if you don’t have enough of one colour. If you have only a limited amount, weigh it before you start.

Needles: size 4.0mm/US 6 needles of your choice

Method:

Cast on 3 stitches
Row 1: Knit to end
Row 2: Kfb (Knit in the front and back of the stitch, increasing 1 stitch), Knit 1, Kfb (5 stitches)
Row 3: Knit to end
Row 4: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit 1, Kfb, Knit 1 (7 stitches)
Row 5: Knit to end
Row 6: Knit 1, Kfb, Knit to last 2 stitches, Kfb, Knit 1 (9 stitches)

At this point, repeat rows 5 & 6 until you have used half of your yarn (weigh what is left over and compare with your starting weight) or until you have reached half of the desired size.

Next row: Knit to end
Next row: Knit 1, SSK (slip, slip, knit, decreasing 1 stitch), Knit to last 3 stitches, K2tog (Knit 2 stitches together, decreasing 1 stitch), Knit 1

Repeat these two rows until you have 5 stitches left.

Next row: SSK, K1, K2tog (3 stitches left)

Start knitting i-cord: If using a circular needle, don’t turn the needle but slide the stitches to the other side of the needle. The working thread should now be on the st furthest to the left of the needle again. Repeat until you have knitted 15 rows (or desired length). If you are using straight needles, slip your stitches back to the left needle at the end of the row and repeat at the end of each row.

Cut the yarn and weave through the loop. Use the tail to attach the end of your i-cord to the corner of your cloth. Fasten tightly. Weave in ends.

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