Archive | April, 2011

A Ravelry Group and a Mystery KAL

28 Apr

You can now find me on Ravelry in the Corinne’s Knits Group. Please stop by and come say hello. There, you can discuss any of the existing patterns, find out what I’m working on, tell me more about the kinds of patterns you’d like to see, or just have a little chat.

I will be hosting a mystery KAL (Knit ALong), starting on 6th May. If you think you are interested in taking part, please check the group post about it, it has all the details you need to take part.

Hope to see you there! 😀

Mosaiko (Baby Slipper Socks)

25 Apr

Mosaiko is a cute pair of 2-colour baby slipper socks, knit in sport weight yarn to keep baby’s feet nice and toastie. It uses such little amounts of yarn that it is a great way to use up leftovers in a fun and useful way.

They do not require complicated colour work as only one colour is ever worked per round.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
Colour A: 22(27,31) m / 20(30,34) yards
Colour B: 33(40,46) m / 30(44,50) yards
of sport weight yarn

Notions
Needles: 4mm/US6 circular needle (or 5 DPNs) or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows (w&t)

Gauge
28 sts x 35 rows for 4”in stocking stitch


Sizes

Infant: S(M,L) / 0-3 months (3-6 months, 6-12 months)
Foot length: 9(10,11.5) cm / 3.75(4.25,4.75)”
Circumference: 10(11.5,13) cm / 4(4.5,5)”


Pattern costs: $2.50

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Cretaceous Shawl

25 Apr

Cretaceous is a rather simple shawl, made interesting by an unusual construction. The different knitting directions are perfect to showcase interesting yarns. You can also knit it in one colour with great results.
It is a small shawl that feels like a nice hug due to its elasticity – obtained from the garter stitch and the knitting direction of the body.

Difficulty
Intermediate


Yarn

Your choice of sock or fingering yarn
350 m / 383 yards of colour A
243 m / 266 yards of colour B
or 593 m / 649 yards of 1 colour
Shown in Regia Best of Effects, Color Effekt in colour 06807 (colour A) and Tyrannosaurus Knits, Velociraptor Socks in Autumn Ale (colour B)

Notions

Needles: 3.5mm/US4 circular needle or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 stitch marker


Necessary Skills

Picking up sts, Ktbl, Ptbl, K2/3tog, SSK, P2/3tog, SSP, Kfbf

Gauge
20 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4” in garter stitch
(before blocking)

Sizes
One size
about 170 cm / 67” wide x 60 cm / 24” tall


Pattern costs: $5.00

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Hiss Socks

24 Apr

The Hiss socks pattern is now published and available to download.



8 sizes included in pattern, to fit the whole family!

Hiss are toe-up socks with a heel flap and gusset. I designed them for my 7-year old boy who is fascinated by snakes. A simple cable goes up the socks, undulating like a snake. They are ideal to use up small leftovers of yarn, as colour A requires little yarn.


Difficulty

Intermediate

Yarn
28(39,51,60,88,102,112,136)m/30(43,56,66,
96,112,122,149)yards of colour A
58(83,109,130,187,218,238,289)m/64(91,119,
142,204,238,260,316) yards of colour B
of sock/fingering weight yarn
Shown in size 4 in Regia Best of Effects, Color Effekt in colour 06807 (colour A) and Tyrannosaurus Knits, Velociraptor Socks in Autumn Ale (colour B)

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle or DPNs or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Darning needle, 1 stitch marker (for DPNs)

Necessary Skills

Knitting in the rd, K2tog, SSK, P2tog, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows (w&t)

Gauge
30 sts x 42 rows / 10 cm – 4” in stocking stitch

Sizes

Size 1: Baby
Size 2: Toddler
Size 3: Child Small
Size 4: Child Medium
Size 5: Child Large/Women Small
Size 6: Women Medium/Men Small
Size 7: Women Large/Men Medium
Size 8: Men Large
Table with exact measurements is provided in pattern, to choose the perfect size


Pattern costs: $4.50

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Baby Slipper Sock Pattern Is Being Tested

20 Apr

Mosaiko is my latest design, a pair of slipper socks for babies in two colours. It’s being tested right now and should be released soon. Unfortunately I don’t have a cute baby to model them!

New Sock Design

12 Apr

My Hiss socks are now being tested, they will be available in 8 sizes, from Baby to Men Large!

Here is a little preview:

Some Blocked Pictures of New Pattern

8 Apr

My shawl is now blocked and the testers are at work. Here are a few pictures I took of it.

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