Archive | August, 2011

Last Day of Summer Sale!

31 Aug

Don’t miss the Corinne’s Knits summer sale ending today! All patterns are 50% off, check them out here.

A few of the patterns included in the offer:

Look at this Beautiful Version of Cowboy Booties

16 Aug

Look at the beautiful version of my Cowboy Booties pattern one of the knitters who bought the pattern made! The knitter in question is ronsfavoritewife on Ravelry.
And, how great is the picture setting?! 😉

Yumminess Overload!

15 Aug

Today, I received a skein of Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace yarn that I had purchased from a fellow Ravelry member. The colourway is Sea Monster. It really is a gorgeous, soft yarn, judge by yourselves!

I already have a few ideas about what to do with it…

Leo & Lea Sock Yarn Baby Booties

12 Aug

These booties are the perfect way to use teeny amounts of leftover sock yarn. The pattern offers two versions; unisex – Leo – and girl – Lea. The look is rather traditional but the knitting is totally seamless and in the round, there is no picking up of stitches. They will make a perfect baby shower gift and can even be knit at the last minute, an evening should be enough…

I’m working on a pair of matching mittens (in the two versions), stay tuned for these!


Difficulty

Intermediate

Yarn
About 13g of sock yarn.
Shown in Wollmeise sock yarn for the unisex version and Regia Cotton sock yarn for the girl version

Notions
Needles: 1 or 2 2.5mm/US1.5 circular needle or 5 DPNs (or size needles needed to obtain gauge)
Accessories: 2 st markers, Cable needle (unisex version only), Darning needle

Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, simple cables & bobbles (unisex version only), Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, K2tog, SSK, M1

Gauge
32 sts x 40 rds / 10 cm – 4” in stocking stitch in the round

Size
0-3 months approximately

Price: $2.50

See more pictures and projects on Ravelry:

Sock Yarn Newborn Booties & Mittens – Girl Version

8 Aug

I’m working on a booties & mittens set for newborns, made out of my favourite yarn, sock yarn. I have finished the girl version and am now working on a unisex version. They will be perfect for baby shower gifts and can easily be made as a last minute gift as they are really quick to knit and use very little yarn. Here is a preview of the girl version, stay tuned for the unisex version 😀

Blois Socks Pattern is Now Available for Purchase

5 Aug

You can now buy the Blois sock pattern directly from Ravelry by clicking on the “Buy Now” link below

The name of these socks comes from the Blois Castle (in the Loire Valley, in France). One of its most famous pieces of architecture is a magnificent spiral staircase. The side twist in this pattern reminded me of this spiral staircase. It is also the region of origin from my mum’s family and I have fond memories of visiting my Great-Aunt there as a child.

These socks with gusset and heel flap are knit toe-up.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
about 205(215,230) m/ 225(235,255) yards of Lang Jawoll sock yarn

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US 1½ circular needle (or 5 DPNs) or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: Cable needle, Darning needle

Necessary Skills
Knitting in the round, simple cables, Turkish cast on or toe up magic cast on, short rows

Gauge
32 sts x 44 rows for 4”in stocking stitch

Sizes
Women: S(M,L)
Length: 21-24(23-26,25-28) cm / 8.25-9(9-10,10-11)”
Circumference: 14-20(16-23,18-25) cm / 5.5-7(6.25-9,7-10) ”

Pattern costs: $4.00

More versions on Ravelry:

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