Tag Archives: cotton

Simple Kindle Cosy Pattern

1 Aug

Here is a free pattern today for a simple two-colour Kindle cover, to keep your Kindle protected in style.

Difficulty
Intermediate

Measurements
12cm/4.75″ x 19cm/7.5″

Yarn
Sport weight cotton yarn of your choice


Notions

Set of five 3.5mm (US 4) double pointed needles
Or circular needle, 80cm, 32in long or longer (for magic loop method)
Button (your choice of size)
Tapestry needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, toe-up magic cast on or Turkish cast on, slipped stitches, i-cord bind off

Gauge

23 sts x 33 rows for 4”in seed stitch


Pattern notes

The design is a simple slipped stitch pattern that only requires one colour to be worked per row. It is worked bottom up, using a toe up magic cast on or a Turkish cast on. I-cord cast off is used on the flap


Pattern

Body

With circular needle (for magic loop) or DPNs using colour A, cast on 60 sts using Turkish cast on or toe-up magic cast and knit 1 round.

Rnds 1-10 form the pattern

Rnds 1-3: colour B; *Sl1, pwise wyib K5* to end of rnd
Rnds 4-5: colour A; K to end of rnd
Rnds 6-8: colour B; K3, *Sl1 pwise wyib, K5* to last 3 sts, Sl1, K2
Rnds 9-10: colour A; K to end of rnd
Repeat rnds 1-10 another 5 times. On the 5th repeat finish with rnd 9 (instead of 10)

Top and Flap

This part is knit with colour A only in seed stitch

Rnd 1: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 2: *P1, K1* to end of rnd
Rnd 3: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 4: *P1, K1* to end of rnd
Rnd 5: *K1, P1* to end of rnd
Rnd 6: cast off 30 sts, *P1, K1* to end of rnd

From here, you will start knitting back and forth to form the flap

Row 1 (WS): *K1, P1* to end of row
Row 2 (RS): *P1, K1* to end of row

Repeat rows 1-2 another 15 times

Cast off using applied i-cord cast off, as follows:
Cast on 2 sts on right needle using cable cast on, move the 2 sts to the left needle.
*K1, Sl1, K2tog, PSSO, replace the 2 sts from the right needle on the left needle*
Repeat until you have 15 sts left on the left needle before moving the 2 sts back from the right needle.

At this point, you will be knitting the little loop that will go around the button for closure.
If you have not done so already, replace the 2 sts back on the left needle.
*K2, replace 2 sts back on left needle* 8 times
Resume casting off as above.

Finishing

Weave in ends.
Sew on the button in a position that pulls the flap tight. Using a loop allows you to pick from a range of button sizes. If you have a particular button in mind while knitting, you can check that the loop is big enough before resuming casting off.

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A Beautiful Project

6 May

I have just finished a test for a fellow crochet designer, it is for a barefoot sandal pattern, crocheted with cotton thread. This was a first for me and I was a little bit anxious but it turned out to be easier than I thought.

Anyway, enough words, here’s my first “sandal” finished, Payal: A Mehndi Inspired Barefoot Sandal by Shrone Designs

Quite Proud…

2 Jul

For two reasons, first it’s crochet and it’s a new craft to me and, second, I sewed the lining inside the bag and that is quite a challenge for me! I really like the finished product, a cute little bag! It was a test for the designer.

Presents for Teachers

13 Jun

The boys are finishing their French preschool classes for the summer on Wednesday, so I made a few presents for their lovely teachers.

For Logan’s teacher, Laetitia, I made two Ballband Dishcloths in reversed colours. For Connor’s teacher Miluschka and her young daughter Magdalena, I made a Circle Dishcloth and a crocheted Teeny Tiny Crab with the same yarn.

Hope they like it!

A Quick In-Between Project

1 Jun

Yesterday, I made a little cap in crochet as a test for the designer, it’s a really quick project, it took me about 2 1/2 hours to make. The pattern can be found here. I made it in a 100% cotton yarn.

Here it is, modeled by my 4-year old – he enjoyed the photo shoot 😉

A Photo Shoot for Spring Has Sprung Hat

11 Apr

Today, I finally had a decent photo shoot for this pattern. Thanks to two lovely children, Marta and Kelvin, who played along and let me take lots of pictures of them wearing the hats.

Here are our best shots, aren’t they cute?!

Pattern can be found here and costs EUR 2.50

Spring Has Sprung Pattern is Available

15 Feb

I wrote this pattern especially with bamboo yarn in mind. I wanted to design a spring hat with a girl and a boy version and bamboo yarn makes me think of spring. It has a lovely shine to it that reminds me of sunny spring days.

The body of the hat is identical in both versions. The girl version includes a little bracelet, just for fun!

Note: this pattern is for both boy and girl versions

Pattern costs $3.75

Necessary skills
Knitting in the round, Kfb, picking up stitches, Kitchener stitch

Pattern in 2 children sizes:
Small: 2-4 years – Circ 38-48 cm (15-19”)
Large: 5+ years – Circ 42-56 cm (16½ -22”)

More details on the pattern are available on Ravelry: