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Time to Start on Your Holiday Knitting!

15 Oct

I Know it might sound early, but the Holidays will be here before you know it! No need to panick just yet, but it’s probably time to get started if you haven’t yet.

I have just started myself, I won’t share what I have done or what I am working on as I want to keep it a surprise for the recipients, but I’m getting organised.

If you are short of ideas or are looking for some quick things to knit, here are some of my designs that you could use:

The Snowflake Cup Cozy is a very quick knit, perfect for the last minute or if you are short of time

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The Toastie Slippers are also very fast to knit and perfect for the winter

Grow With Me Beanie will fit any child’s head, very practical if you want to knit for a child but are not sure of what size s/he needs

Or, if you are knitting for a child, you could always knit a toy, such as Fridolin the Bunny

From experience, I can say that knitted socks are usually very popular, why not try my Blois Socks?

Shawls are also favourites for elderly women relatives, I’m partial to Mela, embrace the asymmetry! The advantage of this one is that you can use any yarn and any gauge so it’s great to use stash yarn.

These are only a few ideas, there are many more things that you can knit for holiday presents, I hope it got you thinking 🙂

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Reminder: Holidays Sale, Don’t Miss Out!

16 Dec

If you haven’t taken the advantage of the Corinne’s Knits Holiday Sale yet it’s not too late. It runs until the end of the month and you can enjoy a 35% discount on all patterns. The discount is applied automatically when you check out.

Look at a few examples of what you could get:

Cowboy Booties

Ederra Mittens

Blois Socks

Snowflake Cup Cozy

Holidays Sale Starts Today, Don’t Miss out!

1 Dec

As of today and all through December, all Corinne’s Knits patterns will be 35% off! In order to take the opportunity, all you have to do is purchase the patterns through Ravelry, as usual, the discount is applied automatically at check-out.

An example of a few of the patterns you could get with the discount 😀

Grow With Me Beanie

Cowboy Booties

Mosaiko


Ederra Shawlette & Mittens Set

And many more…

Ici Paris Beret – KAL starting 1st December 2011

30 Nov

Today, the European Fiber Network (EFN) released my latest pattern, the Ici Paris Beret.

The pattern is available in both English and French!

They are organising a KAL for it starting tomorrow, 1st December. Here is the description from the pattern page:

Our December designer was inspired by her native home of Paris. And what could better call to mind this most romantic of European capitals than a beret!

In winter the Parisian sky is almost always grey, captured eloquently by the soft shades in this stunning yarn.
The iconic symbol of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, is reflected in the pattern of the whimsical lace.

Clever crown decreases are beautifully incorporated into the lace. The X’s and O’s circling the cabled brim are a nod to Corinne’s partner and the English custom of signing love letters with symbols for hugs and kisses.

This traditional, yet whimsical hat, even ties in to Corinne’s current home, Germany, by using the country’s most famous sock yarn, Wollmeise.

Come with us on a jaunt to Paris, and knit the Ici Paris Beret as a sentimental holiday gift or to stuff your own stocking!

Now, here are the essentials about the pattern:

Difficulty
Intermediate

Yarn
About 185 (280) m / 200 (310) yards of sock yarn
Shown in Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin, colourway Feldmäuschen

Notions
Needles: 2.5mm/US1 1/2 size circular needle or dpns, or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: stitch marker, darning needle, cable needle

Necessary Skills
Provisional cast on, simple cable, knitting in the rd, Kitchener st, picking up sts, k2tog, sl sts, yo, kfb

Gauge
28 sts x 46 rows / 10 cm – 4″ in “Eiffel Tower” stitch (mostly reverse stocking st)

Sizes
Women S/M (M/L): Brim circ: 46-58 (52-63) cm / 18-23 (20-24 1/2) inches
Crown to brim height: Beret 19 cm / 11 inches, Slouchy 23 cm / 9 inches

Cost: EUR 3.00

Buy from Ravelry:

Grow With Me Beanie

10 Oct

This hat was born out of necessity. I needed to knit woolly hats for my two boys and had a huge stash of sock yarn (I always do). I wanted the knitting to be fast and the hat to be warm so I decided to use two threads of sock yarn.

Also, I decided to make a hat that would last more than one season, hence the beanie. It fits a wide range of head sizes, from toddlers to teenagers (and even adults with small to medium head size). I have tried it on an 18-month old and it fits my small-ish woman head.

The length is simply adjusted by turning the brim, which provides extra warmth on the ears. It is perfect as a basic winter hat for children for every day use thanks to its simplicity and the hardwearing qualities of sock yarn.

Basically, this hat should fit any child, perfect if you want to knit for a child but are unsure of his/her head size.

Difficulty
Easy


Yarn

About 200 m / 220 yards total of 4-ply sock yarn
2 threads are used for this design so, if you use 2 different yarns, you will need 100 m / 110 yard from each

Notions
Needles: 5.0mm/US8 circular needle or DPNs or size needles needed to obtain gauge
Accessories: 4 stitch markers, Darning needle


Necessary Skills

Knitting in the round, SSK, K2tog

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

Size
1 size should fit any child


Pattern Cost: $3.00

Check out the other projects on Ravelry:

A Quick Hat

23 Dec

A few days ago I knit a Petra Hat. It was a very quick knit, it only took a few hours. The yarn is a felting yarn that I originally bought for something else, Filzwolle color by Rellana.

A Girly Baby Set

18 Dec

I just finished knitting a baby set for the upcoming birth of a friend’s baby girl. I was originally going to knit the Baby Surprise Jacket only, but I had quite a bit of leftover yarn. So, I first knit a pair of Becky’s Baby Booties. I still had quite a bit left and knit a Brick Hat with it. I had to play around with the colour arrangement as I didn’t have enough of the natural colour left.

Here are some pictures, the jacket is still missing buttons, I ordered some super cute buttons, but they have not arrived yet. The hat is too big on the doll model though…

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