Monday, July 21, 2014

Day 1: Hantsuki Shawl Knit Along

Welcome to Day 1 of the Hantsuki Knit Along. I'm KnitDocDonna and it is truly my pleasure to knit along with you as we craft Berroco's little beauty together. As always, I promise you'll have fun, pick up a few tips and finish this KAL with gorgeous new wardrobe piece.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Knit, Knit, Knit with Manos del Uruguay Yarns!

manos knitting patterns
Created in Uruguay, all of Manos yarns are kettle dyed to create variation and texture resulting in exquisite completed projects. Their patterns highlight the beauty of the yarn. The designs are simple with an elegant or interesting stitch, cable, lace, ruching, stripe, or even pop of color. Browse all Manos Knitting Patterns

Manos patterns featured above:

Which project is your favorite?

Happy knitting!

Ballerina Infinity Tube Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

Using just one skein of hank of hand painted Fiesta Ballerina Yarn, we knitted up this luxurious infinity tube scarf.  
This yarn is usually knitted on smaller needles (size US 5 or 6), but when worked on larger needles (US 10) in makes an open and airy fabric - perfect to knit and wear now!
Ballerina comes in a gorgeous collection of "Meditation" shades. From Energy to Balance, or Creativity... Which color will you choose? Shop Fiesta Ballerina Yarn

Ballerina Infinity Tube Scarf Free Knitting Pattern

Skill Level: Easy/Beginner
Completed Infinity Scarf Measures: 11" across x 70" circumference
Gauge: 14 sts to 4" in stockinette stitch on US 10 needles or size needed to obtain gauge

You will need:
Cast on 80 stitches. place marker and join in the round being careful not to twist stitches
Every Round: Knit
Work until only a few yards of yarn remain. Bind off and sew ends of tube together.

Note: More advanced knitters may want to use a provisional cast on and join ends with Kitchener stitch.

Happy knitting!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Kid Gloss Hand Dye Halo Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Halo Cowl Free Knitting Pattern

Halo Cowl Free Knitting Pattern
Easy! This quick and easy to knit cowl is great for knitters of all skill levels. Perfect for relaxing "no think" knitting, you'll be able to cast-on and mindlessly knit. It's our favorite kind of knitting for watching TV, hanging with friends, or when you just need something to help you unwind. You'll also enjoy soft tonal hues of Plymouth Kid Gloss Hand Dyed yarn and the halo effect it provides to your project.

Completed Cowl Measures: 17 length x 38" circumference

You will need:

Cast on 100 sts, place marker and join in round be careful not to twist stitches

Knit every round until panel measures approximately 17" from the beginning.
Bind off loosely and weave in yarn ends.

Gauge: 11 sts to 4" on US 11 needle

Happy knitting!

Monday, July 07, 2014

Introducing: Hantsuki Knitalong

Welcome to the Hantsuki Knit Along! In Japanese, Hantsuki means "half moon" and that perfectly describes the shape of this delicate shawl project we are about to knit together. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Knitters Unite to Decorate Tour de France in Style!

Hundreds of knitters united to create 2000 tiny hand knitted sweaters to decorate this year's Tour de France! The sweaters have been strung together to create a lively bunting.  Read more...

Happy knitting!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

From Homemade to Handcrafted: Elevating Your Art

Elevating Your Art
How to Elevate Your Art
This is a subject that is near and dear to my designing/knitting instructing little heart. Don't you just LOVE to hear your work described as "handcrafted" and cringe at the description of "homemade?"