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CO 3 sts. Set-up Rows Row 1 [WS]: K1, p1, k1. Row 2 [RS]: [P1, k1 tbl] in first st, p1, [k1, p1 tbl] in last st. 5 sts.
Project Specs Pattern: Penelope designed by Rebecca Danger Pattern Source: Danger Crafts Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted held double: 105g Violetas (220 yards), 44g Pale Khaki (92 yards), and 5" scrap of Lettuce for bellybutton Needles: Denise circular needle size US 9 and same size DPNs Date Started: 5/3/09 Date Finished: 5/6/09 Finished Size: About 12" tall x 10" wide Other Supplies: 17 mm safety eyes, 5" x 1" rectangle of white wool blend felt, Aleene's Flexible Stretchable Fabric Glue See her on Ravelry! I think I'm kind of addicted to Rebecca's adorable designs! Penelope is one of her newest patterns released, and this little monster is just too adorable to pass up. I really like that there is no gauge requirement for her patterns; you can basically use whatever works for you with what you have on hand. I changed things up a bit from when I knit my Maddox and held the yarn double throughout to create a larger sized creature.
Time for part two of our easter rabbit patterns, this time for the knitters! Knitted Bunny by Jackie – Awesome pattern for beginner knitters, it’s a square of stockinette stitch sewn in just the right way to create the bunny shape. Knitted Bunny Booties from Woman’s Weekly – Good old WW brings out another great pattern, these are sized for 3 month and 6 month old babes. Honey Bunny by Yvonne – A more traditional rabbit in a sweet little dress, this would look fabulous dressed up with some crocheted flowers on the skirt and some cute vintage buttons on the straps. Bunny Pyjama Bag from CraftBits – Probably one of the few projects I could justify using that super soft but super annoying to knit with “fairy floss” type of yarn, this bunny looks very sweet, and is a great way to store PJs. Bunny from Berroco – I’m a little torn on this one, is it a bunny or a kangaroo?
One of our regular (and favorite!) customers, Sheri, came in to Purl the other day with an immaculately knit sweater in one hand and a ready-to-go zipper in the other. She was a little daunted, and no wonder - when it came time to sew in the zipper, her pattern instructed her to take everything to a tailor! Instead of running to your nearest expert, why not become one yourself? Sewing in a zipper doesn't require an apprenticeship with an Italian suit maker, or some kind of fashion degree - it's easy! This tutorial comes from the SNUGGLE SACK project and so uses a non-separating zipper, but the instructions are the same for a separating zipper.
I was madly in love with scarf knitting when I first began to knit. Knitted scarves are a fabulous way to learn pattern, try stitches you have never tried before, and can be an elegant (and frugal) gift to give when the holiday season rolls around. I love to knit scarves and I want to share with you five fun patterns to add to your knitting projects. Each of these is uniquely special and the patterns are free!
Circular knitting, or knitting in the round can seem daunting at first. I remember the first time I saw someone knitting with four needles. I was horrified, the thing looked like a pincushion! I thought I would never be able to do that (whatever it was), and that I would never see any reason to learn. Well, nowadays I don’t think twice before taking up four or five needles, casting on and knitting round and round and round…
If you're a beginning knitter, you can start with our 45 minute "How to Knit" series. This 3 part introduction to knitting walks the new knitter step-by-step through the knitting basics: Long Tail cast-on and the knit and purl stitches and basic knit bind-off and finishing your knitting.