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Biscuits and Jam

Biscuits and Jam
I wrote this script to generate random stripe patterns for sweaters, scarves, blankets, etc. It'll give you an idea of what the finished object will look like, but it still leaves some unpredictability to the stripe pattern. Try it out by entering your colors and desired stripe widths below. If you have limited amounts of certain colors, try the weighted Random Stripe Generator.

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Selecting yarn colors for stripes using color theory A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly. You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory. That’s how! Most yarn lines contain a wide range of of colors.

Crochet Grid Stitch Pattern This is one of my favorite stitch patterns. It has great drape, and I’ve made everything from dishcloths to garments with this pattern. It is the basis for my Single Crochet Entrelac technique. Merino 5 Teddy Bear Baby Blanket -   free knitting pattern for baby blanket -  Crystal Palace Yarns Crystal Palace Yarnsfree knitting pattern for baby blanket in Bunny Hop angora blend Teddy Bear Merino 5 Baby Blanket Designed and knit by Barbara Breiter Size: 32.5" wide x 28" long Gauge: 13 sts and 18 rows=4" in St st with two strands held tog Ribbonberry Crochet Tutorial ~ A Versatile Stitch Pattern It seems somehow unfeeling to sit in a warm, dry house and post a cheerful crochet pattern on a day when so many people are suffering the effects of Hurricane Sandy. My prayers go out for all who are hurt, without power, stranded, bereaved, or suffering the effects of flooding. What have you been crocheting lately? Here at Micawber Towers, Back Loop Slip Stitch has taken over for the nonce.

Mustaa villaa: Three reasons to love Garter Stripe Beanies Three reasons to love Garter Stripe Beanies 1. The colours.I really, really love knitting with colours. I had kinda forgotten this, because what I don't love is wearing colours – maybe I should stop knitting for myself? Socks don't count, of course.

Free Apps for Knitters and Crocheters Some Thursday Rec’s – Free apps for your phone! Happy New Years Eve! If you are like me then you will be saying goodbye to 2015 at home because you are dull and boring, partying and dancing scares the bejesus out of you and you never could stay up until midnight anyway. So I’ll be knitting, handspinning, and maybe even playing around with my kiddie loom. Baby Blanket Knitting Patterns Baby Heart Blanket This adorable baby blanket pattern is easy to knit with simple, basic stitches in worsted weight yarn. The finished size is 30 by 35 inches. Free Knitting Pattern Chart Printable Templates Free Knitting Pattern Chart Printable Templates This is my 100th post! To celebrate, I wanted to do something nice and share something useful with my readers. I’ve noticed that by far my most popular post has been my review of the free online chart creation tool of Chart Minder. I still like this tool, and used it a good bit when I was taking my first steps creating patterns, though I’ve since moved on with the purchase of the excellent Stitch Mastery software package. A lot of my charting work I still do with a technical pencil on paper.

Determining Yarn Weights with Wraps Per Inch It’s difficult to organize your yarn, especially if most of it has been given to you by family members cleaning out their attics. Or maybe your stash is composed of skeins you picked up from secondhand stores along with scrap yarn from old knitting or crochet projects. Inheriting yarn and having a huge stash to choose from is great, especially for scrap yarn projects. But when you’re using these mystery bits and pieces for projects, you need to know the yarn weight in order to substitute the correct yarn, and often this information isn’t available on the yarn. It could be because the label is torn or yellowed — or maybe there’s no label at all.

Crochet pattern for baby cocoon Beautiful baby cocoon by Hyke Groen. This is her pattern. Here is a picture of a baby cocoon by Hyke Groen – the free pattern for it is offered on – a wonderful place that we highly recommend. Crocheted baby cocoon Double Heelix sock: Knitty Spring+Summer 2011 Setup Pre-wind your yarn so that you have access to both ends. Pull out a long tail from each ball of yarn, approximately 15 feet in length. Fold the yarn at this point – this is where you will cast on.

Free Pattern: Baby Blanket and Hat I designed this set for a friend’s baby boy, Levi. It was so special to make this for him! I chose the yarn brand and Levi’s mom chose the colors (so ALL props go to her for the amazing color combo!). Rainbow Patch Knitted Socks Idea For all our readers that are fans of knitting, we have a special sock knitting project from which they can get some inspiration for their future works. It’s a challenging piece to do but it worth trying because the end results are really stunning. You can make the rainbow patch knitted socks with the help of the “entrelac technique” (check out the videos below), usually used to create textured diamond patterns, in most cases scarfs. Use as many colors you want but be careful because the more colors you use, the more complex this project is. You start to knit the socks from the tiptoes area.

Dropped and Found Wrap ~ Free Knit Pattern Dropped and Found Wrap Free Knit Pattern Easy Skill Level Designed by Jessie Rayot Dropped and Found is a warm wrap that is much simpler to make than it looks. It uses dropped stitches woven back together in larger stitches to create texture and an interesting detail.