Every new little one needs to cuddle up and be warm. Everyone knows a happy baby is made by snuggling and swaddling in some comfy single ply merino. Below is a pattern for a sleep sack with owlies on the top. Simple enough really. This is one size. The matching hat can also be found on this blog. DETAILS Gauge 5 spi Yarn: Malabrigo Worsted Size 7 needles 16" circs and DPNs (or needed for gauge) ABBREVIATIONSc4f is when you will place the first two stitches onto a cable needle and hold them to the front, knit the next two then knit the two from the cable needle. c4b the same thing except hold the cable to the back. pm: place marker sm: slip marker ssk: slip, slip knit is a decrease PATTERN CO 86 Join for knitting in the round placing marker. Knit in stockinette for 16 rows Owl Cable: Continue knitting in stockinette until sack measures 12" from tip of rolled edge. Setting up the decreases: Move marker back one stitch (I suggest making this a different color to keep track of beginning.) Round 2: Knit
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Dead fish hat Alive and Kicking | Deadfishhat.comPicklesEndpaper MittsSometimes a tiny little hit is plenty. I've been a little stalled out on the knitting, lately (yes, even the entrelac): my brain is abubble with plans and ideas, I'm loving a lot of projects recently out, but when it gets right down to it - nothing much seems very appealing to knit right now. You know the feeling? Just a general...blah. Seems just now, I'd rather cook, or read, or curl up with a cup of coffee, without ever-present yarn and needles in-hand. I think it's just plain old fatigue, really - lately, nothing I've knit has felt like much fun. Enter the Endpaper Mitts. They'll also be eminently practical: the house is kept chilly year-round (can't abide a stuffy room), but stiff fingers aren't an option. A pair is made of two identical, reversible mitts. I will collect this into a printer-friendly PDF for free download eventually, but the HTML version follows below. Endpaper Mitts Gauge, Needles and Notions (see below for sizing notes) Other notions: blunt tapestry needle. Cuff Palm
Little Pea Pod CocoonBev's Newborn Pea-Pod Cocoon -Two versions Copyright 2009, 2014 Beverly A. Qualheim - All Rights Reserved. ***CAUTION: Please remember that this knitted cozy is NOT meant for naptime or sleeping in. It's great for photo ops or keeping baby warm outdoors while you carry him/her in your arms. Crocheted Version here These are wonderful for newborns to age 3 months or so and can be used instead of a blanket when outdoors. Size 15 Circular needles - 24", 3 oz of each yarn Worsted weight yarn (for pink one I used Bernat Soft Boucle and Caron One Pound) - 2 strands held together OR use 3 strands of baby yarn held together. Peapod: Cast on 45 sts - leave a long tail for weaving in and gathering later. (Knit 1, knit 2 stitches together) repeat this around. Then cut 15" of the yarn and thread through remaining stitches on needle using a large eyed needle, removing stitches from needle as you go. Peapod Cozy HOODED version: The hood serves as a protection against the elements.' Copyright Beverly A.
Hemlock RingIt was brought to my attention that the Hemlock Ring Pattern has a mistake — the mistake was in the original pattern written in 1942. And I know this for a fact because Diane brought a vintage pattern book to knitting group and the pattern was there, mistake and all. When I knitted my Hemlocks, I must have just fixed it as I went along and did not pay much attention. Round 35 (original): 35th rnd: O, k 1, O, * sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, O, k 4, O, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, (O, k 1) twice; sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, (k 1, O) twice. Repeat from * around. Round 35 (revised): 35th rnd: * O, k 1, O, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, O, k 4, O, sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, (O, k 1) twice; sl 1, k 2 tog, psso, k 1. I revised the Hemlock pdf that is linked in the Free Patterns section of our blog. As far as my other knitting is concerned, I am done with the back and both fronts of the Lopi Cardigan.
Half-Assed Patterns » SerpentinaSerpentina You need this scarf. Yup. You really do. See? Serpentina would also make a good “easing into lace” sort of project – the lacy rib bit is simple and easily memorized, and will get you used to the basics of lace: using yarn overs and decreases to form a pattern. See all my blog entries about this pattern. Find this pattern on Ravelry. Materials: · Elann Incense (50% wool, 25% silk, 25% bamboo, 114 yards per 50g skein), 4 skeins; shown in Brick · US 7 straight or circular needles · tapestry needle Gauge: Doesn’t matter. Size: 110″ long, 5″ wide, after blocking. Note: 4 skeins of Incense gave me 19 repeats of section 2 (and 20 repeats of section 1), but only just barely, with less than a foot of yarn left over. Pattern Notes: Yarn Substitutions: Any smooth, solid or lightly variegated yarn with good stitch definition would suit this pattern. Abbreviations: slwyif: bring yarn to front, slip 1 st purlwise Pattern: Section 1 (7 rows, start and end on RS): CO 30 sts.
» Help Your Kids Fight Addicting FoodsBy Donna Gates If we’re addicted to food, the addiction often begins in childhood. After all, what are many of our kids eating for breakfast? Usually, it’s something sweet and quick, like cereal. Wheat, dairy, and sugar are the most addictive foods on the planet. According to Yale Rudd Center’s Cereal FACTS 2012: Kellogg’s Froot Loops made $162,182,800 in sales.Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes made $267,170,500 in sales.General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios made $357,013,600 in sales. Today, we eat over 100 pounds more sugar a year than we did nearly a century ago! The problem with cereal is that it’s made from wheat and coated in sugar; once it’s poured into a bowl, it’s covered in milk. Wheat, dairy, and sugar are the most addictive foods on the planet. In fact, studies have shown that wheat, dairy, and sugar are just as addictive as any illicit or pharmaceutical drug. Unfortunately, these foods are literally the mainstay of the Standard American Diet. Wheat At the National Institute of Health, Dr. Dairy
Newborn sleeping bag | familiamorrisNewborn sleeping bag There has recently been an influx of babies in our lives. As a result, I have been busy knitting up baby presents. My favorite gift to give is this sleep sack that I came up with. The Sleeping Bag This pattern is for personal use only. Size: Newborn Gauge: 2 sts per inch in Stockinette stitch Yarn: Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick,1 skein, 170 g, 106 yards. Materials: 24” Circular needle US 13, 9mm, place marker, embroidery needle, tape measure Cast on 42 stitches using the long-tail method. Baby J in his bag Like this: Like Loading... About familiamorris We are the Morris family.
Arrow DressA feminine dress with a simple raglan increase creating the arrow shape and v-neck. SizesXS (S) M (L) XL (XXL)Size XS for free below, the rest can be bought here YarnPickles Big FuzzColour 1: 150 (200) 200 (250) 250 (300) gColour 2: 150 (150) 200 (200) 250 (250) gColour 3: 150 (150) 200 (200) 250 (250) g Needles 16” and 32” or 40” circular needles US 10 Gauge per 4”Stockinette: 14 s / 20 rows Measurements lying flatWidth chest: 20 (21.2) 22.4 (24) 25 (26.3)”Full length: 39 (40) 41.3 (42.5) 43.7 (44.9)” YokeKnitted top down in the round. start knitting in stockinette and place markers (PM) on the beginning of the next round, and then with intervals of 21 s inbetween = 4 markers in total. Using coloursAfter the first solid field, we knitted every second round in alternating colours to create a fading effect. Repeat these 2 rounds until you have increased a total of 23 times = 268 s, and stop after round 1. You should decrease like this 8 times in total 144 s.
a common thread blog: rag bath mat tutoriali’ll start my first post back with a finished project/tutorial! a few weeks ago, my boyfriend and i were planning to throw out this huge king size comforter. it was just so much fabric though, that i couldn’t bear to part with it. so it sat beside the doorway for about a week, before it came to me. rag bath mat. so, i bought the gigantic knitting needles - size 19! ripped the comforter, made yarn from the fabric strips, and knit it up into a mat for my bathroom floor! Before  After i followed the tutorial by cocoknits, but here’s what i did.i started by cutting little slits at every 1.5” increment. then, i ripped with my hands each strip until i had a whole bunch of strips. ripping with your hands is MUCH easier than actually cutting the strips, and more accurate too. it rips right along the grainline perfectly so you have very even strips…and it’s FAST. it also makes a very gratifying noise. then, put the first strip through the slit in the 2nd strip.
Home - Very Edible GardensEasy EC Wool Sleep SackI've been knitting for 2 months, and I started this pattern 1 month ago. I finished it last night. So, I'd say it's a pretty easy pattern. Worsted weight wool, NOT superwash, not merino.