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    Archive for the ‘Patterns’ Category

    Diamond Scarf

    Posted by twit2knit on July 21, 2011

    Finished a new scarf, this is for me. It’s a simple diamond lace design and I’ve even uploaded the pattern for anybody that wants it. I used 5mm(US8) needles and 1.5 skeins of Rico Design Kids Classic Aran. I did 18 repeats of the pattern as that’s how much yarn I had. I would have prefered to do 20-25 repeats, although my scarf did turn out to be 7inches wide and 40 inches long so it’s still good for me as I’m quite short.

    This pattern can be made any width and any length and is both written and charted, please feel free to share any finished items you’ve made from my designs as I’d love to see them.


    Posted in Patterns, Scarves | Leave a Comment »

    A simple Touchpad Pattern

    Posted by twit2knit on April 20, 2011

    I have one of those touchpad things, nothing too big, probably the same size as a Kindle (approx 7/8 inches in size), what does any touchpad need, a knitted cover of course.

    Using an aran yarn (I used Robin Aran with Wool) and 4.5mm(US7) needles co 38 stitches.

    Knit all rows untill piece measures 6.5/7 inches

    K2, p2 for 4 rows, bind off in pattern.

    sew bottom and side, that’s it. Took me less than an hour.

    Or you could make it in the round.

    Co 36, Join being careful not to twist your stitches.

    K2, p2 for 4 rnds

    (For garter stitch look) k1 rnd, p1 rnd until reached desired length.

    (For stocking stitch look) Knit all rounds till desired length.

    Using 3 needle technique, bind off.

    Weave in ends.

    For those of you new to 3 needle bind off, information is here and here.

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    Twisted Seedling:Fingerless Mitts.

    Posted by twit2knit on January 29, 2009

    I’ve been wanting to tell you about these fingerless mitts for a few days now but wanted to wait untill I had the pattern hook up done. Hook up is now done and I can finally, finally share my glee.

    I designed a pair of fingerless mitts and I love them. They’re made from Sirdar Click Chunky and are doing a great job at keeping my hands warm. I used 4.5mmDPNs and they were finished the day I started them.

    Although I originally designed them because I find other gloves/mitt patterns are large on me (even the smallest size) according to my sister-in-law they fit her great and her hands are quite a bit larger than mine.
    It’s probably not a great pattern, written or otherwise but it’s my first and I love it (like a small child LOL). I’ve a free PDF available here, if you do make them I’d so love to see a picture if you wouldn’t mind sharing.

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    Breeding Hats!

    Posted by twit2knit on November 25, 2008

    I seem to be experiencing a bit of a hat obsession at the moment and spent last night knitting another tam/beret.

    At the age of 35 I’ve suddenly come to the conclusion that hats are great and they keep you feeling so much warmer, not to mention if you’re having a bad hair day you can just plonk a hat on your head and you’ve got instant chic.

    Anyway, I was in Lidl yesterday and they had 600g of bulky yarn for £6.99. Okay, it’s only 20% superwash wool but the pack did come with free 8mm circular needles and 4 free patterns and the yarn does feel very soft and fluffy.

    I used Sarah-Hope Parmeter’s bulky tam pattern and size 6.5mm circulars. This was such a quick and simple knit, only took 5 hours and that was with interruptions.

    I did find the ribbing on the brim to not be quite tight enough so had to run an elastic round so that it wasn’t so big and would fit my head. Perhaps using a smaller needle or a 2×2 rib would be better.

    I was surprised that it took only one ball of wool, I even managed to make a small pom pom.

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    Fingerless Mitts

    Posted by twit2knit on November 1, 2008

    I used the last of the Wendy Fusion (probably still have 30-50yrds left) for a pair of fingerless mitts for my youngest daughter, Mary.

    I’m quite impressed that I managed to get two hats and a pair of mitts from the three balls of yarn I bought (yarn was on sale as well) seems I’ve saved a pretty penny or two there and the girls are pleased with my efforts. So everybodies happy 🙂

    Posted in Mitts, Patterns | 2 Comments »