Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Custom Made Arm Warmers





These are 4 of the Arm Warmers that I can customize for you. You can go to my Etsy shop at  https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeathersHomeCrafts

#1 is called the Slow and Easy Arm Warmer
#2 is called Soft Cabled Arm Warmer
#3 is called Split Granite Arm Warmer (2 examples given)
#4 is called Warm Me Up Arm Warmer (braid style)


If you're looking to make your own you can purchase the pattern for $3.00 at the same link which is
https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeathersHomeCrafts

Let me know if you have any questions!
Heather

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Knots and Crosses Cable Stitch Pattern

This is the latest cable stitch pattern called Knots and Crosses. It only uses C6B and C6F. 

I have a video on how to do these cables if you need instructions. 
Right Cable Video
Left Cable Video


The first pattern listed is the cable pattern. They are the stitches needed in order to complete the cable. The second, I added 5 stockinette stitches at the beginning and end of each row. You should probably add garter or moss stitch to the borders so they don't curl. I was just testing out the pattern so I wasn't worried about that. That's also why I didn't bind off which I usually do.



The picture above is the first set of 28 rows



Supplies I used:

Needle Size: 10.5

Cable Needle (blue yarn needle)

Caron 1 Pound yarn, tan

Gauge: 4.5 sts and rows per inch
CABLE PATTERN - Uses 12 stitches

I added 5 knit stitches before and after the cable but you may want to do different border stitches. It curls quite a bit on the edges.




Cable pattern chain 12:

Row 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 17: K12

Even Rows: Purl 12
Rows 7, 13: C6B, C6F
Rows 19, 25: C6F, C6B
Rows 21, 23, 27: K12
Row 28: Purl 12
Repeat 5-28 for the cable pattern


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What the photo shows:


Chain 22

Size: Rows 1-28 = 5 inches wide by 6 inches tall

If you do Rows 1-28 then 5-18 it is 8 inches tall

Pattern with my Border Stitches:
Stockinette Stitch is Knit on RS rows and Purl on WS rows
Row 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 15, 17: K22
Even Rows: P22
Rows 7, 13: K5, C6B, C6F, K5
Rows 19, 25: K5, C6F, C6B, K5
Rows 21, 23, 27: K22
Row 28: P22
Repeat 5-28 for the cable pattern


Thanks for stopping by!
Heather

Monday, November 18, 2013

Knitting Videos: How to do a Right/Left Cross cable


These are 2 new Knitting Videos that I have done. They show you how to do a Knitted Cable. One of my favorite things to do with yarn. I will do a basic Right Cross cable and a basic Left Cross cable. For all my cable patterns go HERE. At the end of the page click on "older posts" to see the rest of them.

Knitting Cable Needle
I use the blue plastic yarn needle by Boye. Not the small one but the larger one. I use it because stores do not straight cable needles. After trying different items I ended up using that. Plastic is also important so the stitches don't slip off. Metal ones didn't work....for me at least.



Knitting Right Cross Cable (C6B)
Slip 3 stitches to the cable needle and hold in back. Knit 3 stitches from your knitting needle and then knit the 3 stitches from the cable needle. Then completed the row as instructed.




Knitting Left Cross Cable (C6F)
Slip 3 stitches to the cable needle and hold in front. Knit 3 stitches from your knitting needle and then knit the 3 stitches from the cable needle. Then completed the row as instructed.

If you ever have any questions let me know. Comment or email at heatherg23@aol.com
Heather

Friday, November 1, 2013

How to do a Slip Knot for Knitting or Crocheting


How to make a Slip Knot for Knitting or Crocheting


There are many ways to make a slip knot. I learned a different way then I gravitated to this way. Sometimes it helps to see what many people do and then adapt the right way for you.

Happy Knitting (or Crocheting)
For patterns (knitting and crocheting) see the links below.

Thanks!
Heather

http://crochetpatterns09.blogspot.com/ 
http://knitting2008.blogspot.com

Vide: How to hold the yarn while Knitting

How to Hold the Yarn while Knitting

There are many ways to hold yarn while you're knitting. I knit this way because the first way I knitting gave me Carpal Tunnel. Knitting this way put that to an end because you are moving you entire arm. You're not just using 1 finger to move the yarn. That is what gave me carpal tunnel.

Give it a try if you want.


You can click on the photo or link under it to view the video. Come back for more videos.
Thanks so stopping by today!!
Heather

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Video: How to do the Knit Stitch


Are you new to Knitting? This is the first of many Knitting videos that I will be making. I will show step-by- step how to do the Knit Stitch. It's a little over 12 minutes long. 



Video URL:  http://youtu.be/6y-yC_qbXhc

I will making more very soon. Don't forget to subscribe :)

Heather



Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all


I haven't been able to post much on my Knitting blog lately. A couple posts ago I was wishing you a Merry Christmas (it was 2011). I have many other hobbies that I've been more active in. I crochet more then I knit. 


So I hope you and your family have a safe and VERY happy holiday. 

HoHoHo Everyone!!
Love,
Heather

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Check out my Etsy Store

I have my Etsy store up and running. I have some knitted items like arm warmers that I can make custom made for the person receiving them. I also have arm warmer patterns for sale if you would like to make them for yourself.

You can find my store at this link.

Thanks for your time,
Heather

Friday, June 8, 2012

Knit-a-Square Charity for Orphaned Kids in S. Africa



Hi, I hope you are doing well today. Last week I decided to find a second charity to knit and crochet for and I stumbled upon Knit-A-Square, based in South Africa. They accept 8 inch squares, that they make into blankets. You can make vests (AKA Go-Overs), which the kids put over their shirts to keep warm. Hats and Pull overs type of sweaters are also something they accept.

There's a ton of information on their website and I have many links below. I can't believe what those children have been through. They cater to orphaned children with HIV/AIDS. They hand out blankets, hats, vests, toys to children like the ones in the photo to the left. That way they have something to lay on except the floor and something to keep them warm in the cold months.
Some pictures break your heart but others put a smile on your face when you see them receiving their gifts. In their newsletters they show photos of the kids receiving their items.


 


"by 2010 it is estimated that orphans will constitute between 9 and 12% of the South African population" that's millions of kids.

These are some links to specific pages. The main URL is at the beginning of the post.
If you or someone you know is looking for a charity to knit or crochet for....check them out sometime.

Have a great day!
Heather

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas


I hope that everyone have a safe and happy holiday!!

Merry Christmas!!!!!
Heather

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Foliage Knit Rectangle

This is called Foliage. It's a stitch pattern that can be found in the book below. It's the best stitch book I've ever bought. The instructional PDF for this 6 x 9 inch pattern can be DOWNLOADED HERE. If you want to see what's in it you can see it below.

It only uses knit and purls and you can adapt this stitch pattern to pretty much anything. I used a 10.5 needle and casted on 24. It call for a multiple of 6 stitches. The book below is where I got the stitch pattern.


Size Needle Used: 10.5

Finished Size: 6 x 9

Yarn: Impeccible, Worsted Weight

Chain: 24

Rows: 48  (repeat rows 1-12 4 times total)

Skill Level: Beginner
Stitches Used: Knit and Purl

Terms used:
Repeat * to * = Repeat the directions between the astericks
“Knit the Knits and Purl the Purls”: That means if you see a knit stitch in front of you then knit it. If you see a purl stitch in front of you do a purl stitch. You're basically reversing the instructions from the previous row.

Gauge: 4 stitches per inch and 5.34 rows per inch
Pattern:
This pattern calls for a multiple of 6 stitches. Chain 24

(RS) Row 1: *K4, P2*
(WS) Row 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Knit the knits and Purl the purls
Row 3: *K3, P3*
Row 5: *K2, P4*
Row 7: K1, *P4, K2* end with K1
Row 9: K1, *P3, K3* end with K2
Row 11: K1, *P2, K4* end with K3

Repeat rows 1-12

Leave a 6-7 inch tail and weave in all ends.

If you're interested in more my “Knit and Purl” stitch patterns you can go directly to THIS LINK.
For my Cable stitch patterns visit THIS LINK



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Opulent Knit Cable

                                                              PDF Download Here

I will show you the pattern below, but you can download the PDF, by clicking on the link above.

Size Needle: 10.5
Finished Size: 6 x 9
Yarn: Red Heart Green
Rows: 48

Work cable on 13 stitches. So multiples of 13 are needed. I surrounded it by Reverse Stockinette Stitch and then by Moss stitch so it wouldn’t curl.  I wrote out the instructions for the even rows but you're just knitting the knits and purling the purls. If you need the written instructions then they are there for you to refer to.

GAUGE: 5.17 stitches per inch
               5.33 rows per inch

STITCHES:
Moss Stitch- On Right Side (RS) rows you will K1, P1, K1, P1 K1; On the Wrong Side (WS) rows you will do the opposite of what you see. If you see a knit then you will purl it and so on.

Cable (13 stitch crossover)= Slip 6 stitches to the cable needle, hold in front, then K6 AND P1 then K6 from the cable needle.
PATTERN:
Chain 31
(RS) Row 1,3,5,7,9,11,15,17: 5 Moss, P4, K6, P1, K6, P4, 5 Moss
(WS) Row 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20: 5 Moss, K4, P6, K1, P6, K4, 5 Moss
Rows 13 and 19: 5 Moss, P4, Cable, P4, 5 Moss

REPEAT ROWS 1-20 as needed.

CABLE PATTERN ITSELF
Row 1,3,5,7,9,11,15,17: K6, P1, K6
Row 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16,18,20: P6, K1, P6
Row 13 and 19: 5 Moss, P4, Cable, P4, 5 Moss

Thanks for stopping by
Heather

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Snuggles Project

http://www.snugglesproject.org/ is an organization that accept pet blankets for cats & dogs that are in shelters and don't have homes. Many shelters only have concrete floors for these dogs. A blanket is all they need to be comforted. Please don't forget the animals that need your help.

When you go to the site, listed above, you will find a donation form (http://www.snugglesproject.org/docs/snugform.html) you can fill out. One copy goes with the blanket so the shelter knows who sent the item to them. They also ask that you send one copy to the Snugges Organization via fax or mail.

They have a shelter directory at http://www.h4ha.org/shelter-directory/index.php

All you have to do is click on the country,state and city and look for shelters with the symbol of a dog next to it.


Sizing:
14” x 14” for cats and small animals
24” x 24” for cats and small to medium dogs
36” x 36” for medium to large dogs

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Double Heart Rectangle Knit Pattern


I made this 6 x 9 inch rectangle for a charity. You can download the PDF in case you want to save the pattern to your computer.

Cast on 23 stitches
Size: 10.5 needle
Yarn: Red Heart
Gauge: 3.83 stitches per inch
             5 rows per inch

There is a 4 stitch garter-stitch border. It helps to stop the curling. The border is in parenthesis if you would like to change it.

The reason I wrote this pattern in 5 sections is to make it versatile. I want you to be able to adapt it to your project. This is the order of stitches, everything will be written out below:
  • 10 rows of stockinette stitch
  • Heart Pattern: do rows 1-12
  • 2 rows of stockinette stitch
  • Heart Pattern: do rows 1-12 again
  • 10 rows of stockinette stitch
There are a total of 45 rows which equal 9 inches in height.

THE PATTERN
Again, the border stitches are in ( ) in case you want to change the garter stitch border stitches

Let's begin..............
Do 10 rows of stockinette stitch
 Rows 1,3,5,7,9: (P4) K 15 (P4)
  Rows 2,4,6,8,10: (P4) P 15 (P4)

Now the Heart Pattern (1-12)
Heart Pattern Row 1: (P4) K7, P1, K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 2: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 3: (P4) K5 P5 K5 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 4: (P4) P4 K7 P4 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 5: (P4) K3 P9 K3 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 6: (P4) P2 K11 P2 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 7: (P4) K1 P13 K1 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 8: (P4) K15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 9: (P4) P15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 10: (P4) K7 P1 K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 11: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 12: (P4) P1 K4 P5 K4 P1 (P4)

Do 2 rows of Stockinette Stitch to show a separation in between the hearts:
Row 1: (P4) K 15 (P4)
Row 2: (P4) P 15 (P4)

Now the Heart Pattern again:
Heart Pattern Row 1: (P4) K7, P1, K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 2: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 3: (P4) K5 P5 K5 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 4: (P4) P4 K7 P4 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 5: (P4) K3 P9 K3 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 6: (P4) P2 K11 P2 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 7: (P4) K1 P13 K1 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 8: (P4) K15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 9: (P4) P15 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 10: (P4) K7 P1 K7 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 11: (P4) P6 K3 P6 (P4)
Heart Pattern Row 12: (P4) P1 K4 P5 K4 P1 (P4)

Now end with 10 rows of stockinette stitch
Rows 1,3,5,7,9: (P4) K 15 (P4)
Rows 2,4,6,8,10: (P4) P 15 (P4)

FINISHING
Bind off leaving 6-8 inches and weave in all ends

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If you have ANY questions please don't hesitate to ask me, thanks for stopping by.

Heather
Heatherg23@aol.com

Monday, May 31, 2010

Diamond Moss Knit Stitch Pattern

This is a very simple and basic knit pattern. Only made using Knit and Purl stitches. The pattern calls for a multiple of 12 stitches and..... it's reversible. The pattern is listed below. If you want you can download a PDF and save it to your computer for later reference.



Yarn: Caron 1 pound
Needle Size: 10.5
Cast On: 24
Rows Completed: 48
Size: 6 inches by 9 inches
 
Abbreviations: K: Knit
                       P: Purl
                       * - *: Repeat the instructions between them

Explanation:
If you see this in a pattern: [(K1, P1) 2 times]       You want to do K1, P1, K1, P1

PATTERN:
Rows 1 and 2: *K6, P6*

Rows 3 and 4: *P1, K5, P5, K1*

Rows 5 and 6: *K1, P1, K4, P4, *[(K1, P1) 2 times], K4, P4* repeat *-* until the last 2 stitches, then K1, P1

Rows 7 and 8: P1, K1, P1, K3, P3, *[(K1, P1) 3 times] K3, P3* repeat *-* until the last 3 stitches then K1 P1 K1

Rows 9 and 10: [(K1, P1) 2 times], K2, P2 [(K1, P1) 4 times], K2 P2 repeat *-* until last 4 stitches then K1, P1, K1, P1

Rows 11 and 12: *P1, K1*

Rows 13 and 14: *K1, P1*

Rows 15 and 16: [(P1, K1) 2 times, P2, K2 * [(P1, K1) 4 times, P2, K2 repeat *-* until last 4 stitches then P1, K1, P1, K1

Rows 17 and 18: K1, P1, K1, P3, K3 * [(P1, K1) 3 times, P3, K3 repeat *-* until last 3 stitches then P1, K1, P1

Rows 19 and 20: P1, K1, P4, K4 *[(P1, K1) 2 times] P4, K4* repeat *-* until last 2 stitches then P1, K1

Rows 21 and 22: *K1, P5, K5, P1*
Rows 23 and 24: *P6, K6*
Rows 25 and 26: *P5, K1, P1, K5*
Rows 27 and 28: * P4,[(K1, P1) 2 times] K4*
Rows 29 and 30: *P3, [(K1, P1) 3 times] K3*
Rows 31 and 32: *P2 [(K1, P1) 4 times] K2*
Rows 33 and 34: *P1, K1*
Rows 35 and 36: *K1, P1*
Rows 37 and 38: *K2,[(P1, K1) 4 times] P2*
Rows 39 and 40: *K3, [(P1, K1) 3 times] P3*
Rows 41 and 42: *K4 [(P1, K1) 2 times] P4*
Rows 43 and 44: *K5, P1, K1, P5*

Repeat rows 1-44 for pattern.
To achieve the size needed I completed rows 1-44 then I did rows 1-4 again.

Finishing:
Bind off and weave in all ends.

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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easy Knitted Serpentine Cable Pattern


Knitting Cabled Serpentine Pattern

This is a good beginner knitting cable pattern. It's quite easy.  It measures 6 x 9 inches.

I will list the pattern here and I also have a PDF link above in case you want to save it to your computer.

Needle Size: 10.5
Yarn: Worsted Weight Yarn
Cast On: 29 stitches
Finished Size: 6 x 9 inches
Gauge: 5.16 stitches per inch

STITCHES:
C6F - Slip 3 stitches to the front, Knit 3 stitches then Knit 3 stitches from the cable needle
C6B – Slip 3 stitches to the back, Knit 3 stitches then Knit 3 stitches from the cable needle
Moss Stitch: On odd numbered rows you are going to K1, P1, K1, P1.
On the even numbered rows you are going to knit the purl stitches and purl the knit stitches.

PATTERN:
[TIP: One thing I do is that I add a stitch marker after the first 5 stitches are done (moss stitches) and I add one before the last 5 stitches (also moss stitches). I do this, because on the Wrong Side rows (the even numbered rows) you knit the knits and purl the purls but when you get to the moss you don't. The stitch markers let me know when I'm there. I don't have to worry about looking ahead on every single row.]

The cable pattern is in bold if you wish to change the stitches between them and the border stitches.

Rows 1, 3, 7, 9: 4 moss, P3, K6, P3, K6, P3, 4 moss

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12: Knit the knits and purl the purls

Row 5: 4 moss, P3, C6F , P3, C6F, P3, 4 moss

Row 11: 4 moss, P3, C6B, P3, C6B, P3, 4 moss

Repeat rows 1-12

When you reach the size required you can bind off and weave in the ends.

Thanks for visiting!
Heather Gibbs

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Knit Cable - Trace Cable Stitch Pattern



Trace Moss Diamond Cable Knit Pattern
Finished Size:  6x9 inches

This is an easy diamond pattern. It can be time consuming because the cable needle is used in almost every row. I include the pattern I used and I also included the cable pattern and the chart for it. It measured 6 in x 9 in. I used a US 11 needle and only casted on 24 stitches. The cable is done on 16 sts.
PDF link updated to Mediafire. No wait download

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE

Thanks!! have fun creating!
Heather

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Split Granite Afghan - Twin Size Blanket




Spit Granite Knitted Afghan

 4-14-09 I updated the PDF with the amount of yarn that's needed for the afghan.

This simple knitted afghan fits a twin size bed. It is made up of 42, (6 x 9 1/2inch) rectangles. I knitted 6 columns, made up of 7 rectangles, then sewed them side-to-side.I used Bernat Softee Chunky yarn. It's SO soft, I love it. It's the most comfortable blanket I own. Feel free to download the pattern below.

Download PDF here For the 2 toned pillow pattern go to my crochet blog.                               
  Back to main page of this blog
                       
Thanks!!
Heather

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

"Slow and Easy Cable" Rectangle

 
. "Slow and Easy Cable" Pattern.
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Very easy cable pattern surrounded by ribbing and moss stitch on the outer edges. Great for a beginner.  I used a 10.5 needle size. It measures 6 x 9 inches. You are using the cable needle on every right side row but you're only putting 1 stitch on it so if your a beginner....give it a try. I used "I love this yarn".
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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Woven Ties Cable

WOVEN CABLE KNIT PATTERN
Download this very easy cable pattern. You are only using the cable needle twice in every 12 rows repeated. I used a 10.5 needle and casted on 30 stitches. It measures 6 in wide x 9 in tall.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Crossed Arrow Cable Stitch Pattern


CROSSED ARROW CABLE KNIT PATTERN
It looks difficult but it's actually an easy cable pattern. It's the crossed arrow cable stitch pattern. CO 28 stitches for a 6 inch width. For a 9 inch height I repeated rows 1-16, 2 times total, then did rows 1-12. I used a 10.5 needle.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

3 Strand Cable with Ribbing


The 3 Stranded Cable Knit Pattern- with Ribbing


This is called the 3 stranded "braid" knitted cable stitch pattern.  

This piece is 6 x 9 inches. I made it this way because of a charity  BUT you may just want to use the cable pattern itself. That way you can change the surround stitches. If that's the case, I have the cable pattern in a dark red font in bold. 

The instructional PDF, if you wish to download it, is available immediately (no wait) at http://www.mediafire.com/download/n9kxrvor46eo40m/3_stranded_w_ribbing.pdf 


I was a beginner knitter when I started doing cables. It take just a little practice. This is a good beginner cable pattern. I say that because you are only using the cable needle every other Right Side row. I surrounded the cable pattern with ribbing and moss stitch. 

Materials Needed:
Size 10.5 needle
Cable Needle
Approx. 40 yards of worsted weight yarn


Other Notes:
CO: 27
Gauge (In Stockinette Stitch) is 4.5 stitches and 5 rows per inch

Stitches Used:
Cable- see below
Moss stitch - For the moss stitch border you will (K1 P1)x2 on the Right Side rows
and you will knit the purls and purl the knits on the Wrong Side rows

Abbreviations:
RC = Right cross on 6 stitches, Slip 3 Stitch to cable needle, and hold in
back. Knit 3 stitches then knit the 3 from the cable needle.
LC = Left cross on 6 stitches, Slip 3 Stitch to cable needle, and hold in front.
Knit 3 stitches then knit the 3 from the cable needle.

PATTERN: Cable pattern in red
(RS)Row 1, 3: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
(WS)Row 2, 4: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Row 5: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 6, 8,10: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Row 7: 4 Moss, K3, P2, RC K3, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 9: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K9, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 11: 4 Moss, K3, P2, K3 LC, P2, K3, 4 Moss
Row 12: 4 Moss, P3, K2, P9, K2, P3, 4 Moss
Repeat rows 5-12 for cable pattern

To make this exact piece do Rows 1-12, then do Rows (5 thru 12)4
times, then finish with rows 5 & 6.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Loom Wool Ease Scarf

Loom Scarf made with a circular loom, the red one. I used Lionbrand Wool Ease Quick & Thick. "Fisherman" I used the entire skein. You might want to buy 2 if you want a longer scarf. With 1 skein it measured 42 inches long. It's 6 1/4 width when using 16 posts. It was done in stockinette stitch using the "knit over" stitch. I included links to instructional videos from http://www.youtube.com/ in case you are new to looms.

Download PDF here
Have a good one!
Heather

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Drifting Lattice Scarf


Drifting Lattice Scarf
I used Encore yarn, "Drifting" #7744. I used 1 skein, the entire skein, to create it. I used a very easy lace pattern and alternate it with a stockinette stitch. It measures 7 in x 47 in using a US size 10 needle.

To download the PDF click here










Thursday, January 1, 2009

Two Toned Felted Knit Bag

This is a simple garter stitch bag knitted in 2 pieces, the front and the back. Download the PDF for full instructions. 86 rows casted on 30 stitches using a 10.5 needle.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Sea Blue Bamboo Arm Warmer

Sea Blue Bamboo Arm Warmer
I used Bamboo Yarn, by Hobby Lobby, to create this very soft and comfortable arm warmer. It can't get any easier than this. It's definetly a beginner knit pattern. I used moss stitch at the beginning and the end and stockinette stitch in between. I used a 10.5 to make this. It measures 6 1/2 by 9 1/2. I used 60 yards to create them. The skein comes with 148 yards. The available colors can be found at this link. It sells for $4.99. Just bring the 40% off coupon with ya.
Thanks for visiting
Heather

**VIDEO:** How to do the Knit stitch:
http://youtu.be/6y-yC_qbXhc


**VIDEO:** How to do the Purl stitch:


Sunday, December 28, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Waves Arm Warmer



This is a knitted arm warmer that used increases and decreases to shape the design. It's okay if you're a beginner because I was when I made this. This was the first time I had ever tried a pattern that relies on increased and decreased. It makes a beautiful pattern.

I used a slip stitch type pattern for the underside because it's very durable. Putting in on and off it's a problem. It retains the shape with no problem. You're arm warmer won't move around on your It's nice and snug!

Skill Level: Experienced Beginner
CO: 25
Finished Size: 6 in wide x 8.5 in high
Yarn: I used Bernat Worsted in Blue
Yard of yarn needed: 60 for the pair of them
Needle Size: I used 10.5

2 Ways to Purchase this Arm Warmer Pattern:
You can purchase this pattern by going to the link below. It will take you to Ravelry.com. Don't worry you don't have to be a member to purchase it. Also, it goes through paypal in case you were wondering. OR you can go to http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/waves-arm-warmer-2 for more information.

 $3.00

OR

You can purchase it through my Etsy, click here

Thanks,
Heather


Friday, December 12, 2008

Scarf's Bernat Soft Boucle

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2 BOUCLE SCARFS

These are 2 scarfs that can be made very quickly. They can be made in about 3 hours. I used US size 13 needles. Casted on 18 stitches. The finished size is 6 1/2 in by 50 in. The names of the yarn were "Mauve Shades" purple scarf to the left and "Beautiful Blue" to the right. I used Bernat Boucle Yarn that can be found at Michael's.














Friday, December 5, 2008

Open Rope Cable Twists

Open Rope Cable Twists Knit Pattern
Measures 6 x9 inches
CO: 28 stitches, 19 rows and 19 sts equal 4 inches. 10.5 needle used. Very basic cable instructions, nothing difficult. I used Bernat Worsted yarn.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Ear Warmer Paton's

Ear Warmer Paton's
Simple Garter Stitch creates this very soft ear warmer. The yarn is Paton's Pooch. I would buy this when it's on sale or if you have a michael's coupon because it's 6.99 for only 30 some yards. It only uses about 20 of those yards. Download PDF for the pattern info

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Crossing Paths

- Crossing Paths -


The cable pattern is bordered by moss stitch. It starts out as ribbing then goes into the wovan cable pattern. Very easy!
CO: 29
Height is 9 in.
Width at top and bottom is 7 in., the center is 6 in.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Arm Warmer Pebble Blue



This is a great arm warmer for you to try. I made it FLAT instead of circular. So much easier for a beginner. All you have to do is sew it up on the underside.

Pebble Blue Arm Warmer is very easy to make. It only uses knits and purls. You only have to repeat 4 rows for the pattern. CO 25 stitches. (You need an uneven number of stitches.) It's 6 inches wide using a US size 11 needle. It looks a little like lace but it's actually not. The larger the needle the more of a lace effect you will see.

Link fixed 8/13/14

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Heather's Cabled Purse

This is an easy cable patterned purse. Definetly a beginner pattern. In the pattern instructions I included video links to some techniques if you choose to do them. It's made flat, then folded in half.

DOWNLOAD PDF HERE:   http://www.mediafire.com/?8vd44l8vfhafof7   Updated 3/31/12
All the instructions ca be found in that document.
Thanks!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Double Patterned Cable Moss Stitch Pattern

This is the easiest of all cable patterns. It has a lot of moss stitch. The finished size is 6 x 9 inches. CO 24 sts. . Your using the cable needle 1 time.


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**VIDEO:** How to do the Knit stitch:
http://youtu.be/6y-yC_qbXhc


**VIDEO:** How to do the Purl stitch:
http://youtu.be/E3wUDbhSaL4

**Knitting Video Playlist:**

**How to Cable-Video**
LEFT CROSS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZYKWm0JtEI

RIGHT CROSS:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxulTZA1cLA

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ribbed cable stitch pattern


Ribbed Cable Stitch Pattern
You only have to use a cable needle twice on this cable stitch pattern.
CO 30
Size: 6 in x 9 inches
Yards: 30-40 yard of yarn needed.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Easy Neck Warmer - 2 toned





Easy 2 toned
Neck Warmer







Very easy stitch pattern to follow for 18 inches. Only have to cast on 22 stitches.
Very much a beginner pattern made flat. 10.5 needle size used. When done all you have to do is sew the ends togethor and you have your neck warmer. Matching arm warmers can be found below.