Weeks 45 and 46- Naomi Hat and Scarf

This is a super simple set, great for a beginner and will knit up in no time! Each item only uses one 50g ball of Melange Chunky. Both the hat and the scarf feature bands of rib and stocking stitch. You could also sew the ends of the scarf together to make a cowl if you prefer. The hat is done in the round so now sewing up at all for this set.

This set is unisex and would look great in more earthy colours for a man. Find the patterns for free here and here!

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Week 44- Name that Baby!

This week’s pattern is completely up to you! The pattern is for a simple baby jumper with rolled edges and contrast rib. The front can then be customised with the name of your baby 🙂 The pattern includes the right size chart for the size you chose, and you fill in the name before you start knitting. The pattern can be found for free here. The yarn I have used is Stylecraft Special DK, it comes in literally hundreds of colours and washes so well it’s great for kiddies things.

Doris

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Week 43-Basic Mittens

These mittens are very basic, but this lovely yarn makes them a bit special. I have used Rico Designs Melange DK, I have used the chunky version for my patterns a few times before. You can find the page for the chunky version here, the DK doesn’t seem to have it’s own page yet but it comes in the same colours and is the same blend of wool and acrylic.

These mittens have a ribbed wrist band and the rest is in stocking stitch. They are worked in the round and the top is grafted so no sewing up. I have used 3.5mm needles so they are a little bit firmer and warmer to wear 🙂 The pattern can be found on Ravelry here. I don’t need any more mittens but I’m so tempted to do these in several of the other colourways of this yarn….

Doris

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Week 42- Marvin

I always enjoy making things for people that have specific request and this week’s pattern is one of those. I was asked to make Marvin Gaye’s red hat (but in navy), which is actually just a plain beanie so not too much of a challenge really!

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So this week’s pattern is Marvin Gaye’s hat! It is super simple and you can wear the turn back slightly lower if you prefer a more traditional look. The pattern is free and can be found here!

 

Doris

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Week 40 and 41- A pair of Cowls

These patterns are both cowls and use the same yarn but are quite different.

First up we have Twisty, a simple seamless stocking stitch cowl with a twist (an actual twist that it!) This cowl uses a provisional cast on that uses a crochet chain to pick up stitches off, I will be writing a post with some pics with more details of how to do this so keep an eye out for that. Twisty can be found for free here

And the second cowl is Autumn Waves. I am a fan of chunky lace patterns and this wavy lace pattern isn’t too difficult but it does have pattern on both right and wrong side rows so you do have to pay attention! This cowl is sewn up after to not mess up the lace pattern. The pattern for this one can be found free on Ravelry here.

Both of these cowls only use one 50g ball of chunky so can easily be made in an evening. I have used Rico Creative Melange Chunky, which comes in so many beautiful colours, I had a hard time choosing. Have a look at their shade card here! They have also just bought out a DK version which I’m planning on using soon 🙂

Doris

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Week 39- Eli’s cardigan

This little cardi comes in premature sizes and 0-6, 6-12 months. It has a moss stitch yoke that is knitted in once piece, and the stocking stitch body is done in one piece too so there is very little of that dreaded sewing up… The buttonband is worked in one piece and there are options for buttons to be either side if you know the sex of the baby. I have used Debbie Bliss Mia for this pattern, a lovely mix of cotton and wool and very soft on baby’s skin. Have a look at her website about it here. Hopefully I’ll be able to update this page with pics of the baby in the cardi once he has arrived, so watch this space! You can find the pattern here.

Doris

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Week 38- Elsie Mitts

This week’s pattern is another set of fingerless mitts, can you really ever have enough pairs? 😛 This set features band of simple checked colourwork, done in a mottled yarn for a less defined effect. If you are new to colourwork this would be great practice. These mitts are knitted in the round, and the thumb is knitted afterwards (or there’s the option to leave it out.) Find the pattern here.

Doris

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