• Ten Things I Learned from Knitting my First Sweater

      Hi Everyone! As some of you may know, I recently finished my first knitted sweater using Susan’s Simple Sweater pattern by Sue Blacker. It took awhile since I am a slow knitter, but am very glad I did it. I made a few mistakes, but it’s wearable so I am very happy with that! Since this was my first big knitting project I wanted to share some of the things I learned while I made this sweater and help you in case you needed some pointers for your first knitted sweater project. So here they are: Lesson Number 1: Don’t change needles in the middle of your project.This was…

  • Knitted Hat with Pom Pom Pattern

    Hi Everyone! This week I want to share with you a knitted hat pattern that uses the same Loops and Threads Facet yarn that I used in last weeks infinity scarf pattern. I tried some decreasing with this pattern and think it turned out alright. I need to practice decreasing more to make it look perfectly round, but I think it looks round enough for my first try. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize Here is the pattern: Materials10.0 mm (US 15) Knitting NeedlesSuper Bulky Yarn (~60 metres/60 yards)Tapestry NeedleScissors PatternCO 54 STs.Row 1 – 4: K2, P2 till end of row (54)Row 5: Knit till end of row (54)Row…

  • Two Skein Knitted Infinity Scarf Pattern

    Hi Everyone!Happy New Year! It is the beginning of the year and it is still quite cold so this two skeined knitted infinity scarf will help with the chill in the air. I used some really soft Loops and Threads Facets yarn for this project and completed it with just two skeins of it, including sewing the edges together. View fullsize View fullsize Here is the pattern:Materials10.0 mm (US 15) Knitting NeedlesTwo Skeins of Super Bulky Yarn (110 Metres/120 Yards each)Tapestry NeedleScissors PatternCO 30 STs.Row 1: Knit till end of row (30)Row 2: Purl till end of row (30)Repeat Row 1 and Row 2 until you have used up most…

  • Knitting Hat/Toque Pattern

    Hi Everyone! Need a last minute Christmas gift? I have the perfect pattern for you. This knitted hat uses bulky yarn and size 10.0 mm knitting needles so it will be worked up quickly. I used Loops and Threads Charisma yarn for this project, but you can use whatever bulky yarn you want to complete this hat. View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize Here is the pattern: Materials10.0 mm (US 15) Knitting NeedlesBulky YarnTapestry NeedleScissors PatternCO 48 STs.Row 1: Knit till end (48)Row 2: Purl till end (48) Repeat Row 1 and 2 until your piece measures the circumference of your head.  For the hat I made, I stopped after…

  • Knitted Scarf Pattern (Contrasting Colours)

    Hi Everyone! This week I want to share the pattern for the second knitted scarf I made in the UK during my vacation. This one isn’t an infinity scarf like the previous pattern, but it is worked up quickly and if you like the look of the scarf you can sew the ends together to make an infinity scarf. I used the same needles and yarn for this project because I like how quickly I can finish knitting it. View fullsize Here’s the Pattern: Materials10.0 mm (Size 15) Needles2 Skeins of Super Bulky Yarn (I used Loops and Threads in Mushroom and Moss Green) (82 metres ((90) yards) each)ScissorsTapestry Needles…

  • Knitted Infinity Scarf Pattern

    Hi Everyone! Last week I shared some photos of the scarves I knitted while I was over in the UK. This week I want to share with you the pattern for the purple infinity scarf. This is a very simple pattern that you can knit up for a last minute present. I used large needles and thick yarn to accomplish this and it turned out really soft. I am usually a very slow knitter so this kind of knitting project was perfect for me. Let’s get started. View fullsize Materials10.0 mm (Size 15) Circular Needles2 Skeins of Super Bulky Yarn (I used Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Velvet)ScissorsTapestry Needle…

  • Vacation Knitting

    Hi Everyone! In one of my previous posts, I said I was away visiting the UK, but that hasn’t stopped me from working on some crafting projects. I have completed an infinity scarf and a two toned scarf. Both are simple knitting patterns that I will sharing on the blog. I also want to make a midwife blanket that I always see people making. In this post, I wanted to share with you some pictures of the scarves. Here is the completed infinity scarf I made using Loops and Threads Cozy Wool in Velvet: View fullsize View fullsize View fullsize Here is the two toned scarf I made using Loops…

  • Knitted Chicken

    Hi everyone! Today I am writing about a knitting pattern I found in the book Amigurumi: Animal Friends by Michele Wilcox.  You can find this book on a lot of websites online, but my husband got it for me from Amazon, here. I have never made a knitted amigurumi before, but the animals in this book didn’t look to difficult. I have very basic knitting skills, as in I know knit and purl and have made a couple pair of not matching socks and a couple of scarves. I decided to knit the chicken since it looks so cute! I finished in a day with some pauses in between. The…

  • Bi-Weekly Pattern Share

    Hi Everyone! It’s time again for another pattern share post. Have you tried the patterns that I posted last time? I hope you did and enjoyed them. This week I am sharing patterns that I have done recently and from a long while ago when I first started to crochet 🙂 First up is a knitting pattern of baby socks. I love making socks, but it always takes me so long to knit anything that I don’t do it that often. This time I thought it would make me finish quicker if I made baby socks 😛 I finished in two weeks, which is pretty fast for me. The pattern…