Thursday, October 20, 2011


I knit a sock this week c: 
Another will come shortly, I'm sure. 
I'm starting to think I shouldn't start so many projects all at one time... I'm currently knitting:
3.Alaska Ankle Socks (seen above)
4. A bit of a random cowl 
5. A hat for a friend (which I've yet to really start. Very little motivation at this point)

And then last night I bought wool for a scarf I've been DYING to knit. And it's just perfect.

Monday, October 17, 2011

sneak peek c:

So... I thought with the leftovers I had from my Isadore cowl, I might design another cowl. Why not, right? I have the wool to use, and I certainly have the time (even though midterms are this week so I really should be studying). Here's a sneak peek of what I'm working on c: 

Check back to get this pattern for free or visit me on ravelry!

Black Sheep Sweater

I've been working on this sweater for ever. 
And this is all I have... 

So I started it in May, 2011. I've put it down for a good chunk of that time, but every now and then, I think why not just knit a bit of that damned sweater. 
It's not that it's hard, it's just boring. 
So boring. 

But... I kinda can't wait at all for it to be finished! 
And if it doesn't fit... I swear... 

You can get this pattern for free of Ravelry! What could be better? 
Here's the link:
(p.s. - I didn't write this pattern, just knitting it. so check it out and support the lovely designer who gave us this gem for free!)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Isadore Cowl

Isadore is a beautiful, versatile cowl that can be worn long, wrapped twice, or wrapped three times.

Finished length: 29 inches
Gauge: 1 1/4 in = 8 rows in pattern
150 grams of main colour
50 grams of contrast colour

US10 6 mm 29" circular needle
I used Bernat Aplaca Natural Blends, but you can use any bulky wool :)

This pattern is made up on a series of purl ridges seperated by knit rows. It's very easy to remember :)

Cast on 200 sts using main colour.
Place marker and join in the round, careful not to twist.

Rows 1-3: Purl all stitches
Rows 4-5: Knit all stitches
Rows 6-8: Purl all stitches
Rows 9-10: Knit all stitches
Rows 11-13: Purl all stitches
Rows 14-15: Knit all stitches
Rows 16-18: Purl all stitches
Rows 19-20: Knit all stitches
Rows 21-23: Purl all stitches
Rows 24-25: Knit all stitches
Rows 26-28: Purl all stitches
Row 29: Knit all stitches
      *change to contrast colour
Row 30: Knit all stitches
Rows 31-33: Purl all stitches
Rows 34-35: Knit all stitches
Rows 36-37: Purl all stitches

Bind off purl wise.
And you're done :)


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Monday, October 3, 2011

Well. It's been a while. 

I've decided I'm not really one for a blog. While I write in a journal (almost) every night, I can't really get into the world of blogging. With that said, I'm basically starting this blog over as a place to post knitting patterns that I've designed. 
I think, maybe, it'll get more use this way. 
I've just gotta start designing and knitting! 
But I've got one on the way, about half done, for a lovely cowl. 
So... yeah. 
Stay tuned!