I want to share with you today a one-page pdf I made recently. In Simply Knitting issue 99, there are 6 small gift knitting patterns for friends and family using Sublime Yarns. This was a fun project and I really enjoyed designing all of them.
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Teapot Dimensions: Knit for Friends & Family
Red Nose Corsage Knitting Pattern by Juliet Bernerd
Firstly, I would like to pray for the safety of all the Japanese people who are suffering from the earthquake & tsunami. My family is all Ok at the moment but my brother-in-law is stuck in Tokyo. I hope he can get back home quickly.
So today is all about giving. Last week, I met with Juliet who is the editor of The Knitter magazine for a nice knittery chat . She is a lovely person and I was so thrilled to meet her. She is multi-talented and is deeply passionate about knitting. With her positive energy, I now understand why The Knitter is always full of well-thought practical, yet fashionable patterns and forefront knitting articles.
18th March is Red Nose Day in the UK. It’s a day where everyone gets involved and do something fun to raise money for charity. On the day I met her, she had this really cute flower corsage. I fell in love with it so I asked her about it. She told me that it was a charity knitting pattern that she designed for Red Nose Day. I just had to make one.
I used my old stash, Rowan Yorkshire Tweed 4 ply for the Red Nose and the leaves. For the petals, I used Kidsilk Haze. I am deciding whether I should put it on a clip or on a hairband.
If you would like to knit this pattern, HERE is her charity knitting pattern page. It would be wonderful if you could donate something in exchange of this cute little pattern Also, do have a look at The Knitter’s charity knitting page. For those who are into charity knitting, this page is very good because it is current and fun.
Happy weekend everyone!
FREE PDF Knitting Pattern – Frilled City Scarf
It’s May already… and you know what this means? It’s the month of my 10k run!!!
Today, I would like to share with you my latest FREE knitting pattern called “Frilled City Scarf”.
The pattern includes 2 versions: medium length to wear as above and the long version for those who would like to do the European loop (I found a webpage to show you how you can wear scarf here).
You can see I am totally into frill knitting at the moment. I based the main scarf pattern as the leaf motif. Bobbles are added to make them look like red fruit stuck on the leaves
This brings back lots of my fond childhood memories of red fruit plants like lantern plants in Japan. I think wearing accessories should makes you happy as much as make you look good.
FREE PDF Knitting Pattern – Knitted iPhone Purse
Hope you’ve all been having a great first week of 2010. Today as promised, I would like to share with you my brand new FREE knitting pattern for an iPhone (well, you can put anything you want ).
My cool electrical gadget must travel in style. So I made this retro-style iPhone purse for me to take everywhere I go.
This Knitted iPhone Purse…
♥ has an external pocket where you can put your earpiece
♥ is seamless
♥ is knitted in one piece (i.e. no joining required – grafting is involved but this is optional as you can cast off and join the bottom anyways you like)
♥ Is double-layered for extra protection
♥ has flexy internal purse frame to securely hold your precious gadjet
♥ is very simple, very fun, very stylish
♥ works really well with tweedy yarn
Have a wonderful weekend! ;D
FREE PDF Purse Pattern – Mini Purses (Flat & Puffy)
How are you all? Hope your week is going well. Holiday is just around the corner and I am releasing my new sewing pattern for making mini purses. I am also sending out my newsletter tomorrow and you will find out what Holiday offers Cotton & Cloud has
The great thing about this pattern is that you can make lots of them from a piece of fat quarter fabrics. So you can turn your fabric remnants into cute little purses!
Another thing is that you can make TWO VERSIONS of the purses: flat and puffy styles. Surprisingly, puffy style is easier to make (well this is from my own experience).
The mechanics of these purses are very simple. The pattern has 5mm seam allowance. For the puffy version, you will first need to make two pleats. You will be joining both the interior and exterior pieces with the RS facing together to turn RS out so there are no visible raw edges at the joining of the purse frame (if you see what I mean?).
For this pattern, Mini Round Purse Frames are used.
For the interlinings, I used Vilene General Purpose Single-Sided Fusible (I LOVE this interlining because it’s so versatile – I use it literally for everything) and Vilene Fusible Fleece Single Sided: Light Loft (but this is optional – use it only if you want the purse to be a softer and puffier).
Fabrics used in the photo are some of my Japanese remnants as well as Kokka Ume fabrics from my shop.
The pattern can be downloaded from HERE or click the little thumbnail below (PDF file size: 1.5MB):
If you like the pattern, please re-tweet this post (you can click on the button near the title which says re-tweet). Hope you enjoy. Happy holiday crafting!
FREE PDF Sewing Pattern Donwload – Easy Lunch Tote
I have a FREE PDF sewing pattern download to share with you yay! You might have already noticed it from the right column of my blog but I thought I would properly write about it.
My my lunch is often shoved into a plastic bag last minute before I leave home. It has come to a point that I really needed a nice bag that I can quickly put my lunch in it and grab and go out.
I won’t bore you with too much mechanics of this bag. Though if I were to mention just one thing about this bag is the contrasting wide gusset which allows you to put a fairly large Tupper Ware (which has your yummy lunch in it). I have used Colourful Japanese Fans (natural) fabric and light loft fusible fleece.
You can download the pattern directly by clicking here. Enjoy!
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Free Pattern – Toe Up Ginkgo Socks
I have finally finished my Gingko Socks which I started in January. I really love the finish and it is keeping my feet warm and comfortable.
I loved using the hand-dyed yarn from Yarn Yard. As soon as I saw a skein of this yarn it reminded me of the Ginkgo leaves.
It is a toe-up socks using short-row knitting technique. The heel turn is also knitted the same way as the toe. It is my favorite technique for sock knitting because the resulting toe and heel is neat.
I used 2.75mm dpn and hand-dyed yarn from Yarn Yard (I couldn’t see the same colorway but don’t worry there are lots of beautiful colors available!). The total st number is 52 sts which made a small – medium pair of sock (foot and ankle circumference of 21cm). The ginkgo leaf motif is a repeat of 13 sts so to make a larger socks it is better to use larger needles and thicker yarn e.g. 3.25-4mm rather than increase st number.
… for more information and the pattern, here is the ravelry link to the pattern! Enjoy
Free Pattern – Extra Warm Men’s Scarf (Women can definitely wear it!)
Extra Warm Men’s Scarf is a thick scarf featuring all over knot stitches. It’s easy to customize to the size of you want: the knot stitches are worked over multiple of 3 sts plus 1 and there are 1 slipped selvage stitches on either sides (making the overall repeat as multiple of 3 sts).
Knit slightly looser than your usual tension as it will make it easier for you to work on p3tog to make the knot stitch.
Depending on the kind of yarn you use there many be a gap between the knots. You can minimize this by either using the yarn which are squishy (e.t. Rowan CashSoft Aran) or use slightly smaller needles to work the stitches. The gap could be minimised by wet blocking. Try also making a swatch and wet block before you work.FINISHED SIZE
18cm / 7.1” width, 150cm / 60” length
6 x balls Rowan Classic Cashsoft Aran (Cashmere: 10%, Merino Wool Extra Fine: 57%, Acrylic Microfibre: 33%; 87m (95yds)/50g ball) in Kale (00007)
Unfortunately the yarn is now discontinued but you can use any Aran weight yarn (500-550m (546-600yds) is the approx. length used)
23 sts and 25 rows to 10cm over knot stitch using 4.5 cm needles.
NEEDLES & ACCESSORIES
A set of 4.5mm (US7) needles see note above.
MK – Make knot. The MK is worked on the WS row as follows: p3tog, then without taking the stitches from the left needle, yo, then p3tog into the same stitches. There are no change in the overall stitch number.
Cast on 37 sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sl1 kwise, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 pwise, K1, P1; rep from * to end.
These 2 rows rom 1×1 rib with 1 slipped selvage stitch on either sides.
Work row 1 once more.
Inc row (WS): Sl1 pwise, rib3, (M1, rib4) 8 times, rib to end. 45 sts.
Row 1 and every alternate row (RS): Sl1 kwise, K to end.
Row 2 (WS): Sl1 pwise, *MK; rep from * to last 2 sts, P2.
Row 4: Sl1 pwise, P1, *MK; rep from * to last st, P1.
Row 6: Sl1 pwise, P2, *MK; rep from * to last 3 sts, P3.
These 6 rows form patt.
Repeat these 6 rows until the scarf measures approx. 150 cm ending with a WS row.
Dec row (RS): Sl1 kwise, k3, (K2tpg, k3) 8 times, K to end. 37 sts.
Next row (WS): §Sl1 pwise, K1, P1; rep from * to end.
Next row (RS): Sl1 kwise, *P1, K1; rep from * to end.
Rep all from § once more.
Cast off all sts.
Weave in ends. Block the piece to measurements.
Free Tutorial: Cup Sleeve
I used this cup sleeve last weekend at a cafe near Borough Market. It felt really lovely because the sleeve is soft (because I put a thick wadding in it) and became warm with the hot coffee. Someone also approached me and asked where I got it from so I told her I made it.