Category Archives: Knitting

Free Knitting Pattern: Small Halloween Ghost Toy

knitted-halloween-ghost-toy

This is a really simple knitted toy to make and because it’s so small (the final ghost stands at around 7cm high), it is really quick to make.

Materials:

  • White DK wool (acrylic is probably best)
  • Some scrap DK wool (for the eyes and mouth)
  • Grey DK wool (optional – depends on what colour you want the chains to be)
  • A darning needle (for sewing up)
  • A small amount of stuffing (if you don’t want to buy toy stuffing, you can use scraps of wool or material – but make sure it is a light colour so it doesn’t show through)
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Free Knitting Pattern: Easy Baby Cow Hat

This is a simple baby hat which requires you to be able to knit, purl, K2tog (knit two together) and be able to knit in two colours. If you haven’t knitted in multiple colours before, this is an easy project to start you off! Just remember to twist the two colours around each other when you change colours otherwise you will end up with holes. All the pieces are knitted flat and then sewn together afterwards.

MATERIALS

  • Size 6 (4mm) needles
  • Black wool
  • White wool
  • Brown wool
  • Some stuffing
  • A blunt needle
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Free Knitting Pattern: Easy Patterned Handwarmers

Free Knitting Pattern: Easy HandwarmersThese patterned handwarmers are a really simple, quick knit and are perfect as last-minute gifts. The picture on the side used a merino wool/acrylic mix to ensure the handwarmers are warm yet hard-wearing however any DK weight yarn will do.

Dec 2012 – Based on Ravelry feedback: If your hands are fairly large, you may want to cast on a few more stitches (in multiples of 4) to ensure a good fit. If you prefer a tighter cuff, knit the cuff on a smaller size of needles before swapping back to 4mm needles for the handwarmer body.

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Knitted Cat Blanket Squares

I made a conscious decision this week to attempt to finish some of my WIPs. The square for my first cat blanket have been knitted up and sewn togther:

Cat blanket - knitted squares

This was a lovely easy knit. The cat squares are actually a dishcloth pattern however they seem to be a lot larger than the standard sort of dishcloth size. All of the wool used is Sirdar acrylic – hopefully it will be quite hard wearing and easy to look after.

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Free Knitting Pattern: Princess Crown Dishcloth

Free Knit Pattern: Crown DishclothMaterials used:Cotton yarn (or any yarn scraps) size 7 needles, and yarn needle for weaving in ends. However you can modify the needle size depending on how large/small you want the finished project to be.

Download a PDF version of this pattern.

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Free Knitting Pattern: Easy Cowl

Free knit pattern - beginner's cowlI have a soft top car and whenever the roof is down, there is a massive draft at the back of my neck. So I’ve created this really simply cowl to help keep me warm while I’m driving. The simple rib means that it is stretchy enough to fit over your head easily whilst also fitting snuggly around the neck to keep the draughts out.

Download the pattern for the easy knitted cowl (PDF)

free knit patterns: pink cowlI used Size 7 1/2mm needles with around 250 yards of  yarn. Any yarn is fine – they grey cowl uses Sirdar Bonus Aran (20% acrylic/80% wool mix.) and the pink cowl uses Wendy Mode’s Aran (50% Pure Merino Wool).

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Yarn Over Term Confusion

YFWD (yarn forward), YON (yarn over needle), YRN (yarn round needle) and YFRN (yarn forward round needle) are all variants of the plain old YO (yarn over).

The four terms YFWD, YON, YRN and YFRN are basically just letting you know which different stitches (knit or purl) are in front of and behind the yarn over.


YFWD (yarn forward): A YFWD is a YO between two knit stitches. After your knit stitch your yarn is behind the needles. Bring the yarn forward between the needles and then knit the next stitch.

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