Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sport Weight Striped Cardi

I've been busy! Sunday I finished writing my pattern for the Round Collar Cardigan and today I finished writing the pattern for my Sport Weight Striped Cardi. They are both now on Ravelry and Craftsy.

Now I need to finish knitting 3 more sizes of my next design and I'll be (almost) caught up! :)

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Round Collar Cardigan

I finally blocked the Round Collar Cardigan sweaters and finished typing the pattern and putting it on Ravelry and Craftsy for sale. Somehow I got involved with designing 3 new patterns, seemingly at the same time during the past month or so.

I started one sweater, then had an idea for another and before I knew it I had 3 new designs worked out, each in only one size. I finally sat down and told myself to work on one at a time or I'd never get anything done!

My new Round Collar Cardigan  pattern is now complete, in 4 sizes 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-9 mos and 9-12 mos. Whew! Typing the pattern for my striped yoke cardigan should be done in a few days, then I can finish knitting 3 more sizes for the third pattern which doesn't yet have a name.

Here's the Round Collar Cardigan. I like the Mock Cable on the front band. The holes in the cable work as buttonholes!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Baby V-Neck Pullover

I have been working on 4 different baby sweater patterns, seemingly at the same time, for the past month or so, but I finally finished one yesterday and typed it out. Hooray for me! This one is the easiest of them so I really don't have any excuse for not finishing is sooner.

This Baby V-Neck Pullover is worked seamless from the neck down and the yoke is worked flat until it is joined at the bottom of the V-neck.The sleeves and bottom portion of the sweater are knit in the round and
stitches for the neck band are picked up and worked in the round also. The solid colored sweater has a cable panel worked down the center of each sleeve (directions are in the pattern), but several of the samples were knit using stripes of alternating 3 colors for the yoke and tops of the sleeves. The cables on the sleeves were omitted on the striped samples.

Now I need to get back to the other 3 designs. :)

Saturday, January 4, 2014


I received a great gift for Christmas from my Daughter and her family - an iPad Mini. I love it! I also received a red (my favorite color) Smart Cover for it to protect the screen. Because I'd like to carry it with me in my pocketbook I decided to knit a cozy for it to keep it from getting scratched by the "junk" I keep in my bag.

I've written up the pattern for the cozy and call it iPad Mini Cabled Cozy. If you'd like a copy of the pattern, it's for sale on Ravelry and Craftsy. If you click on either My designs on ravelry.com or My designs on craftsy.com on the right top area beside this blog, it will take you to my patterns.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Baby Zig Zag Pullover

I've completed another baby sweater pattern, called Zig Zag Pullover. I love the stitch pattern in this one. It looks complicated but is actually very easy to do because you can see the stitches easily. The zig zag seems to jump out at you. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry or Craftsy by clicking on either link you see to the right of this blog.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Baby Princess Cardigan

My newest knitting pattern, Baby Princess Cardigan, knit in a sport weight yarn,  is now available on ravelry.com and craftsy.com. This one was really a struggle. As I knit it, I kept changing my mind about how it should be. The first four sweaters, each one different from the others, are all different from the final ones! Several times I put the first few in time out and considered naming the pattern "The Sweater That Would Not Be Knit". LOL

So here is the final design:

My next design will be a worsted weight pullover with an all-over pattern. I've begun knitting it and so far this one is cooperating, thank goodness. :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hooded Baby Jumpsuit

Today I published my newest knitting pattern on Ravelry and on Craftsy. It's called Hooded Jumpsuit.  It's one piece, is seamless, has raglan sleeves and is made with worsted weight yarn so it's suitable for cool weather. It's knit top-down from the ribbed neckband and the front buttoned bands go to within 1" of the crotch to make it easy to put on and take off your baby.

Stitches for the hood are picked up from the neckband and once the hood is knitted, stitches are grafted together at the top of the head so there are no seams.

The hood, body and legs are knit in stockinette stitch, while the sleeves are knit in a mock rib stitch to add texture and interest. The neckband, sleeve cuffs and leg cuffs are worked in ribbing.
I love the red lady bug buttons on the blue jumpsuit and the little car buttons on the brown jumpsuit. :)