Saturday, April 2, 2011

Knitting Needle Case Treasured

Thank you to scrapguild for adding our Knitting Needle Case PDF Pattern to the Sew Whatch Ya Getting Mom This Year? treasury on Etsy.  Wow! Mother's Day! Is it already that time of year?
What are you getting Mom for Mother's Day this year?

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Learn to Knit: Free & Easy Baby Blanket Pattern for Beginners

It's time for another installation of the Learn to Knit series!  Since we are preoccupied with all things BABY these days, this new pattern is for a quick and easy baby blanket. If you can knit and purl, you can make this blanket, and even better, you can actually get it done before the baby arrives!

Bulky Weight 478 yards Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool in Ecru [E]
Bulky Weight 478 yards Cascade Yarns Ecological Wool in Chocolate [C]
Worsted Weight 220 yards Cascade Yarns 220 Wool in Citron [G]
Worsted Weight 220 yards Cascade Yarns 220 Wool in Blue Hawaii [B]

Circular Size 10 1/2 US, 6.5 mm

12 sts x 19 rows = 4" square

CO = Cast On
BO = Bind Off
K = Knit
P = Purl
Sts = Stitches

CO 92 sts
Rows 1-15: color [C] K2, P2 Repeat to end

Repeat this pattern through the whole body as you change colors as noted below:
Row A: K1, P1, repeat to end
Row B: P1, K1, repeat to end
Row C: P1, K1, repeat to end
Row D: K1, P1, repeat to end

Rows 16-27: color [E]
Rows 28-31: color [G]
Rows 32-39: color [C]
Rows 40-53: color [E]
Rows 54-59: color [B]
Rows 60-65: color [E]
Rows 66-73: color [G]
Rows 74-87: color [C]
Rows 89-96: color [E]
Rows 97-104: color [B]
Rows 105-118: color [E]
Rows 119-130: color [G]
Rows 131-136: color [E]
Rows 137-150: color [B]

Rows 151-165: color [C] K2, P2 Repeat to end
BO all sts. Weave in all ends.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Knitting Needle Case on LillyElla Blog

I was so excited to get a very sweet message from a customer this week.  She recently purchased the Knitting Needle Case PDF Pattern and already sewed the case for a friend's birthday gift. You can read about her experience on her blog.  
"LillyElla" is also a fellow Etsian and has a shop full of cute home decor pillows.   I especially love the Map pillow, so fun! Visit the LillyEllaCollections Shop and check them out!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Knitting Needle Case PDF Pattern by Skadoot on Etsy

It's hard to believe we haven't posted here since October. I hope it will be a good enough excuse that for the past four and a half months I've been busy working on another kind of creation.  Our baby boy will be here in July. Can't wait!  Now that the cloud of morning sickness has passed, I've had a little more energy to work on my sewing and knitting designs.  Steven is just happy that I no longer burst into tears and run from the room at the sight/smell of dinner he's made!
I had been shopping around for a knitting needle case for about a year, but none of the ones I found seemed right for me.  Most were specialized and only held either circulars, or straights, but not an assortment of types that I actually own. None had room for my other supplies. Many didn't seem to hold needles securley, and mostly they were just plain expensive! The situation with my needles and supplies was really getting dire, as you can see, so I finally decided to create my own knitting needle case that would work perfectly for my needs, and I hope for yours as well. 
This knitting needle case is perfect for storing an assortment of your straight, double pointed, and circular needles. Now you can store all your knitting supplies in one organizer. The case has a large zipper pocket to hold all your knitting accessories including stitch markers, scissors, measuring tape, tapestry needles, needle point protectors, cabling needles, and more. The organizer folds up and ties to securely to store all your needles in a compact space. If you'd like to make your own, the pattern is available at the following link at Skadoot on Etsy.