New for 2016 – Last Minute Lace
Easy to memorize 4-stitch lace repeat. Make it in a fine weight yarn for a quick bit of summer flare with a favorite t-shirt or in a soft wool and get a jump on gift giving for the winter.
Last Minute Lace
Pretty Posies Crochet Scarf
It’s Spring! Time to put away bulky wool scarves. Happy posies litter a field of crochet mesh and brighten any outfit.
Handy Tool Bag for hand spinners and weavers
Quick and easy, this little tool bag can be modified to hold spindles! Add a button and fold down the handle to keep your spindle secure in your bag.
The twelfth bear-y scarf of Christmas
So lacy and sweet, a lengthwise knitted scarf for Tess is the perfect ending to Blended Threads 2013 series of little scarves. We hope you’ve enjoyed meeting Teddy and Tess. They will be back with surprises and more fun throughout the year.
The eleventh bear-y scarf of Christmas
Today, our friend Teddy is sporting a fancy crochet bow tie.
The tenth bear-y scarf of Christmas
The other “moss” stitch has arrived – along with two adorable panda “bears” and some snowflakes.
Let’s Get Musical …or…
The ninth bear-y scarf of Christmas
This pattern reminds me of an accordion. Happy knitting.
The eighth bear-y scarf of Christmas
It’s back to geometry class for this scarf, crocheted entirely in single crochet at a smart 45 degree angle.
The seventh bear-y scarf of Christmas
The British are coming – well at least they’ve sent their definition of the knit “moss” stitch to us. Americans tend to call this one “seed” stitch. I just recently learned that American and British “moss” are not the same. We’ll explore the American “moss” in a few days.
The sixth bear-y scarf of Christmas
A little bit of lace today. Tess is dressing up for the New Years Eve party.
The fifth bear-y scarf of Christmas
Are you having as much fun making these scarves as I do? I hope so. Frosty the Snowman is joining the party.
We’re going to start “fancy-ing” things up a bit today – nothing hard to knit, but the results can be stunning.
The fourth bear-y scarf of Christmas
Step back in time for this crochet scarf. Remember “ripples”?
The third bear-y scarf of Christmas
It’s STRIPES day! Happy knitting…
The second bear-y scarf of Christmas
is crocheted – just single crochet this time. But wait, crochet stitches have front and back loops just like knit stitches and look what happens if you place all your stitches in the back loops. Instant texture!
Try one of those beautiful hand painted fingering weight yarns from your stash and watch the magic appear.
The bear-y first scarf of Christmas
is sooo easy to knit in garter stitch. What’s that, Teddy? Oh, of course!
Teddy wants me to remind you all that the first stitch of every row on this scarf is knit through the back loop.
Have fun with your first scarf!
From the garden: “Cables to Go”
Even in December, I like to believe that there are good things in our garden. Here’s one for you to help warm your frigid days.
I love to knit cables. I really love to knit cables. This easier-than-it-looks pattern is based on a 2 x 2 rib. Only 2 rows of the 12 row repeat require cable manipulation.
Thank you, Barbara G. Walker for your Treasury of Knitting Patterns from which I drew inspiration for this and the other soon to be released designs in this collection.