Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blast from the Past

I received a nice note from a gal on Ravelry who asked me if I would make my Slipped Rib pattern available. I had to go to the link she provided so I could see what pattern she was talking about! I didn't even remember it, although I did do a post about it here.. This was a tribute book of patterns to Peaches & Creme and I contributed two patterns. The pattern for the slipped rib includes both the bib and the cloth. I didn't do two separate patterns. In any event, since it's been quite awhile that the booklet was published, the rights have reverted back to me.  I'm more than happy to share the pattern with all of you. It's a good design to use for all those variegated yarns, but it also looks nice in a solid color.

I uploaded the link to the pattern in the sidebar for updated bib and cloth patterns or you can just click here.

I hope you enjoy knitting it!

Saturday, February 7, 2015


I know it's been awhile since I've posted and I'm sorry, so I'll try to make up for it with some valentines for you! There's been a great baby boom at our local hospital and I've been trying to keep up with the demand.  As you know, I knit hats for all the newborn babies and I thought you'd like to see what I came up with for February.

I saw this adorable free pattern for a pillowcase on Ravelry and thought it would make a cute hat. The hat has a cast on of 60 stitches.  I knit 9 rows for the brim, then one row through the back loops to hold the brim in place, then I knit about 6 plain rows before I started the pattern. When the hat measured about six inches, I began the decreases of k4, k2tog,; knit one row; k3, k2tog., knit one row, etc.  I finished it off with a top knot.

This next hat I made from another free pattern on Ravelry that was a cowl.  I know it doesn't look the same as the original pattern, but only because I didn't want long floats so I added some blank spaces to break it up. After I knit the white hat, I decided to also just do one stitch in between the big hearts as they look like little hearts.
This next hat may be my favorite, but only because I was inspired and designed it myself!
I think this would look great done in blues and whites, or pinks and whites, for a winter hat, or the set would be fun to knit for twins, don't you think?  In any event, I've written up the pattern for you and you can download it from the sidebar or by clicking here.  I hope you'll like it.  The hat is sized for a newborn, but you could make it larger by adding increments of eight stitches.  Of course, if you make it wider, you'll also have to make it longer! 

I have one other hat that I'll post later.  I decided that I'd like to write that one up as well.  It's going to be another long, cold, snowy weekend here in New England, so it will give me something to do!