A Pixie Bell Hat & Scarflet

LittlebellMy friend's baby is scheduled to arrive today...we are all so excited for her and her family! The little hats were finished just in the nick of time. I was able to create three of them for her little one and hopefully they will keep her little head warm in the upcoming months.

The second little hat was inspired by a book that I got my kids, Beck Beyond the Sea, it is a book with faeries and little creatures from another world. I wanted a little hat that was cute and looked a little bit like a flower bell. The hat follows the same pattern as the previous little hat pattern,except I made the top I-cord shorter and omitted the ribbing at the hem and added a small ruffled edge and a ribbon.

The pattern is in PDF format and it is right here if you are interested in it. I winged most of the instructions, but I think they worked pretty well for the Pixie Bell Hat.Scarflet_2

The weekend also turned out a mini-scarflet pattern that I worked up  for my little Wonderboy. Cold weather is here and he is going to need a little scarf to keep his neck warm on our walks to school. It is fairly simple and it takes very little yarn and uses a Knifty Knitter loom. 

There is not much of a pattern for it as it is just the basic instructions for working on a knitting board, but if you need a little guidance, follow this instructions.

My destash is still going, come check it out, I will be adding more stuff today.

*Updated: mini-scarflet instructions

Close-up pictures of the mini-scarflet.

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Double Knit Keyhole Scarf Pattern

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A loomy pattern coming your way! I found this scarf in my stash room, the only thing that was missing from being and FO was the bind off--I remember starting this scarf about a year ago, hehehe, I am a procrastinator for sure! This scarf was knitted on a knitting board with 14 pegs, using the stockinette stitch.

Quicky pattern

Materials:

Knitting board with at least 14 pegs (14 pegs on each rail). Sample was knitted on a knitting board similar to a purple knifty knitter board loom. Pattern can be done on any knitting board, or any of the Knifty Knitter Long Loom series.

Yarn: 2.4 oz of worsted weight wool. Shown in Lamb's Pride worsted weight in pink (A) and grey (B).

Gauge: 10 sts and 11 rows= 4 inches in stockinette stitch

Instructions:

With color A: Cast on 14 stitches with stockinette cast on method.

Next: (continue with color A) Work 10 rows in stockinette stitch (use the same method of wrapping as in the CO above). Break color A and join color B.

Next: With color B: Work 12 rows in stockinette stitch. Break color B. Join color A.

Next: With color A: Work 4 rows in stockinette stitch. Break color A. Join color B.

At this point, you will knit two single sided panels; first panel on the front 14 pegs, second panel on the back 14 pegs.

Join another skein of color A to the back rail of pegs.

Next: Work 12 rows in knit stitch on the front 14 pegs. Repeat with the back 14 pegs. Break yarn coming from the back rail.

At this point, you will work on the loom as a double sided loom.

Next: (continue with color A) work 4 rows in stockinette stitch. Break color A. Join color B.

Next: With color B: work 12 rows in stockinette stitch. Break color B. Join color A.

Next: With color A: work 10 rows in stockinette stitch. Break color A. Join color B.

Next: With color B: work 12 rows in stockinette stitch. Break color B. Join color A.

Next: With color A: work 10 rows in stockinette stitch. Break A.

Weave in ends. Block (optional).

To wear it: simply pass one of the ends through the gap made with the single sided panels. Enjoy!

Let me know if you make this scarf :), I would love to see pics, and if you need any assistance, drop me a note.


Fleur De Lis Cravat Pattern and other tidbits

FleurLast month, I set a goal to work on my knitting boards a litle bit more and get more creative with them, consequently, Fluer De Lis Cravat was born. It is small, but long enough to wear at the shop when it is cold. I wish I had it here with me as well as my fingerless mitts, but alas, they are at home, cozy and warm in a little drawer, while I am here freezing my butt bum off. The pattern has a small section with Fair Isle knitting and then the color changes for the horizontal stripes. (Click on the link to get the PDF file)

Shrugtobe_1On another small gauge knitting board, I have a shrug to be. I have an idea, a swatch and a drawing--which I hope all add up to a nice looking item, if not, I would hate to frog it at the end.

Dsc03528_1 On the needles, is a small hat for the little bambina. It has already been frogged once and picking up the stitches afterwards was not an easy task, but that is what I get for going forth and knitting without measuring her little head. Yeah, I swatched, and everything, but I forgot to measure how deep to make it--the thing barely reached above her ears. Dratss! And to top it all off, I dropped a stitch like 5 rows down, but I was able to get it back up by dropping all the stitches from that stitch column down and using a crochet hook. Gosh! I never thought I could get it up, but I did. I only saw it done once and that was done in purpose by the superb Miriam.

RufflesComing up next on the needles-Ruffles from the Scarf Style book. I even got spoiled and picked up some lovely Miracle yarn with my earnings at the yarn shop from teaching the KB class. It is great to have a little side job to get some addiction money :). The yarn is soo soft--alpaca and tencel....yummm.