Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Patterns for Sale

I like free patterns. I use them a lot, especially as springboards for new ideas. And I enjoy contributing to the plethora of free patterns available online. But since I originally got into this blogging and Etsy business because of the lack of a paying job . . . . I have decided to put up a few of my patterns for sale, mainly those that I have put a lot of time and labor into. Most of them pertain to felted bags. So far I have six:

Cell Phone Pouch with Long Strap, knitted in the round.

Cell Phone Pouch with Long Strap, knitted on 2 needles.


                                          Kindle Cozy with Heart

Kindle or iPad Cover with Handle and Roses

Kindle or iPad Sleeve 

                         Snails in the Garden Baby Blanket

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Heart Idea

To make the knit heart when you don't plan to felt it, work it in garter stitch instead of stockinette.

A heart replaces the tassel on this little girl's hat. It was knit by the same method as the top down knit heart, using all knit stitches instead of purling on the back, giving it a sturdier shape. It was knit on smaller needles, using DK weight yarn. The pattern was modified slightly to make a smaller motif --- and if I remembered what I did I would tell you how I did it.