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Monday, January 24, 2011

Thirteen Stitches Headband

I've been playing with this design for a couple of weeks now, and just got it posted for sale on Ravelry.

The shape of this headband - tapering toward each edge - makes it hug your ears and stay in place quite nicely.

The pattern is easy to follow (I think) and has several photos to clarify the stitches used.  You can choose whether or not to add the buttonhole closure.  This one has two buttons "stacked" together - the mod swoop (sort of looks like an elf ear) and a hand carved red button that the photo does not do justice to.

I like the fact that even experienced knitter's are fooled by this one!  Not only is it crochet . . . it is simple and quick crochet!  A great gift for Valentine's day, especially in the colorways featured in this pattern.

The pattern is available on Ravelry for $3.00 US.

Friday, January 14, 2011

"Nine to Five" Convertible Cowl

*** now published in***

This is a pattern I wrote several months back for a One Skein workshop at Lovin' Knit. After working up this cowl in a gray silk/wool blend (Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool), I thought it was just the right accessory to wear with business attire. So, I created the button tab, for a "buttoned down" look and then the flower to add a softer side.

 So, since it is a really quick project, the math is this: 1 skein + 2 hours = 3 way cowl.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Eco Duo Scarf

This project was surprising . . . that a simple slip stitch (front loop only) would work up so quickly and look just like knitting.  Cascade Yarns Eco Duo is a great yarn to play with.  I love the way it stripes and that it is completely undyed.  I'm going to do another swatch that is slip stitch (back loop only) to see how that compares.

Download the pattern from Ravelry or under the pattern section of this blog.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monster Ski Mask

Some projects just happen . . . like this one.  My son was looking over my shoulder as I paged through some Ravelry pattern posts and saw the "Eaten Alive" Monster Ski Mask by Barbara Palmer.  He thought it was cool and would like one.  So, while working at the yarn shop (Lovin' Knit) Saturday and helping scores of people stocking up for the winter storm - I grabbed the supplies to make this one.

I changed a few things - as I always seem to do.  That's the great thing about crochet . . . it is easy to customize!  and, short row tunisian triangles make great teeth!