Sunday, March 23, 2008

Ice Cream Cone, $1.00




Quick! Eat it! It's melting! This pattern will allow you to use either the garter stitch border or substitute the border stitches of your choice. Written directions and a chart are included.



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Home, Tweet Home $1.00




A cute little garter stitch birdhouse. Ready for Spring house-hunters. Pattern includes written directions and chart.

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Thank you Laurel for test-knitting it for me :)






Sunday, March 16, 2008

Little Chick (with bonus chart), $1.00



Little Chick requires a bit more attention than many of my other patterns because of the seed stitch. The pattern includes a free bonus chart with the chick facing left. No written directions are included with the bonus chart.


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Sweet! Chart and Pattern




A cute, fast Easter knit. A sweet little marshmallow chick.




Free PDF here.

Sweet!
Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2007 Knit A Little http://www.knitalittlestore.blogspot.com/
Sample knit by Ang.
One ball of cotton yarn, size 7 needles Cast on 40 Stitches K = knit, p = purl.

Row 1-13 and all odd rows) knit all stitches
Row 14) k16, p8, k16
Row 16) k13, p14, k13
Row 18) k11, p18, k11
Row 20) k9, p22, k9
Row 22) k8, p7, (k1, p1) 4X, k1, p8, k8
Row 24) k7, p6, k1, p11, k1, p7, k7
Row 26) k6, p5, k1, p15, k1, p5, k7
Row 28) k6, p3, k1, p18, k1, p5, k6
Row 30) k6, p2, k1, p20, k1, p4, k6
Row 32) k6, p1, k1, p21, k1, p3, k7
Row 34) k8, p19, k3, p2, k8
Row 36) k10, p16, k14
Row 38) k13, p13, k14
Row 40) k15, p11, k14
Row 42) k15, p6, k1, p4, k14
Row 44) k15, p1, k2, p8, k14
Row 46) k17, p7, k16
Row 48) k15, p7, k18
Row 50-60) knit all stitches

Bind off and weave in ends.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Bubbles

Thanks, Rob! Rob featured Bubbles as one of his featured free patterns in his October 8, 2008 ThreadBear Weekly Newsletter.
Rob says this about Bubbles: "Bubbles – an adorable little design for a wash cloth,especially for a child or someone that's a child at heart! Any worsted-weight cotton should be just fine!"
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Bubbles is a very versatile little fish.
He can be a Baby Wash Cloth, a Scrubbie, a Dishcloth, a washcloth, a cat toy and more.
Bubbles may be made using any yarn that suits your intended purpose. Solids and varigated yarns both work well. Use scraps and make an exotic tropical fish. Use cotton for dish and wash cloths and acrylic or cotton for scrubbies.
Bubbles is easily adapted to many sizes by working more or fewer body rows. The mouth and tail are the same in all sizes.

Scroll down to see other Bubbles variations and Bubbles in French.

Free PDF here.

Bubbles, the Original

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2008 Knit A Little
www.knitalittlestore.com

One ball of cotton or acrylic yarn, variegated or solid, size 7 needles K = knit, p = purl, yo = yarn over, k2tog = knit 2 together

Cast on 8 stiches
Knit 2 rows
Bind off 2 stitches, k1, yo, k to end of row
Repeat bind off row once more.
K2, yo, knit to end of row.
Repeat till piece measures 4 inches along a diagonal edge, or until it is the size you want.
On next row, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end.
Repeat this row until you have 4 stitches left.
Then k2, yo, k to end each row till there are 12 stitches on needle.
Bind off and weave in ends.

Bubbles as a cat toy.
Make 2 and stitch together for a cat toy. Make it smaller by knitting till the diagonal edge is 2 inches instead of 4. Put catnip inside a piece of old panty hose. Knot the ends of the hose to keep it inside. Put the catnip bag inside Bubbles and use the yo holes to stitch it up.

Bubbles as a scrubbie.
Make as directed.

Bubbles as a baby washcloth.
Make as directed using your softest cotton yarn.

Bubbles as a dishcloth or washcloth.
Do the increase row until you have the size you prefer for a dishcloth. Bubbles is square so knit till the diagonal edge is the length you like.

Bubbles With Fins



Alli, of Knitwit's Heaven Fame, added fins to Bubbles. I have given her permission to post the pattern and am also posting it here :)

Materials:

One ball of cotton or acrylic yarn (variegated or solid) size

(4.5 mm) 7 US needles Stitches Used: K = knit p = purl yo = yarn over k2tog = knit 2 together

Cast on 8 stiches

Knit 2 rows.

Bind off 2 stitches, k1, yo, knit to end.

Repeat bind off row once more.

K2, yo, knit to end of row.

Repeat till 40 stitches on the needle.

Next 2 rows: bind off 7 stitches, k1, yo, knit to end.

Knit 2 rows.

Next: k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, knit to end.

Repeat this row until you have 4 stitches left.

Then k2, yo, k to end each row till there are 14 stitches on needle.

Bind off and weave in ends. Thank you Alli!!

Bubbles, the little fish that is based on the Grandmother's Favorite dishcloth, has gone international.

Nathalie has translated the pattern into French and I have given my permission for her to post the pattern in it's entirety on her blog. You can find the pattern in French here: http://christhalinette.canalblog.com/archives/2008/04/30/9008559.html

I will repeat the pattern here as well :)

LAVETTE POISSON – BUBBLES

Création de Suzan Mrenna

Copyright © by Susan Mrenna 2008 Knit A Littlehttp://www.knitalittlestore.com/

Traduit par Christhalinette avec l'aimable autorisation de Suzan Mrenna pour votre plus grand plaisir.

Bubbles est un petit poisson « multifonction ». Il peut être un gant de toilette pour bébé, une petite « éponge », une lavette, un jouet pour chat etc...

Bubbles peut être tricoté avec n'importe quel fil, en fonction de l'usage qui lui sera attribué. Des fils unis ou bigarrés iront également. Utilisez des restes et il deviendra poisson tropical. Pour une lavette ou une éponge, préférez un coton ou de l'acrylique.

Bubbles s'adapte à toutes les tailles en tricotant plus ou moins de rangs pour le corps. La bouche et la queue sont les mêmes pour toutes les tailles.

Fournitures : 1 pelote de fil de coton ou acrylique, coloris au choix : uni ou bigarré. Aiguilles n° 4,5

Réalisation :Monter 8 mailles, tricoter 2 rangs endroit.

Au rang suivant, rabattre les 2 premières mailles, 1 m end, 1 jeté, tricoter les mailles restantes à l'endroit

Au rang suivant, rabattre les 2 premières mailles, 1 m end, 1 jeté, tricoter les autres mailles à l'endroit. (on vient de former la bouche)

Au rang suivant : 2 m end, 1 jeté, tricoter à l'endroit les mailles restantes.

Continuer ainsi jusqu'à ce que l'ouvrage mesure 10 cm de longueur, ou la longueur que vous souhaitez (nombre de mailles sur l'aiguille = hauteur du poisson, diagonale du carré).

Au rang suivant : 1 m end, 2 m ens à l'end, 1 jeté, 2 m ens à l'end, tricoter les autres mailles à l'endroit

Répéter ce rang jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 4 mailles sur l'aiguille.

Tricoter ensuite 2 m end, 1 jeté, tricoter les mailles restantes à l'endroit. Répéter ce rang jusqu'à ce qu'il reste 12 mailles. (on a formé la queue).

Rabattre et rentrer les fils.

Bubble, jouet pour chatTricoter 2 parties identiques et les assembler. Tricoter un peu plus petit, jusqu'à ce que la diagonale mesure 5 cm au lieu de 10. Mettez de l'herbe à chats dans un vieux collant, nouer et placer à l'intérieur de Bubble, utiliser les jours des jetés pour l'attacher.

Bubble, épongeTricoter comme indiqué ci-dessus.Bubble, gant de toilette pour bébéSuivre les indications ci-dessus dans votre coton le plus doux.

Bubble, lavetteSuivre les indications ci-dessus jusqu'à ce que vous ayez la taille souhaitée en hauteur. À vous d'ajuster la taille en fonction de la diagonale.

Pour toute question ou commentaire sur les explications, merci de m'adresser un mail à christhalinette@yahoo.fr

Thank you, Nathalie!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Care




Show that you care with this quick to knit pattern.
Includes both written instructions and chart.


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Hope




A message of caring.
Pattern comes with both written instructions and a chart.

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Monday, March 3, 2008

Bath




This easy pattern has the letters formed by garter stitch. Includes written pattern and chart.
Thank you to Esther for test-knitting it for me.


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One Hump or Two? $1.00


This bonus patterns comes with full directions and chart to make your camel with one hump or two.

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