Tuesday, 17 May 2011
This hat was made using this pattern : Stocking cap
It is knit in the round, and I pretty much followed the pattern exactly.
I used an acrylic yarn which isn't that exciting, but it works! I made mum and dad matching hats, and they look so funny wearing them! This photo is mum at the game on Saturday where we flogged Port Adelaide.
It was fun making the pompom, I haven't done that since I was a little kid!
Happy with the result!
Monday, 4 October 2010
Next is the pink dress made larger, about a size 3. It is also made with Amaizing. The pink didn't stain my hands nearly as much!! I held the yarn double for this as well, making it approx 10ply.
Wednesday, 11 August 2010
Tuesday, 27 July 2010
Sunday, 25 July 2010
I knitted this scarf while watching marathon episodes of ER. It was great!!!!!!
Yet another pattern from Ravelry. If you haven't noticed already, alot of my items are knitted from Ravelry patterns! If you're not on there yet, join up! There is a link in my links on the right hand side of this page. Go for it! Its free and its wonderful!
Anyway, this particular scarf is the one row scarf and it was super easy!! The pattern is simply
K4, (YO, K2tog, K2) rep () to end.
You do this in every row and makes a very simple lace pattern.
The yarn is 4ply, 49% cotton, 48% Acrylic, and 3% metal. The metal is the glitter!! It is light blue with silver flecks. It is very thin and light, so the scarf is long and narrow and elegant, rather than big and thick and chunky.
I made this for Belinda at my work. She seems to like it and has been wearing it so YAY! I did give it a try myself as you can see in the photo..... I could make one for myself!!
Now I am still working on a cardi for myself... so the ER marathon continues.... Mark has discovered a brain tumour, and Elizabeth is pregnant! so much drama!!!!!
Friday, 9 July 2010
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Here are two hand towels that I made using Peruvian Organic Cotton. the first is called a 'Mock Woven hand towel" and the other is called a "Ripple Hand towel". Both patterns from Ravelry.
Very easy to make and they both look really effective.
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Cast on 30 stitches LOOSELY - I used needles 2mm bigger than recommended and really could have gone looser. Row 1 : K2, YO, rep to end, K2. Then you work in stockinette stich for the rest, till its nice and long. On the last row you K2, drop a stitch, rep to end, K2. Bind off LOOSELY.
It looks really effective. Once you block it, it is nice and big as well. It stretches ALOT.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
I got the pattern from Ravelry - Bath Mitt - only I used 8 ply yarn and 4mm/4.5mm needles.
Since I used 8ply yarn a few adjustments had to be made.
- 4 extra rows before thumb shaping
- 2 extra rows on thumb
- 6 extra rows on fingers before decreases.
Also did 2x2 ribbing around the wrist.
The yarn is Vicki Howell Craft - Organic cotton/milk fibre. Yes they can make yarn from milk now!!! It is very soft for a cotton.
The soap is Billi Goat Soap and WOW don't the colours match well!! Very happy with that. The soap looks and smells really luxurious, I hope the recipients enjoy using it!!
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Here are some bits and pieces i have been sewing and some of them I have been selling.
I bought the bamboo toweling from Bubba Earth and it is DIVINE. So silky and even after you wash it it is so nice and soft.
The nappy has a sewn in booster and is a good size for Harry. It is pretty cute - for a plain old fitted.
The bibs are also fantastic! Harry is such a dribbler and with your normal thin cotton bibs his clothes just get saturated. This bib soaks it all up and his clothes are dry and clean! Yay!
I have made some bigger ones for bigger toddlers now as well, they are also great.
I can't help it. i will be getting more of this bamboo fabric and i'll be making bath towels for the whole family!!! :-)
Monday, 16 November 2009
This is a bangle that you make by sewing your knitted piece around the cardboard that the Amaizing yarn come on. Reduce, reuse, recycle... as they say!
One finshed ball - you need the carboard the yarn is wrapped around.
SWTC Amaizing corn fiber
Size 6.oomm needles
Cast on 19 stitches holding 2 strands together.
row 1-Knit entire row
row 2 - Purl entire row
row 3 - knit entire row
row 4 - *k1,p1, rep from * to end, k1.
Continue working these 4 rows until work measures length of bangle. Wrap it around tjhe cardboard and sew around the edge.
You can use any pattern you want, be creative!
You could also just use one strand, just need to cast on more stitches.
I love finding a funky use for that cardboard! Thumbs up!
Copyright 2009 Nicole Thorson
Saturday, 14 November 2009
Hornbag’s Corn Bag
It is worked in Moss Stitch with Amaizing, holding two strands together. Front and back are worked in one peice, then you knit up stitches on the edge to knit the sides, then lastly you sew up the sides. It is a cute little bag that I get heaps of compliments about! And people can't believe its made of corn either! I hope you enjoy this pattern. Please let me know if you have any questions, it is hard to explain! I might make another and take photos to help.
Copyright 2009 Nicole Thorson.
2 balls Amaizing
Fastener if you wish.
Front and Back (worked in one piece)
Holding two strands together, Cast on 45stitches
Work in moss stitch for 4 rows
Next row: Moss 8, cast off 29 knitwise, Moss 8
Then: Moss 8, cast on 29, Moss 8.
Work on these 45 stitches until work measures approximately 25cm. (or desired length)
Moss 8, cast off 29 knitwise, Moss 8.
Moss 8, cast on 29, Moss 8
Work 4 rows.
Cast off knitwise.
Now with right side facing, knit up 7 stitches along the side, so that the 4th stitch is exactly half way along the side edge of the front/back piece.
Work in moss stitch on these 7 stitches until the side measures the same as the height of your bag. Cast off, leaving a long tail that you can use to sew up the sides.
Repeat on the other side.
Sew the sides of the purse onto the edges of the front/back piece.
Weave in ends.
Add a fastener if you wish.
Be a hornbag and go out on the town with this cute bag!
A funky little headband made with Tofutsies sock yarn. You hold two strands together. This is a great project for using up leftover yarn! Isn't my 3 year old model just gorgeous?? I wish i had her blonde hair.
Tofustises sock yarn
Crochet hook (guage is not important, around 2.5-3.5mm would be suitable i think).
Using a crochet hook and holding two strands of yarn together, chain for about 25cm. This is the part that you tie up at the back of your neck. (Alternatively you could knit an i-cord, but crochet is quicker!).
Switch to 4.00mm needles,
Row 1: KFB (2 sts)
Row 2: KFB twice (4 sts)
Row 3: KFB, knit to end
Repeat row 3 until there are 11 stitches.
Row 1: k5, p1, k5
Row 2: k3, p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k3
Repeat rows 1 and 2 until headband measures desired length, about a bit past your ear lobes.
Next row: K2tog, knit to end
Repeat until 4 sts remain
Next row: k2 tog twice (2 stitches)
Next row: k2 tog (1 st)
Use a crochet hook to chain for 25cm. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
Knit in the round on DPNs, and closed with a snap. Or you could make a buttonhole to close if you prefer. This soap sweater could be used more than once which is why I made it to be able to open/close, but you could sew it up at both ends if you prefer to only use a soap sweater once.
Bamboo is soooooo nice and soft and absorbs heaps of water so these are great to shower with. Copyright Nicole Thorson 2009.
SWTC bamboo in white (or any colour you lke)
4.00mm (US 6) DPNS
Snap and Snapsetter (or a button if you prefer to make a button hole). A Plastic snap is better than metal as the metal may rust.
Holding 2 strands together, Cast on 30 stitches and join in the round.
Distribute stitches as follows:
Needle 1 - 7 sts, needle 2 - 15 sts, needle 3 - 8 sts.
Needle 1 - 8 sts, needle 2 - 14 sts, needle 3 - 8 sts
(Depending on if your pattern requires an odd or even number of stitches on needle 2)
Needle 2 is where you put your pattern. You can do whatever you like here.
Always knit needles 1 and 3.
Firstly, Knit one round. Then start your pattern:
Cable Soap Sweater: (needle 2 14 sts)
Round 1 - K3, P1, K6, P1,K3
Round 2 - As round 1
Round 3 - As round 1
Round 4 - K3, P1, CB6, P1, K3.
Basketweave Soap sweater: (needle 2 15 sts)
Round 1- k3, p3,k3,p3,k3
Round 2 - as round 1
Round 3 - as round 1
Round 4 - p3,k3,p3,k3,p3
Round 5 - as round 4
Round 6 - as round 4.
Moss Stitch Soap Sweater (needle 2 15 sts)
Round 1 - k1,p1, k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1
Round 2 - p1, k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1,k1,p1
Repeat the pattern until work measures as long as your soap. You can put the soap in to check.
Needle 1 - knit
Needle 2 - cast off 14 (or 15) stitches
Needle 3 - knit.
Put remaining stitches onto one needle and continue working back and forth on these 16 (or15) stitches.
Work 4 rows stocking stitch
Next row -
Row one: SSK, knit to last 2 stitches, k2tog.
Row two - P2tog, purl to end, p2togtbl.
Repeat rows one and two until 4 (or 3) stitches remain, cast off or draw thread through stitches to bind.
Sew up the bottom, place a snap at the top to close.
Slip your soap in and go have a shower!
Work a button hole in during the decreases., attatch a button to close instead of a snap.
Cast on using a provisional cast on and graft using kitchener stitch.
Stop before decreases and graft at the top if you don't want it to open and close.
Try other patterns on needle 2!
Monday, 19 October 2009
They are made with 2 layers of super soft microfleece, with a hidden layer of PUL. The absorbent part is hemp fleece. Touch tape closure and elasticised legs and waist. There is a sewn in booster that is topped with suedecloth.
I basically used up remnants of hemp fleece and suedcloth to make this nappy. Very cool!!
Wednesday, 24 June 2009
A very simple Hot Water bottle cover I made for Kimberly to sleep with . She loves it!!!
I made it on 5.5mm needles and with Patons Jet - Alpaca/Merino blend. Very soft and fluffy.
The cable is just a very simple CF4 cable - I haven't done cabling for years so it was good to get out the old cable needle again!!
The neck part in k2p2 rib was meant to be twice as long and then folded over (like a turtle neck skivvy) but I ran out of wool. Oops!