Jan 14, 2018

Knitting Pattern for Pavo Baby Blanket

Pavo Baby Blanket
The Pavo Baby Blanket is my second pattern that I used Knitpicks yarn Color Mist.
I just really enjoyed working with this yarn, and the colors are just great, it creates the marbled effect without using two strands of yarn.
A simple broken rib pattern, with I-cord edge in contrast color, the blanket is a square with 33" long sides.
You can purchase the pattern in my Ravelry store, or on Knitpicks website, where you can buy the yarn as well, or by simply clicking on this button:





Ella, the elephant with Pavo Blanket
Since I had some leftover yarn from the project, I used it to create an elephant. The pattern for Ella should be available shortly.

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Jan 4, 2018

Happy New Year and Toy Mystery KAL

Knit Season
Happy New Year everyone!
I know, according to the calendar we are already few days in the year of 2018, but that's OK, I can still wish all of my readers and visitors Happy New Year even if it's few days late.

I hope that this New Year will bring more peace and compassion for all humanity and that love and kindness will prevail and continue to get stronger and more powerful in everyone's life.

In my little corner of the Universe I have started the New Year with a new toy mystery KAL.
In case you are not on Ravelry in my group and missed the announcement the mystery KAL for the toy, named Otto started today with the release of first clue. Have fun knitting.

Otto, toy mystery KAL

Otto, toy mystery KAL
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Dec 27, 2017

Happy Holidays

To all of my readers and visitors, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season filled with love, kindness, and generosity.

Poor Felines

After a very successful week with Gift away extravaganza I offer you a clearance sale on my patterns
From today, until the end of this year, December 31st 2017, midnight of EST (Eastern Standard time) I have a Buy One and Get One pattern free promotion.

Use the Coupon Code Sale during the checkout in my Ravelry store.

Stana's critters etc.

Enjoy the rest of this year, and join us at the beginning of next year for a brand new toy mystery KAL
hosted in my group on Ravelry.

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Dec 13, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Poor Felines

Poor Felines
A tiny whimsical cats in two shapes worked in fingering weight are great to use as Christmas decoration or as a gift for any cat lovers.

Poor Felines

The pattern is available in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:






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Dec 11, 2017

Gift away 2017



For the fans of my patterns I have a gift away for the next seven days.
If you are on Ravelry and member of my group you have seen the post about it by now.

For those who are not on Ravelry and still would like to have the freebies, the rules are very simple.
Starting at midnight (EST time zone) and ending 24 hours later a selected pattern is free with a coupon code.
For those who needs to check out the time zones:
https://www.worldtimezone.com/

Day One:
It's all about Huggalufs.
You can get the pattern for free on December 12th 2017, starting 0.00 (EST) and ends 23.59 (EST) Eastern Standard Time 
Coupon Code is Huggaluf 



Huggaluf

Day Two:
Lily of the Valley is my favorite flower and it's winter, therefore it's the Lily of the Valley hat.
You can get the pattern for free on December 13th 2017, starting 0.00 (EST) and ending 23.59 (EST)
Eastern Standard Time
Coupon Code is Lily


Lily of the Valley
Day Three:
It was cold this morning while I was hiking with the puppy, and all I could think about was big and soft and squishy and warm cowl to wrap my face to keep the blistering wind away, therefore it's Chunky Cabled Cowl.
You can get the pattern for free on December 14th 2017, starting 0.00(EST) and ending 23.59(EST) Eastern Standard Time
Coupon Code is Cozy


Chunky Cabled Cowl

Day Four:
Yesterday I was baking cookies and also I was decorating our Christmas tree, therefore it's Gingerbread Hearts.
You can get the pattern for free on December 15th 2017, starting 0.00(EST) and ending 23.59(EST) Eastern Standard Time.
Coupon Code is Xmas
Gingerbread Hearts

Day Five:
It's still cold outside and just for fun, I was thinking about Icicles and how much joy they can bring. Therefore it's Icicles.
You can get the pattern for free on December 16th 2017, starting 0.00(EST) and ending 23.59(EST) Eastern Standard Time.
Coupon Code is Ice
Icicles

Day Six:
It snowed last night. Outside the ground is covered with snow, the sky is blue and the sun is out. Just a perfect setting for snuggling under a warm blanket and read some books. Therefore Heavenly Soft Blanket.
You can get the pattern for free on December 17th 2017, starting 0.00(EST) and ending 23.59(EST) Eastern Standard Time.
Coupon Code is Warm
Heavenly Soft Blanket

Day Seven:
As I am thinking about my upcoming toy mystery KAL and holiday gifts, the pattern for Snowman and Penguin comes to my mind.
You can get the pattern for free on December 18th 2017, starting 0.00(EST) and ending 23.59(EST) Eastern Standard Time.
Coupon Code is Snow
Snowman and Penguin

I hope everyone will have a safe and happy holidays.

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Dec 9, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Comfy Pillow

Comfy Pillow
This intriguing and elegant, yet simple comfy pillow is knitted in the round.
Simple cables are separated by sections of seed stitch columns. Three colors create an interesting element to the columns, working from darker shades of grey through lighter grey to add a burst of color in yellow. To allow the pillow cover to be washed, the zipper is sewn on the bottom part of the pillow case.
Finished Size:
Pillow is 20” / 51 cm wide and 20” / 51 cm long.

Yarn:
KnitPicks Color Mist, worsted weight (75% Pima cotton, 25% Acrylic; 219 yards/100 g)
27465 Tidewater (1 skein) – MC
27466 Foggy beach (1 skein) – C1
27464 Sunshower (1 skein) – C2

You can purchase the pattern in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:





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Dec 4, 2017

Attaching zippers - tutorial

Some of my knitting patterns have an option of adding a zipper. Pictured bellow as a sample is my  minion pencil box
minion pencil box

Here is a simple tutorial to make it easier for my blog readers, or visitors.

Step 1. Pin the zipper to the knitted piece, using a sewing pins.
If using a layer of fabric, pin the zipper between the two layers of fabric and knitted fabric.


Step 1 - pin together zipper and knitted fabric

Step 1 - pin together zipper and fabric and knitted fabric
Step 2. Using a needle and a tread sew together the layers with easily removable thread. The stitches can be long and slightly loose as they will be later removed. Remove the pins.

Step 2 - loosely sew together the zipper and fabric layers. 
Step 3. Using a sewing machine, or by hand,  sew the zipper firmly to the knitted fabric, and (if using) to the fabric.
Step 3 - zipper sewn by hand
Step 3 - zipper sewn on a sewing machine
Step 4. The zipper should be securely attached. Remove the loosely sewn thread from Step 2.


Finished project
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