Apr 24, 2014

Knitting Pattern for Charlie, the Fish

Charlie, the fish
The other day we went fishing and caught Charlie, the fish.

Charlie, the fish is knitted in the round, starting at the mouth and ending at the tail. The fins are added by picking up stitches directly on the body or knitted separately and sewn on. The pattern has both: written and chart instructions for the stranded colorwork done in the round..
Finished toy size: approximately 11.5” (29cm) long.
Yarn: Dream in Color Classy Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool
250yards per 4oz.
1 skein in Strange Harvest
1 skein in Black Parade
Total yardage per one fish: 50 – 60 yards (45 – 55meters) of Strange Harvest (MC) and 20 - 25 yards (18 – 23meters) of Black Parade (CC). Small amount of golden yellow and black yarn for the eyes.

Knitting Pattern for Charlie, the fish is available to purchase by clicking on this button or on Ravelry.


Apr 17, 2014

Owlie Tablet and Phone Cover

Owlie Tablet and Phone Cover
One of the groups on Ravelry that I belong to has a contest. We have to create a knitted or crochet owl toy and take an interesting or funny picture of our finished project. This is not the picture I took for the contest, but the theme inspired me to create this cute Owlie tablet and phone cover.

After the pattern is test knitted I will make it available for everyone. The dilemma I have at the moment is should it be a free or paid for knitting pattern? I am inclining to make it free, but then I think about the time it took to knit the samples, write the pattern, and all other expenses involved in producing a good knitting pattern. It is very difficult decision. I value my time and work, yet I know that sometimes it is hard to justify the charge, when free patterns are just a few clicks away.

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Apr 3, 2014

Swirly Hat

Swirly Hat
This swirly hat is one of the latest projects that kept me busy. The samples are done, the pattern is written, and is test knitted at the moment. Now, all that is left is a photo shoot, and the final editing.
Sometimes it seems to me unbelievable how much work goes into creating a single pattern.

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