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Bath Mitt and Soap Sack

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Free Knitting Pattern in Scalloped Pattern
Perfect to hold your soap and hang in the shower, this scrubbie is also designed to fit on your hand. It makes a very versatile gift!





Materials

US Size 7 needles
Cotton Yarn, such as Lily Sugar and Cream



Scalloped Pattern:
P2, *s1, k2, psso*, p2.
K2, *p1, yo, p1*, k2.
P2, *k3, p2*, p2
K2, *p3, k2,* k2









Knitting Pattern
Cast on 52 stitches.Repeat scalloped pattern 11 times.Knit 10 rows SS.Bind off.Make a loose crochet chain about 35 stitches (or a 10 inch i-cord). Add tassles to the ends of the tie. Weave the tie into the open spaces of the top scalloped pattern.




Abbreviations/Explanations
* * - Repeat from * to * until the last two stitches.s - slip stitch knitwise (See video instruction.)psso - pass slipped stitch over (video)yo - yarn over (video)





Free Knitting Pattern - Checkers Board

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Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver brand, or similar gauge (Gauge on package is 17 sts and 23 rows to 4 inches with size 8 needles.)
Checkers Board Knitting Pattern: 1. Using mc, cast on 50 stitches. 2. K7 mc, k6cc, *k6 mc, k6 cc,* repeat once, k6 mc, k7 cc. 3. P7 cc, p6 mc, *p6 cc, p6 mc,* repeat once, p6 cc, p7 mc. 4. Repeat rows 2 and 3 three times. 5. Switch color positions. Knit in cc over mc and in mc over cc. Knit in SS for 4 rows. 6. Switch colors every 5th row six more times. (You will have 8 rows of squares.) 7. Bind off in blue.

Checkers Board Borders 1. With wrong side facing, pick up 49 stitches across top of work. 2. P 1 row. 3. K 5 rows. 4. Bind off. 5. Repeat steps 1-4 at the bottom of the work. 6. With wrong side facing, pick up 48 stitches on the side of work, (including 4 per edge at top and bottom borders). P 1 row. K 5 rows. Bind off.








Checkers Board Backing: 1. Cast on 50 stitches. 2. Knit in SS for 76 rows. 3. Bind off.











Finishing: Tuck in loose ends. Sew backing to t…

Free Knitting Pattern: Newborn Hat

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Knit Flat with Seam

I had a lovely ball of Cascade Superwash yarn just sitting in a basket with no purpose.  Fortunately, I found this lovely pattern for a newborn sweater.  Written by Kelly Brooker, the Puerperium Cardigan pattern is available for free on ravelry.

Of course, once I had completed the sweater, I realized my little guy would need a matching hat.  So, I wrote this simple pattern to be completed on straight needles (or knit flat with circulars…my favorite!).

Happy Newborn Knitting!


Materials

Yarn: 1 skein Cascade 220 Superwash Sport wool yarn (or yarn with same gauge)

Needles:  1 pair US size 5, 1 pair US size 3

Stitch Markers
Gauge: 22 sts/4 in. – SS


Newborn Hat Knitting Pattern
CO 68 sts., using size 3 needles.K garter stitch 6 rows.Change to size 5 needles.  K SS until work measures 4 in., starting with a purl row.

Begin Decrease
:*K6, k2tog, PM, K7, k2tog, PM.* Repeat * to * across row. (Obviously, no marker needed…

Free Knitting Pattern - Adult Gloves

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Materials 1-2 skeins Lamb’s Pride Bulky yarn (85% wool/15% mohair), shown in Blue Skyways M-230 (3 skeins total if making the hat and scarf)
5 US size 10 ½ double pointed needles
1-3 stitch holders

Stitch Markers, if desired
Gauge 4 ½ stitches per inch; 4 rows per inch
Glove Knitting Pattern (Make two alike.)
Cast on 20 stitches. Divide stitches between four needles. Knit in the rib stitch for 10 rounds.

Begin increase, using m1 option 1:
M1, k10, m1, k10 (22 stitches)M1, k11, m1, k11 (24 stitches)Knit two straight rounds.M1, k12, m1, k12 (26 stitches)M1, k13, m1, k13 (28 stitches)Knit two straight rounds.M1, k14, m1, k14 (30 stitches)M1, k15, m1, k15 (32 stitches)Knit two rounds straightM1, k16, m1, k16 (34 stitches)M1, k17, m1, k13 (36 stitches)

Separate last 4 stitches of the last needle and the first 4 stitches of the first needle for the thumb. Join remaining stitches together. Knit 5 rounds. Shift all stitches onto 2 needles (or stitch holders). Separate…

Free Knitting Pattern - Leg Warmers

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I designed and knit these leg warmers with a vintage yarn. Be sure to choose a yarn and needle size that matches gauge. DK weight on US 5-7 needles or Sport Weight on US 3-5 needles should work.

Guage: 6 stitches and 10 rows per inch
Yarn: One skein each of three colors.
Abbreviations/Explanations
M1: Make one stitch.
SS: Stockinette Stitch (*knit one row, purl the next,* repeat).
Rib: Knit one stitch. Purl one stitch. Repeat across the row. (Purl one, knit one across the back of the work.)

Leg Warmers Knitting Pattern (make two)
CO 56 stitches.K in rib for 14 rows.Next row: Knit 14, m1,k28, m1, k14.Knit 11 rows in SS (starting wi th a purl row, since you just knit a row).K14, m1, k29, m1, k15.Continue increasing every 12th row, following the succession below: K15, m1, k30, m1, k15. K15, m1, k31, m1, k16. K16, m1, k32, m1, k16. K16, m1, k33, m1, k17 K17, m1, k34, m1, k17 K17, m1, k35, m1, k18 K18, m1, k36, m1, k18 K18, m1, k37, m1, k19 Knit 14 rows in ri…