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Easy Lace Beanie Knitting Pattern (FREE!)

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 Easy Lace Beanie Knitting Pattern *TO OPEN LINK, PRESS AND HOLD (OR RIGHT CLICK) “READ MORE”, CHOOSE “OPEN IN NEW TAB.” PRINT NOW I love to forge my own path when it comes to knitting.   I love to try new things…make it my own way…invent, design, create!   I love to be able to call the whole thing mine.   And, while all these things remain true, an equal and simple reality is that the entirety of the knitting design process is NOT all fun and games.   Especially for a “math is not my strength” kind of gal…knitting design is a painstaking process.   I have experienced the frustrations every time.   Yet, going into my grand scheme of, “I’m going to design my OWN lace beanie knitting pattern,” I was completely naïve to the complications unique to this rather difficult pairing.   Lace.   Beanie.   Series of repeats.   Inevitable decreases.   Why did I NOT realize how monumental the task?!!   My complications began quickly.   Which pattern do I choose?   There are multiple sources for

Baby Eli's Rainbow Blanket - Free Knitting Pattern

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Baby Eli’s Rainbow Blanket - Free Knitting Pattern PRINT NOW I was beyond excited when I found out I was going to be a Great Aunt. Baby Eli came in the midst of a trying time, and babies bring me so much joy...especially the ones who make me, officially, GREAT! In anticipation of his arrival, I pictured the happiest thing I could knit. What better represents joy than God's rainbow?!! Eli's cuddly little blanket is my vision of the hope, promise and bright colors of happiness he brings. I have to admit, there was a small part of me that planned on only making one and never writing a knitting pattern. Doesn't Eli deserve a one-of-a-kind?!! But when a friend specifically asked (in the context of a sweet and much appreciated compliment)...how could I refuse? Here is the official free knitting pattern for Eli's Rainbow Blanket. Enjoy! PRINT NOW Gauge : 17 sts x 23 rows = 4 inch (Exact gauge is not required...blanket size can vary.) Needle : US 8, long circular to acc

Plarn Projects: Reusable Grocery Bag - Free Knitting Pattern

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Print Plarn Projects Reusable Grocery Bag Pattern Now I am super-dee-duper into environmentally sound living.  I have to remind myself, sometimes, that I am a human living in a very, disposable world.  While I want to do everything, I have to admit I can't.  BUT...I do as much as I can to support the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle movement. Unfortunately, if I am honest, sometimes I use paper plates and plastic spoons.  For me, it is a RARE occasion.  Like a 50th anniversary party, and I am the host.  That doesn't tend to come around too often. But, like most people, I also often buy jars and tubs of foods at the grocery store.  Ketchup, chocolate syrup, salsa...these things come in containers that could potentially be recycled (though, for us, glass takes a little more work than it used to).  However, often times, they are so caked with goo I just don't take the time to clean and recycle.  (It seems nearly impossible!) Additionally, I have an affinity for burning candles in the ev

Best of Pinterest - Free Knitting Winter 2019

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Here are ten winter finds I discovered on Pinterest that actually follow through to real, free knitting pattern links.  Many of the legit Pinterest "free patterns" I find come from Ravelry, so I highly recommend any serious knitter create a free account. The Chalice by Karen S. Lauger © Lykkefanten BABY BLANKETS!!!  Because I LOVE babies.  I already have a couple of special lace blankets knit up and awaiting a potential future grandchild.  😂 But seriously, The Chalice by Karen S. Lauger is a must try.  After all...there will always be babies in need of some snuggly comfort!  💕  I particularly like the way the color flows in Lykkefanten's version, as pictured. Knitted Elf Slippers  by Craft Foxes ©CraftFoxes Look, I did not do a test knit on the pattern to make sure it is well done...but these slippers look too fun to NOT try.  Besides, after 19 years of knitting, it is the process I care about...much more than the product

Free Knitting Pattern: Quick Cable Boot Cuffs

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  (Print Now) Materials Yarn: 1 skein Vanna’s Choice or Loops and Threads, Impeccable Needles: 4 Size 7 dpn (or size to obtain gauge) Gauge: 11 sts per 4 inches in Single Rib Stitch Instructions (Make 2) 1       1.   CO 48 sts.   Join in round.          2.  K in single rib for 6 rounds.          3.  Repeat cable round 3 times.           Cable Round (5 round repeat) Rows 1-4: *K4, P2* repeat across round.   Row 5: *C2B (Put 2 ss on cable needle, hold to back, K2, K2 from cable needle), P2* repeat across round.        4.  * K4, P2*repeat across round for 4 rounds.     5.  K in single rib for 5 rounds.    BO.     6.  Sew in ends.

Captivate Fingerless Gloves Free Knitting Pattern

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Great news!  Since I have been delayed in adding to my knitting blog, I decided to make this one a freebie.  Happy Knitting! (PRINT NOW) Captivate Kristen Shanna Fingerless   Gloves Gauge 5 sts and 8 rows per in Materials US size 5 double pointed needles (or size to obtain gauge) Instructions 1.        CO 36 2.        Knit 6 garter rounds (k1 round, p 1 round). 3.        Next round: k4, m1 (repeat to end). 4.        Knit in 4x1 rib for 5 rounds. 5.        Cable front (for 2 nd glove, cable back) 6.        Repeat step 4 and 5 one time. Shape Thumb Gusset 1.        Make 2 at the beginning of the next round. Place marker. Continue in 4x1 pattern to the end of the round. 2.        Purl 2.  Continue in 4x1 rib to the end of the round. 3.        Continue increasing at the beginning and just before the marker on every other round to maintain the thumb gusset increase, while maintaining a 4x1 rib with a cable every 6 th round on the

Eden's Sweater - Free Knitting Pattern

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Some people like to plan carefully and get things right the first time.  I am impatient, and I just want to knit.  So, when my daughter asked me for a sweater.  I just dove right in.  Here's the thing.  I don't really know how the yarn will fall until I try things out.  And I am 20 years in on this whole knitting thing.  I long ago realized I am WAY more into the process than the product.  So, I don't mind ripping out and starting over until I get it right.  I mean...immediate frustration upon realizing I've knit for about 8 hours and it's not going to work is imminent.  But then, I just shake it off and remind myself, "Well, that just means more knitting for me!" And, oh.  That's a good thing. This project started out as a request.  My 14 year old daughter wanted a sweater.  Now, I have just about had it with requests from my kids.  Because I have knit an untold number of items that were seldom used.  That is ever so frustrating. And I&#