Cattitude Scarf Pattern

Cattitude Scarf Pattern

As a cat owner and a knitter, I know it goes without saying that keeping cats away from yarn is a project in itself. With the Cattitude Scarf, I wanted to show the playfulness of a cat going after a ball of yarn, with the yarn trailing all down the length of the scarf. Double knit, the scarf is fully reversible, featuring opposite color schemes on each side.

Full instructions are included for the double knitting technique. The finished length is approximately 58 inches (147.3 cm). The length can be increased or decreased by approximately 12.5 inch (31.75 cm) intervals.

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Love of Cables Pillow Pattern

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Love of Cables Pillow Pattern

The Love of Cables Pillow is something I created to show how much I love cables and love creating new designs with them. Cables form a delicate heart shape with twists going up the sides and across the back. The pillow can be knit as either a removable pillow cover with a button flap closure or a fully enclosed pillow with stuffing. It makes a beautiful accent for the home or a great gift for someone you love!

The finished dimensions are approximately 12” by 12” (30.5 by 30.5 cm).

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Celtic Tree of Life Bag Pattern

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Celtic Tree of Life Bag

The Celtic Tree of Life Bag is a reversible double knit bag with a reinforced base and two handles. It features a beautiful Celtic Tree of Life on either side and a Celtic knot design on the ends. It works great as a project bag or for whatever you want to carry. Depending on your mood, you can turn it inside out to reverse the color scheme for a new look!

The finished size is approximately 11” by 10.75” by 3.5” (27.9 by 27.3 by 8.9 cm), not including the handles.

This pattern includes full instructions for double knitting, so it’s a great project for anyone without previous double knitting experience.

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Merry Christmas Banners Pattern

Merry Christmas Banners

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Merry Christmas Banners

These festive banners show off your holiday spirit. Bright and bold, they display a cheerful “Merry Christmas” greeting. The banners are constructed using double knitting, and feature a checkered pattern on the back. There is also an option to knit them using the more traditional double knitting technique, resulting in the reversed pattern on the back.

The finished size of the “Merry” banner is approximately 5.5” (13.97 cm) by 38” (96.52 cm). The finished size of the “Christmas” banner is approximately 5.5” (13.97 cm) by 51” (129.54 cm).

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Bridal Creations

Last month I got married, and of course I felt the need to hand make something for myself. I ended up settling on two things — a lace knit bolero to wear over my wedding dress, and a pair of crocheted bouquets (in lieu of real flowers) for myself and my maid of honor. I was super happy with how they both turned out, and felt that bit of pride showing off my creations as I walked down the aisle.

I made the lace knit bolero out of a 100% bamboo yarn. I had a hard time finding a lace weight yarn out of wool that was white enough not to look odd over my white dress. The bamboo came the closest.

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Photography by Maria Villano

Yarn: South West Trading Company – Xie (100% Bamboo)
Pattern: Matrimonio Bolero
Modifications: Knit sleeves in the round (modified chart to hide the “seam” a bit), added tiny light purple beads. See my Ravelry project for more details.

 

For the bouquets, I wanted something simple with roses. I found a crochet pattern for a child size rose bouquet, and made some modifications to enlarge it a bit. I found some great colors of yarn in various purples to match the wedding colors. I loved how the roses turned out so much that I ended up making boutonnieres and corsages for others in the wedding party as well!

Bridal Bouquets

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Photography by Maria Villano

Yarn: Berroco Vintage
Pattern: bouquet de mariée
Modifications: Larger flowers, longer stem, larger bouquet circumference, larger leaves, added own leaf pattern for boutonnieres and corsages. See my Ravelry project for more details.


Dragon Pouch or Dice Bag Pattern

Dragon Pouch or Dice Bag
Dragon Pouch or Dice Bag

Dragon Pouch or Dice Bag Pattern

This Dragon Pouch is perfect for storing small treasures such as gems or gold coins while you are away from your hoard. Dragons like to game too — use it to carry your dice from game to game!

The pouch is constructed bottom up using intarsia for the dragon design. It uses an i-cord drawstring to close the top.

The finished dimensions are approximately 5.5 inches (14 cm) tall and 5 inches (12.7 cm) in diameter.

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Reversible Dragonflight Bag Pattern

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Dragonflight Bag

Reversible Dragonflight Bag Pattern

The Reversible Dragonflight Bag is a double knit bag with a reinforced base and two handles. It features a beautiful flying dragon on either side and a spiral design on the ends. It works great as a project bag or for whatever you want to carry. Depending on your mood, you can turn it inside out to reverse the color scheme for a new look!

The finished size is approximately 10.5” by 11” by 3.5” (26.7 by 27.9 by 8.9 cm), not including the handles.

This pattern includes full instructions for double knitting, so it’s a great project for anyone without previous double knitting experience.

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May Flowers Pillow Pattern

May Flowers Pillow

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May Flowers Pillow Pattern

My mom always used to tell me “April showers bring May flowers.” The May Flowers Pillow captures the image of a new field of flowers growing and stretching toward the sky. Bees love these new flowers and fly about them searching for nectar.

The pillow is constructed with slipped stitches, mini cables, and bobbles. The flower stems and centers are knit as the pillow is knit, and the petals, leaves, and bees are added afterwards.

The pillow can either be knit as a closed pillow seamed at the top, or as a pillow cover with a button flap in the back.

The finished dimensions are approximately 12″ by 12″ (30 by 30 cm).

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Five Years in the Making – The Tetris Afghan Pattern

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Tetris Afghan

Tetris was one of my favorite games as a child. There’s something about making the blocks fall into place in an interlocking fashion that is so satisfying to me. One of the first things I did after learning how to knit was to start designing a Tetris afghan. Five years later, the afghan finally became a reality!

The Tetris Afghan is knit as individual squares, which are then joined together using a crochet join into the Tetris pattern. This makes it a very portable project. I created many of the squares on the plane or in the car while traveling.

This is a great beginner blanket. The only knit stitches involved are knit and purl. The squares are joined together using crochet with full illustrated instructions for how to do so.

This pattern contains two different layouts for the Tetris board. Feel free to design your own layout instead!

The finished dimensions are approximately 70″ by 80″ (178 cm by 123 cm).

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