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Mitred Corners

Such fun to knit!
SQ1: Cast on 16 stitches R1: K6, K2tog, k2tog, K6
R2: and all even rows Knit
R3: K5, k2tog,K2tog, K5
R5: K4, K2tog, K2tog, K4 - see a pattern forming??
R7: K3, K2tog, K2tog, K3
R9: K2, K2tog, K2tog, K2
R11: K1, K2tog, K2tog, K1
R13: K2tog twice
R14: K2tog
For the second square, leave the stitch on the needle. While looking at the front of your work, pick up and knit 7 stitches along the left side of the diamond, then using the knitted cast on, cast on 8. - 16 sts in all
Repeat the 14 rows above.
You can knit a strip like this and use it as an edging. I am making a baby hat this way and will post the final result when ready!

My first Giveaway

I have a new design that I would like feedback on so I have decided to post the pattern as a giveaway.
This is what you have to do:

Want to win? Now through February 28 2011 you can enter to win a free Pattern for this blouse

To enter this contest simply visit Atelier Louise Felice and pick out your favorite item. Then leave a comment with your favorite item to enter. This contest is open to residents of US and Canada ages 18 and up. Limit one entry per household/person/email. Please remember to leave a way for me to contact you if you win. Your contact information will only be used for acquiring your address information should you win this contest.

You may complete each of the following tasks for one additional entry for each task completed. Please comment in a separate post for each task.

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easy to wear skirt

Elasticated waist and great fabric. I love aqua and brown!
will soon be available for sale here

Top Down Sweater Free pattern

I have had many request for this pattern so i will try do my best to write it down.
You will need about 100gms of yarn and needles to go with the yarn you choose. This pattern will fit most ages as  using larger needles and thicker yarn  will make it bigger! If you know how to enlarge patterns that would help.

I used 5 mm needles and medium thick yarn and this was the right size for 4-5 year old

The first and last 5 stitches are always K for the button hole band and edge
Button holes are made after the first 4 rows and then every 10.
Choose the length to end after a button hole plus 4 rows.

Cast on 73 sts
Knit 3 rows.
Make button hole on 4th row, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog YO k2
Increase 7 sts evenly.

Establish raglan:
1:Wrong side - purl  (always K the 1st and last 5 sts)
2: Right Side: K5 (the front band)
K1 front and back of the next stitch (an increase)
place marker
K1 b and B
K 1 F and B
place marker
K1 F and B
K 1 F and B
place marker
K 1 F and B
K 8
K 1 F and B
Place m…

Just found some great fabric...

And the result made someone very happy!

Thats the happy dance!
More available HERE

Lots of supplies for sale!

you can either e mail me if interested or check out the supply  store HERE
elastic at 50c a yard

LACE at 50c a yard

Cotton madras Dress

easy to make!
great for summer!

And the winner of the competition is..

Lisa Frey from CT who submitted this cute Bernat pattern for a Dog coat!

S (M-L-XL)
To fit dog chest measurement: 10 (13-16-24) ins
[25.5 (33-40.5-61) cm].

Bernat® Super Value
(Solids: 197 g/7 oz) (389 m/426 yds)
1 (1-1-2) ball(s) of #53044 (True Grey).
OR Ombres (251 m/275 yds) /
Twists (280 m/307 yds): 142 g/5 oz
1 (1-2-2) ball(s)
Bernat® Berella 4
(Solids: 100 g/3.5 oz) (197 m/216 yds)
2 (2-2-3) ball(s)
OR Ombres (85g / 3oz) (150m / 165 yds)
2 (2-3-4) ball(s) Size 5 mm (U.S. 8) knitting needles. Size 4 mm (U.S. 6) circular knitting needle 36 ins [90 cm] long or size needed to obtain gauge. Set of four size 4 mm (U.S. 6) doublepointed knitting needles GAUGE
18 sts and 24 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stocking st with larger needles.