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Variations on a theme

I used the basic shawl pattern and keeping the increases on the sides and middle, incorporated colors and patterns to make different designs.



Featured designer

Hi!  I'm Evan Rebekah Bryant, better known as Evan Becky on Etsy.  I'm from near Greenville, SC and am extremely proud of my Southern accent and love of sweet tea.  I started crocheting about 12 years ago when I was in the 7th grade.  My great grandmother, Ma Epps, crocheted, but my grandmother didn't pick up the skill, and my father really had no interest in learning it, so it skipped two generations.  I checked out a book at the library, taught myself, and have been looping my yarn up ever since.  I just recently started writing patterns after a few years of making stuff up off the top of my head, but never writing them down.  I'm finding writing patterns to be a challenge, and I'm making a lot of similar objects in different colors or with slight variations in order to get sizing right.  My pattern writing is also making me notorious for carrying around a big zebra striped tote bag filled with balls of yarn with half finished projects attached to most of them an…

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An easy shawl pattern

I wrote this as i knitted it so if you find any mistakes let me know!


The cast on sts are the top of the shawl, the cast off will be the bottom. This is a very basic pattern that you can then embellish - i used an eyelet pattern on random rows.(k2tog YO) The first stitches should not be slipped (as i usually do when knitting) but knitted.
You can use any yarn you like with its corresponding needles. there really is no gauge
You can also knit it to any size. Just remember that the final amount of stitches you have will be its width and the number of rows you knit will be the length. You can check that on a swatch and calculate accordingly


Cast on 7 stitches.
Row 1 (RS): k2, yo, k1, yo,place marker k1 place marker, yo, k1, yo, k2.
Row 2 (WS): K2 , P to last 2 sts knit last 2 sts (and on all WS)
Row 3 (RS): k2, yo, k to marker, YO, k1,move marker YO, k to last 2 stitches, YO, k2.
and so on


So to give a quick recap.
The 1st 2 sts of every row are always K followed by YO
Before the 1st marker, there…

Giveaway!

Want to win? Now through Saturday, April 30th at 11:59pm MST you can enter to win a handmade cowl just right for spring! The color may vary from the one shown here.

To enter this contest, simply visit Lucindas Designs etsy boutique and pick out your favorite item. Then leave a comment (in English, please) here with your name, contact information, and favorite item. Receive bonus entries by (1) following this blog or (2) becoming a fan on facebook
Contest is open worldwide. There are no residency restrictions for this contest. Must be 18 or older. Limit four entries per household/person/email address (only one entry per method). Void where prohibited by law. All entries are audited and confirmed prior to drawing. Entrants must be fans/followers at the time of the drawing for additional entries to be valid. Random drawing will be held the first week of May. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries. There are no size, color, or condition guarantees. The winner will be notified on the

Honeycomb stole, scarf cowl

This stitch is easy but very effective. I used it to make a cowl. For this i used knit picks Andean silk and #10US needles. (6mm) I used a provisional cast on so that i could join the two ends together. The finished result was 12" high and i knitted it to be 26" wide
Cast on 50 sts Knit 4 rows in 1st color (in my case this was the taupe) (start pattern changing to color 2, in my case the red) slip 1st 3 sts *Knit in 2nd color until last 3 sts (leave these on left needle) turn and purl to last 3 sts, turn* repeat * to * (you have knitted 4 rows)
Change to 1st color knit the 1st 3 slipped stitches *knit 4 drop the 5th stitch until you reach the stitch in 1st color

put the right hand needle into the stitch in 1st color
pass needle under the dropped stitches and knit it*
Keep on for * to * in this way until last 3 stitches and knit these Turn and knit Knit two more rows. Change to 2nd colour and continue as in (1)
 This is the pattern!
the 1st and last 3 sts will always be in the 1st color to create t…

Joyuna

Now if you want to check out a REALLY talented knitter..look no further!!

I'm Joy Gerhardt, alias Joyuna. I've been knitting and spinning for some time now, but only in the past few months have I taken up designing. I love design as a creative outlet, and a way to put something new out into the world. I love knitting, and I spend a lot of time trying to discover or "unvent" techniques that will make knitting easier or more interesting. I'm a big fan of seamless and
flowing designs. I love handknit items, because they are fully customizable in a way that off-the-rack clothing is not - you can change the look and the feel of the fabric, the color, the size, and make it exactly the way you want it. If you don't like something, you can just change it. Several of my designs have sprung from looking for an item that doesn't exist in shops, so I made it myself.

I get my inspiration from all sorts of places - Victorian buildings, wildlife, high street fashion... S…

Free Knitting Pattern - top down cardi

I am actually trying to work on writing out the pattern for a top down cardi - its super easy!

UPDATE
pattern now available! I wrote it while knitting so if you find any mistakes please let me know.
You can vary it - add long sleeves, frills, appliqu├ęs etc etc

 Update 2. There is a pattern, very similar, and adult size HERE


Finished Size:19 (21, 23)" chest circumference, to fit 3–6 (9–12, 18–24) months. Sweater shown measures 21". Yarn: Double Knitting yd [115 m]/50 g; ): 4 (4, 5) balls. Needles: Body—size 4 (3.5 mm): Adjust needle size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge. Notions: Markers (m); Gauge: 23 sts and 33 rows

Stitch Guide: . Notes • This sweater is worked from the top down in one piece. Body is picked up and worked downward after the sleeves is completed. • Keep the first and last five stitches in garter stitch throughout for front bands. • A Make button holes every 20 rows starting from the 1st one indicated in the pattern

Top Body Neckband: CO 70 (75, 80) sts. Knit  3 rows,at th…

More designers I think you may like...

My name is Sophie, and I make clothes for small girls (0 to 5). 


In a world where children grow up all too fast, I look to my country childhood and to the storybooks I loved then and now read to my daughter, for inspiration. In the rosy cheeked girls of Mabel Lucy Atwell, and the enchanting imagery of Elsa Beskow and Sybille Von Olfers,  I find a simplicity and nostalgia I try to emulate using Liberty prints and vintage fabrics and trimmings. Please do have a look, and look again soon, as I have more items coming! Thank you!
www.etsy.com/people/DovesAndPomegranates
















My name is Eva and I live in the South of Germany, close to the mountains and the borders to Switzerland and Austria.

I've been addicted to knitting since my childhood and I've always loved colorful yarns. At the beginning of last year I started my first experiments with dyeing my own yarns with acid dyes and simply couldn't stop. Since then I'm working with my colors almost every weekend and also try to learn …

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Hi! My name is Gracie Beal, and I am a earring designer!

I've been designing and making earrings since before my own ears were pierced. I've been creative for such a long time, sculpting with my hot pink Play-Doh as a kid to making a tissue paper floral arrangement for my mom for Mother's Day. If I can make it, I will; my friends laugh at me because if I see something I like I'll google it and try to find a tutorial on how to make it! I'm really passionate about my work, which really helps due to the unfortunate fact that there are so many people out there who make jewelry. On days when I get up and sales have been slow, I'll slap a smile on my face because I know that I'm lucky enough to even have the opportunity to create what I want. I'm really thankful for the opportunity I've had to expand my little business, from making my first pair of earrings to selling to my first shop to buying my first Etsy listing! I'm always excited to list something…