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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:

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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)
K12
K1 front and back of the next stitch (an increase)
place marker
K1 b and B
K8
K 1 F and B
place marker
K1 F and B
K22
K 1 F and B
place marker
K 1 F and B
K 8
K 1 F and B
Place marker
K 1 F and B
K 12 (and K 5 for band)

Next row, purl
Next and following alternate rows:
K till one stitch before marker
K 1 F and B - pass marker onto right needle K1 F and B
etc etc
next row Purl

Kepp on like this, increasing, until there are 37 sts in the fronts, 48 sts in the sleeves and 62 sts in the back.

Divide:
Knit till the 1st marker. Knit the 48 sleeve sts and turn.
Knit 6 rows on these 48 sts. (k1 row, P the other)
K 5 rows all in K
cast off.

Knit the stitches on the back till the sleeve marker
knit the 48 sleeve stitches and turn

Knit 6 rows on these 48 sts. (k1 row, P the other)
K 5 rows all in K
cast off.

Knit the remaining sts of the front.
Turn and knit all the stitches together
This will be the body with no seams.

Knit till the desired lenght.
DONT FORGET THE BUTTON HOLES every 10 rows.

Cast Off.
Sew up the under arm seams
Add buttons and some embellishment if you like

Hope this makes sense!!!

Below are some variations using the same pattern with a bit of tweaking!

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Just found some great fabric...

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Thats the happy dance!
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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].




MATERIALS
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)
OR
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.
INSTRUCTIONS
The instructions are written for smallest size. Larger sizes follow in ( ).
With larger needles, cast on 40 (46-58-82) sts. Knit 5 rows, inc 4 sts evenly across last row. 44 (50-62-86) sts. Proceed in stocking st, inc 1 st at each end of needle on 3rd and every row to 50 (60-72-104) sts, then on following alt rows to 54 (68- 82-122) sts. Purl 1 row.
Leg Openings: Next row: (RS). K5 (5-7-11). Cast off 4 (6- 6-10) sts. K36 (46-56-80) (including st on needle after cast off). Cast off 4 (6-6-10) sts. Knit to end of row.
Note: All Leg sections are worked at the same time using separate balls of yarn for each section.
Beg with a purl row, work 1 (-1½-) ins [2.5 (4-4-6) cm] in stocking st, ending with purl row.
Joining row: K5 (5-7-11). Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. K36 (46- 56-80). Cast on 4 (6-6-10) sts. Knit to end of row. 54 (68- 82-122) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 5 (-8-11) ins [12.5 (16.5-20.5-28) cm], ending with purl row. Place marker at each end of last row.
Back shaping: Cast off 6 (7-9-13) sts beg next 2 rows. 42 (54-64-96) sts. 
Next row: (RS). Sl1. K1. psso. Knit to last 2 sts. K2tog. 
Next row: Purl. Rep last 2 rows to 26 (36- 42-66) sts.
Cont even until work after neckband measures 10 (12½-15½- 21) ins [25.5 (32-39.5-53.5) cm], ending with purl row.
Leave sts on a spare needle.



Hood: Place markers along cast on edge on 6th (7th-9th- 10th) st from each edge. (RS). Pick up and knit 29 (33-41-63) sts between markers along cast on edge. Purl 1 row. 
Next row: (RS). K14 (16-20-31). M1. K1 (place marker on center st). M1. Knit to end of row.Next row: K3. Purl to last 3 sts. K3.
Next row: Knit to center marked st. M1. Knit marked st. M1. Knit to end of row. Rep last 2 rows 4 (5-7-9) times more.
39 (45-57-83) sts. Cont even until hood measures 5 (-6½- ) ins [12.5 (14-16.5-19) cm], ending with a purl row. Cast off. Fold cast off edge in half and sew hood seam.
Back Ribbing: (RS). With circular needle pick up and knit 33 (37-51-67) sts along body from marker to back. K26 (36- 42-66) from spare needle, dec 1 st at center. Pick up and knit 33 (37-51-67) sts along opposite side of body to marker.
91 (109-141-197) sts. Do not join in rnd. Knit 8 rows. Cast off. Sew neck and belly seam.
Leg Edging: (RS). With double-pointed needles, pick up and knit 23 (29-32-38) sts around leg opening. Divide sts evenly on 3 needles. Join in rnd, placing a marker on first st. Work 8 rnds in garter st. Cast off
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