Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Snow Flower Cardigan

I saw this cardigan while perusing the ModCloth website and was inspired to make my own version.

Fall Flowers Cardigan

I started with a plain cardigan and t-shirt.

Traced leave shapes onto the t-shirt and cut them out.

Sewed the leaves down using a straigh stich down the center line.

Satin stitched the centers of the flowers.

That is all there is to it.

Here is the template for the leaves. Linking with Momma Go Round.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Ida's Kitchen

Just a quick post to tell you about this hat. It is knit from leftover yarn in my stash. I wanted to go out and buy new yarn. I wanted to buy the yarn that was called for in the pattern, but it was snowing, and the Governor had called a state of emergency. That is what stash yarn is suppose to be all about. At least that is what I tell myself when I'm buying it. Emergencies. The kind that keep you from getting to a yarn shop.

Yarn used: Bristol Yarns Gallery King George in blue, Cascade 220 in green, Rowan Summer Tweed in white, Berroco Ultra Alpaca in brown, Cascade Quatro in red, Patons Angora Bamboo in charcoal, and String Theory Merino Sport in Mustard.

The Details:
Pattern: Ida's Kitchen (Ravelry Link)
Designed by Kirsten Kapur
Needles: US 6 and US 8

I love how the top of the hat looks like a sunflower or daisy. It makes me happy.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Bulky weight yarn + US 11 needles + lots of "passenger in the car" knitting = Alderbrook.

Designed by: Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Yarn: Quince and Co. Puffin
Color: Pomegranate
Needle: US 11

This sweater was a really fast knit. Maybe it was because I was in the car as a passenger a lot between Christmas and New Years, so I had many hours to knit, but this sweater worked up super quick. It is knit from the top down with raglan sleeves and waist shaping. The collar can be buttoned up or worn open. There is a fun pattern detail on the front. I used Quince and Co. Puffin in the color pomegranate. This yarn is a slightly felted bulky weight yarn that gives beautiful pattern definition.