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BLOCK 1: TRIANGLES

easy knitting pattern free dishcloth pattern knit and purl washcloth pattern

UPDATE April 2019

The entire pattern is below.

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file for $1 HERE or in my Etsy Shop HEREUse code OHLALANA in my Etsy Shop to get a 50% off discount (because is $2 there). The PDF file includes:

  • gauge/tension info and materials
  • written instructions
  • charted instructions
  • row-by-row CONTROL TABLE: specially prepared for novice knitters, with integrated instructions for the block pattern AND edge stitches, to avoid confusion. You can use the table cells to check each row as you finish it, and there is a column for every repeat of the pattern you need to make according to the instructions. A great resource to print and check your progress as you knit.

Good day to you all!!

The time has come to start our “12 Blocks for Xmas”, yay!!! 😀

If you missed the presentation for the Mystery KAL, you can find it here: Introduction.

I know some of you are a bit anxious (and so am I!) so, with no further ado, here’s the first block:

BLOCK 1: TRIANGLES

easy knitting pattern free dishcloth pattern knit and purl washcloth pattern

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12 BLOCKS for XMAS: A FREE BLANKET OF BLOCKS

free knitting blanket KAL

UPDATE 2019

I recently published the revised version of my BEGINNER SAMPLER BLANKET (the one made during my “12 Blocks for Xmas” KAL. All block patterns will remain free in my blog, but you can buy the entire PDF with some additional features in my Etsy Shop (enter coupon code 12BLOCKS for a 50% off price), and here in my blog too.


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Zig Zag Seed / Moss Blanket FREE PATTERN

My ZIG ZAG SEED / MOSS BLANKET is an easy knitting pattern suitable for beginners. It will guide you to produce a blanket with a very interesting texture with only KNITS and PURLS!!

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SKILL LEVEL: Beginner

TECHNIQUES USED: knit, purl 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (I wrote instrctions in 2 sizes):

  • Stroller / Baby size: 30.75” (78 cm) x 35.5” (90 cm)
  • Crib / Throw size: 45” (114 cm) x 60” (152 cm)

Of course, you can modify these measures very easily by adding more repeats of the Zig Zag Seed / Moss Stitch Pattern. Leave me a message in the comments box if you need help.

To make the crib size you need to work back and forth in a circular needle with a long cable (to accommodate all the stitches). If you don’t know how to do this, you can look my article about it here: How to Knit Back and Forth in a circular needle.

At the end of this post, you can find a link to download the printer-friendly version with the basic instructions.

I hope you like it!

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DIAGONAL Dishcloth and Kitchen Towel FREE PATTERN

This is an oldie but goodie 🙂

Several years ago, we stopped buying comercial sponges at home with the aim of reducing the amount of plastic we consume and take care of the planet (I’m preparing an article about it). So, as you can imagine, this pattern is my most used one to make sponge sized dishcloths!

As I did with my BAMBOO Dishcloth, I’ll leave the pattern written here, but also included two download links at the end of the post:

  • detailed pattern: with photos, boxes and tips
  • printer-friendly version: with the basic instructions so you can print it out saving paper and ink.

I hope you enjoy it, and let me know if you do!

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BAMBOO Dishcloth and Kitchen Towel FREE PATTERN

Hi there!

It was time to share another FREE PATTERN, don’t you think?

In this  Dishcloth / Washcloth / Kitchen Towel / Dishtowel I use Bamboo stitch to combine an extra absorbent power with an open texture that allows it to air dry quickly. Besides, is very easy to make 🙂

I’ll leave the pattern written here, but also included two download links at the end of the post:

  • detailed pattern: with photos, boxes and tips
  • printer-friendly version: with the basic instructions so you can print it out saving paper and ink.

I hope you enjoy it!!

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TRAFUL Easy Vest

My TRAFUL Easy Vest is worked flat in a breeze 🙂 Both fronts are knitted from bottom up and then joined in the same needle to knit the back from shoulders down to the bottom edge. It has only two seams, one at each side.

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PATTERN DETAILS

  • Size included: 0-6 months, 6-12 months, 12-18 months, 2 years
  • Skill Level: Advenced beginner / Easy
  • Basic materials: US 11 (8 mm) needles, Super Bulky / Super Chunky yarn, large buttons
  • Techniques used: garter stitch, ssk, k2tog, yo. Includes detailed explanations and photos about techniques, construction and sewing.
  • US and Metric sizing and dimensions
  • email support

TWO FILES INCLUDED

  • Detailed pattern: with photos, boxes and tips
  • Printer- friendly version: with basic instructions so you can print it saving paper and ink.

You can find the pattern for the TRAFUL Easy Vest in my Etsy Shop and my Ravelry Store.

 

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Happy Knitting!

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HOW TO: Yarn Over (PURL Yarn Over)

Under Construction.

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HOW TO: Twisted Yarn Over – Increase without a hole

how to Twisted Yarn Over Increase without a hole

In my TRAFUL Easy Vest**, I use Twisted Yarn Over increases to shape the armholes on the back. If you’re not sure to know what a Yarn Over is, please visit the post about it here.

Twisted Yarn Over: Increase without a hole

In this case, you need to knit your YO through its back loop (or back leg). This is called “twisted knit” and closes the gap or hole created in the previous row by making the yarn over.

Below I show you a series of photos that will guide you step by step.

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HOW TO: Knitted Yarn Over – Creating a hole

You can knit the yarn over through its front loop (or front leg) with the purpose of creating a hole.  Let’s see how.

1) Knit until you reach the YO made on the previous row.

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HOW TO: YARN OVER (KNIT YARN OVER) – OhLaLana!

Yarn over YO tutorial

A YARN OVER (YO) is the simplest method to make an increase. It consists simply of interposing your thread (yarn over) between two consecutive stitches, and working into it on the next row, creating a new stitch. YO is also widely used in lace knitting, ofter paired with decreases as ssk and k2tog.

When you are working a knit row, the YO is simply made by moving the thread under the right-hand needle then over it towards the back of the work. Look the step by step photos:

1)  Knit to reach the place where the pattern that you’re following calls for a yo.

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