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.
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!!
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner
TECHNIQUES USED: knit, purl
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS (I wrote instrctions in 2 sizes):
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!
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:
I hope you enjoy it, and let me know if you do!
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:
I hope you enjoy it!!
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.
TWO FILES INCLUDED
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.
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.
My HEART BABY BLANKET in another pattern that calls for Intarsia technique. You can learn more about this in my article HOW TO: INTARSIA – BUNNY BABY BLANKET PATTERN.
The pattern includes abbreviations, written row-by-row instructions and a heart chart to guide you to make the blanket in 2 SIZES: Stroller / Baby size and Crib size.