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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  • 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


  • 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)

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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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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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Heart Baby Blanket Pattern

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.

You can find the pattern in my Etsy shop or in my Ravelry Store.


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How to Knit back and forth on circular needles (Flat knitting on circular needles)

How to Knit back and forth on circular needles (Flat knitting on circular needles)

When you want to knit something very wide (let’s say, a crib size blanket, or a big adult poncho) there is simply no way to accommodate all your stitches in a straight needle. There is nothing more useful in these cases than using a circular needle with a long cable!! Of course, you will not weave your work in a circular way, but BACK AND FORTH in a flat way. Let me show you below how it is done.

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Hi there!

I have a NEW blanket knitting pattern cute as a bunny 🙂 With a pompom tail, because any knitting baby project looks lovely with a pompom, right? You can find it in my Etsy shop and in my Ravelry Store.


Is an easy pattern for beginners who want to start knitting projects with more than one color 🙂 It includes abbreviations, and charted and written row-by-row instructions to make this lovely blanket in 2 SIZES: Stroller / Baby Size and Crib size.

For this pattern I use INTARSIA technique to work with different colors. Below, I share with you an explanation of this technique (which I also include in my pattern).


Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colors. Unlike other multicolor techniques the yarn is not carried across the back of the work; when a color changes on a given row, the old yarn is left hanging.

  • When you’re switching colors, you’ll need to twist the colors together in the back so that there is no hole. When you arrive at a point where the color changes, you need to bring the new color up underneath the old one (to prevent holes) and start knitting with it.

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WS: Grey color being brought underneath cream color yarn. The next p stitch is knitted in grey.

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RS seen from back: Cream color being brought underneath grey color yarn. The next stitch will be knitted in cream.

This is how the bunny part of the blanket looks once finished knitting, but BEFORE weaving the ends:

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It’s super important to close any gap in the fabric when you weave in every yarn end. Otherwise, you could end with a hole like this:

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I hope all this info helps with your next INTARSIA project.

Have a lovely day, and HAPPY KNITTING!!

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NEW Quick & Easy Baby Romper Pattern

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Hello there!

When I started knitting, I was always looking for easy projects that only involved garter stitch and were quick to finish. If my project didn’t meet any of those two requirements, it would most probably end up hanging unfinished from a needle, inside a bag, in my closet… Maybe that’s the reason I accumulated so many needles during my early “knitting years” 🙂

Remembering all this, I decided to start a series of “all knitting (no purl!)” patterns, of which my QUICK & EASY BABY ROMPER will be the first. With easy-to-follow instructions and tips, is a wonderful pattern for beginners. It uses Worsted yarn and US 7 (4.5 mm) needles.

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It is also great for knitters in search of a speedy project for babies (you know, when you need to produce a last minute gift, I know I’ve been there!)

I included instuctions for 4 sizes, and you can find it in my Etsy shop here.

I hope you like it!


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