Mystery Lace Blanket KAL 2020 – Intro and FAQ

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Welcome to my Mystery Lace Blanket KAL for 2020!

Last year I centred my attention almost exclusively in beginner knitting. That is, only knit-and-purl projects. I shared a ton of different stitch patterns (52 Square Pickup), all the letters (Alphabet Series), numbers (Number Series) and some object here and there (like my Heart dishcloths, or Smiley dishcloth).

This year I want to make more diverse things (lace, cables, and baby clothing patterns), but I DIDN’T FORGET that many of you are novice knitters.

👉 if you’re looking for a beginner blanket MKAL for 2020, I got you covered! Visit my BEGINNER BLANKET MKAL 2020 page to learn more. 

So, let’s start talking about this lace blanket, shall we?

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Beginner Blanket MKAL 2020 – Intro and FAQ

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Welcome to my Beginner Blanket MKAL 2020!

Last year I centred my attention almost exclusively in beginner knitting. That is, only knit-and-purl projects. I shared a ton of different stitch patterns (52 Square Pickup), all the letters (Alphabet Series), numbers (Number Series) and some object here and there (like my Heart dishcloths, or Smiley dishcloth).

Although this year I want to make more diverse things (lace, cables, and baby clothing patterns) I DO NOT WANT to forget all the wonderful beginner knitters that follow my yarn adventures 🙂 So, don’t worry friends! There will be plenty of patterns to keep your needles busy in 2020 😀

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LACE HEARTS knitting pattern and some news

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LACE HEARTS knitting pattern

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Hello!

My LACE HEARTS knitting pattern will be the last Valentine’s day related pattern for 2020. The entire pattern is below, as well as the link to purchase a PDF copy.

It’s a 12” x 12” square (31 cm x 31 cm) after blocking and there will be more like this one in the future 🙂 Which brings me to a notice I want to give you, concerning my 2020 KALs.

I decided to make 2 blanket MKALs this year:

1) Knit and purl squares (beginner level), same amount of sts and rows as my 2019 squares (like my 52 Square Pickup KAL), featuring different objects: animals, plants, and transports. Great to add to any projects for babies and kids. Or to join into a blanket. 28 squares. At the end, it will be possible to assemble a 60” x 35” (155 x 90 cm) blanket.

2) Lace squares (intermediate level), same amount of sts and rows as today’s square. There will be 15 different patterns which you can also join into a blanket of 60” x 36” (155 x 91 cm). Alternatively, I’ll also give the option to work the entire blanket in circular needles (back and forth), knitting 4” of each pattern (no sewing at the end, squeee!)

My patrons will get PDFs of everything, of course. Plus some extra squares and hats here and there. If you want to support me on Patreon (even with $1/ month!), please click HERE. If you can’t, don’t worry! All my KAL patterns will be available for free here in my blog, just as today’s pattern.

I hope you like both ideas. Let me know what you think in the comments below (“Leave a reply” section).

2020 will be a very knitty year in Oh La Lana! 😀

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HOW TO Make a Teapot Cosy (beginner friendly)

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What is a Teapot cosy / Tea cozy?

According to Wikipedia, a tea cosy or tea warmer is “a cover for a teapot, traditionally made of cloth. It insulates a teapot, keeping the contents warm.”

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LOVE dishcloth (52SP friendly;) Beginner VALENTINES knitting pattern

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LOVE dishcloth 

My “LOVE” dishcloth is the 2nd Valentine’s beginner pattern I have for you this year. If you missed the 1st (VALENTINES dishcloth) click HERE.

Happy knitting!

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If you want to add the pattern to your Ravelry library, click HERE.

THE ENTIRE PATTERN (written and charted) IS BELOW.

If you prefer it, you can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE or in my Etsy shop.
Please note that if you support me in PATREON you already have a PDF copy to download there.

 

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CABLED HEARTS knitting pattern (2 versions). More VALENTINES knitting!

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CABLED HEARTS knitting pattern (2 versions)

My CABLED HEARTS knitting pattern has two versions: with one string of cabled hearts or with two. You can use them as a dishcloths, blanket blocks, pot holders, placemats, or however you see fit. Or knit 2 and use them to make a teapot cozy like I did!

If you want to add the pattern to your Ravelry library, click HERE.

THE ENTIRE PATTERN (written and charted) IS BELOW.

If you prefer it, you can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE or in my ETSY shop HERE. Both versions are included.
Please note that if you support me in PATREON you already have a PDF copy to download there (or check your inbox!)

 

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VALENTINES knitting: Beginner dishcloth or Blanket block

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VALENTINES knitting: Beginner dishcloth or Blanket block

January is a month for planning Valentine’s crafts. And here’s my first one! Is a dishcloth or blanket block with some hearts in it, beginner level, and “52 Square Pickup”-sized 🙂 So, feel free to add it to your blanket if you still working on that. You could also adapt the pattern to make some placemats, or even a scarf (ask me if you need help!). I’m planning on making a baby blanket with this pattern for my Etsy shop as soon as I can.

I’m also making another dishcloth with cabled hearts, for more advanced knitters. And I’ll write a blog post to show you how to make a teapot cozy (or teapot warmer), using either pattern. So, stay tuned!

Well, I’m writing a lot… I’ll better go back to my needles 🙂

Enjoy the pattern, and talk to you soon!

Ceci

 

PS: I think I spent more time untangling my ceropegia for the photo than knitting this square. Those leaves love to hug each other!

If you want to add the pattern to your Ravelry library, click HERE.

THE ENTIRE PATTERN (written and charted) IS BELOW.

If you prefer it, you can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file HERE or in my Etsy shop. Please note that if you support me in PATREON you already have a PDF copy to download there.

 

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STOCKINETTE ZIG ZAG block knitting pattern adapted to 52SP

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STOCKINETTE ZIG ZAG Knitting pattern adapted to 52SP

A friend purchased my STOCKINETTE ZIG ZAG Dishcloth pattern with the intention of adding it to the 52 Square Pickup collection. I offered to adapt the pattern for her, and now you can see it below too 🙂

If you prefer it, you can also purchase the adapted pattern in a high quality PDF file for $1 HERE. Please note that if you support me in PATREON you already have a link to download it there.

STOCKINETTE ZIG ZAG Dishcloth adapted to 52SP

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2019 review

Hello my knitting friends!

I wanted to share with you a review of all the patterns I published during 2019. The vast majority of them were free, and that makes me really proud 🙂

  • “52 SQUARE PICKUP” KAL: it turned out into 56 different patterns, suitable to make a huge blanket (as many of you have!)
  • ALPHABET series: 26 lettern patterns.
  • NUMBERS series: 12 patterns (numbers 0 to 9, plus asterisk and hash).
  • “YOU ARE LOVED” baby hats, in 4 sizes (newborn to toddlers).
  • “ALERCES” cowl.
  • “HEART” dishcloths or blocks, 2 pattern versions.
  • “SMILEY” dishcloth or block.
  • “TARGARYEN” blanket pattern.
  • “LACE DIAMONDS” blanket pattern.

That makes a total of 101 patterns!

Thank you for sharing your passion for knitting with me. Here’s to another year of knitting together!

Love,

Ceci

PS: those of you who support me in Patreon received PDF versions of all my patterns. If you also want that, please consider supporting me in Patreon too. You can do it by clicking HERE.

 

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HASH knitting pattern for dishcloths or blocks

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HASH knitting pattern for dishcloths or blocks

Hello!

The entire HASH knitting pattern is written and charted below, ready to be used to make dishcloths, washcloths, blanket or rug blocks… 🙂

Happy knitting!

Ceci

If you want to add my HASH knitting pattern to your Ravelry library, click here.

You can also purchase the pattern in a high quality PDF file for $1 HERE. Or the ENTIRE COLLECTION! (look at the end of this post).

If you support me on Patreon, you can find the PDF ready to download there 🙂

 

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