Finally, my ribbed lace bolero November 9, 2012Posted by misscraftyfingers in Blog, Crafts, Knitting.
Tags: Bolero, Knit, Knitting, lace
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After a few years of procrastination, I finally decided to try knitting the Ribbed Lace Bolero which I loved so much as to make a crochet version of it (because back then, I didn’t know how to knit. )
So, here it is! Alas, it became bigger after 1 wash. LOL. I used TLC Cotton Plus, I guess I should have made it slightly smaller because this yarn has a bit of drape and the design is very stretchy.
I will give it to my friend Suanie now because it is too big for me to wear!
My Android Hat! October 14, 2012Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Free Pattern, Knitting.
Tags: Free Pattern, Knit, Knitting
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WOW! been a while since I made anything!
With all the law suits going on with Apple suing Samsung for their Android phones in the past month, being the big fan of Android as I am, I decided to make myself an Android hat (in case I have to go to some Halloween dress up party, I can go as an Android green robot). And the great thing about Androids as opposed to Apple is that, you can make cute things out of the green robot but you can’t really make anything cute looking like that half eaten fruit! :p
I made the hat twice. First time, I tried with the top down method. Knit a flat circle then extend downwards. But it didn’t fit me very well. MY HEAD IS TOO BIG! So I tried a 2nd time. This time just a bottom up basic beanie.
After some adjustments, it is finally wearable! YAY!
AND NOW, I AM SHARING THIS FREE PATTERN WITH YOU!!!!! :):)
What you need
4.5mm double pointed & cable knitting needles
Green yarn (TLC cotton plus solid in kiwi)
White yarn (TLC cotton plus solid in white)
some white felt
sewing needle with some white thread
CO 108 stitches on the cable knitting needles, join the round.
Ribbed rows – white yarn
knit 2, purl 2 around, repeat till the ribbed rows are about 1 inch
use a stitch marker to mark start of each row.
Stockinette rows – green yarn
switch to green yarn and work in stockinette stitch till the stockinette stitch rows are about 4 inches.
Reducing rows – switch to double pointed needles
After the 4 inches of stockinette rows, start reducing every 12 stitches around
ie. knit 10, knit 2 stitches together, knit the next row
reduce row – knit 9, knit 2 together, repeat till end of row, knit the next row
keep reducing every alternate row, ie. reduce row, k8, k2tgo, repeat till end, k next row, k7, k2tgo, repeat till end, k next row, k6, k2tgo … etc …..
reduce till you are left with 9 stitches, pull yarn through the remaining 9 stitches and sew ends in.
My gauge is 5 stitches per inch. I have a large head, so the above measurements matches my head! It may be too big for you! Alternatively, you can use any other basic beanie pattern you prefer, in your preferred type of yarn and needle size to fit your head!
pick 3 stitches at 1 side of the yarn, icord for 10 rows, bind off on 11th row
repeat on other side of hat.
cut 2 round circles of white felt and sew onto the hat slightly above the ribbed rows.
Sew in all yarn ends.
Note: You can customize the size of your hat with your preferred yarn choice. Do check out my next post for instructions!
There you go! AN ANDROID HAT! YAY!
p/s: I’m not an Apple basher … I have 4 iPods! :p
errrrr … knitted porn anyone? :P July 1, 2010Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Knitting.
Tags: Amigurumi, Funny, Knit, toy
so .. i’m sick at home with the flu … and i’ve been knitting kitty kat amigurumis. I’ve made 2 already. This is a showcase of me having too much time on my hands …..
It’s a joke! laugh damnit!:P
hehe … okok. here’s a blissful version of the 2 kitties. awww
My first knitted amigurumi – Kitty Cat! June 30, 2010Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Knitting.
Tags: Amigurumi, Knit, toy
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I’m not much of a knitter. I had just been practicing the basic stitches.
Today, I’m sick at home, so I decided to try a little knitted amigurumi (I’ve been a little crazy with crocheted amigurumi for the past couple of weeks).
Anyway, here’s my new kitty. It’s my first knitted amigurumi. Very cute, very easy and fast pattern from here.
I think it looks more like a squirrel from this angle. lol.
I think I stuffed the body a little bit too much that this kitty cat is fat like Chip.
Knitted amigurumi is different from crocheted amigurumi for sure. I enjoyed it though. I think I’m gonna make another kitty cat!
Knit Purl Knit Purl … argh! January 3, 2010Posted by misscraftyfingers in Crafts, Knitting.
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I’ve been trying out knitting for the past few days …..
just the basics … cast on, knit stitch & purl …. I’m currently practicing the stockinette stitch … and in the process, hopefully the bit I’m working on now can gradually become a scarf. hahaha.
I just want to say ……
KNITTING IS SO HARDDDDDDDDDDDDDD….. and it’s confusing …… there are so many different kind of needles ……………. big eye needles, double ended needles, circular needles …… I am using circular wooden needles now .. i bought for $2 from Daiso. Unraveling when you made a mistake in knitting is SOOOOOOOOOOO HARDDDDDDDDDDD and confusing ………….. the first/last stitch always gets me … I just don’t know how it should look like …. and I can’t find any videos to teach me.
aslo, when I knit, omg, my arms (right up to my shoulders) will go numb ……. wtf right? when I crochet, only the area below my thumb will hurt (especially on my left hand) and I just gotta rest for a while. But knitting numbs me! It actually scares me. I’d stop and walk around and exercise abit to get my blood flowing again.
I just wonder how many people have the same problem as me when they knit … if there are people who actually read my blog , please do share your experiences!