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Category: Knitting

  • King Charles Brocade

    King Charles Brocade

    This weeks Crazy Quilt swatch is the King Charles Brocade from Barbara Walker’s, A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 31. I knit this beautiful pattern in a nice dark blue from Berroco Vintage Chunky called Dungaree, color 6187. Enjoy!

  • Hexagon Swatch

    Hexagon Swatch

    The Crazy Quilt swatch block knitting continues! In Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 67, the Hexagon Pattern is an interesting mix of colors and slip stitches. This stitch pattern is deceptively simple. The garter stitch rows are slipped in alternating checks against a smooth background of stockinette stitch. I used […]

  • Trellis With Moss Stitch

    Trellis With Moss Stitch

    The next Crazy Quilt swatch block is the beautiful Trellis with Moss Stitch pattern in Barbara Walker’s A Treasury of Knitting Patterns Vol 1, page 261. I used the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn in Fuchsia. It’s a descent alternative to full plastic yarns. It’s a good percentage of wool, and has a nice feel, and […]

  • Staghorn Cable Swatch

    Staghorn Cable Swatch

    Another stitch pattern for what I’m calling my Crazy Swatch Quilt project is the Staghorn Cable from Barbara Walker’s first Treasury of Knitting Patterns. (Yes, the cable flare does bug me, and I will probably re-knit this pattern before adding to the blanket.) This one is in Paintbox Yarns Simply Chunky color Daffodil Yellow. The […]

  • Swatch Quilt Ideas

    Swatch Quilt Ideas

    I’m working through Barbara Walker’s first Treasury of Knitting Patterns and making some swatches. I think I’ll make them large, with a bulky yarn and maybe turn the resulting swatches into a blanket someday. Today it’s the Inverness Diamonds pattern using Berroco Vintage Chunky left-overs from my large cardigan. Nice texture. Lovely pattern. Enjoy!

  • Found My Watchcap

    Found My Watchcap

    Cleaning out the boat I found my old watch cap (wool hat) that I made back in 2004 for an Alaska cruise. So glad to see it again! It’s in pretty good shape, and even has a few Dalmatian hairs still stuck in it (miss you Samson!). Enjoy!

  • Freestyle Caps by Cheryl Andrews

    Freestyle Caps by Cheryl Andrews

    I’ve made two of the Freestyle Caps by Cheryl Andrews. It’s a fun knit. The construction of the brim doesn’t require any additional support, and the welt around the lower edge is a nice touch. It’s a hat that works well for my friend @cerberus_forge. Enjoy!

  • My First Gloves

    My First Gloves

    We don’t get a lot of cold weather here in Florida, but it’s been chilly the past few days, and my new “Don’t skid, honey!” by Justin Lorkowska gloves are just right. Comfortable, easy knit, and stylish. Enjoy!

  • The Fitzgerald Sweater

    The Fitzgerald Sweater

    I finished knitting my first Cardigan, and my first sweater done in pieces. The pattern (Fitzgerald by Amy Christoffers) is from Berroco and uses the Berroco Vintage Chunky yarn, so the pattern knits quickly. (Well…quickly for a sweater.) I’m still waiting on the buttons to arrive to call the sweater 100% complete. I really like […]

  • Starting My Berroco Fitzgerald

    Starting My Berroco Fitzgerald

    Here’s a view of the ribbing, center panel and some seed stitch on my Berroco Fitzgerald cardigan. Using Berroco vintage Chunky yarn in the cracked pepper color way. I made a couple of tweaks to the center panel, and am happy with it so far. We’ll see how the sweater comes together. This is my […]