Stitches West 2016 - Day 3

Saturday is the most crazy day, lots of people and still plenty to see at the market Let's try the booths in the front of the market North light fibers, small bash of beautiful yarn with vibrant colors. All yarn is made in a small mill in Rhode Island. The water street yarn was my favorite, a cashmere/merino yarn that has very unique and complex heather colors. Never Not Knitting booth with lovely little accessories Quince yarn Little Animal kits from Susan b. Anderson Premie layette from Tot Toppers Cute little pattern from American grown Yarn Cute good ideas for knitters, Coco knits Lovely yarn at Cedar house yarns Gorgeaous pattern, Clementine cowl Lots of option for this cowl on the Appl

Stitches West 2016 - Day 2

Walked up at down and ready to explore the market We started with the back of the market where all the indy dyers are and the small businesses Yarnover truck had a huge booth organized like a camp ground, with lots of exclusive beautiful yarns. Debbie the truck made it again to the Bay area. A little shop in Sausalito, Blue bird yarn beautiful patterns and yarn that glow in the dark!! Also a perfect San Francisco hat with Giants colors, a must during baseball season!! Sincere sheep yarn is a naturaly dyed in Northern California. I manage to get 2 skeins of their fingering yarn in purple. Can't wait to see it knitted, probably in this beautiful sheep cardigan. Beautiful colors at Canon hand

Stitches West 2016 - Day 1

Biggest even in the bay area for knitters, Stitches West is the biggest yarn exhibition in the US. It includes classes and a large market place. It is the opportunity to meet your favorite vendors, designers, dyers, local yarn shops, meet people for different part of the country who share the same passion. The Stitches market is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but if you are signed up for a class, you have the opportunity of attending a preview of the market Thursday night. Needless to say that I look forward to attend every year. I usually signed up for one-hour market session because it includes the 3 day pass for the market as well as the Thursday night preview. I found out over the yea

Newborn blanket...I did it again!!

This time with a skein of Malabrigo worsted in a light pink (17 Pink Frost ). PATTERN Cast on 67 st, with US9 or 10.5 (depending on how tight you are knitting) Knit in garter (all knit) for 8 rows right side, knit all stitches then on wrong side, knit 6, (purl 5 knit 5) 5 times, purl 5, knit 6 on right side, knit 6, (knit 5, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1) 5 times, knit 5, knit 6 following wrong side, knit 6, (purl 5, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1) 5 times, purl 5, knit 6 repeat these 4 rows 21 times then 1 row all knit and 1 row on wrong side, knit 6, purl 55, knit 6 finish with 8 rows of garter st and bind off. I have added the pattern in a PDF file to downl

Newborn baby blanket

Just a skein of Malabrigo worsted in a light gray (606 Frost gray). PATTERN Cast on 71 st, with US9 or 10.5 (depending on how tight you are knitting) Knit in garter (all knit) for 9 rows then on wrong side, knit 6, (purl 4, knit 1) 11 times, purl 4, knit 6 on right side, all knit repeat these 2 rows 40 times finish with 8 rows of garter st and bind off. I have added the pattern in a PDF file to download, just click on the image and print/save on your desktop, tablet or smartphone.

Easy Happy Feet

3 size, 1 ball, these little sox are super easy and adorable. I combined a few techniques and made a mistake at the heel on my first pair trying the short heel technique. I found my mistake a way better result than the short heel. It works well on baby because their heel is not as defined as an adult. From experience, I thought babies needed socks until they try to stand up so I made the pattern for 1 month, 3 month and up to 6 month old. Size Fits baby from 1, 3 to 6 months old Gauge 22 sts and 28 rows = 10 cm/4", in st sts using US3(3.25 mm), fingering yarn. Required materials ✏ 1 ball of Jojoland cashmere, fingering yarn, about 180 m or 200 yards ✏ US 3 (3.25 mm), circular or DPN Tuto dis

Marko argyle vest, 2 - 3 years old

I created this little argyle vest for my nephew, little Marko, about 18 months in the picture. He is a giant for his age so I made the sweater for size 2 to 3 year old so he can wear it more than 5 minutes :-) The vest is knitted bottom up, back then front. A chart is provided for the fair isle design. The wool/cotton blend is perfect for all seasons as little boys love light vest to play around. Size Fits toddler from 2 to 3 years old Finished measurements Bust measures 64 cm/ 25 1/4" Body length 20 cm/7 7/8" Gauge 22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm/4", in st sts using US4 (3.5 mm) Required materials ✏ 4 balls of Rowan wool/cotton of main color, DK yarn, about 450 m or 490 yards, 1 ball for

Baby tiger booties

Adorable 100% fine merino handknit booties, light grey color with Liberty of London ribbon (Meadow purple, red or Capel Mustard). Keeping baby feet warm and cosy is essential especially in the first days of a baby life. Ribbon will assure the booties are still one even if baby is on the move. Knitted in the round from top, cable cuff first, then top of the foot and finally finishing with the sides and the sole. I tried to avoid seaming as often as possible, to provide more comfort for babies. ​​Size Fits baby from 0 to 6 months old Gauge 28 sts and 34 rows = 10 cm/4", in st sts using US3 (3.25 mm) Required materials ✏ 1 ball of Malabrigo Finito, fingering yarn, about 60 m or 70 yards ✏ US 3

Alpaca sweater (Baby), 3-6 months old

This adorable cable sweater is knitted bottom up, first the body, then the sleeves, each part separately until the raglan. Then it is all knitted in one piece.It wraps around the baby and easily button up for your baby comfort. Perfect piece for your newborn wardrobe. Size Fits baby from 3 to 6 months old Finished measurements Bust measures 48 cm/ 19" Body length 16 cm/6 5/16" Sleeves (from underarms) 16 cm/ 6 5/16" Gauge 22 sts and 30 rows = 10 cm/4", in st sts using US3(3.25 mm) Required materials ✏ 4 balls of Rowan baby alpaca, DK yarn, about 400 m or 436 yards ✏ US 3 (3.25 mm), circular are recommended but not mandatory ✏ 5 buttons

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