Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hand Dyed Yarn

A few days ago I received my order of bare yarn! I was so excited to open the box and find these blank beauties waiting for my creative touch!

I worked on two palettes; one was a photo of Frida Khalo wearing flowers on her hair and the other a painting of Diego Rivera called La CastaƱeda. Both have amazing color palettes and I just loved the way they turned out!

Here are some photos below. 



I have listed them in my Etsy shop if you are interested in purchasing them. Here is the link.

I am working on a beautiful shade of purple now...that one is for mua! lol I am making a baby romper for my beautiful baby girl that is due to come this May 2016. I can't wait to meet my little angel.

I am thinking of doing some tutorials on how to dye yarn...let me know your thoughts on it! Have a great week and try to stay warm!

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Naomi 
xoxo ;)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Knox Ear Warmer

Knox Ear Warmer




This pattern is only 75 rows long...it's such a quick knit! I love working with bulky yarn for this reason...below is what you need and any abbreviations! Will post more pics on here and on Ravelry soon! 

Items Needed:
  • Scissors
  • Large Button
  • Cable Needle
  • One 8mm Crochet Hook
  • One Set of 8mm Knitting Needles
  • 1 Skein of Lion Brand Super Bulky Yarn
  • Large Eye Blunt Needle for Weaving in Ends


Abbreviations:
  • K – Knit
  • P – Purl
  • Ch – Chain
  • St (s) – Stitch (es)
  • Sl St – Slip Stitch
  • SSK – Slip Slip Knit
  • M1L – Make One Stitch Left: To “make 1 left” (m1L), pick up the bar between the stitch you knit and the one you're about to knit, bringing the needle from front to back. Then knit into the back of the stitch.
  • M1R – Make One Stitch Right: Take your main needle and going from behind, insert it under the strand between your two stitches, and lift up. Step 2: With your working needle, insert your tip into the newly formed stitch, knit wise, and knit it off the needle. 
  • K2tog – Knit Two Stitches Together
  • C4F – Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle and hold at front, knit next 2 stitches from the left-hand needle and knit 2 stitches from the cable needle.
  • C4B - Slip 2 stitches to the cable needle and hold at back, knit next 2 stitches from the left-hand needle and knit 2 stitches from the cable needle.

Because I suck at knitting button holes lol - I choose a crochet button hole method however if you are good at making them, you are welcome to choose a knit button hole method of your choice! ;)  

Pattern: 

02/06/16 - Updated Row 12: Updated to knit front and back in the middle after the K1.
02/06/16 - Updated Row 63 to explain decreases a little better. 

Row 1: Using an 8mm crochet hook ch 5, sl st to the first ch to join, ch 1, make five single crochet into the loop made. (5 SC)

Row 2: Switching to your 8mm knitting needles replace the hook with the needle and pick up 1 st from each of the remaining SC’s. (5 sts)

Row 3: k1, p3, k1. (5 sts)
Row 4: k1, p1, M1R, k1, M1L, p1, k1. (7 sts)
Row 5: k1, p5, k1. (7 sts)
Row 6: k1, p1, k1, M1R, k1, M1L, k1, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 7: k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 8: k1, p1, k2, M1R, k1, M1L, k2, p1, k1. (11 sts)
Row 9: k1, p1, k1, p5 k1, p1, k1. (11 sts)
Row 10: k1, p1, k3, M1R, k1, M1L, k3, p1, k1. (13 sts)                                                                   
Row 11: k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1. (13 sts)
Row 12: k1, p1, k4, M1R, kf&b, M1L, k4, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 13: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 14: k1, p1, k2, C4B, C4F, k2, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 15: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 16: k1, p1, k12, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 17: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)

Repeat Rows 14-17 five more times.

Row 38: k1, p1, k12, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 39: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 40: k1, p1, k2, C4F, C4B, k2, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 41: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 42: k1, p1, k12, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 43: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)

Repeat Rows 40-43 four times.

Row 60: k1, p1, k2, C4F, C4B, k2, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 61: k1, p1, k1, p10, k1, p1, k1. (16 sts)
Row 63: k1, p1, k3, ssk, k2tog once, then k2tog 
one more time (3 decreases total), k3, p1, k1. (13 sts)
Row 64: k1, p1, k1, p7, k1, p1, k1. (13 sts)
Row 65: k1, p1, k2, ssk, k1, k2tog, k2, p1, k1. (11 sts)
Row 66: k1, p1, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1. (11 sts)
Row 67: k1, p1, k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 68: k1, p1, k1, p3, k1, p1, k1. (9 sts)
Row 69: k1, p1, ssk, k1, k2tog, p1, k1. (7 sts)
Row 70: k1, p5, k1. (7 sts)
Row 71: k1, ssk, k1, k2tog, k1. (5sts)
Row 72: k1, p3, k1. (5 sts)

Row 73: k4, k last st through the back loop. (5 sts)
Row 74: k1, p3, k last st through the back loop. (5 sts)
Row 75: k4, k last st through the back loop, bind off by purling the sts, weave in the loose ends.




Enjoy! Have a great night!

Naomi :)
xoxo