The Maria & Amy's Elegance

This week I am going to do something a little different and share with you some of my daughter Lily's creations!

March is a big birthday month here for us.  My birthday is the 4th and Daisy's is, well, today!  So Lily designed two new patterns for us! 

For Daisy's birthday she designed this incredible hat: The Maria.  




 And this is the one she made me!


 It is called Amy's Elegance.  

 
It is knit with two strands of sport weight but you could also do it in a bulky yarn.  There are not many shawls using bulky weight yarn and this one is so cute!

So yeah, we are totally spoiled!  Did I tell you she also made me another shawl!  It's another pattern she is working on and I will share it with you when she is done working on it, too.  Oh and you need to check out her blog: Lily Caroline Photography.  She has a post up right now with luscious yarn photos she took at a visit to one of our local yarn shops in Ashland, Oregon, The Websters, where, last Sunday I bought my first Madelinetosh.  Giggle.

KTD: Elizabeth Bennet

INTRODUCING:


Jane Austen’s beloved character Elizabeth Bennet is dressed for the ball and her first dance with Mr. Darcy. This young lady with fine eyes will be sure to be the admiration of anyone at any assembly.


Ok, I have to admit, I am pretty excited about this!  I am a huge Pride and Prejudice fan and one evening I was sitting there with my teen girls, watching Austen, of course, and knew I had to make one of Jane's beloved charters.  Oddly enough we were watching Emma, but hey, I have to admit Lizzy is one of my favorites.  Ok, they are all my favorites.  Perhaps it is Mr. Darcy who is my favorite... 


Needless to say, I am pleased with her and Lily is already planning on making another one!  

Little Lace Shawl


This knit shawl shawl with optional crochet edging is a lovely little lace work 
that is a perfect small scarf for an adult or great shawl for a child! 
It is very versatile and fun to knit.
It is worked up so fast you can make one for yourself and another as a gift!
Worked in worsted weight yarn it is durable and warm.
Photo copyright Michelle Hamilton


This pattern is on Ravelry here.

for only $3.50!


Thank you!

(FREE Pattern!) Giant Cables Gloves!! :)



Giant Cables Fingerless Gloves
Materials:
Size 13 straight needles (you can use circulars if you like)
Ella Rae Mega, or any other super bulky weight yarn
Cable needle (or DPN)
Yarn needle


Gloves: (make 2)

CO 20 

R1: *K4, p1* across

R2: *K1, p4* across

Repeat R1-2 twice more

Next Row: *CF4, p1* across
Repeat R2
Repeat R1-2 twice

Repeat last 6 rows until you have 8 inches (for me, it was 2 more times)

Repeat cable row once more.
Repeat R2 once.
BO all sts

Sew up the seam, leaving approx. 1 inch gap for thumb.

Voila! A pair of new awesome gloves within 2 or 3 hours! :)


Free Pattern! Nouvelles Stitch Headband


Nouvelles Stitch Headband
By Lily


Notions:
2 size 3 DPNS
1 Size 5 circular needle
1 ball (you won’t use all of it) of Knit Picks Comfy Fingering yarn, or any other fingering weight yarn
Cable Needle


Pattern:

CO 4 sts.
Work an icord for 7 inches.

Switch to size 5.

R1: *KFB* across
R2: Purl
R3: *K1, KFB* across
R4: Purl
R5: *K2, KFB* across
R6: purl
R7 *K3, KFB* across
R8: Purl
R9: p2tog, k4, p1, k7, p1, k4, p1
R10: k1, p4, k1, p7, k1, p4, k1
R11: p1, k4, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k4, p1
R12: k1, p4, k1, p7, k1, p4, k1
R13: p1, c4f, ,p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, p1, c4f, p1
R14: k1, p4, k1, p7, k1, p4, k1
R15: same as 11
Repeat R12-15 5 more times.
NR: p1, kfb, k2, kfb, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, p1, kfb, k2, kfb, p1
NR: k1, p6, k1, p7, k1, p6, k1
NR: p1, k6, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k6, p1
NR: k1, p6, k1, p7, k1, p6, k1
NR: p1, c4f, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, p1, c4f, p1
NR: k1, p6, k1, p7, k1, p6, k1
NR: p1, k6, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k6, p1
NR: k1, p6, k1, p7, k1, p6, k1

Repeat the last 6 rows until you have 15 inches from the CO edge

NR: p1, k4, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k4, p1
NR: k1, p4, k1, p7, k1, p4, k1
NR: p1, k4, p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, k1, p1, k4, p1
NR: k1, p4, k1, p7, k1, p4, k1
NR: p1, c4f, ,p1, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, sl1, k1, psso, p1, c4f, p1
NR: k1, p4, k1, p7, k1, p4, k1

Repeat the last 6 rows 5 more times.

Decreasing:

R1: *k2tog, k2 repeat until last 3 sts: k3tog
R2 and all even rows: Purl
R3: *k2tog, k1 reapeat until last k sts: k2tog, k2
R5: k2tog across

Change to size 3 dpn
Work and icord for 7”

BO and weave in ends.




Free Pattern ~ Baby Socks!

 UPDATED JANUARY 1, 2012!!!



Winsome Baby Socks

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a Knit Together Design
by Amy Caroline



  • ·      1 skein fingering weight yarn (for older baby (6-12 months use sport weight yarn)
  • ·      set of size 2 double pointed needles


PATTERN {MAKE 2}:
Cast on 36 stitches and spread evenly over three needles.  Join in the round being careful not to twist the stitches.  Mark your beginning.
Rnds 1 - 3 Knit
Rnds 4 – 6: K1, P1
Rnds 7- 12: K3, P3
Rnds 13 – 18: P3, K3
Work heel flap over 18 stitches in stockinette stitch for 10 rows.
Shape Heel
Row 1: K13, skp, turn.
Row 2: sl 1, p8. p2tog, turn.
Row 3: sl 1, k8, skp, turn
Row 4: sl 1, p8, p2tog, turn
Repeat till 10 stitches on needle
Next row: k5 and slip the just knit 5 stitches onto a spare needle.  With new needle knit 5 and pick up 8 stitches along heel flap (first needle), {k3,p3} across 18 stitches (second needle), pick up 8 stitches, k5 off spare needle (third needle). (36 total)
Rnd 2: k13, {k3, p3} across second needle, K 13
Rnd 3: k11, k2tog, {k3,p3} across second needle, k2tog tbl, k11.
Rnd 4: k12, { k3, p3} across second needle, K 12
Rnd 5: k10, k2tog, {k3,p3} across second needle, k2tog tbl, k10.
Rnd 6: k11, { k3, p3} across second needle, K 11
Rnd 7: k9, k2tog, {p3,k3} across second needle, k2tog tbl, k9 .
Rnd 8: k10, {p3,k3} across second needle, K 10
Rnd 9: k8, k2tog, {p3,k3} across second needle, k2tog tbl, k8.
Rnd 10: k9, {p3,k3} across second needle, k9.
Repeat last round 8 more times.
Knit every round till foot measures approximately:
  • ·      Newborn foot length: 3 ¼ inches
  • ·      3-6 months foot length: 4 inches
  • ·      6 months -  1 year: 4 ¼ inches

Next Rnd: k4, k2tog tbl all around
Rnd 2: knit
Rnd 3: k3, k2tog tbl all around
Rnd 4: knit
Rnd: 5: k2, k2tog tbl all around.
Rnd 6: knit
Rnd 7: k1, k2tog tbl all around.
Rnd 8: knit
Rnd 9: k2tog all around.
Cut yarn and thread through last 6 stitches twice and secure.  Weave in ends.

Slip on baby and admire! 

Saint Michael the Archangel (FINALLY!!!)

I have finally finished the pattern for Saint Michael.  I am so sorry it took so long!  It has been a rather incredible year for us with so much going.  I can hardly believe that I created this pattern when I found out I was pregnant and am only now done getting this guy up here... when I am 30 weeks pregnant!

You can click on the Buy Now button below and it will take you to Ravelry where you can purchase and download the crochet pattern immediately!

Saint Mike



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 Prayer to Saint Michael
Saint Michael, Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray. And you, Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into Hell Satan and the other evil spirits who prowl the world for the ruin of souls. Amen. 

Feast Day: September 28th 

for the KTD page visit here: Saint Michael the Archangel