Friday, August 15, 2008

Basketweave afghan pattern

I came up with this because i need a quick, but pretty afghan pattern. This is pretty basic, but with the color changes I think it just flows so well. I think i'm going to try it again with more colors and changing them every two blocks.

Size: approx. 60"x 64"

Yarn: worsted weight, approximately 3045yds. (I used Caron Simply Soft: white(1 skein), lt. country blue(2 skeins), contry blue(3 skeins), and dk country blue(3.5 skeins).)

Gauge: 16 sts and 20 rows= 4" square

Needles: US size 10 circluar needle


Using White (or first color) CO 270 stitches

Rows 1-14 knit all stitches

Block 1

row 15: k10 * p10, k10* repeat ending with k10
row 16: k10 *k10, p10* repeat ending with k10

rows 17-26: repeat rows 15 and 16.

Block 2

Row 27: k10 *k10, p10* repeat ending with k10

Row 28: k10 *p10, k10* repeat ending with k10

Rows 29-38: repeat rows 27 and 28.

Repeat blocks 1 & 2 changing colors as indicated for a total of 30 blocks.

Make: 3-white blocks (color 1)

6-light blue blocks (color 2)

9-medium blue blocks (color 3)

12-dark blue blocks (color4)

End with 14 rows of knitting all stitches in dark blue (color 4)

Bind off.

If you have any questions just leave a comment or email me at

Happy knitting :)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Knitted afghan

One of my best friends who is a cancer survivor, had a scare not too long ago and had to have a large mass removed. So i knitted this for her, and luckily it became a congratulations you don't have cancer again, afghan. :)

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sheldon the Turtle

I love this little turtle. I knit it for my niece for her 2nd birthday. I couldn't believe how hard it was to find a book to go with it though. I've got two more almost finished for my girls and two more in the works for two of my little friends, hehe.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Monkeys On Parade

Woo hoo! They're finally finished! I've taken a vow to not put anything new on my needles until I've finished all of the other things I've started (with one exception that i'll post soon). These socks are great and I can already imagine how nice and toasty my feet will be on those cold winter days. I have a feeling I'll be making a lot more monkeys in the future

Friday, May 30, 2008


Ok, so i have been suffering severly from WIPitis (work-in-progress itis). Hence the reason for not posting for sometime. I've been working on so many different things that i just can't seem to get anything finished, lol.

Well i am still suffering from WIPitis, but i am just going to post the progress for some of the things i've been working on :)

Central park hoodie

I fell in love with this pattern the first time i saw it!! I'm hoping it will replace my "well-loved" gray sweatshirt hoodie when its finished.

Here's what the finished sweater will look like (hopefully).

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Purple Monkeys

These are pretty quick to knit and they would probably be done if i could keep focused on one project.

Basic dishcloth

This one isn't very exciting, but i love using them

Yet another one (at least this one's finished!)

Bayerische Socks

I love the look of these socks and the yarn. i just havn't gotten very far on them yet.

here is what the finished ones should look like

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