TUTORIAL: Coin cable

A sweet little cable pattern which creates circles instead of knots. This is a 5 stitch pattern. 1. Slip 1 2. Put 3 sts on a separate needle 3-4. Put the next st in front of the separate needle 5. Put the slipped stitch on the left needle 6. Knit the 4 stitches on the separate needle 7. Knit the st on the left needle. Follow the photos then knit 6-8 rows/rounds then start the cabling again.

I used this stitch pattern for the AULON hat:

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Aulon hat

Something warm for our heads. It's finally getting winter again (as opposed to the rainy 10°C weeks we had before) what calls for warm hats! Each hat used less than 1 skein of DROPS Alpaca. This yarn is so incredibly warm and light.

Buy here:  youtube patternfish craftsy dawanda etsy

Next project is a double knit loop: ...

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My knitting needle gauge made it into the german knitting magazine "Verena"! It's my first appearance in a printed magazine and I'm so excited. Take a look for yourself: I usually don't buy magazines very often, but my grandma did, because I was in it and WOW there are some pieces I would actually knit. I bought the Verena regularly some years ago (ok maybe 10 years...) and it changed a lot in a positive direction. There is a cardigan knitted in an Ikat-pattern - yeah right, it looks like woven fabric! - which I want to try out knitting. Additionally it is red, needless to say I fell in love with it at first sight. If you have a Verena Winter 2012 it's on page 40 and called Signe designed by Martin Storey....

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since I wrote my last post. That's because it's been summer! Finally we got some sunny periods lasting longer than 3 days and it was way too good to stay inside and sit at the computer. Time hasn't stood still though and from mid-august till now I worked on many different projects. I had to hold my fingers not writing about some of them and some will still be revealed some time from now.

1. I did a pattern for my christmas stockings I sold last year. It's 6 in one pattern and available at Etsy, Dawanda, Ravelry and Craftsy. 2. I designed a pair of shorts for children's knitwear magazine Petite Purls called Ahoy Shorts (not available anymore since the magazine shut down. But you can find the pattern via......

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kakaduI love this one. The cockatoo is one of my favorites in this project and the competition is hard. Simple and easy, but yet so fancy a hairstyle. Check out the project page with a list of all handpuppets and techniques. The a-puppet-a-week-project is currently on pause. But I will continue sometime in the future, not so soon, though. I'm really pleased I made it this far with this project and made it through the first half....

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