My sister's birthday wish this year was a blue slouchy hat with a light yarn and pattern. She has beautiful light red hair and the color she picked makes her hair shine even more. Since it's her birthday and I made the calculations anyway, I'll give you this pattern as a gift, too. It's adult size and quite wide to sit loosely on the head. It's not too long, so you can fold the brim and wear it as a cap, too. I'm tempted to make one for me actually!
The wool this hat is made from is Lamana Como, a new yarn. It's unbelievably soft and light. The weight is spectacular for the length (25g for 120m), that's why you should double the amount of yarn stated below, if you substitute it for another one. The hat in the Como yarn is 50g.
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Brand new in the beastiarium of hand puppets - the FROG. Flicking through old photos I found this one - it's one of my oldest hand puppet designs and one of my favorites, too. Look at these eyes! So cute. Better late than never. Now you can make your own frog hand puppet, too. Knit a golden ball for this and it's ready to go for a frog king puppet theater.
Frog hand puppet
- knitting in the round with DPNs
- chain stitch, slip stitch, single crochet
The cabin embroidery set is finished and available since today. This is a piece very dear to my heart and it's so good to see it out in the open now. I wish everyone who chooses to embroider these motivs a cozy, happy place to think about while stitching.
- stem stitch, running stitch, back stitch, satin stitch
The trigonometric hat is a cabled hat with wavy curves and a simple knit and purl pattern inbetween. It's knitted tightly so the winterwinds can't get through and your head stays warm and cozy. You can wear the hat with doubled brim or slouchier. The pompom is optional and there also is a tutorial included how to make one.
This hat matches the trigonometric loop scarf and mittens. There will be a three-piece set of the trigonometric patterns available soon.
Trigonometric hat- cable-textured hat
- knitting in the round
- knit and purl
- simple cables
adult: width: 22cm/8.66inch; length 25cm/9.85inch
child: width: 19cm/7.48inch; length 20cm/7.87inch
The lion hand puppet is out! I can't believe it's over a year since I published my last hand puppet pattern. It's time to make some more isn't it?
The lion's mane is a fringed mess of three colors. It's a beginner friendly hand puppet with basic stitches and the step-by-step photos make it easy to follow.
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It's that time of the year again. Hearts popping up everywhere. My gift for you today is a geometric-style heart card you can make for your sweetheart!
- 6stranded embroidery floss in red (DMC 321)
- blank card or folded card stock
- embroidery needle, scissors, sewing pin
- heart motif: 13.5x9cm/5.3x3.5inch (download PDF here)
Here comes a new embroidery pattern: the geometric bear. Like the geometric lion it's worked in running stitch and threaded running stitch in perle cotton. It's the perfect beginner project - fast and easy to do!
This collection of felt tree ornaments comes with 7 different patterns and 1 variation. Step-by-Step pictures and written instructions make it very easy to progress through this pattern. The ornaments range between beginner and medium level. Included are:
- 7 patterns ready to print
- step-by-step shots and instructions
- detailed material list and additional instructions for each snowflake
- picture of each finished snowflake
- instructions how to make the ornament reversible
- instructions in german and english
After all the embroidery posts lately, I'm doing some knitting again! What started as a hat version of the trigonometric loop developped into a completely new project (surprise - surprise!). I was looking for a less boring way to make the ribbing besides a simple 1x2rib - the cowl version starts with the pattern right away, but I like some sort of brim for hats.
So my mind somehow came across brioche stitches. The trigonometric pattern is very textured and a textured brim could have looked good. Halfway through the brim I wondered what happens when I insert 2 rounds of stockinette. And then I somehow created a new pattern.
The intermitted half brioche stitch. I call it that way because I have not found a picture of a similiar pattern yet, but I'm pretty sure someone has already thought of it :D