Ellerbe Creek knitalong

  

If you’re on Ravelry, you’re invited to join me in a knitalong of Ellerbe hat and mitts. Pick one, or maybe try both? They’d make a good gift for friends or family or yourself.

I’m trying something new to me this time: prizes. I’ll be randomly giving away a coupon for a free pattern and a custom secret code stitch pattern. Each will be given to a randomly chosen person who posts a finished project on Ravelry and tells us about it in the Ravelry group. Deadline is the end of December 2015, Eastern Standard Time. 

Please, join the fun!

Thinking of winter

I’m having a knitalong on Ravelry this month for my Paper Snowflake pattern – please join me!

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I love cutting paper snowflakes, with twelve folds and six symmetrical points. This knitted snowflake looks very much like one of my paper ones.

Knit these from the center out in cotton, linen, or hemp and then starch to use as ornaments. Knit in any fiber and use as appliqués. Good for using up leftovers from other projects.

For experienced or confident knitters. None of the techniques used are particularly difficult on their own, but the combination of some of them is a little finicky.

I’m going to be knitting several as holiday decorations, and will be starching something for the first time, as much so I’ll know how as anything else.

A full chart and written instructions are both available.

Techniques used:

  • casting on for the center of a doily
  • knitted cast on
  • multiple yarn-overs in a row
  • knitting through the back loop
  • knit two together
  • bind off (knit two, pass one stitch over)

You could easily use Magic Loop or 2 circulars; I used double-points. The pattern is needle agnostic.

(Out of curiosity, I tried this in worsted weight on size 8 needles and it took 19 yards.)

Pattern has been tech edited.