finishing

Finishing the Brioche Stitch Hat - Video Help

Project – Brioche Stitch Hat
Patons Pattern Book #500880 – Anti Freeze
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool Roving in Dark Grey
Blogger – JDknits

This week I received a plea from another knitter to explain how in the heck you're supposed to sew up the Brioche Hat.

I'll admit it took me a

FO: Michelle Sweater

Project – Michelle’s Pullover
Pattern Book – Top Down Classics #500860
Yarn – Patons Shetland Chunky
Blogger – YoElizbo

Finally rescued my Michelle sweater from my Mom's house and sat down and got knitting. When I got the body done, I tried it on, and discovered that I loved it--and had

All Wrapped Up

Project – Two Strand Jacket
Patons pattern book #500840 Men
Yarn –  Patons Canadiana – the New Generation
Blogger – K1Paula2

Hooray! I finished the Two-Strand Jacket on my brother's birthday, the very day he told me a cool 2XL jacket he got as a birthday gift didn't fit well - it

Finally Done: A T-Rex

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana
Blogger – YoElizbo

RRRRR! It's a dinosaur! After a lot of knitting, a whole raft of sewing, it is finally, officially a T-Rex. And I am so happy with the final dino. I had to wrench it out of my kids's hands. They thought it

On Being a Detailer

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana
Blogger – YoElizbo

So once you get most of the sewing done, then comes the detail work. Actually this is sort of fun.

Using duplicate stitch and outline stitch, you add spots:

And a face:

On Being a Seamstress

Project – T-Rex Toy (free pattern)
Yarn – Patons Canadiana
Blogger – YoElizbo

So once you get all the knitting done on the T-Rex, then comes the real work.

The sewing.

I read a comment somewhere about this project that it involved a lot of seaming and handwork. I had looked over the pattern and

Quick Hat-FO

Project – Striped Band Hat
Pattern Book – Luxury Knits #500873
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool

When I said in my last post this would be a quick hat, I wasn't joking. This is a very quick hat pattern--and completely perfect for using up those partial skeins of Patons Classic Wool. I love it

All Sewn Up- FO

Project – Fading Cables Pullover
Patons Pattern Book #500872 – Next Steps Six – Learn to Cable
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Cherry
Blogger – YoElizbo

It is funny how knitting a sweater goes. You knit and knit and knit, and slowly the pieces begin to pile up. And then suddenly, you don't

All Tied Up

Project – Felted Knitting Needle Case
free pattern
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Plum Heather
Blogger – K1Paula2

The endless stockinette is finally behind me. For this project, anyway. I've finished the Felted Knitting Needle Case. This is the inside, designed to keep your needles toasty warm when not in use:

Sharp Heels

Project – Basic Fine Sock
Patons Pattern Book #500861 – Next Steps Four – Socks and Slippers
Yarn – Patons Kroy Socks in Sailor Stripes
Blogger – YoElizbo

Socks always think they are done when they come off the needles and the ends are woven in, but for me, there is one more

It's in the Bag

Project – Knitting Tote
Patons Pattern Book #500871 – Family Felting
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Dragon Dance
Blogger – K1Paula2

In my last post I showed you the un-felted pieces of the knitting tote. I'd never felted using baking soda before, but it worked well and even seemed to reduce the, um...

Best Laid Plans

Project – Lacy Top (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Silk Bamboo in 85236 Moss
Blogger – YoElizbo

So the plan was to finish my Lacy Top and wear it to the conference I attended in Denver last weekend. Yeah, no such luck there. Any time I go out of

a sweater is born

Project – Ribbed Knit Vest
Patons Pattern Book – 500800 Anti Freeze
Yarn – Classic Wool Roving in 77709 Cherry
Blogger – terriknitspatons

When last I posted, I was a little concerned about picking up stitches for the neck band.  Very carefully I picked up and knit each

Flip Flop Felting

Project – Moccasins for Him
Patons Pattern Book #500871 – Family Felting
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Royal
Blogger – YoElizbo

Before I even tossed my Moccasins for Him into the pillowcase for felting, I knew I had one problem. My gift was being felted here in Seattle, and the pair of

Ready Set Felt

Project – Moccasins for Him
Patons Pattern Book #500871 – Family Felting
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Royal
Blogger – YoElizbo

The Moccasins for Him from Family Felting are so flippin' easy and fast to knit, it defies gift giving deadlines. Honestly? I knit a pair in four evenings--and that

Dream weaver

Project – Boldly Colored Plaid Afghan
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Decor in Chocolate Taupe, New Teal, Aran, Pale New Green, Claret, Navy
Blogger – knittinjen

Weaving in ends is just part of the process. I actually don’t mind the chore – as long as I know that I did

Felted and Fini!

Project – Felted Posy Bag (knit)
Patons free pattern (download here)
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Mercury, Wisteria, Currant, Water Chestnut, Royal Purple, Lemongrass, Leaf
Blogger – YoElizbo

After I got the Felted Posy Bag all felted and ready to put together, I started out by trimming off the tails.  I rarely

Monkey Time

Project – Knit Striped Funky Monkey
Patons Pattern Book #500875 – Monkey Business
Yarn – Patons Classic Wool in Water Chestnut, Aran, That's Blue, Leaf Green, and Currant
Blogger – YoElizbo

When I have to sew things together and do the finishing work, I save those sort of tasks for Saturday afternoon. The

One Down

I've finished one of my Slipper Socks, hoorah!

I spent all last week snuggling my niece, Lucy, so I was able to get a lot done.

The toe of the slipper is supposed to be finished by grafting,

Finishing

You know, that nice little paragraph at the very end of a pattern.  Even though this section is small, it is quite possibly the most crucial part.  You have spent hours upon hours of knitting your project, so why not take the time to finish your project correctly?

As

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