Citrus Chevron Shawlette Pattern Rewrite and Modification

This is my re-write and slight modifications of the Citrus Chevron Shawlette by Nifty Knitty Kitty. The design was quite pretty but the pattern instructions were quite confusing. So, I decided to re-write it. This is a free pattern so I don’t think I am infringing any copyright. You can…

Free Teddy Bear Knitting Pattern Ideas I Want To Try

This is a list of teddy bear knitting pattern ideas that I compiled. I like quirky construction and especially those that can be knitted in one piece although I did include a few patterns that have quite a few pieces to sew up just because they are too cute to…

Yarn Galore

My Knitting Story

This is my knitting story; how I become entangled in yarn. The first pair of knitting needles I encountered in my life belongs to my sister. She studied in a convent girls’ school and was expected to know how to be a lady which included knitting. To say she has…

Garter Stitch Squares Bag

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Square Bag

I have been knitting this bag for the past 2 months. It is made up of squares knitted in garter stitch using black and white yarn. I am very pleased with the finished product. It looks difficult but is actually quite easy. I have a little mental block with the handles…

Dreamy Mitts

Pattern Review for Hand Springs Fingerless Mitts

This is a pattern review for Hand Springs Fingerless Mitts by Micol Day, a free pattern. The pattern consists of written instructions and a chart pattern. The creator isn’t a professional knitting pattern designer and the pattern doesn’t follow the typical structure. It does, however, contain quite a bit of…

Garter Stitch Square - RS and WS views

Garter Stitch Knitting: Techniques and Patterns

I really like garter stitch knitting. It is a super easy technique for beginners. It produces a squishy, sturdy and flat piece of knitted work, and I can watch TV while I knit. What is garter stitch knitting? I hope you already know that there are 2 basic stitches in knitting:…

Cashmere yarn from 温妃儿

2 Knitting Projects using Grey Cashmere Yarn

I bought a few skeins of grey cashmere yarns from Taobao.com and they were fabulously soft and squishy. It took me a while to decide what to use them for. In the end, here’s what they became. 1. Featherweight Cardigan I used the Featherweight cardigan pattern designed by Hannah Fettig….

Aran Cable Tote Bag

Knitting Pattern for Aran Cable Tote Bag

This knitting pattern for the Aran cable tote bag is inspired by the Aran laptop cover pattern at Canadian Living’s website. It is not a very big bag, just enough for my wallet, mobile phone, tissue and some knick knacks. The central panel is made up of a wild oak…

Garter Stitch on a Bias Dumpling Bag

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch on a Bias Bag

I got up close and personal with the garter stitch when I was working on the garter stitch square bag. I like the thickness it produces and how it doesn’t curl like the stockinette stitch. I used it again recently on a handbag using 4 ply sock yarn. I discovered…

Bamboo Cotton Yarn

Knitted Japanese Kimono, a child cardigan

I wanted to knit a child cardigan for my god daughter. I found a knitted Japanese kimono pattern at Lion Brand and decided to try it. The pattern is known as the Jasmine Kimono. It seems easy and do-able within a month for my god-daughter who will be visiting with…

Garter Stitch Handbag

Knitting Pattern for Handbag Using Sock Yarn

This knitting pattern for a handbag using sock yarn was dreamt up by me after I bought some sock yarn from Simple Scarves. I have always wanted to use a sock yarn to make a bag because although I love the feel of sock yarn but I didn’t want to…

Book - Knitting in the Details

Knitting Pattern for Rosette flower

I just came across this knitted rosette flower pattern and immediately knew I wanted to knit this. A knitted or crochet flower is so versatile. Sew or glue it onto a pin and it becomes a brooch or pin it to a blouse or sweater as an embellishment. Glue on…