Cool Twill Stitch

I wanted to share with everyone this twill stitch I just discovered.Β  Some of you may know it but I never saw it knitted this way. It took me a while to figure it out but once you get the hang of the pattern it knits up fast. I want to make a really long skinny scarf so I only casted on 30 stitches. I am nowhere near finishing it but I will show you the work in progress. Here it is:

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The pattern consists of only 2 rows! Here it is:

CO any even number of stitches.

Row 1: K2, *inserting right hand needle from back to frontΒ  between the first 2 stitches on left hand needle, K the 2nd st, then K the first skipped stitch, drop both sts from left handed needle; repeat from * to within 2 sts of end of row, K these 2 sts plain.

Row 2: P1, *skip 1 st, P the following st, P the skipped st and slip both sts from the left needle; repeat from * to last st, P1.

The problem I ran into was the first row. For some reason after I knitted the 2nd then the 1st skipped stitch I ended up with 3 sts instead of 2 on my needle. I then realized after you knit the 2nd stitch you have to maneuver the needle under &Β  around the 1st skipped st to get to the front to knit it. I hope I am not confusing anyone & if you have any questions just ask πŸ™‚ Also you have to knit loosely or you will struggle & kill your hands trying to knit.Β  Other than that it is super easy & makes such a nice textured pattern.Β  Eventually I want to make a blanket with some super bulky yarn & I will definitely post that once I start it!

Reversible Cable Knit Blanket

So this is my finished product of a pattern I have been working on what seems like forever! I couldn’t get it right so I knitted then took it apart then knitted again, etc. It went on for months & I think I now have carpal tunnel! LOL BUT I am so happy with the final result. It is the warmest, coziest blanket & I will cherish it forever πŸ™‚ I don’t knit blankets often because it takes a long time but I wanted a cable blanket that was reversible for my bed. Here is a picture of it:

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It looks exactly the same on both sides! It measures approximately 56″ by 64″. I listed the pattern in my etsy shop. The link is: https://www.etsy.com/listing/218883842/chunky-reversible-cable-knit-blanket?

If you love to knit blankets & have the patience to make one you will love this pattern!

Crochet Weekend

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a great holiday πŸ™‚ This weekend I decided to switch over & crochet for a change. I am not experienced when it comes to crochet but I do enjoy it. I tried out this new stitch & fell in love with it. It would be nice as a blanket or scarf but I needed a new bath mat so I tried to make a pattern for that. I can’t believe how soft & plush it came out. I originally used a plain yarn but then I wanted it more plush so I used a super bulky yarn (Bernat Blanket). It was a little harder to work with but I love how it came out. Here is a close up pic of the 1st one:

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Then I opted for this one:

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Close up:

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It’s really thick & feels great on my feet πŸ™‚ I didn’t use a non-slip pad underneath but it might not be a bad idea. Check out the pattern on my free crochet patterns tab.