26/07/2016

Knitting inchies for a patchwork dolly blanket

The idea for this project was suggested to me by my good friend Sue. I am going to be teaching my daughter and a small group of her friends the basics of knitting over the summer holidays.

Below are some ideas and patterns to make little inch long patchwork pieces that can be stitched together to make a sweet dolly blanket.

Cast on 10 stitches
Knit 14 rows
Cast off
Cast on 10 stitches
1. Knit 10 stitches
2. Pearl 10 stitches
Repeat 1 and 2 5 more times (12 rows total)
Cast off
Cast on 10 stitches
1. Knit 2. Pearl 2, Knit 2, Pearl 2, Knit 2
Repeat Row 1 13 more times (14 rows total)
 Cast on 10 stitches
1. Knit 2. Pearl 2, Knit 2, Pearl 2, Knit 2
2. Pearl 2, Knit 2, Pearl 2, Knit 2, Pearl 2
Repeat Row 1 and 2 5 more times (14 rows total)
 Cast on 10 stitches
1. Knit 10 stitches
2. Knit 2, pearl 6, Knit 2
Repeat 1 and 2 6 more times
13. Knit 10 stitches (15 rows)
Cast off
Cast on 10 stitches
Knit 3 rows
4. Knit next row but wrap yarn around the needle twice.
5. Knit first stitch of every pair but slide both wraps off the needle
Knit 3 rows
9. Knit next row but wrap yarn around the needle twice.
10. Knit first stitch of every pair but slide both wraps off the needle
Knit 3 rows (13 rows total)
Cast off


Cast on 10 stitches
1. Knit 10 stitches
2. (Knit 1, Yarn to front, Knit 2 together) repeat 3 times, Knit 1
3. Knit 10 stitches
4. Knit 10 stitches
Repeat rows 2, 3 and 4 3 more times
14. Knit 10 stitches (14 rows)
Cast off.


25/07/2016

Doodle a day challenge week 2

So far so good on my doodle a day challenge, here are this weeks offerings :) The Zentangle-esque pic second from last was the work of two days, the first in black and the second in colour. That one has become my first ever ACEO's over on Etsy www.etsy.com/uk/shop/KitzbitzArtGlass





Jolene xx

18/07/2016

Doodle a day Challenge week 1

I'm starting a new chapter, this week I have moved my studio back home to a fab new space at the bottom of the garden. I have not been on a torch in what feels like forever what with all the packing and unpacking and am missing it so much. I get to light the torch for the first time in a week tonight, can't wait!

As part of my new routine I have decided to get out of my comfort zone and start a doodle a day challenge.
This is week 1....






Jolene x

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