August 29, 2012

Kalimera or Good day from Greece!!!

I made this rose for Kalliopa, very nice owner, great villa!
You can find this pattern in my tutorials section HERE

August 23, 2012

Gia Sas from Greece!

Knit  it!
You need:

-3mm needles
-acrylic yarn in light pink and light orange


CO - cast on
BO - bind off
k - knit
p - purl
k2tog - knit two sts together
st st - stockinette stitch
m1 - make one

Make 4. Two in light pink, two in light orange.

CO 2 sts

Row 1: p

Row 2: k1, m1, k1 (3 sts)

Row 3: p

Row 4: k1, m1, k1, m1, k1 (5 sts)

Row 5: p

Row 6: k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1 (7 sts)

Row 7: p

Repeat rows 6, 7 till you get 19 sts. Bind off.
Sew 4 parts together with mattress stitch. Make a frame from straws and wire.  Knit an I-cord for the top, (CO 2sts). Now take your umbrella and go to the beach!

August 18, 2012

Pilot/Princess/Gentleman Bib

As a civil aviation person I was fascinating by one bib I saw surfing the web. So I decided to do something similar. Here is the result! Voilà!


Download from Ravelry

   The knitting pattern includes 16 pages of pictures and instructions written in English how to do Pilot, Princess and Gentleman Bib.  Available in PDF format for $ 3.00 USD. Perfect gift to little pilot or princess!

Please, read this information:
To order a copy you have to email me these details:
     1. Your Name
     2. Your PayPal Email address
     3. or email to gifted person (to send the pattern as a gift).
Don't send money before you get money request from me! 

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     This pattern is for personal use, knitting pleasure and fun. Please, respect my designer rights-you are not permitted to sell or share whole or part of it. You are not permitted to give as a gift or e-mail the pattern anyone else. You may sell your toys, made from the pattern.

August 13, 2012

Party Purse Pattern!

   Today I'm gonna show you how to knit this awesome party handbag, using the most popular rose pattern in my blog! Also this is the perfect gift to your close friends!

You need:
- straight needles 3 mm
  (UK 11/US 2½)
- yarn in white
- zipper in white (about 8 inches)
-pearls for decoration
-metal chain, long about 49 inches
-piece of fabric in white for the lining

CO - cast on
BO - bind off
k - knit
p – purl
m1 – make one
k2tog – knit two together
p2tog – purl two together
st st- stockinette stitch

Front side:

Make 12 roses.

Rose pattern:

Also you can find the rose pattern HERE.

CO 5 sts, using red color yarn.

Rows 1, 3, 5: k1, m1, k to end

Rows 2, 4, 6: p to last st, m1, p1 (11sts)

Row 7: knit

Row 8: purl

Rows 9, 11, 13: k1, k2tog, k to end

Rows 10, 12, 14: p to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 (5sts)

Repeat rows 1-14 twice until you make three petals.

Do not break the yarn, next:

Rows 1, 3, 5: k1, m1, k to end

Rows 2, 4, 6: P to last st, m1, p1 (11sts)

Rows 7, 9: knit

Rows 8, 10: purl

Rows 11, 13, 15: K1, k2tog, k to end

Rows 12, 14, 16: P to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 (5sts)

Repeat rows 1-16 unitl you make total six petals.

Continue as follows:

Rows 1, 3, 5: k1, m1, k to end

Rows 2, 4, 6: p to last  st, m1, p1 (11 sts)

Row 7, 9, 11: knit

Row 8, 10, 12: purl

Rows 13, 15, 17: K1, k2tog, k to end

Rows 14, 16, 18: P to last 3 sts, p2tog, p1 (5sts)

Repeat rows 1-18 three times. Make four petals - 9 petals total.

Sew the roses together in three rows. Use pictures as a guide.

Back side:

CO 30 sts, using white yarn.
St st till you get 1 inch from the CO edge, the start increasing as follows:

Next: k1, m1, k to last st, m1, k1.

Next row: purl

Repeat increasing till you get 48 sts, then st st till you get 3 inches from the CO edge. Then continue increasing till you get 60 sts totally. Bind off. The size of the back side should be the same like the front side!

Bottom and sides:

        CO 80 sts, using white yarn. St st about 1,5-2 inches. Bind off.

Mini rose for the zipper:

CO 3 sts using white yarn.

Row 1: p

Row 2: (k1, m1) to the end (6 sts)

Row 3: p

Row 4: (k1, m1) to the end (12 sts)

Row 5: p

Row 6: (k1, m1) to the end (24 sts)

Row 7: p

Bind off.

Bag handle:

CO 4 sts using white yarn.

Knit an I-cord long about 49 inches. Bind off. Sew all parts together, decorate the roses with pearls. Make a lining.Run the bag handle through the metal chain, you can see more pictures HERE

This pattern is for personal use, knitting pleasure and fun.You are not permitted to sell whole or part of it.

August 09, 2012

How to knit a bracelet with your fingers?

1. Make a noose...

2. around your left thumb.

3.pass the wire behind your index finger, wrap the middle finger, then wrap the index finger, middle finger.

4.fingers toward, on the back of your hand grab the loop to the front of your hand.

5.make the same with your index finger. your hand, go around your middle and index fingers, get  yarn in front of your middle and index fingers.

Repeat 4...5...6...times. To finish pass the yarn in two loops.

Let's go surfing now!

Tricote avec tes doigts un bracelet de surfer!

1. Fais un noeud coulant...

2. autour de ton pouce gauche.

3. passe le fil derrière ton index, fais le tour du majeur, passe devant l'index, derrière le majeur, repasse devant le majeur et l'index.

4. replis les doigts vers toi, sur le dos de ta main attrape la boucle au pied de ton majeur, passe ton majeur dans la boucle pour faire passer la boucle à l'avant de ta main.

5. pareil avec l'index, attrape la boucle, ramène devant, passe l'index dedans.

6. ouvre ta main, fais le tour de l'index et du majeur, repasse ton fil devant le majeur et l'index.

Recommence, 4... 5 ...6... pour finir passe le fil dans les 2 boucles pour arrêter.

Va, surfe La Vague!

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August 07, 2012

Wool Facts...

Did you know?

- Wool is still able to keep you warm even when it gets damp. This is exactly why we have included wool in so many of our baby products. 

- Wool is fire resistant.  Nothing is more important to us than your safety. Wool ignites at a higher temperature than cotton and some synthetic fibers. It has lower rate of flame spread, low heat release, low heat of combustion, and does not melt or drip; it forms a char which is insulating and self-extinguishing, and contributes less to toxic gases and smoke than other flooring products, when used in carpets.Wool carpets are specified for high safety environments, such as trains and aircraft. Wool is usually specified for garments for firefighters, soldiers, and others in occupations where they are exposed to the likelihood of fire.

-  Wool is wrinkle resistant.

- Wool has also been traditionally used to cover cloth nappies. No more wetness for baby when they are sleeping on a Naturalmat waterproof mattress protector.

- Wool can be extended to up to 70% of its natural length and when the tension is released, it returns to its natural length. Now you know how durable our mattresses really are.

- Wool fibers are hydrophilic, meaning they readily absorb moisture, but are not hollow. Wool can absorb moisture almost one-third of its own weight. Wool absorbs sound like many other fabrics. It is generally a creamy white color, although some breeds of sheep produce natural colors, such as black, brown, silver, and random mixes.

- Wool is resistant to static electricity, as the moisture retained within the fabric conducts electricity, so wool garments are much less likely to spark or cling to the body. The use of wool car seat covers or carpets reduces the risk of a shock when a person touches a grounded object. Wool is considered by the medical profession to be hypoallergenic.

- Global wool production is approximately 1.3 million tonnes per year, of which 60% goes into apparel. Australia is the leading producer of wool which is mostly from Merino sheep.New Zealand is the second-largest producer of wool, and the largest producer of crossbred wool. China is the third-largest producer of wool.
Tibetan man spinning wool

Types of wool yarn:

Virgin wool is wool spun for the first time. 

Shoddy or recycled wool is made by cutting or tearing apart existing wool fabric and respinning the resulting fibers.As this process makes the wool fibers shorter, the remanufactured fabric is inferior to the original. The recycled wool may be mixed with raw wool, wool noil, or another fiber such as cotton to increase the average fiber length. Suchyarns are typically used asweft yarns with a cotton wrap. 

Ragg is a sturdy wool fiber made into yarn and used in many rugged applications such as gloves.

Worsted is a strong, long- straple, combed wool yarn with a hard surface.

Woolen is a soft, short-straple, carded wool yarn typically used for knitting. In traditional weaving, woolen weft yarn (for softness and warmth) is frequently combined with a worsted warp yarn for strength on the loom.

August 01, 2012

And the winner is...

   First I want to thank to all visitors and friends here! Keep on knitting and having fun! I love ya'll!
Now is the moment to announce the lottery winner. Her name is Mrs. Moira from South Australia!!! Her blog:
She won the knitting tutorial for Dog & Lion neck wallet! Congratulations!