Knit Baby Hat: First Hat!

Knit Baby Hat: First Hat!

hat with pompom1EVERYONE! I FINISHED MY FIRST NOT STRAIGHT LINES KNITTING PROJECT!!!

It’s a baby hat, It’s adorable – I know! It was also quite a journey to get here, let me tell you how I made this easy pattern overly complicated, and almost quit.

Read more

DIY Knit Scrunch Headband

DIY Knit Scrunch Headband

headband, knit, scrunch, matching, grey, pinkI’ve been working on this headband to match my Coral Vertical Strip Cowl Scarf for way too long. I know I could have finished it up  a long time ago but for whatever reason I keep getting distracted, until this week. TA DA! and I LOVE IT! I want to make another one. Too bad its spring and I don’t really need to wear them anymore, *sigh*. Alas I have a decent headband, ready for next year.

Read more

WIP Wednesday: Scrunch Headband

WIP Wednesday: Scrunch Headband

headband, knit, 3-needle bindoff, grey, pink, coral, wool

I’m working on this headband to match my Coral Vertical Strip Cowl Scarf. I know I could finish it up in a matter of minutes but for whatever reason I keep getting distracted, until today. Today I’m going to finish it!

Read more

Knit Coral Vertical Strips Cowl with Twist

Knit Coral Vertical Strips Cowl with Twist

 

Knit Coral Vertical Strips Cowl with Twist | leave it to Joy

I have this cute coat that is solid black, I really like it but it needs some colour. So, off to the yarn store I went.  Apparently this is “pink” but this dye lot looks a lot more like coral.  I whipped this guy up rather quickly using the same pattern as my Two-Tone Cowl Infinity Scarf  and the same 8 mm needles. I used a 3 needle bind-off technique to connect the scarf. (A tutorial for the 3 needle bind off coming soon!)

I did a slip edge this time, it is a lot cleaner. I’ll likely use that on everything I knit now.

If you are making a infinity scarf I would also recommend adding a twist – it really helps your scarf lay flat. I love the twist!
Knit Coral Vertical Strips Cowl with Twist | leave it to JoyHappy Knitting – Joy

Knit Flower Headband

Knit Flower Headband

Knit Flower Headband | leave it to Joy

This was an easy couple hours project and perfect for new knitters.

Read more

Easy Knit Poncho – Free Pattern

Easy Knit Poncho – Free Pattern

Knit Poncho – Free Pattern | leave it to Joy

I wanted a poncho… who doesn’t want to participate in this cute trend? And I knew I could knit one but I couldn’t find a free pattern anywhere. So I took the little I knew, and I invented one.

So world, here is a free poncho pattern – if we can call it a pattern. This pattern uses 2 stitches a knit stitch and yarn over. I also used the slip edge technique, adding a stitch and 3-needle bind off.

Read more

Canadian Pocket Scarf

Canadian Pocket Scarf

Canadian Pocket Scarf | Leave it to Joy

I used a really chunky yarn for this scarf and it is REALLY warm! I added cute pockets to make it adorable, to give my fingers a home in the middle of the COLD Canadian winters and to make it Canadian Flag esk.

Read more

Two-Tone Cowl Infinity Scarf

Two-Tone Cowl Infinity Scarf

Two Tone Cowl Infinity ScarfThis is my favourite scarf. It’s my everyday, it’s not that cold out scarf …and I MADE IT!

In this scarf I learnt the “knit 1 below” (k1b) stitch and I absolutely love the look of it. Even thought I’m knitting horizontal lines the k1b makes vertical lines in the knit. Essentially, you perform the same knit stitch as you would when performing the stocking stitch, but you do so into the loop below the knit on the needle. This was a perfect next step stitch to learn as a new knitter, it was simple and added to what I already knew.

Read more