WIP Wednesday: Girl’s Smocked Tunic

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I started this project a while back, and have been scared to work on it. It’s my first piece of clothing!  It’s worked flat so it should be easier, right? but I’m still nervous. I have only recently mastered working a hat in the round, can I really make a tunic? Sleeves and a little back slit? So far, so good! Continue reading

Newborn Snowflake Beanie: Free Pattern

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I have fallen in love with two tone knitting, and I love knitting baby stuff. You make progress so quickly, and seeing it take shape feels so rewarding. I did this one and it ended up being a lot smaller than I expected. Its only going to be good for a newborn.

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Easy Baby Beanie / Toque Tutorial with Pattern

Easy Baby Beanie Tutorial with Pattern | leave it to Joy
I accidentally made a Easy Baby Beanie pattern from Ravelry into a medium difficulty, but I love the enhancements, and it goes by so quick! It’s a great little gift for all the winter babes coming this year.

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Grandma’s Dishcloth: Learning What I Do Wrong Knitting

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Well another first for me, my first dishcloth. I know it seems like a real rookie project, but I needed a break from the tiny yarn, and tiny needles that I’m using for my baby hats I’m producing for all the winter babes coming this Christmas.

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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.

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WIP Wednesday: Scrunch Headband

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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!

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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