Florida Knit Wrap

I live in a warm place but that doesn’t mean I don’t get cold. I love having something warm to take with me with I go inside. It’s always to cold in restaurants or stores!  This wrap was easy and so cute! I did this one with sugar’n cream yarn but I making one with Bernat handicrafter cotton and loving it! It’s so soft and beautiful. It doubles as a blanket when your little ones just need something soft to hold.

 

 

Button Holes

A button hole doesn’t have to be scary. I find that this button hole was really fun to make.  The first thing you have to know is how big you want to make it. Take your button and place in  on your work and find out of many stitches it is wide. If the button you’re using is 4 stitches wide, make a 3-stitch buttonhole. Also remember the hole is done all in one row.

I wrote out the instructions if that is the best for you, but this video was really helpful! Good luck.

Button hole:

(all done in one row)

Bring yarn to the front, Slip the first stitch on the left needle purl wise, bring yarn to the back

Simple bind off: Slip the next stitch from the left needle to the right needle. Pass the first slipped stitch over the second slipped stitch and off the needle. Repeat until 3 times.

Replace the last sticht onto the left needle and turn the work.

Bring the yarn to the back.  Cast on 4 stitches with a cable cast one.

Insert right needle between the stitches on the left needle. Pull the yarn through and place it on the left needle. Repeat 4 times.

Turn work and move yarn to the back

Slip the stitches on the left needle to the right and pass over the cast on over the slip stitch.

 

Take Along Blankey

I love that my children are attached to blankets!  Especially when they are attached to the blanket their Grandma knit for them!  I knew that my little baby would be the same way with her blanket and I thought that it would be fun to have a little take along blankey that matched her full size one so that we could preserve the large one longer!  My 3rd child absolutely loves her blanket and it has taken a beating!  She brings that thing everywhere and whenever she gets hurt or feels sad, her blanket is always there to cheer her up.  Her blanket has held up amazingly well, but I thought it would be nice to have a small blanket for my last baby that we can just grab and go.  It wasn’t too much work so if I forget it or lose it, I would be sad, but it would not be as awful as losing her big one.

These make great gifts too.  I wish that mine was just a little bigger, mine measures about a 13″ square.  Also, I ironed mine after I was finished and it gave it a nice sheen, I don’t normally iron my knitting, but in this case I loved how it turned out. Happy knitting!

Rainbow Paci Keeper

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You can use any pacifier clip but I really like Mam. One reason I like them so much is it fits any Mam pacifier or any of the ring pacifier. This way the moms can just use the pacifier there baby likes and I don’t have to worry about the clip not working. I found mine at Babies R Us.

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Sleevies

This was a fun easy knit. We live in Florida so we have little warm clothes, and go to the Oregon Coast every summer and freeze.  I thought these would be fun they stay up well and slide on and off easy with the weather changes. Make sure you use soft yarn the kids wont wear them if they are itchy. My daughter wants a pair now.

Newborn baseball hat

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My sister-in-law is having a little boy coming up and I wanted to try knitting something special.  This was a very fast knit, I feel like the embroidery part was a little tedious, but it might get better with more practice.  For this hat I used size 6 needles and cast on 60, I purled the first round and then did stockinette stitch for 27 rounds and began my decrease witch was:

Round 29:*knit 4, k2tog* repeat to end

Round 30- knit

Round 31- *knit 3, k2tog* repeat to end

Round 32- knit

Round 33- *knit 2, k2tog* repeat to end

Round 34- knit

Round 35- *knit 1, k2tog* repeat to end

Round 36- *k2tog* repeat to end

cut yarn and weave through remaining stitches, weave in all loose ends.

Get your red yarn and cut a long piece embroider in the baseball stitching.  I found the best way to do this is go up through (center of your baseball stitch) go a little ways up and over then take the needle down.  Bring the needle back up through the center and over the other direction forming the “v” baseball stitch.  Keep going judging on  where to start curving it around the hat.  It gets easier with practice.  I had to rip mine out a few times before I was happy with it.

Happy Knitting!