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Bolero in Kureyon

17 Aug

This is a free pattern that was originally found on the Wool Needlework website.

Bolero in Kureyon

Vintage Knit Shrug Pattern

2 Jan

Here’s the pattern for a woman’s knitted shrug, from 1950.  Sizes: 12, 14, 16 and 18.

white bolero


1950’s White Bolero

Injection Dyed Yarn

1 Nov

Injection dyeing is a new technique for me, so I’m documenting what I’ve learned so far.  Instead of a steamer, I now use a microwave oven to set the dyes.  I zap the dyed yarn for about 4 minutes.

Last three photos are two examples of my rainbow yarns, and the color schematic I used.











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rainbow yarn schematic

Miss Muffett toddler dress

25 Aug

Here’s my pattern.

Use many different yarns in various fibers to make this adorable toddler’s dress which buttons up in back in sizes 2, 3 or 4 years. The options are listed on the pattern. Using a slightly heavier (aran weight) yarn and larger needles will result in a slightly larger dress, not a problem since kids grow so fast.

Miss Muffet Dress

Some closeups of dress details:  the raglan sleeves and the lace insert on the skirt.





June Baby Sweater

20 Jul

Here’s the pattern for a quick baby sweater:


Blue Baby Sweater

Garter Stitch Baby Sweater

7 Nov


Here’s the updated pattern:

Garter Stitch Baby Cardigan

Earflap Baby Hat

Vestee, revised

28 Oct


Here’s a revised version of the Vestee sweater, which gives more specific instructions for the yoke portion.

I have knitted some many versions of this pattern, for friends and grandkids.