pattern : polished pullover

IMG_1535 by --erin kate
IMG_1535, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

After a very long break, this pattern is finally ready to release !

Supplies:
~1200(1400,1500,1600) yards dk weight yarn
~ size 3 & 5 U.S. 29” circular needles and dpns (or size to get gauge)
~Stitch markers

Sizing:
Xs(s,m,l,xl)
To fit a size 32(36, 40, 44, 48)” bust
With 2” negative ease.
(If you wear your sweaters a little looser, go one size up.)

Polished is worked from the bottom up in the round until the armholes. The lace & cable pattern is charted & written out.

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Feel free to comment below or message me on ravelry if you have any questions !

how to: simple infinity scarf

577 by --erin kate
577, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

i’ve been making different versions of this super-simple infinity scarf knit in worsted weight yarn held double, great for holiday gifts. below is the pattern if you’re interested !

what you need
– two skeins of worsted weight yarn held together or a bulky yarn (I used caron simply soft here)
– size 13 24″ circular needles
– stitch marker.

– co 120 stitches, join in round being careful not to twist. place stitch marker at beginning of round.

1. * k1, p2 repeat from * to end of round
2. knit to end of round.

Repeat rounds 1 & 2 until piece measures 8″ from the beginning. Bind off using the k2tog bind off or loosely using a needle a size or two larger.

That’s it !

halloween edition !

546 by --erin kate
546, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

Every year I think extensively about the halloween costume I want to make. This year I was an angel & I made the wings from scratch. I’m pretty happy with how they turned out!

I started out with some thrift store knitting needles that I covered in wire & hot glue for the “frame”.

Then I cut pieces of cardboard and used pieces of wire like twist-ties to kind of sew them together. After that, I took a long sleeved tshirt & cut off the sleeves & eased them over the frames. Then I glued on feathers like crazy. . .

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To make them wearable, I sewed elastic sort of like backpack straps & added ribbon tabs to the bottom. . .

That’s all!


Happy halloween !

how to : gossamer infinity scarf

1359 by --erin kate
1359, a photo by –erin kate on Flickr.

A quick & easy how to for these gorgeous, sparkly infinity scarves.

What you need:
~Size 13 U.S. 29″ circular needles
~Glittery, laceweight yarn (I used “Mohair Glitter”

1. CO anywhere from 100 to 150 stitches, join in the round. (Depending on what you like, you can leave some twists to create a mobius-like effect, or get all the twists out for a more traditional scarf.)
2. Work in Garter stitch (knit one round, purl one round) for two inches to prevent curling.
3. Work in stockinette stich (knit every round) until your scarf is two inches away from the width you want. (I do 6 to 8 inches)
3. Work Work in Garter stitch again for two inches to prevent curling on this side.
4. BO loosely! I like to use the K2tog bind off (because it’s fast!) or the Sewn Bind off (because it’s stretchy & pretty).

That’s all!


Wrap them in pretty tissue paper tied with a ribbon & they make great holiday gifts.