Monthly Archives: August 2011

This Year, Topsy Webkinz’s Favorite Class is Dance

Here she is in her tutu . . . and here’s how you make it: Tutu (Worked in Red Heart yarn with size 8 needles)             Skirt:                         Cast on 60 stitches                         Row 1 – knit                         Row … Continue reading

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Back to School 2-fer!

  Topsy and Toby prepare to go back to school at my alma mater, Rockford College! Here are the patterns for their letter sweater and cheerleading uniform. I used size 8 needles for both these patterns. The yarn is Caron … Continue reading

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It’s County Fair Week!

I’ve entered knitted items in county fairs since I was about 15. This year, I decided to make a 14 X14 pillow to go with the afghan I entered last year. It didn’t win first prize, but at least it … Continue reading

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Helpful Hint #1: The Partial Cast Off

No, “partial cast off” doesn’t refer to something you know you should get rid of but can’t bear to part with. It just allows you to leave a few stitches on the needle for later, often some at either end … Continue reading

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Webkinz Shorty Pajamas

(Worked on size 8 needles with Red Heart TLC Baby Amore)              Top:                         Cast on 30 stitches                         Knit 2 rows                         Work in stockinet stitch for nine rows, starting with a purl row          Next knit row: Knit 1, … Continue reading

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Beginning Knitters – This One’s For You!

Sleeping Bag (worked on size 9 needles)             This project will take more than 1 skein of yarn.             Cast on 40 stitches             Work in garter stitch until piece measures 25 inches             Bind off             Fold the top … Continue reading

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