Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Sunday, 21 November 2010

A small step!

Cheryl's Knitting finally hit 20,000 page views! I have a lot of people to thank.

First, I'd like to thank the top 2 sites for posting my patterns: Knitting Pattern Central and The Daily Knitter. Without them I'd probably be barely at 2,000 hits. So, Thanks! KPC was the very first knitting website I ever visited and its a huge honor for me be on their site!

I'd also like to thank my family and friends for encouraging me to continue knitting. I've never really been good at one specific thing and I feel like knitting is something that I can work on my whole life and can eventually be really good at. I know I'm still learning, but know with hard work I can make that happen!

I also need to thank my daughter Violet for making me be a stay at home mom so I have time for knitting! And, my husband for letting me!

And last but not least, a big THANKS to all my viewers!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Bulky 2 Needle Hat

This pattern is pretty simple because its worked on 2 needles.

Last Minute Bulky Toddler Hat
Yarn Shown: Lion Brand Hometown USA (Super Bulky)
Needles: 13 straights
Gauge: 9sts =4”
Size of pattern: 18-24months (roughly 16 inches around)

Row 1 and 3: k1, p1, across
Row 2 and 4: P1, k1, across
Row 5: K2tog, knit across
Row 6 through 12:  Next 7 rows are stockinette stitch beginning and ending with purl rows
Decreasing: (every other row is purled)
Row 13: K2tog, k5, across
Row 15: K2tog, k4, across
Row 17: K
Row 19: K2tog, k3, across
Row 21: K2tog, k2 across
Row 23: K2tog, k1, across
Row 25: K2tog across
Break a LONG piece of yarn and pull through remaining loops and then sew seam.

Saturday, 6 November 2010

Lazy Blocking

1. Saturate knit fabric and try to squeeze out excess water.
2. Lay flat on a towel and shape.

 3. fold edge of towel just over end of knit or crochet fabric.

4. Roll up towel carefully, and not too loose or tight, trying to keep shape.
5. Put away for a few hours to a day, or until piece is dry.

 Blocking made easy. This is how I tell my friends who dont knit or crochet how to block their pieces. Except, I dont call it blocking, I call it shaping since that is a generic term that most can adopt.

Manly Bib

This tie has 20 rows in the center for length.
This tie has 10 rows in the center for length.
The Manly Bib
 After Chelsey told me that I only make girly stuff this was my thought process.

"girly stuff? girly bib......... bib........girly...........OH OH!!!  MANLY BIB!!!!


Yarn: Sugar N Cream Cotton
Needles: size 6
Size: 0-9mos
notions: 3---1/2" buttons

CO-cast on
BO-bind off
k- knit
k2tog- knit 2 stitches together
m1- make 1 stitch. (increase 1 stitch)

CO 27
Knit in seed stitch for 34rows.
CO 10
R1: k1, k2tog, k across
R2: K
Knit these 2 rows until there are 6 stitches
Knit  for 10”
*make sure that you start your increases on the same side as your decreases. There should be a pointy edge on the bottom right.
R1: k1, m1, k across
R2: K
Knit these 2 rows until there are 10 stitches on needle.
Sew buttons on back side of collar and push through shirt from the front so they are invisible. Make sure the pointy edge of the collar is down.

1. k1, m1, k1
2. k1, m1, k1, m1, k1
3. k1, m1, k3, m1, k1
4. k
5. k2, k2tog, k3
6-15. knit at least 10 rows here (up to 20 is good)
16. k2, k2tog, k2
17. k
18. k1, k2tog, k2
19. k
20. k2tog, k2tog
21. k1, CO4, k1
22-24. k

Sew button on back of tie at top and push through fabric
Weave in all ends.

CO Manly Bib on Ravelry!  

Thursday, 4 November 2010



This is a quick and fun project. And you get to totally personalize it with your own hat/scarves/mittens etc.

I'd rate it on the pretty easy level. You only need to know how to increase, decrease and knit! sweet! I love stuff like that.

Try it!

The 1 finger bowling ball!!

Okay, its not really a bowling ball for a 1 fingered person. Its a hollow ball with a hole to hold your yarn!!!  Why don't I own a million of these of all colors and sizes!? What is wrong with me. 


This is way cute!

So, I just happened upon this sweater from Children's Place. I think I might try to make my own version of this. Looks pretty easy to me. I'll try to remember to make this.

I'm still busy as a bee with my shawl, dish cloths, bibs, scarves and mittens. overload. Good thing I have a decent yarn stash because I'd be lost without it. : )  Mostly because I'm way broke.