Friday, December 23, 2016
by Kathryn Doubrley, 48 pages. $20 instant download at http://www.theanswerlady.com. Ribber needed for 2 patterns. Ideas and patterns for all machines, even the Passap. Learn some new techniques. Kathryn teaches you to paint on fabric using stencils, rubber stamps, fabric crayons, markers, gel beach, a form brush and even Krylon paint and gives you some patterns to try it on. Patterns vary in size from 34 to 53. There is a section on how to make your own stamps. Following her instructions, you can take a ready made sweater and paint on it. Color Photos, diagrams, lots of help pages. Check out her videos on youtube.com at theanswerladyknits.
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Pick A Card by Maggie Andrews
£5.50, 14 pgs. Instant download at http://www.craftybob.com/shop/maggie-andrews-mking.html. For any type or gauge of machine, no ribber needed. Using just one card ( # 3 ) that comes with your machine and Maggie’s very clear easy to follow directions, along with your machine’s punch card capabilities, (Tuck, Weaving, Fairisle, ) you can create different color combinations, and patterns including stripes, checks and checkerboards. She has worked cables in and designs using the floats. So much helpful information is given in this one booklet its’ great for beginners. Samples are #, lots of color photos. Note: Studio machines will use card #3.
December 2014 Pattern of the Month Crochet
Winter Blues Dishcloth Ó1999 N.L. Banks
Peaches and Cream Cotton Yarn by Elmore-Pisgah, Inc.
1 balls Mauve #48 1 ball Winterberry # 170 "G" Hook
s/s = slip stitch
single crochet = sc
double crochet = dc
Double Crochet Front Post Stitch = DCFPS
Rd 1: with Mauve, ch 6 to form ring, *ch 4, 1 sc in ring, repeat from * 7 times, end ch 1, 1 treble in ring, ( 8 – loops)
Rd 2: ch 2, 2 dc in same loop, * ch 1, 3 dc in next loop, repeat from * around, end ch, join with slip stitch to top of ch 2, fasten off.
Rd 3: attach Winterberry to any ch 1 sp, * ch 6, sc in next ch 1 sp, repeat from * around, end ch 2, 1 dc in last ch 1 sp.
Rd 4: ch 3, 2 dc in same place, * ch 1, 1 dc in sc, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch ch 6 loop, ch 2, 3 dc in same loop, repeat from * around, end 1 dc in sc, ch 1, 3 dc in loop, ch 2, join with 1dc to top of beg ch 3. Dc on this row counts as a ch 2 space.
Rd 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in 2 ch sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch 2 sp. *ch2, skip ch 1 sp, 2 DCFPS around next dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next 2 ch sp, (shell made) repeat from * around, join with slip stitch to top of beg ch 3. Fasten off.
Rd 6: join Mauve to any ch 2 sp of any shell, ch 2, 2 dc , ch 2, 3 dc, in same ch 2 space, (shell made) * ch 2, DCFPS around next 2dc, ch 2, shell over shell, repeat from * around, end ch2, join to top of beg ch 2.
Rd 7: slip stitch over to ch 2 space, ch 2, 2dc, ch 2, 3 dc in same ch 2 space, * ch2, DCFPS around next DCFPS, ch 1, FPS around next DCFPS, ch2, shell over shell, repeat from * around, join, with slip stitch.
Rd 8: slip stitch over to ch 2 space, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3, 3dc in 2 ch sp, *ch 2, DCFPS around next DCFPS, ch 2, DCFPS around next DCFPS, ch 2, in next ch 2 space of next shell, work 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc, (shell made) repeat from * around, join with slip stitch. Fasten off .
Rd 9: attach Winterberry to any ch 3 of shell, ch 2, 2dc, ch 3, 3 dc, * ch 3, DCFPS around next DCFPS, ch 3, DCFPS around DCFPS, ch 3, shell over shell, repeat from * around, join, fasten off.
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