Friday, December 19, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 19: brother highlighter

Day 19 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Brother Highlighter

This sweater will surely keep the little ones warm! The lovely combination of softest merino blended with cashmere and alpaca is just like a dream to knit with and to wear. It's just what it says; Snug!

Brother Highlighter

Brighten up any gray winter day with your favorite 3-color combination and cast on! The sweater is super easy and fun to knit and perfect to keep the little one warm and cozy. Now this brother will stay in sight!

Yarn: 4 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) skeins of Snug by The Plucky Knitter

Needles: US 10 [6 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 23½ (25, 27½, 29, 30½, 32)” [59 (64, 68, 74, 77, 80) cm].

€ 3.90

Thursday, December 18, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 18: quiet days

Day 18 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Quiet Days

This one is long due! But finally it's ready for you! Quiet Days cardigan - still the same as three years ago. Three years! Now that's hard to believe, but true. And I still love it (and even more surprisingly it fits about the same!). What fun it was to take new photos of the design today. A true walk down the memory lane...

Quiet Days

This cardigan is perfect for quiet days. It’s warm, simple and fun to knit. The cardigan is worked from the top down in one piece. Short rows worked in the body give the cardigan its unique shape.

Yarn: 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) skeins of Louhitar by Knitlob’s Lair

Needles: US 8 [5 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50)” / 75 (85, 95, 105, 15, 125) cm.

€ 4.90

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 17: t-shirt transfer designs

Day 17 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: DIY printed t-shirts

Okay, my own sweatshirts got me thinking - and this is what the thought led me to! Cute t-shirts for the little boys or girls (okay, one for big ones too!). Something every knitter loves to see, right?! If they are not wearing the actual sweaters of course...

DIY printed t-shirts - or bags or...

Note: Be careful when trying this for the first time, maybe try on some old clothes, on something you don't mind ruining if things don't go right the first time... Also follow the instructions on the transfer papers carefully!

You need:

- Plain sweatshirt/t-shirt/bag
- Printer
- Iron-on Transfer papers
- Iron
- Old newspapers
- Scissors

Follow the instructions on your transfer paper to do things right, because they may vary slightly. I had a different transfer paper this time, designed for dark fabrics, so I needed the image to be the right way (not mirrored)! I added both options for you -

Download the prints: here
Mirrored: here

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 16: fairy floss

Day 16 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Fairy Floss

Today's pattern sends us right back to year 2013! This fun poncho was originally created for A Verb for Keeping Warm’s Pro-Verbial Yarn Club Spring-Summer 2013, now finally it's available for purchase to all.

Fairy Floss

These delicious yarns together form the sweetest and most romantic poncho. It is a perfect addition to dresses and easy to throw on. This poncho is worked in one piece from top down. Choose your favorite flavor and knit this treat to yourself!

Yarn: 1 skein of Creating Superwash Sock by A Verb for Keeping Warm and 1 skein of Floating by A Verb for Keeping Warm; or two skeins of fingering weight yarn.

Needles: US 5 [3.75 mm]

Finished measurements: Top circumference: 29” [73 cm]; hem circumference: 58” [146 cm].

€ 3.90

Monday, December 15, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 15: rag rug mitts

Day 15 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Rag Rug Mitts

Still missing a few knitted gifts and don't know what to make? Why not whip up these quick fingerless mitts? Easy and fun - and a perfect way to use up all those yarn scraps and small balls you have around - I know I still have a full basket of those...

Rag Rug Mitts

Super quick fingerless mittens for everyone, worked in the round and from top down (from palm to cuff). Perfect for all the small yarn remains you happen to have lying around!

Yarn: Fingering weight yarn in 8-19 different colors.

Needles: US 1½ [2.5 mm] dpns.

Finished measurements: Approximately 6½ (7, 7½)” [17 (18, 19 cm] long and 6 (7, 8)” [16 (18, 20) cm] around the palm.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 14: printable gift tags

Day 14 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Gift Tags

Only a bit more than a week to Christmas! How is that even possible? These two weeks of December have gone by so unbelievably fast... I've been so focused on this fun little calendar adventure, that I haven't really given much thought for the actual Holiday! I should quickly start with all the baking and cleaning and... and the Gifts!

Giving gifts is a huge part of the holiday to us (okay, to me!). I usually try to give handmade gifts, preferably something I did myself. Not that it really happens always, but the intention is good! To be honest, I don't have a single gift yet, but at least I do have cute gift tags... Sharing these with you as today's surprise!

The gift tags should work for many different gifts, even though they were designed especially for knitted things. If your gift isn't woolly, you probably don't need all the material/care info, so just print the top side/first page!

Download the pdf-file here.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

knit you advent calendar 2014, day 13: coal

 © Jonna Jolkin

Day 13 in the Knit You Advent Calendar 2014: Coal

This cardigan was also knit a long, long time ago. But the pictures were taken just a few weeks ago. If you look really closely, you might be able to see that this cardigan has been worn a lot already, but the yarn really looks almost like new. And this black/grey colorway is just as beautiful as ever! Thank you dear Jonna for these pictures!

© Jonna Jolkin

© Jonna Jolkin


Coal is a cardigan with wonderful little details: asymmetric zig-zag twisted stitch patterns on back and on one sleeve and deep squishy ribbings. Button up or keep the fronts open - it’s always a pleasure to wear this cardigan!

Yarn: 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 7) skeins of Tosh DK by Madelinetosh

Needles: US 7 [4.5 mm] and US 8 [5 mm]

Finished chest circumference: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)” [80 (90, 100, 110, 120, 130, 140) cm]. 

€ 4.90

© Jonna Jolkin

© Jonna Jolkin