On Saturday July 23, 2011, in Sticky, by natalie

Natalie Ford Knits. A lot. Often at night. Maybe I should call this Nocturnal Knits?

 

Finished the second prototype and taken the photos, finally. Just need to write up the pattern at some point.

Sun 16 Mar, 2014:
I have finished the latest prototype but I want to try to make another one with increases and decreases making the rounded corners rather than sewing the square corners across diagonally with the cover inside out. I would also like to make the back of the cover stocking stitch (stockinette) but that will warrant some decreases after the initial cast-on and that might look weird. Another idea is knitting from the top down but then I am not sure how to perform the increases from neck to body.

Fri 7 mar, 2014:
I am designing/unventing this pattern as I go along. I initially made this with stocking stitch and had it completed (no photos because I frogged it) and am now making a ribbed/cabled version which, if it works, I will write up.

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Hot-water bottle cover

On Wednesday March 12, 2014, in designing knitting, by natalie

I am designing/unventing this pattern as I go along. I initially made this with stocking stitch and had it completed (no photos because I frogged it) and am now making a ribbed/cabled version which, if it works, I will write up.

On Ravelry.

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Comission knitting

On Tuesday March 11, 2014, in Commission knitting, by natalie

I am now accepting one commission knitting project at a time. Email me or message me on Ravelry and we can talk about terms (prices and deadlines), patterns and yarn.

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[Ravelry FO] Easy blanket

On Monday March 3, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

Using the aran yarn from the frogged Minty Ridge and a much easier stitch pattern (than my earlier blanket attempt) that I can knit in front of the TV:

Cast on 201 sts.

Row1 (WS): Slip first st purlwise with yarn in front, P1, K1 100 times.

Row2 (RS): Slip first st purlwise wyif as above, K200.

Repeat these two rows.

Cast off knitwise on a RS row using a larger needle.

 

[Ravelry FO] Square Red Reclaimed Snuggle

On Friday February 28, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

20140228: Frogged when almost complete to use the yarn on my large blanket.

Based on Grandmother’s Favourite Dishcloth pattern with M1 instead of YO so that there are no holes for pet claws to snag.

Aran reclaimed (and so slightly stretched and thinner) yarn (160g).

4.5 mm needles.

Cast on 4 stitches.

Row 1: Sl1 pw wyif, yb, K3.
Row 2: Sl1 pw wyif, yb, K2, M1, knit across the rest of the row.

Repeat Row 2 until you have used roughly half of your yarn and/or when the snuggie is large enough across the diagonal of the square (working row).

Row 3: Sl1 pw wyif, yb, K2tog, M1, K2tog, knit across the rest of the row.

Repeat Row 3 until you have 4 stitches on the needle.

Bind off.

 

[Ravelry FO] Fluffy Brioche Blanket

On Thursday February 13, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

Tue 11 Feb, 2014
I have frogged this because I have to pay too much attention to it and so cannot knit in front of the TV.

Mon 10 Feb, 2014:
I have frogged my Minty Ridge sweater because the neckline is too scratchy next to my neck in that “tweedy” aran yarn and am going to knit a lap-blanket with it for when I am at the computer at night (there is often a chilly draft there from somewhere) based on this pattern’s stitch pattern with smaller needles (probably the 4.5 mm that I used in that sweater).

I will have to reknit the Ridgeway Lite sweater at some point with a less scratchy-to-me yarn (this has a viscose “tweedy” fibre in it which makes it scratchy-to-me – the normal non-tweed Hayfield Bonus Aran is very soft).

You can get to my Ravelry page for this project by clicking on the title of this post on my blog or by clicking here.

 

[Ravelry FO] Earbuds anti-tangle cable covering

On Wednesday January 29, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

A 4 sts in-the-round magic-loop project, influenced by looking at the photos on the No More Tangles pattern which I have not bought. I am making this up as I go along and using leftover yarn. The cords are ending up a little like an i-cord but with the earbuds cables in the centre. I did try this using the i-cord technique but worried that there would be too much stress on the cables and so am using a magic-loop approach.

You can get to my Ravelry page for this project by clicking on the title of this post on my blog or by clicking here.

 

[Ravelry FO] Can cozies

On Wednesday January 29, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

Learning how to double-knit in-the-round and decrease. Hoping to use these techniques to knit a hat eventually.

You can get to my Ravelry page for this project by clicking on the title of this post on my blog or by clicking here.

 

[Ravelry FO] Grrlfriend Market Bag

On Tuesday January 28, 2014, in Finished Objects, by natalie

Using up leftover aran-weight yarn.

You can get to my Ravelry page for this project by clicking on the title of this post on my blog or by clicking here.

 

You can get to my Ravelry page for this project by clicking on the title of this post on my blog or by clicking here.

 

 

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