I am currently making our Peacock Scarf in a completely different yarn than the original I made years ago. I absolutely adore it so far! What do you think? I am using a DK weight bamboo. It totally confirms for me the idea that this scarf is truly beautiful when knit from any number of yarns. This pattern has been more popular on the internet than I had ever imagined when I first put it out there for free! While looking through the comments, I noticed that some people were confused by the third row. There are a series of P3tog (purl 3 toether) decreases, that many were worried would shrink the scarf in width. All of these decreases have a YO (yarn over) that precedes and follows them. Therefore you are decreasing2 stitches with the P3 tog and than adding them back with the yarn overs. To help any of you who are confused, we have made two short You Tube video that are below. Whether you are making this scarf or not, they will help you anytime you are doing a Yarn Over(YO). I cannot wait to finish this scarf!
Another darling Piper’s original pattern is here! These are our Bombardier Hats! They are so warm, yet so fashionable, and you can knit them up in a flash. We made them using Boboli Quick, which is a super chunky variegated yarn. Make one for yourself and one for your little one to match! You can purchase the pattern in our shop or on our website here. We also have filmed two short videos that will help you to knit these hats. These are really as easy as a basic beanie, the only thing different is the added earflaps, so our videos will show you how! So simple!
Yay! The Pixie hat patterns and yarn to make them is now here at the shop! These hats are so adorable and it is just in time, as the weather seems to be getting a little chilly. The pattern is written for sizes 3 months up to 36 months. This is Piper who is 4 years old wearing the 36 month size, but she is teeny tiny for her age. My little guy has one, and he wore it out last night for the first time. People were stopping us everywhere to comment on how cute it is! This is a hat you will knit again and again because everyone will want one for their little one!
If you are a beginner and this hat makes you nervous, have no fear we are here to help! This hat is much easier than you think! Plus we have made a series of how to videos to help you with several of the techniques you will be using to make these hats, such as Make 1(M1 increase), a double needle bind off (a beautiful seam), and how to make Pom-Poms. All of the videos are on our You Tube Channel, which we just created. We think these videos are wonderful when you get stuck or just need a little help learning something new. We are working hard to make videos on all of our projects in the shop, we hope that you enjoy them!
Here is the video on the make 1 Increase, we use this increase in the Pixie hat pattern, but it is also in many of your knitting patterns. It is a beautiful increase and often is just listed as an M1.
We have wanted to start a series of video tutorials on for blog for some time now. Unfortunately our sewing & knitting skills are a little more advanced than our technological ones. But, we finally just decided to go for it! While our videos may not be technologically perfect, I think we have some great tips to share with you, and hopefully that is what gets across. We have a lot of fabulous ideas for these tutorials, but if you have any suggestions , please share them with us. We would love to be able to get you the information you are wanting! So please, comment with some feedback.
Our first video tutorial is how to make our fantastic Modern Applecore with ease! We love this quilt! It is such a fresh addition to the decor of a room! We loves to use lots of different large modern floral fabrics, but really anything will work. Once you understand how to sew the curves, it goes together very quickly. The quilt is easily made with fat quarters, and we all have a million of those right? We sell a pattern & template for this quilt as well as some other tools that make stitching it a little easier, they are all listed at the bottom of the post under Suggested Supplies.