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Free Printable Knitting Birthday Tags

Posted by TacieJ on July 18, 2017 in craft ideas, knitting |

Here they are!  Just like the regular knitting … just birthday themed.

Click Here to Download

There are 6 per page in pdf format. They are double sided and they are best printed on heavier stock paper.

I just ask if you share these you give a link back to this post.  Thanks!

I will probably do Holiday themed ones eventually.  I also will do custom work if you would like a set for a special occasion.  Just leave me a post below.

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Quilting Stitch

Posted by TacieJ on June 30, 2017 in Instructional, knitting |

When I joined in the Jimmy Beans Wool (JBW) Semi-Precious Tosh Shawl Mystery Knit-a-Longs (MKAL) the pattern used what the designer is calling a Quilted Stitch.  I’ve also seen it called a Diamond Stitch or an Open Diamond Stitch. I found it somewhat confusing at first.

I was asked how I learned the stitch.  I thought this might help someone else.

The written abbreviations for the quilted stitches are t1r and t1l (twist one to the right, and twist one to the left).  This is how you do a t1r and t1l and how to do a complete repeat of the pattern.

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Free Printable Knitting Tags

Posted by TacieJ on June 26, 2017 in craft ideas, knitting |

I found free printable knitting tags on Pinterest and they were nice.  But they weren’t quite what I wanted. I really wanted enough space to write a note. And a couple of other laundry symbols – with explanations (I mean who can remember what those things mean?!).

So made my own.

Free Printable Tags

There are 6 per page in pdf format. They are double sided and they are best printed on heavier stock paper.

I just ask if you share these you give a link back to this post.  Thanks!

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Cat in the Hat Knit Bookmark

Posted by TacieJ on April 23, 2016 in Instructional, knitting |

Bookmark

Yarn: Not much worsted (medium (4)) Red, White & Blue.  I used Caron Simply Soft Solids Blue Mint, Red Heart Classic Solid White & Red Heart Classic Solid Jockey Red

Needles & Hooks:  US 7 Double Pointed Knitting Needles
4.5 MM (US 7 or G or H) Crochet Hook

Notions: Tapestry needle

Gauge: Not important at all (my kind of project!)

Need to Know Knitting:  Casting on, Knitting in the round, Increasing, adding a color, and how to chain in Crochet!

Abbreviations:
kfb = knit into front and back of stitch (increase)
k = knit

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Yarn Review: Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Posted by TacieJ on March 29, 2015 in knitting, reviews |
Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Crystal Palace Panda Silk

Crystal Palace Panda Silk

52% bamboo, 43% machine washable Merino wool, 5% combed silk

204 yds/50 gr.

Gauge (sts. / inch): 7

US Needle: 1

Fingering (27-32 sts/4 in)

Machine Wash

The bamboo gives a great feel and a luster, the wool gives a soft feeling core and the combed silk gives it sheen and strength.

http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/pandasilk-card.html

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Knitting How-To: Joining 2 Skeins of Yarn

Posted by TacieJ on January 25, 2015 in knitting, tips and tricks |

I don’t know about you, but I really dislike weaving in ends. I’m lazy and when I’m finished knitting I really want to be done with a project. And also, I’m always afraid that my weaving in won’t be enough and the ends will come undone and my entire project will unravel.

What I do is probably – if I did my research – something common. Here is what I do, especially with the fluffier yarns. The join with the smooth yarns (especially bulky) is more noticeable. But depending on what you are knitting and where the join is, it might not make a difference.

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Yarn: the importance of dye lots

Posted by TacieJ on August 4, 2013 in craft ideas, knitting, tips and tricks |

For those of you who are like me and don’t necessarily pay attention to your dye lots, this post is for you.

I never really pay too much attention to dye lot. Granted I do try to buy enough of the same dye lot to finish a project. But I usually say, if it looks the same then the dye lot isn’t too important. That can be horribly wrong.

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Peaches vs Sugar

Posted by TacieJ on August 12, 2008 in craft ideas, critiques, knitting |

This is my thoughts on Peaches & Creme cotton yarn by Elmore-Pisgah Inc. versus Sugar ‘n Cream by Lily. I tend use P&C more than SnC for 1 reason only – WalMart carries it and WalMart is close.

Personally I like SnC better. It’s softer. Other than that they knit up very similar. WalMart has limited colors, but they are very inexpensive and they are the closest to home. And with gas prices the way they are that makes it doubly cheap.

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Knitty Gritty

Posted by TacieJ on April 19, 2008 in craft ideas, knitting, TV general |

Stitch Pattern Ideas 

Delightful Details – Episode DKNG-612
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_43434,00.html

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Knitty Gritty Pillows

Posted by TacieJ on April 12, 2008 in craft ideas, knitting, TV general |

Here are some cute ideas for throw pillows.

Cushie – Episode DKNG-607
http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/shows_dkng/episode/0,2046,DIY_18180_43429,00.html

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