Designing A Rainbow

  Designing is easy. When you play it safe, that is. When you kick things up a notch and challenge yourself (or someone else challenges you) it becomes instantly harder. Confession time... I'm not going even try and lie, I've been playing it safe for quite some time now. My knit designs are simple; not …

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Smashlee Stitches Patterns

So, over the past month or so I've been working on a few pattern designs. I learned so much when I took the course Pattern Writing 101 ( you can read my review on the course here.) In that course we got to design a pattern with the intention of publishing. I am so proud …

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Simple Boot Socks A Smashlee Stitches Pattern

  WHAT YOU'LL NEED 16” circular needles or double point needles in size US 8 (5mm) or needle size needed to achieve gauge 1.5 skeins of Sirdar Crofter chunky yarn (approx. 120 yards) in a colour of your choice. A tapestry needle to weave in your ends. 1 stitch maker. Gauge is important for this …

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Help!! I have no idea what I’m doing…

I've been knitting this baby blanket. It's a sampler afghan from red heart. I'm trying to use up yarn stash and work through all the projects I already have on the go. Blankets are a great stash buster. This project has been a blast so far. I love samplers blanket. I'm not a huge fan …

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Smashlee Stitches Patterns

I've dabbled a bit in knitting pattern design. By no means am I an expert designer but, It is something I enjoy doing and have plans to continue in the future. Right now, I have three patterns available for purchase. The Knitted Tutu Smashlee Stitches Boot Cuffs  Smashlee Stitches Slouchy Hat These patterns were all …

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FO Friday: Knit Tutu

A wonderful post on my “Knitted tutu pattern”, from one of my test knitters!

My Tangled Yarn Knitting Adventures

I was so excited to be a part of Smashlee Stitches test knit of her newest pattern, Knit Tutu!! And now I can finally share the adorableness of this pattern. Seriously, I can’t stop making these!

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The pattern is easy and very straightforward. It also has great instructions for those who aren’t used to working with ruffle yarn. The pattern is sized from newborn to 1-2 years. All you need is a little bit of worsted weight yarn, 1-2 balls of ruffle yarn (depending on your size), and a length of ribbon or I-cord for a belt. I can make one of these from start to finish during a single movie or a couple of episodes of my favorite TV show.

I got Baby B to model one more my first tutus!

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She especially like the ribbon belt feature. It was yummy!

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If you are interested…

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