I'm getting better with Adobe Illustrator- this is my first seamless fabric repeat (without obvious divisions between the motifs). I started out with a solid background, and then I added earth-tone rectangles on the edges, lined up (for the seamless repeat), and ellipses in the middle. After that, I used a couple of the AI tools to push and pull the shapes all camo-like, and then I added assorted knitting needles (also arranged off the edges for a seamless repeat). I love how it came out, so I ordered a full yard (58" x 36") of the canvas twill fabric for bags, and maybe an apron.
Speaking of knitting needles, I played a bit with the yard of green Knit 2 Together quilting weight cotton this weekend, and made
A sock needle holder,
which came out just fine
except that the ties are a bit long, and I might make the next one just a tinch wider (the two outside pockets are not quite 1" wide- I forgot to take the side seam into consideration when I cut them out). It's an original pattern, so I'll probably post the instructions here soonish. I'm going to make a straight needle holder as well, and probably one for longer dpns (the above case is specifically designed for the 6" sock needles). I might be able to get all three projects from the single yard of fabric, but if not, I have a yard of the peach colorway too.
And here's something for all those soon-to-be carefully stored needles.
422 yards, 10.12 ozs, 2 ply, definitely worsted weight yarn from the hand-dyed Decadent FibersJelly Roll. I have probably 1/3-1/4 of the batt left to spin. This yarn is crying out to be heavy, winter socks (maybe even long boot socks, since there will be plenty of yarn), and I am just the person to oblige.
Diamond Rib Lace Sock
Rnd 5 of the lace pattern should read:
Rnd 5: YO, SL 1, K1, PSSO, K 2, YO, SL 1, K 1, PSSO, K 2 , K 2 tog, YO, K 2
The Chart on page 116 is correct, though the Legend should read :YO, SL 1, K1, PSSO
Round Worsted Weight Afterthought Heel Sock
Add to Toe Instructions: Decrease as for the heel.
Next Rnd Heel Division should read:
K 12(18, 22, 24, 26, 30), sts, place marker, K to end of rnd.
Round Fingering Weight Afterthought Heel Sock
-page 32, 33
Page 32 Next Rnd Heel Division should read:
K 18 (22, 26, 30, 32, 36), place marker, K to end of rnd. Page 33, Add to Toe Instructions: Decrease as for heel.
Clarification : All foot measurements in the instructions are to be measured after the heel is finished. Measure the foot flap and gusset heel socks from the gusset edge, and measure the foot for short-row heel socks from the first full round after completing the heel.
When you come upon instructions that say knit as for, referring you to a different pattern for the next step (for example, to the 40 stitch flap and gusset heel), knit that portion of your heel as you would for the referred pattern. In other words, knit it in the same manner, using the same short-row technique as in the referenced instructions. Knitting "as for" does not mean that you are to use the same number of stitches (which would be impossible, since only the 40 stitch heel uses forty stitches). Work the first two rows of your listed heel instructions, and then continue in the same manner as the 40 stitch flap and gusset heel (in other words, work one more stitch on each row, before doing the decrease and turn), until you have worked across all of the stitches.
Listen to the Knit Picks Podcast Interview
40 minutes of me blathering on and on while Kelly Petkun of Knit Picks asks some very good questions. Twice.
You (individuals, not companies or corporations) may knit as many items from the Freebie Friday patterns (or any other original free patterns posted here) as you like. You may sell those items and make a bazillion dollars doing so. I would rather you didn't repost the pattern pages, or print them to hand out to others. Link to here so people can download their own copies, please. I would also prefer that you not teach the patterns as classes without contacting me first about it. Crediting the design and designer would also be nice.
I would love for people to send me jpgs of items knit from the Freebie patterns. I'll post them if any come in.
I'm a writer (6 mysteries, one mainstream novel, 5 knitting books, lots of designs and reviews, paper dolls, blather), wife, mother, and grandmother. I knit, I watch TV obsessively while I knit, I spin, I read, I listen to music, and I talk. A lot.