Citrus Chevron Shawlette Pattern Modification

This is my re-write and slight modifications of the Citrus Chevron Shawlette by Nifty Knitty Kitty. The design was quite pretty but the pattern instructions were quite confusing. So, I decided to re-write it. This is a free pattern so I don’t think I am…

Dreamy Mitts

14 Fingerless Gloves Knitting Pattern Ideas You Should Try

Fingerless gloves knitting pattern ideas covering a whole range of construction techniques, with and without thumb gussets. My secret reason for doing fingerless gloves or mitts is because I do not know how to knit up the fingers neatly. I always end up with gaping…

Free Knitting Patterns for Dolls I want to Knit

A list of free knitting patterns for dolls compiled for my reference.  Move aside Barbie! Here comes hand knitted dolls that are just as fun and lovely. 1. Paton’s Rose Fairy Doll Get the pattern for the rose fairy doll This is such a lovely…

teddy bear knitting pattern

10 Teddy Bear Knitting Pattern Ideas

Teddy bear knitting pattern ideas that I compiled. I like quirky construction and especially those that can be knitted in one piece although I did include a few patterns that have quite a few pieces to sew up just because they are too cute to…

Yarn Galore

My Knitting Story

This is my knitting story; how I become entangled in yarn. The first pair of knitting needles I encountered in my life belongs to my sister. She studied in a convent girls’ school and was expected to know how to be a lady which included…

Garter Stitch Squares Bag

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch Square Bag

Free knitting pattern for garter stitch square bag translated from Japanese. The original pattern is in Japanese. A raveller posted her bag and gave general instructions in English at ravelry.com. The instructions were not difficult to understand but I still thought it good to write…

Garter Stitch Square - RS and WS views

Garter Stitch Knitting: Techniques and Patterns

I really like garter stitch knitting. It is a super easy technique for beginners. It produces a squishy, sturdy and flat piece of knitted work, and I can watch TV while I knit. What is Garter Stitch Knitting? I hope you already know that there…

Cashmere yarn from 温妃儿

2 Knitting Projects using Grey Cashmere Yarn

I bought a few skeins of grey cashmere yarns from Taobao.com and they were fabulously soft and squishy. It took me a while to decide what to use them for. In the end, here’s what they became. 1. Featherweight Cardigan I used the Featherweight cardigan…

Aran Cable Tote Bag

Bag Knitting Pattern for Aran Cable Tote

This tote bag knitting pattern was inspired by the Aran laptop cover pattern that I saw at the Canadian Living’s website. This is not a very big bag. It is just big enough for my wallet, mobile phone, tissue and, some knick-knacks. The central panel is…

Garter Stitch on a Bias Dumpling Bag

Knitting Pattern for Garter Stitch on a Bias Bag

I got up close and personal with the garter stitch when I was working on the garter stitch square bag. I like the thickness it produces and how it doesn’t curl like the stockinette stitch. I used it again recently on a handbag using 4…

Bamboo Cotton Yarn

Knitted Japanese Kimono, a child cardigan

I wanted to knit a child cardigan for my god daughter. I found a knitted Japanese kimono pattern at Lion Brand and decided to try it. The pattern is known as the Jasmine Kimono. It seems easy and do-able within a month for my god-daughter…

Garter Stitch Handbag

Knitting Pattern for Handbag Using Sock Yarn

This knitting pattern for a handbag using sock yarn was dreamt up by me after I bought some sock yarn from Simple Scarves. I have always wanted to use a sock yarn to make a bag because although I love the feel of sock yarn…

Baby Mary Janes

Knitting for babies celebrates how special they are

Knitting for babies celebrates how special, precious and cute babies are. I still remember how excited I was when I was knitting booties and a wrap cardigan for my new-born nephew. Actually I was even more excited when I was giving the hand knitted gifts…

Japanese Knot Bag - Finished

Japanese Knot Bag Knitting Pattern – Free and Easy!

This knitted Japanese knot bag is a clever bag design that requires no extra accessories for closure. A Japanese knot bag is a small roundish bag with 2 handles. It is frequently made with recycled kimono fabric. It is carried with one handle over the…

Japanese knot bag - brown

Japanese Knot Bag

I got my knitting mojo back a couple of weeks back. Here’s the result… It is a Japanese knot bag. I simplified the Square Cake knitting pattern found at knitty.com. I made 2 significant modifications: Making 1 handle shorter. Closing the seam the other way…