Knitty Keen

Knitting, knitting, and some more knitting

’tis the season May 30, 2010

Filed under: Crochet,Free Patterns,What's in the Works — knittykeen @ 11:30 am
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…for crocheted market bags!

mesh market bag

mesh market bag

It’s a bit too big, so I want to make one that’s a little more manageable, so check back in a day or two for a quick and dirty pattern.

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Long time, no see January 21, 2009

Filed under: Free Patterns,Ravelry,What's in the Works — knittykeen @ 2:00 pm

It has definitely been a year. Much designing has been going on but unfortunately, time to actually write and test patterns is still at a huge premium (dyeing is right out unfortunately). Slowly but surely, I will be waking Knitty Keen up from its slumber so keep your eyes peeled – there are some really exciting patterns in the works.

In the interrim – I’ve finally added my Neck Warmer pattern to Ravelry, so if you are over there, all three of my patterns are finally listed.

 

Elegant Eggs April 4, 2007

Filed under: Free Patterns — knittykeen @ 12:43 pm

eggs

No, it’s not the pattern I said was coming. What can I say, I am easily sidetracked. Someone on one of my message boards asked me to share this pattern, so here it is.

Elegant Eggs

Enjoy and tell me what you think!

 

Patterns and Yarn Galore! April 2, 2007

Filed under: Etsy Store,Free Patterns — knittykeen @ 8:59 am

The Etsy shop stocking has been pushed back – with a bit of luck I’ll have everything ready to go by next Monday. In the mean time, I leave you with the following pictures of two new patterns that will be going live this week as free downloads…

Handy Dandy Towel

I just finished making these up for a friend of mine to use as burp cloths and I plan to make myself some to use as hand towels in my kitchen. It uses the ever popular “Ball Band” dishcloth pattern with a garter stitch border at the top and bottom and an applied I-cord at the top ending in a loop with a button closure. The models were knit with Sugar & Cream Cotton on US Size 6 Needles. As shown the towels measure 9.5″ wide and 13.5″ long. Truly a handy-dandy item to have around in your kitchen or nursery!

To Drool For – Infant Bib

Again, I knit these up for my friend’s baby. I got the inspiration from the Super Simple Bib pattern by Brandi Spray. I used increases rather than yarn-overs and incorporated a simple striping pattern. The bibs measure 7.75″ wide and 5.5″ long with a 10″ long strap with several button holes for custom sizing. The models are knit from Bernatt Cotton Mill Ends and Sugar & Cream Cotton on US Size 6 Needles. This is such a fast project and a great way to use up your odds and ends of yarn from dishcloth projects – give a bunch to a baby you love today!

That’s all folks – check back later for the patterns!

 

Just a little update… March 11, 2007

Filed under: Etsy Store,Free Patterns,Yarn — knittykeen @ 5:30 pm

My kitchen scale arrived on Friday and my yarn came on Saturday. I’m hoping to mix some dyes and get a few skeins of hand-painted done this week. I’m planning on putting things up in the Knitty Keen Etsy Shop by the end of the month.

I will also have a few new patterns available as free downloads by the end of the month as well, but you’ll have to wait until they are posted.

 

Free Pattern – Neck Warmer February 9, 2007

Filed under: Free Patterns,Neck Warmer — knittykeen @ 2:16 am

Honest – I’m still alive.

Much has been happening and much knitting (and a little bit of frogging too, let’s be honest) has been going on. My husband lost his neck warmer on his way home from work the other day so I finally had the kick in the pants excuse I needed to get one finished so I could take some decent pictures and get the actual measurements. I did make several of these for Christmas presents this year, but they were started on the morning of the day they were to be given, so pictures and measurements (pretty crucial to a pattern) were not to be had.

neck warmer being modeled

Here it is in all it’s neck warmer glory being modeled by my friend M. It is a very quick knit and only uses about 100yds of worsted-weight yarn although your own mileage may vary. Like it, hate it, ambivelant – let me know! Thanks for looking!


Update: November 5, 2009

Since Geocities is now defunct, my patterns are being hosted at Ravelry. You can download the PDF directly from the Ravelry Neck Warmer pattern page. Not a member of Ravelry? You really should be. It’s an incredible resource and FREE so what’s not to love? Still not feeling the Ravelry love? Leave a comment and I’ll email a copy of the pattern to you.

Thanks!

 

Free Pattern – Knot Cap November 2, 2006

Filed under: Free Patterns — knittykeen @ 3:56 pm

Well, it’s finally available!

Knot Cap

This top-down hat is a quick and easy knit. The pattern comes in a wide range of sizes – from preemie to three years, and has several finishing options for the brim. There is a full listing of abbreviations used in the pattern as well as links to Knitting Help.com for specific techniques used.


Update: November 5, 2009

Since Geocities is now defunct, my patterns are being hosted at Ravelry. You can download the PDF directly from the Ravelry Knot Cap pattern page. Not a member of Ravelry? You really should be. It’s an incredible resource and FREE so what’s not to love? Still not feeling the Ravelry love? Leave a comment and I’ll email a copy of the pattern to you.

Thanks!