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Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Knitting Hat Patterns

The Plum Fedora - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

Just kidding.  My editor wouldn’t let me title the book that – so I went with Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners, and I am so happy to present it to you.

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

What’s Inside

Inside you’ll find directions for these lovely hats

The Peaked Beret

The Peaked Beret - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

The Plum Fedora

The Plum Fedora - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

The Twisted Stitch Pom Pom Hat

The Twisted Stitch Pom Pom Hat - Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners - book of fabulous knitting patterns for hat suited for beginners and professionals

And more!

Why You Should Buy It

Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners has six original, fun and unique designs inside that are easy to make and quick to work up.  If you’re new to knitting, they are a great place to start!  If you’re a professional level knitter, these patterns are fun for you too!  

They’re all made with big yarn and big needles so they work up quick – and if you are anything like me,  you will appreciat the the instant gratification!  I like quick results, and I love great results, and you will also.

The lovely Penelope loves to model our latest designs, and thank goodness she is not camera shy!  I don’t know what I’d do without her.  You can follow her on Instagram at #penelopewearsitwell 

How to Buy It

Get your copy now Super Duper Knit Hats for Beginners ( just click on the link and it will take you to where you can download it from our shop ) and see what other goodies we’ve got listed in our Shop ( we’re always adding new things!) 

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Our Good Life is sponsoring a giveaway of our book, and a hat from the book… enter here

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HOW TO KNIT PART 4: HOW TO BIND OFF

Knitting Bind Off Methods - Part 4 of Our How To Knit Series. A step by step tutorial to show you how to do the basic knitting stitches, from casting on to binding off

You guys, we need to talk about knitting bind off methods.  You have all been awesome in following along with the How to Cast On, Knit and Purl Now what?  You’ve cast on a whole whack of stitches, you’ve knitted and purled to your hearts content.. and you probably have something very very lovely sitting on those needles.  Now what?
 
Knitting Bind Off Methods - Part 4 of Our How To Knit Series. A step by step tutorial to show you how to do the basic knitting stitches, from casting on to binding off
 

Not Quite The End

I’m going to show you how to get those beautiful stitches off that needle, and tell you a bit about knitting bind off methods so you can go ahead and brag about how awesome you are.  For real.  Knitting is easy once you get the hang of it, and if you’ve made it this far, you’ve been able to build your foundation from our how to cast on tutorial, and wasn’t that fun?  Once you got going it was easy peasy, right?  Well, it was easy enough for you to stick around and try the knit stitch.. and that right there is a success in my book.  And now hold on.. if you’ve made it this far, than you have likely also nailed the purl stitch and that is the trickiest part of knitting.  So give yourselves a great big pat on the back and then I want you to do two things, ready?  Take a photo of your project, and brag about it!  Post it to our Facebook Page and tag Nemcsok Farms so I don’t miss it AND share it on instagram with the hashtag #nemcsokfarmsknitters so I can find it, and press the little heart button and stuff, and congratulate you on your hard work!

And while Binding Off your stitches, is the last fundamental of knitting, it is not what you call finishing – so I just wanted to clear up any confusion there.  Finishing refers to when you weave in the ends of your yarn, and tidy up any strays from joining yarns throughout the project and sewing up any seams and well, you get the idea.  

Knitting Bind Off Methods

So, let’s get to it.  The first time you set out to bind off your stitches, you’re going to do it simply by using the knit stitch over and over again.  There’s a bit more to it, but just so you know, it’s really really easy.  As you start to knit more and more, you will come eventually want to try what is called binding off in pattern.  This simply means that you will use the knit stitch to bind off the old knit stitches and you will use the purl stitch to bind off the old purl stitches.  But we can totally get to that some other time.  Binding off with a knit stitch is perfectly fine and acceptable and I highly recommend it.  Ready?

 

How to Bind Off

  1. Knit two stitchesKnitting Bind Off Methods - Part 4 of Our How To Knit Series. A step by step tutorial to show you how to do the basic knitting stitches, from casting on to binding off
  2. Insert the left needle into the first stitch you knitted in step 1.Knitting Bind Off Methods - Part 4 of Our How To Knit Series. A step by step tutorial to show you how to do the basic knitting stitches, from casting on to binding off
  3. With the left needle, bring the first stitch you knitted over the second stitch and off the needle.Knitting Bind Off Methods - Part 4 of Our How To Knit Series. A step by step tutorial to show you how to do the basic knitting stitches, from casting on to binding off
  4. Knit the next stitch on the left needle, and repeat steps two and three.
  5. Repeat these steps, knitting one from the left needle, and slipping the first stitch off the right needle over the second stitch. 
  6. When you have one stitch left on the right needle, cut you yarn, leaving a long end, and bring it up through the last stitch.

Any questions?

You’ve Got This

Be sure to check out what to put in your Knit Kit for beginners, and soon I think we’ll all be ready for the next level. What knitting tutorial would you like to see next?

 

 Knitting Bind Off Methods - Part 4 of Our How To Knit Series. A step by step tutorial to show you how to do the basic knitting stitches, from casting on to binding off
 
 

 
CUE THE NEXT VIDEO.

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HOW TO KNIT PART 3: PURL STITCH

How to Make a Purl Stitch. Part 3 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.

Add a new dimension to your knitting with the Purl Stitch.  Although You can technically complete a project without using the purl stitch, if you want to add elasticity to your project, you need to use the purl stitch.  But, fear not my friends, I’ll show you how to do it.

How to Make a Purl Stitch. Part 3 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.

Adding Depth and Shape

We’ve previously covered Building a Foundation with Casting ON, and Creating the Structure with the Knit Stitch, so what comes next naturally is how to add shape and depth to your knitting.  You need to know how to do the Purl Stitch, in order to create elastic ribbing, such as in cuffs of sweaters, etc. and you need to know how to do the Purl Stitch if you want to create that smooth surface that you see on the ‘right side’ of many knitted pieces.  Also, there is a stitch out there called the Moss or Seed Stitch that produces and amazing textured piece, and yep – you need to know how to purl. In future articles we’ll explore the various combinations of knit / purl stitches, and until then, you need to work on mastering the purl stitch.

Beware, the Purl Stitch is what I had the hardest time learning!  It took going over it again and again and again. But now I have it figured out entirely, and I’m here to show you how.

How to Make a Purl Stitch

  1. Hold the needle with the cast on stitches in your left hand.  The old stitches are the ones on the left, and you will be making new stitches with the right needle.How to Make a Purl Stitch. Part 3 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  2. With the needle in your right hand, and the working yarn in front of your needles, insert the right needle in to the stitch you are going to purl from right to left.How to Make a Purl Stitch. Part 3 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  3. Bring the working yarn between the needles from right to left and around the right needle.  This will be your new stitch.    How to Make a Purl Stitch. Part 3 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  4. Move the right needle, with the new stitch on it, through the old stitch and away from you.How to Make a Purl Stitch. Part 3 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.How to Make a Purl Stitch. Part 3 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  5. Slip the old stitch off the needle, and tighten your new stitch.How to Make a Purl Stitch. Part 3 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  6. Tighten your working yarn just a little to secure your new stitch. 

 

 

PRACTICE THE PURL STITCH

This DIY Infinity Scarf is the perfect pattern to practice what you have learned so far.  You may also want to check out this Kid’s Pom Pom Hat  that uses the fundamentals we have worked on so far, plus some really simple decreasing.  I say go ahead and try it!  You may surprise yourself – and don’t forget, I’m happy to help you along the way.

If you’re looking for more – join our group Nemcsok Farms Knitters – a community of people who love to knit.

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How to Knit Part 2: Knit Stitch

How to Make a Knit Stitch. Part 2 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.

Simply put, knitting would not be knitting, where it not for the knit stitch.

The other day we started talking a little big about the fundamentals of knitting, and how you need to start with a foundation.  Now that you have mastered the foundation, or Casting On, it’s time to start building.

How to Make a Knit Stitch. Part 2 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.

Creating the Structure

There are four basic techniques you need to know in order to knit.  First, what we talked about the other day, is you need to know how to cast on.  There are several different ways to accomplish this, but my favourite method is the sling shot method, also called the long tail method.  I shared a pretty good tutorial on How to Cast On in Part 1 of the How to Knit Series.

The other skills you need to know are how to make a Knit Stitch, a Purl Stitch and how to Bind off.  You could in theory get by with only knowing how to knit, or how to purl, but usually it’s the combination of the two that bring you some wonderfully shaped garments, with great texture.  The different ways of combining the knit and purl stitches determines things like elasticity, fit, texture and style.  I’ll go into that in more detail after we’ve worked through these four basic skills.

The Knit Stitch, although potentially awkward to start with, gets really easy and really comfortable once you get going.

How to Make a Knit Stitch

  1. Hold the needle with the cast on stitches in your left hand.  
  2. With the empty needle in you right hand, and the working yarn behind your needles, insert the right needle in to the stitch you are going to knit from left to right.How to Make a Knit Stitch. Part 2 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  3. Bring the working yarn beneath the right needle and between the needles from back to front, wrapping the working yarn around the right needle – this is your new stitchHow to Make a Knit Stitch. Part 2 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  4. Bring the needle and the new stitch down toward you and through the old stitch.  You will have the new stitch on the right hand needle, How to Make a Knit Stitch. Part 2 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  5. … and you will slip the old stitch off of the left hand needle.  How to Make a Knit Stitch. Part 2 of a step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  6. Tighten it a little bit, and voila!  You’re ready to knit the rest of the stitches.



PRACTICE THE KNIT STITCH

With these patterns that are perfect for beginners, like the I-Cord Tutorial , or the DIY Rainbow Scarf.  

If you’re looking for more – join our group Nemcsok Farms Knitters – a community of people who love to knit.

We’d love to have you!

USE THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL TO SEE HOW IT’S DONE

 

 

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How to Knit Part 1: How to Cast On

knitting series part 1

You CAN knit

Get the E-Course Here

As you read this series on how to knit, I am have just finished up the E-Course I put together just for you. You CAN knit is designed to encourage you on your knitting journey.  To give you the skills and the confidence to succeed as well as the gift to create something amazing.  In the meantime, follow along below, and check out Knits’ End for all kinds of awesome knitting stuff.

My knitting journey starts long ago in a far away place.  I found myself with little money, lots of time, and an entire slew of people I wanted to get gifts for come the impending Holiday Season.   I had always had an interest in knitting, but could never quite grasp it.  

How to Knit. A step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
This article focuses on the technique casting on.  Click on these links for the knit stitch, the purl stitch and how to bind off.

Building a Foundation

Like anything you build in life, you need to start with a foundation.  A foundation for creating things with yarn was built for me as a child – my grandmother was often knitting, and making pretty things.  An aunt had an accident with a horse, and ended up with a broken arm.  Her doctor prescribed knitting as therapy for repairing her arm and shoulder and gaining strength and motor skills.  My Mom did a lot of crocheting ( is that a word?) and let’s face it – I have a thing for crafting.  It was only a matter of time.

Now the far away place I mentioned earlier…. that would be northwestern Ontario.  My then best friend and now husband and I were about to embark on some cross province, and cross country work, and that meant long hours driving.  Again with the lots of time and little money bit.  

I taught myself with a book, and some yarn and supplies my Mom had been keeping in her basement, and the rest as they say is history.

How to Knit. A step by step tutorial on how to use a sling shot or long tail cast on method for building your foundation for knitting

Good to Know

 
 
A rule of thumb for casting on when using standard 5mm needles and regular worsted weight yarn is measure out 1 inch per stitch. I know my hand span is 8″ so I use that to measure out the amount of yarn I will have on the short end of my slip knot.  So if you were using needles twice that size, for example, 10 mm needles, double that. 
Take my Infinity Scarf pattern as an example.  The pattern calls for 12.75 mm needles and to cast on 24 sts.  If I were using 5mm needles I would measure out 24″ of yarn, or three hand spans worth, and then fix my slip knot.  Because the needles in this pattern are much larger, I measured out about 64 ” or 8 hand spans.
 
Place the slip knot at the end of the measured out short end, and place it on either one of the needles, about an inch from the tip.
 
Put the needle with the slip knot in you right hand. The tail is considered the short end and the yarn that comes from the ball or skein is called the working yarn.

Part 1 : How to Cast on

Before you can actually knit, you need a place to start.  There are several ways to cast on – but I totally prefer the sling shot method, it seems to be the most useful, and it sounds pretty cool.

  1. Pull a length of yarn from the skein.  If you’re using a worsted weight yarn, and 5mm knitting needles, you can usually count on needing one inch of yarn per stitch when casting on.  Make a slip knot, place it on the needle, and pull the yarn ends to tighten it.  This counts as your first cast on stitchHow to Knit. A step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  2. Hold the needled with the slip knot in your right hand with your index finger resting on the slip knot.
  3. Place the short end of yarn over your left thumb, and bring the working yarn up and over your left index finger. Hold both yarn ends in your left palm with your three remaining fingers.  Like a sling shot.How to Knit. A step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  4. Insert tip of needle under first strand of yarn on left thumbHow to Knit. A step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  5. Bring needle over and around the first strand on your index fingerHow to Knit. A step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.
  6. Pull the yarn and needle down through the loop on your thumb
  7. Slip your thumb out of the loop, then bring your thumb toward you, catching the yarn end to form a new loop on your thumb and gently pulling to tighten the new stitch on the needle.
  8. Repeat steps 3-7 until you have the required amount of stitches on your needle.

 

How to Knit. A step by step tutorial on the basic stitches of knitting.

 


 

Practice How to Cast On

With these patterns that are perfect for beginners, like the Kid’s Pom Pom Hat, or the DIY Rainbow Scarf.  Once you’ve mastered casting on, or atleast become comfortable with it, move on to the Knit Stitch.  Oh, and in case you were wondering – during that first trip across the country, the first thing I made, was a green and orange stripped toque.  He still wears it.  That’s love people.

 

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Hand Knit Easter Eggs

DIY Free Knitting Pattern for Hand Knit Egg Pattern for Easter

The hand knit hearts I made for Valentine’s Day were such a hit, I absolutely had to do something equally fabulous for Easter.

DIY Free Knitting Pattern for Hand Knit Egg Pattern for Easter

If you recall the my creative/ng process that I shared with you when I made the super long rainbow scarf, you’ll appreciate knowing that this took several do overs.  

Hand Knit Decor

This is another really simple pattern, using only the knit stitch, increases and decreases ( fear not my friends, I’ll show you how ) and it takes all of 20 minutes to make one egg.

And once you start making them, the possibilities are endless.  They make great decor items for any table, nice little wash cloths and coasters for your Easter Feast, or piece them into arrangements for table runners and even wall hangings.  I’ve got a few of these projects lined up to share with you, but first we need to start with the basics.

About the Egg Pattern

In order to make these eggs lay flat, I used the garter stitch.  That means you knit on both the wrong and right sides, or simply put, no purl stitches were used in the making of this Easter craft.  

Because we’re using only the knit stitch, we’re going to use the M1L ( make one left ) increase, the same one we used in the knitted hearts, but I’m illustrating it again below.  What you want to do is use your left needle to pick up the bar coming from the next stitch on the left needle.  In the photo below I am pointing at where to lift up the stitch.  So you use your left needle to slide under that bar, and it will slide right onto the tip of your left needle.  Use your right needle to knit it as you would any other stitch.  It’s really quite simple, even if it is a bit tight, and takes a wee bit of practice to get it working smoothly for you.  Once you’ve got it though, you’ll be happy because it is an invisible increase, that doesn’t leave a bump or a gap.

In order to get the egg shape we also need to decrease, and we have accomplished that just by using the K2tog ( knit two together) which is exactly what it sounds like.  You’ve got this.

 

DIY Free Knitting Pattern for Hand Knit Egg Pattern for Easter

Hand Knit Easter Eggs

Materials

  • straight knitting needles, any size.  The bigger the needles, the bigger the eggs
  • yarn from your stash – preferably pastels and Easter colours.  Any weight, again, the bigger the yarn , the bigger the eggs
  • crochet hook for weaving in ends
  • scissors

Pattern

Cast on 6 sts.

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K2, M1L, K to last two sts, M1L, K2 (8 sts)

Rows 3 – 9: Repeat Row 2 ( 22 sts)

Row 10 – 15: Knit

Row 16: K1, K2tog, K to last 3 sts, K2tog, K1 (20 sts)

Rows 17 – 23: Repeat Row 16 ( 6 sts)

Bind off, cut yarn, secure last stitch, and weave the ends in all tidy like

DIY Free Knitting Pattern for Hand Knit Egg Pattern for Easter

 

More Easter Fun

You’ll love what my friends are doing for Easter – from life size board games to breakfast casseroles.  

Life-Size Bunny Hop Board Game| Playground Parkbench

Hopping Down the Bunny Trail Free Printable | Sunny Day Family

Easter Morning Breakfast Casserole by Our Good Life

DIY Easter Cards from Recyclables by Crafty Kids at Home

Invitation to Create: Easter Eggs | Our Whimsical Days

Easter Egg Breakfast Popsicles | Eats Amazing

Upcycled Easter Baskets | Rhythms of Play

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DIY Rainbow Scarf

DIY hand knit super long scarf in a rainbow pattern

Truth be told, there is nothing quick about knitting a scarf.  A scarf is a scarf.  You can make it a quick project by using really thick yarn and multiple strands held together, throw in some oversize needles, and you’re getting there.  Make it a short scarf, and you’re cooking with gas. But then again, time is relative, right?

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Handknit Super Long Rainbow Scarf for a top ten DIY accessory

So, I made this scarf in my quest for cozy rainbow knits, and even though it took a while to complete – and by a while I mean, I started it Monday morning, and completed it Thursday morning, but no – I did not actually knit continuously the entire time, but I estimate it can be done in a few hours.  I will probably make another one soon, and I will set a timer and report back.  That’s how I established the time it takes to make that Brilliant One Hour Neck Warmer I shared with you the other day.

My Creative / ng Process

(Did you see what I did there? Pretty clever, right?) It’s important for me to share with you that when I post a knitting pattern here for you on my site, these are the steps I take.  

  1. Dream up something fantastic
  2. Try to replicate what is in my vision – this quite often involves a few do overs, and rip outs, and multiple interuptions, etc… but I eventually get it right – OR I don’t… 
  3. Write down all of the details of the pattern and the list of materials and prepare to share them here with you, all the lovely knitting enthusiasts, and then 4
  4. Repeat.  I follow the pattern I created for you, to seek out any errors, and to ensure that it is indeed followable.  ( Who knew that wasn’t a word?)

There is an exception to #4 in this circumstance however because first, the pattern is really really easy.  It’s just a knit stitch over and over and over again, and next, I was just really excited to share it with you so you could have it in time for the Top Ten DIY Rainbow Accessories list I was putting together for you.  Without further ado, I present to you

DIY Rainbow Scarf

The completed scarf measures approximate 8′ long by 6″ wide.  

A circular needle is used in this project, to accommodate the many stitches.  Work back and forth on the circular needle, and DO NOT JOIN

Materials

Directions

With Blue, Cast on 180 sts

Row 1 ( wrong side) : knit

Join Purple, and knit 4 rows.

Join Green, and knit 6 rows.

Join Yellow, and knit 4 rows.

Join Red, and knit 1 row.

Bind off in red.

When finished with one colour, cut and secure the ends, and weave in later when you are finished your scarf

Top ten DIY Rainbow Accessories

Top 10 DIY Rainbow Accessories

The Big Hat

Kid’s Pom Pom Hat

Rainbow Twist Neck Warmer

Yarn Tassel

Rainbow Finger Gloves – Elise Dupont Designs

Rainbow Kurbits Hat –  Johanne Landin

Rainbow Arm Warmers – A Friend to Knit With

Rainbow Dreadlock Tam – Sand and Sky Creations

Rainbow Cup Cozy – Envatotuts+

Granny Square Bracelet – Loom Love

 

Top Ten Rainbow Ideas

Top 10 Rainbow Art Activities from Sugar, Spice & Glitter

Top 10 Rainbow Play Recipes from Craftulate

Top 10 Rainbow Cupcakes from Our Good Life

Top 10 Edible Rainbow Activities from Adventures of Adam

Top 10 Rainbow Drinks  from Witty Hoots

Top 10 Rainbow Play Dough Ideas  from Creative World of Varya

Top 10 Rainbow Books for Kids from Sunny Day Family

Top 10 Making Rainbows STEM Activities for Kids from Little Bins for Little Hands

Top 10 Colorful Rainbow Games from Our Whimsical Days

Top 10 Ways to Paint a Rainbow from Still Playing School

Top 10 Color Matching Activities for Toddlers by Playground Parkbench

Top 10 Rainbow Crafts for Kids from The Resourceful Mama

Top 10 Rainbow Suncatchers from Rhythms of Play

Top 10 Fine Motor Skill Ideas Featuring Rainbows from Powerful Mothering

Top 10 Pot O’ Gold Activities from Crafty Kids at Home

DIY Rainbow Puzzles from Teach Me Mommy

Top Ten Rainbow Loom Bracelet Tutorials from Words ‘n’ Needles

Top 10 Rainbow Fish Activities by Play & Learn Every Day

Top 10 Rainbow Preschool Songs from Preschool Powol Packets

Top 10 Rainbow Learning Activities from Living Life and Learning

Top 10 Healthy Rainbow Food Ideas from Eats Amazing

Top 10 Rainbow Busy Bags from Happy Brown House

Top 10 Color Theory Experiments for Kids from Lemon Lime Adventures

 

DIY hand knit super long scarf in a rainbow pattern

 

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Rainbow Twist Neck Warmer

Free Knitting Pattern for a Hand Knit Neck Warmer or Cowl in a rainbow pattern, with a faux or mock cable. A super quick knit, good for spring fall and winter

One hour.  That’s all you’re going to need to whip up this breath of fresh air.  

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Free Knitting Pattern for a Hand Knit Neck Warmer or Cowl in a rainbow pattern, with a faux or mock cable.  A super quick knit, good for spring fall and winter

As Luxurious As It Is Simple

You probably know by now that I am completely and totally all about instant gratification, especially when it comes to knitting projects.  You will recall from the BIG Hat that there are a couple of ways to achieve a quick knit.  You can either choose a nice small project like these knitted hearts, or use humongous needles like I did with the infinity scarf, or you can totally do both, like we did here.  Well, the needles aren’t exactly ginormous, but they are big, that’s for sure.

One Size Fits All

I have created a pattern that has enough stretch that this neck warmer will fit everyone from a small child to an adult.  I have also fancied up the pattern a wee bit, so that you achieve an eye pleasing twist in the yarn that resembles a faux cable, but it is way way easier.  No cable needles to get tangled up in, and no real big daunting fear of leaning how to cable looming over your head.

The Rainbow Twist Stitch

So it goes like this.  The rainbow twist stitch is worked over three stitches, and it is really really easy.  You slip the first stitch as if to knit, as indicated in the second square of the image below, then knit the next two stitches.  Now you bring your left needle back to the stitch you slipped, I am pointing to it in the third frame below, and insert your left needle into that stitch, and pass it over the two stitches you knitted after slipping it.  You’ll have a strand of yarn drawing a slightly twisted arch over those two knitted stitches.  Now, you knit that stitch that you just passed over, yes, that one just on the tip of that left needle. Voila, rainbow twist stitch completed.  Yay you! Told you it was easy.

 

One Hour Rainbow Twist Neck warmer Knitting pattern

The Rainbow Twist Neck Warmer

Materials

  • 13mm Knitting Needles, Size 17
  • Super Bulky Yarn in Rainbow Colours (get one ball for every colour you want to use in your project – but this project will only use a portion of each ball – feel free to raid your stash for this, but the weight of the yarn must be a number 6, super bulky or super chunky)
  • scissors
  • darning needle

Pattern

With Red, Cast on 4o sts

Row 1 : *p2, k3, repeat from *

Row 2: *p3, K2, repeat from *

Row 3: *p2, Slip 1, Knit 2, pass slipped stitch over, and knit it, repeat from *

Row 4: *p3, K2, repeat from *

Change to Yellow and repeat rows 1 – 4

Change to Green and repeat rows 1 – 4

Change to Blue and repeat rows 1 – 4

Change to Purple and repeat rows 1 – 4

Bind off in pattern.

Cut yarn leaving about 24 inches to secure the last stitch and to sew the seam.

And Repeat Repeat Repeat!  

If you purchase balls of yarn for this, you will have enough to make several neck warmers – Enjoy!

 

Free Knitting Pattern for a Hand Knit Neck Warmer or Cowl in a rainbow pattern, with a faux or mock cable.  A super quick knit, good for spring fall and winter

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And of course, there are rainbows as well…

Looking for a great knitting pattern?  Need a little help with the mechanics of knitting?  Leave a comment, I’d love to help you out.

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Make an I-Cord

Make an I-Cord with whatever yarn you like, and use it to make whatever you like

You just know this is going to be super useful, right?  

Make an I-Cord with whatever yarn you like, and use it to make whatever you like

If you recall I recently told you how to go about making your own tassels, as they are a really fun and easy way to add extra decoration to your projects.  Think hats, throw pillows, etc.

An I-Cord, even though it has a very boring name, is really quite brilliant.  Their original name, ‘stay lace’ sounds a tad more interesting, but even so… the names just don’t do these little delights any justice.  From loops on towels and trivets to applied edging for smooth finishes to really fun hat toppers, I-cords have many many uses and applications.  And they are so. Easy. To. Make.

Make an I-Cord

I’m going to tell you step by step how to make one.  I’ve included a tutorial in pictures, and if you have any questions at all, feel free to drop a question in the comments, and I’ll get back to you as quick as I can.  I’m here to help.

Once you get the hang of it, it is really mindless knitting, and you’ll be inspired to see all the things you can do with a simple I-cord.  Ready?  Of course you are

Materials

  • two double pointed needles, of any size. In this tutorial I used two 6 mm dpns ( double pointed needles)
  • yarn of any colour and any weight.  In this tutorial I used a worsted weight yarn ( #4) in purple, from my stash.  I think if you take a look around my site here, I’ve got quite a bit of purple I should really switch that up soon I guess, but I can’t let it go to waste.  Right?Make an I-Cord with whatever yarn you like, and use it to make whatever you like

Directions

  1. Cast on three stitches to one of the dpns.  I pretty much always use the sling shot cast on, and I’ve got an excellent tutorial on that here but again, drop me a line if you’re having trouble
  2. Slide those three stitches down to the other end of the needle.  That’s right. Just scootch them on down.
  3. Using the other dpn, knit those three stitches off of the left needle, by bringing your working yarn from the last cast on stitch, around to the back of your right hand needle.
  4. Again, slide those stitches down to the other end of the needle, and again bring the working yarn from the last worked stitch around back, and ready to knit those three stitches.
  5. Repeat until you have the desired length of cord.
  6. Bind off and it’s ready for your projectMake an I-Cord with whatever yarn you like, and use it to make whatever you like

The Perfect Project for Your Newly Acquired Skills

Head on over to this tutorial for a Super Duper Easy DIY Trivet – and while you’re looking around, don’t forget to join the Nemcsok Farms Knitting Club on Facebook to connect with other knitters!  



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Quick Hand Knit Hearts for Valentine’s Day

Quick Knit Hand Knit Hearts for Valentine's Day - or any other day you want to share the love

Hand Knit these delightful hearts for Valentine’s Day.  They make great napkins for little ones, coasters, decorations and even play things.

Quick Knit Hand Knit Hearts for Valentine's Day - or any other day you want to share the love

Hand Knit Hearts

This is a great stash buster project.  These are fast to make if you have experience knitting, and even if you are just learning, these really will not take you long to make.

Notes:  M1 R : Use this as a right side increase that slants to the right:

Insert the right needle from the front into the side of the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle, lift it onto the left needle and knit it.  See photo below

Quick Knit Hand Knit Hearts for Valentine's Day - or any other day you want to share the love
M1 R : Use this to make a right side increase, that slants to the right.

M1 L : Use this as a left side increase that slants to the left:

Insert the left needle from the back into the side of the stitch 2 rows below the stitch on the right needle, pull it up and knit into the back of the stitch. See photo below:

Quick Knit Hand Knit Hearts for Valentine's Day - or any other day you want to share the love
M1 L: Use this as a left side increase that slants to the left

Materials

  • worsted weight yarn ( #4 weight)
  • 4 mm knitting needles
  • scissors
  • crochet hook for weaving in ends

Directions

Cast on 3 sts

1st row: purl

2nd row: k1, M1 R, knit across ( 4 sts)

3rd row: purl

4th row: k1, M1 R, knit to last st, M1 L, k1 (6 sts)

rows 5-24 repeat rows 3 and 4 until you have 26 sts.

row 25: Purl 13 sts.  Turn.  ( you will work one half of the top of the heart at a time) Leave 13 sts on the left needle, and come back to them later.  

row 26 (Top Left side of Heart): Knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 (12 sts)

row 27: purl

row 28: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO ( pass slipped stitch over), knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (10 sts)

row 29: purl

row 30: Knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1 (9 sts)

row 31: purl

row 32: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (7 sts)

row 33: purl

row 34: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (5 sts)

Bind off.

Join yard to 13 sts on wrong side and purl across

row 26(Top Ride side of Heart): K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit across, (12 sts)

row 27: purl

row 28: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (10 sts)

row 29: purl

row 30: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit across (9 sts)

row 31: purl

row 32: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (7 sts)

row 33: purl

row 34: K1, Sl 1, K1, PSSO, knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1 (5 sts)

Bind off.

Weave in ends.

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Quick Knit Hand Knit Hearts for Valentine's Day - or any other day you want to share the love