Saturday, 25 April 2015

Learn how to make a simple loopy Bow


Learn how to make a simple loopy Bow using with this easy tutorial from Hair Hardware



What you will need is:

Ribbon 



Ribbon: https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/223673476/ribbon-polka-dot-ribbon-on-a-roll-10mm?ref=shop_home_active_17


A GLUE GUN


or


Needle and Thread
Scissors
2 Round Pieces of fabric or felt

Then you need to decide what you would like to do with your loopy bow, these can be used for embellishing so many projects from Hair Bands, Croc clips, adding as appliqué to clothing, bags and accessories. Using to gift wrap items.
Use them to add finishing touches to your home decor projects.

These are amazing to add to presents especially at Christmas


Friday, 24 April 2015

Free Knitting Pattern Lace Ruffle Scarf

Go on... give it a go

 
 
You will need:
 
Vanna's Glamour (1)Size 6 and 17*
You will need three size 17needles.
If you only have two, then a smaller needle will do. 
I used a size 15 Stitch holder (if you are worried about the first half of your scarf slipping off the needle while working on the second half)
With Size 6 needle, cast on 80 stitches
Row 1: Knit
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: Knit
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: Knit
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: K2tog across row - 40 sts
Row 8: P2tog across row - 20 sts
 
Change to Size 17 needles on the next rowRow 9: K1 *YO, K2tog* Repeat from * to last 
stitch, K1 - Repeat this row until first half of scarf is appx. 22 inches. 
Cut yarn.
If you have another Size 17, grab it and start casting on for the second half.
If you do not have a third size 17 needle, go ahead and just transfer the first half to the
needle you plan to use for binding off. Or, if you are afraid the scarf will slide off the needle, 
place thee
scarf onto a stitch holder for more security.
Transfer the first half to the needle when ready to bind off.
 
Repeat above instructions until second piece measures appx 22inches. Join the two halves with 3 needle bind off. Weave in loose ends and go wear your new scarf!
 
Yes, I was a little nutty for doing it this way, as getting a stitch that was formed on a Size 6 
needle onto a Size 17 needle is ratherdifficult. But I wanted a nice, firm ruffle, and I liked 
how it lookedgoing directly into the larger mesh of the scarf as opposed topicking up and 
adding the ruffle after the fact. To help transfer thestitches, I slipped a few at a time as I 
went onto the larger needle tostretch them a little, then back to the smaller needles and 
then knitting them onto the 17s was much easier. You could add theruffle after the fact 
if you do not even want to attempt getting theruffle stitches into the Size 17 needles.
I have also added a video on knitting this scarf to my YouTubeChannel.
 
If you have problems with the pattern, feel free to send me an emailatsapphiresnpurls@gmail.com 
Credit given to by Bea Ann

Stunning Fingerless Gloves Pattern

sourwoodBEAUTY
The return of Spring and warmer weather often leads people to rush outside at their first chance. Festivals, concerts, and other outdoor gatherings begin popping up. While this is certainly a beautiful time to celebrate, it can still be chilly. As a performing musician Spring heralds the beginning of the busy season and sometimes hours of strumming and fiddling away while exposed to the elements. These gloves are inspired by the many performances I have spent wishing I had a little something for my hands. They are thin enough to allow movement, but just warm enough to help fend off that nip lingering in the air.
Sourwood Mountain is a traditional old-time American dance tune. Exact geographic origin is unknown, however, it usually appears in collections of southern mountain songs. Variations of this tune were collected by folklorists dating to the early 1900s spanning across North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Missouri.
All three sizes of this glove may be completed with two skeins of yarn. However, if you extend the pattern, or wish to keep your gauge swatch, you will need a third skein for the largest size. The leaf pattern on the hand is worked across one needle for ease of keeping your place. If you find that the purls at the beginning and end this needle are showing ladders, try purling through the back loops of these stitches to pull them in.
SIZE
S[M, L] (Shown in size S)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Cuff circumference: 6[6.5, 7] inches
Hand circumference: 7[7.5, 8] inches
Length: 8 inches
MATERIALS
spacer Rowan Wool Cotton [50% wool, 50% cotton; 123yd/113m per 50g skein]; color: #930 Riviera; 2 skeins
Recommended needle size:
spacer 1 set of four US #5/3.75mm double-point needles
spacer 1 set US #3/3.25mm straight needles (or 2 sizes smaller than needles used to obtain gauge)
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique]
spacer 1 US size F/4mm crochet hook (used for button loops)
spacer Cable needle
spacer 3 stitch markers
spacer Yarn needle
spacer 6 buttons, 5/8 inch diameter ; buttons shown are Starstruck design from Roosterick Designs
GAUGE
26 sts/36 rows = 4 inches in stockinette st using larger needles
Note: For this project, yarn is worked more tightly than recommended ball band gauge, producing a firm fabric.
PATTERN NOTES
[Knitty's list of standard abbreviations and techniques can be found here.]
Instructions for basic crochet stitches can be found here.
C2BP: Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold to back of work; k1, p1 from cable needle.
C2FP: Slip 1 st to cable needle and hold to front of work; p1, k1 from cable needle.
C5BP: Slip 2 sts to cable needle and hold to back of work; k3, p2 from cable needle.
C5FP: Slip 3 sts to cable needle and hold to front of work; p2, k3 from cable needle.
M1L (left-leaning increase): Insert left needle, from front to back, under horizontal strand of yarn running between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through back loop. 1 stitch increased.
M1R (right-leaning increase): Insert left needle, from back to front, under horizontal strand of yarn running between last stitch on left needle and first stitch on right needle; knit this stitch through front loop. 1 stitch increased.
MB: [K1, yo, k1] in next st; 1 st increased to 3 sts. Turn work. P3 tbl, turn work. K3, pass second and third sts on right needle over first stitch; 3 sts decreased to 1 st.
Pfb: Purl into front, then back of stitch. 1 st increased.
cuff chartsRight Cuff Pattern (Worked over 23 sts):
Row 1 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, C2FP, p3, C5BP, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k7, p3, k3, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 3 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C2FP, C5BP, p3, MB, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 4 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k5, p4, k4, p1, k1, p1.
Row 5 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C5BP, p4, C2BP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 6 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k6, p3, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 7 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, k3, p5, C2BP, p4, k1, p1, k1.
Row 8 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k5, p3, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 9 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, k3, p4, C2BP, p2, MB, p2, k1, p1, k1.
Row 10 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k4, p3, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 11 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C5FP, p1, C2BP, p3, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1.
Row 12 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k4, p1, k1, p3, k5, p1, k1, p1.
Row 13 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p5, C5FP, p3, C2BP, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 14 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k3, p3, k7, p1, k1, p1.
Row 15 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, MB, p3, C5FP, C2BP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 16 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k4, p4, k5, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 17 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C2FP, p4, C5FP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 18 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p3, k6, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1.
Row 19 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p4, C2FP, p5, k3, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 20 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p3, k5, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1.
Row 21 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, MB, p2, C2FP, p4, k3, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 22 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p3, k4, p1, k3, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1.
Row 23 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p3, C2FP, p1, C5BP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 24 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k5, p3, k1, p1, k4, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1.
Repeat Rows 1-24 for Right Cuff Pattern.
Left Cuff Pattern (Worked over 23 sts):
Row 1 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p5, C5FP, p3, C2BP, p2, k1, p1, k1
Row 2 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k3, p3, k7, p1, k1, p1.
Row 3 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, MB, p3, C5FP, C2BP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 4 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k4, p4, k5, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 5 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C2FP, p4, C5FP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 6 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p3, k6, p1, k4, p1, k1, p1.
Row 7 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p4, C2FP, p5, k3, p3, k1, p1, k1.
cuff chartsRow 8 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p3, k5, p1, k5, p1, k1, p1.
Row 9 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, MB, p2, C2FP, p4, k3, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 10 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p3, k4, p1, k3, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1.
Row 11 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p3, C2FP, p1, C5BP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 12 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k5, p3, k1, p1, k4, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1.
Row 13 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, C2FP, p3, C5BP, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Row 14 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k7, p3, k3, p1, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 15 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C2FP, C5BP, p3, MB, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 16 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k3, p1, k5, p4, k4, p1, k1, p1.
Row 17 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C5BP, p4, C2BP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Row 18 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k4, p1, k6, p3, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 19 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, k3, p5, C2BP, p4, k1, p1, k1.
Row 20 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k5, p1, k5, p3, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 21 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, k3, p4, C2BP, p2, MB, p2, k1, p1, k1.
Row 22 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k3, p1, k4, p3, k3, p1, k1, p1.
Row 23 [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C5FP, p1, C2BP, p3, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1.
Row 24 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k4, p1, k4, p3, k5, p1, k1, p1.
Repeat Rows 1-24 for Left Cuff Pattern.
hand charts
Right Hand Pattern (Worked over 13 sts at beginning; number of sts will vary as pattern is worked)
Rounds 1-2: K3, p10.
Round 3: C5FP, p8.
Round 4: P2, k3, p8.
Round 5: P2, C5FP, p6.
Round 6: P4, k3, p6.
Round 7: P4, C5FP, p4.
Round 8: P6, k3, p4.
Round 9: P5, C2BP, k1 tbl, C2FP, p3.
Round 10: P5, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, k1 tbl, p3.
Round 11: P4, C2BP, p1, k1 tbl, p1, C2FP, p2.
Rounds 12-13: P4, [k1 tbl, p2] three times.
Round 14: P4, k1, yo, [p2, k1 tbl] twice, p2. 14 sts.
Round 15: P4, yo, k2, [p2, k1 tbl] twice, p2. 14 sts.
Round 16: P4, k3, yo, [p2, k1 tbl] twice, p2. 16 sts.
Round 17: P4, yo, k4, [p2, k1 tbl] twice, p2. 17 sts.
Round 18: P4, k5, yo, [p2, k1 tbl] twice, p2. 18 sts.
Round 19: P4, k6, [p2, k1 tbl] twice, p2.
Round 20: P4, k4, k2tog, p2, k1, yo, p2, k1 tbl, p2.
Round 21: P4, ssk, k3, p2, yo, k2, p2, k1 tbl, p2.
Round 22: P4, k2, k2tog, p2, k3, yo, p2, k1 tbl, p2.
Round 23: P4, ssk, k1, p2, yo, k4, p2, k1 tbl, p2.
Round 24: P4, k2tog, p2, k5, yo, p2, k1 tbl, p2.
Round 25: P7, k6, p2, k1 tbl, p2.
Round 26: P7, k4, k2tog, p2, k1, yo, p2.
Round 27: P7, ssk, k3, p2, yo, k2, p2.
Round 28: P7, k2, k2tog, p2, k3, yo, p2.
Round 29: P7, ssk, k1, p2, yo, k4, p2.
Round 30: P7, k2tog, k2, k5, yo, p2.
Round 31: P10, k6, p2.
Round 32: P10, k4, k2tog, p2. 17 sts.
Round 33: P10, ssk, k3, p2. 16 sts.
Round 34: P10, k2, k2tog, p2. 15 sts.
Round 35: P10, ssk, k1, p2. 14 sts.
Round 36: P10, k2tog, p2. 13 sts.
Left Hand Pattern (Worked over 13 sts at beginning; number of sts will vary as pattern is worked)
Rounds 1-2: P10, k3.
Round 3: P8, C5BP.
Round 4: P8, k3, p2.
Round 5: P6, C5BP, p2.
Round 6: P6, k3, p4.
Round 7: P4, C5BP, p4.
Round 8: P4, k3, p6.
Round 9: P3, C2BP, k1 tbl, C2FP, p5.
Round 10: P3, [k1 tbl, p1] twice, k1 tbl, p5.
Round 11: P2, C2BP, p1, k1 tbl, p1, C2FP, p4.
Rounds 12-13: [P2, k1 tbl] three times, p4.
Round 14: [P2, k1 tbl] twice, p2, yo, k1, p4. 14 sts.
Round 15: [P2, k1 tbl] twice, p2, k2, yo, p4. 15 sts.
Round 16: [P2, k1 tbl] twice, p2, yo, k3, p4. 16 sts.
Round 17: [P2, k1 tbl] twice, p2, k4, yo, p4. 17 sts.
Round 18: [P2, k1 tbl] twice, p2, yo, k5, p4. 18 sts.
Round 19: [P2, k1 tbl] twice, p2, k6, p4.
Round 20: P2, k1 tbl, p2, yo, k1, p2, ssk, k4, p4.
Round 21: P2, k1 tbl, p2, k2, yo, p2, k3, k2tog, p4.
Round 22: P2, k1 tbl, p2, yo, k3, p2, ssk, k2, p4
Round 23: P2, k1 tbl, p2, k4, yo, p2, k1, k2tog, p4.
Round 24: P2, k1 tbl, p2, yo, k5, p2, ssk, p4.
Round 25: P2, k1 tbl, p2, k6, p7.
Round 26: P2, yo, k1, p2, ssk, k4, p7.
Round 27: P2, k2, yo, p2, k3, k2tog, p7.
Round 28: P2, yo, k3, p2, ssk, k2, p7.
Round 29: P2, k4, yo, p2, k1, k2tog, p7.
Round 30: P2, yo, k5, p2, ssk, p7.
Round 31: P2, k6, p10.
Round 32: P2, ssk, k4, p10. 17 sts.
Round 33: P2, k3, k2tog, p10. 16 sts.
Round 34: P2, ssk, k2, p10. 15 sts.
Round 35: P2, k1, k2tog, p10. 14 sts.
Round 36: P2, ssk, p10. 13 sts.
DIRECTIONS
Sourwood Mountainblank
RIGHT GLOVE
Cuff:
Using straight needles, CO 20 sts.
Row 1 [RS]: K1, p1, k to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k to last 3 sts, p1, k1, p1.
Repeat these 2 rows 1[1, 2] times more.
Increase Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p4, pfb, k1, m1, k1, pfb, p3, k1, p1, k1. 23 sts.
Next Row [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k5, p3, k6, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1.
Sizes M, L Only:
Next Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p6, k3, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k5, p3, k6, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1.
All Sizes:
Work Rows 1-24 of Right Cuff Pattern twice.
Size S Only:
Last Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssk, p3, ssk, k2tog, k1, p5, k1, p1, k1. 20 sts.
Loosely BO all sts.
Sizes M Only:
Next Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, k1, p4, C5BP, p5, k1, p1, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k7, p3, k4, p1, k2, p1, k1, p1.
Last Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, ssk, p3, k2tog, k1, p3, p2tog, p2, k1, p1, k1. 20 sts.
Loosely BO all sts.
Size L Only:
Work Rows 1-2 of Right Cuff Pattern.
Next Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, C2FP, C5BP, p7, k1, p1, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k9, p4, k4, p1, k1, p1.
Last Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p4, ssk, k1, ssk, p1, p2tog, p5, k1, p1, k1. 20 sts.
Loosely BO all sts.
Hand:
Turn the cuff so that the RS is facing, with the BO edge at right and the CO edge at left. Using double-point needles, working along long upper edge and beginning with fourth[fourth, third] row from BO edge, pick up and k 41[45, 49] sts. (Pick up 4 sts for every 5 rows, and 1 st in corner of CO edge.)
Divide sts between needles so that there are 13 sts on first needle (Needle 1), and 14[16, 18] sts each on second and third needles (Needles 2 and 3). Join to work in the round.
Round 1: Work Round 1 of Right Hand Pattern over sts on Needle 1; k20[24, 26], place marker, [p1, k1] four[four, five] times.
This round sets pattern for hand: sts on Needle 1 are worked in Right Hand Pattern, last 8[8, 10] sts of round are worked in 1x1 Rib as set, all other sts are worked in stockinette st.
Rounds 2-3: Work in pattern as set.
Round 4: Work in pattern to end of Needle 1; k8[8, 10], M1R, k to marker, M1L, slip marker, work in pattern to end. 43[47, 51] sts.
Round 5: Work in pattern as set.
Round 6: Work as for Round 4. 45[49, 53] sts.
Round 7: Work in pattern as set.
Round 8: Work as for Round 4. 47[51, 55] sts.
Rounds 9-18: Work in pattern as set.
Thumb Gusset:
Next Round: Work in pattern to end of Needle 1; k7, place marker, k1, M1R, M1L, k1, place marker, work in pattern to end. 49[53, 57] sts.
Increase Round: Work in pattern to first marker, k1, M1R, k to 1 st before second marker, M1L, k1, continue in pattern to end of round. 2 sts increased.
Repeat Increase Round 5[6, 7] times more. 61[67, 73] sts. There are 16[18, 20] gusset sts between first and second markers.
Next Round: Work in pattern to first marker; remove marker, BO 16[18, 20] sts, removing second marker; continue in pattern to end. 45[49, 53] sts.
Next Round: Work in pattern to bound-off sts, pick up and k 1 st in first bound-off st and 1 st in last bound-off st, continue in pattern to end. 47[51, 55] sts.
Continue in pattern as set until Round 36 of Right Hand Pattern is complete.
Upper Ribbing:
Round 1: P2tog, k1, [p1, k1] to end. 46[50, 54] sts.
Rounds 2-3: [P1, k1] to end.
Loosely BO all sts.
Sourwood Mountainblank
LEFT GLOVE
Cuff:
Using straight needles, CO 20 sts.
Row 1 [RS]: K1, p1, k to last 2 sts, p1, k1.
Row 2 [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k to last 3 sts, p1, k1, p1.
Repeat these 2 rows 1[1, 2] times more.
Increase Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, pfb, k1, m1, k1, pfb, p4, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1. 23 sts.
Next Row [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k6, p3, k5, p1, k1, p1.
Sizes M, L Only:
Next Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p5, k3, p6, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k6, p3, k5, p1, k1, p1.
All Sizes:
Work Rows 1-24 of Left Cuff Pattern twice.
Size S Only:
Last Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p3, p2tog, k3, k2tog, p3, k2tog, p2, k1, p1, k1. 20 sts.
Loosely BO all sts.
Sizes M Only:
Next Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p5, C5FP, p4, k1, p2, k1, p1, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k2, p1, k4, p3, k7, p1, k1, p1.
Last Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p2, p2tog, p3, k1, k2tog, p3, k2tog, p2, k1, p1, k1. 20 sts.
Loosely BO all sts.
Size L Only:
Work Rows 1-2 of Left Cuff Pattern.
Next Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p7, C5FP, C2BP, p3, k1, p1, k1.
Next Row [WS]: P1, k1, p1, k4, p4, k9, p1, k1, p1.
Last Row [RS]: K1, p1, k1, p5, p2tog, p1, k2tog, k1, k2tog, p4, k1, p1, k1. 20 sts.
Loosely BO all sts.
Hand:
Turn the cuff so that the RS is facing, with the CO edge at right and the BO edge at left. Using double-point needles, working along long upper edge and beginning at CO edge, pick up and k 41[45, 49] sts. (Pick up 4 sts for every 5 rows, picking up last st in fourth[fourth, third] row from BO edge.)
Divide sts between needles so that there are 14[16, 18] sts each on first and second needles (Needles 1 and 2), and 13 sts on third needle (Needle 3). Join to work in the round.
Round 1: [K1, p1] four[four, five] times, place marker, k12[16, 16], place marker, k8[8, 10]; work Round 1 of Left Hand Pattern over sts on Needle 3.
This round sets pattern for hand: first 8[8, 10] sts are worked in 1x1 Rib as set, sts on Needle 3 are worked in Left Hand Pattern, all other sts are worked in stockinette st.
Rounds 2-3: Work in pattern as set.
Round 4: Work in pattern to first marker, slip marker, M1L, k to marker, M1R, slip marker, work in pattern to end.
Round 5: Work in pattern as set.
Round 6: Work as for Round 4. 45[49, 53] sts.
Round 7: Work in pattern as set.
Round 8: Work as for Round 4. 47[51, 55] sts.
Rounds 9-18: Work in pattern as set, removing second marker.
Thumb Gusset:
Next Round: Work in pattern to first marker, k17[21, 23], place marker, k1, M1R, M1L, k1, place marker, work in pattern to end. 49[53, 57] sts.
Increase Round: Work in pattern to second marker, k1, M1R, k to 1 st before third marker, M1L, k1, continue in pattern to end of round. 2 sts increased.
Repeat Increase Round 5[6, 7] times more. 61[67, 73] sts. There are 16[18, 20] gusset sts between first and second markers.
Next Round: Work in pattern to second marker; remove marker, BO 16[18, 20] sts, removing third marker; continue in pattern to end. 45[49, 53] sts.
Next Round: Work in pattern to bound-off sts, pick up and k 1 st in first bound-off st and 1 st in last bound-off st, continue in pattern to end. 47[51, 55] sts.
Continue in pattern as set until Round 36 of Left Hand Pattern is complete.
Upper Ribbing:
Round 1: [K1, p1] to last 3 sts, k1, p2tog. 46[50, 54] sts.
Rounds 2-3: [K1, p1] to end.
Loosely BO all sts.
FINISHING
Button Loops:
Button loops are worked along BO end of each cuff.
Use sl st to join yarn in first st, [ch 3, skip next st, sc in following 7 sts] twice, ch 3, skip next st, sl st in last st. Fasten off, sew in end securely.
Weave in ends. Block gloves lightly. Sew buttons to each cuff, opposite button loops.
ABOUT THE DESIGNER
EricaBlank Erica Jackofsky is an artist in the true sense of the word. Born and raised on eastern Long Island, she has been performing (playing fiddle, flatfoot dancing, and singing) and traveling around the country with her family band, The Homegrown String Band, since 1997. It was during these travels that Erica discovered the joy of knitting and crocheting. Before long Erica established FiddleKnits and began to focus her energies on designing and creating
Ploriginal works of fiber art inspired by traditional American music.

What would you like to see



I would love some feedback, i's so excited that my stats for the blog have shown that as well as my uk blog visitors i am also getting lots of views from the U.S, Canada and Australia

So i would just like to say a Big hello! My blog is still relatively new and  want it to be interactive that people enjoy coming to have a look and browse...   so i am asking for help.

What Crafts would you like to see? What products do you find difficult to source where you are for your crafting hobbies. I am very lucky to have an amazing selection of suppliers so can get a whole stable of crafting products which i can add to my etsy shop for safe payment through paypal.

I can also make Craft Kits

i would love to hear any ideas you may have, feel free to message me here or you could pop over to my Facebook page and send me a message there

www.facbook.com/hlcuk

Have a great weekend everyone :-) x

Want to create embossed Cards?





Spellbinders 3D M-Bossabilities Embossing Folders
Watch this how to video to see how easy embossing folders are to use

You can buy this my Etsy shop now for only £4.99 plus postage


Etsy shop here


*** Special offer *** Get crafting for less

Spellbinders M Bossibilities Flora Reversable Embossing Folder

Bring style into the art of papercraft with a set of embossed Spellbinder M-Bossabilities Folders featuring shining patterns of glowing Flora. With romantic swirls and shining leaves, this is a beautiful way of producing borders, adding embellishments and deepening backgrounds.

These reversible folders contain a whole host of possibilities, with gorgeous shapes and wonderful slants of elegance.

Great for scrapbooking, toning and card-making.
Measures 13 x 18 cm (approximately 5 x 7 inches)
Elaborate, romantic design.
Reversible.
Spellbinder M-Bossabilities Folders Flora
RRP £9.00

Are you looking forward to the Arrival of the New Royal Baby?

I thought i would share some handmade baby items, perfect gift ideas for a Baby Shower

Please check out my Handmade Baby Boutique

Enter my Etsy shop here

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/214236724/baby-blanket-traditional-handknitted?ref=shop_home_feat_1

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/223812325/newborn-handknitted-baby-booties-newborn?ref=shop_home_active_14

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/223808488/baby-booties-newborn-handknitted-baby?ref=shop_home_active_10



https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/219584035/handknitted-baby-hat-handknitted-baby?ref=shop_home_active_2

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/219585478/hand-knitted-baby-beanie-hat-handknitted?ref=shop_home_active_24

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/219584881/hand-knitted-baby-girl-beanie-hat?ref=shop_home_active_1

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/221765120/handknitted-baby-girl-beanie-hat?ref=shop_home_active_19

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/221823685/handknitted-baby-girl-beanie-hat?ref=shop_home_active_17

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/221817456/handknitted-baby-girl-beanie-hat?ref=shop_home_active_18

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/222650578/spring-bonnet-handknitted-baby-girl?ref=shop_home_active_16

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/222702669/baby-booties-hand-knitted-baby-girl?ref=related-2

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/227187912/baby-blanket-granny-square-traditional?ref=related-3

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/227187912/baby-blanket-granny-square-traditional?ref=related-3

https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/AmandaHLCreations?section_id=16482694&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/212261541/hand-knitted-baby-shoes-0-3-months-baby?ref=related-0

Get Crafting this weekend


Get Crafting with Art Impressions stamps

About the company:

Art Impressions began selling educational stamps back in the mid 1980s. Traveling to local and regional craft fairs, customers from all over the Northwest loved the whimsical designs of owner and artist Bonnie Krebs. For over 20 years her talent has grown and developed into one of the major stamp illustrators and designers in the industry today.
A unique characteristic of Art Impressions, and what makes it stand out amongst so many other stamp companies, is its tremendous diversity of images. Bonnie's talent has not only grown and become more sophisticated over the years, she has wonderfully created new and original techniques. One of the most popular is our "Watercolor the Art Impressions Way." This line of artistic rubber stamps has proven to be a huge success

Stamps Available to buy from


Art Impression Rubber Unmounted Stamp Set on Repositionable Foam - Uptown Girl Set 4129

This set is fab quality from a world renowned Stamp Manufacturer.
Sentiments include:* Fashionistas* Girlfriends make the best accessories!* Get Your PARTY On!
The stamps are made out of precision cut deep etched grey rubber
Calling ALL cardmakers especially stampers. This set offers a great collection of flower pots and urns. This will be a great addition to your stamps as it is so versatile as you will be able to use it with your flower stamps, flower embellishments and even peel offs

** please note Unmounted stamps require a clear perspex mounting block for best results not supplied with this set, this is personal preference as most customers already have one in their tool box**
#crafting #stamps #stamper #stamped #stampsets #cardmaking #becreative #getcreating #rubberstamped


My personal choice of pens would be:

Graph it pens, perfect results everytime for skin tones and hair colours

http://graphitmarkers.blogspot.co.uk

Scalloped card mats can be  made using layering dies from:

http://www.craftsuperstore.co.uk/Papercrafting/Die_Cutting_and_Embossing/Spellbinders/Nestabilities/Spellbinders-S4-249.html?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Shopping&utm_campaign=Spellbinders+Nestabilites+-+Big+Scalloped+Circles+&gclid=CjwKEAjw0-epBRDOp7f7lOG0zl4SJABxJg9qYi7dTijMrg085YFV1gUvBiDabhBxo5HXc_LKaUGgiBoCYnTw_wcB

Flower Embellishments can be sourced from:

http://www.craftsuperstore.co.uk/Papercrafting/Embellishments/Flowers.html

Ribbon can be sourced from here:

http://www.craftsuperstore.co.uk/Papercrafting/Ribbons/Organza_Ribbon.html

and

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/223677043/ribbon-polka-dot-ribbon-on-a-roll-10mm?ref=shop_home_active_2&ga_search_query=ribbon

Something for the weekend.... Shortbread recipe


Ingredients for Scottish Pan Shortbread

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups plain flour
  • ¼ cup brown rice flour
  • ½ tsp salt

Method

How to make Scottish Pan Shortbread
Preheat the oven to 300 F. Grease a 9-inch removable-bottom fluted tin and place this on a baking tray.
Beat the butter and brown sugar vigorously by hand or using beaters or a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. It’s an important step to beat the butter and sugar well together when making shortbread – this ensures the shortbread will hold together and when you take a bite it will ‘snap’ and then melt away.
In a separate bowl, sift the flour, rice flour and salt. Add this to the butter and mix until blended. Using floured hands, press this into the prepared pan. Use a fork to dock the shortbread right through to the bottom and bake for 60 minutes, until just lightly browned. Immediately from the oven, slice the shortbread into 16 wedges, then cool completely in the tin.
This shortbread improves over a few days and can be frozen. Store in an airtight container for up to 10 days.

Get Crafting with MDF

more ideas for your MDF Makes







https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/230871861/mdf-mdf-blanks-collection-mdf-kit-mdf?ref=shop_home_active_5

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/230871861/mdf-mdf-blanks-collection-mdf-kit-mdf?ref=shop_home_active_5








** NEW **

MDF - Unfinished/ unpainted MDF Set - 14 Decorative Pieces.

All pieces have been pre-drilled for you

This set includes plaques, hearts, tags, frames, borders

I love using MDF for projects it is so versatile whether it be for stamping individual elements to use on cards or scrapbook projects or in frames or creating actual home decor projects


This item is only available for UK delivery at the moment, if you require international shipping for this item please message me your details so i can get a shipping quote for you 


Look at what you could make