Knitting Can Be EasyHave you ever been frustrated with knitting? Do you love to knit but hate to purl? Are you afraid to try any of the more complicated stitches?
You will not be disappointed with the many practical tips and tricks for making your knitting more skillful and more satisfying. Included are easily explained ideas for creating your own patterns. As well as how to utilize the yarn you have and how to make that sweater actually fit your boy.
The Author Elizebeth Zimmermann is an actual real person. This wonderful book is entertaining as well as educational. She includes clever stories and anecdotes, and has some very forthright opinions about her craft.
You will find real inspiration with a healthy dose of “how to” and “why not”.
Included are elegant patterns for color change Norwegian sweaters, seamless sweaters, hooded baby jackets, socks, slippers, mittens, and many more. You will love this book.
Adorable Baby Hats to KnitBaby Beanies: Happy Hats to Knit for Little HeadsSome really adorable baby hats, caps, and beanies. Twenty five in all and very easy to make.
But easy does not mean uninteresting. You can see by the photo that they are really beautiful. Another opportunity to make those cute personal gifts that you love to give at showers for friends and family.
I know you’ll enjoy these great patterns and have really impressive results as well..You'll love knitting precious little baby hats for your own or a new mother that you would want to gift this very special hand made creation. This is what knitting is all about. Enjoy!
I found this wonderful article that comments on how knitting is soothing. And with the expense of nearly everything in this world, cheap as well! I find that baby knitting patterns are the best choice as I usually have many projects going at the same time. Baby knitting patterns are quick enough that you can have that near instant gratification of completing a project.
I will see a yarn and just have to have it. So because the project total cost is so reasonable, I never have to have any guilt. And as we said the projects are small so having many baby knitting patterns going at once is excellent.
There are literally so many baby knitting patterns that you would never come to the end of your choices, sweaters, booties, hats, mittens, blankets, it is endless. I know I like to have the opportunity to do a whole outfit for the baby, so I will have several going at once.
And with the choices of yarn types, baby knitting patterns would never become dull or boring for you. There would always be a new surprise. They have so many soft and fuzzy and utterly charming choices that it seems like a gift to yourself every time you pick up your needles. And the colors! Not just pink and blue, much more for your imagination to run wild with.
Baby Knits for Beginners [Hardcover]
Baby Knits for Beginners [Hardcover]
There are several special perks to this beginner knitting book. First of all it is beautiful and hardcover so will preserve your project instructions for years to come. The photos are gorgeous. Debbie Bliss is known for her beautiful patterns and clear instructions and this book is designed with the beginning knitter in mind. You will be knitting for baby in no time at all. Anything from baby booties to baby blankets. This book is also in a handy format that is another thoughtful gesture toward the knitter. It will tuck down neatly into your knitting bag. There are a total of 15 projects for your knitting pleasure.
Let Your Baby Knit Patterns Make Your Knitting Fun and Rewarding
Have you decided what you might want to knit? Something simple and easy for a beginner. Something small. Okay, you are just learning the difference between a knit and a purl. You have to decide on some baby knit patterns to get started, well I suggest you start with a baby knit blanket.
Why? Because it is easy and it is a job you can complete in a reasonable length of time. Also it is worked on straight needles, which in my opinion is one of the easiest ways to learn knitting. You can make it any size, color or texture. The sky is the limit. Also it is a portable project. You can take it along. It is so fun to knit wherever you are, in the doctor’s waiting room, waiting for the arrival of your friend at the airport. Waiting to purchase the latest concert tickets camped out in line since 5am, see what I mean?
There are tons of baby knit patterns all over the web. So find one you like and then go shopping.
If you know the color scheme of the baby you are knitting for, nursery, the choice is simple. Or if you already know the sex of the baby before it arrives you are all set. If you do not know these two things and you are still interested in these baby knit patterns, then just go for it. Choose a color that you like that would be kind of generic for any baby. When you go to the yarn shops you will be dazzled by the choices. There are many many colors and textures. There are soft fuzzy ones and tweedy ones, and richly textured, touchable yarns. This will be the hard part making your choices.
Once you have your choices. Be sure to read your pattern and purchase enough yarn to complete your baby knit pattern. You want it to be one color lot number. But as mentioned in previous posts, you don’t have too much worry because you are really only purchasing a small quantity for such a small piece. So you can actually afford to take a look at those wonderfully expensive yarns, if you so decide. Of course, you may want to try you hand at knitting on less expensive yarn to just get the hang of it.
I’ll tell you a little secret that has saved me so many times, it is really necessary that I share it with you. When you find baby knit patterns, or any pattern for that matter, that you like, save it! You must organize your patterns. I have a small filing cabinet with dividers, blankets, caps, booties, dresses, etc. And then I put a sticky note on each pattern,
“easy to knit”
“add 10 extra stitches in width”
“real winner with mother”
“takes a bit of work but worth the effort”
“great take along project”
“not so great for fuzzy yarn, better in cotton”
you get the drift here. Tell yourself reminders about the pattern to make your next knitting of it more fun.
I can’t tell you the hours I have wasted looking through drawers and magazines for a pattern that I knew I had but couldn’t find it. If someone would have told me this secret when I started it would have been so time saving and valuable to me. So I hope this helps you.
And I hope you get started on your first baby knit patterns and make that gorgeous new baby blanket for the next little someone coming into your life. Have fun!
Don’t Let Our Busy Lives Stop Us From Enjoying our Baby Knitting Patterns
Baby Knitting Patterns, what??!! Are you kidding. There are some days I am certain two or three hours have gone missing. There just isn’t enough time! On some days it seems like not enough time for anything. No fun or play just work and clean and worry. I am sure you recognize in this world there is plenty to worry about, but I think that is the very reason we need to make time for play too.
Sometimes, it is the place to knit. Some people feel that they need a special place. That lovely rocking chair or a special craft room, or me, I love sitting on my deck in the evening, listening to the sounds of nature and knitting all my baby knitting patterns. But if I can’t get to my deck, maybe it is raining, should that mean that I don’t knit that day.
Sometimes, we have a schedule to keep, house to clean, meals to cook, children to bathe, an perhaps a job to work. Well some of us are so regimented that we will not allow ourselves the “luxury” of some “me” time. Rubbish! We need it!
If we have schedules to keep, why not “schedule” your time to include some knitting?
I guarantee you will never regret it. You will feel better, be happier and more tolerant of the world around you.
The point of this post is to encourage all of us, myself included not to forget the importance of allowing ourselves some relaxation time. To allow ourselves the opportunity to soul search or meditate or simply think of nothing. But to have the time to do something we really enjoy doing, in this case, knitting.
Think of the message we are sending our children. I am harried, frantic and grumpy because there isn’t enough time in the day. Or, I am important too, and I am going to make the best use of the time I have, balanced between work and play.
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I love to knit baby blankets. Not only are they cute and easy to knit, but usually the patterns are easy to memorize and then you can knit on the run. An easy take along project and you can use such a variety of yarn choices and colors. You can switch up the colors and make it your own pattern.
Plus it is wonderful to have a gift ready when you find out someone you care about has become pregnant. So you are knitting for fun and joy but with a purpose. Feels good doesn’t it.
So anyway, here is this really cute knitting pattern of a baby blanket. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
Approx 36 x 48 ins
20 sts and 26 rows = 4 ins in stocking st.
Cast on 225 sts.(Definitely better to use circular needles to handle this many stitches, but not absolutely necessary)
Knit 5 rows (garter st).
Proceed in pat as follows:
1st row: (RS).K2.P2. K4. *yo. K3. Sl1. K2tog. psso. K3. yo. K1. Rep from * to last 3 sts. K3.P2.K2
2nd row: K7. Purl to last 3 sts. K7.
3rd row: P2.K2. continue in pattern same as 1st row until last four stitches. Then end K2.P2
4th row: Knit across
These 4 rows form pat.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 47 ins [119.5 cm] ending with 2nd row of pat.
Knit 5 rows. Cast off knitwise.
Maybe it is because we have to use THREE needles. Yes. two knitting needles and a cable needle. And sometimes you can’t find the cable needle that is the same size of the needles you are doing the main knitting on. So you just sort of fake it and make do with the size you have.
Well I am thrilled to share with you a fantastic find. Cabling without a cable needle. The following very short video explains how it is done. And the amazing thing you could adapt this to any baby knitting pattern, Use it as a trim or a part of the main body. Explore the possibilities. This makes an easy knitting pattern out of something more complicated. It is really cool!
I hope you become as excited about this as I am. Go knit something!
This video shows the construction of a baby bootie pattern, knitted with straight knitting needles. You do not need to know how to “knit in the round” in order to make this pattern! It’s an excellent project for beginner knitters.
To make this pattern, you’ll need knitting needles, yarn, a yarn needle and/or crochet needle, and the pattern which can be found here: http://cyberseams.com/article/105035/all_things_knitting/knitted_baby_booties_size_newborn_to_six_months.html
This video does not teach you how to knit. If you are new to knitting these additional resources may be helpful to you:
How to Knit – the Basics: http://cyberseams.com/article/104877/all_things_knitting/how_to_knit_the_basics.html
Knitted Cast On: http://cyberseams.com/article/105023/all_things_knitting/how_to_knit_knitted_cast_on.html
Garter (Knit) Stitch, Purl Stitch, Rib Knit, and Stockinette Stitch can all be found here: http://cyberseams.com/article/104876/all_things_knitting/how_to_knit.html
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I don’t normally knit the cute little children’s huggable animal patterns, but I have become a bit addicted to these. I have found some huggable bear knitting patterns. Here is one I just wrote about Here.
Well this time I have found a very cute little lamb. I love knitting cables. I think it is fun and always adds depth and dimension to the piece. So when I saw the cables on this lamb. I was hooked. Have a look, see what I mean?
This pattern is labeled as for the Intermediate knitter, but I didn’t find it to be too difficult. I think they may have labeled it at that level because of the cables. And they do an excellent job with this pattern explaining the different stitches that are called for. I’ve included a video to help you with the cables.
If you like knittng the little huggable animals, or you have some precious little someone that needs a new friend, you are going to love this cute huggable little lamb. Enjoy
Beg at top of head, with A, cast on 12 sts. Divide sts onto 3 double pointed needles (dpns), with 4 sts on each of the 3 needles. Place marker for beg of rnd. Join by working the first st on left hand needle with the working yarn from the right hand needle, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: Knit.
Rnd 2: *K2, M1; rep from * around – 18 sts at the end of this rnd.
Rnds 3, 5 and 7: Knit.
Rnd 4: *K3, M1; rep from * around – 24 sts.
Rnd 6: *K6, M1, rep from * around – 28 sts.
Rnd 8: K12, place marker (pm), k3, pm, k to end of rnd.
Note: You may wish to use markers in a different color than the beg of rnd marker.
Rnds 9-12: K to first marker, slip marker (sm), M1, k to next marker, M1, sm, k to end of rnd – 11 sts between markers, 36 sts at the end of Rnd 12.
Rnds 13 and 15: Knit, slipping markers as you come to them.
Rnd 14: K to first marker, sm, k4, M1, k3, M1, k4, sm, k to end of rnd – 13 sts between markers, 38 sts.
Rnd 16: K to first marker, sm, k4, ssk, k1, k2tog, k4, sm, k to end of rnd – 11 sts between markers, 36 sts.
Rnds 17-20: K to first marker, sm, ssk, k to 2 sts before next marker, k2tog, sm, k to end of rnd – 3 sts between markers, 28 sts at the end of Rnd 20.
Rnd 21: Knit.
Rnd 22: K1, k2tog, k to 2 sts before first marker, ssk, remove marker, k to next marker, remove marker, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 – 24 sts.
Change to B.
Baby Knitting Patterns Help You Enjoy Your Craft
As we have talked about several times, knitting is a wonderful hobby, and baby knitting patterns is especially wonderful because of the less time and expense involved in choosing, and completing a project. Sometimes you can have a project started and you happen to find a beautiful must-have yarn. What do you do? Buy it of course.
You do know that you can never have enough yarn. I have three trunks full of yarn, baby yarn, and yarns suitable for older people projects. What are the advantages of this? Well I’m glad you asked.
If you have yarn readily available, there is never such a thing as boredom or being unprepared ever again. If it is a rainy cold day, I can spend hours going through my yarns and choosing the one that I will start a new project with. And if I get word that someone is having a new baby, I am instantly ready to get their gift ready for them.
But best of all it is wonderful to just collect the beautiful textures and colors and it makes you feel good. We have already talked about how buying baby yarns and baby knitting patterns is never going to break the bank due to the small size and thus smaller amounts needed. So you can afford to increase your stock without guilt. And always be ready.
There are many places to find good bargains on yarn and patterns. There are the regular brick and mortar stores that you can shop, especially this time of year, you can find fantastic bargains. But if you can go online, there is no end to what you can find. Any store that is in a mall that you might drive to, you can shop at online. And you can find coupons online to make it even more affordable. You can even find tons of free patterns on and off line.
One of the absolute best places to find unlimited free baby knitting patterns is at your local library. Knitting is so popular these days that a good public library will offer a very wide selection of knitting books. This provides you with basically limitless pattern choices. Using the library also gives you the option of checking out multiple books at one time so that you can search for the absolute best pattern for your particular project. An added benefit is that you have the full-colored example to guide you while you’re working on your project. And, if you decide you really like the book, you can always buy a copy for your own personal library.
If you have a computer or access to one, a whole new world of free baby patterns opens up for you. Of course, many knitting-related sites provide free patterns in the hope that you will purchase their knitting yarn or other knitting supplies. However, with the increasing number of personal blogs online, you can now find many avid knitters who enjoy sharing their personal baby knit patterns for free. Since everyone doesn’t necessarily know about these blogs, you have the option of making a one-of-a-kind item for your special baby.
It is endless fun and adventure in shopping and then hours of crafting joy! Hey what are you waiting for, get to shopping and knitting!!
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Complicated is Out Simple Knitting Patterns Are Beautiful
You know some people think if they are not knitting some complicated, cabled, multi colored, or pattern changing baby knitting pattern, they are failures. Well let me tell you, simple knitting baby patterns certainly have a very special place in my knitting repertoire. And I’ll tell you why, they’re simple.
Really, I’m serious. Can you knit a really complicated pattern if you want to spend time with your family, watching TV or a movie? If you are waiting in the doctor’s office and you are listening for your name to be called, can you pull out your terribly complicated baby knitting pattern and go for it? If you are taking a traveling vacation and you are riding passenger as you travel across the most beautiful scenery and you don’t really want to miss it but you want to knit also, is a pattern that you have to keep count and keep track of pattern changes, the best choice? Have you gotten my point yet?
In the above scenarios, a simple baby knitting pattern would fit the bill. You don’t have to worry about losing count or using more than your two needles and your not worry about the upcoming color change and you aren’t trying to keep track of your cable needles and when to do it next. It is just easy, simple and pleasant knitting.
I love mindless knitting, just me, gorgeous yarn and my two needles. A baby blanket, bath towel, wash cloths or bunting, it is simple straight forward wonderful simple baby knitting. Plus it is something that you will be able to complete in a reasonable amount of time. But what if you like those complicated patterns, I do.
You have to consider, how many doctor’s appointment, or movies or vacations will you have, watch or take. You can always work on your more complicated patterns when your life allows.
Maybe the moral to this story is, if you are serious about your knitting and you love it as much as I do, you will have all kinds of baby knitting patterns. Easy, simple, cables, pattern changing, color changing wonderful and always ongoing knitting patterns.
I have several projects in different stages of completion all the time. I think it is the true caliber of a fine knitter. And simple baby knitting patterns are among my most favorite. I hope yours too.Lijit Search
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