Saturday, July 26, 2008

Sailor Hare, knitted rabbit - knitting pattern (in English)

($ 5 USD)
for Advanced Beginner Knitters
knitted bunny knitted rabbit knitted toy
knitted bunny knitted rabbit knitted toy
Here is a cute knitted Sailor Hare - a great friend for you, for your kids, grandkids, nephews, nieces or for your friends. He will be happy to keep you company. We hope you enjoy making him.
Sailor Hare measures about 24 cm (9.5 inch) to tip of ears. All pieces of hare are knitted flat.
MATERIALS:
Straight needles (or circural) size 2 (2.75mm)
Leftovers in brown for hare’s body, blue, navy and white yarn for clothes. Black yarn to embroider for nose, mouth and eyes
2 buttons
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle
If you use thicker yarn and bigger size of needles you get a bigger toy.
We use:
25 g of acrylic in brown (100g = 300m - 328 yds),
5 g of acrylic in white (100g = 300m - 328 yds),
5 g of acrylic in denim (100g = 300m - 328 yds yds)
5 g of acrylic in blue (100g = 300m - 328 yds yds)

The pattern includes 6 pages of instructions and pictures how to make the hare sailor, his sweater and overalls.
Copy of the pattern will be e-mailed as a PDF document after Pay-Pal payment has been received.


Sailor Hare
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Thursday, July 24, 2008

Little Hare Boy, knitted rabbit (in English)

($ 5 USD)
for Advanced Knitters
knitted bunny, knitted rabbit
knitted bunny, knitted rabbit, knitted toy
Have you any leftover yarn? Sure, you have! So you can start to knit the Little Hare Boy. He can become a good friend for you, for your kids or for your friends. He will be happy to keep you company. We hope you enjoy making him. Little Hare Boy measures about 24 cm (9.5 inch) to tip of ears.
This pattern includes 6 pages of instructions and pictures how to make the hare boy, his sweater and overalls. All pieces of the toy are knitted flat.
What do you need to knit the hare?
MATERIALS:
Needles size 2 (2.75mm)
Leftovers from different projects of a similar gauge in DK or worsted in brown for hare’s body, any color yarn for clothes.
If you use thicker yarn and bigger size of needles you get a bigger toy.
We use:
25 g of acrylic in brown (100g = 300m - 328 yds),
5 g of acrylic in white (100g = 300m - 328 yds),
5 g of acrylic in denim (100g = 300m - 328 yds yds)
Black yarn to embroider for nose, mouth and eyes
2 buttons
Polyester fiberfill for stuffing
Stitch holder
Tapestry needle

Copy of the pattern will be e-mailed as a PDF document after Pay-Pal payment has been received.


Hare Boy
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Friday, July 18, 2008

Flower Power Elephants - free knitting pattern


Here are two ways how to knit Flower Power Elephants - round and flat.


Here is a pattern for a funny knitted elephant. The pattern is for free. It would be great a “happy back to school day” surprise for your kid or just something to knit in between bigger projects :o).
The elephant toys are knitted in round on double pointed needles. They knit up quickly and is a great way to use up small amounts of yarn.

Round version

Body, head, trunk and tail (in one piece):
Cast on 8 stitches leaving a long end for an elephant tail. Distribute among 4 needles and join. Place marker.
Rnd 1: K
Rnd 2: (K1, M1) x 8 (16 sts)
Rnds 3 - 4: K (2 rounds)
Rnd 5: (K2, M1) x 8 (24 sts)
Rnds 6 – 7: K (2 rounds)
Rnd 8: (K3, M1) x 8 (32 sts)
Rnds 9 - 11: K (3 rounds)
Rnd 12: (K4, M1) x 8 (40 sts)
Rnds 13 – 32: K (20 rounds)
Rnd 33: (K3, K2tog) x 8 (32 sts)
Rnd 34-35-36: K
Rnd 37: (K2, k2tog) x 8 (24 sts)
Rnd 38 - 39: K (2 rounds)
Rnd 40: (K4, k2tog) x4 (20 sts)
Rnds 41- 43: K (3 rounds)
Rnd 44: (K3, k2tog) x 4 (16 sts)
Rnds 45 – 69: K (25 rounds)
Cast off loosely and cut yarn. Stuff with fiberfill , pull the body firmly, and then very lightly stuff the trunk. Then tie the trunk in 4 places (see photo).

From a cast on leaving long end make elephant tail - with a hook (5 chain stitches, break yarn). Sew the hole under the tail.

Ears (make two pieces)
Cast on 12 stitches, leaving a long tail to sew ears to head. They are knitted with garter stitch, flat.
Rows 1-3: K (3 rows)
Row 4: Sl1, M1, K10, M1, K1 (14 sts)
Rows 5 – 7: K (3 rows)
Row 8: Sl1, K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K 2 (12 sts)
Row 9: K
Row 10: Sl1, K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 (10 sts)
Row 11: K
Row 12: Sl1, K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2 (8 sts)
Row 13: K
Row 14: (K2tog) x 4 (4 sts)
Cast off. Cut yarn leaving a long end.

Legs (make four pieces)
Cast on 12 stitches, leaving a long tail to sew the leg to body. Distribute among 4 needles and join.
Rnd 1 - 5: K (5 rounds)
Cut yarn leaving a long end. Thread it through sts left on knitting needles, pull to gather tightly, then fasten off. Weave in ends (not the CO tail – use that for sewing arm onto body). Stuff with fiberfill and sew to the body.

FINISHING
Sew legs to the body using yarn end left when casting on.
Sew ears on head, making sure both sides of CO edge are held flat against each other.
Embroider the eyes and flowers on Elephant’s body.

Bow
Cast on 6 sts and knit garter stitch (all stitches K) 13 rows. In every row don’t knit the first stitch, slip it only - than the edge of it looks neat. Cast off. Add the bow to elephant's head.

Flat version

Body, head, trunk and tail (in one piece):
Cast on 9 stitches, leaving a long end for elephant tail.
Row 1: P.
Row 2: (K1, M1) x 8. K1 (17 sts)
Row 3 – 5: st st (3 rows)
Row 6: (K2, M1) x 8, K1 (25 sts)
Rows 7 – 9: st st (3 rows)
Row 10: (K3, M1) x 8, K1 (33 sts)
Rows 11 – 13: st st (3 rows)
Row 14: (K4, M1) x 8, K1 (41 sts)
Rows 15 – 29: st st (15 rows)
Row 30: (K3, K2tog) x 8, K1 (33 sts)
Rows 31 – 33: st st (3 rows)
Row 34: (K2, K2tog) x 8, K1 (25 sts)
Rows 35 – 37: st st (3 rows)
Row 38: (K3, K2tog) x 5 (20 sts)
Rows 39 – 41: st st (3 rows)
Row 42: (K3, K2tog) x 4 (16 sts)
Rows 43 – 67: st st (25 rows).

Cast off loosely and cut off yarn. Sew up body, stuffing as you sew. Body stuff firmly, and trunk - lightly. Then tie the trunk in 4 places (see photo).

Using crochet hook make a tail from cast on leaving long end (5 chain stitches. Cut yarn.

Ears (make two pieces)
Cast on 12 stitches, leaving a long tail to sew ears to head.
Rows 1 – 3: K
Row 4: Sl 1, M1, K10, M1, K1 (14 sts)
Rows 5 – 7: K (3 rows)
Row 8: Sl 1, K1, K2tog, K6, K2tog, K2 (12 sts)
Row 9: K
Row 10: Sl 1, K1, K2tog, K4, K2tog, K2 (10 sts)
Row 11: K
Row 12: Sl 1, K1, K2tog, K2, K2tog, K2 (8 sts)
Row 13: K
Row 14: (K2tog) x 4 (4 sts)
Cast off. Cut yarn leaving a long end.

Legs (make four pieces)
Cast on 13 stitches, leaving a long tail to sew the leg to body.
Start from P row: 5 rows st st.
Cut yarn. Thread it through sts left on knitting needles, pull to gather tightly, then fasten off. Join row ends of the leg, leaving the top edge open. Stuff with fiberfill and sew to the body.

Embroider the eyes and flowers on Elephant’s body.

FINISHING
Sew ears on head, making sure both sides of cast on edge are held flat against each other.

Bow
Cast on 6 sts and knit garter stitch (all stitches K) 13 rows. In every row don’t knit the first stitch, slip it only - than the edge of it looks neat. Cast off.



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1. You are granted permission by us to use the knitting instructions for your personal use, charity and knitting pleasure.
2. You agree to use the file and any print-outs of its contents for personal use only.
3. Re-selling or sharing of the file or its contents, either in whole or part, is not permitted.
4. You may not sell the finished toys made from the pattern.

Anna was kind enough to translate the pattern into German. Thank you very much, Anna!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

ORDER INFO and Terms of Use

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Our patterns are written in English.
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2. You agree to use the file and any print-outs of its contents for personal use only.
3. Re-selling or sharing of the file or its contents, either in whole or part, is not permitted.
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Help with knitting


ABBREVIATIONS
beg - begin[ning]
st - stitch 
CO - cast on
cont - continue[ing]
dpn - double pointed needles[s]
g - grams
K - knit
K2tog - knit two together
m - meter[s]
M1 - Make 1 stitch: make a twisted loop onto the right needle and then knit into it on the next row.
mm - millimeters
P - purl
P2tog - purl two together
rem - remaining
rep - repeat
rnd[s] - round[s]
SSK - slip 2 stitches as if to knit, then knit those 2 stitches together
Sl - slip st 
st st - stockinette stitch 
tog - together
YO - yarn over
(..) - repeat directions between ( ) as many times as indicated

Gauge in DK/Light Worsted (8 ply) (300m/100 g)


YARN TYPES
While many people speak English all over the world, we tend to have different names for the same thing and this is certainly true of yarn types.


Australia/UK
US
Approximate Tensions
2 ply
lace weight
3 ply, 4 ply, 5 ply,
jumper weight
fingering
32 - 26 sts to 4 inches
(10cm)
8 ply, dk, double knit
sport weight -double
knit
22 - 24 sts to 4 inches
10 ply, aran weight
worsted weight
20 sts to 4 inches
12 ply
worsted weight
16 - 18 sts to 4 inches
14 ply
bulky
14 sts to 4 inches

Help with knitting

JOINING TOY PIECES TOGETHER
To sew seams of the toy use a mattress stitch. It is very good choice for sewing almost invisible vertical seams on stockinette stitch.


Pattern says to sew on buttons but no mention of making button holes! 
Clothes for toys are tiny projects and you add small buttons only so there you need not to knit button holes. That is why make buttonholes on loose knits by simply slipping the button through the stitch.