I am hoping that this blog will help you and me experience the craft of crochet as well as knitting. During times of silence or turmoil, crochet and knitting continuously help me quiet my mind at my own pace, enabling me to find my center. I have patterns for sale in PDF Format, you can find them on the side Bar or in their own Pages at the top menu. The posts are classified By labels which are at the far right, all the way down. We are the Borg! I think it will bring Order into Chaos!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Knitting backwards or left to right

A short video of how to knit backwards or from left to right

Purling from left to right or Backwards

A short video sharing with you a technique of purling from left to right or backwards.






Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Heracles" a lace scarf

 "Heracles" a lace scarf 

Heracles Collage ver 2A

Heracles name comes from Hēra, “Hera”, and kleos, “glory”, born Alcaeus, was a divine hero in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Alcmene (and half-brother) of Perseus. He was the greatest of the Greek heroes, a paragon of masculinity, and the ancestor of royal clans.

A lace scarf in my series of Men lace attire. It is a unisex item and a timeless piece. It has strong, yet delicate, lines to appease the muses. Embrace the divine spark within you and wear it with pride.
This project may be any size. You may use different yarns and different size needles. It is a fun project. I have found that it is always good to count your stitches. Whenever I am missing a stitch it is usually a yarn over that fell off. You will always have 41 stitches.

Materials:

Yarn: Wollemeise Lace Garn (75 gms) , 435 yds.

Needles: US 6 4.0 mm
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Gauge: 12 stitches and 14 Rows = 2 inches

Miscellaneous:

Stitch markers (recommended)

Blocking (stainless) wires, boards and pins.

Blocked to 74 inches by 13 inches. At 19 repetitions of main pattern.

$ 6.00

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Old Fashion Selfie

Selfies April 2014 Daniel Hat (1)
What this is an old fashion #selfie and this is the Daniel Hat, a Fair Isle hat. It is done in Paton's Canadiana for a friend. It is a great test of Acrylic resilience. I actually enjoy knitting with it. My friend needs big hats and I love making them for him. I have modified the pattern to include this modification for those who want to make it.
 Daniel Lima 2014 (2)
So why not have a bright colored hat that enhances your day.  Thanks for stopping by!
 Daniel Lima 2014 (6)

Monday, April 07, 2014

Icaro a Lace Hat

Icaro Hat Collage (3)

 Icaro is a unisex lace hat. In Greek mythology, Icaro (Spanish spelling), Icarus (the Latin spelling, conventionally adopted in English; Ancient Greek: Ἴκαρος, Íkaros, Etruscan: Vikare[1]) is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus. Often depicted in art, Icarus and his father attempt to escape from Crete by means of wings that his father constructed from feathers and wax. This hat made of wool will keep you protected from the Sun and the cold wind. It can be a tam, a slouchy of plain beanie, I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend. This pattern was inspired by Barbara G. Walker Flame Ribbing Stitch Pattern. 

 Materials: Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat at 126 sts takes less than 45 grams)


Needles: US 2, 2.75 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge:   2 “ = 12.5  Sts  and 16 Rnds in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle

Finished Dimensions:  Rib band measures about 16( 18, 20, 22) inches if you get gauge.  (It has negative ease of about 2 inches.)Finished Dimensions:  Rib band measures about 16( 18, 20, 22) inches if you get gauge.  (It has negative ease of about 2 inches.)


Saturday, April 05, 2014

Make 1 Left and Make 1 Right

The picture below shows you the end result of making two stitches by using the horizontal bar between stitches and knitting one and purling one. This will give you two stitches in a ribbing of 1 x 1 without changing your pattern.
 Make 2 at a time K1 P1
The second picture is showing you a M1L or Make one left and a M1R or Make 1 Right.  You will be using the vertical bars of the stitches.
M1L and M1R
The third picture is showing you the possible outcomes of this combination.  On each side of a stitch and between two stitches.
 M1R and M1L 2 styles
Here is a small video as a demonstration. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Estonian - Lace - Knit - Cast On VIdeo



This is the video for the "Scairf Lasa" that I have made to assist you in the making of the lace scarf.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

"Pomegranate" a lace hat

"Pomegranate" A lace Hat



pomagranate collage


Pomegranate is a unisex lace hat. The name originates from ancient times. The name pomegranate
derives from medieval Latin pōmum "apple" and grānātum "seeded". It may be shaped into a regular
hat, a slouch or a Tam. It all depends on how you block it. It has a lot of versatility, for many shapes and  head sizes.I hope that you will discover your favorite style, then make one for you and one for a friend.

Materials:
Yarn: Sierra Sock by Tactile Fiber Arts Studio
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) Yardage 385 yards (352 meters) 100 grams (Main Picture Hat
at 126 sts takes less than 50 grams)

Needles: US 4, 3.50 mm double pointed needles or a circular needle with cable of 30” or more.

Gauge: 2 “ = 12 Sts and 17 Rows in Stockinette Stitch (adjust needle size to get gauge if needed)

Stitch marker and a Darning needle
Finished Dimensions: Rib band measures about 18(20, 22, 24) inches if you get guage

$ 6.00



Scairf Lasa a lace scarf

 "Scairf Lasa" A lace scarf. 

Scairf Lasa (3)

Scairf Lasa is the translation in Irish for Lace Scarf. It is a very simple name for a very simple scarf.
I think that men don’t wear enough lace, because we are not used to it or don’t see it as part of
our wardrobe. I encourage you not to take that as a command, it is just an opinion. A lace scarf
can become elegant, Spartan, delicate, sensual. I believe the person wearing the scarf is the one
who chooses what message the scarf broadcasts to the world. This pattern was inspired by
Barbara G. Walker’s “Coverleaf Eyelet Cable” from the collection of books A Treasury of Knitting
Patterns, by Schoolhouse Press.

Gauge = 8 sts = 2 “ and 14 Rows = 2 “ in Stockinette stitch
Needle size 4 mm or US 6
Suggested yarn Wollemeise Twin

Blocked to size 76 inches by 9.5 inches Main Picture No border.

Estonian Cast On or Knit Cast On video Link HERE or copy and paste

 $6.00