Thanksgiving has come and gone. Leftovers were eaten, and the belly was full. YarnKitties enjoyed their little turkey dinners too.
Now its crunch time for my 3 upcoming holiday events. I am busy crocheting animals the next 2 weeks. Then I can relax for the remainder of the year.
Just a heads up, YarnKat moves to another web host site soon. It will be down starting Dec 3 thru Dec 12th as we migrate from one hosting service to another.
However, you will still be able to reach YarnKat through the YarnKat social media accounts.
As my gift to you for your patience, please feel free to take 50% off each pattern listed. This is a limited time offer, so grab those patterns while you can.
Thank you for your continued support of YarnKat.
After much anticipation, I will be participating in 3 holiday arts & crafts boutiques in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. Flyers are posted on the SHOWS page so you can read all the details about each event. You will be able to find me at the following locations:
Saturday December 2, 2017 Miracle on Main Street & Centennial Holiday Tree Lighting event.
Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm.
Location: Library Park, 111 W. Mariposa Ave El Segundo
The tree lighting ceremony will be at 5:30pm. Train Rides, Craft Boutique, Carolers, Food, Live Entertainment
Sunday, December 10, 2017 35th Annual Christmas Boutique, Wilson Park
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: 2200 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA between Carson St and Sepulveda Blvd
Handcrafted Goods, One of a Kind Gifts, Food Vendors, Photos with Santa, Children’s Crafts
Sunday, December 10, 2017 Mar Vista Holiday Boutique (pop up shop)
Time: 10:00am to 3:00pm
Location: 3412 Keeshen Drive Los Angeles, CA
Yes, you see 2 events on the same day. I will be at the Mar Vista event and my husband Lee will be at Wilson Park event.
The past 2 weeks have been quite busy for me here at casa YarnKat. My consignee at Buy Hand – Laguna Beach placed an order for extra animals for 2 events the shop will be having, so my work stopped and the animals have been crocheted and delivered. Then our newest YarnKitten, Gizmo, got, um, neutered. Uncle Baggy is taking good care of him while he recuperates.
For 1 week only, the pattern will be free, after that it will be $4.00 in my pattern shop.
If you prefer to have just the written pattern, without all of the dialog, please go to the patterns section and grab it HERE.
The sample shown is made with Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn, in Cincinnati Red color, #6 Super Bulky, 5oz (142 gm), 81yds (74m), US 10½, (6.5mm) straight knitting needles.
1 skein/hank Chunky yarn
US 10½ (6.5mm) straight knitting needles
Large darning needle
Removable Stitch Marker
K-knit P-purl BO-bind off RS-right side
Since I do not have 9inch circular needles, these mitts are knit flat, leaving a long tail to stitch the side seams together.
Row 1: With a long tail, using Long Tail Cast On, cast on 20 stitches
Row 2: *Knit 2 (K2), Purl 2 (P2), *repeat across to end of row, turn
Row 3-6: Repeat row 2, turn (5 rows of ribbing) measures about 2 inches
Row 7: Knit across (place removable stitch marker at beginning of row), this will be RS
Row 8: Knit 2, Purl to last 2 stitches, K2.
Rows 9-23 Repeat Rows 7 & 8 until piece measures 5 inches long from cast on edge to needle, (approximately 15 rows)
Rows 21-25: Repeat Row 2 (k2, p2) for 5 rows.
Bind off in k2, p2, leave a long tail.
Starting at bind off edge, fold right side together (place removable stitch marker told in place) and whipstitch down the 5 rows of ribbing, making sure you stitch tight to close the seam. Leave tail for now and go to opposite edge of mitt, whipstitch from bottom up the ribbing, place mitt on hand and continue to stitch closed until you feel comfortable with the thumb opening.
If you did not leave a long tail on one end, you can weave in thru the stitches to get to opposite side and finish stitching seam closed. Repeat for other mitt, turn inside out, and you are ready to wear. When finished I had 2 ounces of the original 5 ounces remaining. If the ribbing had been shortened, there would have been enough to make a second pair. Something to consider if you do not want to have any leftover yarn.
These mitts make great gifts, you can wear them while knitting or crocheting, walking the dog in the morning, or driving.
Feel free to leave comment on this free pattern. I would love to see your mitts, so be sure to post your pictures on Ravelry, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and hash tag #yarnkat #quickmitts
The holidays are fast approaching, Thanksgiving is 3 weeks away, and YarnKat is 1 year old. I am thankful for your support of my blog and website. In order to show my thanks I am giving you a FREE CROCHET PATTERN that can be made in 1 day or 2 days. This pattern is a crochet scarf. For 1 week only, the pattern will be free, after that it will be $4.00 in my pattern shop.
I call this my Rolling Along Infinity Scarf. The scarf is an easy pattern for the novice crocheter, the more experienced will find it can be crocheted it in a short time. The sample shown is in Premier Yarns Sweet Roll Cake, in colorway Pink Swirl. It is an acrylic yarn, worsted weight #4, with 245 yards. It is machine washable, and the recommended hook size is US I-9 (5.5mm).
The crochet hook we will be using is US J-10 (6mm). In choosing this hook, there will be more loft, more flow to the scarf. It will not look so stiff because the larger hook eases the tension of the yarn.
If you prefer to have just the written pattern, without all of the dialog, please go to the patterns section and grab it here: https://yarnkatcom.ipage.com/?product=rolling-along-infinity-scarf
1 Sweet Roll Cake, or 245 yds of worsted weight, like Vanna’s Choice, Crochet Hook J-10, darning needle, tape measure, scissors and piece of cardboard (to make fringe/tassles)
Pull yarn out from center of cake, Chain 24; sc in 2nd ch from hook; sc in each remaining chain; Turn
Chain 3, skip next stitch, V stitch in next stitch; skip 2 sts, V stitch in next stitich, repeat across to last 2 sts, skip next stitch, double crochet in last stitch. Turn
Chain 3, V stitch in each chain 1 stitch from previous row’s V stitch. Double crochet in top of chain 3 st.
Repeat last row until you are almost out of yarn. Or if you do not want to make infinity scarf, you can crochet scarf at least 60 inches and bind off and take remaining yarn and add fringe/tassles to ends.
Spread the word, I would love to see your scarf. Post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Ravelry.
Stayed tuned for my next post. I will be offering a Knitting item. I would love to hear what you have to say about YarnKat. Feel free to share your scarf with me. Post it to Facebook, Instagram, Ravelry, Pinterest with the hastag #YarnKat #RollingAlong.