free pattern, knitting

Quick Update and Free Coaster Pattern

Hello friends! It has been quite awhile since I last wrote. My very active 10 month old baby boy has been keeping me busy! He’s a handful, but such a joy (except for during diaper changes…. But we won’t go into that.) During my limited freetime, I have done a little dabbling in pattern design. So far I’ve only designed very simple items like dishcloths and coasters, but I would love to be designing sock patterns and perhaps even sweaters someday. As the title of this post suggests, I have decided to share a free, very beginner-friendly coaster pattern for you all. My sister asked me to make some coasters for her a few months ago and these little guys were born. Enjoy the pattern!

Materials:

Worsted weight cotton (I used Knitpicks Dishie)

Size US 6 needles

Gauge:

18 stitches x 28 rows per 4″ (Gauge isn’t very important for this pattern)

Instructions:

Cast on 20 stitches.

Knit 4 rows.

Row 1: K2 P16 K2

Row 2: K across row

Repeat these 2 rows 9 more times.

Knit 3 rows.

Bind off and weave in ends. Block if desired.

As always, thank you for taking the time to read! I would love to become more active on here, but between chasing baby boy around, keeping house, and, well, knitting, my time is limited. That being said, I would be delighted if you subscribed to my blog. I will try to put more content out in the future. If you would like to be more up to date on my knitting journey, you can find me on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bumblebriknits/. I’m much more active there. Thanks again!

knitting, Yarn Review

Good Things Come in Small Packages: Nov. 2019 Knitcrate

As the old saying goes, good things come in small packages! I received my third knitcrate earlier this week and it is the best yet! The yarn is Knitologie Glowing Worsted in the Betta colorway. It is a blend of 40% superwash merino, 30% silk, and 30% alpaca which results in a gloriously soft yarn. The color is a beautiful deep purple as you will see in the pictures below. Not only do I adore the yarn this month, but the patterns are gorgeous as well! There is a matching cabled hat and fingerless gloves pattern and a pretty crocheted cowl. My previous two knitcrates were great as far the yarns goes, but I wasn’t as impressed with the patterns.

If you are unfamiliar with knitcrate, it is a yarn subscription box that comes with 2 skeins of premium yarn, a pattern booklet with at least one knitting pattern and one crochet pattern, and one small bonus item. This month it was three tea samples. ❤ Last month a received a pretty stitch marker and the month before I got 4 cute buttons that said handmade. It costs $25 a month. If you buy just a single skein from their shop, they cost about the same price! So it’s really a great deal to go with the subscription box. If you want an even better deal, you can get your first knitcrate for just $5 if you use my referral link HTTP://RWRD.IO/EGL0KE5 plus it’s free shipping! You’ll also be doing me a huge favor by earning me a free month. 😉 Go ahead click that link and get yourself some quality yarn for just $5.

Look at that beautiful shine!
Pardon my nails. They’re due for a makeover.

Despite having a few projects on the needles already, I had to start knitting the cabled hat right away. I’ll post a picture of the finished project on my instagram page when it’s finished. 🙂 https://www.instagram.com/briasknits/

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Sarah’s Entrelac Scarf

Good evening! I am so excited to share my latest project with you all. For the past 2 weeks or so I have been working on a beautiful entrelac infinity scarf for a friend of mine. This is actually the second scarf she has ordered from me, but in my opinion this one turned out so much better than the first. I knitted this scarf using Lion brand Unique yarn which is a beautiful multicolored bulky weight yarn. My parents gifted multiple skeins of this yarn to me a few Christmases ago. I wanted to find the perfect pattern for it and this is the one! The beautiful fall colors and the entrelac pattern were just made for each other!

See what I mean? Aren’t those colors simply gorgeous!?! I have a weakness for orange and burgundy, but I’m loving that teal color too. I still have a few skeins of this yarn, so I might just have to make one for myself. 😀

Those colors ❤

For my fellow knitters or just anyone who is wondering what entrelac is or how it’s done, there are some great tutorials on youtube. This is the one I learned from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOEXPLY2EDg&t=684s. Despite how complex entrelac looks, it is really quite simple! Let me encourage you to try it even if all you know how to do is knit and purl. It’s good to challenge yourself every now and then. Guess what! You might just succeed!

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