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posted Jun 1, 2012, 7:20 PM by Narum Knits   [ updated Jun 1, 2012, 7:20 PM ]

Rainy Days are great for knitting

posted May 12, 2012, 7:32 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated May 14, 2012, 7:42 AM ]

Belita Swatch
Working on thenext sweater. I am making it out of sock yarn in a lovely blue. I am thinking that rust would be lovely under the lace - sort of like a NM sky. I did a preliminary swatch to look at how the stitch patterns I picked would look and picked 2 lace and a braid. Now I am working a swatch with the three patterns to get a gauge. I will post some pictures Monday.


All I need for the baby sweater is a few buttons.

I got my handouts done for the Design Workshop and learned some more while I was doing it. There is a lot of good information in this book.


posted May 8, 2012, 6:11 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated May 8, 2012, 6:11 AM ]

I am looking for test knitters for the Stacy CircleJacket.


I did not care for the yarn very much but after many changes I am very happy with the sweater. I made it specificly for this dress.


My favorite part of knitting this was the arms. I just love the way they were knitted off of live stitches omiting the need for any seaming.


I did make two changes to the pattern after I finished, one was with the increase section to make it less noticable and the other was the bind off.


The pattern will be avalable after the test knitting is done.


Stacy Knit-A-Long

Come make this wonderful lace circle jacket. This pattern has not been tested so participants will get a free copy of the pattern.


Yarn – Worsted or smaller yarn, enough for long sleeved sweater.

Circular needles in size recommended for yarn and Double pointed 2 sizes smaller.

Stitch Markers

Crochet hook


Free – You must participate to obtain a copy of the pattern.


June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, 3:30 – 5:30


Bunny Hat

posted Apr 3, 2012, 6:26 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated May 14, 2012, 7:52 AM ]

Bunny Hat

I made this hat for my charity knitting group.


Pattern is Bunny Tail from Itty-Bitty Hats by Susan B. Anderson.


It is a very well written pattern. I used size 6 DPNs because I did not have any it the size 8 I knit the hat in. It turned out to work out very well because I think the ears are standing up a bit better than they would have otherwise. I omitted the tail because I did not think it would be comfortable on a newborns head as they would most likely be laying down.


I used Classic Worsted yarn from Universal. It works up very nicely and is a washable acrylic yarn that is soft too. All good things for baby stuff.


I am going to make a matching sweater next.


Elva Knit A Long

posted Mar 27, 2012, 5:56 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated Mar 27, 2012, 6:23 AM ]

What to do when you accidently felt one of your favorite sweaters.

posted Feb 29, 2012, 6:10 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated Feb 29, 2012, 6:10 AM ]

The New Samantha Bag
Read about it - New Samantha Bag

Trails Slouch hat

posted Jan 31, 2012, 7:08 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated Jan 31, 2012, 7:08 AM ]

Samantha KAL starts this week!


Trails Slouch hat


I love the way this hat came out. When it is flat the Indian cross stitch makes points and it is a square inside a circle that is very cool.


Trails Slouch hat

I am not in love with the yarn (VAA 51). It looks a lot more blue than it did in the skein. I do love the soft of it.


I used the Basic Tam pattern from The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns by Ann Budd.

Cast on 72 Stitches - worked 2” of ribbing.

Trails Slouch hat

After increases I am used the Open Pattern from the middle of page 70 of Beautiful Knitting Patterns by Gisela Klopper.

Trails Slouch hat

I used 4 spokes – purl 2tog before the marker and after purl 2tog through the back loops – decreasing on rounds 2, 6, and 10. After one repeat of the pattern I decreased every purl row.


I am making headway on Heilki. It sure takes a long time to get around the bottom with all of these pleats. I think it is just going to be lovely. I am hoping to get it done in time for a KAL in April.


Check out the cute things I saw this week here and also here.


Cable Cloth

posted Jan 24, 2012, 5:52 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated Jan 24, 2012, 5:56 AM ]

Cable Cloth
Another learning washcloth for my classes. This class will teach cables. I got the cable patterns from Stitchionary Vol. 2.

Iris Hat and Mitt Set

posted Jan 11, 2012, 7:05 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated Feb 6, 2012, 7:10 AM ]

This week I finished 2 projects.

Iris Slouch

After stealing the green slouch hat from me my daughter wanted another one. We shopped the stash and she really liked the Brown Sheep Lanaloft Worsted Purple Iris yarn. I used the Basic Tam Pattern from the The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns  by Ann Budd and the Diagonal Float Stitch (#53) from Stitchionary Vol. 1.

Iris slouch
 I added 2.5 inches to the body portion
Iris Slouch

and did the concentric circles for the decrease portion.


Iris Mitts

The matching mitts are also from Ann Budds book. I stopped at the knuckles and added about 1 inch of ribbing to the top.

Lace Dishcloth  For the lace class.

I am giving beginning knitting workshops and I completed the lace dishcloth using the Pigtails pattern (#63) from Stitchionary vol. 5.


I found some cute things and you can see some at Pinterest and others at Ravelry.



posted Jan 3, 2012, 6:12 AM by Narum Knits   [ updated Jan 3, 2012, 6:12 AM ]

An argyle rattlesnake – a must knit for the snake lover in your family.

An argyle rattlesnake – a must knit for the snake lover in your family.


I would prefer an alive coyote.


After all they coyote needs to eat and eat.


Next Christmas.


Love the vs on these mittens.


I think this sweater would be outstanding in a variegated yarn.


I love the way this sweater looks and I think it is another ideal place to use that variegated yarn I just seem to need when I see it.

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