Easy and Fast Fingerless Knit – Free Pattern

Dear readers,

My lovely fingerless gloves/mitts pattern could be on your way!

What you have to do?

  1. Follow me on Instagram – @patricia_o_state
  2. Like and Share my Facebook page
  3. Tag 3 knitting besties on either account.

Than you’re all done, just leave me your e-mail address in a private message, in order to receive your free PDF pattern!

Thank you for your support and Happy Knitting!

P.

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Easy Garter Stitch scarf – Free Pattern

Autumn is here and we definitely are in the mood to knit more. For knitters is like spring cleaning. We always go through our stash and try to organise it in order to make room for more yarn. This October I promised myself I will not buy more yarn until I use all my previous purchases.

So, in order to make some more space for new creations, I shared some items that I still had in this post on the Facebook Page. Look them up, you might find something you like.

Browsing my yarn stash I found two lovely colour, light green and peach and use them to make this simple, but very cute scarf.

Here is the free pattern:

Materials & Info
Yarn: aprox. 200m (218 yards) + yarn for 2 pompoms
Gauge: 16st/20 rows = 10cm/10cm (4in)
Needles: 6mm (US 10)
Finished size for the scarf in the image: 15cm (6in) by 125cm (50in)
Pattern Notes:
The Easy Garter Stitch Pattern a simple and fast knit, with basic knitting stitches. Very easy for beginners as well.
Gauge is not crucial, but please keep in mind that the finished measurements will be different with a different gauge.

This pattern can be worked with any yarn with the appropriate needles. This way, you can make it your desired length.

Pattern Instructions

The Scarf is knitted in one piece, and you sew the pom pom’s at the end.

CO 4 st and follow the pattern bellow.

Row 1: K all
Row 2: Sl1, Kf&b, Kf&b, K1
Row 3: Sl1, Kall
Row 4: Sl1, k1, M1R, K to last 2 st, M1L, K2
Row 5: Sl1, Kall

Repeat row 4 and 5 until you have 26 st on the needle.

Next, K every row, starting each row with Sl1 st, until you have the desired length.

For finishing, work the decreasing rows as follows:

Row 1: Sl1, K1, SSK, K to last 4 st, K2tog, K2
Row 2: Sl1, Kall

Repeat row 1 & 2 until you have 6 st left and work the last 2 rows as bellow:

Row 1: Sl1, SSK, K2tog, K1
Row 2: K + BO

Finishing

Make 2 pom pom’s and attach them to each corner of your scarf and snuggle away.

Let me know how yours turned out!

Happy knitting,

P.

 

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Life Update – in a nutshell

I can’t seem to adjust to the speed of time. I am always amazed of how fast the time passes. I felt like summer just begun, and it’s already over. Of course I didn’t manage to accomplish all my plans, but I did have a great and fulfilling summer.

Here are some life updates:

  1. I have styled my nephew’s christening Party. The theme was “Hot Air Balloon” and soon I will share all the details.

 

2. I started to play a little with graphic design and I made a new Category in my Etsy Shop in order to publish them.  Check them out!

 

3. I donated my hair and I hate my new haircut. (If you have any tips on how to grow your hair faster, please share. I can’t wait for it to grow.)

 

4. I am on a new job hunt. Any advice? Until my search gets productive, if you could support my shop in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.

 

5. We enjoyed a very relaxing vacation camping on the beach.

 

6. We also managed to go on a few hikes this summer. We are far from professionals, but we do enjoy spending time on the mountains.

 

7. I published a new knitting pattern in my Ravelry store, LoveKnitting and Etsy Shop. A few others are in a very slow process.

 

8. The last update (and the most important one) speeks by itself with the photo bellow. We were so excited that we kept the news to ourselves for a few weeks and it was the most precious time. But now that it’s been a few months we can finally share our engagement emotions with the world.

More details for these updates to come!

Happy September TMW (The Morning Whisper) Followers!

Patricia

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Make it a September to remember

Sometimes a road trip with dear friends is just what you need to celebrate the season changing.

How are you making your September memorable?

Patricia

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La Valtori, Lisa Brook – Romania

The most interesting things happen in those kind of escapes when you don’t have a specific plan in your destination. You just pack a picnic and start driving. A road trip of exploration. You see something pretty, you stop to explore.

This time we almost missed it. The sign was small and we could have easily drive past it. We did passed it actually, but we made the wise decision to turn around. And I am glad we did. We were about to discover “La Valtori” – a traditional wool processing facility for more than 100 years old. The installation is functional and still works, as a museum.

In the old times people used to send their wool here to be washed then traditionally processed into yarn in order to tailor thick woolen blanket. The tailoring of such woolen blankets is a very long procedure: it is weaved, washed, watered and combed lengthwise. They were working in series for days…

Granted, nobody make those kind of blankets. Everybody is looking for soft and fluffy. But when you are cold you wish you had a woollen blanket.

It feels good to see people who treasure tradition and passes on to the following generations. Even though we grew up in Romania, a country filled with traditions we don’t seem to follow them. It doesn’t seem to represent us, but that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate it. We love the passion we see in these traditions, and the people who follow them. Our hope is to find our inner passion and to pursuit it as our ancestors used to. To give it our all.

Have a great Monday!

P.

P.S. How to reach “La Valtori” – the Lisa Brook, Romania

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