Apr 24, 2015

Knitting Pattern for Roy G. Biv, the caterpillar

Roy G. Biv
My last Mystery KAL was all about rainbow colors (ROY G. BIV) and various texture.
The finished Roy G. Biv caterpillar is about 25" (64 cm) long.

I have used the wonderful yarn Dream in Color Classy 100% Superwash Merino Wool from Dream in color.
1 skein in Valentino # 14 (approximately 30 – 40 yards / 27 – 37 meters) 
1 skein in Melon Bomb (approximately 30 – 40 yards / 27 – 37 meters)
1 skein in Butter Peeps (approximately 30 – 40 yards / 27 – 37 meters)
1 skein in Happy Forest (approximately 30 – 40 yards / 27 – 37 meters)
1 skein in Summer Sky (approximately 30 – 40 yards / 27 – 37 meters)
1 skein in Wicked Royal (approximately 30 – 40 yards / 27 – 37 meters)
1 skein in Amethyst Ink (approximately 30 – 40 yards / 27 – 37 meters)
Approximately 10 yards / 9 meters of white and 7 yards / 6 meters of black yarn.

The pattern is available to purchase now, in my Ravelry store, or by clicking on this button:

Roy G. Biv caterpillar
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Apr 19, 2015

Knitting Pattern for DB Hat and Scarf

DB Hat

DB Hat and Scarf is simple knit and purl pattern, with decreases incorporated within the knit and purl sections. The double brim adds an interesting element and finishing touch. Sample is done in Knitpicks yarn Wool of the Andes Superwash.
The pattern is available on the Knitpicks website, in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:

DB Hat and Scarf

This is my favorite picture from the photo shoot.....

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Apr 14, 2015

Knitting Pattern for Oreo cookie or Linzer Cookie

We have a guinea pig named Oreo, and last week I played with leftover yarn and made knitted Oreo. I also wrote the knitting pattern for him. The pattern is at the test knitting stage and will be available within few weeks.

In the meantime I made knitted Oreo cookie.

Oreo cookie
Oreo cookie or Linzer cookie
by Stana D.S.
Oreo and Linzer cookie

Finished Size: Approximately 3.5" (9 cm) in diameter.

Yarn: Dream in Color Classy Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool 250 yards per 4 oz.
Approximately 25 - 35 yards / 23 - 32 meters  in Black Pearl (Butter peeps)
Approximately 10 - 15 yards / 9 - 14 meters in Crying Dove (Valentino)
Recommended Needle Size: Double Pointed Needles (DPN) US 35/3.75mm (set of 5) or your preferred needles for knitting in the round.
Notions: Yarn needle, scissors, stitch marker, two circles (3.5" / 9 cm diameter) cut out of cardboard, small amount of stuffing.
KFB = Knit in front and back of the same st. This creates 2 sts from 1st.
SSK = Slip st, slip st and knit the 2sts together. This decreases 2 sts to 1st.
MC = Main color
CC = Contrasting color
R = Round

Gauge: 22 sts & 28 rows = 4" in stockinette stitch.

With the MC and three DPN cast on 4 sts. Place the stitch marker on the first st and begin working in the round. Leave the cast on on the right side.
R 1: Knit (4 sts)
R 2: KFB all around (8 sts)
R 3: Knit (8 sts)
R 4: KFB all around (16 sts)
R 5: Knit (16 sts)
R 6: *KFB, Knit 1; repeat from * around (24 sts)
R 7: Knit (24 sts)
R 8: *KFB, Knit 2; repeat from * around (32 sts)
R 9: Knit (32 sts)
R 10: *KFB, Knit 3; repeat from * around (40 sts)
R 11: Knit (40 sts)
R 12: *KFB, Knit 4; repeat from * around (48 sts)
R 13: Knit (48 sts)
R 14: Purl (48 sts)
R 15: Knit (48 sts) Attach CC.
R 16 - 17: Knit in CC (48 sts). Cut off CC. Continue with MC.
R 18: Knit (48 sts)
R 19: Purl (48 sts)
R 20: Knit (48 sts)
R 21: *SSK, Knit 4; repeat from * around (40 sts)
R 22: Knit (40 sts)
R 23: *SSK, Knit 3; repeat from * around (32 sts)
R 24: Knit (32 sts)
R 25: *SSK, Knit 2; repeat from * around (24 sts)
R 26: Knit (24 sts)
Thread the tail of yarn from the cast on stitches on a yarn needle. Stitch through all of the cast on stitches, pull up tight to close the hole, and stitch to secure. Insert the first cardboard. Lightly stuff the cookie with fiberfill. Insert the second cardboard.
If making Linzer cookie, cut off MC, attach CC, and continue with CC.
R 27: *SSK, Knit 1; repeat from * around (16 sts)
R 28: Knit (16 sts)
R 29: SSK all around (8 sts)
R 30: Knit (8 sts)
Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread the end on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole, stitch to secure.
Linzer cookie
Copyright: This pattern was designed and written by Stana D. S. Please acknowledge the author.
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Apr 11, 2015

Gift away part 2

Bob, the bunny and Ferdinand, his helper
The winner randomly picked by my kid is Iveta Cantwell. Congratulations!

Please send me message to sort out the shipping of Bob and Ferdinand to their new home.

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Apr 4, 2015

Gift away and Mystery KAL

Since I created my little group on Ravelry named Stana's critters etc. I host periodically Mystery KAL. The theme is always softie and I tried to make them fun, adorable and not too complicated.

My first Mystery KAL in the Fall 2014 was Hariette, the hedgehog:

She lives in my craft space and is a great pin cushion.

My second Mystery KAL in December 2014 were Bob, the Bunny and Ferdinand, his helper:

Read through to the end to see what they will be up to!

My third Mystery KAL in January 2015 was Petal, the Flying Pig:

She will be donated to our library summer reading program gift away.

My fourth Mystery KAL in March 2015 was Lily, the ladybug:

She was a gift for my friend.

My fifth Mystery KAL in April 2015 is still running in my group on Ravelry and Roy G. Biv will be the finished softie from these yarns:

He is going tomorrow to his new home, where I hope he will be loved and played with.

And now, the gift away:

Because tomorrow is Easter, and since we still have snow here and it's snowing in Europe Bob, the bunny and Ferdinand his helper are in disguise as Santa and are ready for some fun adventure.

Leave a comment and you will be entered into the lottery to win Bob, the bunny and Ferdinand, his helper.

Or if you prefer you can receive one pattern of your choice from my collection of patterns for sale.

We will randomly select the winner next Saturday, April 11th 2015.

Knitting Pattern for Lily, the ladybug

Lily, the ladybug
Lily, the ladybug arrived in March. Somehow the weather here was a bit cold and snowy, but she was prepared with her fancy stripy scarf.

The finished toy is approximately 7.5" (19 cm) long. And uses Dream in Color Classy yarn in Crying Dove (approximately 25 - 35 yards / 23 - 32 meters), Valentino (approximately 65 - 75 yards / 60 - 69 meters) and Black Pearl (approximately 65 - 75 yards / 60 - 69 meters).

You may purchase the pattern in my store on Ravelry or by clicking this button:

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Apr 2, 2015

Knitting Pattern for Roy G. Biv Hat

Roy G. Biv Hat
I have received this wonderful yarn from Dream in color for the Roy G. Biv toy. At the moment it is still active Mystery KAL in my group therefore I cannot reveal what the finished toy is. But I had some leftover yarn  from the project and decided to create a hat.

The pattern is available for purchase in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:

Pictured here is a sample I made using only two colors.

Roy G. Biv Hat in black and white
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