Necessity Vest

Necessity Vest By Chauntel Andreasen Firebrunette Knitting Materials Needed: Size 11 US 24” and 16” circular needles Chunky weight yarn: 640(710) yards required Shown in photos: Malabrigo Chunky 4(5) balls in Pagoda Rowanspun Chunky 4(5) balls in Olive 24” separating zipper Sizes: S/M (L/XL) fits 32”-36” (38”-42”) Notes: This vest is worked in one pieceContinue reading “Necessity Vest”

Reversible Project Bag Tutorial

Since so many people liked my simple little bag I thought I would do a little tutorial. Materials Needed: 2 fat quarters of coordinating fabric (or not, your choice ;o)) 2.5 yards 3/8″ or 1/2″ ribbon, cut in 2 pieces 1.25 yards each Finished size: 7.5″ tall, 13″ wide and 6″ deep Take one fatContinue reading “Reversible Project Bag Tutorial”

Beginning Socks Pattern

Beginning socks

Yarn: Nashua superwash creative focus or comparable yarn to match gauge

Needles: 6 US, 4 double point needles

Gauge: 6.5 sts/inch

Sizes: womens 8 (9)

Using long tail cast on, cast on very loosely 36 (40).

– Distribute sts as follows

Needle 1 (N1)- 9 (10), Needle 2 (N2) – 9 (10), Needle 3 (N3) – 18 (20)

– Join in the round being very careful not to twist.

– Start 2×2 rib for leg: k2, p2 …

2 Socks on 2 Circs pattern


2 Socks on 2 Circs

Taught by Chauntel

Materials needed:

Yarn: any sport weight yarn, approx. 300 yards wound into 2 separate balls

I am using Kathmandu DK, 2 balls

Needles: 2 24” circular needles in size 4 US

set of dpn’s size 4 US to be used as holders

Darning needle: for kitchener stitch

Gauge: 6 sts per inch

Sock sizes: womens 8”, (9”, 10”) leg circumference

if in doubt work one size smaller so it is snug …

Fair Isle Hat Pattern


Fair Isle Hat Pattern

Yarn: Lamb’s Pride Worsted in 3 colors; dark- MC, light- CC1, medium- CC2

Needles: size 8; either 40” for magic loop or 16” and dpn’s

Gauge: 4.5 sts per inch

Sizes: head circumference; childs- 17”, (womens- 21”, mens- 23”)

  • With MC cast on 70 (80, 90).

  • Separate the sts in half and pull needle cord through for magic loop.

  • Moving front sts down to needle tip, have back half with yarn tail & working yarn …

Magic Loop Baby Hat Pattern

Magic Loop baby hat

Using size 8 US needle at least 32″ long and worsted weight yarn,

Cast on 44 sts, separate in half onto the 2 needle points.

Join in the round and start 2×2 rib or seed stitch.

Continue ribbing for 1 inch.

Start stockinette stitch, work until hat measures 3.5 inches.

Start decreasing cap as follows:

*k10, k2tog* rep from * to * around.

Knit next round.

*k9, k2tog* rep from *to* around.

Knit next round.

*k8, …

Free Pattern~ Gift wine bottle Cozy

Gift Wine Bottle Cozy

Yarn: Noro Silk Garden, 1 ball

Needles: size 5 Knitpicks 40″ circular

Gauge: 5 sts/inch

Method: Magic Loop

Using long tail cast on, CO 40 sts, join and start twisted rib 1×1 as follows: *k1tlb, p1* around

Work twisted rib for 1.5″.

Next round- *yo, k2tog* around

Next round- return to twisted rib 1×1. Work until piece measures 3″.

Switch to stockinette stitch, knitting all sts around.

Work until piece measures 11.5″ from cast on edge….

Candle flame scarf

I have had a few comments/questions as to how I did the candle flame scarf. I will summarize for you guys!

The flames will undulate between 3 and 2 across naturally in the stitch pattern without casting on anymore sts. That is how you get the wavy edge, the stitch pattern does it for you.


Cast on 1

Row 1 (rs): (k,yo,k) into the 1 st

Row 2: p3

Row 3: k1 (k,yo,k) k1

Row 4: p5

Row 5: …

Peaked bracelet pattern

Free pattern~ Peaked bracelet

Finished length– 7.5 inches

Yarn– about 30 yrds of handpaintedyarn boutone wool in color liquidamber

Needles– US size 3

Gauge– 28 sts and 27 rows= 4 inches  over pattern

double decrease- Sl 2 knitwise, k1, pass 2 slsts over k1.

double increase- (k1,yo,k1) all in the same st.

Pattern stitch

Row 1- k1, ssk, *k9, double dec: rep from*, end k9, k2tog, k1.

Row 2- p2, *k4, double inc, k4, p1;rep from …