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1  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Totally Seamless Heart - with pattern link on: November 30, 2009 04:48:33 AM

This is basically a heart for the sock lovers out there, though Ive never made a sock before. I decided to make some mini christmas stockings this year, and looking at the completed little sock, saw a heart instead, if I folded this here, shrunk this there, and closed this up.. Interesting.

Also, Ive never found a pattern for a totally seamless heart, which doesnt involve seaming - duh, or using only one strand of yarn throughout, without having to cut and rejoin the yarn at the 2nd point of the heart.

And thirdly, I was having some problems with holes in my short row heels, and was determined to find a way to end that.

This heart makes good practice for people who may want to try something small before starting on their first sock, or just for some short-row heel practise!

I tried 2 different methods of doing short rows, and as can be seen, one heart has pretty obvious holes.

And this is what they'll look like with eyes, courtesy of photoshop Cheesy

My little hearts are knitted in one piece of yarn, and when you're done, you're done! No seaming/weaving in of ends required.. Perfect for lazy knitters who want instant gratification =)

Link to pattern on my blog: http://knitsbytlp.blogspot.com/2009/11/absolutely-totally-seamless-one-piece.html, and on ravelry here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/absolutely-totally-seamless-one-piece-stuffed-heart
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Cupcake scarf *pattern added on page 3* on: June 22, 2007 10:23:19 AM
inspired by twinkiechan's cupcake scarf, and in a bid to bust some stash, i knitted up a cupcake scarf!

The frosting part is patons powderpuff, and the brown stuff is acrylic.

it's long enough to be wrapped twice, and it's really soft and snuggly. i'm hoping it'll help me fight the cold in Melbourne (i'll be going over to further my studies)  Cheesy

close up of a cupcake:

together with 2 other crocheted scarves:

thank you all for your super nice comments! Smiley

i've been debating about the beads for sprinkles part too, however, i am horribly lazy! There are 19 cupcakes there, and i am soo not a fan of sewing. Plus i'm kinda afraid that the frosting will feel "beady" and not as soft after that Cheesy

and now.. for my first contribution to the wonderful world of craftster: the pattern for my cupcake scarf!

i used the brioche rib for the brown part, which goes like this:
setup row: sl1p, yo, (k1, sl1p, yo) to last st, k1
r1: sl1p, (yo, k2tog, sl1p) to last 2 sts, k2tog
repeat r1 to desired length.

First cupcake:
Cast on 12 sts with brown yarn.
r1: work setup row of brioche rib. (18 sts)
r2-20: work in brioche rib. (18 sts)

switch to frosting yarn,
r21: k acc (18 sts)
r22 & 23: slp kfb, k to last 2 sts, kfb, k1
r24 -27: sl1p, k acc. (22 sts)
r28 - 35: sl1p, k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1. (14 sts at end of r35)
i find that k2tog at the end of the row gives a more convex, rather than straight line, so the cupcake looks rounder

2nd cupcake:
switch to brown yarn.
r1: k2tog acc (6 sts)
r2: inc acc (12 sts)
the dec and inc helps to shape the top of the frosting and the bottom of the cake
r3: work setup row of brioche rib
r4-20: work in brioche rib.
switch to frosting yarn and work as for first cupcake.

repeat 2nd cupcake til half of desired length, then place rem sts on holder, then make another string of cupcakes(i made nine cupcakes on each side).

at end of 2nd string of cupcakes:
work another r1-19 of ribbing
r20: (k1, k2tog) acc (12 sts)

graft 1st and 2nd string of cupcakes tog, and you're done!
embellish with beads / scraps of felt / puffy paint etc etc if u like  Grin

and this is the first pattern i've ever written, so if there are any parts which sound funny or wrong, pls do point them out.. thanks!
3  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / kisses make good bookmarks on: March 17, 2007 01:56:26 AM
inspired by the wonderfully talented (and generous) KristieMN's Hershey Kisses, i made these kisses bookmarks!
they were a thank-you-and-farewell gift for the staff of the centre i was attached to.
the bee and the ladybird are also patterns by Kristie.
all three patterns can all be found at crochetville  Grin

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