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|Sheep(ish) Deer for JoAnn Fabrics|
Since November, I’ve been DYING to share the project that the JoAnn Stores marketing team commissioned me to create. Well, I just got word that it’s finally ok to let the cat–or rather the deer–out of the bag. Meet my yarn bombed buck and fawn!
|Sheep(ish) fawn. Crocheted in colors: Taupe(is), White(ish) & Pink(ish)|
|Crocheted flower made with Simply Soft Paints & Sheep(ish).|
|Sheep(ish) buck. Knitted (by both hand and using the Ultimate Sweater Machine) and crocheted.|
|Crocheted snowflake (pattern from Robyn Chachula’s Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia),
made in color: Robin’s Egg(ish).
|Me wearing the official EMHE volunteer blue shirt, sewing a knitted piece to one of the trees.|
|Designer/co-host Tracy Hutson & volunteer crafter, chatting in front of the cameras.|
|A little lumpy, but extra cozy.
Stay tuned for this episode, so you can see the amazing home & studio the team built for this family. It’ll air next year for Christmas.
|My daughter wearing my version, knit in Turquoise(ish).|
|Me in 1974, wearing the original version my mom made me.|
A month or so ago, Cari posted a picture of her granddaughter adorned in Simply Soft designs. Some of you have asked about the pattern for the beret Hazel was wearing. Turns out, this pattern never made it to our website like we thought. So here is the pattern for those of you who would like to knit up this adorable hat, made in Simply Soft Party.
designed by Andrea Graciarena
DIFFICULTY LEVEL: Intermediate
YARN: Caron International’s Simply Soft Party (99% Acrylic/1% Polyester; 3oz/85g, 164yds/150m):
Shown in: #0002 Fuchsia Sparkle 3oz/85g
One circularU.S.size 8 (5 mm) needle, 20″/51cm long or size to obtain gauge
One set double-pointedU.S.size 8 (5 mm) needles
One circularU.S.size 6 (4 mm) needle, 20″/51cm long
ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: Yarn needle, Eight stitch markers
SIZES: X-Small/Small (Medium/Large)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Approximately 28 (32)”/71 (81) cm in circumference by 9”/ 23 cm tall
GAUGE: In Lace patt, 15 sts and 24 rows = 4”/10 cm
k1-f/b: Knit next st, then knit it through the back loop.
k2tog : Knit 2 tog through front loops.
s2kp2: Slip 2 tog knitwise to right-hand needle, k1, pass 2 slipped sts over.
ssk: Slip 2 sts, one at a time knitwise to right-hand needle, return sts back to left-hand needle in turned position, knit sts tog through back loops.
1×1 Rib Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Round 1: * K1, p1; repeat from * around.
Repeat Round 1 for 1×1 rib.
Change to double pointed needle to shape crown as needed.
Place a marker (pm) at beginning of round, and move up each round.
Using smaller needles, CO 78 (88) sts. Join, being careful not to twist sts; place marker (pm) for beg of round.
Work in 1×1 rib for 8 rounds. Change to larger needles.
For size XS/S only:
Round 9: * [K3, k1-f/b] 2 times, k2**, k1-f/b, pm; rep from * around, ending last rep at **, k2- – 98 sts.
For size M/L only:
Round 9: * [K3, k1-f/b] 2 times, k2, k1-f/b, pm; rep from * around – 112 sts.
For all sizes:
Round 10: *K1, k1-f/b, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k2, sm (slip marker); rep from * around – 105 (120) sts.
Round 11 and all odd numbered rounds: Knit the knit sts and yo’s, and purl the purl sts as they face you.
Round 12: *K1, p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k1, sm; rep from * around.
Round 14: *P1, k1, p1, k4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, sm; rep from * around.
Round 16: *K1, p1, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s2kp2, yo, k4, sm; rep from * around.
Round 18: *P1, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, sm; rep from * around.
Round 20: *K3, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k2, p1, sm; rep from * around.
Round 22: *P1, k4, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, p1, k1, sm; rep from * around.
Round 24: *K3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s2kp2, yo, k5, p1, sm; rep from * around.
Round 26: *K2, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, p1, k1, sm; rep from * around.
Round 28: *K1, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, ssk, k2, p1, k2, sm; rep from * around.
Round 30: *K3, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 98 (112) sts
Round 32: *K1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, s2kp2, yo, k5, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 91 (104) sts
Round 34: *K2tog, yo, k3, yo, ssk, k4, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 84 (96) sts
Round 36: *Yo, ssk, k4, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 77 (88) sts
Round 38: *K1, yo, ssk, k1, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 70 (80) sts
Round 40: *K2, yo, s2kp2, yo, k3, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 63 (72) sts
Round 42: *K3, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 56 (64) sts
Round 44: *K2, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 49 (56) sts
Round 46: *K1, yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 42 (48) sts
Round 48: *Yo, ssk, k2, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 35 (40) sts
Round 50: *K3, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 28 (32) sts
Round 52: *K2, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 21 (24) sts
Round 54: *K1, k2tog, sm; rep from * around — 14 (16) sts
Round 56: *K2tog, sm; rep from * around — 7 (8) sts
Cut yarn and pull tail end through remaining sts. Fasten off.
FINISHING: Using yarn needle, weave in ends and block slightly to measurements.
|Shown in colors: Red(ish) & Turquoise(ish)|
I love it when I get to reuse a project for more than one season–it makes the time put into knitting it, even more worth it! This month I busted out the Chevron Vase Cozies I designed for Craftzine.com in September, and worked them in to the Fall decor at our home. I love how the be-cozied vases look with the stemmed pumpkins inside of them. I’m thinking one of these would make a great host or teacher gift, filled with fall-colored flowers.
|L-R Mine, knit in Coral(ish), Tina Lindquist’s, Renee Blankenship’s
& Michelle Kovach’s (all via Facebook)
|L-R Jessoliel, AnaBC, LiteraryLady & MamaKaren (all via Ravelry)|