The latest issues of Knit 1-2-3 and Crochet 1-2-3 are out and the featured charitable organization is Newborns in Need. Newborns is Need provides some of the basic necessities to mothers who need a helping hand.
You can find my designs for security blankets in each of these issues. You can also get the patterns for free on line. Just click on the captions about the images below to be taken to the free on line pattern.
Quick ‘n Simple Wooby
Baby’s First Security Blanket
I’ve been practicing my knitting when I get a chance, and though I’ve discovered that I like knitting hats more than anything, I finally managed to make something other than a hat! Here is my first completed non-hat project, and I thought I would share the pattern with my readers. This Mini Lace Cowl is a great pattern for beginning knitters who would like to expand their skills just a bit.
Mini Lace Cowl
MINI LACE COWL
designed by Carrie Carpenter
SKILL LEVEL: Easy
Cowl measures approximately 21” in circumference by 12” long
LION BRAND® POUND OF LOVE® (premium acrylic; 16oz/454g = 1020yd/932m): Turquoise
Size US 8 (5mm)
Cast on 100 sts. (For wider cowl, cast on multiples of 7 plus 2)
Row 1 (RS): Knit across.
Row 2: Purl across.
Rows 3: K2, *YO, P1, P3tog, P1, YO, K2; repeat from *across.
Row 4: Purl across
Repeat rows 1-4 until piece measures 12” long.
Bring side edges together with RS facing, and sew back seam. Weave in ends.