Jan 15, 2017

FSM

#FSM with #Pussyhat

For anyone who wish to knit their own version of this particular hat,
I used Caron Simply Soft acrylic yarn and DPN needles US 5/ 3.75 mm
The size that fits FSM
CO 40 sts.
Begin to work in the round.
Round 1 - 5: Knit
Round 6: (SSK, K8) 4x (36 sts total)
Round 7: (SSK, K7) 4x (32 sts total)
Round 8: (SSK, K6) 4x (28 sts total)
Round 9: (SSK, K5) 4x (24 sts total)
Round 10: (SSK, K4) 4x (20 sts total)
Round 11: (SSK, K3) 4x (16 sts total)
Round 12: (SSK, K2) 4x (12 sts total)
Round 13: (SSK, K1) 4x (8 sts total)
Round 14: (SSK) 4x (4 sts total)
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.

Ears (make 2):
Pick up directly on the hat 10 sts (5 + 5 sts)  along the top part of the hat. Join to work in the round.
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: (SSK, K1, K2tog) 2x (6 sts total)
Round 3: (K3tog) 2x (3 sts total)
Cut the yarn, leaving long enough tail, and thread on a yarn needle. Pull the end through the remaining stitches on needles, gather up and close the hole. Stitch to secure.

Weave in the ends.

The gauge is 20 sts and 26 rows per 4" in stockinette stitch



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Jan 12, 2017

Mystery KAL

Helga, mystery KAL
Happy New Year.
I know I am a bit late as we are already few days into the New Year. However, I hope that all of you are having a lot of happy days filled with family, friends, and knitting ahead.

The new mystery KAL (knit-a-long) hosted in my group on Ravelry started few days ago with the release of clue one. Helga, is our mystery toy. There is still plenty of time to join the fun.

Hop over on Ravelry and grab the coupon to get your pattern for Helga for free while the mystery is in progress.

The link to the pattern and all the information is here:

Helga, mystery KAL

Have fun knitting.

Dec 29, 2016

Knitting Patterns Sale

Stana's critters etc
Everywhere I look there is a sale going on, therefore I have decided to have a sale as well. For limited time only, I have a sale of my knitting patterns - Buy one and get one free.
The sale runs until December 31st 2016 midnight of US Eastern Time.

Use the coupon code Knit during the checkout process.

Here is the link to my Ravelry store:

Stana's critters etc.


Happy Knitting.

Dec 24, 2016

Happy Holidays

Stana's critters etc

This year has been a challenge for many of us in many ways.
I would like to keep my blog as a small corner in the Universe where anyone is welcome, including Monster Al and his friends. 
I promise to continue and offer you, my readers, various knitting patterns, especially my favorite - the  whimsical toy mystery KAL's.

Monster Al and his friends


Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful time with your family and friends.

Dec 22, 2016

Needle Felting Class

Class set up
Every once in a while I like to create small critters using the needle felting technique. Once in a while our local library offers the needle felting class. The regular instructor couldn't make it and I was asked if I could teach the class.

I think the people who came enjoyed it, and in less than two hours they created needle felted pumpkin and few acorns.
needle felted pumpkin and acorns

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Nov 27, 2016

Knitting Pattern for Kittie Pillow

Grande Gatto and Kittie Pillow
The Kittie Pillow is knit in the rounds, with option to knit stripes on the back of the pillow.
The pattern offers two sizes, 16"/ 41 cm large and 14"/ 35.5 cm small pillow in diameter.

Kittie Pillow

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



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Knitting Pattern for Grande Gatto

Grande Gatto and Kittie Pillow
Every once in a while I get the opportunity to try different yarn, this time it was Knitpicks Super Tuff Puff, jumbo weight yarn. It was fun to work with, and because I was using knitting needles US 13/ 9 mm Grande Gatto was done in just a few hours.

Grande Gatto can be a pillow, or giant stuff soft toy, or door holder, or even just a cool decoration.
The finished Grande Gatto is approximately 15" / 38 cm tall and you will need  3 skeins of Knitpicks Super Tuff Puff yarn (each skein has 44 yards per 200 grams).



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




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