Feb 10, 2017

Behind the scene

At work
Knitting has been important part of my life for many years. Ever since I have learned - at first to crochet, thanks to my wonderful and patient grandmother, then to knit I have been enjoying the process of taking a ball of yarn and turn it into something wonderful one stitch at the time.

Internet has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to share my passion and allowed me to offer the various knitting patterns that I create.

It is a lot of work. The hours in front of computer, creating the written patterns, charts, and editing is not as enjoyable as the actual knitting. I have to admit, I really prefer to knit over the other aspects of the whole process that is the creation of a knitting pattern.

Here you can see my work in progress, unfinished sample of Polka Dot Cowl, in Knitpicks Fingering Hawthorne Kettle Dye Yarn.

This is a picture in the middle of the process. I already sent out the submission, which was accepted, the yarn was shipped, and the sample is almost finished. Now it's the time for rewriting the pattern from my notes into a word document, create the charts on chart software program, editing, and of course the photo shoot. After all of this is done, it's time for a test knit call, then more editing before the pattern is ready to be published.

Thank you for visiting.

Feb 7, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Helga, the hexagon owl

Helga, the hexagon owl
Helga, the hexagon owl started as the toy mystery KAL in January 2017.
 The mystery part is over, but you can purchase the complete pattern in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:

Thank you for visiting.

Jan 20, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Grecian Poncho

Grecian Poncho
The knitting pattern for this oversized poncho, worked in bulky yarn Wonderfluff  by Knitpicks  is available now to purchase in my Ravelry store, on Knitpicks website:
Grecian Poncho

or  by clicking on this button:

Jan 17, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Nine Lives Hat

Nine Lives Hat
A friend saw picture of our FSM with his new pink hat and asked me to make her an adult version.
I have used worsted weight yarn and wrote the pattern for this very simple, yet versatile pattern named Nine Lives. The hat is worked in the rounds, the stitches for the ears are picked up directly on the hat.

The pattern is free, and available to download by clicking on this button:

download now

or in my Ravelry store.

Have fun knitting.

Jan 15, 2017


#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.