Happy new month! I’ve got another freebie here, and it’s another thing that I found I needed so I made it. I like to have a glass of ice water with me at pretty much all times. I take allergy medicine that dries me out so I’m almost always thirsty and a refreshing glass of ice water is the best. The only problem is that in the warmer months, my glass of ice water sweats copiously, which either soaks my coaster (if it’s a porous one like a beer deckle) or temporarily adheres the coaster to the glass and it falls off after I picked up the glass (leading the sweated-off water to splash all over and the coaster to fall to the floor). Either way I am annoyed.
So, here we have the Cotton Coaster! It’s just as simple as it sounds – it’s a coaster made of cotton yarn. It is super absorbent and soaks up the glass sweat without getting the surface underneath it wet and it doesn’t stick to the glass.
It works well for other things like La Croix, of course, or a mixed drink or a glass of chocolate milk or whatever suits you. It’s astonishingly simple and quick to knit and takes a very small amount of yarn.
I like to use a handknit cloth for washing my face and I wanted to make one that would fit on my hand so the ends wouldn’t be flopping around while I’m using it. The result is the Scrubbie Square!
I’m pleased to offer this pattern as a freebie! It’s super easy and quick to knit and can be used for almost any cleaning purpose. It would work just as well as a way to dust your baseboards or wash your dishes or whatever else. It fits over an adult hand nicely with some wiggle room.
It’s a new month and I have a new free pattern to share!
Introducing the Linden Bag for Blythe! I wanted to create a really easy-to-make bag for Blythe that could be made to suit a number of different styles. As you can see from the photos here, I went with Mori style, and I made two bags from different yarns. You can see that the texture of each bag is slightly different, which is a result of the yarns being different. The green one is a fractionally thinner yarn made from alpaca, which is a little less fluffy than the cream yarn, which is merino. You can make the strap the thickness you like and as it also forms the sides of the bag, construction is super simple and finishing doesn’t take very long. When you’re done, you can embellish it in whatever way suits you. You could also make it smaller for Middie or super tiny for Petite.
My plan for this sweater was to make something that suits a mohair or mohair blend lace weight yarn and is reversible (can be worn cardigan style or pullover style) – and I succeeded! This sweet sweater is knit using garter stitch, which really works in this type of lofty yarn. It has a collar that looks great no matter which way you wear it, and is a lovely simple canvas for your embellishments. The short sleeves work well with the lightweight feel of the yarn, making this a perfect sweater for spring.
Ahoy! Fashion above deck! This three-quarter length sleeve sweater for Blythe is nautical-inspired but fashionable in any situation. It has a narrow stripe and roll neck and is a classic style. I originally designed this back in 2011 for a swap and recently found my pattern notes and made it again, so here it is!
Hannah Abbott is a not-super-well-developed character in the Harry Potter series, but she IS a Hufflepuff and thus seems worthy of inspiring this sweater. This sweater is empire style with a fitted bodice that fits Blythe perfectly. It has a two-color star pattern that is sweet without being overly fussy.
It’s another free pattern! Knit yourself a custom-length scarf for Blythe. This is great TV knitting – just cast on and let your mind focus on whatever you’re watching and this scarf will be complete before you know it. It’s seamless and simple! You can embellish it if you wish or leave it as knit for an elegant minimalist look.
Looking for a sleek hat for Blythe? This one will fit the bill! It’s designed with negative ease, meaning that it is slightly smaller than Blythe’s head until you stretch it just a little bit. Then it fits with perfection, offering a lovely snug fit. If you have a Blythe with shorter hair and want something to hold it in place after doing a hair treatment (so it will dry just as you wish), this will work very well! It’s also just super cute for any Blythe. Very simple to make with only two ends to weave in – no seaming!
Is your Blythe a little bit old-fashioned? Does she prefer the classic looks? This sweater dress is inspired by her aesthetic! Like almost all my patterns, it is knit all in one piece, the body flat and the sleeves in the round. There’s no seaming at all! You just weave in ends, sew on a snap in the back, and you’re done. It’s got a high neck that fits Blythe perfectly and a cabled bodice, which is ever-so-slightly high-waisted. Then there’s a ribbed waistline and an A-line skirt, giving the dress a time-honored look that just might be perfect with a petticoat underneath or a pair of high boots.
Blythe can show her feminism loud and proud with this super cute hat that makes a statement. The March in Washington showed the power of this movement and it doesn’t have to stop there! Keep it going with Blythe! Also fun for cat lovers and cosplay!