Sunday, August 15, 2010

KitBit Cowl

 The KitBitCowl is made with supersoft bulky yarn, and it is instant gratification. Easy and perfect for a treat for you or someone you know :) PDF download here or on Ravelry here

Monday, June 14, 2010

Lavender water

The allmighty Wikipedia states this about the use of lavender:
According to folk wisdom, lavender has many uses. Infusions of lavender soothe and heal insect bites. Bunches of lavender repel insects. If applied to the temples, lavender oil soothes headaches. In pillows, lavender seeds and flowers aid sleep and relaxation.
 And oh, it smells sooooooo good! To make a natural and very low cost allround product of lavender- go for lavender water!
I made a bottle of lavender water out of 4 tablespoons dried lavender to 0.5 litres of boiling water. Boil water, add lavender and cool in a pot. Pour in clean bottle or container. You can strain the lavender or not, I chose not to. I have used it (so far) as soothing agent of sunburn and as footbath (glorious!). I plan to experiment further with spritzing some lavender water on the bed sheets before ironing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Technicolor Cowl

The very talented and superfriendly Melissa of the speckled pear is the designer of the new shop look! I am super thrilled with the result, and as a celebration the Technicolor cowl is now free for you to download!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Queen of the castle

A sweet little crown for you to crochet!

You'll need:

Scrap laceweight yarn (I used less than 1 gram for this)
Crochet hook size 2,5 mm

Hdc: Half double crochet
Sc: Single crochet
Ch: chain

Chain 13.

row 1. Work 1 hdc in second chain, work 1 hdc in rest of the ch. Ch 2, turn (11 hdc)
row 2. Work 2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 2, turn. (13 hdc)
row 3. Work 2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 2, turn (15 hdc)
row 4. Work 2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 2, turn (17 hdc)
row 5. Work 2 hdc in first stitch, 1 hdc in each stitch until last stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch. ch 1, turn (19 hdc)
row 6. 1 sc in each stitch. ch 1, turn
row 7. 2 sc, ch 4, skip 2, 4 sc, chain 6, skip 3, 4 sc, ch 4, skip 2, 2 sc. ch 1, turn
row 8. 2 sc, (3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in loop, 4 sc, (5sc, ch 3, 5 sc) in loop, 4 sc (3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in loop, 2 sc. cut yarn and pull the end through.

Steam lightly to block.

Usage: whatever you want! I use mine as a brooch, but you could also adorn a hairclip, mittens, a bag.. Sky's the limit!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Free pattern

Knitted tea cosy
They say necessity is the mother of invention. Right now there is a cold front loitering in my home town. The cure obviously is to make a pot of nice, hot tea. Alas the tea cools down before you have the chance to drink it... So what better solution than to dress your teapot up with this lace knitted tea cosy. Your teapot will be happy for a new coat, and you'll be happy that your tea is nice and hot. Win-win. Enjoy!
PDF here


100g dk weight wool (Yarn held double)

A pair of 6,5 mm straight knitting needles

Darning needle

Safety pins

Gauge: 15 stitches/23 rows =4x4 inches


Satin ribbon, or pom-pom


Co 36 sts and knit k1,p1 ribbing for three rows

Row 1: k1*,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,k1* rep from *-* to end

Row 2: p1*,k1,p2,k1,p1* rep from *-* to end.

Row 3: k1* p1,k2tog,yo,p1,k1* rep from *-* to end

Row 4: p1*,k1,p2,k1,p1* rep from *-* to end.

Row 5-14: repeat 1-4

Row 15: K1, k2tog,k1,p1,k1,*p1, k2tog,yo,p1,k1* rep from *-* 5 times,p1,k1, k2tog, k1

Row 16: p3, then knit the knits, purl the purls and yos.

Continue decreasing on right side rows until 28 st remain. Knit the wrongside rows in est pattern.

Row 23: K1, k2tog, k 8 st in est patt, ssk, k2tog,yo,k2tog k 8st in

est patt, k 2 tog, k1

Row 24: knit in est patt

Row 25: k1,k2tog,k1,p1,k1,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,ssk,k2tog,p1,yo,k2tog,p1,


Row 26: knit in est patt

Row 27: k1,k2tog,p1,k1,p1,k2tog,yo,k2tog,ssk,k2tog,yo,


Row 28: p

Row 29: k

Row 30: BO

Make two.


Try the two parts on your teapot and put safety pins to mark the holes for the handle and spout. Using mattress stitch seam the two pieces together. Thread the satin ribbon through the top, and make a nice bow. Or you can sew the top shut and add a pom-pom. Now go make yourself some nice hot tea.

© Fiolinn 2008. For private use only.