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Kelley Petkun's Blog – February 2010 Archive (8)

Knit Buddy Giveaway - Hobby Horse

This delightful project is one of many I want to make from Knitted Gifts.

Besides being such a cute little Hobby Horse, it is a lesson on the structure of hand-knit socks. A perfect project for someone who has been thinking of knitting socks. Just…


Added by Kelley Petkun on February 27, 2010 at 8:39am — 92 Comments

Oops! I forgot! --- Afterthought Thumb

Just joking! I couldn't resist a little pun!

Enjoy this next lesson in the Knittin' Mittens… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on February 23, 2010 at 5:32am — 6 Comments

Shiver Scarf Winner!

Congratulations Araignee!

I hope you have chosen your Merino Style colors to make your own Shiver Scarf! We will be getting in touch to ask for your preferences!…


Added by Kelley Petkun on February 19, 2010 at 2:30pm — 8 Comments

Knittin' Mittens - Lesson Three

This lesson has just a tiny bit of stress because you will need to decide what sort of thumb shaping you want to use on your mittens. Don't worry! I walk you throught the pros and cons of each and then show you how to set up your choice of thumb opening.

You will be knitting the body of your mitten (with your chosen thumb design) up to the little valley where your thumb and hand meet. In the next lesson, I…


Added by Kelley Petkun on February 16, 2010 at 10:30am — 25 Comments

Knit Buddy Giveaway - Shiver Scarf!

I've finished mine and it is absolutely perfect!

The perfect length!

Perfect holder for my spindling supplies.

I should put in a fabric liner in the pockets to keep the hook from my Golding spindle catching on the stitches. Or, I…


Added by Kelley Petkun on February 14, 2010 at 8:39am — 102 Comments

Are you ready to cast-on and start knitting some mittens? Join my KAL as we begin our mitten lessons today!

I am thrilled with how excited and enthusiastic everyone is at my Knittin' Mittens KAL!

I just launched two videos for casting-on and knitting the cuff ribbing. Please join us or even just follow along over the next few weeks. You will learn something whether you actually have some yarn and needles in your hands or not.

Added by Kelley Petkun on February 9, 2010 at 4:07pm — 7 Comments

Ideal Knit-A-Long (KAL) for first-timers!

I launched my Mitten Tutorial KAL last week and, after reading the posts, I realized that it is a perfect forum for any knitter who has been hesitant to join a KAL before.

Number One

The lesson and project is…

Added by Kelley Petkun on February 8, 2010 at 5:30am — 8 Comments

Mitten, mitten, who's got the mitten?

Well, I have been working on a mitten knitting video series, and a Knit-A-Long so that we can all have mittens!!

I think the middle of winter is a perfect time to learn something new and quick to knit. This week I give a general outline of the course including supplies that you will… Continue

Added by Kelley Petkun on February 2, 2010 at 3:00pm — 21 Comments

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