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Designing and re-designing


This is just a random posting about designing and ideas... I like designing new patterns as much as I love knitting old ones. Desingning knitting patterns is EASY, getting a new idea and then drawing your idea down is not hard at all. I have a few booklets of ideas and designs and random sketches of stuff I want to make. Having a sketch book is necessary :)
The hard part in making patterns is the knitting according to your design. Where to add stitches, where to decrease them, where to change colors etc... etc... And here comes the part I don't like, knitting and re-knitting the same piece over and over again is just a pain in the neck. But in order to achieve the result you want, it is one of the things you have to learn while designing and modifying patterns. In Finland we have a saying: No one is a blacksmith at the moment of birth. (Well that's the general idea of the saying). All in all turning good ideas into a pattern needs work and patience.

Best wishes!


Winter bear *free pattern*

Hello all,

New year, new pattern? I was at my grandparent's place last week and had great time! This little winter teddy started as Zackie Zebra, while I was testing my old pattern. But you can see what happened when I was using blue yarn?

Winter bear (size about 20cm/8inches)
You need:

Any colour cotton yarn you like ( I used blue DK yarn)
A pair off 3mm needles
Safety eyes
Stuffing and tapesry needle
Oddments of colourful yarns you like for accesories (I used green and yellow DK yarn)

Legs (make 2):
In blue, Cast on 8sts, P1 row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k1*, repeat to the end. P1 row
Next row: K1, m1, k6, m1, k1, m1, k6, m1, k1. P1 row.
Next row: K6, skpo twice, k2tog twice, k5.
Next row: P5, p2tog twice, p6
Next row:K5, k2tog, k6
St-st making stripes of two rows for 15 rows. Cast off.
Sew the back seam of the legs and stuff firmly.

Body and Head:
With blue cast on 21sts. P1 row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k4* repeat to the end. P1row.
Next row: K1, *m1, k5* repeat to the end. P1 row.
Next row…