Thursday, August 29, 2013

Meow's Adventures!

Hello, this is Meow-Meow! :) I'm Sophia's (imaginativeknits) little stuffed cat. 


Let me describe myself. I'm originally from Omaha, Nebraska (where the company that made me is located). I'm eight (human) years old. I love watching my owner do her crafts. I'm also a contributor to this blog along with my owner, Sophia.

FYI, Sophia posts in VERDANA and I post in TREBUCHET (which is the font showing on this post right now).









This June, we both went through a road trip/adventure through the Northeastern United States and Canada. As you know, our website was deleted and I never got to continue my "Meow's Adventure" series. So I will start off from the beginning on here. The next few posts will be from me, revisiting our trip. :)







Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Marcia the Bunny



 
Made available March 23rd, 2011 
Cutest. bunny. ever. :) Hope you like it! It's my favorite creation so far. 

Supplies: 
• 1 skein of Sublime Organic Cotton DK (50 gms= 120 yds): colorway- 96 bone 
• brown thread by DMC for eyes and mouth 
• 1 set of 4 DPNS: US size #2- 2.75 mm 
• stuffing 
• yarn needle 
• scissors 
• stitch marker (to mark where you started/end) 
• Clover pom-pom maker: 1 inch 



INSTRUCTIONS: 
I believe these instructions are fairly simple for the intermediate knitter. Although you MUST know how to knit with DPNs to do this pattern. 

And yes, I have no indication of how many stitches you should have each row. I don't since: 1. It's free! and 2. If you know me I'm too lazy to write it down anyways. xD 

Also, stuff the body, head, arms and legs before you thread through the remaining stitches. 



BODY: 
CO 6, separate 
1. k all sts 
2. kfb all sts (12)
3. k all sts 
4. kfb, k1 around (18)
5. k all sts 
6. kfb, k2 around (24)
7-13. k all sts 
14. k2tog, k2 around (18)
15. k all sts 
16. k2tog, k1 around (12)
17. k2tog all sts (6)
cut yarn, thread through remaining sts. 

HEAD: 
CO 6, separate 
1. k all sts 
2. kfb all sts (12)
3. k all sts 
4. kfb, k1 around (18)
5. k all sts 
6. kfb, k2 around (24)
7. k all sts 
8. kfb, k3 around (30)
9-14. k all sts 
15. k2tog, k3 around (24)
16. k all sts 
17. k2tog, k2 around (18)
18. k2tog, k1 around (12)
19. k2tog all sts (6)
cut yarn, thread through remaining sts. 

EARS (make two): 
CO 10 and knit flat 
1. k1, p1 across 
2. p1, kfb, *p1, k1 3 times, p1, kfb (12)
3. p1, k1 across 
4. kfb, *p1, k1, p1 3 times, kfb, p1 (14)
5. [RS] k1, p1 across 
6. [WS] p1, k1 across 
repeat rows 5&6 5 times (total of 10 rows) 
13. k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, ssk (11)
14. k2tog, k1, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1, ssk (8)
15. k2tog, k1, p1, k1, p1, ssk (6)
16. k2tog all sts (3)
cut yarn, thread through remaining sts. 

LEG (make two): 
CO 6, separate 
1. k all sts 
2. kfb all sts (12)
3-6. k all sts 
7. k1, k2tog, k1 around (9)
8-20. k all sts 
bind off, cut yarn, sew onto body 

ARMS (make two): 
CO 6, separate 
1. k all sts 
2. kfb, k1 around (9) 
3-14. k all sts 
bind off, cut yarn, attach to body. 

TAIL: 
Using pom-pom maker, create tail and sew to body. 

Finish up by sewing up your new friend and sewing on some facial features! :) (you can use picture for preference) 



Please do not try to steal and say this was your pattern, no profit for finished product or pattern that is FREE. 

Scruffy the Cat


 
Made available August 21st, 2011 
Scruffy! The cat! :) I love him, and I hope you love him too. <3 

Supplies: 
• 1 skein of Rowan Summer Tweed (50 gms= 131 yards) colorway: 515 
• 1 set of 4 DPNS: US size #3- 3.25 mm 
• stuffing 
• yarn needle 
• scissors 
• stitch marker (to mark where you started/end 
• 2: 12 mm sized brown animal eyes 
• 1: 18 mm sized black animal nose 



INSTRUCTIONS: 

Head/Body*: 
CO 6, separate 
1. k all sts 
2. inc all sts (12) 
3. k all sts 
4. inc, k1 around (18) 
5. k all sts 
6. inc, k2 around (24) 
7. k all sts 
8. inc, k3 around (30) 
9-13. k all sts 
14. dec, k3 around (24) 
15. k all sts 
16. dec, k2 around (18) 
17. k all sts 
18. dec, k1 around (12) 
19&20. k all sts 
21. inc, k1 around (18) 
22&23. k all sts 
24. inc, k2 around (24) 
25-34. k all sts 
35. dec, k2 around (18) 
36. k all sts 
insert eyes and nose, stuff 
37. dec, k1 around (12) 
38. dec all sts (6) 
cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches. 

Arms: 
CO 6, separate 
1. k all sts 
2. inc all sts (12) 
3-7. k all sts 
8. dec, k2 around (9) 
9-18. k all sts 
cast off, cut yarn, stuff 

Legs: 
CO 6, separate 
1. k all sts 
2. inc, k around (9) 
3-14. k all sts 
cast off, cut yarn, stuff 

Ears: 
CO 12, separate 
1&2. k all sts 
3. dec, k2 around (9) 
4. k all sts 
5. dec, k1 around (6) 
6. k all sts 
7. dec all sts (3) 
8. k all sts 
cut yarn, thread through remaining stitches, do not stuff 

Tail: 
CO 4, knit i-cord style (as many rows as you want) 


Attach the pieces and there's your kitty! Enjoy! 



*: Made in one piece 
Please do not try to steal and say this was your pattern, no profit for finished product or pattern that is FREE. 

Spearmint the Bunny

Made available October 2nd, 2010


Spearmint is a cute little old-fashioned bunny with a spunky personality! :) He is an intermediate knit. 


Supplies:

• M&K: ECO baby bomull- in ecru and your favorite color (I used green) (100% organic cotton 50gms=160m)
o   If you can’t find this yarn, any fingering weight will do.
• Clover: Pom-Pom maker- extra small (use the one inch version)
• Brown embroidery thread (preferably DMC cotton thread)
• Set of 6 US size 0 (2.0 mm) dpns (Brittany has sets of 6 DPNS) for body (If you don't have 6 of one size, then use a stitch holder.)
• Set of 4 US size 2 (2.75 mm) dpns for sweater
• Scissors
• Yarn needle
• Stuffing
• Poly pellets for legs (optional)
• Split ring stitch markers (If you need them to keep track of rows)


Instructions:

Use ecru, a.k.a. color a.

1st leg:
Cast on 6 with size 0. Separate between 3. Each one has 2 now.
1. k all sts
2. kfb all sts (12 sts)
3. k all sts
4. kfb, k around (18 sts)
5-8. k all sts
9. dec, k around (12 sts)
10. k all sts
(lightly fill foot with poly-pellets or stuffing)
11. dec all sts (6 sts)
12-32. k all sts
Cut yarn, use 2 DPNS and separate. Now each one has 3.


2nd leg:

Do the same thing you did on the 1st one but don't cut the yarn.


Body/Head (all done in one piece):

First, connect the legs. Very simple if you think about it.. I don't have a picture yet, but if you need a visual aid, send me a message (imaginativeknits [at] gmail [dot] com)
33. inc, k, inc around (20 sts)
34. k all sts
35. kfb, k3, inc (28 sts)
36. k all sts
37. kfb, k6 around (32 sts)
38-58. k all sts
59. dec, k2 around (24 sts)
(lightly fill with poly-pellets or stuffing)
60. k all sts
61. kfb, k2 around (32 sts)
62-72. k all sts
73. dec, k2 around (24 sts)
74. k all sts
75. dec, k around (16 sts)
76. k all sts
77. dec all (8 sts)
(finish stuffing)
Cut the yarn and thread though the rest of the stitches. :)


Ears (make 2):

Cast on 6 with size 0, separate.
1. k all sts
2. kfb all sts (12 sts)
3-13. k all sts
14. dec, k2 around (9 sts)
15-20. k all sts
Bind off. Do not stuff

Arms (make 2):

Cast on 6 with size 0, separate.
1. k all sts
2. inc, k all sts (9 sts)
3-18. k all sts
Bind off, stuff

Tail:

Make tail with ecru and pom-pom maker and attach all of the pieces you did so far to the appropriate places. :)

Bunny Sweater:

Use your favorite contrast color, a.k.a. color b.

Body:

Cast on 30 with size 2, separate.
1-4. knit 2, purl 1 around
5. k all sts
6. k2, dec, yarn over twice, dec, knit the rest.
(that was the tail hole)
7-11. k all sts
12. k8, dec, yarn over twice, dec, k13, dec, yarn over twice, k1, dec
(those were the sleeve holes)
13&14. k all sts
15-19. knit 2, purl 1 around
Bind off, put sweater on bunny

Sleeves (make 2):

Cast on 9, with size 2, separate.
1-3. knit 2, purl 1 around
4-12. k all sts
Bind off, attach to the sweater body


Hope you like it!

This pattern and the finished product may only be used personally or entirely for charity. You may not sell the pattern or the finished product anywhere. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Introduction

Hello everyone! :) 


This is the first post on my new Blogspot blog for Imaginative Knits. My old website (http://meow.sindlene.net) somehow went to the world wide web graveyard and no one can see the patterns I've posted on that website (or the website at all as a matter of fact). :( It makes me kind of sad because here I am: back to where I started with basic templates. This will take some adjusting to. I wish I could afford my own website domain and to keep it, but that will have to wait a while. So this is a temporary fix for people wanting to see any of my patterns. :)