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A Simple knitted Headband / Ear Warmer Pattern and Tutorial

Here is my girl with her chickens… She loves them very much, talks to them and spends so much time with them each day.

I have a little headband pattern I would like to share with you Ravelry notes here, it really is an easy knit. I have used even handspun wool that is a single ply, to give you more of an idea about the weight it has 9 wraps to the inch and I would call it a chunky weight. It has a few rounds of basket weave stitch in the middle to add character…

I have been wearing mine today to keep my hair out of my face and it is very comfy indeed:)

If you would like to knit one, here we go:

Materials:

5.5mm circular needles

Skein of chunky wool, (it is on the thinner side of chunky)

Needle for sewing in ends

Pattern:
Cast on 60 stitches and join for knitting in the round with Magic Loop technique.

Rounds 1-4: Knit in rib, (knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches across the round)

Rounds 5-7: (Knit 3, purl 3) across the rounds

Rounds 8-10: (Purl 3, knit 3) across the rounds

Rounds 11-14: Knit in rib, (knit 2 stitches, purl 2 stitches across the round)

Cast off loosely with a larger needle if you wish to give extra stretch.

Sew in ends

Happy knitting and have a super day:)

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Bun-Bun the Rabbit, Knitting Pattern and Tutorial

Hello,

I have another little pattern to share with you today, his name is Bun-Bun the Rabbit. I am knitting these little critters as part of a series ie the cat, owl and now the rabbit. They are really easy and simple knits and I enjoy making them and sending them out into the world… If you have any suggestions for other patterns, do let me know.

Here’s the pattern:)

Materials:
Oddments of variegated dk wool
4mm circular needle or dpns or 4mm straight needles
Sewing up needle
Fleece for stuffing

If you would rather knit this pattern flat, then just use straight needles and knit in stocking stitch and sew up the back of your bunny.

Abbreviations:
kfb: knit into the front and back of the stitch to increase
dpns: double pointed needles
knit 2 tog: knit 2 stitches together

Bun-Bun the Rabbit Pattern: Copyright Linda Dawkins
Cast on 10 stitches and join for knitting in the round with the magic loop or on dpns
Round 1: Knit
Round 2: kfb into each stitch (20 stitches)
Round 3: kfb into each stitch (40 stitches)
Rounds 4-15: Knit
Round 16: (Knit 1, knit 2 tog) across the round knit 2 stitches on the end (26 stitches)
Rounds 17-25: Knit

Round 26: Knit 2 stitches together across the round (13 stitches)

Round 27: Knit.

 

Break the thread and thread the yarn onto a sewing needle. Thread the needle through the stitches and pull tight, sew in the end.

Stuff Bun-Bun with fleece and when full, sew the opening at the base closed.

Ears:

Knit 2 ears in garter stitch.

Cast on 5 stitches.

Knit 10 rows.

Row 11: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 2

Row 12: Knit 1, knit 2 together, knit 1

Row 13: Knit 1, knit 2 together

Row 14: Knit 2 together

Bind off

In the above photo I have shown how you sew the base of the ears together to make them bend and look rabbit-like:)

Sew the ears onto the top of the head.

Arms:

I have given Bun-Bun arms by sewing into the knitting. Hold up the knitting and sew in and out in a downward and forward direction. This will give you arms.

Arm

Tail: Pompom

Wind your wool around a piece of card about an inch and a quarter thick. Wind the wool generously around, the more you wind, the bushier the tail will be!

Gently remove the wound wool and tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the wool, (rounded ends to be on the sides). Tie very tight!

Cut the rounded ends and you wull have a bushy tail. Trim to neaten it.

Sew the tail onto the back of your bunny.

Eyes and Nose:

Needle felt the eyes and nose on with fleece and a felting needle or use buttons.

And there you go, 1 Bun-Bun:)

Have a great day everyone!

xo

Linda

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Creative Friday and an Autumn Sewing Needle Saver Tutorial

Welcome to Creative Friday.

Today I am posting a craft that I shared on Rhythm of the Home online Magazine previously. It is for a knitted needle saver with an autumn theme. It could be any theme really, Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Easter etc… just change the colours and the felt motif on the front and there you go.

 

Materials:

DK Merino yarn, I have used a naturally dyed yarn that has been dyed with Peach Bracket Mushrooms.

4mm straight knitting needles.

Wool sewing needle

Embroidery needle

Scissors

Material

Felt

Pinking Shears

 

Pattern:

Cast on 30 stitches.

Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.

Row 6: Knit 5 stitches, purl 20 stitches, knit 5 stitches.

Row 7: Knit

Alternate rows 6 and 7 twelve times finishing on a purl row.

Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.

Cast off

Sew in all the ends with a wool needle.

 

 If you would like to make your folder lie flat, just block it on a piece of felt. To block, dampen and pin into position and allow to dry.

Cut a piece of cotton material with a pinking shears to fit just inside of your knitted cover. Cut it slightly smaller.

Sew the liner onto the knitted cover with thread.

 

Cut a piece of yellow felt to stitch into your sewing book. Sew along the left side to secure into the sewing book.

 

Draw an Oak Leaf onto a piece of yellow felt and cut it out. Sew along the main vein of the leaf with dark cotton.

 

Sew the Oak Leaf onto the front of the needle book cover.

Thank you so much to everyone who shares the love and posts their links to their amazing work:) Please feel free to post your links to anything you have created and would like to share, it can be a recipe, sewing tutorial, knitting tutorial, felting, crochet, crafts, art, spinning, weaving, working with fibre, photography, poetry…etc…

 

I also love to hear from you, so if you have a moment, please leave a comment:) Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us! Just add the name of your blog to the widget and then add your blog link with the http:// at the beginning of your link address:) I have added a Creative Friday button on the sidebar of my blog, please feel free to add it to your blog for Creative Friday and link it to http://www.naturalsuburbia.blogspot.com/ so others can find this space and share their creativity too:)

 

1. I have started a Creative Friday Flickr Group where you can post your beautiful photos that you link to each Creative Friday.

 

2. If you would be so kind as to link back to Natural Suburbia in your blog post that would be lovely:)

 

Have a wonderful day,

xo

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Autumn Oak Leaf Knitting Pattern

Happy Sunday everyone:) As promised, here is my pattern for a knitted Autumn English Oak Leaf. This was really an enjoyable pattern to design. They are knitted flat and so quick to knit up:) I think they are perfect for place holders at weddings or functions, lovely to adorn nature tables, for story telling or play or even just a bowl full of these leaves on your dining room table would look wonderful…

Materials Needed:

Yarn in lovely Autumn tones.
Knitting needles.
Wool needle for sewing up.
Double pointed needles.

Abbreviations:
Knit – k
Purl – p
Knit 2 together – k 2 tog
Knit into front and back – knit into f & b (increase)

Pattern:

I knitted these leaves in a handspun Merino yarn with size 4mm needles.
Cast on 3 stitches
Knit 2 rows.
Row 3: Knit in to the front and back of the first stitch, purl 1, knit into the f & b of the last stitch (5 stitches)
Row 4: Knit
Row 5: Knit into f&b of first stitch, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit into f & b of last stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 6: Knit.
Row 7: K f & b first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into f & b of last stitch. (9 stitches)
Row 8: Knit.
Row 9: Knit 2 tog, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit 2 together. (7 stitches)
Row 10: Knit.
Row 11: Knit 2 together, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit 2 together. (5 stitches)
Row 12: Knit.
Row 13: Knit into f&b of first stitch, Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, knit into f & b of last stitch. (7 stitches)
Row 14: Knit.
Row 15: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into f & b of last stitch. ( 9 stitches)
Row 16: Knit.
Row 17: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 3, purl 1, knit 3, knit into f & b of last stitch. (11 stitches)
Row 18: Knit.
Row 19: Knit 2 together, knit 3, purl 1, knit 3, knit 2 together. ( 9 stitches)
Row 20: Knit.
Row 21: Knit 2 together, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit 2 together. ( 7 stitches).
Row 22: Knit.
Row 23: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into f & b of last stitch. (9 stitches).
Row 24: Knit.
Row 25: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 3, purl 1, knit 3, knit into f & b of last stitch. (11 stitches).
Row 26: Knit.
Row 27: Knit into the f & b of first stitch, knit 4, purl 1, knit 4, knit into f & b of last stitch. (13 stitches).
Row 28: Knit.
Row 29: Knit into f & b of first stitch, knit 5, purl 1, knit 5, knit into f & b of last stitch. (15 stitches).
Row 30: Knit.
Row 31: Knit 2 together, knit 5, purl 1, knit 5, knit 2 together. (13 stitches).
Row 32: Knit.
Row 33: Knit 2 together, knit 4, purl 1, knit four, knit 2 together. (11 stitches).
Row 34: Knit 2 together, knit to the last 2 stitches, knit 2 together. (9 stitches).
Row 35: Knit 2 together, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit 2 together. (7 stitches).
Row 36: Knit.
Row 37: Knit into f&b of first stitch, knit 2, purl 1, knit 2, knit into f&b of last stitch. (9 stitches).
Row 38: Knit.
Row 39: Knit 3 stitches, turn work, knit 3 stitches, turn work, knit 2 together, knit 1 stitch, turn work,
knit 2 together. Bind off. Attach yarn to the next stitch on the right side. Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, turn
work, knit 3, turn work, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, turn work, knit 2 together, knit 1, turn work, knit
2 together. Bind off this section. Attach yarn to next stitch on the right side, knit 3, turn work,
knit 3, turn work, knit 2 together, knit 1, turn work, knit 2 together. Bind off.

Leaf Stem:
With double pointed needles, pick up 2 stitches at the base of your leaf and knit an I-Cord.

Sew in all your ends, and you have a beautiful Oak Leaf:)
Enjoy!

Please note, this pattern is for personal use only, and not for resale, items knitted from this pattern may not be sold for commercial purposes, thank you.

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