Saturday, September 28, 2013

Raspberry Cowl- Free Knitting Pattern!

I just love the texture and color of this raspberry cowl. The stitch makes it nice and warm, but the color will remind you of summer.
I used the entire skein of Vanna's choice in Raspberry with size 9 needles. 
This is worked flat, then seamed together. 
To make the cowl wider or narrower, increase or decrease by multiples of 4. 
Cast on 36 using long tail method. 
Row 1: purl (right side)
Row 2: *(k1, p1, k1) in same stitch, p3 tog; repeat from * to end. 
Row 3: purl
Row 4: *p3 tog, (k1, p1, k1) in same stitch; repeat from * to end. 
Repeat rows 1-4 until the cowl is your desired length, or until you have nearly finished the yarn. 
Purl one row. Cast off knit-wise. 
Whip stitch the ends and enjoy your new cowl!
I am just loving the texture! The littles bobbles look like fresh raspberries!
Xoxo, Alyssa 

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Wire Shaped Rings

These simple wire rings will find a way into your jewelry stash somehow! They are so easy to make and you can make all different kinds of designs. 
I chose to make mine in a square design but I have also made loops and swirls, triangles, and all kinds of geometric designs. 
Materials: ring mandrel or marker, 16 gauge wire, wire cutters. 
Cut about a foot of wire. Bend it in half with bent nose pliers, and pinch it tight. 
Wrap it around your mandrel, putting each end on a different side of the bent piece. 
Get creative and shape it using bent nose pliers. 
Make each side symmetrical, or uneven. One of my squares is larger than the other. You can choose to make it your way, to match your style. 
Here are a few other designs using the same technique. 

Xoxo, Alyssa

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Purple Wire Cuff

These easy cuff bracelets are so much fun! You can choose your wire color and the beads shape/ color/ size! 
Materials: beads of choice, a few yards of 22 gauge wire, and a bracelet form. 
Thread all the beads. It is better to thread more than you think you will need. Wrap the end of the wire around the cuff to secure it.
Then simply wrap the wire around the cuff. I like to place a bead every other wrap to the front. Wrap the end tightly around the cuff to secure the end. 
Enjoy this 10 minute project!
Xoxo, Alyssa