Self-made Gift Wrap

weupcycle Self-made Gift Wrap

After I presented a woven gift wrapping today a self-made gift wrap from stamped newspapers.
Another great idea :)


Self-made Gift Wrap (Day 914: Guest Post – Gift Wrap) (English) and
(Tag 914: Gastbeitrag – Geschenkpapier) (German)

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Gift Wrap becomes Coaster

Mosaic Knitting Pattern Generator

Laura Kogler Mosaic Knitting Pattern Generator

Recently I searched, just for the fun of it, for pattern generators – and I’ve found great things!
Today I start presenting them! ;-)

You can let generate great patterns for slip-stitch knitting with this mosaic knitting pattern generator!


Mosaic Knitting Pattern Generator

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Mosaic (Slip-stitch) Knitting
Entries with the tag ‘generator’

Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2011

unikatissima's Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2011

The pattern is published! :)

It’s time again: unikatissima’s Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2011 can start on December 1 ;-))
This time we will knit a shrug or a scarf/a shawl, just as you like.

This year everythings works a little different: the actual pattern consists of 6 little patterns that can be knitted in whatever order you like.
To get the surprise feeling of an Advent calendar the 6 little patterns are named block 1-6 and are meant to be selected by rolling a die :)

But of course you can arrange the little patterns in advance to get a design that you like.
To get inspiration you may want to look at the project descriptions (read more further below).

You find the Advent calendar at ravelry (where else? ;-))

    Part of it is a file that contains

  • the terms of use (valid as well for the announcement file as for the actual pattern later)
  • an instruction on how to make a shrug from a rectangle (with pictures) and
  • descriptions for 4 projects I made with the pattern.

My terms of use are also available in German.

The project descriptions contain e.g. the sizes of the four items, the used yarns and how much I needed, the needle size etc.
If you’re a ravelry member you can use the links to the used yarns via my project pages, additionally you can look in the group unikatissima what yarns were used for the last Advent calendar.

Additionally you find on the same page more PDF files, in fact the actual pattern with a chart and written instructions and a file with the German legend to the chart.

Addendum: I made all projects with a provisional cast-on for reasons of symmetry and today I eventually found a tutorial for this :))

I always have to cheat a little bit when picking up the stitches, because one ‘looses’ one stitch. Cheating means here that I knit sometimes stitches together and sometimes I make 1 by picking up the loop that lies between the stitch just worked and the following stitch and knit into it to fake a yarn over. It just depends on how the original first row looks.

If you have problems with my cheating technique, you can simply knit a couple of rows in garter stitch to ‘hide’ every unevenness.

I hope that everybody will enjoy the knitting again! :)


unikatissima’s Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2011 (Lace Holly)
Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2010 (Lace Christmas Rose)
Project pages for Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2010
group unikatissima at ravelry

Provisional cast-on (Techniques with Theresa)
=> ‘mine’ is the Open, a.k.a. provisional, cast on

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Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2010
unikatissima’s Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2010
Entry: ravelry

Vintage Crochet Medaillon

celtwich Vintage Crochet Medaillon

I presented several crochet medaillons already and how you can make clothes from, but for this crochet medaillon here I can’t imagine what I could make from ;-))


The original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive:
Vintage Crochet Medaillon (The Puritan Bedspread – Crochet Treasures You Asked For – Star Treasure Book No. 126)

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Entries containing the words ‘crochet’ and ‘medaillon’

Peyote Background Patterns

Aunt Mollys Bead Street Peyote Background Patterns

I really like the Peyote background patterns Peyote background patterns, I’m only just thinking about where to use them ;-)


Peyote Background Patterns (Beadwork Patterns, PEYOTE STITCH BACKGROUNDS II)
he original site doesn’t exist any more and is now available through webarchive: Peyote Background Patterns (Beadwork Patterns, PEYOTE STITCH BACKGROUNDS II)

Double Knitted Wristwarmers

unikatissima Double Knitted Wristwarmers

Not long ago I presented the double knitted potholders.
As always it began to work in my head (not to think, thinking is stressful! ;-)) and I wanted absolutely know whether you can double knit in rounds.
You can ;-))


unikatissima Double Knitted Wristwarmers
I knitted two wristwarmers for me with a set of double-pointed needles as for socks and here you can see the inside.


unikatissima Double Knitted Wristwarmers
Here is the chart I used.
I’m not 100% positive about it because I’m simply knitting too loose and these fine patterns don’t look as good as I’d have wished.
Perhaps it is different for you :)

I knitted the pattern 5x, but of course you must adapt this to your wrists ;-))


Tutorial for double knitting: Free Knitting Patterns – Heart Double Knit Hot Pad

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Double Knitted Potholders

Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2010

unikatissima Lace Knitters Advent Calendar

I realized that I’ve published more than 1000(!) entries already and to celebrate this fact you can get an Advent calendar from me ;-)

Every day you will get a couple of rows to knit in a different pattern and on december 25, 2010 you will have a most beautiful lace shawl :))

By the way: The photo is extra small – it gives you just an idea of what you will knit but (hopefully ;-)) not spoil the surprise.

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unikatissima’s Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2010