Crocheted Stitch Markers

unikatissima Crocheted Stitch Markers

I wanted to present these little, ingenious crocheted stitch markers.
I crocheted mine in less than five minutes!

She offers instructions for small, medium and large ones at ravelry.
Generally speaking it’s ‘only’ a chain ring base crocheted with single crochets – very simple as all ingenious ideas are :)

 

unikatissima Crocheted Stitch Markers I did it a little differently:
– I wrapped a needle 3x too big a couple of times with the crochet thread and
– crocheted single crochets around this tread ring.
That’s because I don’t like rings of chains ;-)

Her stitch markers are more beautiful, but mine are sufficient for me ;-)
And I don’t have to fall back to my usual stitch markers ;-)


Links:
ravelry instructions (Stitch Markers)

Photos of her stitch markers at flickr: photo 1 (IMG_6415[1]), photo 2 (IMG_6411[1]) and photo 3 (IMG_6415[1])

Here at unikatissima:
Little Improvised Knitting Helpers

Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2018

unikatissima’s Lace Erica Carnea

On this page: Introduction | About the pattern | About the finished item | How it works | Deutsche Version | The daily instructions | More pictures

unikatissimas Lochstrickmuster-Adventskalender 2018
The shawl I put this year for you in the Advent calendar is different from the previous ones (which you can find here in the blog or at ravelry): it shows 7 lace patterns looking similar to their counterpart, i.e. the first pattern matches wonderfully the last pattern, the second pattern the last but one, the third the fifth and you can repeat the middle pattern as often as you like to make your very personal Advent calendar shawl as long as you like :)
You can also define the width of your shawl by knitting the repeat of 20 stitches as often as you like.
Again I wish you a relaxed and relaxing Advent knit! :)

The photo gives you an idea about your shawl (hopefully) without spoiling the surprise.
(And if you should be curious: there are more pictures ;-))

Note: at ravelry you can find the group unikatissima where you can discuss this pattern and my other patterns, too and where you can show us your wip (work in progress).
You can register at ravelry with your username and a valid email address only, with all other information about you it’s up to you whether you give them (at least it was like this when I registered ;-)).

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About the pattern:

  1. This year the shawl has
    * 7 different consecutive lace patterns which mirror each other harmoniously,
    * a 20 stitches repeat which allows you to knit the shawl as wide as you like and
    * on day 13 a pattern that you can knit as often as you like to adapt the length of the shawl to your liking.
     
  2. The pattern
    * is a multiple of 20 pattern stitches + 3 start/end stitches + 2 or more edge stitches, and
    * has a total of 386 rows with the day 13 pattern knitted once.
    * The day 13 pattern has 28 rows and can be knitted several times if necessary.
    * The daily instructions contain each as well charts as written instructions.
     
  3. To knit the shawl you need
    * yarn with needles in appropriate size
    (the shawl looks as beautiful knitted in lace yarn as in fingering or bulkier yarn),
    * know-how about knitting yarn overs and different decreases and
    * if you like stitch markers to mark the repeats.
     
  4. If you want to make the shawl
    * broader/narrower simply adjust the number of repeats;
    * shorter,
        – use smaller needle sizes and/or
        – finer yarn and/or
        – knit less loose;
    * longer
        – knit the day 13 pattern more than once and/or
        – use larger needles and/or
        – bulkier yarn and/or
        – knit more loose.

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About the finished item:

This year I knitted only one shawl.

For my shawl I made/used
* 3 repeats
* with 6 rows in seed stitch at the beginning and end, and
* with 3 stitches in seed stitch at each side, and
* without extra repeats of the day 13 pattern
* with about 142 g or 498 yards/455 m cheeky merino joy from Rosy Green Wool in red (col 058, 100 g have about 350 yards/320 m)
* with US 7/4.5 mm needles to
* a total of 29.110 stitches ;-) and
* got a shawl of about 12″ x 65″ (this are about 30 x 165 cm).
I knitted the daily pattern parts in about 30 min.

Please bear in mind: the size always depends on your gauge and also on the way you knit – I’m always knitting rather loosely.

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How it works

You do not have to register or the like for unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2018: starting with December 1, 2018 every day a ‘little door’ opens and the instructions for the next part will be unlocked.

Well, further down you will find the links to the daily instructions from December 1, 2018 on :) and you only have to come here every day of December and download the instructions of the respective day.

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Deutsche Version:

Du kannst diese Seite auch auf Deutsch lesen.

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The daily instructions:

Please note, that you agree to my terms of use by using my patterns.
You will find them on the last page of the file of day 1 and they apply to the complete Advent calendar.

unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2018 is called now Lace Erica Carnea
and it is still as beautiful, no matter if it is made in fine cotton for Summer or warming wool for Winter :)

If you liked unikatissima’s Lace Erica Carnea and want to support me you can donate here a sum that you feel appropriate:

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More pictures:

(clicking on a picture will ‘send’ you to Lace Erica Carnea at ravelry where there are larger pictures)

unikatissima's Lace Erica Carnea unikatissima's Lace Erica Carnea unikatissima's Lace Erica Carnea unikatissima's Lace Erica Carnea unikatissima's Lace Erica Carnea

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Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2017

unikatissima’s Lace Winterberry

On this page: Introduction | About the pattern | About the finished item | How it works | Deutsche Version | The daily instructions | More pictures

unikatissima's lace knitter's advent calendar 2017
This year I offer you an Advent calendar shawl (or tablerunner :)) that is symmetrically patterned in length and shows different lace diamonds, harmoniously distributed over the whole shawl.
The stockinette parts make as well the pattern as the knitting experience calm and relaxed – just the right thing in this busy time :)
The pattern has a repeat of 14 stitches which allows you to decide on the width of your shawl to your liking.
The pattern of day 12 can be repeated as often as you like to make the shawl as long as you wish.
I wish you a relaxed and relaxing Advent knit! :)

The photo gives you an idea about your shawl (hopefully) without spoiling the surprise.
(And if you should be curious: there are more pictures ;-))

Note: at ravelry you can find the group unikatissima where you can discuss this pattern and my other patterns, too and where you can show us your wip (work in progress).
You can register at ravelry with your username and a valid email address only, with all other information about you it’s up to you whether you give them (at least it was like this when I registered ;-)).

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About the pattern:

  1. The shawl has this year
    * a lengthwise symmetrical pattern with different lace diamonds
    * a 14 stitches repeat which allows you to knit the shawl as wide as you like and
    * on day 12 a pattern that you can knit as often as you like
    to adapt the length of the shawl to your liking.
     
  2. The pattern
    * is a multiple of 14 pattern stitches + 3 start/end stitches + 2 or more edge stitches, and
    * has a total of 426 rows with the day 12 pattern knitted once.
    * The day 12 pattern has 28 rows and can be knitted several times if necessary.
    * The daily instructions contain each as well charts as written instructions.
     
  3. To knit the shawl you need
    * yarn with needles in appropriate size (the shawl looks as beautiful knitted in lace yarn as in fingering or bulkier yarn),
    * know-how about knitting yarn overs and different decreases and
    * if you like stitch markers to mark the repeats.
     
  4. If you want to make the shawl
    * broader/narrower simply adjust the number of repeats;
    * shorter,
        – use smaller needle sizes and/or
        – finer yarn and/or
        – knit less loose;
    * longer
        – knit the day 12 pattern more than once and/or
        – use larger needles and/or
        – bulkier yarn and/or
        – knit more loose.

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About the finished item:

This year I knitted only one shawl.

For my shawl I made/used
* 3 repeats
* with 6 garter stitch rows at the beginning and end, and
* with 3 garter stitches at each side, and
* without extra repeats of the day 12 pattern
* with about 452 yards/413 m off-white polyacrylic yarn (50 g have about 175 yards/160 m)
* with US 9/5.5 mm needles to
* a total of 10074 stitches and
* got a shawl of about 14″ x 65″ (this are about 35 x 165 cm).
I knitted the daily pattern parts in 20 to 30 min, depending on the amount of stockinette and lace stitches.

Please bear in mind: the size always depends on your gauge and also on the way you knit – I’m always knitting rather loosely.

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How it works

You do not have to register or the like for unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2017: starting with December 1, 2017 every day a ‘little door’ opens and the instructions for the next part will be unlocked.

Well, further down you will find the links to the daily instructions from December 1, 2017 on :) and you only have to come here every day of December and download the instructions of the respective day.

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Deutsche Version:

Du kannst diese Seite auch auf Deutsch lesen.

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The daily instructions:

Please note, that you agree to my terms of use by using my patterns.
You will find them on the last page of the file of day 1 and they apply to the complete Advent calendar.

unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2017 is called now Lace Winterberry
and it is still as beautiful, no matter if it is made in fine cotton for Summer or warming wool for Winter :)

If you liked unikatissima’s Lace Winterberry and want to support me you can donate here a sum that you feel appropriate:

Many thanks to all those very kind people who have made a donation! :)

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More pictures:

(clicking on a picture will ‘send’ you to Lace Winterberry at ravelry where there are larger pictures)

unikatissima's Lace Winterberry unikatissima's Lace Winterberry unikatissima's Lace Winterberry unikatissima's Lace Winterberry unikatissima's Lace Winterberry

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Lace Knitters Advent Calendar 2016

unikatissima’s Lace Winter Rose

On this page: Introduction | About the pattern | About the finished item | How it works | Deutsche Version | The daily instructions | More pictures

unikatissima's lace knitter's advent calendar 2016
This year you find here on the 24 days of Advent the instructions for a shawl that is symmetrically patterned lengthwise.
The patterns comprises amongst others net lace, leaf lace and diamond lace parts which I combined to a harmonious pattern.
The repeat of 24 stitches allows you to decide on the width of your shawl by simply knitting more or less repeats.
You can also adapt the length because there will be a lengthening pattern in the middle for you to lengthen the shawl should you like to.
On day 12 you will learn more about this.
And as always: shouldn’t you need a shawl make simply a table runner from :)

The photo gives you an idea about your shawl (hopefully ;-)) without spoiling the surprise.
(And if you should be curious: there are more pictures ;-))

Note: at ravelry you can find the group unikatissima
where you can discuss this pattern and my other patterns, too and where you can show us your wip (work in progress).
You can register at ravelry with your username and a valid email address only, with all other information about you it’s up to you whether you give them (at least it was like this when I registered ;-)).

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About the pattern:

  1. The shawl has this year
    * a lengthwise symmetrical pattern with net lace, leaf lace and diamond lace parts,
    * a 24 stitches repeat which allows you to knit the shawl as wide as you like and
    * a lengthening pattern that you can knit in the middle of the shawl as often as you like to adapt the length of the shawl to your liking. You will learn more about this on day 12.
     
  2. The pattern
    * is a multiple of 24 pattern stitches + 3 start/end stitches + 2 or more edge stitches,
    * has total 434 rows without lengthening patterns.
    * The lengthening pattern has 24 rows and will be knitted after day 12 if necessary. You will learn more about this on day 12.
    * The daily instructions contain each as well charts as written instructions.
     
  3. To knit the shawl you need
    * yarn with needles in appropriate size (the shawl looks as beautiful knitted in lace yarn as in fingering or bulkier yarn),
    * know-how about knitting yarn overs and different decreases and
    * if you like stitch markers to mark the repeats.
     
  4. If you want to make the shawl
    * broader/narrower simply adjust the number of repeats;
    * shorter,
        – use smaller needle sizes and/or
        – finer yarn and/or
        – knit less loose;
    * longer
        – knit one or more lengthening patterns after day 12 and/or
        – use larger needles and/or
        – bulkier yarn and/or
        – knit more loose.

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About the finished item:

Please bear in mind: the size always depends on your gauge and also on the way you knit – I’m always knitting very loosely.

This year I knitted only one shawl.

For my shawl I used
* 3 repeats
* without lengthening pattern
* with about 605 m turquoise Vendita cotton yarn (50 g have about 115 m)
* with 4 mm needles to
* a total of 33418 stitches and
* got a shawl of about 15,7″ x 63″ (this are about 40 x 160 cm).
I knitted the daily pattern parts in a little bit more than 30 min.

The cotton yarn is from the so-called Vendita Frühlings­sortiment (Vendita Spring kit) and I don’t find it soo suitable for Advent, but I knitted the shawl in fact in Spring :)

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How it works

You do not have to register or the like for unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2016: starting with December 1, 2016 every day a ‘little door’ opens and the instructions for the next part will be unlocked.

Well, further down you will find the links to the daily instructions from December 1, 2016 on :) and you only have to come here every day of December and download the instructions of the respective day.

to top

 

Deutsche Version:

Du kannst diese Seite auch auf Deutsch lesen.

to top

 

The daily instructions:

Please note, that you agree to my terms of use by using my patterns.
You will find them on the last page of each file.

unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2016 is called now Lace Winter Rose – and is still as beautiful, no matter if it is made in fine cotton for Summer or warming wool for Winter :)

If you liked unikatissima’s Lace Knitter’s Advent Calendar 2016 and want to support me you can donate here a sum that you feel appropriate:

to top

 

More pictures:

(clicking on a picture will ‘sent’ you to Lace Winter Rose at ravelry where there are larger pictures)

unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose   unikatissima's Lace Winter Rose

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Knitting Row Counter

etsy ChickenStitches Knitting Row Counter

I presented a row counter bracelet for knitting before, I find this row counter even better because you simply take it with you while knitting. It works like a stitch marker and every row you pick up the next ring.
You can easily improvise this from different coloured yarn loops or paper clips, e.g. 4 dark coloured, 1 light coloured for the five, again 4 dark coloured, and again 1 light coloured for the ten ;-)

 


Links:
Knitting Row Counter – Rainbow Beads – Bracelet – Matching Knitting Stitch Markers Available

Here at unikatissima:
Row Counter Bracelet
Little Improvised Knitting Helpers
Entries containing the words ‘stitch’ and ‘marker’

Orenburg Style Shawl

fiberholics Orenburg Style Shawl

 

Isn’t the Orenburg style shawl most beautiful?
I’d neeever finish it but, who knows, perhaps one day…
And I’ve made the stitch markers already ;-)

With these Orenburg style shawls I find the knitting of the broad edge fascinating: you don’t have to cast-on stitches, everything is knitted in one piece right from the start.
Good, isn’t it? ;-)


Links:
Orenburg Style Shawl (The shawl pattern) – there you can download a PDF file (~ 383 KB)
via: Orenburg Style Shawl

More information about Orenburg style shawls:
A little shawl knitted in three days explaining the principle:
26 february, 2007
27 february, 2007
28 February, 2007

kitty:my thoughts on square shawl construction
kitty: Orenburg Lace

Here at unikatissima:
Crocheted Stitch Markers

Little Improvised Knitting Helpers

Recently I knitted more often (mostly mazes and cellular automaton patterns) and got some little helpers together on the spur of the moment.

unikatissima Little Improvised Knitting Helpers
The first is a take-those-threads-away (I simply don’t know the name of this item!) for two-coloured knitting, that I made from a plain piece of wire: …

 

unikatissima Little Improvised Knitting Helpers … simply bend the wire twice around the finger, hook the threads into and begin knitting.

 

unikatissima Little Improvised Knitting Helpers The second are paper clips used as stitch markers…

 

unikatissima Little Improvised Knitting Helpers …that I hooked in every 10. stitch, everywhere where the decimal lines from the pattern are.
I selected a different coloured paper clip every five clips, that helps to orientate in the pattern faster.
For the partly chaotic cellular automaton patterns it can be a real help.

 

unikatissima Little Improvised Knitting Helpers And the last are my post-it notes I use to mark the row I’m working on.
Some people use rulers but the post-its stick better to the paper and if necessary I can take it with me without having to mark the last row.
However I noticed that I have to change the notes quite often because the glue gets weak from the constant tackling and untackling.


Links:
At unikatissima:
Entry concerning the maze pattern generator
Maze Pattern Generator

Entry concerning the pattern generator (cellular automaton)
Pattern Generator (Cellular Automaton)