Tuesday, November 25, 2014

A hand-knit for your iPhone!

Here is a pattern for you, which in a few hours will cozy up your iphone in cabled comfort. It’s also perfect for that last minute gift. Enjoy!



iPhone Cabled Cover

Materials
  • 1 skein Jil Eaton MinnowMerino in 4758 Rouge
  • Needles, size #8 and #4 and #8 cable needle
  • Tapestry needle
  • Place Markers


Gauge
18 sts and 22 rows = 4” over stockinette stitch

  • Cast on 26 sts.
  • 1st row: p
  • 2nd row: k3, p1, k6, p1, k to end of row.
  • 3rd row: p3, k1, p6, k1, p to end of row.
  • 4th row: cable row – k3, p1, CB6, p1, k to end of row.

(CB^, Cable back 6, place first 3 sts on cable needle and hold in back of work, k next 3 sts, the k the 3 on the cable needle) Work this row on the RD every 8 rows.

Work in patterns for 5”, ending on the RD. K next 3 rows and BO.

Sew seam. 
  • With#4 needles pick up the 6 middle stitches on the back of your iPhone sweater – this will be easy if you insert your iPhone. Work in garter stitch for 1.5”.
  • Next row BO the 2 middle sts for the button hole.
  • Next row CO the 2 middle sts. K 2 rows and BO.



Voila! When we’re knitting all is right with the world!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Jil Eaton Knitting School Giveaway

With the holidays just around the corner we are giving away 12 copies of my book, Jil Eaton’s Knitting School, the complete guide to becoming a confident knitter. Books will be signed, and make the perfect gift for your knitting friends. To get one, please leave a comment on this post and share! Please include you email so I can contact you!



“Jil Eaton’s sense of color and style shines through again in this unique collection of knitwear designs for the entire family. She has designed projects for a learn-to-knit compendium with clear and precise how-to visuals, which makes this book a must-have for knitters of all skil levels. C’est magnifique!”

                                                                        Carla Scott, Editor in Chief, KnitSimple




Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Noel, Noel



My trademark QuickKnit Christmas Stockings are a snap to knit on large needles in a bulky gauge.  And at 14” in length and 12” in circumference they are big enough for all of Santa’s holiday goodies. The Noel Noel pattern is available on the web and at www.classiceliteyarns.com, via shop-a-tron. This is the perfect time to make these charming stockings just in time for Christmas. Jingle bells, and happy knitting!


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Lambikins Kit


My adorable Lambikins is a hand puppet with great personality, which brings a smile to young and old alike. It’s worked in a loop stitch that is very easy once you get the hang of it. It’s available at Webs online at www.yarn.com, and in your local yarn shops. Last holiday Vogue Knitting named it the best new kit!


The kit contains my MinnowMerino yarn, and hand-made button eyes. Perfect for holiday gift-giving, either as the kit, or as the hand-knit puppet.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Martha Stewart’s new One Pot book

Martha Stewart has a brand new book, One Pot, which has fabulous recipes for one-pot dishes, many of which are perfect for autumn dinner menus.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Jil Eaton Knitting School Special Sale



I am offering a pre-holiday special sale of my Knitting School book…

Learn from the Master – knit for the whole family..
Jil Eaton guides you through the wonderfully varied world of knitting from proper gauging to ceating lace, helping you investigate the possibilities and discoverwhat works best for you. With over 18 years of teaching and design experience and a popular column in KnitSimple magazine, Jil is a true master of the craft. Nineteen lessons and corresponding QuickKnit projects  will reveal the marvels she can help you create.


"Jil Eaton’s sense of color and style shines through again in this unique collection of knitwear designs for the entire family. She has designed projects for a learn-to-knit compendium with clear and precise how-to visuals, which make this book a must-have for knitters of all skill level;s. “C’est magnifique!”

            `_ Carla Scott, Editor in Chief, KnitSimple


Send $12. in US funds to Jil Eaton, Small Pond Studios, 52 Neal Street, Portland, Maine, 04102, or use paypal, and we will send you an autographed copy. Let us know how you would like it autographed…perfect for holiday gift-giving!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Perfect Dog Jackets

I have a number of felted and hand-knit dog jackets available for puppies and small dogs. Email me at jil@minnowknits.com if you are interested. Prices are very reasonable, and the felted jackets are really great for keeping your pooch dry and comfortable…and are stylish and chic, to boot!