Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PomPom Learn-to-Knit Kit

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about gift giving. My PomPom Learn-to-knit kit is unique, in that it comes with the scarf already cast on…by the time the scarf is finished the new knitter can easily work the knit-on cast on, which as we all know is the trickiest part of leaning to knit. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Sweater Bookmark or Ornament

1 ball Classic Elite La Gran mohair
(the best mohair on the planet!)
#6527 Chinese Red

# 7 needles

18” of ribbon of your choice

Cast on 12 sts. P one row and cont in STst (K on the RS, P n the WS) for 1.5 inches, ending on the WS. CO 5 sts, work across row, then CO 5 more sts for sleeves. Work even in STst for 1”, ending with a WS row. P on RS and bind off middle 4 sts. P to the end of the row.  Next row P and work to the BO sts, CO 4 sts and cont to end. Cont in STst for 1”. BO 5 sts at the beginning of the next two rows. Cont in STst for 1.5” and BO. With RS facing sew side and sleeve seams. Turn right side out, and attach the ribbon to the collar of your miniature sweater. Can also be used as a tree ornament.


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

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Puppet Kit Giveaway

My learn to knit Puppet Kit comes with all materials, along with fully illustrated instructions for learning to knit. The perfect gift for kids or beginners, ages 8 and up. Enjoy!

To enter, just follow the directions below!

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

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

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.