Crafts by NicB

My creations, knit, crochet and otherwise

Dark blue fingerless mittens

Fingerless bulky yarn mittens added to the shop.

Their color is a very dark blue. Hard to capture ๐Ÿค”

Custom orders welcome, free shipping on orders over $35,- ๐Ÿ’•


Fingerless mittens

I played around with some DK yarn yesterday & came up with these fingerless mittens.

One of my customers fell in love & bought them in the spot.

I currently offer free US shipping on orders over $35,-

If you are overseas & are interested in something, just drop me a note & I’ll make you an offer ๐Ÿ˜Š

Custom orders welcome any time.

Knit at your own peril shawl

Another shawl pattern I came up with. It’s more ‘instructions’, than a pattern.ย But I hope it works for the ones, who want to knit it. Feel free to leave me a comment & ask questions.

Please do not sell the pattern, but feel free to make and sell beautiful things made from it. โค

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Knit on your own peril โ€“ Asymmetric triangle shawl

Sample shawl is knit with Lionbrand Mandala (~ Sport / DK weight) & Needle size #5mm

It can be made in any yarn weight, it will just get bigger or smaller.

You keep working in Pattern until you are either finished with your yarn or bored ๐Ÿ˜‰

Keep enough yarn for bind-off and if you want, for a slip stitch border along the wrong side of your work.

Pattern calls for 3 edge stitches on each side, 1st st slipped purlwise for straight edges, rest of stitches always knit.

Wrong side rows are always as follows: K3, K1FB, p, K3

For the pattern repeats you need 10 stitches and they go: K2tog, yo, k8

The stitches reduce on the right side to make it one straight edge, and increases on the left to form the asymmetric triangle. That means that your repeats ‘wander’ to the right and decrease with every row.

Just work them as they come.

Same with the new repeats you start at the end of the row. You need 10 + 1 or two stitches to form the new repeat and have the border stitches look nice. Don’t be too picky on the numbers, it won’t always be the same ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • co 8st

  • k 1 row (makes it a better foundation)

  • sl1p, k2, k2tog (alternative: ssk, see photo), yo (this yo is always right before the left side edge stitches), k3

  • sl1p, k2, k1fb, p to last 3 st, k3

Keep working until you have 10 + 4 stitches between the edge stitches

  • sl1p, k2, k2tog, [k7, k2tog, yo], k2, yo, k3

Pattern repeat is in brackets, the number behind it will increase with each row until you have enough stitches for a new pattern repeat. Keep working until you have maybe 15g of yarn left, or enough to do 6-7 more rows, incl. Bind-off. A bit more, if you want to do the slip st edging

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Finishing edge rows:

  • sl1p, k2, *yo, k2tog*, k last 3 st

  • purl

  • garter rows for the next 5-6 rows, depending on which side you want your bind-off row, bind off loosely, do not cut yarn, if you want the slip st edge.

  • Turn your work to the wrong side and slip stitch all around, along the edge, try out where the stitches work best, work loosely. This will make the edge a bit more solid

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Patterntest crochet shawl

The beautiful shawl patterntest for Thefiberofbeing is done.

I love the colors of this lightweight Beauty.

Itโ€™s perfect for cooler evenings, or Restaurant and Casino visits ๐Ÿ’•

Will be listed in the shop tomorrow or later today.

Custom orders welcome

Blocking washcloths

Thatโ€™s what it looks like, when I mention โ€˜blockingโ€™ things.

Soak them and pin them on blocking boards to dry. ๐Ÿ™‚

Finished 3 yesterday, 3 more today and started another set.

Tomorrow is a โ€˜no golfโ€™ day, so I can catch up on blocking, photographing and lusting ๐Ÿ™‚

Rainbow Boho Mandala vest

Rainbow colored Boho vest

New listing:

Custom orders welcome

Market bag and Dishcloths

Listings for the large market bag and the purple Tunisian crochet washcloths are up in the shop:

As usual, custom orders are welcome ๐Ÿ’•

Rainbow colored washcloths

Set of 3 7×7โ€ rainbow colored #washcloths just added to the shop.

These are made with a Tunisian crochet stitch and Iโ€™m totally in love with the feel and texture.

Americana cowl & mitten set

Finished the Americana cowl / shoulder wrap & fingerless mittens set

Check the measurements and more pictures in my Etsy shop:

Custom orders welcome ๐Ÿ’•

#handmade #knitting #cowl #wrap #mittens #handmadeinTexas #patriotic #americana

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