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Knitting Naturally Ezine, April 2009
April 20, 2009
Welcome to the very first issue!
I know. I should have made the effort to develop the ezine much sooner than this, but some days I have so much to do I don't know where to start!
For those of you who have had a look at my about me page, you will know that I work full time as a Finance Manager and I have three grown children (who spend an awful lot of time at my house) and a beautiful grand-daughter. I am also developing this website and learning as I go, I was a complete novice a year ago and believe it or not I can now write code! Okay very simple code but code none the less.
I am also learning how to put e-books, pdf's and video clips together and load them onto a website, developing my own knitting patterns and of course doing lots and lots of knitting - you can't take photos for the website if you don't do the knitting first!
Not to mention that the website and the online store are developing into quite a viable little business. There really are not enough hours in the day!
Pattern of the MonthOkay you got me, I didn't actually get time to prepare a pattern this month.
I am working on a pattern for a child's raglan sleeve cardigan but it needs more work and I still have to knit it myself. So look for that pattern in this spot next month. In the meantime, I would like to offer you your choice of the Knitting Naturally pattern leaflets at no charge.
All you need to do is to enter the code below on the checkout page and you will be able to download the pattern of your choice for free. The discount coupon is good for one download per subscriber!
What's New on Knitting NaturallyThe very latest questions asked and answered on Knitting Naturally:
Apr 3, 2009, Two Needle Cable Baby Booties
This is the first time I have knitted cable baby booties and have a problem. I understand the rest of the pattern but this I can't figure out.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Apr 2, 2009, Shortening a Sleeve
How do I shorten sleeves without undoing the whole sweater? YOUR ANSWER Hi Jean, The only way I know of is to pick up the stitches at the desiredPermalink -- click for full blog post
Mar 25, 2009, Blanket Instructions
What does this mean? Work the first and last 4 sts in seed stitch and continuing to slip the first st of every row. Begin with Row 1 of chart, repPermalink -- click for full blog post
The very latest new pages on Knitting Naturally:
Mar 20, 2009, Knitting Baby Shawls
Knitting baby shawls is a time consuming but very satisfying process. Generally baby shawls are knitted in fine or very fine yarn (2, 3 or 4 ply) and believe me, there is a lot of knitting involved!Permalink -- click for full blog post
Mar 20, 2009, Double Knitting
The term double knitting has at least two meanings when it comes to knitting and knitters. Probably the meaning most knitters are familiar with is as a yarn 'weight', but in this case we are talking about a style of knitting where both sides of the fabric are 'right sides'.Permalink -- click for full blog post
What's New in the Store
Packs of 10!
Anytime you purchase a pack of 10 you will receive a 5% discount off the normal price of the yarn. Not all of the yarn in the store is available in packs of 10 - it is unlikely that anyone would want to buy 10 x 100 gram balls of Patons Big Baby for instance.
But if there is a yarn that you particularly want to purchase in a pack at a discounted price and it is not available, just let me know and I will see what I can do!
Brand New Knitting Naturally Pattern: Baby's First Teddy BearIf you looking for a unique gift for the new baby in your life, this hand knitted teddy bear would be perfect!
This teddy is knitted in stocking stitch and features garter stitch in a contrast colour on the feet.
The teddy is 24 cm tall sitting and he does sit up by himself!
My Baby's First Teddy Bear pattern is designed to be knitted Patons Feathersoft 4 ply on 3.25mm knitting needles.
The teddy is knitted in nine pieces, 2 x legs, 2 x arms, 2 x outer ears, 2 x inner ears (garter stitch in the contrast colour) and the body and head is knitted in one piece.
There is a bit of shaping in the pattern, but nothing too complicated. If you know how to increase and decrease stitches, and knit two stitches together you can make most of this bear without any difficulty at all.
The arms do require a provisional cast on (so that you can gather both ends), but even that is not too difficult.
Hope you liked it!Do you have any suggestions about what could or should be included in the ezine?
Any and all suggestions are welcome. Just use the contact form to send me any ideas you might have to improve the ezine.
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