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For your summer vacation album!

Free knitting pattern from Lion Brand Yarn!

Don’t forget to check out Word Butterfly Kitting Patterns (The new words of a butterfly website) for more great free patterns like this!

Summer Vacation Photo Album Cover

Lion Brand® Vanna’s Choice®

GAUGE:

18 sts + 24 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (knit on RS, purl on WS). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

ALBUM COVER
Flap

With A, cast on 27 sts. Work in Garter st (k every row) until piece measures 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm) from beg.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row (WS): K2 (for Garter st edge), p23, k2 (for Garter st edge).
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.
Next Row (RS): K2, p23 (for turning ridge), k2.
Front Cover
Next Row: K2, p23, k2.
Begin Stripe and Ridge Sequence
Row 1: With A, knit.
Rows 2-4: With A, k2, p23, k2.
Row 5: With B, knit.
Row 6: With B, k2, p23, k2.
Row 7: With C, knit.
Row 8: With C, k2, p23, k2.
Rows 9-12: Rep Rows 1-4.
Row 13: With C, knit.
Row 14: With C, k2, p23, k2.
Row 15: With B, knit.
Row 16: With B, k2, p23, k2.
Rep Rows 1-16 once more.
Spine
Next Row (RS): With A, knit.
Next Row (WS): With A, k2, p23, k2.
Rep last 2 rows 5 more times.
Back Cover
Rep Rows 5-16 of Stripe Sequence.
Rep Rows 1-16 of Stripe Sequence.
Rep Rows 1-4 of Stripe Sequence.
Continue with A only.
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row (WS): With A, knit (for turning ridge).
Flap
Next Row (RS): Knit.
Next Row (WS): K2, p23, k2.
Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.
Work in Garter st for 2 1/2 in. (6.5 cm).
Bind off.

FINISHING
Fold Flaps along turning ridges to WS of Cover. Sew ends of Flaps to Cover.
Label
With B, cast on 15 sts.
Work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) until piece measures about 1 in. (2.5 cm) from beg.
Bind off.
Sew Label, centered, to Spine. Cut short lengths of C and glue to Label to spell out year. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
beg = begin(s)(ning) k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side

Learn to Knit instructions:  http://learnToKnit.LionBrand.com

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For teens, tweens and trendy adults everywhere: Ipod sock! (Or MP3 sock).ipodsocka

Don’t forget to checkout Lion brand Yarn and Word Butterfly Free Patterns for more free stuff!

This comes from Lion Brand Yarn!

iPod Sock

Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern #: BK4K-0507001-K

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

SIZE: One Size
One size fits all iPods except iPod shuffle
Finished dimensions 5.5″ x 2.25″ [approximately 14 cm x 6 cm]
PUBLISHED IN: By Kids, For Kids

iPod Sock

Lion Brand® Microspun

GAUGE:

24 sts + 32 rows = 4 inches [10 cm] in ribbing (see below) BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make a 4 in. [10 cm] square, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

This sock is made in ribbing. Ribbing is made with a combination of knit stitches and purl stitches and produces a stretchy fabric.

Knit two stitches. Bring the yarn from the back of your work between the needles to the front. Now purl two stitches. Bring the yarn to the back of your work between the needles. Knit two stitches. Continue to knit two stitches, purl two stitches until you reach the end of the row.
On the subsequent row, knit into the wrong side (WS) of the purl stitches and purl into the wrong side (WS) of the knit stitches. Remember to have the working yarn in BACK when you knit and in FRONT when you purl
Turn and repeat rows 1 and 2 as many times as the pattern instructs.
SOCKCast on 40 sts

All Rows: *Knit 2, purl 2. Repeat from * 9 more times (until the end of the row is reached). Turn. Repeat until piece measures 5.5 inches [approximately 14 cm]. Bind off all stitches.

FINISHING:

Cut yarn, leaving a tail of approximately 18 inches. Thread it into the large-eyed, blunt needle.

Working on the right side, sew the sides and bottom together as shown to form a sock. Tie off end of yarn firmly on the inside of the sock and trim.

Sew the two edges together. When you join a knitted or crocheted piece, you do so on the right side so you can see how the finished seam will look

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
Click for explanation and illustration
k = knit p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing) st(s) = stitch(es)

Learn to Knit instructions:  http://learnToKnit.LionBrand.com

CORRECTIONS: None

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For all you knitters out there, I have now updated my website list. It now includes:

How-to-Knit websites for new knitters,

FREE Knitting Patterns websites for freebie-lovers,

and Knitting Tips websites in case you ever get stuck with a project!

Check them out at my new website!

Free Knitting Patterns & Helpful Wesites

Enjoy!

~~from the ever-busy butterfly…

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This website rocks! Check it out: Knitting n Crochet 4 fun n profit.

She has tips and ideas on how to turn your hobby into a mulah-makin’ business! Just think: a knitting business. Who knew? I’ve heard of it, but never quite believed it…

I loved her story on how she started it all and the lady that helped her. So sweet! *wipes away an embarasing tear*

And those knitting machines are awesome… if you want to find out what a “knitting machine” looks like, watch this:

I am so gonna get me my own little machine… or even just a loom.*jumps up and down like an excited little 9 year old*

But with all this new technology, the picture of a young girl wrapped in a blanket knitting with needles in front of a warm fireplace in winter gets kinda lost…. doesn’t it?

But…

Knitting will still be cool, whether it’s 1856 or 2015.

~~from the snow-covered butterfly…

http://alphainventions.com/

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knit

Check out what I knitted for this little cutie... without a pattern. 🙂

Yes!

Wahoo!

I’ve been waiting for something like this to happen like this for years!

Quamut has all knitting patterns free for us to print!

And that bead scarf pattern they have is so pretty…. I’ll have to remind myself to get some more printing paper at the store….

Here, kitting lovers: enjoy. Quamut free knitting projects.

Did I mention that it only lasts until the end of February? It’s like at midnight Cinderella will turn back into a servant. Meh.

And if you don’t knit, check it out anyway. You might send it to someone you know who loves knitting, or just start learning yourself… you never know what might come out of it.

~~from the bead-knitting loving butterfly…

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