I once said my blog in not about selling, I don't do etsy nor folksy, the selling I do at the Little Village craft fair in the summer and an occasional one in the winter with my friend Nicolette. Sharing is something I think important in life. Be it worries, receipies, heartaches, sewing tips, money problems . . . anything can be shared, well almost !
And so today I share my favourite knitting pattern for strawberries. Very very easy ( I can't really knit) and quick to make . . . I know this should have been shared in the summer but I didn't so its happening now. Give it a go, and all the best.
Cast on 6 sts using a red yarn
row 1 *inc 1, k1, rep from * to end of row (9sts)
row 2 Purl
row 3 *inc 1, k2 rep from * to end of row (12sts)
row 4 Purl
row 5 *inc 1, k3 rep from * to end of row (15sts)
row 6 Purl
row 7 *inc 1, k4 rep from * to end of row (18sts)
row 8 Purl
row 9 *inc 1, k2 rep from * to end of row (24sts)
row 10 Purl
row 11 *inc 1, k3 rep from * to end of row (30 sts)
row 12 With green yarn P1 st, with red yarn P4 sts, repeat pattern until end of row
row 13 Knit using green yarn before and after every previous green stitch, continue using red yarn.
row 14 Purl row in green yarn
row 15 *k2tog, K3 from * to end of row (24 sts)
row 16 K2tog across the row (12 sts)
row 17 K2tog across the row (6 sts)
row 18 K2tog across the row (3 sts)
contine onthese 3 sts for 3 more rows.
Options: with yellow yarn sew some V shapes for seeds.
Then sew half way up the seam then stuff with some wadding and slip stitch the rest of the seam.
If you don't fancy these then take a look at the knitted EYE BALLS. I shall be trying these soon :)
Hopefully this will be a Monday thing. Please feel free to link up your makes. I"m not fussed about you taking a button and am always happy for you to comment on what you see. I'd prefer no links too etsy, folksy etc but would welcome the genuine made it myself links from those of you out there who want to share your fantastic ideas. So link up and get this party going.