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Have you heard of Knittingpatterns.is ?

Knittingpatterns.is

On http://knittingpatterns.is you can design your own sweater, it’s easy and free.

You can :

  • Choose size
  • Select gauge
  • Select needle size
  • Select yarn
  • Select colors
  • Draw pattern
  • Print out a graph and instructions on how to knit

Screenshots :

Tutorial part 1 

Tutorial part 2 

Tutorial testing different color combination 

Sample pdf document here.

Knittingpattern is now available in :

  • English
  • Icelandic
  • Russian
  • Ukrainian
  • Danish
  • French
  • Swedish

Coming soon :

  • Spanish

Knittingpatterns.is uses Silverlight from Microsoft.

Microsoft Silverlight is a free web-browser plug-in that enables interactive media experiences, rich business applications and immersive mobile apps.

See this for compatibility on the System Requirements tab.

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A Mandrake Is Born

Knitting is a bit like life. A lot of small pieces make up everyday of our lives.

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Sometimes it might look like a mess.

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But with a bit of patience and some organization you end up with something that makes sense.

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And was almost kidnapped right out of my hands by my granddaughter. She hasn’t even seen Harry Potter but she loves this little guy.

The pattern for the Mandrake is from Phoenixknits over on Ravelry.

Menehune: Small Adds Up!

My Menehune is sooo close to being finished! Have you ever had a pattern that was so easy and worked up so quickly that you had to stop and check to make sure you were doing it right? This is that pattern for me.
I will be making more Menehune in different colour ways. #love #Menehune

WITH∞MEL

Aloha Friends!

Happy Friday to All! I hope your last workday of the week {for many} is productive and encouraging. We have the opportunity each day to do small things that can make a huge impact. You may not see a small smile and cheerful “Good Day!” as much, but to the recipient of that…well, maybe their ears haven’t heard a word and a smile to spur them on in a long time. Holding the door for 3, 4, 5, even 6 folks to go ahead of you isn’t a big deal, after all it sets you back what? 45 seconds? But to the person with their hands full {or arms sore} your gesture was as cold water to a parched throat.

Small pieces add up! Grabbing 10 minutes a day to knit yields over n each week! Picking up three pieces of trash on your way out of the bookstore…

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Just a Moment

WITH∞MEL

Ever had this happen:

ready to pop in to a shop I absolutely adore but just can’t get to often enough, I see there are no cars in the parking spaces nearby. Walking to the entrance I notice how quiet and still the premises are and how bland the usually vibrant doorway is. I pause, shaking my head as I see the shoppe is empty. “Out Of Business” the placard reads. I walk away, a bit saddened as what was such a delightful place to patron: beautiful location, perfect ambiance, kind and knowledgeable employees and I loved the product,  is no more…

Small businesses reach us where we are. They meet a need, oftentimes personally as well as materially. We may pop in just to see what they are planning or sharing next. We don’t always need what they have to sell, but we enjoy, very much enjoy, the business…

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Menehune

As of this very minute I’m at the halfway point of the border edge. Not bad for about a weeks worth of knitting whenever I can find a few minutes.
This pattern is from the blog, #With Mel. I’m so very glad I found her. Sometimes you come across a pattern that tells you that you have to make it. #Menehune speaks to me. I’m already trying to decide what yarn I’m using for the next one.

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