11 Aralık 2011 Pazar

Knit Green Fingerless Gloves with Crochet Daisy Motifs, My Own Design

This green fingerless gloves are absolutely eye-catching! I embellished the gloves with daisy motifs! Avaible in my Etsy shop! *** It is my own original design © ***

26 Kasım 2011 Cumartesi

You can win!!! Discount and Giveaway...By sweetmom is on Virtual Craft Show

Bysweetmom is on Virtual Craft Show!!! You can win; I am giving away these handknit gray fingerless gloves with flowers and you can take 15% off your purchase on my Etsy shop with coupon code PTC15 till December 10.

Starting on November 26 and until December 3, Lori Anderson of Pretty Things Blog is hosting an online craft show featuring 70 artists/crafts people. 
Lots of ways to enter!!
 Comments, blogging, facebooking, tweeting etc gives you entries in to the drawing for these gloves. You can find out how to enter to win these gloves and others on Lori's blog Pretty Things.

25 Kasım 2011 Cuma

Black Friday Sale-Cyber Monday Sale on my ETSY shop!

Everyone is invited. My Holiday Sale is valid till the end of November, don't miss Black Friday Sale and Cyber Monday Sale on bysweetmom! Happy shopping and holiday season:)

10%OFF on all items with coupon code HOLIDAYSALE 10

20 Kasım 2011 Pazar

Pompom Alpaca Knit Slouch Hat in Nude Stones Colors and Teal

This pompom alpaca slouchy hat will keeps your head warm in cold days. Perfect for both teens and adults,men and women. Avaible in my Etsy shop!

16 Kasım 2011 Çarşamba

Bysweetmom is so happy to be featured in SchulmanArt blog:))

Today I am featured in Miriam's blog. I am so honoured, thank you so much Miriam  for giving me this wonderful oppurtunity:))

6 Kasım 2011 Pazar

Christmas Red Knit Fingerless Gloves, Mittens

This Christmas red white mittens are absolutely eye-catching! I embellished the gloves with white piping strap, and I sewn 3 red beads on this white strap. These mittens would be a perfect christmas gift! Avaible in my Etsy shop!
*** It is my own original design © ***

3 Kasım 2011 Perşembe

Blue Wool Sweater, Cable Knit Vest Multicolor Sequined

This light blue sweater is hand knitted with wool sequined yarn. Elegant,soft, chic and casual. Available in my Etsy shop!

1 Kasım 2011 Salı

White Knit Neckwarmer with Crochet Flower

This white glitter neckwarmer is perfect for cold days, for everyday use for every occasion. Available in my Etsy shop

31 Ekim 2011 Pazartesi

28 Ekim 2011 Cuma

Blended Green Knit Wool Shawl

This blended green hand knit wool shawl is perfect for cold days, for everyday use for every occasion. Available in my Etsy shop

24 Ekim 2011 Pazartesi

Monday Moodboard - Sorrow

Wish to start a new week with happiness but eastern Turkey was shaken by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake yesterday...It was a very strong damaging earthquake:(( my heart goes out everyone affected, all my thoughts and prayers are with them...

For more Monday Mood Boards by EST members please Staroftheeast blog!

Free Knit Pattern Slippers Socks

This slippers socks are superb:) Thanks Kristin Nicholas for this pattern.
beauty shot

S[M, L]
To fit Woman's Small/Medium [Woman's Medium/Large, Men's Medium]
Foot Circumference: 8[8.75, 9.5] inches
Leg Circumference: 9.25[10, 11] inches, unstretched
Leg Length: 10.5 inches

Nashua Handknits Julia [50% wool, 25% alpaca, 25% mohair; 93yd/85m per 50g skein]
spacer [A] #2624 Fuchsia; 1 skein
spacer [B] #3961 Lady's Mantle; 1 skein
spacer [C] #6085 Geranium; 2 skeins
spacer [D] #1054 Sunflower; 1 skein
spacer [E] #4726 Maine Coast Blue; 1 skein

Recommended needle size
[always use a needle size that gives you the gauge listed below -- every knitter's gauge is unique] 
spacer 1 set US #6/4 mm double-point needles
spacer 1 set US #7/4.5mm double-point needles

spacer Yarn needle
spacer Safety pin or split ring marker
spacer 1 pair suede slipper bottoms, to fit wearer
spacer 1 crochet hook, approx. size US #8/H / 5mm
spacer Pompom maker, approx. diameter 2.25 inches (optional)
20 sts/24 rounds = 4 inches in stockinette st using smaller needles
19 sts = 4 inches in Ridge pattern using larger needles
The leg of this sock is worked using a larger needle, for a slouchy fit.
When slipping sts, slip st purlwise with yarn held to WS of work.
skp: Sl 1 knitwise with yarn held to back of work, k1, pass slipped st over st just knit. 1 st decreased.
Ridge: K 1 round. P 2 rounds.


1 acrossspacer
Using larger needles and A, CO 44[48, 52] sts. K 1 row, then divide sts between 3 needles and join to begin working in the round, being careful not to twist.
K 6 rounds. Place safety pin or split ring marker in work to indicate beginning of round.
Note: Directions for Ridge can be found in Pattern Notes [above]. When beginning with a new color, break the old color and join the new color, leaving tails of each to be woven in later.
Work one Ridge using B, then one Ridge using C.
Sizes S, L Only:
Next Round: Using D, [k9[-, 11], k2tog] four times. 40[-, 48] sts.
All Sizes:
K 2[3, 2] rounds using D.
Next Round: [K1, yo, k2tog, k1] to end. This round forms eyelets for crocheted cord.

K 2[3, 2] rounds.
Sizes S, L Only:
Next Round: Using D, [k10[-, 12], m1] four times. 44[-, 52] sts.
All Sizes:
Work one Ridge each in colors E, A and B.
K 15 rounds using E.
Note: As written, leg is 10.5 inches long to top of heel. If you wish to lengthen or shorten leg by 0.5 inch or less, work more or fewer rounds in this section. If you wish to change length by more than 0.5 inch, add or omit Ridges in the following section. Note that if you add Ridges, you may require more yarn.
Work nine more ridges, in the following color sequence: D, C, B, A, E, D, A, B, E.

1 across
Switching to smaller needles, k 3 rounds using C. Foot will be worked entirely using C.
Next Round: [K9[10, 11], k2tog] four times. 40[44, 48] sts.
K 2 rounds.HEEL FLAP
K first 20[22, 24] sts of next round onto one needle. Heel flap will be worked back and forth over these sts; remaining sts are held on other needles for instep.
Row 1 [WS]: K1, p to last st, k1.
Row 2 [RS]: K2, [sl 1, k1] to end.
Repeat these 2 rows until flap measures 2[2.25, 2.5] inches, ending with a RS row.
Row 1 [WS]: P12[13, 14], p2tog, p1. turn work.
Row 2 [RS]: Sl 1, k5, skp, k1. Turn work.
Row 3 [WS]: Sl 1, p6, p2tog, p1. Turn work.
Row 4 [RS]: Sl 1, k7, skp, k1. Turn work.
Row 5 [WS]: Sl 1, p8, p2tog, p1. Turn work.
Row 6 [RS]: Sl 1, k9, skp, k1. Turn work.
Row 7 [WS]: Sl 1, p10, p2tog, p0[1, 1]. Turn work.
Sizes S, M Only:
Row 8 [RS]: Sl 1, k10[11, -], skp, k0[1, -]. 12[14, -] sts remain. Proceed to Gusset.
Size L Only:
Row 8 [RS]: Sl 1, k11, skp, k1. Turn work.
Row 9 [WS]: Sl 1, p12, p2tog. Turn work.
Row 10 [RS]: Sl 1, k12, skp. 14 sts remain. Proceed to Gusset.

1 across
Place all sts of instep on one needle. Using needle holding heel flap sts (Needle 1),  pick up and k 12[13, 14] sts along adjacent edge of heel flap. Using a second needle (Needle 2), k all sts of instep. Using third needle (Needle 3), pick up and k 12[13, 14] sts along remaining edge of heel flap, then k first 6[7, 7] sts of heel flap. This point (center of heel) will now be beginning of round; place safety pin or split ring marker in work if desired. 56[62, 66] sts: 18[20, 21] sts each on Needles 1 and 3, 20[22, 24] sts on Needle 2.Gusset Decrease Round: K to last 3 sts of Needle 1, k2tog, k1; k all sts of Needle 2; k1, skp, k to end of Needle 3.
K 1 round.
Repeat these 2 rounds 7[8, 8] times more. 40[44, 48] sts: 10[11, 12] sts each on Needles 1 and 3, 20[22, 24] sts on Needle 2.
Work in stockinette st until foot measures 2 inches less than desired length to end of toe.
Toe Decrease Round: K to last 3 sts of Needle 1, k2tog, k1; k1, skp, k to last 3 sts of Needle 2, k2tog, k1; k1, skp, k to end of Needle 3.
K 1 round.
Repeat these 2 rounds five times more, then work Toe Decrease Round once more. 12[16, 20] sts.
K to end of Needle 1, then place all sts from Needle 3 onto Needle 1. 6[8, 10] sts each on Needles 1 and 2. Graft sts on Needle 1 to sts on Needle 2.
Weave in ends.
Using photos as guides, work spider web embroidery on foot and on stockinette st section of leg. Note: It is important to use a blunt tip needle for spider web stitch -- a pointed needle is difficult to use because it will pierce the thread you are weaving on. You can also use the back end of a sharp pointed needle to weave.
Step 1: Build the base for the spider web
You must have an odd number of spokes in order for the weaving to work -- 5, 7 or 9 work well.
Bring yarn up in the center of the circle (A), and make a stitch from B to A. Continue in the same way to make stitches all the way around the outside of the circle to the center (from C to A, D to A, etc.)
Step 2: Begin Weaving
Come up in the center of the spokes.
Step 3: Fill in the spokes
Weave over and under every other spoke, spiraling outward until the entire shape is filled. Pack the stitches down as the spokes fill up to create a filled-in weaving. As you weave and pack down the yarn, the spokes disappear under the weaving. End by drawing the yarn through to the back side under a spoke and finish off.
If you are a knitter who hasn't ever done embroidery before, never fear! It is easy -- especially when you are using wool which fills in nicely and covers up mistakes. When you first start the spider webs, they won't look like much. Keep weaving around the base spokes and fill them solidly. The spider webs will become puffy and slightly sculptural.
The cord can be either knitted or crocheted.
Crocheted Method:
Using 1 strand each of A and C held together, work a crochet chain approx. 30 inches long.
Make a second tie in the same way.
Knitted Method:
Using 1 strand each of A and C held together, CO 60 sts, then BO all sts.
Make a second tie in the same way.
Using photos as guides, thread ties through eyelets.
Using pompom maker, make 4 pompoms. Attach to ends of ties.
Using desired color and whip stitch, sew slipper feet into suede slipper bottoms.


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23 Ekim 2011 Pazar

Knit Slouchy Pale Pink Beanie Winter Beret

This slouchy hand knit pink beret is so soft and it keeps your head warm in winter and autumn days! Available in my Etsy shop

20 Ekim 2011 Perşembe

Mustard Yellow Knit Fingerless Mittens

These mustard yellow fingerless flowered mittens are hand knitted with special love and care. 
Crocheted flowers are stitched on mittens. Available in my Etsy shop