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Knitting

DMC Weekend Crafternoon: Knitted Headband

DMC Philippines

Look tidy and fresh with a Knitted Headband made with DMC Woolly.

Materials:

DMC Woolly Balls

Circular or Regular Knitting needles

Cable Needle

Yarn Needle

Tape Measure

Instructions:

1. Double up your thread by using 2 balls at a time.

2. Cast on 18 stitches.

3. Row 1: Knit 1, *Purl 1, Knit 1* repeat from *to* across.

4. Repeat Row 1 until piece measures atleast 9” from cast on edge.

5. Work Cable: Slip first 9 stitches to cable needle and hold in front. Work next 9 stitches in pattern: Purl 1 *Knit 1, Purl 1* repeat from *to* across. Work 11 stitches from cable needle in pattern: Knit 1, *Purl 1, Knit 1* repeat from *to* across.

6. Next Row: Purl 1, *Knit 1, Purl 1* repeat from *to* across.

7. Repeat this row until headband measures at least 18” from cast on edge.

8. Finish: Bind off loosely in pattern. Sew seam joining bind off and cast on edges.

DMC WEEKEND CRAFTERNOONS: LOOM KNITTED BONNET

DMC Philippines

Make chilly weather bearable with a bonnet. Use DMC Woolly yarn which is 100% merino wool which naturally protects against the suns harmful rays and provides a great buffer against the cold.

Loom Knitted Bonnet

 

Materials:

DMC Woolly (2-3 balls)

Knitting Loom (40 pegs)

Loom Hook

DMC Craft Scissors

 

How to Begin:

* Double up your yarn by using two balls together

1.  Tie the ends of the yarn and slit it on your knitting loom.

2.  Do a cast on by doing an e-wrap on all the pegs.  An e-wrap is simply wrapping your peg from the back towards the front.  Continue wrapping until you reach peg 40.

3.  Place a second e-wrap around each peg.

4.  Starting on peg 40, using your loom hook, lift bottom loop over top loop (hook over).  This is the knitting part.

5.  Continue e-wrap and knitting until you have 18 rows.

6.  Grab your cast ons, fold it towards the pegs and insert.  This will be the brim of your bonnet.

7.  With the cast ons on the pegs, lift the bottom loop over the top cast on loops to seal the brim.

8.  Continue with the e-wraps and knitting until your bonnet measures 8-9 inches.

9.  To finish your bonnet, wrap your yarn around the whole loom and cut.  Starting from the first peg, put your yarn below the loop, grab the loop upwards and pull out. Continue doing this until you finish all pegs.

10.  Release your loops from the knitting loom.

11.  Pull tight the remaining yarn to close your bonnet

Optional:

Create pompoms and attach on top of your bonnet.

DMC WEEKEND CRAFTERNOONS: KNITTED POUCH

DMC Philippines

Fast and easy knitting project for beginners!  Using just 1 ball of DMC Woolly, you can knit this simple pouch for your daily essentials!  

KNITTED POUCH

Materials:

1 Ball DMC Woolly (choose your color)

Circular Knitting Needles (size 8 aluminum)

Yarn Needle

Sewing needles and threads

Fabric liner

Scissors

To Begin:

Cast on (CO) 48.

Row 1.  Knit

Row 2. Purl

Continue alternating knit and purl, until it reaches 8" x 12"

Fold it in half (knit side facing each other) and seam the sides using yarn needle.  

Prepare fabric liner and sew them together.

Attach the zipper at the opening of the fabric liner.

Insert the fabric liner into the knitted pouch and sew them together at the opening.

You're done!

ELIZE CLARE: MESSY BUN BEANIE

DMC Philippines

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Size:


Circumference: to fit head 20”-21”
Height: 7”

Yarn:

DMC Woolly Yarn, 100% Wool (±125m/136y):
•    Color 122 –2 skeins

Tools: 

•    Size 8 (5mm) Circular Needle
•    Marker (m)
•    Tapestry Needle

Dash Stitch

Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: *P2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 3: *Kfb (Knit front and back), repeat from * to end
Row 4: Knit all stitches

Beanie Pattern:

With size 8(5mm) and two strands of yarn held together, cast on 97 stitches using the knit cast on method.  Join using the magic loop method, be careful not to twist your stitches. Work the rib pattern (K2, P2) for 15 rows.  Place marker at the end of the row.  

Start working the dash stitch pattern 7 times.  For longer beanie continue working the dash stitch pattern before decreasing.

Decrease Round:

Row 1: (Knit 4, K2tog) 16x (80 stitches)
Row 2: *P2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 3:  *Kfb (Knit front and back), repeat from * to end
Row 4: Knit all stitches
Row 5: (Knit 6, K2tog) 10x (70 stitches)
Row 6: *P2tog, repeat from * to end
Row 7: Knit all stitches

Bind off using loose bind off method: K2tog tbl (knit 2 together through back loop).

ELIZE CLARE: CABLED BABY COCOON

DMC Philippines

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Size:

Height: 20 inches
Circumference: 18 inches (stretches to 20 inches)

Yarns:

DMC Woolly Yarn, 100% Wool (±125m/136y): 
•    Color: 091 (3 skeins)

Tools:

•    Size 6 (4mm) Circular Needle
•    Cable Needle
•    Marker (m)
•    Tapestry Needle
•    Measuring Tape

Lattice Cable Pattern:

Row 1 – 4: K1, P1 around.
Row 5: Slip 6 sts to cable needle and hold at front of work. (K1, P1) next 6 sts, then (K1, P1) 3x from cable needle.
Row 6 – 10: K1, P1 around
Row 11: (K1, P1) next 6 sts. *Slip 6 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work, (K1, P1) next 6 sts, then (K1, P1) 3X from cable needle.*  Repeat from * to * until 6 sts remaining.  Slip 6 sts to cable needle and hold at back of work. Remove marker, (K1, P1) next 6 sts, return marker, (K1, P1) 3X from cable needle.  
Row 12: K1, P1 around.

Garter Stitch:

Row 1: Knit all stitches
Row 2: Purl all stitches

Cocoon Pattern:

•    Cast on 169 stitches with size 4mm/US6 knitting needle. Place marker and join in the round using the magic loop technique.  Make sure there are no twisted sts.  
•    Work garter stitch pattern 3 times.
•    Knit 1 row.
•    Work Lattice Cable Pattern 3 times.
•    Continue with K1, P1 until entire piece measures 19 inches. 
•    Begin decrease.  K2tog around. (84 sts).
•    Knit every stitch around.
•    K2tog around (42 sts).
•    Knit every stitch around.
•    K2tog around (21 sts).
•    Knit every stitch around.
•    K1, K2tog (7 times).
•    Bind off. Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining sts. Fasten off.
 

Elize Clare: Brocade Baby Blanket

DMC Philippines

Who wouldn't want to stay warm at night? Make your own blanket with DMC woolly perfect for night time snuggle! 

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Size:

Blanket Length: Approx. 33”

Blanket Height: Approx. 27"

Yarn:

DMC Woolly Yarn, 100% Wool (±125m/136y):

Color 071 – 6 skeins

Tools:

·         Size 6 (4mm) Circular Needle

·         Marker (m)

·         Tapestry Needle

Diamond Pattern:

Row1: K1, *P1, K9, P1, K1, repeat from * to end.

Row2: K1, P1, K1, *P7, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * to last 10 sts, P7, K1, P1, K1.

Row 3: K1, P1, K1, P1, *K5, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, repeat from * to last 9 sts, K5, P1, K1, P1, K1.

Row 4: P2, *K1, P1, K1, P3, repeat from * to last 5 sts, K1, P1, K1, P2.

Row 5: K3, *P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K5, repeat from * to last 10 sts, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P1, K3.

Row 6: P4, *K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P7, repeat from * to last 9 sts, K1, P1, K1, P1, K1, P4.

Row 7: K5, *P1, K1, P1, K9, repeat from * to last 8 sts, P1, K1, P1, K5.

Row 8: Same as Row 6.

Row 9: Same as Row 5.

Row 10: Same as Row 4.

Row 11: Same as Row 3.

Row 12: Same as Row 2.

 

Baby Blanket Pattern:

The blanket is knit in rows from end to end.

Using 4.0mm needles, cast on 193 sts.

 

Row 1: P1, K1, P1.

Work row 1 a total of 14 times.

 

Row 15 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, place marker, knit to last 10 stitches, place marker, (K1, P1) 5X

Row 16 (WS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, purl to last 10 stitches, slip marker, (k1, P1) 5X.

 

Work rows 15-16 a total of 7 times.

 

Row 29 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, K14, place marker, Work row 1 of brocade pattern to last 24 stitches, place marker, K14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 30 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, P14, slip marker, Work row 2 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, P14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 31 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, K14, slip marker, Work row 3 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, K14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 32 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, P14, slip marker, Work row 4 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, P14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 33 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, K14, slip marker, Work row 5 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, K14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 34 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, P14, slip marker, Work row 6 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, P14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 35 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, K14, slip marker, Work row 7 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, K14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 36 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, P14, slip marker, Work row 8 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, P14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 37 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, K14, slip marker, Work row 9 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, K14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 38 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, P14, slip marker, Work row 10 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, P14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 39 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, K14, slip marker, Work row 11 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, K14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Row 40 (RS): (P1, K1) 5X, slip marker, P14, slip marker, Work row 12 of brocade pattern to marker, slip marker, P14, slip marker, (K1, P1) 5X.

Work rows 29-40 a total of 15 times.

Work rows 15-16 a total of 7 times.

Work row 1 a total of 14 times.

Bind off.  Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches.   

 

 

 

 

Elize Clare: Chevron Lace Shrug

DMC Philippines

Can you feel the cool breeze of the holiday season already? If yes, time to make yourself warm and comfortable with a personalized shrug using DMC Woolly. Be cozy, be crafty and be merry!

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Size: Small to Medium Size

Gauge: Knitted chevron lace pattern on a 4mm/US6 needle to get 30sts X 44 rows = 5.5” X 5.5”

Yarn: DMC Woolly Yarn, 100% Wool (±125m/136y). Color # 075, 5 skein

Materials Needed:

  • Size 6 (4mm) Circular Needle
  • Tapestry Needle

Chevron Lace Pattern:

Rows 1: K1, *YO, K2, K2TOG, K2,* K1

Rows 2 & 4: Purl

Row 3: K1, *K2, K2TOG, K2, YO,* K1

Shrug:

Cast on 170 stitches with circular needle size 4mm/US 6 and color 075.  Work the lace pattern for 19 inches ending with row 4. Knit 1 row at the same time picking up cast on edge.  Place marker and join in the round.  Work rib pattern (knit 2, purl 2) for 3 inches.

Cast off. Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches.  Fasten off. 

 

Elize Clare: Knit Your Own Cabled Bag

DMC Philippines

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Size:

Bag Height: 9 1/2 inches

Bag Width: 5 1/2 inches

Gauge:

Knitted double seed stitch on a 4mm/US6 needle to get 26 sts=4"

Yarn:

  • DMC Woolly Yarn, 100% Wool (±125m/136y): Color 083 – 4 skeins (click here to shop now )

Materials Needed:

  • Size 6 (4mm) Circular Needle
  • Marker (m)
  • Cable Needle
  • Tapestry Needle
  • 1 Pair of Bag Handle
  • Magnetic Clasp

Cable Pattern:

Rows 1, 3, 5, 9, 11, 13:

-          K1(edge), *P2, K6, P2*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16:

-          K1(edge), *K2, P6, K2*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Row 7: K1(edge), *P2, Cable 6 front, P2*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Row 15: K1(edge, *P2, Cable 6 back, P2*, repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Cable 6 Front:

STEP 1: Slip 3 stitches into cable needle

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STEP 2: Leave Cable Needle in front of work.

STEP 3: Knit the next 3 stitches on knitting needle.

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STEP 4: Knit the next 3 stitches on cable needle.

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Cable 6 Back

STEP 1: Slip 3 stitches into cable needle.

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STEP 2: Leave Cable Needle at the back of your work.

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STEP 3: Knit the next 3 stitches on knitting needle.

STEP 4: Knit the next 3 stitches on cable needle.

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Double Seed Stitch

  1. *K, P, K* repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)
  2. *P, K, P*  repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)
  3. *P, K, P*  repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)
  4. *K, P, K* repeat from * to * until last stitch, K1(edge)

Bag Pattern 

Body:

  1. Cast on 71 stitches with size 4mm/US 6 knitting needle.
  2. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern 14 times.
  3. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern 10 times.
    • On first row place marker on first and last stitch.
    • On tenth row place marker on first and last stitch
  4. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern 14 times.
  5. Bind off. Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten off.

Side:

  1. Cast on 33 stitches with size 4mm/US 6 knitting needle.
  2. Work Double Seed Stitch Pattern 10 times.
  3. Bind off. Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten off.

Cable:

  1. Cast on 62 stitches with size 4mm/US 6 knitting needle.
  2. Work Cable Pattern 14 times.
  3. Work Rows 1 to 10 of Cable Pattern
  4. Bind off. Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten off.

 Assembly:

  • Sew Side Panel to body of bag. Location: Sew bottom part of side panel in between markers of bag body. Sew bag sides together.
  • Sew knitted cable piece on top of knitted body.  Locate the center. Attach magnetic clasp on both the front and the back center of cable piece. Fold cabled piece in half vertically and sew the other side to the inside of the body.
  • Attach handles to body of bag.

 

 

Elize Clare: How to Make Seersucker Cowl

DMC Philippines

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Gauge: Knitted stockinette stitch on a 4mm/US6 needle to get 26 sts = 4”

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Yarn: DMC Woolly Yarn, 100% Wool (±125m/136y). : Get your yarns here

  • Color A - # 121, 2 balls 
  • Color B - # 084, 3 balls

Tools:

  • Size 6 (4mm) Circular Needle
  • Stitch Marker (m)
  • Tapestry Needle

Edging Pattern:

ROUND 1 - 8: Stockinette stitch

ROUND 9: *K2TOG, YO*, repeat from * to * around

Seersucker Pattern:

The pattern is divisible by 4.

ROUND 1: Knit 1, purl 1

ROUND 2: Knit 1, purl 1

ROUND 3: Purl 1, knit 3

ROUND 4: Purl 1, knit 3

ROUND 5: Knit 1, purl 1

ROUND 6: Knit 1, purl 1

ROUND 7: Knit 2, purl 1, knit 1

ROUND 8: Knit 2, purl 1, knit 1

How to start doing the Cowl:

The cowl is worked in the round on circular needle.

Cast on 192 stitches with circular needle size 4mm/US 6 and Color A. Place marker and join in the round. Work in stockinette stitch for 8 rounds.Next Rnd *k2tog, yo* around the entire row.  Afterwards work the stockinette stitch again for 8 rows.  Fold the piece with both of the stockinette wrong sides together.  Pick up the cast on stitch with the tip of you needle, and then knit both the cast on stitch and your current stitch together. Continue with this process around the entire row.  Work the seersucker pattern for 2 rounds.  Break yarn, leave enough yarn for grafting.

With Color B, work the seersucker pattern for 9 rounds.  Break working yarn leaving enough tail for grafting.

With Color A, work the seersucker pattern for 2 rounds. Work in stockinette stitch for 8 rounds.

Next Rnd *k2tog, yo* around the entire row.

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K2TOG – Knit 2 together

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YO – Yarn Over

Work the stockinette stitch again for 8 rows.

For the three needle bind off:

  1. Get another circular needle size 4mm and pick up all the stitches from the first row of stockinette.
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2. Fold the piece with both of the stockinette wrong sides together.

3. With a third needle knit both the front and back stitch together

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4. Repeat the last process again

5. Now that you have two stitches on your right needle pass the first stitch over the second stitch.

6. Repeat steps 3 and 5 until your all done.

Break yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches.  Fasten off.

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ELIZE CLARE: HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN RASPBERRY SLOUCHY BEANIE USING DMC WOOLLY

DMC Philippines

Melissa is a fashion designer entrepreneur who’s been doing craft works for more than 5 years! And this includes knitting, crocheting, and tatting clothes and accessories. She was also one of the contest winners in our 2016 Craft Competition entilted “Timeless Love”.

“ My inspiration and fascination has been to design various works and styles using methods that I have learned over the years and from my personal travels.”

-Melissa Chua

With this in mind, she decided to put up a startup company called Elize Clare. From then on, she has successfully branched out her company by setting up a small tailoring shop 3 years ago.

 By: Melissa Clare Chua from Elize Clare Shop

By: Melissa Clare Chua from Elize Clare Shop

What you'll need:

You can use other colors of DMC Woolly in making the raspberry hat. You can check here for https://www.dmcpilipinas.com/shop-now/ list of available colors. In this tutorial, I decided to use DMC Woolly #121 and #084.

The beanie circumference in its relaxed state is approximately 16" inches. For adult/teen head size is 20-21 1/2" inches.

GAUGE: Knitted stockinette stitch on a 4mm/US6 needle to get 6sts X8 rows =1” X 1”

How to Make Raspberry Pattern

Note: The pattern is divisible by 4

ROUND 1: *PKP, K3TOG* rep from * to * around.

ROUND 2: Purl all stitches.

ROUND 3: *K3TOG, PKP* rep from * to * around.

ROUND 4: Purl all stitches.

How to Make the Hat:

The hat is worked in the round on circular needle.

STEP 1: Cast on 124 stitches with circular needle size 3.5mm/US 4 and Color A.  Place marker and join in the round. 

STEP 2: Work the rib pattern (knit 2, purl 2) for 4cm / 1 ½”. Knit 1 round at the same time increasing the number of stitches to 132.  Break Color A.

STEP 3: Switch to larger circular needle (US6/4mm) and Color B.  Start working the pattern until piece measures 5cm/6 ½”.  If you want a slouchier beanie continue working the pattern.

How to Decrease Round

Round 1: *(PKP, K3TOG) x10, P1, K3TOG*, rep from * to * around (126 stitches)

Round 2: *P3, P3TOG*, rep from * to * around (84 stitches)

Round 3: *K3TOG, PKP*, rep from * to * around

Round 4: Purl all stitches

Round 5: *(PKP, K3TOG) x6, P1, K3TOG*, rep from * to * around (78 stitches)

Round 6: *P3, P3TPOG* rep from * to * around (52 stitches)

Round 7: P2TOG (26 stitches)

Round 8: P2TOG (13 stitches

STEP 4: Cut enough yarn and with your tapestry needle pull it through the remaining stitches.  Fasten off.