Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Classic Cabled Toque

Special Abbreviations: 
C4B: Slip 2 STS to cable needle and hold in BACK, K2, K2 from cable needle. 
C4F: Slip 2 STS to cable needle and hold in FRONT, K2, and K2 from cable needle.

Cable Pattern:
Rounds 1 and 5: *P1, K8, P1; rep from * around. 
Rounds 2, 4, 6, and 8: Rep rnd 1. 
Rounds 3 and 7: *P1, C4B, C4F, P2, C4F, C4B, P1; rep from * around. 
Rep. Rounds 1-8 for patt.

Hat Border:
(BEGIN HERE) With 4.0mm 16” circular needle C/O 100 sts. PM and join, being careful not to twist stitches. 
K1, P1 for 8 rows.

Hat Body:
Change to 4.5mm circular needles and begin cable pattern working  cable pattern rounds 1-8 a total of 5 times.

Shape Crown: 
(Note: Change to DPNs when needed.) 
Rnd 1: *P1, K2, SSK, K2TOG, K2, P1; rep from * around. 80 sts. 
Rnd 2: *P1, K6, P1; rep from * around. 
Round 3: *P1, SSK, K2, k2tog, P1; rep from * around. 60 sts. 
Round 4: *P1, K4, P1; rep from * around. 
Round 5: *P1, SSK, K2tog, P1; rep from * around. 
Round 6: *P1, K2, P1; rep from * around.
Round 7: *P1, SSK, P1;rep from * around. 30 sts. 
Round 8: *P1, K1, P1; rep from * around. 
Round 9: *P1, SSK; rep from * around. 20 sts. 
Round 10: *SSK; rep from * around. 10 sts. 
Cut yarn, draw through rem sts. and secure end.

Weave in ends and block.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

I just sewed on all 7 buttons to my Ramona Cardigan. Finishing a project successfully is an amazing feeling!

I highly recommend the Ramona Cardigan to anyone who is looking for the perfect top-down worsted weight cardigan. Simple, classic and knits up fairly quick!

Wooden buttons available in my Etsy store ForeverRoseDesigns. (Coffee Brown Wood 4 Hole Button - 30mm in Diameter) 10 Buttons for $4.00 CAN!

Thanks to my mom for modelling it for me, even though its too small for her. I am actually gifting this cardigan to my mother-in-law. Hope she enjoys wearing it as much as I loved knitting it. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Grow Your Love for Knitting

I would like to share with everyone some things I have learned and if your interested in furthering your own knitting skills keep reading!

1. Buy Wool Online: In Canada our resources for wool are limited. You can find basic wool/yarn at Michaels, Walmart, DeSerres and other depertment stores, however, selection is limited, pricy, and poor quality. Even local small business in Vancouver, Canada carry some of the yarn found online, but with fewer colours and again PRICY (sometimes triple the price). My favourite websites to price and compare yarn: WEBS Yarn, KnitPicks, LoveKnitting. I always take advantage of their free shipping and promotions to save even more. 

2. My Go-To Yarns:
Cascade 220 Worsted Weight Wool (100% Wool / 220 Yards per ball / @ $9.00 a ball) - Offers the most yardage, quality, colour variety, and affordability. I recently completed the Ramona Cardigan using "Rainier Heather 9454" by Cascade 220 using only 3.5 balls @ $9.00 each, I am so happy with the result. 

Wool of the Andes Worsted Yarn (100% Peruvian Highland Wool / 110 yards per ball / @ $2.69 a ball) - Half the price and half the yardage when compared to Cascade 220 Worsted Yarn and also not as soft, but 110 colours to choose from and great for jackets/cardigans and other projects where softness is less of an issue. 

3. Join Ravelry: If your looking for a constant flow of inspiration and a gathering of like-minded people all on one site, Ravelry is the answer  Whenever I have a case of knitters block this site always helps. Find me on Ravelry!

4. Supporting Artists and Paying for Patterns: Now being able to purchase and download patterns straight to my computer or iPhone makes my life so much easier and my pattern selection broader. I always check the reviews and other peoples projects before purchasing to make sure the pattern is a good one! 
Favourite Places to Purchase New Patterns: RavelryEtsy,, KnitPicks, WEBS Yarn, Love Knitting

5. Photographing Projects: Photographing my progress and completed products helps to keep me inspired and motivated. I always add my WIPS and eventually pictures of the completed product to Ravelry. Its fun to browse through all the projects I have completed over the years because I tend to forget some of the things I've made, especially if I have gifted it to someone!

Thanks for reading!
Please share your tips & tricks in the comments below. 
I would love to hear from fellow knitters. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Winner for My June Giveaway

Congrats to Amy W. For winning these gorgeous earrings! 

Thanks to everyone who entered and please check back soon my next giveaway.

Thursday, June 20, 2013


A winner has been chosen for the Grand Re-Opening Giveaway:

Alexis Falch

Thank you everyone for your entries and 
I look forward to seeing you for our next giveaway!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Summer 2013 Collection

I have been adding new items daily to my MadeByLinLin summer collection! Take a peek below to see all the new items...

Yellow Rose Antique Brass Alligator Hair Clip $3.50
For summer I really love yellow! Preferably in creamy darker yellows such as this rose. This piece makes a stunning hair accessory and the alligator hair clip makes sure it says in place!

Also available in 5 other colors!

Peach Flower Necklace in Antique Brass $7.00
This necklace is simple but sweet! Peach has always been one of my favourite colors and goes perfectly with the cottage chic feel of this necklace.

Coral Rose Antique Bronze Filigree Ring $4.00
Beautiful coral rose on a filigree antique bronze adjustable ring. A great addition to any jewelry collection!

BOGO Buy 1 Get 1 FREE - Two Pairs of Rose Stud Earrings for the Price of One - SALE (Ends May 15th) $2.00
Yes I sell these all year round, but not for this price! Get this BOGO deal while you can.