Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lacey Shell Fingerless Gloves

I have another Christmas present to share with you. My SIL asked me to make her some fingerless gloves. She sent me some pictures of different ones she liked on Pintrest. From those pictures I gathered that she wanted some that had a cuff and had an interesting element to them. With that in mind I made some fingerless gloves with my own flare.


 And like my usual self I forgot to take a picture!
Also let it be know that I took the picture above with my chin. (I know classy right.) 

And of course I could not figure out how I accomplished the lace, when my MIL said she wanted a pair too. I started on a second pair that were slightly different but with the same elements. The second pair is the pattern that I have for you.


Now the pattern is TWO pages long. Don't let that scare you it is a pretty straight forward pattern, but essentially you are making 4 gloves that is why there is two pages.  Because of that I am providing you with a PDF file instead of typing it all out on my blog. It is still free.  I am using Google Drive, so you should be fine. If not let me know. I can also put it up in my Ravelry Store. Please get the Pattern Here.
here is the ravelry link: http://www.ravelry.com/purchase/julia-schwartz-designs/193588

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Messenger Envelope Tablet Case

I am always in a conundrum when it comes to making gifts for the guys in my life. I'm usually so lost in finding things manly enough for them. One year I made golf club covers and those ended up being a pretty big hit. This year I went with blankets for most of the guys. I made an apron for my dad to use while he was painting or woodworking. That left me with my husband.

He had been nagging me to make a pattern that had to do with carrying a tablet. So I went to town and came up with this:


Messenger Envelope Tablet Case (it will fit a 7 in tablet)

Yarn: Lily’s Sugar and Cream Worsted weight, 2.50 oz / 71 g: 120 yd / 109 m (I used 1.6 oz of one ball)

Hook: H/8

Gauge: 6 hdc st for every 2 ins, 5 rows every 2 inches


Pattern:
Row 1: Make 24 fhdc, or ch 25, starting from 2nd ch from hook make 24 hdc in each ch across.
Row 2 and 3: Ch 1 (does not count as a st here and throughout), turn,  hdc in each of the next 24 st.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 10 st, ch 4, sk 4 st, make 10 hdc in the last 10 st.
Row 5: Ch 1, turn, Hdc in the next 10 st, 4 hdc in the ch 4 sp, hdc in the last 10 st.
Row 6 and 7: repeat rows 2 and 3.
Row 8: Repeat row 4.
Row 9: Repeat row 5.
Row 10 – 20 (or to desired length): repeat row 2.
Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog, hdc in the next 18 st, sc2tog, sc2tog in last 4 st.
Row 22: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc2tog, hdc in the next 14 st, sc2tog, sc2tog in last 4 st.
Row 23: Ch 1, turn, sl st into the next 7 st, hdc in the next 4 st.
Row 24- 30: Ch 1, turn, hdc in the next 4 hdc,
Row 31: dc4tog, ch 40 (or till you have your desired length of rope), finsh off. Weave in your ends.

Assembling your case:
Fold your case so that row one is touching row 23. Sew the sides together.