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Check out my friend Melody Rogers  from Melody’s Makings  new ‘all inclusive’ website!  She’s worked long and hard on it and is celebrating by giving away 135 of her fantastic knit and crochet patterns to one lucky winner every week for three weeks! It’s going on right now..so head on over and get signed up with Rafflecopter for your chance to win!  She’s a very talented and popular pattern writer with patterns for both knit and crochet for little and big kids – she does beautiful projects!  Be sure and check all of her items out!   She has a large internet following and can be found on  Facebook, Ravelry, Craftsy, and Etsy!

Melody Rogers - Melody's Makings

Melody Rogers – Melody’s Makings

During the last week of celebrating,  she has invited vendors  to also contribute to the grand prize winner.  And, I am so proud to say I have been invited to participate!  Melody sent my invitation and mentioned that the fiber vendors were suggested by her fans and friends.  I am beyond thrilled and grateful to have been nominated by some of those folks that I know and that are near and dear to me! You know who you are and thank you all so much! I’m looking forward to contributing and being part of this fun celebration!  Thank you Melody for inviting me!  Congratulations on your new website and all your success as well!

Click here to be magically transported to her website or  you can click on her photo to get there too! Have fun!

 

The winner of the Lil Hero yarn is Nikki Little!  Thank you so much Nikki!  Let’s chat soon about the specs and shipping details for your yarn!  Thanks to everyone for sharing and being willing to learn about making Etsy treasures!   I was thrilled with how this went and CAN’T WAIT to do another blog give away!   Thank you all again!

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This sweet newborn felted hat was knit from my Hood River yarn and dyed in an ombre style in purples.  I can’t wait to make the embellishments for it! 🙂

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**UPDATE: The winner of the handmade wool rose give away is Lil Kahuna Crochet! Congratulations Lil Kahuna!  Thank you for participating and I hope you enjoy the wool roses!  🙂

 

Greetings fiber lurvers!  I am hosting another give away!    Post in my thread on my facebook Ilash Designs business page, with this photo, that you “agree” to let me know you understand the contest rules and leave your contact info in case you win.   Then share this photo on your facebook page and you are entered to win 45 handmade roses!  One entry per person or household.  I will pick a random winner from the shares listed. This contest will run now – Tuesday, July 24th through  Tuesday, July 31st, 3:00 mst.   This contest is open to residents in all countries.  I will post the winner here and on my facebook page when the contest is over.  You can click on the photo to be magically transported to the contest!

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The prize is the roses shown in the photo.  I’ve made 45 roses from wool and silk that have been glued together.  They are not mounted and ready for you to mount onto your favorite hardware or fabric.  The roses can be either glued or sewn with sewing thread to attach.  This prize retails for over $70.00!!

Have fun and thank you for sharing!

***This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook Corp.   By entering this giveaway you understand that you are providing your information to Ilash Designs and not to Facebook.

Howdy handspun yarn lurvers!  I am hosting another give away and this time it’s pretty simple.   Post in my thread with this photo that you “agree” to let me know you understand the contest rules and leave your contact info in case you win.   Then share this photo on your facebook page and you are entered to win it!  One entry per person or household.  I will pick a random winner from the shares listed. This contest will run now – Thursday, July 5th through  Sunday, July 8th, 3:00 mst.   This contest is open to residents in all countries.  I will post the winner here and on my facebook page when the contest is over.  You can click on the photo to be magically transported to the contest!

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Win this super soft and lofty superwash merino wool!

This is a 2 oz., 40 yard skein of superwash merino that has been spun thick and thin and created as a one of a kind skein.  Multiple bright colors dance through out this yarn to help you create a fun, one of a kind item!  No one else has this exact yarn!  You will receive the yarn shown along with the two roses in the photo.

Have fun and thank you for sharing!

** *This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook Corp.   By entering this giveaway you understand that you are providing your information to ilashdesigns and not to Facebook.

 

Dropping by to add this sweet violet bonnet!  Happy spring!

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Happy Easter!  Hop on over to my Facebook business page to read the details and win this gift set postage paid even! Hurry it ends tonight, April, 8th at midnight, mst.  🙂

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I love the rolled yarn roses.  Simple, soft and so cute!

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clickity click..goes my needles! 🙂

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Dropping by to share the baby love! 🙂

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And Nyana has now picked up the much feared crochet hook and begun!  It has been a lot of fun!  Thank you Miss. Olivia for all your patience getting me started!  xxoo

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Stashing a cute little basket throw..that is a one of a kind creation.  Sea Glass colorway –

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this is available for purchase in my Etsy shop - just click the photo to be taken there and see more pics! 🙂

Dropping in a few of my latest – yes..I am learning crochet! yay!

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Some photos of the latest creations –

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Mish Mash Hat

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Lolly Pop yarn handspun super bulkiliscious!

A sweet little beanie in Gumdrops colorway on superwash merino.  This colorway can sometimes come out different every time.  Measuring fiber dye is like measuring house dust and it is challenging to get the ghostly colors.  This little knit project is a fun one!  I used a thin gauge for the ribbing, then added the bulky gauge for a few rows of purls and the body of the hat is in my middle gauge handspun.  Yes, I am trying to work up the pattern. 🙂

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Gumdrops colorway, on superwash merino. This knit beanie is using all three of my gauges of handspun yarn. Thin, bulky and medium.

Free Newborn Hat Pattern –

This newborn hat pattern was designed using my handspun yarn.  It was knit from superwash merino dyed in my Gum Drops colorway and spun to the three gauges I offer for purchase on my website.  The ribbing was knit using my yarn spun thin.  The bumpy few rows (purl stitches) was knit using my yarn spun bulky. And the body of the beanie was knit from my yarn spun medium.  For the sake of this project I spun 6 oz. and will make 2-3 newborn hats from this yarn in different combinations.   Each 2 oz. was spun to bulky, medium and thin.

This is the basic hat pattern for my Mishmash hats.  You can change your needle and yarn size at your discretion and create a truly unique little hat!  Or you can decrease the top and make just the little bean.

2 oz. each of ilashdesigns superwash handspun, bulky, medium and thin.

US knitting needle sizes – 10.5, 15 and 11 – circulars

Using size 10.5 knitting needles and my thin spun yarn cable cast on 41. Join by slipping the last cast on stitch onto the needle up next to the first cast on stitch and knit 2tog. (40 sts)

Knit a 3×1 ribbing, (3 knit stitches and 1 purl stitch) for 5 rows.

Change to knitting needle size 15′s and use the bulky yarn to knit one round.

P5, p 2tog, p6, p 2tog, p5, p 2tog, p6, p2tog, p5, p2tog, p4, p2tog, p1 (36 sts)

P 1 round.

Change to knitting needle size 11 and my medium spun yarn.

Knit 6 rounds.

start the decrease rounds.

k6, k2 tog, k6, k 2 tog, k6, k 2tog, k6, k 2tog, k 4 (32 sts)

k 1 round.

k4, k 2tog, k4, k 2 tog, k8, k 2tog, k4, k 2tog, k 4 (28 sts)

knit 1 round.

k6, k 2tog, k12, k 2tog, k6, (26 sts)

knit 1 round.

k3, k 2tog, k3 k 2tog, k6, k 2 tog, k3, k 2tog, k3 (22 sts)

knit 1 round.

k1, k 2tog, repeat to the end of the round (15 sts)

knit 1 round.

k 2 tog around, knit last stitch (8 sts)

k2 tog around. (4 sts)

Adjust the last stitches to make as small as possible, cut yarn and thread through a yarn needle and through the last 4 stitches. Gather and pull thread through to the inside of the hat.

Weave in all ends. Make a tassel or a pom and attach to the top.

All rights to this pattern are reserved and please do not reproduce or copy this pattern for resale without my permission, for commercial or any other use. Please give me credit when you have the opportunity too and most of all – have fun and feel free to sell as many of these hats as you can make!  Cuz guess why?  There is plenty of $ for everyone!

These are just too fun to make…this one is a little smaller.  It should fit 8-9#’s comfortably.  (kinda smaller for a boy). 🙂

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