Sunday, December 2, 2018

k1b? Help Me!

(k1b, k1) increase video

Having questions on how exactly you do a 'k1b' increase? Especially in regards to my newest pattern, Pillow-Toss Pumpkin? Well, so glad you asked!

I created a YouTube video to help with this confusion (I'm just learning the how-to's with the video stuff, so be patient with the end result). The 'k1b' increase is easier than it sounds. Knitting below creates a near-invisible increase, perfect when used with super bulky yarn such as this pumpkin pattern calls for.

After viewing the video if you still have questions, don't ever hesitate to contact me personally via email (mariemayhewdesigns@gmailcom). I will gladly walk you through the pattern. No question is too small. Remember, I am always here to help!

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

gratefully yours!

Thanksgiving 2018

Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving! Thank you for supporting me and my patterns over the year, I am so grateful for your encouraging words, photos and enthusiasm. It keeps me creating!

Look forward to a new year of knitting and fun new patterns.

Happy knitting!

Monday, October 22, 2018

30% autumn sale!

happy autumn!

Starting today, I am offering a 30% off sale on selected printed booklet patterns only. Everything from felted pumpkins to eggs to snowmen are on sale. Its a great way to get that new pattern you have been thinking about for a while.

Here is the link to my Etsy Shoppe:

The coupon code is: FALL30SALE

Happy knitting!

Monday, October 8, 2018

hand-knit pumpkin pillows

hand-knit by me
I am having so much fun knitting pumpkins this season! This is a smaller version of my newest pattern, Pillow-Toss Pumpkin, just released. This smaller pumpkin, as shown in the photo above, measures about 6-inches wide by 5-inches tall, including the stem.

I am selling my hand-knit pumpkins in my Etsy Shoppe this autumn in your choice of 4 seasonal colors: pumpkin, spice, urban camo and oatmeal.

Want a pumpkin? Let me knit one or two for you!

Happy knitting!

Friday, October 5, 2018

NEW! pillow-toss pumpkin pattern

pillow-toss pumpkin
Another new 'knit-only' pattern is now available! That's right, no felting required! There is still plenty of time to knit a pumpkin pillow or two to welcome autumn into your home. The warm and cozy texture of this pumpkin captures the season of cooler temperatures and the changing of leaves.

The Pillow-Toss Pumpkin measures about 12-inch/30.48-cm wide by 6-inch/15.24-cm high, including the stem. The pattern uses #6 super bulky yarns for the pumpkin and stem and knit on size 11/8.0-mm needles, so it knits up quick and plenty big; the perfect size for a decorative throw pillow. The pumpkin is knit as one continuous piece, beginning at the bottom and working to the stem. No sewing of seams is required.

The pumpkin in the photo used Plymouth Yarn Company Encore Mega Colorspun #6 super bulky yarns, #1761 Red Bricks (pumpkin) and #7155 Browns (stem). Both the leaf and the corkscrew vines used Malabrigo worsted weight yarn, #113 Jaen.

The recipe for this pattern is a new favorite of mine, Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread. The taste of a caramel apple without all the mess!

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

corks & pins for trees

woolly pine trees
The Woolly Pine Trees pattern is now available in either PDF or booklet format. I am so pleased to have published it in time for the holidays. They make great hostess or even secret Santa gifts!

set of 5 wine corks
In addition to the pattern, I also have in-stock for finishing off your little pine trees: wine corks and individual holiday pins. The wine corks are ready-to-go, the perfect size for your tree trunk. Each cork measures about 1 3/4-inches long by 7/8-inch in diameter. Ready to glue and insert into your felted tree. Don't want a wine cork? Just head outdoors and cut yourself a tree branch as a wonderful, natural-looking alternative.

holiday pins
The holiday pins shown are the crowning touch for your little pine tree. The pins are from Just Another Button Company. They are sold individually (you choose the design styles) and as a set of 5 pins (some all the same design and variety packs). Lots of whimsical choices to choose from!

Happy knitting!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

woolly pine trees

woolly pine trees
A new pattern is available today! A knit & felt holiday place setting design, just in time for the holidays! It is available in PDF format immediately.

Create a memorable impression with your display of decorated trees for your next holiday gathering. Treat each guest with a special gift to take home with them. Each felted tree measures about 4-inch/10-cm tall including trunk. The trunk can be a wine cork or cut from a tree branch. Embellish with ribbon, a string of beads, button polka dots, and/or simple embroidery.

The tree knits up quick. Once felted, they are even more fun to embellish. Simple and sweet!

The tree toppers are stick pins from Just Another Button Company. I sell them either individually or in sets of 5, so you can mix and match. The whimsical pins are the crowning touch!

Let the season of good tidings begin!

Happy knitting!