Category Archives: Metro Artist

Guitar Quilt

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February 24 , 2016

Thankful for beautiful day on the west coast!

Category – Sewing

Guitar Quilt

I searched the Internet for different quilt patterns, pictures, and ideas. I found a small quilt with a guitar.   This quilt is queen size.  Made out of 100% cotton fabric.

 

Queen Size Quilt
Queen Size Quilt

 

 

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Beacon Tate

Toques

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December 28, 2015

Thankful for family!

Category Knitting

Required two balls 50 g / 1.75 oz in light 3 – 100% Acrylic yarn – I used: Patons Astra yarn.

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One ball of 100 g / 3.5 oz in Medium 4  – 100% Acrylic yarn  I used: Patons Canadiana.

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One ball of Red Heart Soft medium 4 – 100% Acrylic yarn.

Toques

With two strands of yarn cast on 40 stitches on 16 inch (41 CM) number 11 (8.00 mm) circular knitting needles. I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Rib (Knit 2 Purl 2) for 6 inches.

Change to 16 inch (41 CM) number 13 (9.00 mm) circular knitting needles, continue in stocking stitch until work measures 8 1/2 inches in length.

To shape the crown:

Row 1 – Knit (k) 8 Slip 1 knit-wise(sl1k) Knit(k) 1 Pass Slip Stitch Over (psso) continue until end of row

Row 2 and every other row – Knit

Row 3 – k7 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 5 – k6 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 7 -k5 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 9 -k4 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Row 11 -k3 sl1k k1 psso continue until end of row

Break yarn, leaving a long end, draw through remaining 16 stitches. Pull through top inside the toque. Work in ends.

 

For two coloured toque:

To make the two colour black and copper on the right change to number 13 needles, knit one round of black.  Next round, on each tenth stitch knit the top colour (2 strands in same weight yarn), carrying  the top colour all around. Next round knit top colour on first stitch and on each of the tenth colour stitch knit one top coloured stitch on either side; carry  both coloured yarns on each round.  Continue until all stitches are in the top colour.    Cut off the black yarn, leaving enough to work in.  Continue until work measures 8 1/2 inches.

Beacon Tate

Shawl / Scarf

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December 5, 2015

Thankful all the beautiful children of the world.

Category Knitting

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Patons Canadiana free pattern number 99000600177

Required one ball each colour in medium 4 – 100% Acrylic yarn – I used: Patons Astra  yarn and 80 cm by 4 1/2 MM circular knitting needles by Prims.

Final thoughts: This pattern can be found at your favourite yarn shop or online. Enjoy

Beacon Tate

Shawl / Scarf

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November 28, 2015

Thankful for giving Canadians!

Category Knitting

Shawl1

Patons Canadiana free pattern number 99000600177

Required one ball each colour in medium 4 – 100% Acrylic yarn – I used: Patons Canadiana yarn and  80 cm by 4 1/2 MM circular knitting needles by Prims.

Final thoughts:   This pattern can be found at your favourite yarn shop or online.   Enjoy

Beacon Tate

 

Toque

Canadian Blogger eh!

November 21, 2015

Thankful for rainy days!

Category Knitting

Required two balls 50 g / 1.75 oz in light  3 – 100% Acrylic yarn  – I used: Patons Astra yarn.

With two strands of yarn cast on 40 stitches on 16 inch (41 CM) number 11 (8.00 mm) circular knitting needles. I prefer Clover Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles.

Rib (Knit 2 Purl 2) for 6 inches.

Change to 16 inch (41 CM) number 13 (9.00 mm) circular knitting needles, continue in stocking stitch until work measures 8 1/2 inches in length.

To shape the crown:

Row 1 – Knit (k) 8 Slip 1 knit-wise(sl1k) Knit(k) 1 Pass Slip Stitch Over (psso) continue until end of row

Row 2 and every other row  – Knit

Row 3 – k7   sl1k   k1   psso continue until end of row

Row 5 – k6  sl1k    k1   psso continue until end of row

Row 7 -k5   sl1k    k1   psso continue until end of row

Row 9 -k4   sl1k    k1   psso continue until end of row

Row 11 -k3  sl1k   k1  psso continue until end of row

Break yarn, leaving a long end, draw through remaining 16 stitches.  Pull through top inside the toque.    Work in ends.

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blue-toqueWorks up in a few hours.   Enjoy!

Beacon Tate