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Spring Breaks 2015

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That’s right. Spring breakS. Pural. Last week the girls were on spring break, and the week before it was Doug. It’s such a bummer that they do not have the same spring break. But we make the most of it. Doug took 3 days during his spring break off of his second job (tutor for Huntington Learning Center) so he would have more time with the girls. They loved when he would pick them up from school and then be home the rest of the day.

While they were at school, he managed to clean Vada’s walls, caulk the trim, and base paint her room. She is going to have a fairy forest room. However, we do not have the time or finances to do that all right now, so it just got a good start. We had to replace the ceiling in the fall, so that was done already. Now the room is painted a light blue (walls and ceiling) and the trim around the windows and doors are a medium blue. This summer we will add some bookshelves that are tree~like (how that works is yet to be determined, though we have a few ideas), we will sponge paint a few clouds on the ceiling, paint the baseboards green, and paint a few trees on the walls, grass coming up from the baseboards, and flowers. Plus fairies. Lots of fairies. Oh, and lay down a new floor. We must be crazy.

Vada-and-Kyla-Reading

Anyway…here is a cute snap of the girls reading together. If you want to see more adorableness as it happens, you should follow me on Instagram. I post yarnie stuff there, and I post some of our crazy life as it happens over there as well! (more…)

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Candy the Elf Hat

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Candy the Elf Hat Free Crochet Pattern by Jessie At Home

Candy the Elf Hat
Free Crochet Pattern
Easy Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

The candy cane colored spirals on this fun elf hat will bring a smile to your face. Available in toddler to adult sizes, this pattern is fun and whimsical! By using Red Heart Super Saver with a smaller hook the hat is stiff enough that it stands tall. Show off your holiday spirit and whip one of these up for your next Christmas party.

After making the white, red, and green hat, my daughter Kyla told me I needed to make another one with greens and a yellow “puff” on top so it looked like a Christmas tree. Who am I to say no to such creativity?! So that is how the tree version seen in some of the photos came to be 🙂

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The Best Laid Plans ~ or ~ When does school start again?

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So I had these grand plans for the week. I was going to run to AC Moore this morning to grab some yarn for the process photos that I am adding to the Fall Leaves wrap, along with a 2 color leaf option (this means I will be making another wrap to show the 2 color option, made in yarn that can be bought from most craft stores.) Then I was going to make a Stitchopedia video for the linen stitch and get that up today. That way by the end of the week I could have the pattern for the Baker’s Tee up for you. That pattern will be free here on this blog, and I wanted the linen stitch Stitchopedia post done first as the Baker’s Tee is made with the linen st. Then there were other videos and patterns to be worked on over the week, along with getting more posts up. Oh the plans.

I have been staying up to late. WAY to late. Last night was the earliest I have gotten to bed in about a week. When I pulled up the covers it was 12:42. Oops.

Consequently, it was 9:20 before I was showered, dressed, and downstairs ready to start the week. Not the best way to get started. Somehow, catching up on my social media/email from the night managed to take an hour. Ugg. Eventually I got the girls into Thor (Doug was working until 1 today) and off we went to the craft store.

After much debate, I found a craft store yarn that would work for Fall Leaves Wrap 2.0, Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable. They have just released new colorways and I am quite excited about how this is going to turn out! Remember, you can buy the pattern from Ravelry for the rest of the month for just $4.50. After that I will be adding the chart, process photos, and 2 color leaf option, and the price will go up to $6.00. Everyone who has bought it will get the updates, so you are best off to buy it now while the price is low!

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By the time we got home, it was pretty much lunch time. So I fed the littles and came downstairs with my coffee to get going on the videos. I started to set up the camera and decided it was time I find a better way to set up. Over an hour later, I was finally ready to get started. So, I did. I started the same video 4 times before I finally stopped tripping over my tongue. Things looked good for the next take, until just over a minute in, when Doug came home. I work in the basement. Children running above me do not make for good background music on my videos. I went upstairs to find out if there was going to be quite any time soon. Doug said once he got settled he and the girls would watch Star Wars. So back down I went, working on a few other things while I waited for the girls to tell me they were going to start the movie so things would be quite. I should really know better. The girls and I have super hearing, but even with his hearing aids in, Doug does not hear that well. The movie was far too loud. There was no way to make the videos without having Star Wars in the background. I don’t hold out hope for any quite once it is over, either.

Doug will be working for several hours tomorrow, and I will send the girls out back to play at that time and film as many videos as I can while I have some quite. Once school starts I will have the house to myself during the school day and it will be much easier to get work done. Until then, I just have to plan a lot better!

So, want to see some pretty pictures?

Yarn-for-Stevie-Nicks

Have you heard about the “design a shawl for Stevie Nicks” contest? Well, it appears as though I am crazy enough to give it a go. I doubt a crochet shawl will win with just a sketch, so I bought some yarn (like, really fruu fruu, expensive, crazy yarn) to make a swatch to show with the sketch. Like I said, crazy.

Kyla's-Unicorn

The girls made some art yesterday. Here is a snap of a little unicorn Kyla drew.

The-Artists-and-their-work

And here are the artists with their creations. Sorry, it was too bright to get a good shot, but the girls were very proud and wanted a picture.

I have had so many ideas for patterns that have grown out of the Kat and Katherine patterns. Of course the next 2 will be the crochet kids coat, and the crochet adult coat, but then I think there will be a whole line of patterns that grow from there. So I decided they all need fairy names. The pattern I am working on right now is the kids coat, and it’s name is Lunette.

Starting-Lunette

Here is the start of Lunette in size 3/4. Some of the panels have an advanced option and an easier option. The 3/4 coat I am making while I write the pattern will have the easier options. I will then make 2 in the 7/8 size for the girls, using the advanced options. I am hoping to start testing this at the beginning of the school year, at which point I will start writing the pattern for the adult version.

Sometimes-my-food-is-silly

OK, sometimes I get a little silly with dinner. This was a side we had the other night, and it was pretty, so I took a picture. It’s just mini cucumbers with a little salt. It happens to be one of our favorite sides in the family. Just a little salt though, too much ruins it, but just a bit brings out the flavor. 🙂

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I had to put together a few new images with some of my sale patterns and my logo because I am one of the designers who has donated prizes (free patterns!!) for the Crochet Lounge Birthday Party!! Hop on over there and join in the fun, there are tons of great prizes!

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So Busy!!

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My, I have been busy. I took a few days off of Kyla’s room reno to work on some secret designs (designs I have sold and can’t share with you until they are published.)

There is still quite a bit to do in Kyla’s room, and I hope to be done soon. I really need to buckle down and finish it, because we are having over night guests on Wednesday night, and we will need all the sleeping space we can get!

Speaking of guests, we had several friends over today. One couple brought this awesome pan of brownies:

May-The-Fourth-Be-With-You

My friends are so awesome!

Doug and I spent the most of yesterday and this morning cleaning the house to get ready for the company. The house cleaning had kind of gotten away from me. There were boxes of yarn all over, tools in every corner and hall, bits of Kyla’s room in the oddests of places. It was crazy.

It’s a lot better now, but there are still a few things I want to get done before Wednesday. Plus I need to finish laying Kyla’s floor, put up the trim, put in the fabric behind the bed, and buy her bed. Oh, right, she still needs a bed! I will not let the reno win! I will be victorious!!

OK, I may be a bit sleep deprived.

OH…I have some great patterns that are coming out of Kyla’s room reno. You are going to be so happy!

So I may be a bit scarce over the next few days, but there are fun things for you after that.

In the meantime, VadaBell says have a great week!

Vada-Bell

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Big things in the works! (yarn and home)

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Wow, I have a lot of things in the works right now!!

First I have some big news that will make a lot of you happy.

I have started the CROCHET versions of the Kat/Katherine coats!!!

First I will be making the child’s pattern, sizes 3 to 12, same as the knit version. I am using Lion Brand Heartland for this one. It is soft, shiny, and oh, so pretty. Plus it is washable and made in the USA. It will most likely be fall before the child version is ready to send to the testers, and then 3 or 4 months with the testers before the pattern is ready for the public.

Kat-Coat-Child-Knit-Pattern

Once the child version is with the testers, I will start on the adult version. Sizes XS to 5X, just like the knit version. I am thinking of using Heartland Thick & Quick, but I’m really not sure on that one. I am very excited about this! Fairy coats for EVERYONE!!!

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Have I told you my parents were transferred? Mom is now teaching on a base in Sicily (I think it’s in Sicily). I’m not sure if it is an Army or Navy base, but my guess would be Navy.

Yarn-From-Mom

I received a package in the mail from my mom today. This fun yarn was in it. It is called Balocco, and it is from Tropical Lane. I have no idea what I am going to make with it, but considering I have about a million WiPs, maybe I should just think on it for a while…

Jack's-Scarf

Speaking of Mom, a while back she told me about a gentleman she worked with who had a great scarf that his grandfather had made for him. I had her take some photos and send me an email with a bit about it.

Jack-and-his-scarf

Here is the email she sent with the photos:

This is Jack. His grandfather made him the scarf when he was 12. His grandfather was a carpenter and made the scarfs to supplement his income. Jack didn’t see him make it but was told that his grandfather took a board, pounded nails in it, and somehow wove the scarf. I thought of you as soon as I saw it.

Love,
Mom

I wonder if it was something like the knitting looms that are so popular now. Or maybe it is something else entirely. If you have any idea, let me know. I would love to figure this out!

 

Back to my home, I have way more knit and crochet WiPs then I would like to admit. So what is there to do, but start another?

Kyla-reno-start-of-rug

This is going to be a rug for Kyla’s Pink Princess Room. I am using 4 strands of Red Heart Super Saver at a time with size 35 knitting needles. As you can see, I am knitting it in panels, and using a join~as~you~go method to add on to it. This way it fits on my needles, and I can easily make color stripes.

Yes, I am writing down the pattern as I go, and I will share it when I am done. The cable pattern is one that has been floating about in my head for a while. I am thinking of making a smaller version for a pillow as well.

Kyla-reno-Ready-to-reno

As for the Pink Princess Room…

We went to Home Depot on Friday and bought most of what we would need to fix up the room. Those floor boards are as wide as the box. They really look like something you would imagine in a castle, and it was still less than $100 for enough for the whole room!

Kyla-reno-almost-done-drywall

We ended up pulling down all the plaster from the ceiling. It just was not going to look good if we patched it. And really, it only took 3 sheets of drywall to do the whole ceiling.

Most of my renovation knowledge comes from my father, and I have to thank him for that! I don’t even want to know what would have happened if he hadn’t taught me so much. Not to mention the vast amount of awesome tools in my garage. Doug’s friends come over, drool over the tools, and then are shocked to learn they are MINE!! Anyway, there is one thing I have to thank the DIY network for: teaching me about the drywall lift! For less then $30 we rented that thing for 4 hours and got the ceiling up without any injury or even much strain.

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There were a few little hiccups, but considering neither of us had ever put up a ceiling before or even watched someone put up a ceiling (other than on the DIY network), I think it is pretty good!

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Ready for some paint. Did you know there is special ceiling paint. I had never really thought about it before, but ceiling paint is a bit thicker so it doesn’t drip. You know, gravity and all.

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One coat wasn’t cutting it. The green from the mold and mildew resistant drywall was showing through.

Kyla-reno-Kyla-helps

Kyla helped Doug with the second coat. Do you like my paint roller extender? That would be one of those nifty tools. Thanks Dad!! The silver part spins back into the rest, making the length adjustable, and the storage size just about 2 feet tall.

Doug laughed at me when I got so excited about that thing when Dad gave it too me a few years ago. Guess who isn’t laughing anymore?

Kyla-reno-lots-of-white

With the last of the ceiling paint, I had Doug go over the nicotine stained walls. They were so gross. (No, we do not smoke, this room was an office before, and the previous owners smoked in there.)

We bought a can of eggshell paint and a can of dark pink paint, with the intent of making 3 colors in between the eggshell and the dark pink, so 5 colors all together. The plan was then to paint the panels of the wood paneled walls in the 5 colors, and put the polka dots of the 4 pink on the ceiling.

Kyla-reno-white-on-white

Well, once I started painting one of the eggshell stripes, it became quite apparent the the eggshell was actually grey in comparison to the ceiling white. So, that meant I had to paint that little valley between all the panels in the eggshell in order to give the whole room a unified look. Don’t worry if that didn’t make since, as the project goes on, you will see…

Kyla-reno-more-stripes

Here we have the start of the first pink. I am going light to dark. After finishing the eggshell, I poured some off into an old Rubbermaid container for trim and touch ups; and then added some of the dark pink to get the lightest shade. We actually have a color card we are using to to determine the shades.

Kyla-reno-2-colors-done

Once I finished the light pink, I stored some of that in another container, and tomorrow I will repeat the process twice more for the 2nd and 3rd pink. The last pink will be the dark pink from the can, so I won’t have to mix that one.

OK, I have to get to my yarn, I have been neglecting it for paint, and it is sad.

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Lion Brand Studio Trip and Other Fun Times!

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It’s odd, I’ve lived here, in northern New Jersey just outside of the Lincoln Tunnel, for about eight years; yet until Sunday I have never taken public transit into the City. That’s not to say I haven’t gone into Manhattan, I’ve just always driven in. Before I lived here I lived in Queens, and I took the train of the subway into the City all the time. Yet for some reason, even though it’s quicker to take public transit into the City from here and then it was where I lived in Queens, I just never really went.

“So,” you ask, “what changed on Sunday?” Well, my fabulous, wonderful, amazing, lovely mentor Andee, came in from Colorado. She spent a long weekend with a friend of hers who lives a little farther south in Jersey. She decided the best way to connect with her various friends who live in this area was for us all to meet at Lion Brand Studio in NYC. So a date was made for Sunday from 1 to 3 for a bunch of crazy designer/yarnie types.

I felt like having a little more time in The City, so I hoped on the 10:16 bus, set to arrive at Port Authority at 10:38. Really, I’m that close to Manhattan. I should be scolded for not going more often!

On-the-bus

Of course, I had to bring some crochet to pass the time on the bus. I tend to crochet in public more then knit, it just travels better.

It's-been-a-while

When I walked out of Port Authority, I felt a wave of “Ahhh, I’m home” sweep over me. I really missed the City.

Elmo-swarm

Of course, I was so used to arriving at Penn Station, that I forgot Port Authority is basically in Times Square, smack in the middle of tourist central. So no sooner had the “Ahhh, I’m home” feeling swept over me, then so did a swarm of Elmos. You gotta love NY.

Window

After escaping Sesame Street Times Square, I turned down Broadway and headed to 15th st, between 5th and 6th Ave. Lion Brand Studio. Yes, that is a yarn Taj Mahal.

Waiting-for-everyone-to-arrive

I was the first one there. After getting a giggle out of the sign saying that Lily Chin was teaching classes there that day (wasn’t she going to be surprised when she saw a bunch of her fellow designers hanging out in the studio), I took a seat at the project table and crocheted and waited for others to start arriving.

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And eventually arrive they did! Here we have Deb, Mary Beth, Maven, Andrea, and Andee. There was lots of love and lots of hugs!

Andee-and-Me

It was so wonderful to see Andee! She is about as awesome as they come. I am so lucky to have her as my mentor!

MaryBeth-in-Knitsimple

Speaking of lucky, this awesome lady, Mary Beth Temple, also gives me wonderful advice! Here she is holding a very blurry (OK, it may be the picture that is blurry not the magazine) issue of Knitsimple with one of her patterns in it. We were all having fun showing off our work in the various magazines in the store. It was a blast for me to be able to participate in this act, as the summer issue of Crochet! Magazine has a preview of what will be in the autumn issue on the last page, and my Octie Throw is in the preview!

Do you see the fuzzy wrap that Mary Beth is wearing? It is from her Arm Knitting book. She had some copies of her book with her and Oh. My. Goodness! it is so cool! I never thought about increases and decreases in arm knitting, but leave it to Mary Beth to take it up a notch (or 10). There are some really nifty patterns in the book, you can see pictures of them all and learn some great techniques over at the website for the book.

Lorene-on-Knitsimple

When Mary Beth was looking for her pattern in the Knitsimple magazine, I happened to notice the back cover, (sorry, another blurry one!) and there was a Red Heart ad with Lorene’s hat and cowl! ~ The blue and pink set the woman is wearing.

The-Whole-Gang

Here is the whole gang. As you can see, more arrived. I met most of these awesome ladies at the Knit and Crochet show in October, and most of us will all be together again at the next Knit and Crochet Show in July.

Oh, and we did surprise Lily when she come down for her break between classes, it was quite amusing! She was especially shocked to see Andee, seeing as Colorado isn’t exactly close by. Another funny thing: her morning class was Join~As~You go knitting, and the skirt of my coat is Join~As~You go. I do it a bit different than her, but it is still Join~As~You~Go. At one point, a lady came up to me and said “Lily Chin just told me I need to look at your coat.” It was one of those “I have arrived” moments.

Stealth-Photo

Stealth photo of some of the ladies chatting.

Cool

I saw these and thought they were neat! I may have to design some slipper socks with these. They come in a bunch of sizes.

Eventually it was time to leave. I was going to have to wait a while for the 5:10 bus back home, but Shari drove in and had to drive by my exit on her way home, so she offered me a ride. It was nice to have some time to chat with her. She is the one sitting behind me in the picture of the whole gang.

My-Haul

Of course I couldn’t leave without buying yarn!! I had to buy something from the LB line, as that is not in the craft stores. The LB line is only available in the Lion Brand stores and online. It is full of lovelies like this super soft superwash merino!

Ok, other news…

About medical enigma me: It looks like what was causing all my pain last month was a generic infection. The only way to really diagnose it is to rule out everything else, so that is still where we are. I had a fancy~pants blood test a couple weeks ago that got sent out to San Diego, and it will still be another week before the results are back. That is to check for markers for Crohn’s Disease. Even though they saw no signs of Crohn’s Disease after the last procedure, I guess I could still have markers? I don’t know, if I asked for details about every maybe I would be living in a bubble, so I just go with it and when they have an answer I will ask more questions. I had a CT with and without contrast a few days after I finished all the drugs they gave me so they could be sure everything was looking normal. I have an appointment in a couple weeks to talk about all the results. As I said, at this point it is looking like it was just an infection. But a bad enough one to mimic a few other things. If that is the case, then it isn’t something I need to do anything more about, as it is gone now. So, lets hope that is the case!

That was the good news. I have been avoiding sharing some rather sad news with you…

Sad-empy-InsaniTea

InsaniTea has closed. No more Fiber Arts Club. No more tea with Ingrid, at least not at InsaniTea. I am going to have to have her come over here and have tea now and then. I don’t think I could go too long without my Ingrid fix. It’s been so sad to go in there. After the shop closed, I have gone back to pick up my stuff, to hang out with Ingrid, and to buy some of the fixtures and left over stock. I have tons of to~go coffee cups with lids! I figure they will come in handy when we have birthday parties and such.

My-pieces-of-InsaniTea

I may have gone a bit overboard with the fixtures. We have a few more shelving units for the garage, a dresser for Kyla’s room, and various bookshelves and organizational aids for Doug and I. Next week the girls are on Spring Break, and I am going to have them help me really clean upstairs and get it ready to finish Kyla’s room. The week after Doug is on Spring Break and we are going to finish Kyla’s room. I don’t think she will actually be moving in anytime soon, though. As soon as she realized it was really happening she started bawling because she didn’t want to sleep without Vada. So we told her we would finish her room and not move her bed in until she is ready to sleep there. I actually am hoping to buy a new bed anyway, as they are still sleeping in the toddler Ikea beds.

Adding-more-shelves

We (and by “we” I mean Doug) brought a few of the bookshelves downstairs to my little studio. I added some extra holes to put in more shelves. Then I spent the better part of Monday cleaning them like mad. Eventually they were ready for yarn.

Red-Heart-Shelf

Here we have my Red Heart yarnshelf.

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My Lion Brand yarnshelf. Clearly I need more Lion Brand yarn.

Berroco-Shelf

My Berroco yarnshelf, with room below for my Takhi/Prism/other LYS yarns. I would love to just spend a few days and get my studio all finished, but I have other things I need to work on as well, and I don’t want to neglect you, my lovely readers! So it may take a while, but it will get there.

In-The-Works

The girls LOVE my Shine On Sun Hat so much that they both want one. So I am now working on a child size (20″) sun hat pattern. here is a peak at the first go for Vada. I will tweak the pattern when I make Kyla’s.

Found-treasures

The other day I found these gems waiting for trash pick up when I was on the way home from taking the girls to school. I think a lion trainer may be moving. The hula hoop has already seen a lot of love in the backyard, and the stool is going to be a yarnbomb project for me at some point.

Designing-while-Waiting

Normally when I have to wait for something, I knit or crochet, but I had a meeting at the school on Thursday, and while I was waiting I worked on a knit design that has been rattling around in my head for a while.

Fuzzy-Work-In-Progress

Remember this project? I shared it in a knitting group I am in on Facebook so people would encourage me to finish it, and boy did they! The front skirt inset for the jean skirt is done, and I am working on the back inset. This time I am writing the pattern as I make it, because not only did they encourage me to finish it, but they wanted a pattern as well. So, when it is all done there will be a tutorial which will include the patterns for the knit and crochet bits.

I really need to get back to my yarn. Have a nice night, my friends!

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The Katherine Coat pattern is DONE!!!!

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I am so excited! After a year of writing, re~writing, testing and editing, the Katherine Coat pattern is finally done! Sizes XS ~ 5X, all in one pattern! I will share the pattern details with you here, along with lots of photos. You can buy the pattern on Ravelry, Craftsy, or Etsy.

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The photos of my coat (the rainbow one) were all taken by my amazing photographer Emily; you can see more of her beautiful work here.

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Here is the pattern info and more pictures:

This fun, fanciful, Faerie Frock will bring out the whimsy in you! It features vertical stripes of knit panels in the skirt, which are connected as they are made, thus there is no need to have multiple balls of yarn all being used at the same time. The frock can be made with or without a hood and there are many variations on the skirt, hood, and sleeves. Several line drawings are included so you can plan out your colors. As for the number of colors needed, you can do what makes you happy; use a different color for every part, or use just two or three colors for the panels or even stash~bust and wing it! The whole point of this pattern is to have fun and to bring some joy to the one who gets to wear it.

There are several videos linked to help with various parts of the pattern. There are also many full color photos to show the various options within the pattern.

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This pattern was inspired by the remarkable Kat of Katwise.com who can also be found on Etsy.
Her amazing upcycled elf coats were the starting point of these knit patterns.

Photos of the Rainbow Coat were taken by Emily of http://lifeisjustperspective.tumblr.com/

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Sizes: Use the actual bust measurement to determine the size. The measurements listed are the maximum for each size. The pattern is made to allow room for clothing underneath.
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62) inches

Yarn:
Berroco Vintage Chunky (other yarns can be used as long as the correct gauge is obtained)
Here is an ESTIMATE of yardage needed, please note that depending on the variations you use the estimate may be off.
500 (550, 600, 650, 850, 1050, 1300, 1500, 1800) yards of main color (MC)
1200 (1600, 2000, 2500, 3000, 3200, 3500, 4000, 4500) yards total of remaining colors (Just divide the total amount by the number of colors you are using to determine how much of each color is needed. Buy at least one extra skein of each color and keep your receipt so you don’t have to worry about running out of yarn.)

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Needles:
US 10 (6mm) recommended, but use whatever size is needed to obtain gauge.
You will need a set of long (at least 32”) circular needles. If you do not want to use the magic circle for smaller parts, you will also need a set of double point needles. You may also want a 16” set of circulars.

Gauge:
14 sts and 18~19 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in stockinette

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Other Notions:
Extra circular needles or long piece of scrap yarn for holding waistband stitches.
Yarn needle for weaving in ends.
Many stitch markers or scraps of yarn to use as stitch markers (up to 25, depending on what variation is made)

Stitches and Skills used:
K ~ Knit
P ~ Purl
S ~ Slip
St(s) ~ stitch(es)
SSK ~ Slip Slip Knit
K2tog ~ Knit 2 together
M1 ~ Make 1
PCO ~ Provisional Cast On

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And of course, I need to give credit to my fabulous testers: (I tested the 2X)

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XS: Dianne Croker
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S: Lisa Janowiec-Young
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L: Brittany Umbaugh
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3X: Deb Loundagin

There you are. After a year, I am not sure what to do with myself now that it is done. I guess it is time to make a crochet version…

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