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New Pattern! Under the Sea Mobile

Under the Sea Creatures!

Under the Sea Creatures!

I’ve got a new pattern out with Knit Picks – Under the Sea Mobile! And on ravelry here.

Perfect!

Perfect!

Such Cute Little Guys!

Such Cute Little Guys!

Mobile in Action!

Mobile in Action!

Five fun sea creatures make up this adorable mobile perfect for every baby! Create the mobile by yarn wrapping dowel rods, and then just hang your creatures.

Finished Measurements:
Jellyfish: 6.25” long at longest point not including legs, x 7.5” circumference.
Octopus: 7.25” long at longest point not including legs, x 9” circumference.
Squid: 75.75” long at longest point not including legs, and x 14.5” circumference.
Whale: 9” long x 6.25” circumference.
Fish: 5.75” long not including tail, x 5.25” circumference.

Yarn Colors (1 ball each):
A) Clarity 25548
B) Cyan 24583
C) Seafaring 26048
D) Eggplant 24255
E) Semolina 24250
F) Cayenne 26057

Notions: A few handfuls of Polyfill, yarn needle, stitch markers, 2 12” or shorter dowel rods, crafters glue.

Whale!

Whale!

Squid!

Squid!

Octopus!

Octopus!

Jellyfish!

Jellyfish!

Fish!

Fish!

This free download can be used in a bunch of different ways – knit up all the creatures in Knit Picks Palette and have tiny toys for a mobile, or bump up the yarn, yardage, and needle size and create larger pieces for toys!

Download the free pattern from Knit Picks! Grab all the yarn for like $20 – pretty great right? Don’t forget to add to your queue and favorite on ravelry, too!

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Holiday Round Up: Go Team Go Hat

Next up in my holiday presents revealed series is the Go Team Go hat I knit for my mom’s boyfriend Dave! This one got a little play on the blog and on instagram since I know he doesn’t pop in to read my blog, but the finished product is too amazing not to share again!

Go Team Go by Jill Zielinski

Go Team Go by Jill Zielinski

How amazing does that look? I think I killed it with the Detroit Lions colors – though there was no Honolulu Blue specifically of Knit Picks Palette, Pool came very, very close.

SO MUCH RIBBING!

SO MUCH RIBBING!

In size 3s and 5s I wouldn’t say this is a quick knit, but once you switch to the 5s from the 3″ of size 3 knit 1 purl 1 ribbing it feels like it flies! But yeah you’ve got to get through all that ribbing.

Easy Charting!

Easy Charting!

Jill’s pattern is great because there is a chart template you fill in the letters you’d like so it’s completely customizable, and a pattern I KNOW I’ll be knitting again. I’ve got yarn enough for another like 3 Lions hats and some Tigers hats, too! My head, and the heads of like everyone in my family, will be decked out soon enough.

Isn’t this hat just CALLING OUT for a huge pompom?! Mine will certainly have one. This man style though is pom pom free, and I think was well received!

Pattern: Go Team Go by Jill Zielinski

Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Pool, Ash, and Silver

Needles: Size 3 and 5 16″ circs, size 5 DPNs

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Michigan Mitts KAL: Cast On Day!

Happy Michigan Mitts Knit Along Cast On Day everyone!

KAL Kicks off Today!

KAL Kicks off Today!

We’ve got 6 weeks to knit these fun mitts, so breaking that down is pretty easy. 3 weeks per mitten. Easy right?

Ebook Sale!

Just like with all the CO days, Midwestern Knits is on sale today only! Grab it for 20% off using coupon code KALKickOff.

Cuff!

Cuff!

So I kinda cheated with this one – for mittens and socks I want to swatch with the pattern. Since you have to check your gauge in the round anyway I just figure it’s easier to get started and if you’re wrong pull it out and start over. So here is my cuff! My gauge is almost exactly right so I’m rolling with it.

Plus kitty photo bomb!

I can’t wait to get to the chart! More on this soon I’m sure. And be sure to follow along in the Ravelry forum and on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter using hashtags #MiMitts and #MWKKAL. Can’t wait to see your progress!

Tulip Slouch Relaunch!

You first saw my adorable Tulip Slouch in Knitscene Spring 2012!

As Seen in Knitscene Spring 2012!

As Seen in Knitscene Spring 2012!

Today the pattern is getting an upgrade! It’s now available for individual download through my ravelry store.

The New Tulip Slouch!

The New Tulip Slouch!

Fav, queue, and purchase at Ravelry Now!

Pattern Intro: Tulips are my favorite flower! I love that they mean spring every year, and I love their simple shape in silhouette. Duplicate stitching these pretty little flowers onto this basic slouchy hat makes it a true standout! Choose the most spring-like colors you can for these tulips, from your stash or from the dozens of Knit Picks Palette colors, and you’ll have the perfect hat to take you into spring this year.

Sweet Duplicate Stitched Tulips!

Sweet Duplicate Stitched Tulips!

Finished Size 16” brim circumference, 20” circumference above brim.

Yarn Knit Picks Gloss Fingering Weight (70% merino, 30% silk; 220 yd [201 m]/50 g): Robot (MC), 1 skein.

Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian Highland Wool; 231 yd/50 g): Cream (CC1), Tidepool Heather (CC2), Ash (CC3), Cornmeal (CC4), 1 skein each.

Super Cute Spring Hat!

Super Cute Spring Hat!

Needles Size 4 (3.5mm) straight needles and set of double pointed needles (dpn). Adjust needle sizes if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.

Notions Markers (m), waste yarn for provisional CO, stitch holder, yarn needle.

Gauge 24 sts and 31 rows = 4″ (10 cm) in St st.

Love the Details!

Love the Details!

Notes: This hat is worked in three sections. The body is worked flat and embroidered, then the ribbed brim is picked up and worked along one edge. To finish, stitches are picked up along the other edge for the crown.

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New Pattern and Giveaway! Excelsior

A new Holla Knits special collection launched yesterday full of super fun projects, including a new pattern from me!

Holla Knits Special Collection: Holla Knits at Home

Holla Knits Special Collection: Holla Knits at Home

Check out the whole collection here.

My pattern? I designed a fun wall hanging called Excelsior! It’s a 3 color geometric print that fits over the glass in a 5 x 7 frame.

Excelsior by Allyson Dykhuizen

Excelsior by Allyson Dykhuizen

Another 3 Colors!

Another 3 Colors!

I’m so excited to see what color combinations pop up out there! I used Knit Picks Palette for both of these samples, and with all of the colors of Palette available the possibilities are endless!

Snag the pattern at Holla Knits, and be sure to favorite and queue it on ravelry!

Pattern Giveaway!

So what do you think?! Leave a comment on this post with the three colors you’ll be using for your project when you win a copy of this pattern! That’s right! I’m giving away a copy. I’ll be choosing a random comment so there are no wrong answers, I’m just curious!

Tweet, pin, and share on facebook for more entries. Just remember to come back here and leave an extra comment for each place you share.

I’ll be picking a winner one week from today, on July 15th. Good luck!

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