Monthly Archives: June 2016

Portuguese Knitting Pins


For the sake of diversification, I’ve been “expanding my product line” in my Etsy store (I can’t sell physical items at Ravelry…at least I don’t think I can) by making these beautiful knitting pins used in Portuguese style knitting; the pins are very unique because I made them out of Czech glass buttons, of which are incredibly beautiful!!!   If you don’t know what it is, check out this video on YouTube:

I normally knit by the method of English “throwing” (right hand does all of the work) but I prefer to use the knitting pin when I knit a knit/purl blanket because it’s very efficient, faster (I can knit about 150 stitches a minute) and doesn’t strain your hands so much.  However, I have my own way of doing it; I do the purl technique the exact same way as in the video but instead of the demonstrated knit stitch, I do a continental knit stitch…someday when I’m bored, I’ll make a video of it because I haven’t seen anyone else do it.

Anyway, if you’d like to check out some unique knitting pins, please check out my shop on Etsy at:

Here are some of the pins that are currently available…

If there are any questions, please feel free to ask or leave a comment.  Thanks!!


Stag Horn Cable Baby Blanket

Stag Horn Cable Baby Blanket

Hello everyone!  I though I would share my latest baby blanket; it’s knitted in Aran off white, worsted weight, acrylic yarn, and it consists of a beautiful array of stag horn cables.  It looks very difficult (and like a Klingon’s forehead, according to my husband) but trust me, it’s incredibly easy to knit…dramatic results with minimal skill.  If you can do a simple cable, you can make this blanket.  I created a pattern, for this blanket, consisting of line by line instruction, an abbreviated chart that shows the repeats, and a full blanket chart that can be blown up to a readable size at any print shop.

Patterns are available at: ~or~

Thanks for looking!