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Old 04-30-2008, 02:32 PM   #1
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what are your favorite basic patterns???
Do you have favorite pattern basics that you keep going back to because they are... well, great basics??
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scarf: Mistake rib
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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I love Tropical Punch Slipper socks...I make them for myself, family, and friends...usually by the time Christmas rolls around again they need another pair ...I also like to give them to my friends who are expecting...include like a foot spa thing with the slipper socks so they can pamper themselves...

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Old 04-30-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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I'll try again

Scarf: Mistake rib
Sweater: Top Down Raglan knitting Pure and Simple
Baby Sweater: Knitting Pure and Simple Easy Baby Cardigan (free)
Hat: Stitch and Bitch "Hot Head"
Socks: Haven't tried yet
Shawl: Garter Stitch border/Stockinette middle
Small project: Grandma's favorite dishcloth ( I use smaller version of this for little coasters around the house)

What else?
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:47 PM   #4
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I LOVE THAT SOCK/SLIPPER PATTERN!!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO TRY IT!!! It sounds really fast...thanks so much..
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Old 04-30-2008, 02:51 PM   #5
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GREAT pattern! Thank you!

For me, it's the Black Sheep Booga Bag. I've made three so far, and I have yarn to make another one -- this time for a friend. It makes for a unique gift and shows off knitting as something "cool." It's also easy enough for a beginning knitter and felter.
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Old 04-30-2008, 03:23 PM   #6
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Wish I did but I really enjoy making socks.
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Old 04-30-2008, 05:01 PM   #7
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Here's a few of my favorite knits so far:

Baby Booties: Saartje's Bootees or Easy Baby Booties by Michelle
Hat: Amanda Hat
Scarf: Rainy Day Scarf

C'mon everyone...let's hear your fave patterns...
Just one more row...

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Old 04-30-2008, 05:02 PM   #8
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Patterns I've used more than once.


hat (top down generic):-

slippers (same idea as the Tropical Punch ones):-




BUT the best pattern investment ever, I find, is a booklet with good basic sweaters, cardigans, vests in various neck styles and even yarn weights.
You can easily add fancy stitch elements to make them interesting and your own.
This is my current one, used several times, (British Standards) but I'm sure there are loads of others about (i.e. for American Standards and/or children's sizes).
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Old 04-30-2008, 06:06 PM   #9
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My favourite basic patterns are Christines baby booties
and of course the wonderful super fast and easy fiber trends felted clogs and i can always knit mittens in my sleep so they are fun if i just want something easy and relaxing.
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Old 04-30-2008, 08:44 PM   #10
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I'm still exploring new items to make but here is my favorite dish cloth pattern, perfect for NASCAR season.

Here's another goodie but I scaled back the selvages to a K2 instead of a K4.
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