Lion Brand By Kids For Kids (BK4K) Newsletter March, 2006

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  By Kids, For Kids: March, 2006

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

It's March and Spring is just around the corner!! 

We're so excited about this newsletter! It features two special hot pads for St. Patrick's day -- both made with a spool knitter!  We also have an easy newborn baby set plus a pattern for a muff and hat for your favorite doll.

We hope you have a wonderful month of March and enjoy the fun projects we've provided.

-- Elizabeth and Emily --

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For Ballet and more!

Do you take dance and have to wear your hair up?

 

Make a snood and stop worrying about loose hair when you dance!

Here is an easy pattern for a ribbon-tied knitted snood to hold your hair in place with style.  No more loose ends!

Shamrock Hot Pad

Shamrocks are one of the most recognized symbols of Ireland. According to legend, the shamrock was a sacred plant to the Druids of Ireland because its leaves formed a triad, and three was a mystical number in the Celtic religion, as in many others. St. Patrick used the shamrock in the 5th century to illustrate the doctrine of the Holy Trinity as he introduced Christianity to Ireland.

In the 1800's, the shamrock became a symbol of rebellion and wearers risked death by hanging for wearing it!

Our shamrock-shaped hot pad is made with a spool knitter and then sewed together.  And it won't get you in trouble -- just given compliments!

This shamrock hotpad is made from spool-knit cord

The celtic knot is a common symbol of Ireland

Celtic Knot Hot Pad

Knots are one of the best-known motifs in Celtic art and jewelry. Complicated knot-work patterns were used in Celtic illuminated manuscripts such as the Book of Kells.

This particular knot in our Celtic knot hot pad has been used in Medieval Christian literature as symbolizing the Trinity, but it appeared on stonework in Ireland before the introduction of Christianity.

This is also made using a spool-knitter. 


Newborn / Preemie Blanket and hat

Our cousin got married last year and now he and his wife are going to have a baby!  We wanted to make something special that they could use as soon as the baby was born and decided to make this set of a newborn-sized hat and receiving blanket

We had not made knitted lace before and thought this would be a good first project.  We found out that it just looks hard!  It is quick and easy to make and looks very fancy.

We don't know if the baby will be early or not, so we made the knitted hat pattern in two sizes -- one for a preemie and one for a newborn! 

Both blanket and hat are made out of Lion Cashmere Blend so it will be super-soft for the new baby.   We used the white because we liked it and red so that the blanket can be used for either a boy or a girl.  

This pretty receiving blanket and hat are a lovely gift for a newborn

Make a muff and hat for your American Girl-sized doll

Winter Hat and Felted Muff for Your Favorite Doll


Did you love the pattern for the felted 'sable' muff that we offered in January?   A lot of our readers did and asked for other versions.

Now your 18-inch doll can have a doll-sized muff just like yours plus a winter hat to match! 

Made from Lion Wool and Tiffany, the hat features pom-pom ties and a tassel on the back; the felted muff is lined with soft, luxurious angora-soft Tiffany yarn.

 


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