No Needle Knitting

My arts & crafts blog – by Curtis Rogers



Iris lace scarf

I’m really happy with how this scarf turned out! The yarn is beautiful and worked up great. It’s Claudia Hand painted yarns silky wool lace and I decided to use a G hook. The stitch is an iris stitch and is easy to do. You can watch this video to learn how to do it. After I finished the whole scarf I added a scalloped edge with 7 double crochets in every other side loop. Then I added the fringe with 5 strands in each empty space.


Light green scarf

I can’t remember the exact name of this yarn but it is a cotton linen blend. I crocheted the scarf in a mini been stitch and a size H crochet hook.

Green wrap

Made this wrap on my knitting machine. 

Green tuck lace shawl

I had some beautiful silk and wool yarn blend that I decided to make a tuck lace shawl out of on my brother KX350 knitting machine. I used 60 needles and started with an E wrap and did the first 10 rows plain then for the tuck lace stitch I put on hold every third needle and did three passes then three passes off hold. I set the tension dial to 5. The length is 526 rows. Then I wet blocked it overnight. I noticed when I blocked it there were a few places on the edges that the needles did not pick up fully so I had to make some minor repairs. Overall I think it turned out OK.

Green dish cloth with crocheted edging

This is the second dish cloth that I have made on the knitting machine. I used Maysville carpet warp and the color is myrtle green.  I knitted 60 rows on 40 hooks. I decided to set the tension at three and like it a lot better than the previous dish cloth tension setting which was 6. I crocheted the edging with a size D metal crochet hook in a shell stitch pattern.

Child’s donegal hat

Here is a child’s hat (6-12 months) I made with hand dyed Monte Donegal yarn made of alpaca and merino wool using this pattern.


Hat for me!

Finally took a break from making gift hats and made one for myself using Mochi Plus yarn and this pattern for size adult-medium. I also used my new larger size Clover pompon maker! It really makes the best ones 🙂

Newborn hat in blue and green

Here’s a hat I made using a free newborn full length half double crochet pattern from It was very easy to create and I think will work great for a newborn!


Lopi Tunisian Simple Stitch Sweater

Well it’s been about two months, but I’ve finally finished my first sweater! And I think it turned out really nice! I use green Lopi wool (took about 11 skeins) and the zipper is brass that my sister sewed in for me. I used a free Ravelry pattern that is called Tunisian Rib Stitch Zip Front Cardigan by Treva McCain. You can download it here for free. However, I only used the basic shapes and sizes from the pattern and made the collar larger to fit the zipper I bought online which was 34 inches. I also used a size K tunisian crochet hook. I’m really happy with the way it turned out!

  The above picture is lining up the zipper with pins before it gets sewn in.
  Karen has a Bernina Limited.  It’s the fanciest sewing machine I’ve ever seen.
  we picked out the green thread on the left.
  This is a photo before the zipper got put in. I was trying to see how much more border I needed to add.

This photo is right after I finished putting the arms and panels together. I used a single crochet stitch all around with the same yarn.


This was a photo of just the back panel and one of the front panels completed.

 I used my Icelandic Lopi sweater as a size guide to make sure it was going to look ok.

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