Tuesday

Knit Lace Rib Stitch Free Pattern

knit lace rib stitch free pattern

Skill: Intermediate
Multiple of 6 sts plus 2
Cast on 26 stitches
Pattern Instructions: how to knit lace ribbing
Rows 1 and 3 (WS) *P2, k1; rep from *, end p2.
Row 2 *K2, p1, yo, ssk, p1; rep from *, end k2.
Row 4 *K2, p1, k2tog, yo, p1; rep from *, end k2.
Techniques used in this stitch:
Knit – k
Yarn over needle – yon
Knit two together through the back loop – k2tog tbl
Knit two together – k2tog
Yarn forward round needle – yfrn

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Saturday

A Balaclava Free Sewing Pattern

free download PDF pattern balaclava free download PDF pattern balaclava
That made me think, a lot of people come to this blog through searches for "balaclava pattern". What is the balaclava?
A close-fitting, knitted o sewing cap that covers the head, neck, and tops of the shoulders, worn especially by mountain climbers, soldiers, skiers, etc.

I found this free pattern in last night online for a fleece balaclava. I made one this morning in about an hour.
Material: fleece.
With fleece being soft and warm, it has become a fabric many want to have as a hat. There are many colors of fleece fabrics available.

The main thing - do not confuse the inner and outer side of the fabric - for a fleece-like material that matters. Outside air has to pass better than inside.

How do it - fold the fabric so that the sides found each other with the entanglement of approximately 0.5 cm, and chop off so Topstitch seam "zigzag". Get a flat seam, reliable, and a little more comfortable, but it will be visible from the outside.

Remember: If sewing using a flat-stitch technique seam allowances are not needed. Otherwise if making a normal seam add a 5 mm seam allowance when cutting.

Lining (optional)

If you have chosen to add a lining, follow these steps. Sew an identical hat from lining fabric .If you want a edge using stretch binding, turn the lining inside out and place inside the hat. Sew close to the edge with a long stitch (temporary) . If a finished seam is wanted, sew the hat and lining around the edge, right sides together leaving a 5cm gap. Pull the lining through this gap, and finish the 5 cm hole by hand or by top-stitching.

A balaclava, like a ski mask, is a warm, close-fitting winter hat that's designed to keep your head and neck warm in winter weather. Balaclava-style hats can be worn underneath military or bicycle helmets. With basic sewing skills, you can make a fleece balaclava to keep you cozy this winter. Make one for every member of your family to stay warm for this winter's snowball fights, trail hikes and skiing adventures.

Balaclava pattern in PDF, free download

PDF free download Balaclava pattern in PDF, free download

Have a look other articles about balaclava en this blog:
 Free pattern for a balaclava helmet
 Free pattern for sewing a balaclava

Wednesday

Apple, Cucumber and Smoked Salmon Salad

 apple, cucumber and smoked salmon salad, home cooking, recipe, late dinner

This salad combines with cucumber, apples and smoked salmon. The recipe is adapted for a late dinner.
Amount (aprox.) per serving
Calories: 100
Calories from fat: 7%
Fat: 0.8g
Saturated fat: 0.2g
Monounsaturated fat: 0.3g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.2g
Protein: 3.6g
Carbohydrate: 21.2g
Fiber: 1.4g
Cholesterol: 3mg
Iron: 0.4mg
Sodium: 868mg
Calcium: 18mg

Salad:

1 sliced Granny Smith apple with
1 teaspoon sushi vinegar
4 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon, cut into cubes, join with cucumber.
No salt.

Have a look my home cooking section and Sauce Chimichurri recipe.