Betty P Balcomb

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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I originally worked up the chart for the map of New York State for a square in a sampler afghan called “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things.” I’ve been planning to use the motif again, but kept putting it off. After a wonderful recent trip back East, I had to design something to show my affection for my home state. I do heart NY and I do hear...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
The Chain Link Cable may just be one of the most under-appreciated stitch patterns in the entire vast universe
Knitting: Scarf
This quick and easy scarf gives results that far exceed the amount of effort. I call this Manly Scarf because I originally made it for my husband. There is no reason not to use the pattern for a woman’s scarf too. In fact, check out Leslie’s beautiful Wo-Manly version here.
Knitting: Poncho
I have come close to knitting a top-down raglan poncho before, but something always made me turn the garment into a sweater. Why oh why did I wait so long?! I love this poncho. Can’t wait for some cold weather to wear it. Looks like Bi-Coastal Betty needs to spend some time on the East Coast
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
I had a generous half ball of Trendsetter’s Tonalita pinks in my stash for quite a while. That bright pink yarn called out “Pink Elephants” to me loud and clear. I had made this hat before in various yarns, but this version is my favorite.
Knitting: Pullover
I have knit dozens of versions of this boxy little boatneck sweater in every size from Barbie Doll to full-size adult. This cheery baby sweater is easy enough to be your first sweater project and/or your first colorwork project. But it is also interesting enough for the most advanced knitter.
Knitting: Slippers
A few years ago, a skein of Rowan Big Wool jumped into my hands from a sale bin when I was on a yarn crawl. I was inspired to turn that oh so thick stuff into a pair of slippers. The slippers came out so great that I kept that first pair and immediately dubbed them “Happy Feet” – they made my feet happy, what can I say.
Knitting: Tee
The idea for this little top derives from a child’s sundress I designed for Cascade. The adult version is even quicker and easier to make than the child’s sundress because there is no A-line shaping. Because the whole sweater is worked in the round, there is no sewing anywhere. Always a plus for me – I’m a knitter not a sewer!
Knitting: Cardigan
I love this very simple Kimono-style vest. The pattern works so well because it is both horizontal and vertical at the same time making it extremely flattering to almost all body types.
Knitting: Stitch pattern
This is not actually a pattern for making socks. You will use these directions in conjunction with your favorite basic sock pattern as a suggestion for a charming design on your cuffs and feet that takes one new skein of a solid color yarn and way less than 50 grams of another yarn.