Category: Misc.

Easy Knitting Pattern using Bernat Blanket Yarn

This is a free knitting pattern using Bernat Blanket Yarn. I recently designed this pattern after buying the yarn back in January when it was on sale at Joann’s. The yarn is the Color Pooling version but any Bernat Blanket yarn that recommends a size US 11 needle will work. It is an easy to knit pattern using only knit and purl stitches.

Bernat Blanket Free Knitting Pattern

I really like the way the blanket turned out although I do not really see the “color pooling” as the yarn showed on the package the yarn came with. I chose this color because the blanket was a gift for my oldest son and his favorite football team is the Atlanta Falcons. The yarn is super soft and easy to knit with. It is hard to photograph though, in my opinion, so sorry if it is hard to see the actual whole blanket or the stitch pattern. It has knit and purl rows and a garter stitch border around the edges – below is a closer photo but again it is hard to see the actual pattern – it looks better in person than a photo.

You can click above to download the written pattern if you want to save it or print it. I will also include the pattern below:

Supplies needed: 4 skeins of Bernat Blanket Yarn

Size US 11 circular knitting needles with a 36 or 40 inch long cable

Cast on 92 stitches (approximately 2 sts per inch gauge)

Knit the first 4 rows then pattern as follows:

Row 1: Knit

Row 2: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4

Row 3: Knit

Row 4: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4

Row 5: K4, purl to last 4 sts, k4

Row 6: Knit

Repeat the 6 row pattern until you have used up most of all 4 skeins of yarn – leave enough yarn to Knit 4 more rows then bind off.

Bernat blanket free knitting pattern

The finished blanket will have a right side and a wrong side for the stitch pattern but it looks nice from either side. It measures approximately 58 inches wide and 54 inches long. If you want it a little longer you can either get another skein of yarn and knit it longer or you can have it less wide by subtracting 4 to 6 stitches and then you can knit it longer.

I hope you enjoy the pattern.

New Fitness Challenge Starts Tomorrow

Hey everyone!  I just wanted to share with you the latest fitness challenge I have decided to do after my friend Joanna told me about it.  It is called Rocktober!  It is the Betty Rocker Fitness Challenge for the whole month of October.  Here is the link if you are interested and want to sign up.  Sign up needs to be done by today though.     This is a free challenge and if you join you will be invited to the facebook challenge group as well.  I really like being in the facebook challenge groups because it gives you support from others from all over the world who are doing the same workouts as you.

I just signed up on Saturday so if you do it now you will be all set.  I will be finishing my last week of Focus T25 with my challenge group this week along with starting the Betty Rocker challenge tomorrow.  Lots of working out to do this week!    I will plan to post at the end of the week my Focus T25 and also more about this current challenge.

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Twisted Tank Top

This tank top design is made from a T-shirt.  It has quickly become one of my favorite tank tops to wear and to sew.

Twisted Tank Top by Kimberlee from Kimberlees Korner
Twisted Tank Top by Kimberlee from Kimberlees Korner

I designed this tank top after seeing a photo of a tank top pattern that had the twisted shoulder area.  I decided I could use a basic T-shirt and make my own version.  Therefore it is a quick and easy sewing project.

Twisted Tank Top with embroidery "Keep Calm and Exercise" made by Kimberlee from Kimberlees Korner
Twisted Tank Top with embroidery “Keep Calm and Exercise” made by Kimberlee from Kimberlees Korner

The one in the above photo I wear to workout in.  I added the embroidery to the front – Keep Calm and Exercise.  I got the embroidery design from Embroidery Library.  I serged the armhole edges and the lower hem edges on the ones in the photos but you can also make it without the serged edges.

If you are interested in learning how to make one of these tank tops I have a tutorial available in my etsy shop.  You can click on the link to take you there.

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More the Merrier Monday

New Recipes Recently Tried

I have been trying some of the recipes I have pinned from pinterest lately.   To check out my recipe board on pinterest click on this link.  I wanted to share 2 that I made yesterday that turned out really good.

The first was the date and nut energy bars.  I took a photo of them but they don’t photograph too well.  They taste much better than they look.  Very sweet and satisfying!  I will definitely make them again.  I didn’t have any whole dates so I used some chopped ones I had on hand.  I think they will turn out better with the whole dates as recommended in the recipe.  They are a tad bit crumbly and I think it is because of the chopped dates.  I made mine with dates, dried cherries and walnuts.  They only take 3 ingredients.

Date Energy Bars - with dried cheeries and walnuts
Date Energy Bars – with dried cherries and walnuts

The other recipe was Cheesy Tex-Mex Chicken in the crock pot.  I made it yesterday as well and we had it for dinner.  Everyone loved it!  I made it using my own homemade salsa and without the corn.  I didn’t have any and figured it would be fine without it.  We ate it with some yellow rice and wrapped the chicken mixture in flour tortillas.  I will say that my sons were questioning the meal when they looked at it but once they tried it they loved it!  I told them it is better to try it first than to judge how it will taste by how it looks.  Some things taste really good but don’t always look so appealing.   If you click on the link above it will take you to the recipe and there is a  photo there.

I will be trying other recipes from my pinterest boards during the summer so check back often or follow my blog via RSS feed by clicking on the icon in the sidebar or through bloglovin which is also in the sidebar.  You can also follow me on Pinterest.