The Knittybutton

Well hello there! My name is Ali, and I love to knit, crochet, bake and all kinds of house-wifey things. I’ve got a great husband named Paul, and a beautiful toddler boy named Sam who was born in September of 2011, and am expecting a baby girl early this spring! This blog is full of the things I make, the stuff I bake, the people I love and inspiration.

A little about The Knittybutton: My roommate taught me how to knit the most basic of stitches my sophomore year of college (05), and another good friend taught me how to crochet a granny square that same year. I didn’t really learn much more until late 2008, when I really started getting into knitting. Mostly I like to knit little animals, but hats are at the top of that list, too! I love making baby clothes, which is good, because I’m invited to a lot of baby showers these days. I hail from the Tacoma region of the great state of Washington, but now live in Northern Idaho.

I also sell my knitted things, pretty much anything you see here on the blog I can knit for you. Prices vary depending upon the item, the type of yarn you would like, etc, but I’d love to hear from you and get some ideas about what I can make for you, stuffed animals, clothing, hats, scarves, mittens, baby toys, pillows, blankets, you name it – I can (most likely!) make it! Feel free to leave me a comment or email me for specific rates or projects.

If you’ve used any of my patterns, please let me know so that I can see! I always love seeing what people have made from my patterns.

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9 thoughts on “The Knittybutton

  1. I just found you while looking for slouchy beanie patterns, and am so glad that I did!! I’m really excited to receive your updates and check to see what you’re up to! Thank you so much.

  2. I just found you (not real sure how) but I have been looking for a slouch hat pattern for my you have any more of the souch hat patterns? I am fairly new but pretty good ..this pattern(lemon curd) looks easy but would like one that covers more of the head. (closer to the face but still slough) can you help me? Excited about finding you and look forward to more updates!

  3. I made a lemon grass slouch for my college age daughter. Her friends loved it, so I made hats for three of her friends. Then I made one for each of my other two daughters, my mother, my sister and myself! Then I made two lemon curd hats! Our Minnesota winter has been long and cold, so there can never be too many hats! Thanks for the great patterns!

  4. Can you tell me what weight and type of wool you used for thr lemon curd slouch? I live Canada and the brand names are differrent here. Like your slouch and would like to make one. Hoping to haer from you soon


  5. carrie- you can log your email address into the sidebar of the main-blog page and it will send you an update everytime I post something new, but as of right now I don’t have a newsletter or anything.

    Hope that helps!

  6. Dear Ali

    I have tried to knit the lemon grass beanie on two needles. I get as far as the Dec and then it all goes wrong. Can you help me please?


    P.s. I am useless with the circular needles.

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