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Friday, May 1, 2020

A talk: Everyday Face Mask Knitting Pattern and Covid

It's in the afternoon of March 17th, I surprised when I casually strolling into my Ravelry inbox and found some notifications of comments that all leave in the same knitting pattern: Everyday Face Mask.

Yes, I know, that time, Covid19 starts to rise and making many people anxious, and some of us even doing something that so unnecessary (like hoarding items we usually don't care before, that makes the people that actually need it now have difficulty to get it). Surgical masks that before Covid almost taken-for-granted item, now became a rare one and people start to search for a substitution mask.

Back to the comments that I found on the page. apparently, some people felt that my mask pattern will do harm to them, or maybe they try to prevent people do harm to themselves if they make this mask pattern. But what makes me sad was they decided to leave blunt comments that quite sound rude if the words being voiced.

The accusations made me want to explain about the pattern itself. Because really, this pattern does not have any connection with Covid19. It published years ago and even created more years back. I first made it for my husband in 2010 as first anniversary gift.

So I decided to write a disclaimer related to the pattern on the March,18th, that everyone can read when they visiting the page on Ravelry or Etsy.

I release this pattern back in 2017. The background of it was from my personal need. I am riding a motorcycle on a daily basis. I always need a mask to cover me from road dust and heat on the roads (also seek warm from the night wind). Sometimes I also want to cover my face when I have to go to public spaces (like a mall or social events). And since I am not sick, I feel that using a disposable surgical mask kind of a waste (I prefer to use them when I truly sick, because that’s the true function of the mask and it only can be used once). I also have a tendency to always touch my nose, so this mask really a big help for me to prevent me touch my own face. I frequently wash my knitted mask with my other clothes in the washing machine too to keep it always clean and fresh.

So, this mask is more to cover your face from dust, sun, cold weather or to cover your face without any particular medical reason. Like a knitting scarf, balaclava, or cowl.

About corona prevention:
in where I live now, I also one of the people that not fortunate enough to get a standard mask supply. So if you are fortunate to get hold of them, please only use them when you really need them since they are rare items now. Like I read on WHO site: the most effective way to protect yourself against Covid-19 is: frequently clean your hands, cover your cough with the bend of elbow or tissue, and maintain a distance of at least 1 meter (3 feet) from people who are coughing or sneezing.

I now bring hand sanitizer everywhere (this also became a rare item in my place), and always wash my hand with water and soap after doing almost anything. I also eat vitamin and herbs to maintain my immune system. And go out when I need it not when I want it.

I also try to help by giving some discount on the pattern, since I cannot make it free. My husband is a freelancer working from home and I am a full-time knitter. I try to help contribute to my family's income by selling knitting patterns I created. I am always thankful for every pattern sales. It will give our family foods to eat and rents and bills being paid.

Thank God, for the knitter that wants free mask patterns, can visit this page made by that diligently compiling great mask patterns for us to knit!

Now, using a cloth mask became mandatory if we want to go outside our house (for example grocery shopping). Many people take this as an opportunity to make and sell their handmade masks. But half of them also just make the mask without deep though of the function and comfort and jumped in for the easy money.

After tried couple of homemade cloth masks I bought online, my husband declared that the most comfortable one is the knitting mask I made for him. So I now try to make more for us and using the cloth mask I bought before as lining.


For you all knitter and crafter out there. It's very lucky that we can make ourselves what we need. We can make what we want with the exact specification we wanted too.

So if you can and have the time, make and make more. For ourselves and for people around us.

Don't forget to always be kind in what we write to others (especially if we do not know them personally). Remember that we are facing a real person behind the screen, that absolutely also have feeling like you. So try to talk gently and politely.

Always be careful, keep your health, and always be happy.

May us all survive this time together!

Happy Knitting!!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Knitting with Ajeng: I-Cord Triple Knot Necklace Pattern

inspired by: DIY Rope Knot Necklace-Youtube Tutorial by Penelopel.

Yarn used     : any bulky yarn that suitable for 5.5 mm (US 9),
                       sample used Ice Yarns Akwool Bulky (100gr/140m)
                       - Leftover yarn is recomended -
Needle          : 2 DPN 5.5 mm (US 9)
other             : 1 small shank button, crochet hook number 4 (E)
gauge            : not important
abbreviations: CO= cast on; sts= stitches; DPN= double pointed needles; i-cord= without turning, knit all sts, then again without turning, move the sts into opposite side of the DPN


~ Get the knitting pattern here: [ I-cord Triple Knot Necklace.PDF ] and let's make this fun pattern with me :D

Happy Knitting!!

Monday, September 5, 2016

Knitting with Ajeng: That King Size Garter Blanket

Sometimes ago I made my first commissioned big blanket. It takes months to finished, because I knitted it based on mood and time I had. I wanted this blanket reflect my happy mood only.

I used a baby blanket knitting pattern for the basic pattern. Then, continue to knit it until I reached the size I wanted.

Here are some photos I collect in between work back then:

*the actual size that written in pattern

*the finished size
* * *

Basic pattern I used is= Cuddle Up Log Cabin Baby Blanket by Heather Walpole
Yarn I used= SA Poyeng (DK weight)
Knitting needle= 4.5 mm (US 7)

Yes, this is not a free pattern. But, when I search on Ravelry using [this] setting, You can find a lot of log cabin blanket knitting patterns that shared for free! ^ ^

Happy Knitting!!


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern: Easy Nose Warmer

I made these cute things for someone who want to give these to his friend who will going to cold climate country.

But I found that this little thing is very fun to make and addictive. Also can be used even if you live in warm climate country like mine. For example, when you ride a motorcycle. It can block the cold night wind that make your nose itchy and runny. Haha.

So, here is the free knitting pattern I used to knit these cute nose warmers.

*I used flannel fabric to make the ears and trunk 

Free Knitting Pattern= Mustachio Nosewarmer by Stefanie Goodwin-Ritter
Yarn I used= SA Poyeng (DK weight)
Knitting needle used= 2.75mm (US 2) Double Pointed Needles.

Right, I almost forgot that I make a little tweak at the straps. :p

For the strap, I used 4 mm crochet hook and make 52 chains. Repeat once more so you have two straps. Then you know the next, insert those into every ends of your nose warmer cap and secure them.

Happy Knitting!!


Saturday, March 28, 2015

GRAB IT!! Limited Time Free Patterns from Ravelry Designers

I recently love hunting Paid knitting or crochet Patterns that being generously offered as free by their designers for limited time, usually because they just being released.

So here is the post that I dedicated to re-share the news to all other knitters/crocheters.
The content will always be renew (as long I didn't forget or too busy ;p ). enjoy!!

*Please don't re-share the knitting pattern you got here to other people. Refer them to the link instead, so they can download it by themselves (or buy it if the promotion time already over). Let's support each other :D 

international Elann Free Pattern
free for the month, check the site monthly
login required
Pyros by Letipanda
free until August 14th, 2016
Stripezoid by Vincent Villapando
free until mid-august
Dolphin by Rachel Borello Carroll
free until July 18th, 2016

Happy Knitting!! 


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : Picture chart for your knitting

These picture charts came from unexpected source. 
Unintenionally i found this game when i browsing at google play from my smartphone. A japanese puzzle game that will give you a nice picture when you can finished it.

I tried the free version. And i keep the pictures, because i think those were beautiful and can be used as fair isle/stranded/double sided/intarsia pattern for your knitting/crochet or for patchwork!

Cross Me Original
i love you chart
bunny chart
elephant chart
Cross Me Color

fox chart
heart with arrow chart
bee chart
I only attached some of the pictures that i keep.
Find more by solve the puzzle by yourself. Get some fun from playing, and apply those pictures to your knitting/crochet/patchwork!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : Frilly Brooch

Actually at first i want to knit a scarf from this yarn.. but (as usual) i change my mind in the middle of the process and end up this into a very simple brooch. Hahaha

This brooch has no gauge, so just have fun!

click here for the free pattern (on pdf) = download now

i scanned the pattern actually from my personal note.. 
i hope my explanation quite easy to understand.. * apologize for my bad English and lack of presentation skill

* feel free to comment, you may use this pattern for free, but please read the intellectual property at this blog. thank you :)

Happy Knitting!!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : Cable Bracelet

My husband made this!
and just in no time!

Try it! :D

*get the free pattern [here]

Happy Knitting!!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Rajut Knitting Pattern : godmother's knitting edging

knitting edge is rarer than crochet edge.

but, i'm so in love in knitting.. so i choose to browse here and there, look at here and there, to find a knitting edge for my recycled skirt.. and the pattern must be simple but not too simple in result (if you know what i mean).

and here the result... i decided to use Godmother's knitting edging pattern from "The Complete Step-by-Step Knitting Book" by Eleanor Van Zandt (ISBN 0 86283 929 7)

recycled circle skirt with godmother's edging

knitted 111" long... it took days to finished!

yes, it's from a book and i have no right to redistribute it to this blog... but i think you can find it on vintage knitting pattern that occasionally found shared free on some site.

Happy knitting!


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : horse pattern

2 days ago, i draw a simple horse pattern inspired from another horse pattern that is more complicated and need more stitches,
then i try to made double sided knitting square with the pattern on it.

I think it succeed because everyone recognize it as a horse :P

double sided knitting square

here the horse pattern if you interested to make one for yourself. :)
you can apply it to any knitting project... do as you like.

click pic for bigger image

* feel free to comment, you may use this pattern for free, but please read the intellectual property at this blog. thank you :)

Happy Knitting!!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Rajut Free Knitting Pattern : Baby Set the Perfect Gift

I want to make the loop scarf as the main interest, so i choose to make the shrug and hat in quite simple pattern.

Just add a little detail in the shrug, so it's not so plain..

little details
 * * *

The free knitting patterns :

hat : Girls Petite Beret
basic pattern for the scarf : Aprils Showers Scarf
shrug : Baby Shrug
little flower : Knitting Springs Flower

Happy Knitting!!



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