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A Little Something Special

Oct 30, 2008
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Designer Interweave Knits Staff Project
Published October 3, 2008
Technique Mixed
Skill Level Easy

Five great patterns for this holiday from The Knits Gifts Design Team. Poinsettia Ornament by Erin Hallstrom, Funky Gift Bag by Amy Clarke Moore, Snowflake Ornament by Katie Himmelberg, Bitty Hat and Sock Ornament by Laura Rintala, and Cabled Globe Ornament by Eunny Jang.

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lita28mya wrote
on Mar 7, 2009 4:35 AM
Opened for me first time!
Monica@2 wrote
on Mar 2, 2009 12:18 PM
On the top of the page you'll see the PDF Format to download the pattern. Don't pay attention to the Trial Suscription Title. It works perfect for me..........
LaurieB wrote
on Dec 23, 2008 10:48 AM
Shelley - I couldn't follow the circular cast on instructions either. But I googled it and found this site: with pictures that did the trick. I made three different version of the cabled ball, trying different size yarn and needles, and I get horrible ladders. I'm stuffing it w/ polyester fiberfill, and it's very lumpy. Very disappointed and the results. Any suggestions?
HildaS@2 wrote
on Dec 19, 2008 1:33 PM
I like look at all the patterns and if there is someting I can do all well and good. I do know that others do not knit as well and some better than I. I think you do a good job trying to have something for everyone over a period of time. You cannot please all the people all the time. As a little suggestion I have bought needles at tag sales and second hand stores and Good Will and Salvation Army stores. Try free cycle in your area for needles and yarn. Keep up the good work and Merry Christmas and thanks for the present.
Shelley wrote
on Dec 17, 2008 6:59 PM
Disregard....I found a video on Youtube!
Shelley wrote
on Dec 17, 2008 6:27 PM
I love these ornaments and wanted to make them for some of my other "crafty" friends. For anyone who made the cabled ball, I had trouble following the circular cast on instructions. The only thing I could figure out is that for each CO stitch, I do a new slip knot and chain one stitch. Is that correct?
dsouza wrote
on Dec 12, 2008 10:11 PM
Hi, Iam from india residing in U.A.E. I just love knitting and doing corchet, but dont have enough time and hence do finish things i start. Thankyou so much for those pattern, they are wonderful and motivated me do more. Shalini D'souza
Karen@9 wrote
on Dec 12, 2008 7:49 PM
Right click to open the menu box and then click on Save As in that box. Save the file to your pc and then the pdf will download when you click on the download notice.
NellieB wrote
on Dec 4, 2008 12:40 PM
I think there is a problem with the crochet edging for the Snowflake Ornament. Has anyone else tried to knit this?
lady spartan wrote
on Nov 26, 2008 2:09 PM
I downloaded this just fine -- but when I tried to print it out, it was all gobbldee-gook!
cheekydi wrote
on Nov 24, 2008 6:25 PM
I justed knitted the Christmas Ball and it was so easy. Making some for gifts.
TerryLynn wrote
on Nov 20, 2008 7:01 AM
When I go to open the PDF file for the Little Something Special ornaments, it shows a quick flash for ABORA 3, then the file is blcack and does not show the patterns?
JuliaM wrote
on Nov 16, 2008 9:59 PM
I am pretty upset that no one at knitting daily is announcing that a) there are problems, and b) those problems have been fixed, or c) here are some solutions to the problems since it's not us. I have tried numerous times, logged in, with FireFox and Explorer, with no luck. I was hoping that this e-book would help me feel better about subscribing, but it doesn't.
yarncrazy102 wrote
on Nov 16, 2008 1:42 PM
Hi! I didn't have a problem at all which is really unusual for me. Could it be the version of the PDF program? I've had problems with the "upgrade" before so I say no to the upgrade when I download. The patterns are delightful! I plan to knit up some pink poinsettias for my pink tree!!
AlisonC wrote
on Nov 15, 2008 9:19 PM
I had trouble downloading too, but got there eventually after signing in. Why make things difficult for readers?!
KimberlyS@2 wrote
on Nov 13, 2008 6:40 PM
KimberlyS@2 wrote
on Nov 13, 2008 6:39 PM
Did any one have problems with the directions for the sock pattern? The problems start after you turn the heel. Please let me know? Thanks!
JudyS@2 wrote
on Nov 10, 2008 11:49 AM
Had no problems downloading the pdf and don't mind Dpns. Love doing the cabled ball, but didn't like the twisted knit st at the start of each rep. Regular knit st looks beter. Shouldn't Rnd 29: [Good time to start stuffing] have SSK and not K2tog?
CarliB wrote
on Nov 9, 2008 5:30 AM

I'm with WendyL   It would take me days to do one little piece and try to figure that out. I could knit a hat or scarf for the time it takes to knit one of those meticulous and tedious trinkets.  How about something for the casual knitter that is EASY  Even that little bag was complicated to me, and I knit every day with fine yarn.

Please post another one for WendyL and me, thanks a lot, its appreciated.


ValC wrote
on Nov 3, 2008 10:11 AM

Thank you for special smethings!  Great ideas.  Luv2nit

JanL wrote
on Nov 3, 2008 9:24 AM

Worked fine for me on Firefox and Vista. I'd never make that stocking, but that mini sock/hat and the cabled ornament are cool!

RoseU wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 10:11 PM

Try downloading first, then double click on the download and it will open.  I have Vista and I have no problem doing it this way.

ReneeB@2 wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 8:44 PM

downloaded just great... ignore the subscription below the pdf download...

Thnx for the neat ornaments

lyndy@2 wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 7:21 PM

Why say the ornament is crocheted when it is knitted with a crocheted edge? I keep persisting with my subscription because you keep saying "crochet" but you don't actually do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Got nothing against knitting, love it but if you say crochet you should provide crochet and mostly you don't.

Katy B. wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 7:08 PM

I do believe everyone is getting little knitted snowflakes in their christmas card this year! It is a great little thing to slip in!

jgpac00000 wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 6:58 PM

I use Firefox, so switched to IE and then it works fine.

JuliaM wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 1:04 PM

I'm being told that this file is not a pdf --

JuliaM wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 12:50 PM

will the file ever be uncorrupted for me? I am jealous of some commentors -- I wish I could see what they are talking about!

WendyL wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 10:52 AM

I'm a little bummed that all of the patterns require DPNs.  I don't have any yet, being kinda new to knitting.  I was really hoping for something quick and easy I could do with what needles I have.  I also don't crochet.  All of the patterns look beautiful, but I just don't have time to learn something new and can't obtain more needles right now.  KD, when next you offer free patterns, please consider that some of us aren't as advanced or have a great collection of needles yet.  Please give us beginners something too!

JaneA@2 wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 9:23 AM

Love the cabled globe, they will be great little gifts (and for our tree too of course)

Brooksette wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 6:30 AM

Never mind ... I could right-click and choose "Open in new window" and that worked!  Thank you for these patterns, I hope to have a few bags made by Christmas!

Brooksette wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 6:26 AM

I'm using Firefox and can't get it to download as  PDF or in HTML - just an error message saying it can't be read.

Elizabeth@5 wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 5:23 AM

This PDF has downloaded without any trouble for me and I find the patterns something different.  I generally crochet and in my mind's eye can see these translated into the crochet equivalent.  Bad to have a blind spot, isn't it.  Thank you for the patterns.  I think my first will be some poinsettias.

jjpiano wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 5:22 AM

Thank you for the little somethings.  They certainly ARE special!  I love the snowflake.  I have made crocheted, tatted and bobbin lace snowflakes and now I can do a knitted one!


Eclecktic wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 5:00 AM

The ornaments are cute. I like the idea of getting some additional practice with decreases on that ball and the snowflake. I'll have to say though that the funky gift bag is rather ugly. Maybe if it were made up in something else?

watja79 wrote
on Nov 1, 2008 3:23 AM

very nice patterns - I'm going to make the cabled ball first... think a styrofoam ball as filling will work fine, too ;)

Rjray7 wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 9:25 PM

Great patterns.  Thanks.  Maybe not for this year but next year for sure!

RebeccaG wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 7:06 PM

Vista and Firefox download and open them just fine for me :P

Mairwen wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 6:54 PM

Thanks but no thanks...none of these patterns appeal to me.

KarenS@2 wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 6:16 PM

I am logged in and it's not downloading properly, perhaps it's my Vista software.  This is the second pattern since the last Vista update that won't download.  I just get corrupted file messages.

SaraY wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 5:35 PM

Thanks so much for the lovely patterns!! They are all so adorable.  I'm definitely making the cabled ball ornament!

AilsaO wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 3:59 PM

Thankyou for these patterns.  I live in New zealand and often look longingly at all the patterns you lucky people have acess to over there.  The exchange rate is just so terrible from NZ to your currency I gan only look and wish usually so it is wonderful to get thinks like this for free


NikkiN wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 3:48 PM

You have to log in

DoreenD wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 3:29 PM

Thank you very much for the patterns--they're beautiful!  I downloaded them easily in spite of my own computer problems--Doreen D

Pam@4 wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 3:10 PM

dowloaded very easily. thanks for the freebie patterns!

BethT@2 wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 2:30 PM

I signed in, and got the trial subscription as well, but at the top of that page, there was a link to download.  No problem....

SharonL wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 2:13 PM

Be sure to sign in first before you hit download -  I kept trying to download from the page I was on and was always unsuccessful so I thought something was wrong with my computer or the program.

Then I remembered the 'trick' - sign in first, then hit download - it works great every time when I do it correctly!!  

SondraB wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 2:02 PM

I encountered the same problems as the other members did.

Sondra B.

on Oct 31, 2008 1:53 PM

Downloaded just fine - just click on the A Little Something Special title and ignore the subscription offer...too bad your having trouble.

EveB wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 1:52 PM

It's working now.  Firefox being too clever.  Thanks guys!

LindaMick wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 1:49 PM

oh!  and download it instead of opening it!

LindaMick wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 1:47 PM

I think if you sign in first, it will open/download fine.  I've had that problem in the past...

Cheryl@4 wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 1:46 PM

I had no problems at all, it did go to a page with the free trial subscription but if you look above that you will see the PDF for the download. Simply click on the "Download A Little Something Special" and decide where you want the file to download and POOF it's done.

NancyJ@4 wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 1:44 PM

there's no problem with the download on my Mac.

ValeriaT wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 1:41 PM

Continue past the "trial subscription" page.  It downloaded fine for me.  And I don't need a trial subscription; I have subscribed for years.

SharonS@3 wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 1:38 PM

When I tried to download this, I got a page offering a trial subscription

EveB wrote
on Oct 31, 2008 1:34 PM

I think the PDF is corrupted; I can't get it to download.