Fayre Cushion Cover pattern now available

The pattern for my Fayre Cushion Cover is now available.

A fresh, colourful cushion cover, knitted in cotton in a simple lace stitch. The cushion cover is worked in one piece, then folded over and seamed at the sides.  Whether worked in bold, contrasting colours or neutral, graduating shades, this will make a beautiful addition to your decor. The yarn used here is Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK cotton.

Fayre Cushion Cover

Fayre Cushion Cover

Knitting Pattern

Yarn Suggested: Jo Sharp Soho Summer DK Cotton or any other 8ply/DK yarn. 50gm balls, 110m (109 yds)
 
Gauge:25 stitches = 10 cm (4 in) in Alternating Eyelet Stitch 
 
Needle Size: 3.75mm
Meterage: 400m (436 yards)  – 1 ball of each colour
Notions: 9 snap fasteners required
Sizes Available: To fit cushion 36cm x 36cm (14in x 14in) 
 
This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 5.30 

Hat Finished

I’ve finished my sample for the hat pattern, and I’m really pleased with it. The colour, which I wasn’t sure about, looks lovely knitted up. The stitch pattern looks good. The decreases for the crown seem OK to me.

I have a request for test knitters open on Ravelry’s Free Pattern Testers Group. I’ve had two takers so far, and am hoping for a few more. I’m really excited to see how people go knitting from my instructions, and to see other people’s version of the hat.

Knitting Pattern Available – Crocus Bag

Despite appearances to the contrary, I haven’t disappeared off the face of the earth. Life’s normal trials and tribulations have continued. For now, at least, I have fought my way to the surface to bring my knitting pattern for the Crocus Bag out into the open.

Surprisingly enough, it’s knit in crocus stitch, with an Irish Moss Stitch base, band and strap. It’s a basic rectangular shape. Some woven fabric is required to line the bag.

The crocus pattern is from the knitting series “Creative Knitting”

Crocus Bag

Knitting Pattern
Yarn suggested : Heirloom 8 ply cotton (or any other DK/8 ply yarn)
Gauge : 23 stitches = 4 inches in Crocus Stitch
Needle size : 3.75 mm / US 5
Meterage : 360 mtrs / 394 yards

This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 3.50

A light and lacy bag for summer, knitted in the round with only the strap to sew on. The bag is knitted on smaller needles to create a firmer fabric. The stitch pattern comes from volume three of a 1980’s English knitting series called Creative Knitting. No details of the publisher are available in this edition. If you wish to top to draw in a little more, use a K1, P1 rib for the band. Some woven fabric is needed to line the bag.