The pattern for the “Bea Fair Isle Pullover” is now available.
It’s a lovely warm stranded pullover. The colour work is very easy, as there’s only one contrast colour and one background colour for each motif. The yarn I’ve used is a Heirloom Merino Magic 8 ply, which has a fantastic range of colours, even though the one’s I’ve used are fairly subtle. It’s knitted flat, from the bottom up. A colour chart is included. This is my first foray into collars, and I love how this collar has worked out.
Bea Fair Isle Pullover
Yarn Suggested: Heirloom Merino Magic 8ply or any other 8ply/DK yarn. 50 gram balls, 98m (107 yds)
Gauge: 24 sts = 4 inches in Stocking/Stockinette Stitch
Needle Size: 4mm
Meterage: 1470 – 1666 m (1608 – 1822 yards)
7(8,9) balls of main colour
2 balls of contrasts A, B and C
1 ball of contrasts D and E
Sizes Available: 84 (100, 117)cm, 33 (39¼, 46) in
This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 5.75
The pattern for the Abundance Pullover is now available.
This is a Boat Necked Lace Pullover, knitted in a Bamboo Cotton blend. The yarn I’ve used is Sirdar Juicy DK
, which is beautifully soft and has gorgeous drape.
Yarn Suggested: Sirdar Juicy DK or any DK/8 ply yarn (preferable a bamboo blend)
Gauge: 18 sts = 4 inches in Bluebells Stitch (wet blocked)
Needle Size: 4mm
Meterage: 942 – 1130 m (1030 – 1236 yards )
This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 5.00
Testing is complete, and the pattern for my Leafy Squares Fingerless Mitts is now available.
These mitts are knitted in the round and have a thumb gussett for a comfortable fit. There is a panel of the Leafy Squares pattern along the back of the arm and hand. These are knit in a 10 ply yarn. I’ve used Heirloom Shetland 10 ply
, which has resulted in beautiful and toasty warm mitts.
Leafy Squares Fingerless Mitts
Yarn Suggested: Heirloom Shetland 10 ply or any Aran/10 ply yarn
Gauge: 18 stitches = 4 inches in Stocking/Stockinette Stitch
Needle Size: 5mm double pointed needles
Meterage: 160 mtrs / 175 yards
This pattern is available to buy from Ravelry for $US 3.00
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”
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.