Here’s my latest design, the Seaside Flower Wall Cowl! Its available on Ravelry and LoveCrafts. The amazing palette of colours available in Jamieson & Smith 2ply Jumper Weight allowed me to create a small piece, packed with bright colours. It’s worked in the round, so colourwork is only done on the right side – so much easier!. Using this wonderful Shetland yarn means that the cowl virtually stands up on its own, and there’ll be no flopping which would hide the lovely pattern. Winter is approaching here, so I’ll be getting plenty of opportunity to wear this cheerful cowl, but if Summer is very slowing reaching you, there’s still time to make one for chilly Spring weather!
This design comes in one size, with a circumference of 62cm (24 1/2 in) and Height of 23cm (9 in).
The contrast colours can be from scraps you may have leftover, as there’s only about 30 metres of each contrast colour used. You’ll need 2 x 25 gram balls (only around 156 metres) of the Main colour.
My most recent knitting pattern for my new lovely, timeless Dilettante Cushion Cover is now available!
It’s done in a classic jacquard style, stranded colourwork pattern and is worked in the round for faster knitting and minimal finishing. I’ve worked it in Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumperweight, which comes in a massive array of colours. I’ve chosen shades 87 and 9144, but any dark and light colour combo could work, with colours which compliment your decor, or give a beautiful impact of contrast. The cover stretches to fit a 30cm x 40cm (12 in x 16 in) cushion insert, or you can stuff with loose filling, as I’ve done.
Then going back to December last year, I also published a Men’s Pullover pattern, a long time in the making. The design work didn’t take to long, but I’m not fast with Fair Isle, so the sample took quite some time, when I didn’t have a lot of time to dedicate to it. And here it is – the Catchword Pullover now available!
This is a timeless Fair Isle style, men’s stranded colourwork pullover, with the modern touch of some whimsical wording across the chest. I’ve worked it in Heirloom (Australia) Easy Care 8 ply, which comes in a lovely array of 54 colours as of today. The intended wearer can choose their own colours for maximised chance of wearing. Some contrasts look great in the ball, but not so good knitted up, as I found. A tension square/gauge swatch is the only safe way to confirm the colour choices.