Twisting Ivy Socks, trailing their way to your needles

twisting ivy sock knitting pattern jane burns

I am fascinated with how Trailing ivy works its path around a wooden trellis panel, delicately entwining itself to become one with the structure. This was the inspiration for my Twisting Ivy sock pattern which is now available to buy … Continue reading

A new adventure begins with the launch of Lacy Leftovers Socks

Today marks the beginning of a new adventure in my designing career.  I have been designing for over seven years now and have been very fortunate to have over 250 designs published in the UK knitting magazines.  But today I am taking my first steps in the big wide world of self publishing. I have republished a number of patterns where the rights have reverted to me.  But starting from scratch with a self published design, getting it ‘out there’ as they say is very much new to me.

I like to learn new skills and push myself, self publishing is proving to be a great driving force to learn new things, and learn new things at speed!  Pattern layout, page design, photography, copy writing, test knitting, tech editing, promotion and mailing lists, yes they keep you busy.  I have found that other designers are wonderful generous human beings who are happy to help and share their knowledge and I don’t think I could have got this far with out their help.

My first self published pattern is….. Lacy Leftovers.

Lacy left over socks Jane burns knits

You can BUY the pattern here

These easy going cuff down socks are just perfect for using up those tiny balls of left over sock yarn, even those highly variegated ones, the ones that you are never quite sure what to do with! The simple two row repeating lace pattern, is both written and charted and the ‘ribbed’ nature of the fabric makes getting a good fit effortless.

The pattern is written in five sizes, to cater from older children to the man in your life. Dare I say these socks would make fantastic thrifty knitted gifts.

Lacy left over socks Jane burns knits

The pattern has been tech edited and test knit, please check out the other projects to see just how differently other people have used their leftovers.  Some have used only one skein of variegated or striped yarn. Whilst others have combined a solid colour with variegated for stunning results.

Now you can truly indulge your sock knitting passion, using every last scrap of yarn (and not a sock yarn blanket in sight).

If you would like to sign up for my newsletter, you will receive a 50% off discount code which you can use against the purchase of any of my designs, including Lacy Leftovers!

I would love to see your finished sock over in my Ravelry Group

Lacy left over socks Jane burns knits

 

 

Introducing Little by Little Hat Pattern

I have another new release in my Ravelry Pattern Store meet, ‘Little by Little’.

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Worked on size 6.5mm needles using James C Brett, Marble Chunky, this is a super quick knit!  With a small lace panel, this is the perfect project for dipping your toe into lace knitting. ‘Little by Little’ you will help develop your new skills as you work this quick and easy beret.

This hat will look great in any variegated or self striping yarn, why not try Rico Design Creative Galaxy Chunky?

Add a large flower, more buttons, perhaps a bow, the possibilities are endless.

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Modelled beautifully by Little Miss Katie

To knit this hat you will need the following skills;

  • knit
  • purl
  • m1
  • k2tog
  • sl1, k2tog, psso
  • ssk
  • yo
  • reading a chart

As always there are links to video tutorials included to get you knitting with confidence.

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As always I would love to see your finished creations on my Facebook page.  Happy Knitting!

 

 

Introducing Acquiesce

Allow me to introduce ‘Acquiesce’; she may look complex but I will let you into a little secret. It is a great project for cable beginners!  ‘Acquiesce’ is available to download from my Ravelry Store.

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The all over cable fabric is worked in the round using only two basic cable stitches.

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The pattern is charted and includes, as always in my patterns, links to handy tutorial videos to get you knitting with confidence.

James C Brett Pure Merino Wool DK has great stitch definition and comes in a range of beautiful shades. Other yarns that I would recommend are Rowan Pure Silk Merino or if you feel like splashing out why not invest in some Fyberspates Scrumptious DK.

A word of warning though, avoid variegated shades, your beautiful cables will be difficult to see”.

To knit this hat you will need the following skills;

  • knit
  • purl
  • k2tog
  • C6F
  • C6B
  • working from a chart
  • knitting in the round

As always links are included to video tutorials that will get you knitting with confidence.

 

acquiesce hat jane burns top

Modelled beautifully by Little Miss Katie

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As always I would love to see your finished creations on my Facebook Page.  Happy Knitting!

 

How much cute can you handle? Introducing Rockin' Robin

rockin robin hat santa mini front

Let me introduce you to…..Rockin’ Robin! This cute little hat, or should that be ‘hats’, is the latest addition to my Ravelry Pattern Store.  I have had this hat and one other (to be revealed soon) in my head since … Continue reading