In this months issue of Simply Knitting magazine I have a few pretty patterns featured. My favourite is this felted needle roll. The roll is knit using Cascade 220, this was my first time knitting with this yarn and I loved it! It is available in a million colours (ok I exaggerate, but you will be spoilt for choice). Due to its extensive shade range it is possible to produce some stunning ombre effects. The needle roll is worked in one piece and placed in the washing machine to felt. A lovely simple project that would make a fantastic gift!
Well there’s something you don’t see every day, knitted juggling balls! They are great for using up leftovers as they require very little yarn. Another last-minute knitted gift?
To use Simply Knitting’s words, “Jane Burns has done it again with this set of sweet, sophisticated knits for your girls. Mums, friends, sisters and daughters will love all these useful bits and bobs”.
The set comprises of this phone cover
Lanyard with little crochet flowers
Crochet key toppers
Mirror Compact Purse
and finally this cute coin purse, they are all worked in Sirdar, Country Style DK and will keep the contents of any handbag coordinated and organised.
The Project I wish I had Designed
Sometimes, okay quite often when I am flicking through the craft magazines I come across a design I wish I had created. In this issue of Simply Knitting there is a really stunning pair of Fair Isle mittens called ‘Meadow Frost’ by Faye Perriam, if you have been tempted to try some stranded colourwork you really must check them out!