Sparkle Christmas Tree Socks

Sparkle Christmas Tree Socks jane burns knit

Fancy some festive socks?  You have found some.  My passion for beading continues with these fabulous beaded socks with a lace Christmas Tree motif.  The Beads delicately highlight the pretty tree pattern that’s knitted into the fabric, and their metallic … Continue reading

Christmas Glamour Knits gets some balls

Christmas Glamour Knits are my best selling pattern by far,  all year round I sell these little Christmas knits across the globe.  I have been a busy bee adding a couple of new patterns to this collection, so you can add to yours.

knitted christmas baubles jane burns

New for this year are two pattern leaflets…

The aptly titled Christmas Glamour Bauble pattern (I know where did I come up with that name, right?)

knitted christmas baubles jane burns

 

This is knitted in the round on double pointed needles, with a small stranded colour work section (which is worked from a chart).  If you are new to stranded colour work this is the project for you to dip your toe into the stranded knitting pool so to speak (because there is only a small section of colour work).  The pattern includes as always full written instructions and video links to tutorials to get you started with any new techniques or offer a refresher should you need one.

 

Finally, a couple of small balls (too easy?)  Christmas Glamour Mini Baubles

knitted christmas baubles jane burns

This pair are tiny, measuring a mere 11cm in circumference, you will be able to make these in no time at all.  The beaded bauble uses a crochet hook to apply the beads.  There is both written and video instructions for this technique.  I can not recommend learning this skill enough, no more threading hundreds of beads onto your yarn!

I hope you enjoy the new additions to the family,  I would love to see what you make.

Buy your patterns here for immediate download.

Christmas Glamour Knitting Patterns has a new sugar loaded colour palette

Everybody likes a sweetie or seven at Christmas, don’t they?

This year I decided that I would rework my Christmas Glamour patterns range in a sugar loaded colour palette.  I have chosen to use the gorgeous 4ply merino yarn from Wendy.

knitted christmas decorations jane burns candy

If you would like to make some of these cute Christmas treats, you will need a ball of each of the following yarns:

  • Wendy Merino 4ply Seapray shade 2380
  • Wendy Merino 4ply Birch shade 2365
  • Peter Pan 4ply Sugar Plum shade 909

The patterns are available via my shop or on Ravelry, you can buy all six patterns for only £3 or if you would prefer to buy just one pattern it is yours for £1.50.

This is really a great stash busting project, each piece only uses approx. 10g of yarn.  I would love to see your finished projects.

 

Monty the Penguin

 

Have you fallen in love with this little chap?

Monty the Penguin has captured the hearts of the nation already this Christmas.  I find penguins captivating, with their huge personalities and comedic ways, what is not to love?  Last year I designed a penguin hat with a bit of a twist.

 

penguin hat knitted jane burns

Pattern available here for only £2.95

This cute Penguin hat can be customised to suit your taste in just three steps. The pattern includes a choice of earflap and mini top hat styles, simply follow the steps to make your hat, your way! Six variations of this hat are included in the pattern.

The hat is worked flat and includes an intarsia chart for the face.

To fit head circumference
xsmall (41cm) small (46cm) medium (51cm)

The yarn requirements are:

One 50g ball of DK weight year in the following colours; black, white, red and gold.  The sample is knitted using
Rowan Pure Wool DK, (A) shade 004 Black, (B) shade 012 Snow, (C) shade 051 Gold, (D) shade 036 Kiss, one 50g ball of each

To knit this hat you will need the following skills:
Knit
Purl
m1
k2tog
sl1, k1, psso
sl1, k2tog, psso
kfb
Follow intarsia chart
Video links are included in the pattern for the above shaping techniques.

To make your hat a little more Monty like, why not knit the ear flaps in black?

You can purchase your copy of the pattern for £2.95 here.

Happy Knitting, Jane

Where the heart is

Another summer weekend, another summer festival, and as Jane and I enjoy watching ‘The Pixies’ live at T in the Park, we both have a sense of achievement.

Starburst Bracelet

Starburst Bracelet Advanced Loom skillz!

Firstly, I have completed my second loom band. The first basic, the second an ‘advanced’ Starburst Bracelet! Katie was relieved, I think I may have annoyed her with my failed attempts, but the final result was somewhat fantastic (I say so myself, and that’s all!).

Perhaps more importantly, Jane has responded to her fans and published one of her own patterns for sale.

Home is ‘Where the heart is‘, and so this lovely faux fair isle cushion cover will make a charming addition to anyone’s home

You can view it, along with a selection of other patterns in the shop which has links to Ravelry for purchasing.

Please have a ‘mooch’, and let us know if there are any other patterns Jane has created that you’d like to see available to buy.

As always, please also share your creations on her Facebook page, or via Twitter!

Introducing Little by Little Hat Pattern

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

little by little hat jane burns full (1)

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.

little by little hat jane burns full (2)

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.

buynow

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.

Acquiesce hat jane burns full

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

acquiesce hat jane burns swatch

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

buynow

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