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.

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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?)

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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

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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.

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.

 

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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

Not one but two great offers just for Halloween

Well the spooky season is well upon us now, the world seems to have taken on a distinctly orange and green hue.  If like me you are a fan of skullies I have not one but two great offers for you, My Not Just for Halloween socks pattern is only £1.50!

 

These cute socks are designed to be slightly slouchy for maximum comfort, the pattern is written for sizes:

Small – shoe size 1-4, ankle circumference 19cm
Medium – shoe size 4-7, ankle circumference 23cm
Large – shoe size 8-11, ankle circumference 28cm

The skully motif is applied using a crochet hook to knit the beads into the fabric as you go, no spending hours threading beads on to your yarn!! There is of course a link to a fantastic video tutorial on applying beads with a crochet hook included in the pattern. There is also a link to get you started knitting socks (just in case you need it).

You will need:
YARN: opal 4ply pullover and sock yarn in Orange, shade 5181
CROCHET HOOK: 0.75mm
DPN’s: 2.75mm
BEADS: Size 8 seed beads (I recommend, Debbie Abrahams, shade 605). One pack.

You can download the pattern here.

Please feel free to message me if you have any queries regarding this pattern.

Not inspired by the socks, then why not take a look at my Halloween eBook collections:

I said there were two offers….

I am running a BUY ONE GET ONE FREE OFFER, no coupon or voucher required, simply purchase Frightful Knits Volume Two and you will get Volume One for FREE. 

Frightful Knits Volume Two, a collection of six patterns, including one crochet bunting pattern.

Available to download here for only £4.95

The link will provide you with full pattern information.

 

Frightful Knits Volume One, a collection of six knitting patterns.

This collection is available to download here for only £4.50

The link will provide you with full pattern information.

I hope I have inspired you to pick up your needles, as always I would love to see what you have been making on my Facebook page.

Crochet Infinity Scarves

As I have mentioned before, it is always a challenge to keep things a secret from you. Early in the year I was desperate to tell you all about my next steps into book publishing.

Stitch Craft, Create approached me and asked if I would like to contribute to their Crochet Infinity Scarves book, I jumped at the chance! I designed three scarves for the collection…

Day Dream in Lace

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Floaty and delicious

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Perfectly Plaid

perfectly plaid crochet infinity scarf jane burns
Just perfect for guys as well as gals!

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Arch Window

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Gothic Inspired piece in contemporary colours.

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All three scarves can easily be adapted to which every length you prefer.

You can download this book from Stitch Craft Create or Amazon. If, like me, you prefer a physical copy, you can get your hands on one here from Amazon.

I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page.

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Images courtesy of Stitch, Craft Create

Magic Knitted Cupcake Pattern, now available for free

To celebrate the new series of The Great British Bake Off, the lovely ladies at Let’s Knit Magazine are offering my Magic Cupcake pattern as a free download.

There is nothing we knitters love more than to relax with a WIP and a tasty treat.  Why not swap the sugar-soaked version for a calorie-free knitted cupcake? Cherry Blossom is a fab way of making your everyday notions look cute and tidy. Hidden beneath the knitted surface is a retractable tape measure, and while the frosted pink icing can be used as a handy pin cushion, the pastel cupcake case can also be removed and used to hold stitch markers and other notions.

Magic Knitted Cupcake pattern download Jane Burns

Nifty, don’t you think? These would make fantastic gifts for your crafty friends.  Get your gift knitting underway now, no excuses!

I would love to see pictures of your finished projects on my Facebook page.

Magic Knitted Cupcake pattern download Jane Burns

Download my Knitted Remembrance Poppy Brooch pattern for free

Raise money for the Royal British Legion by knitting my Poppy Brooches and selling them.

Mark the centenary of the First World War by knitting this simple poppy pattern using DK yarn from your stash. The pattern is so easy, even beginner knitters will be able to master it in no time.  Download the pattern for free here

Remembrance Poppy Brooch pattern jane burns knitted

What to learn more about supporting the Royal British Legion here

Friday Freebie crochet pattern for your sneaker makeover – Violet

We have come to the last of our crochet flowers (well for now).  But what better way to end than with Violet.  Named after my wonderful Nan, my woolly inspiration, my how to be the nicest person you can be role model and bestest person ever!

 

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Friday Freebie, meet Tiny Tina, crochet pattern for your sneaker makeover

How are you this fine Friday?

This weeks Friday treat is Tiny Tina,  she is super cute, but better still sooooooooo fast to make.  Tiny Tina also makes great hairclips.  Can you suggest anything else we could use Tiny Tina for?

Tiny Tina

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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.

 

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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!