One of the things I have been busy working on has been my new online shop which launched today. In this everchanging digital landscape I think it is important to have as much control over your content as you possibly can.
You will still be able to purchase patterns from my Ravelry store and also a selection through Love Crafts and Deramores, I hope you enjoy the new shop experience, please let me know if you have any difficulties using it.
One of the gems in my shop is my Little Unicorn Sweater. Full of lovely contrasts and magical touches to entertain and amuse. The main pieces are mostly worked in stocking stitch, and are trimmed with neat garter stitch edging at the hem, neckline and cuffs. The bright colours of the rainbow stripes are beautifully contrasted with the background grey and really standout as a result. Then there is the gorgeous unicorn poking his head up above the hem – he’s a delight and kids will adore him.
6 (6: 6: 6: 6) clear glitter buttons (code 0848)
Oddment of Black DK yarn (used Scheepjes, Stone Washed, 803 Black Onyx
Small amount toy stuffing (optional)
White sewing thread and needle
Yarn used knits as DK to this tension 22 sts and 30 rows to measure 10 x 10cm (4x4in) over st st using 4mm needles.
There are a lot of applique pieces on this little jumper, be sure to sew them on securely. Use white sewing thread to attach small pieces.
TO FIT CHEST
Scheepjes, Stone Washed (78% Cotton, 22% Acrylic) 130m per 50g
So you have seen the myriad of beautiful beaded shawls, but shawls aren’t your ‘thing’? You love knitting socks? But have you tried adding beads to your socks? Ok, so at least a few of you have read that and … Continue reading →
The sculptural stitch pattern combined with the hand-painted yarn, creates these stunning socks. Curving lines of twisted stitches form the stylised flower heads on these pretty socks. The stitch pattern flows neatly down from the twisted rib cuff, and continues along the front of the foot.
The yarn from Old Maiden Aunt is a blend of superwash merino, cashmere and nylon and is dreamily soft.
The pattern is written for two sizes to fit foot circumference 22 (25) cm.
You can find Teasel inside issue 90 of The Knitter magazine. I would love to see pictures of your finished projects.
Silly Season was the perfect excuse to have some fun with this Donkey sweater. A stocking stitch body and moss stitch cuffs and collar means this cutie won’t take long to knit. The real magic is in the long flowing mane, created using tassels, and there’s a handy pouch pocket in the front for storing carrots. But my favourite element to this design, the ears, adorable!
This would make a great nativity costume for a little one, or just an extra funky Christmas sweater.
The pattern is written to fit chest sizes 53 – 73.5cm which is approx. 1-11 years old.
To knit this you will need:
Stylecraft, Life DK (75% acrylic, 25% wool, 100g/298 m) in Grey, Silver Grey and Charcoal
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 →
Who can resist a little person in a cute knit? Not me! I am a tiny bit addicted to reindeers this year, you may have seen one or two pop up in some of my designs. I was looking for a way to add a touch of festive to a simple sweater and it hit me….. REINDEER.
This cute sweater is a classic drop shoulder construction, worked from the bottom up. The pockets are worked separately, you can either work them using the intarsia method. Or if you fancy giving swiss darning (or duplicate stitch as it sometimes known) a try, then this is the perfect project for you.
The pattern is written to fit chest sizes 53 – 73.5cm, which is approx. 12 months to 11 years.
To knit this you will need:
King Cole Merino Blend DK (100% wool, 50g/112m) in Copper
Locking stitch markers
You can find the pattern inside issue 141 of Simply Knitting magazine.
As always I would love to see your finished projects.
I am always looking for new things and new ways to yarn bomb the everyday objects around the house. The silly season is the perfect opportunity to take things to a new level of daft, all in the name of Christmas!
Dressed up in their festive finery they’ll look just fabulous on a windowsill or table, planted with a small conifer or poinsettia (what a great gift!)
I designed these festively themed flower pot covers for Simply Knitting magazine and you can find the pattern inside issue 139.
For the Santa pot you will need:
James C Brett, Twinkle DK (97% acrylic, 3% polyester, 100g/300m) Red
Stylecraft , Special DK (100% acrylic, 100g/295m) Black
Oddment of Gold DK
For the Snowman pot you will need:
Patons, Merino extrafine DK (100% wool, 50g/120m) White and Black
Oddment of orange DK
Black 13cm flowerpots
As always I would love to see your finished projects,
Knitted in a mix of smooth wool and soft alpaca boucle yarn, this gilet will not only keep your body warm over the winter, but the cosy texture mixed with the basic shape makes it the perfect garment for layering. The asymmetrical stripes reflect this season’s bohemian runway trends that you can knit yourself and coordinating colours will add a touch of chic to any plain outfit.
There is very little shaping involved so this pattern is great for beginner garment knitters.
The pattern is written in five UK dress sizes, 8-10, 12-14, 16-18, 20, 22. The yarn used is Drops Alpaca Boucle and Drops Alaska.