Or should that say Butt! In this months issue of Let’s Get Crafting, Knitting and Crochet Magazine (issue 59) I have a cute knitted purse pattern. The purse is perfect for storing your bits and bobs and plenty big enough for an iPad mini or similar size tablet.
The sheep is worked using the intarsia method and the pretty flowers are crocheted and slipped over the buttons. It is finished with a zip closure, if you are new to putting zips into your knitted projects I can highly recommend this tutorial from Knitting Daily. In the video Eunny Jang shows you Techknitter’s technique for making zippers knitable objects so you can knit them into your garments instead of sewing them in by hand.
I thought the rear of the sheep was missing something and mischievous side got the better of me!
This would make a fab Easter present.
As always I would love to see your finished purse on my Facebook page.
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 … Continue reading →
The latest issue of Simply Knitting magazine is in the shops now. It is packed with festive inspiration of the fibre variety. There are some great Knitted Christmas trees by Lucille Randall, these are definitely going on my Knit List. Also in this months issue is an interview with Lucinda Guy, I LOVE Lucinda’s work particular, ‘and so to bed’ and Hand Knits for Kids.
Still looking for knitted gift ideas? I have designed a few quick and simple gifts that will work up super fast, but look like you spent hours creating them!
I have just received my copy of Simply Knitting Magazine, issue 111. I am super thrilled with the pictures of my Back to School gifts section, it all has a lovely vintage feel. I was inspired by this (I am guessing) 1950’s Sirdar knitting pattern, I was drawn to its colour palette and back to basics feel.
My favourite design has to be the notebook cover with its tie bookmark!
These patterns are now available on The Making Spot along with my other previous designs for Simply Knitting magazine.
Also in this months issue are a cute pair of wrist warmers by Kirstie McLeod. I am tempted to cast these on, I love the colours and the simplicity of design.