Autumn has well and truly arrived in my corner of the UK. I love the autumn, the colours, the smell, the lack of sun cream and need for knitwear…….
If you are taking part in Socktober and looking for a little bit of a sock challenge can I tempt you with my latest pattern in The Knitter Magazine (issue 89)? These pretties are worked from the cuff down with some cable detail and a little beading. The heel is an afterthought heel, which works beautifully, not interrupting the flow of the Zauberball yarn and it’s gently transitioning colours.
The pattern is written for two sizes, to fit foot circumference 23.5 (25) cm.
- Beading with a crochet hook
- Twisted ribbing
- Zauberball 4ply sock yarn
- 2.75mm needles (or size to obtain gauge)
- 0.6mm crochet hook
- size 6/0 seed beads
- cable needle
- stitch markers
Meet Bellona, I designed these fingerless mittens for The Knitter magazine and they were featured in issue 77. The beaded fleur de lis catch the light beautifully as the Debbie Abrahams beads nestle down in the scrumptious Sparkleduck Spirit yarn.
The mittens are worked in the round and the beads are added using the crochet hook method. No having to thread hundreds of beads onto your yarn before you start! These mittens would make a great addition to your wardrobe anytime of year.
It is never too early to start preparing for Christmas, is it? I know I hear you screaming at me. But I really wanted to share these with you. These were also featured in The Knitter issue 77. They are a great project to develop both your beading and your Fair Isle skills.
I hope you can forgive my indulgence in sharing Christmas projects in February and that you will share your finished projects with me on my Facebook page.
Happy Knitting x