Thursday, 24 November 2016

Knitting for Christmas

   Counting the days down to Christmas? Wondering what can still be knit in time to give 
   your home a touch of something a bit magical and festive?
   A small knitted gift bag to place under the tree or a few knitted baubles to decorate the   

To get your Christmas knitting off to a quick and easy start we've designed these fabulous gift bag
and Christmas bauble knitting patterns just for you.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Aran Cable Scarf and Throw Knitting Pattern

A new, versatile, original, designer, hand knitting pattern for a fantastic 'on trend'
Big Aran Cable Scarf. 

The pattern is written for a childs scarf age 3 to adult and for a 36in x 71in blanket throw.
Four knitting patterns in one.
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Saturday, 13 August 2016

Baby Hooded Wrap Cardigan Hand Knitting Pattern

WOW......We love our Baby Wrap knitting pattern so much and it seems as though a great many of you fabulous knitters out there love it a BIG thank you to all who've purchased the knitting pattern. We hope you've had as much fun knitting it as we had designing it.

A very special Baby Wrap.
This is a very easy pattern, perfect for the new to knitting.
If you can cast on, knit, increase and cast off, you can knit this fabulous little cardigan.
The hand knitting pattern is written for chest sizes:
41(46:51)cm. 16(18:20)in.
To fit ages: 0-3m(3-6m:6-12m)
You will need 2(3:3) x 100 gram balls of Baby Soft D.K. yarn.
1 pair of 4mm (UK8-USA6) Knitting Needles.
3 Stitch Holders.

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Monday, 18 July 2016

Summer Knitting. Garter Stitch Chevron Throw.

Knitting whilst sitting in the garden during the summer months is such a delight
and what could be better than a beautiful chevron throw to keep the summer
breeze at bay.

This fabulous hand knitting pattern for a garter stitch chevron throw makes a very quick
and easy summer knitting project. The process of knitting the throw in individual
chevron strips makes this versatile project easy to transport whilst work in progress.

Finished Size (Adjustable): 
The knitting pattern is written for a blanket/afghan/throw measuring 
91.5 cm x 122 cm. 36 in x 48 in. finished.
Materials Required: 
Aran or Worsted weight Yarn. 
Colour A. Biscuit: 400 Grams. 
816 Metres. 892 Yards. 
Colour B. Brown: 400 Grams. 
816 Metres. 892 Yards. 
1 Pair 4mm (UK8 – US6) Knitting Needles. 
1 Tapestry Needle. 
NB: Each Chevron requires approx 18 Metres. 20 Yards of Yarn, in each colour.
Knit in single strips of Garter Stitch. Knit every row. 
Can be knit to any size.

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Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Baby DK. Navy Stripe Cardigan. PDF Knitting Pattern.

 A new PDF knitting pattern to download from the Design Studio.

 Quick and easy Summer knitting project.
Knit in Baby DK for a Baby age 0 - 12 months.

To purchase the pattern

Monday, 18 April 2016

Free Knitting Pattern. Knitted Bunting. Flags.

It's time to bring out the Bunting!
This is a very simple knitting pattern for Bunting and the pattern is now available here for free and in my Ravelry store. 
It's a perfect pattern for those who are completely new to knitting.
Made for fun and a great first knitting project. 

Each flag takes very little yarn (approx 20 grams of Cotton D.K.) and take less than an hour to knit. A great stash busting project. Perfect for a party or festive event and they make great nursery décor too! 

If you can cast on, increase and cast off, you can knit these colourful flags.

Let's celebrate!
Just click the link below
to download the free pattern from Ravelry.

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Free Crochet Pattern. Lavender Gift Bag.

We're really looking forward to Saturdays 'Beginners Crochet' workshop
at Three Bags Full  in Halifax. West Yorkshire. 
 A big thank you to Kath for inviting us to host the workshop.
We'll be using our Little Lavender Gift Bag crochet pattern as an introduction to 
reading a pattern, first chains, single crochet, double crochet, 
picot edging and how to crochet an i cord. 

  Thought we'd share the love and the free crochet pattern here on the blog.
These fabulous little bags make great gifts.
Fill the finished bag with fragrant Lavender or 
alternatively use as a little gift bag for a small bottle of Perfume.

The Beginners Crochet workshop is now fully booked.
Limited places are still available for:

 'Next Steps' Crochet workshop
  12 - 4pm on Saturday 2nd May.
Contact Kath at Three Bags Full to book your place

More Knitting and Crochet Patterns are available 

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Valentines Day. Knitting Patterns.

♥ Happy  Valentines Day ♥

Valentines Day is just around the corner and it seems appropriate to knit some beautiful scented hearts to scatter around the house or to give to those we love.
Here are three very easy fair isle (stranded) hand knitting patterns 
for Shabby Chic Scented Hearts.

Each finished knitted heart measures approx 6" x 6" in height and width.

Knit on 4mm (UK8-USA6) Knitting Needles using a very small quantity of D.K. Yarn.
You will also require a small amount of polyester filling and scented oil of choice for the interior of each heart.
(I usually spray a small amount of my favourite perfume onto the polyester filling)

To purchase the knitting pattern click here

To purchase the knitting pattern click here

To purchase the knitting pattern click here
Shabby Chic Rosebud Heart Knitting Pattern

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Monday, 9 November 2015

Baby Socks and Christmas Stockings

We hosted a very successful knitting workshop at Three Bags Full
in Halifax on Saturday afternoon.
Using the Design Studio Baby Socks knitting pattern everyone learnt how to knit on three double pointed knitting needles, how to turn a heel and how to knit a sock.

The knitting pattern can be adapted to make small Christmas stockings,
by changing the yarn colour from white (used for Baby Socks)
to red, white and green for a festive string of Christmas stockings.
to hang over the mantelpiece on Christmas morning.

To purchase this original and unique designer knitting pattern.
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you will be directed to Paypal. 
Pay via Paypal and download the PDF pattern as instructed.


Sunday, 13 September 2015

Aran Garter Stitch, Hooded Wrap Cardigan, Knitting Pattern.

One of my favourite knitted cardigans this season has been the
Hooded Wrap. 
This fabulous over sized cardigan is so warm and ‘On Trend’
It’s kept me warm on those cold winter days of winter 
and looks great worn with casual clothes.

A very easy designer knitting pattern. 
Suitable for those new to knitting, or the experienced knitter who 
would like a very easy knitting pattern. Knit in garter stitch (knit every row)
The knitting pattern is written for one size: 

To fit sizes 86cm 34in to 117cm 46in chest. 

One size really does fit all. 
This hooded wrap cardigan is really versatile. 
Lots of comfortable ease in the body to flatter all sizes. 
Perfect for long, cold winter nights, cuddly, warm and comfy. 
Wear as a fashion statement, a hoodie, lounge around or 
alternatively knit in bright colours in 10 ply cotton yarn 
and wear as beach wrap in the summer.

You will also need: 

1200 grams of Aran/Worsted/10 ply yarn. 

1 Pair 5mm (UK6-USA8) Knitting Needles. 
2 Stitch Holders. 
6 Stitch Markers.

To purchase this original and unique designer pattern.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Baby Blanket. Free Knitting Pattern.

A quick and very easy knitting pattern, perfect for the new to knitting. If you can cast on, knit, increase, decrease and cast off, you can knit this beautiful Baby Wrap and Roll Blanket. 
The pattern is written for one size measuring: 
30inches x 30inches. 76cm x 76cm 
You will need 400 grams of Baby Soft D.K. 
1 pair of 4mm(UK8-USA6) Knitting Needles. 
2 Buttons for the roll band. 
1 Tapestry needle. 
Knit from the bottom up, in one piece, including the hood. 
A perfect Wrap and Roll Blanket for a New Baby ♥


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Wednesday, 4 February 2015


These cute soft hearts are very quick and simple to make. They meas 4” x 4” finished. 
Each heart takes very little yarn. They make perfect toys for your favorite kitten. Squiggy hand toys for Baby or make several for a baby cot mobile. 
If your feeling a bit grumpy, they make great pincushions!
This free pattern is also included in my ebook. 
Inspirational Baby Knitting. The ebook is available to buy on Ravelry.
With major thanks to all the very special ladies who have helped to translate this Baby Heart pattern from English to German, French, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. We’ve had so much fun in translation. Hope you enjoy knitting these Baby Hearts as much as we’ve enjoyed translating the pattern.

これらの可愛くて柔らかなハートの作り方は、とても簡単でシンプルです。出来上がりは約 10cm x 10cm の大きさになります。ひとつのハートは、ほんの少しの毛糸で出来てしまいます。あなたの大好きな猫の玩具にもなります。赤ちゃんのニギニギや、幾つか作ってベビーベッドの上に吊るすモビールにしてもいいでしょう。                                      そして、あなたの機嫌がちょっと悪い時には、もってこいの針刺しにもなりますよ!
この無料パターンは、私の ebook にも載っています。                  「Inspirational Baby Knitting」ラベリーで購入して頂けます。
この「Baby Heart(ベビー・ハート)」のパターンを英語から、ドイツ語、フランス語、スペイン語、ポーランド語、日本語への翻訳を手伝って下さった素晴らしい女性達に、心から感謝致します。翻訳の過程はとても楽しいものでした。私達がパターン翻訳を楽しんだように、皆さんにもこの「Baby Heart(ベビー・ハート)」を楽しく編んで頂けたらと思います。

The response to the fun challenge to translate the free Baby Hearts Knitting Pattern into as many different languages as possible has been amazing and the Baby Hearts pattern is now available in English, German, French, Spanish,Polish and Dutch. 
So very excited today to receive the Japanese translation!
All the free knitting pattern translations are available to view on my blog page:
Baby Hearts International Free Knitting Patterns.
Or to download the free heart knitting pattern in the language of your choice in PDF format
Click on the link below and download the pattern!
Designed and knit with love x

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Free Knitting Pattern for Blanket Squares

This pattern was originally written for all my friends at the 
Womens Institute who are knitting a blanket for charity.
♥ Thought I’d share the love ♥ 

The knitting pattern is for two really easy Garter Stitch Blanket Squares. 
There’s a choice of two blanket sizes:
 3”/7.5cm x 3”/7.5cm or a 6”/15cm x 6”/15cm square. 
Each square is knit diagonally to ensure a perfect square. 
I designed the original blanket in a Gingham pattern formation, 
but, have left the choice of yarn colour open 
to the individual knitter as it would be 
very difficult to co-ordinate the yarn colours with
 so many knitters involved. 
Each square takes a tiny quantity of D.K. yarn. 
Approx 9 yards for the 3in/7.5cm square and 
36 yards for the 6in/15cm square. 
It’s a perfect pattern for those who would like to design their 
own blanket and those new to knitting. 
If you can increase, knit and decrease you can knit these squares!!

♥ Work in progress ♥

The pattern is also now available as a free download on the Knit for Peace website.

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Thursday, 13 November 2014

Cowl. Hood. Scarf. Shrug. Hand Knitting Pattern. Four ways to wear one piece!

Aran Tweed Button Cowl.

An Original Design from The Design Studio
 for a very easy Cowl hand knitting pattern.
You will need 200 grams of Aran Tweed.
1 Pair of 4 mm and 5 mm needles. 5 Buttons.

Fabulous and versatile.
Easy and quick to to knit.

To purchase the hand knitting pattern. 
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Wear with a Smile.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Aran Brioche Cowl. PDF Hand Knitting Pattern

Also known as Shawl Stitch, Oriental Rib, and in France, 
Point D'Angleterre is known as English Brioche.

Brioche produces a thicker, heavier weight fabric than ordinary knitting. 
To obtain a softer fabric with drape, this knitting pattern requires a 
larger needle than normally used for the thickness and weight of the yarn.

The Aran Brioche Cowl is knit flat on two knitting needles 
using just 200 Grams, approx 330 metres of Aran/Worsted weight yarn. 
If you can cast on, knit, purl and cast off, you can knit this fabulous 
‘On Trend’ Brioche Cowl knitting pattern. 
The basic principle of Brioche is the travelling thread, 
which is worked in with the knit stitch, the travelling thread is 
worked as a yarn over needle, followed by a slip stitch. 
The knitting pattern is written, with simple instructions for those who’ve 
never knit Brioche before. 
Great fun once mastered, producing a fabulous reversible ribbed fabric.

To purchase this fabulous knitting pattern.
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Knitting pattern 


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Free Crochet Pattern. Lets make Daisy Chains.

Daisy Chains
mm millimetres         ch chain         ss slip stitch               dc double crochet
tr treble crochet         rep repeat      dec decrease            rs right side

Small quantity of 4ply Cotton in Green (A), Pink, Purple, Yellow, Orange (B).
1 x 3mm Crochet Hook.

Using 3mm Crochet Hook and Yarn A. Make 4ch, join with ss into a ring.
1st Round (RS) Using Yarn A: 1ch, 4dc into ring, join Yarn B with ss in 1ch.
Continue to use Yarn B.
2nd Round: 1ch, 2dc in ch below, 3dc in each of next 4ch, ss in 1st ch.
3rd Round: * 2ch, 2tr in ch below, dec in next 2ch; rep from * 5 more times, 
ending with an ss in ss of the previous round.
Fasten off securely and finish off all loose ends.

Pattern for personal use only.

Monday, 30 December 2013

Norwegian Stripe Ski Hat. Designer Hand Knitting Pattern.

Two-colour Norwegian knitting requires no new techniques beyond the basic knit and purl stitch. At each stitch, there are two available “active” colours of yarn; one is drawn through to make the stitch, and the other is simply held behind the piece, carried as a loose strand of yarn behind the just-made stitch. 

This fabulous new and original hand knitting pattern is written to include 2 methods of knitting. The first method is the traditional Norwegian method (Knit in the round on 4 double pointed knitting needles. Seamless) The second method is worked flat and knit using 2 needles, with a seam. 
The knitting pattern is a lot easier than it looks and takes very little yarn. I’ve stated 50grams of each of the 2 colours used in the pattern instructions.
The pattern is written a with chart. 
Now we just need the Ski slopes :)
To purchase this original 'On Trend' designer hand knitting pattern.
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