Friday, 18 February 2011

Knitting Yarn And Project Bag

After the February Cable and Texture workshop, when we knitted the Small scented cushions.
Another flash of inspiration!
All that was needed was a Knitting Yarn and Project Bag to hold all our work in progress.
We knitted a few swatches and decided an enlarged basket weave stitch would do the trick.
Most project bags are crocheted. Knitting tends to be a little bit floppy, crochet stitches do tend to give a little more substance and body to the work.
The solution was to design and make a stiffened interior lining for the knitted bag.



We all need a project bag to keep our work in progress,yarns and needles. What could be better than making your own. This design requires skills in knitting and basic sewing.
You will need: 50cm of canvas (We used cross stitch fabric, 14 count, AIDA in Ivory) and 50cm of pretty cotton for the lining.
The template for the interior of the bag is included in the instructions.
The bag takes 300grams of Cotton D.K. Perfect for using up some of the stash.
Quick to knit and fun to make.
We love ours!

To purchase the pattern just click the buy now button below.

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£3.00

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knitting-bag-2

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Small Scented Cotton Cushions and Patchwork Squares



This fabulous hand knitting pattern is for three small scented cushions. 
Each cushion takes just 25 grams of D.K. Cotton.
To purchase the pattern just click the buy now button below.
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£3.00





In the 18th and 19th centuries diagonally designed, hand knitted squares made into rugs and beadspreads abounded.
These little squares were easily slipped into a workbag and when joined together create a rich and complex pattern.
I've taken it a small stage further and using the 'Garden Plot' patchwork square as a basis for one of the designs, created some small hand knitted, scented small cushions. Perfect, pretty household replacements for those horrid plastic air freshners that cost so much. Quick to knit and pretty to display. They can be scattered or placed in drawers and wardrobes.
Lavender and Rose oils can be used in the soft cushion pads.
These patterns have been designed and written specifically for the 'Cable and Texture' 'How to Knit' workshop to be held at Fabrication in Leeds on Sunday the 13th February. The patterns are free for those who attend the workshop.
If you didn't make it to the workshop the pattern is available to buy here and on Ravelry.
Just click the buy now button above!
As an extension to the small cushions, I've also taken the 'Garden Plot' design a stage further, with ideas for a bag, larger cushion and afghan.
All (clean) comments welcome!