Sunday, 30 October 2011

October 'How to Knit' Workshop. Castaway Yarns. First Stitches.

A big thanks to Clare at Castaway Yarns for hosting a fabulous 'How to knit' workshop yesterday and allowing me to teach six fabulous girls 'How to knit' in her lovely Little Yarn Store in Haxby, on the outskirts of York.








None of the girls who attended the workshop had ever picked up a pair of knitting needles prior to lunchtime yesterday and by late afternoon everyone had learnt how to read a ball band, how to cast on, how to knit, how to purl, how to increase, how to decrease, how to cast off, how to knit a tension square. Everyone left the workshop with their first knitting pattern , knitting needles and ball of yarn. Clare provided us all with beautiful cakes, made by a friend of hers who is starting her own cake making business, and endless supplies of tea and coffee. The cakes were scrumptious. 
Thank you Claire, it was a lovely day!
There's more information on all the Knitting Workshops I'll be teaching on the 'How to knit' Workshops. The Design Studio page of this blog.
We'd love to see you there.
For more information about Castaway yarns go to:

Sunday, 9 October 2011

The Big Knit Cushion. Hand Knitting Pattern

This has to be the easiest and quickest pattern to knit. 
It’s a perfect pattern for those new to knitting, those who want an ‘On trend’ pillow and those of us that like a quick knit and fast result. 
Knit on big needles the pillow/cushion takes just 400 grams of Aran Tweed Yarn. 
You will also need a 16” zip, 1 button and an 18” pillow/cushion pad. 
My DH loves this cushion….It gives him something soft to throw at me:)

Hot off the needles today.
The hand knitting pattern finished and tech edited this afternoon.
Be one of the first to own and knit this fabulous pattern.
£3.00

This pattern is currently only available to buy here on my blog or in my Ravelry store.

Monday, 3 October 2011

Baby Socks, Booties, Hand knitting Pattern and Knitting Workshop

 Another fabulous day. 
A private knitting workshop, master class and lunch.
These workshops are so much fun and such a great opportunity for friends to catch up and be creative. 
We knitted, we laughed, we chatted and learnt how to knit in the round.


Ideas were flowing. 

 Everyone managed to knit one Baby Sock over the course of the day, odd socks all round, with lots of creative knitting and laughter. 
The pattern is written for garter stitch in the round, a very simple pattern to knit (if you remember to knit one round and purl the next!!)
 After lunch the heels were turned :)
Late afternoon the socks were finished
Just one more to knit.
If you live in the Leeds, West Yorkshire area and would like to host a private knitting workshop, at your home or venue and would like more information.
Please email me at:
the-design-studio@hotmail.co.uk.

Baby Socks Hand Knitting Pattern



A brand new design and hand knitting pattern for a fabulous pair of Baby Socks.
Adjustable sizing to fit age Newborn to 6 months.
This fabulous pattern takes a very small quantity of Baby Soft D.K. yarn.
Perfect for using up some of the stash.
It's a very easy pattern, if you can cast on, knit, purl, decrease and cast off and a perfect pattern for those new to knitting in the round or those wanting to learn simple sock techniques, such as turning a heel.

The pattern is available to buy and instantly download in PDF format.
Just click the Buy Now button below.
You will be redirected. 
Pay via credit card through Paypal and download the PDF pattern.

Knit with love ♥

£2.50.