Sunday, 27 November 2011

Small Scented Cushions Knitting Workshop and Hand Knitting Pattern.

Yesterdays Cable and Texture Knitting Workshop held at Castaway Yarns in Haxby, near York, 
 was such a great event and so much fun. Lots of Eureka moments, laughter, superb knitting and fabulous cake!

Using the Small Scented Cushion Pattern from my Ravelry store as a guide to 'How to read a knitting pattern' 'How to Cable' 'How to knit an embossed leaf' and 'How to knit twisted rib' Everyone learnt how to achieve texture and experiment with different stitch patterns.

With great success!
Big thanks to Clare at Castaway yarns and all the lovely ladies that attended.
I'm so looking forward to the Christmas Pudding Tea Cosy and Pin Cushion Knitting workshop on Saturday the 3rd of December. Hope to see you all there!
For full details of all the knitting workshops please visit the 'How to Knit Workshops' page on the blog.

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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Fair Isle Ski Hat. Hand Knitting Pattern.

Basic two-colour Fair Isle knitting requires no new techniques beyond the basic knit stitch. (The purl stitch is not used.) At each knit stitch, there are two available “active” colours of yarn; one is drawn through to make the knit stitch, and the other is simply held behind the piece, carried as a loose strand of yarn behind the just-made stitch. 
This fabulous hand knitting pattern is written to include 2 methods of knitting. The first method is the traditional Fair Isle 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 back seam. 
The pattern is a lot easier than it looks. 
The design began as part of a research project, but, whilst I was busy knitting my DH decided he quite liked this little number and after I’d finished the sample, I too decided I quite liked this little number…..and added a Pom Pom…..;-) 
The knitting pattern takes very little yarn. I’ve stated 50grams of each of the 3 colours used in the pattern instructions, but, I’m quite sure it will only need 25grams of each colour. (Better to be safe than sorry) 
The pattern is written with charts for the 4 fair isle stripes of colour. 
Now we just need the Ski slopes:)

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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Aran Cushion. Garden Plot. Hand Knitting Pattern.

A perfect hand knitting pattern for those new to knitting, those who want an ‘On trend’ pillow/cushion and those of us that like a quick knit and fast result. 
A variation of Garden Plot, using garter stitch and knit on big needles. 
Using 2 strands of Aran to create a chunky yarn the pillow cover takes just 400 grams of yarn. 
The pillow/cushion could also be knit using big wool on large needles, 
providing the tension works to 
7 sts and 12 rows to 4". 10cm. 
You will also need an 18” zip, and an 18” x 18" pillow/cushion pad.
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