Sunday, 29 April 2012

Lemon Tea Cosy 'Knitting in the Round' Knitting Workshop at Castaway Yarns


 At this weekends Fabulous 'Knitting in the round' Knitting workshop at Castaway Yarns in Haxby near York, everyone learnt how to knit in the round and design a Tea cosy using the pattern for my Lemon Tea Cosy as a starting point. 
Big thanks to Clare and Jean and all the girls who attended. 
It's been such a hectic week and I'm so way behind on updating all the recent workshops on the blog. Sorry girls it's very remiss of me. I promise to get all the photo's up and workshops updated on the blog this week!
All the future knitting workshops for 2012 are listed on the 'How to knit' Knitting Workshops page of the blog. The workshops cover all levels of knitting ability through from 'Never knit in my life' to 'Advanced Master Class and Design your own knitwear!' We cover them all and have great fun in the process!! Look forward to seeing you there!

Lemon Tea Recipe.
Make a two pint pot of English Tea.
Place the Tea Cosy over the Tea Pot.
Thinly slice a fresh lemon and place one slice of the lemon in the base of a china tea cup.
Pour hot tea over the lemon slice.
Sugar to taste:)

This fabulous hand knitting pattern for a Lemon Tea Cosy is written for any standard D.K. Cotton Yarn.

The tea cosy takes small a quantity of yarn over 2 colours.
Knit in the round on 4 x 4mm double pointed knitting needles
and also on 2 x 4mm knitting needles.
The tea cosy fits a 2 pint teapot.

To purchase this handknitting pattern.
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£3.00

The Chocolate Cupcake Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern and Knitting Workshop


The fabulous Chocolate Cupcake Tea Cosy knitting pattern
 was inspired by the vast quantities of cupcakes consummed
 during our knitting workshops and originally designed for the
'Knitting in the round' Knitting Workshop.

The pattern is written for any standard D.K. Cotton Yarn.
We used Stylecraft Wondersoft Pearl D.K. for the original sample.
The tea cosy takes a small quantity of yarn over 4 colours.
Knit in the round on 4 x 4mm double pointed knitting needles
and also on 2 x 4mm needles.
The tea cosy fits a standard 2 pint teapot.


To purchase this original, designer hand knitting pattern.
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Pay via Paypal and download the PDF pattern.
£3.00


Saturday, 28 April 2012

Baby Girl Pink Stripe Fair Isle Cardigan. Hand Knitting Pattern

A perfect first fair isle hand knitting pattern for those who would like to try stranded knitting. 
Knit in Baby soft D.K. yarn on 
4mm (UK8-USA6) knitting needles. 
Pink stripes using: K1, (Yarn A,) K1, (Yarn B,) 
to create a birds-eye stripe with no strands to get babies fingers caught in! 
With a pretty picot edge. 
The pattern includes a chart and written instructions for 7 sizes to fit chest sizes: 
Prem 1: 35.5cm/12in: Prem 2: 40.5cm/16in: 
0-3m:45.5cm/18in: 3-6m: 50.5cm/20in: 
6-12m:56cm/22in: 1-2yrs:61cm/24in: 
3-4yrs 66cm/26in. 

Knit from the bottom up using a small quantity of yarn. 
You will need 1 x 100gram ball of each colour for the sizes Prem to 6 months 
and 2 x 100 gram balls of each colour for sizes 6 months to 4 years. 
Alternatively the cardigan can be knit in multi colours of choice to use up some of the stash! 
♥ Originally designed and knit or a very special New Baby ♥

To purchase this fabulous designer hand knitting pattern.
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£3.00

Monday, 16 April 2012

Knitting with Colour. Stranded Colour and Fair Isle Knitting Workshop.

Working from a chart, stranded colour and fair isle knitting are usually worked in stocking stitch using two colours in a row. One, or both of these colours may change on subsequent rows dependent on the pattern to be worked.
The strands carried across the back of the work should be tensioned loosely and evenly. The predominant yarn will usually lie on top and the yarn should be stranded in the same order on every following row. This avoids yarn tangle whilst work is in progress and creates a neat finish to the reverse of the work.
Last weekends 'Knitting in colour' workshop was held at Rowan Up Country in Holmfirth. 
It was a great success, with outstanding results.
If you'd like to attend one of the knitting workshops. 
All full list is available on the 'How to Knit' Knitting Workshops page of the blog.
New workshops are added on a regular basis.

The next 'Knitting in colour' workshop  
will be held at Castaway Yarns in Haxby near York on
Sat 21st April – Knitting in Colour
Come and learn how to knit in colour, using stranded knitting and fair isle techniques and learn how to knit motifs and letters with colour and learn the intarsia method. 
With knitwear designer Audrey Wilson.
(This workshop is running from 1pm to 5pm) 
£25.00
Yarn and pattern are included as well as tea and coffee and cake
Book your place now as spaces are limited. 
Please bring 4mm needles with you. 
Call into Castaway Yarns at 6 Haxby Shopping Centre. Haxby 
or call 01904 764 644 to book your place. 

Friday, 6 April 2012

Baby Rosebud Cardigan Hand Knitting Pattern


Hot from the keyboard ♥
A very special Baby Cardigan Hand Knitting Pattern.
This is a very easy pattern, perfect for the new to knitting.
If you can cast on, knit, increase, decrease and cast off, 
you can knit this fabulous little cardigan.
A quick and very easy hand knitting pattern. 

The pattern is written for 3 sizes to fit chest: 

41(46:51)cm, 16(18:20)in. Ages:0-3m(3-6m:6-12m). 
You will need: 
4(4:5) x 50 grams of Baby Merino D.K. 
or alternatively 2(2:3) x 100 grams of Baby Soft D.K. 
1 pair of 4mm(UK8-USA6) Knitting Needles. 
1 snap fastener 
Knit from the bottom up. 
♥A perfect cardigan for a New Baby ♥
To purchase this original and brand new hand knitting pattern.

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£3.00