Tuesday, 26 June 2012

The Tea Rose, Tea Cosy Hand Knitting Pattern

We had a fabulous private knitting workshop at a friends house on Sunday.
Conversation and laughter flowed over morning coffee. 
At midday we continued with a superb lunch of Pasta, olives and garlic bread.
All day the creativity flowed, knitting Tea Roses from the pattern for the Tea Rose, Tea Cosy, the rose petals moved swiftly from the knitting needles. 

Knit in the round on 4 x 4 mm (US6) double pointed knitting needles.
This fabulous tea cosy is designed to fit a standard 2 pint tea pot measuring 46cm.18in circumference and 12cm. 5in. height.
The Tea Roses and leaves are knit on 2 x 4mm (US6) knitting needles.
You will also need 100grams of D.K. Cotton Yarn in Biscuit.
Small quantities of yarn in Pale Pink, Deep Pink and Soft Green for the tea roses and leaves.
1 stitch holder and a tapestry needle for finishing.
Very quick to knit and using a small quantity of yarn. 
A perfect summer project for tea on the lawn :)

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Holmfirth Arts Festival 'Drop in' knitting workshop. Free knitting pattern for bunting.

I was delighted and very flattered to be asked to host a free 'Drop in' knitting workshop at  
the Holmfirth Arts Festival 'Part of the Fabric of Holmfirth, Then and Now' textile workshops held last Saturday at the indoor market in Holmfirth.
It was a brilliant day with a great variety of textile workshops covering felting, hand held weaving, french knitting, spinning and of course hand knitting.
The free interactive workshops were accessible to everyone regardless of experience or age and it was pure delight teaching every one how to knit. Those who could already knit contributed to the  expanding pile of bunting we've been knitting in the weeks preceding the festival.

This is a very easy hand knitting pattern and perfect for those who have just learnt 'How to knit' or those who like a very simple knitting project
Each flag takes approximately 25grams of DK yarn and take very little time to knit. If you can cast on, knit, increase and cast off, you can knit these fabulous flags and celebrate the summer
(When and if it arrives!)
The Holmfirth Arts Festival continues until Sunday the 24th June and there are lots of fantastic events planned for every day of the week.
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Friday, 8 June 2012

Baby Bolero Shrug Hand Knitting Pattern

♥Hot from the keyboard today ♥
A very special Baby Bolero Shrug hand knitting pattern.
This is a very easy hand knitting pattern, perfect for the new to knitting.
If you can cast on, knit, purl and cast off, you can knit this fabulous little cardigan.
Knit in one piece, the nature of the ribbed stitch makes the garment grow with baby and one size will fit a newborn baby through to age 6 months.
♥ Magic ♥
The hand knitting pattern is written to fit chest sizes:
41(46:51)cm. 16(18:20)in.
To fit ages: 0-6 months
You will need a 100 gram ball of Baby Soft D.K. yarn.
1 pair of 4mm (UK8-USA6) Knitting Needles.
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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Simple Aran Shrug Knitting Pattern and Knitting Masterclass

It was a brilliantly hot sunny day last Sunday and we all enjoyed a rare opportunity to knit in the garden after lunch. Ann completed the knitting for her fabulous twisted rib cushion cover using a vintage rib stitch, just the buttons and a little bit of finishing to do!
Everyone arrived with fantastic amounts of bunting flags knit in preparation for the Holmfirth Arts Festival free 'Drop in Knitting workshop' which will be held on Saturday the 16th June. Still lots of bunting to knit.
The heat outside finally got to us and the Entrelac we'd started last month turned into a major puzzle, it's really not a good idea to put Entrelac knitting down for too long, or you can end up as I did and knit a cube!!
We all decided to start knitting my pattern for a Simple Aran Shrug.
It's a very easy pattern and easy on the brain!

Easy and quick to knit.
This fantastic shrug looks equally stunning worn with jeans or dressed up for the evening and because of the elasticity of the ribbed body one size really does fit all:)
Knit in one piece using Aran weight yarn on a circular needle. It takes just 400 grams.
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