Sunday, 22 July 2012

Baby Socks Hand Knitting Pattern and Knitting Workshop

 Another fabulous day and sock knitting workshop at Rowan Up Country in Holmfirth. 
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 everyone learnt how to knit in the round and turn a heel.
Ideas were flowing.
 Everyone managed to knit one Baby Sock over the course of the afternoon, odd socks all round, with lots of creative knitting and laughter. 
The Baby Socks hand knitting pattern is designed to fit a newborn baby to age 6 months, with an adjustable foot length making this a versatile pattern. The pattern is written with a rib cuff, but, we altered the top of the sock by replacing the rib cuff with 2" of plain stocking stitch which creates a really cute roll top.
Knit in the round on 4 x 4mm double pointed knitting needles, every row knit, using baby soft D.K. yarn.
The socks are quick to knit, using short row shaping and stitch decreases to create the heel.

More information about the Autumn term of knitting workshops to be held at Rowan Up Country in Holmfirth from September and how to book your place, can be found on the 
'How to Knit Workshops' page of this blog.

Baby Socks Hand Knitting Pattern
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Monday, 16 July 2012

Entrelac Cowl Knitting Pattern and Knitting Workshop at Castaway Yarns

The Entrelac knitting technique uses short rows, decreases and picked up stitches, the finished result is a patchwork effect, knit all in one with no seams. 
This new, fabulous, on trend Entrelac Cowl knitting pattern was designed for my Entrelac knitting master class at Castaway Yarns. Knit in Aran and using Garter Stitch it’s a perfect pattern to use as an introduction to the technique. 
Quick to knit using just under 200 grams of Aran Yarn. 
Knit on 5mm knitting needles. 
The gauge for the pattern is 20 stitches to 20 rows over 5” 
using 5mm Knitting Needles in Garter Stitch. 
The finished Cowl measures 14” x 24”. With a button band at the front, requiring 5 buttons. 
Quick to knit and using very little yarn it’s a perfect first entrelac designer project.
Once mastered Cables and Intarsia can be introduced into the design. It also looks great using reversible textured stitches. Try adding Garter Stitch, Moss Stitch or Ribbing for texture.
Saturdays Entrelac Master class at Castaway Yarns in Haxby, near York was a great, fun filled afternoon. Full of concentrated stitch counts and laughter as the short rows and decreases were worked. 
The Cake was fabulous (Thank you Jean)

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Entrelac Cowl, Neck Warmer Hand Knitting Pattern


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