Thursday, 23 August 2012

Aran Tweed Reversible Cowl, Neck Warmer Hand Knitting Pattern



This fabulous new hand knitting pattern is so versatile. 
Wear as a cowl, a hood or as a neck warmer. 
The versatilte textured stitch makes this cowl reversible.

Perfect for those Autumn/Winter days to come. 

Knit in just 200 grams of Aran Tweed on size 5 mm (U.K.6-U.S.8) Knitting Needles. 
Perfect to knit using up some of the stash. 
A quick and very easy pattern. Designed and written just for you.
Wear with a smile:)

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Saturday, 18 August 2012

How to Knit Workshops. Autumn 2012 Schedule

Castaway Yarns. Haxby. Near York.

 
Sat 29th September – Finishing Techniques. Level 2.
Following the success of the previous finishing techniques workshops, we are introducing another level. Audrey Wilson will teach you how to achieve a professional finish to your knitting, how to make beautiful buttonholes, how to add decorative edgings or embroidery to your garments.
12noon - 4pm. £25.00
Sat 13th October – The Knitted Garden
The unvieling of the Knitted Garden for Children in Distress at Castaway Yarns.
Open Day. FREE.

Sat 20th October – Knitting with Texture
Audrey Wilson will teach you how to knit cables and textured stitches and show you how to add surface texture to your knitting.
12noon until 4pm. £25.00

Sat 27th October - Knitting in the Round.
Audrey Wilson will teach you how to knit in the round. During the workshop you will learn all the techniques required to knit in the round, how to rib, increase and decrease. Learn to knit a Cowl.
12noon until 4pm. £25.00

Sat 17th November - Knitting in Colour. Xmas Workshop.Audrey Wilson will teach you how to knit in colour using fair isle and intarsia techniques During the workshop you will learn all the techniques required to knit in festive colour.
12noon until 4pm. £25.00

BOOK NOW 
All workshops are from 12 to 4 and cost £25.00 (Unless otherwise stated.)Yarn and pattern are included as well as tea and coffee and cake! Book your place now as spaces are limited. Please bring a pair of 4mm needles with you. Call into Castaway Yarns at 6 Haxby Shopping Centre. Haxby or call 01904 764 644 to book your place or via our contact form
Rowan Up Country.Holmfirth.

Sat 6th October – Knitting with Texture
Audrey Wilson will teach you how to knit cables and textured stitches and show you how to add surface texture to your knitting. 12noon until 4pm. £25.00

Sat 10th November – Knitting in Colour. Fair Isle and Intarsia.
Audrey Wilson will teach you how to knit in colour using fairisle and intarsia techniques and show you how to add surface interest using colour to your knitting. 12noon until 4pm.£25.00

Sat 8th December - Knitting in the Round. Xmas Workshop.
Audrey Wilson will teach you how to knit in the round. During the workshop you will learn all the techniques required to knit in the round, how to rib, increase and decrease. Learn to knit holly and berries and knit a Xmas pudding! 12noon until 4pm. £25.00

Sat 12th January 2013 – Knitting Socks
Knitwear designer Audrey Wilson will teach you how to knit in the round, how to work short row shaping and turn a heel. During the workshop you will learn all the techniques required to knit a pair of socks. 12noon until 4pm. £25.00
BOOK NOW
All our workshops are held in warm, comfortable surroundings, upstairs at our new shop, at 58 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth. Numbers are strictly limited and fees are payable when you book. We’ll have all the materials you’ll need, in the shop. We also provide tea, coffee and cakes! 
Call the shop on 01484 687803 or mail us at:
workshops@rowan-upcountry.com for availability, and to reserve your place.
                                                


Sunday, 5 August 2012

Garter Stitch Baby Shoes Free Knitting Pattern


GARTER STITCH BABY SHOES




TO FIT ONE SIZE AGE 0 – 6 MONTHS


MATERIALS
1 x Baby D.K. 50g Ball.
1 pair 4 mm (UK8-USA6) Knitting Needles.
2 Small Buttons.


ABBREVIATIONS
alt alternate   beg beginning   cont continue   foll following
inc increase(ing)  k knit   p purl   rem remain(ing)
rep repeat   rs right side   ws wrong side   st(s) stitch(es)
cm centimetres   mm millimetres   in inch(es)   tog together
ssk sl 1, K1, psso             
m1 pick up loop between sts
g st garter stitch (knit all rows)


TENSION: 20 sts and 40 rows to 10cm, 4in over Garter Stitch using
4 mm needles or the size required to give the correct tension.


STRAP SHOES

(ONE SIZE ONLY)
LEFT SHOE.
**Using 4mm needles and thumb method.
Cast on 31 sts.
1st and every alt Row: K.
2nd Row: K1, M1, K14, M1, K1, M1, K14, M1, K1. (35 sts).
4th Row: K2, M1, K14, M1, K3, M1, K14, M1, K2. (39 sts).
6th Row: K3, M1, K14, M1, K5, M1, K14, M1, K3. (43 sts).
8th Row: K4, M1, K14, M1, K7, M1, K14, M1, K4. (47 sts).
9th - 17th Rows: Knit.
18th Row: K15, (SSK) 4 times, K1, (K2 tog) 4 times, K15. (39 sts).
19th Row: Knit.
20th Row: K9, Cast off 21 sts, K8 (9 sts. Including 1 st rem from cast off). Place first set of 9 sts onto stitch holder.**.
Make Button Stand.
21st Row: K9 sts.
22nd Row: K9 sts.
23rd Row: Cast off 9sts.
Cut yarn.
Make Shoe strap.
24th Row: Cast on 12 sts.
25th Row: Knit across the 12 new sts and the 9 sts from the stitch holder (starting from the inside edge of work). (21 sts).
26th Row (Buttonhole Row): K18, K2 tog, yon, K1. (21 sts).
27th Row: Knit.
28th Row: Cast off.


RIGHT SHOE
Work as for Left Shoe from ** to **.
Make Shoe Strap.
21st Row: K9 sts on needle, turn and cast on 12 sts at beg of row. (21 sts).
22nd Row: Knit 21 sts.
23rd Row (Buttonhole Row): K18, K2 tog, yon, K1. (21 sts)
24th Row: Knit 21 sts.
25th Row: Cast off.
Cut yarn.
Make Button stand.

Rejoin yarn to sts on stitch holder.
26th Row: K9 sts.
27th Row: K9 sts.
28th Row: Cast off.


T BAR SHOES
(ONE SIZE ONLY)
LEFT SHOE.
** Work as for Left Strap Shoe to the 19th Row.
20th Row: K9, cast off 9 sts, K3, (Including 1 st rem from cast off) Cast off 9 sts, K9.**.
Make Button Stand.
21st Row: K9, place central 3sts and side 9 sts onto a stitch holder.
22nd Row: K9 sts.
23rd Row: Cast off 9sts.
Cut yarn.
Rejoin the yarn to the 3sts rem on the stitch holder.
Knit 25 rows. Cast off
Make Shoe strap.
24th Row: Cast on 12 sts.
25th Row: Knit across the 12 new sts and the 9 sts from the stitch holder (starting from the inside edge of work). (21 sts).
26th Row (Buttonhole Row): K18, K2 tog, yon, K1. (21 sts).
27th Row: Knit.
28th Row: Cast off.
Rejoin the yarn to the 3 sts rem on the stitch holder.
Knit 25 rows. Cast off.


RIGHT SHOE
Work as for Left T Bar Shoe from ** to **.
Make Shoe Strap
21st Row: K9 sts on needle, turn and cast on 12 sts at beg of row. (21 sts).
22nd Row: Knit 21 sts.
23rd Row (Buttonhole Row): K18, K2 tog, yon, K1. (21 sts)
24th Row: Knit 21 sts.
25th Row: Cast off.
Cut yarn.
Place the central 3 sts onto a stitch holder.
Make Button Stand
Rejoin the yarn to the 9 sts rem on the needle.
26th Row: K9 sts.
27th Row: K9 sts.
28th Row: Cast off.
Rejoin the yarn to the 3 sts rem on the stitch holder.
Knit 25 rows. Cast off.


TO MAKE UP


Fold shoe with WS tog.
Stitch tog back and cast on edge.
Sew strap into position on T bar shoe.
Finish off all loose ends securely. Attach Button.
See ball band for pressing and care instructions.


Copyright. The Design Studio. 2010.
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Friday, 3 August 2012

Baby Wrap Cardigan Hand Knitting Pattern


♥Hot from the keyboard today ♥

A very special Baby Wrap.
This is a very easy pattern, perfect for the new to knitting.
If you can cast on, knit, purl and cast off, you can knit this fabulous little cardigan.
The hand knitting pattern is written for chest sizes:
41(46:51)cm. 16(18:20)in.
To fit ages: 0-3m(3-6m:6-12m)
You will need 2 x 100 gram balls of Baby Soft 4ply yarn.
1 pair of 3.25mm (UK10-USA3) Knitting Needles.
2 Stitch Holders.

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