Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Leopard Cushion Cover Knitting Pattern

This fabulous knitted Leopard Cushion Cover was specifically designed for an interior photo shoot. The pattern is in graph form with written and graph instructions for hand knitting. The original sample was knitted on a Knitmaster 360 knitting machine, with the graph for the 24 stitch punch card included in the pattern instructions. 
Very easy to knit on a knitting machine, a challenge for the more advanced knitter by hand. Skills required include: Fair isle experience. Two colours in each row, and the ability to knit from from a graph repeat of 24 stitches and 59 rows.
Originally designed as a sweater pattern in the 1980's for Machine Knitting News Designer Collection.
I've just repaired my knitting machine and this was the first punch card I wanted to use from my library of designs. 
I still love it!!  
The pattern for this fabulous animal cushion cover is written for hand knitting and machine knitting and is available here.
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Friday, 15 February 2013

Chunky Cowl Designer Hand Knitting Pattern

I really enjoyed designing and knitting this Cowl.
Knit in Collinette One Zero yarn, Colour Velvet Bibery on 10mm knitting needles.
It's a very quick and easy pattern to knit.
If you can cast on, knit and purl you can knit this 'On trend' design.
The knitting pattern requires just 200 grams of Chunky yarn. 

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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Knitting with Texture. Small Scented Cushions Knitting Pattern

Cables, Twists, Leaves and Knitting Belles.
We were all of these things at last weekends fabulous ‘Knitting with Texture’ workshop held at Castaway Yarns.
The Small Scented Cushion pattern is a great guide to knitting with texture and includes knitting patterns for three small textured cushions.
Cabled, Twisted Rib and Garden Plot.

Cables, Twists and Leaves add texture to knitting and are a lot easier than they first appear.

Cables are formed by working the stitches out of order by slipping half the stitches onto a cable needle (a small double pointed needle) and holding at the back or the front of the work dependent on the pattern. The second group of stitches are then worked, followed by the stitches on the cable needle

The twisted rib stitch was originally used in the 18th century and involves knitting into the back and front of alternate stitches creating a textured rib.

The stitch numbers for the Garden Plot (Leaf) pattern don’t remain constant from row to row. Increasing the stitches in one row and then decreasing on subsequent rows forming the bold leaf shape that stands out in relief.
The Garden Plot pattern is written for four small triangles, which create a 6 inch square when sewn together.
Great pattern for a larger patchwork cushion, baby blanket or bag:)

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Small Scented Cushions

Each cushion measures just 6" x 6" and takes very small quantity of DK yarn. 
Using a small quantity of polyester toy filling and a few drops of your favourite perfume on the filling, they make wonderful gifts. 
I've placed mine on my desk in the studio. 
They also make a drawer smell beautiful, although it seems a shame to hide them away!

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