Monday, 28 October 2013

How to Knit. Bangles and Beads.

How to Knit. Bangles and Beads.
It was a privilege to host last weekends How to Knit creative workshop at Castaway Yarns in Haxby, near York. Using the Chocolate Truffle knitting pattern originally designed for the UK Hand Knitting Association ‘Make me Sweet’ project. We made knitted beads. It’s a very easy pattern and perfect as a How to knit project. Learning how to cast on, knit and cast off, we moved onto stocking stitch. By the end of the afternoon everyone also learnt how to read a knitting pattern, ball band, and increase and decrease, using my free diagonal garter stitch blanket square pattern.
Here’s a free copy of the Chocolate Truffle knitting pattern for those who couldn’t be with us. To make the garter stitch beads, omit the embroidery and thread the beads together using an elasticised thread.
We’ll be knitting lots of Bangles and Necklaces as gifts this Christmas ♥

To see more of my exclusive and original hand knitting patterns and designs 

How to Knit Video. Casting on using the thumb method.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Crochet Blanket Throw. Crochet Pattern.

A few days after the crochet workshop in Halifax, I flew out to Canada. 
Taking a crochet hook and ball of yarn on the plane with me, 
I started to crochet, what turned into, my colourful, Canadian, Crochet Blanket Throw.
The blanket throw and I covered approx 3000 miles on an amazing road trip 
throughout southern Ontario. 
It now lives on my chair in the studio, back home in the UK and
 it's a great reminder
 of a wonderful Canadian adventure.

The pattern for the crochet blanket throw is now available 
to purchase here as a PDF download.

You will need:1 x 4mm crochet hook and 7 x 100 gram balls DK yarn to make a 
100cm x 100cm square blanket.
Alternatively this is a great pattern for using up any spare balls of yarn.

To purchase this fabulous crochet pattern 
Just click on the buy now button below.
Pay via credit card through Paypal and download the pattern.