Sunday, 26 March 2017

Simple Mothers day Stole

I made a simple stole for Mother's Day.
I picked out a Lace punchcard with a large design and some King Cole Merino 4ply.
I e-wrap cast on 100 stitches and Knit 500 rows at T8 on my standard gauge knitting machine (a brother KH891).  I pressed the stole before adding a worm edging to finish it off.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Cold Shoulder Sweater

This is the first adult size sweater I have knitted in quite some time - the pattern is on Ravelry.  It is a fun make, and doesn't take up too much yarn (under 400g of King Cole Merino for size M)!
I am happy with the finished jumper - now deciding what to knit next! Another one?  A different style? 

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Keep Calm and carry on knitting!

I have been finding a number of simple and interesting patterns for sale on Etsy and Ravelry and I'm really pleased to have found these resources.  It is easy to browse and find fun projects to make and I like how easy it is to download patterns.
I still regularly buy the one British machine knitting magazine called Machine Knitting Monthly.  There are a variety of patterns in each issue and interesting articles on various machine knitting techniques. 
My latest knit is going well so far, it's a pattern found on Ravelry and I've made a few simple adaptations so its just how I will like it - that is one of the best things about making your own knitwear. 

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Hat of the day: cosmic microwave static hat.

A hat that looks like cooling photons on an untuned tv screen.  This is knitted with Yeoman Cashmilon in the Humbug colour way.
It was a relatively quick knit and I used my new to me Hague Linker to sew the side seam.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Honey Gold

What better to knit with Twilley's Goldfingering yarn than some honey?  Golden honeycomb and bees pop on a black backdrop, for a buzzing hat that suits this teenager and her golden locks.

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Fluffy Post

What better parcel to brighten up a gloomy wet day than a package containing yarn? Today I received two such packages, this looks like a flash back to the 1980's! Fashion, like many other things in my life, is recycled...or do I mean upcycled?

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Seam planning

When you knit a patterned garment it's a good idea to think how the seam might look when sewn... On this occasion my lack of thought only adds to the amusement - so my second happy knitting mistake in two days has worked out well. < crying with laughter> I know the recipient will appreciate this in good humour!