Alder Blanket

This blanket is suitable for the beginner knitter as well as more advanced knitters looking for a simple knit. The pattern covers two different sizes, a small blanket for covering little knees in car seats or pushchairs and a larger more substantial cot sized blanket.  When I am contacted by new knitters looking for anContinue reading “Alder Blanket”

Seamless Felted Mary-Janes

This design follows on from my previous felted slipper patterns. They are knitted seamlessly from the bottom up and are pretty quick to knit, but these are a little different in construction with short row shaping.They are more form fitting than the others, being lower in the front and shaped for the back foot andContinue reading “Seamless Felted Mary-Janes”

Slipper Felting Part 1

Slipper Felting – Part One I thought it was about time that I gave my thoughts on felting. I’ve done quite a bit over the years, both intentionally and unintentionally! I once felted half my hand-knit sock collection in one easy move by setting the washing machine to an ordinary wash not a hand wash.Continue reading “Slipper Felting Part 1”

CDD – Central Double Decrease

CDD – Central Double Decrease is exactly what is says on the box. A double decrease which is central, i.e. it neither leans to the left or to the right but the stitches are decreased evenly, one each side of a central stitch. Or, in other words, this decrease reduces three stitches down to one,Continue reading “CDD – Central Double Decrease”

Trillium

A simple but stylish design for a little one The simple eyelet pattern on this blanket forms little trillium, or three petal flowers, in an all over design.Suitable for the beginner knitter, the blanket is knitted all in one with the garter stitch borders knitted as you go.If you want a lightweight blanket you canContinue reading “Trillium”

Ship Ahoy !

Lots of little sail boats float across this blanket. The pattern is suitable for advanced beginners upwards and makes a great blanket for snuggling baby in. Knitted in a DK weight yarn the pattern is written for two different sizes of blanket and is just as striking knitted in a coloured yarn as it isContinue reading “Ship Ahoy !”

SSSK – Slip, slip, slip, knit

SSSK is a left leaning double decrease. In other words, it decreases two stitches at once and the result leans to the left. There are several different double decreases, left leaning, right leaning and centred. You may have come across them in lace and open patterns, not so often in shaping ordinary garments.  Here is a quickContinue reading “SSSK – Slip, slip, slip, knit”

Heartwood

Heartwood Baby Blanket Stripes and Texture, the best of both worlds ! The interesting texture in these blankets look a little like crochet but is in fact knitted.Another simple textured blanket, this is suitable for beginner knitters as the pattern is easily picked up once a few rows have been worked.The pattern is written forContinue reading “Heartwood”

Duffer Booties and Hat Pattern

Booties and Hats  A DK pattern for some cute booties and hat sized for newborn to 12 months. This adorable little set is knitted flat and seamed and takes no time at all. Great for a quick baby gifts or stocking fillers.Suitable for the beginner with a little experience, there are some decreases that youContinue reading “Duffer Booties and Hat Pattern”