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”

Robyn

Robyn is another simple but classic blanket with an all-over texture pattern. One of those blankets that is neutral but pleasing. At first glance this blanket pattern is very similar to the Gracie Blanket but the texture is slightly finer and, in my opinion, the stitch is easier to work. Suitable for the beginner knitter,Continue reading “Robyn”

Colour-Mix Baby Blanket

This blanket is suitable for a beginner knitter. If you can cast on, cast off, knit and purl then you can make this easily. Available here on Payhip as a PDF download or a printed pattern The blanket is knitted in separate pieces and sewn together, which is great if tackling a large item isContinue reading “Colour-Mix Baby Blanket”

Slipper Felting – part 2

Following on from my last post, Slipper Felting – part 1, this is where we go all out and talk about throwing your knitted slippers into the wash. Firstly, all the samples here were felted in a front loading washing machine, in fact all the felted items I make are felted this way because itContinue reading “Slipper Felting – part 2”

Slipper Felting Part 1 – Yarn

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. Now, I always wash socksContinue reading “Slipper Felting Part 1 – Yarn”

A little catching up

Seems I have a little catching up to do around here, as usual. Spring has sprung and although we have had some gloriously warm weather, this morning dawned frosty and bright and minus 3 degrees C. A bit chilly then. Hard to believe that just last weekend we had a great day out at Wonderwool Wales andContinue reading “A little catching up”