Saturday Scraps – Double Knitting

I’ve been experimenting with double knitting, from one simple line of pattern, you can make so many things, purses, bags, soap holders, scarves…and more! In the above sample, I used two colours, changing every 2 rows. The second sample shows how you can turn the double knitting into a quick and easy purse. In both…

Stripey Eyelets

For this pattern you will need to use DPN’s, it’s quick and simple, and I feel it would make a lovely shawl. Stripey Eyelets Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over ssk – slip 2 sts knitwise, one at a time, from the left needle to the right…

Double Diamond Knitting Pattern

A nice and simple pattern that has no wrong or right side, it looks good from either side! Double Diamond Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over sl – slip skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over Cast on multiples of 14 sts. Row 1:…

Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders

Designing hasn’t been going according to plan of late, it’s been like the proverbial game of Snakes & Ladders. During a recent bout of knoodling*, I knitted this pattern, just a scrap really, but I thought I’d share 🙂 Snakes & Ladders Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over…

Treillage – Cable & Lace Knitting pattern

It has oft been mentioned that I have an addiction to cables, much the same can be said about lace. Combine the two, absolute bliss 🙂 Treillage Note, when I knitted the sample, I added 12 sts either side to show the pattern clearer. On Odd Rows: (k1, p11) before pattern, (p11, k1) after pattern…

Strawberry Fields Forever

For some reason I’ve had this song stuck in my head for days, I don’t even like the Beatles, I prefer the Rolling Stones! But at least it inspired this design! Strawberry Cable Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over cn – cable needle sl – slip skpo…

Iridaceae Lace Knitting Pattern

This design is dedicated to my Grandma who taught me to knit before I started school. She was one of those knitters that barely needed to look at a pattern, Aran jumpers were knitted in the blink of an eye, while watching TV at the same time! I deeply regret not tapping into my Grandma’s…

R ‘n’ B Cable

R ‘n’ B? No not that R ‘n’ B, but Rib ‘n’ Bobble, I thought it was quite appropriate for my latest design! For part of this pattern I worked a cable over 11 stitches, as it doesn’t appear to come under the usual Cable definitions, I’ve called them Cross11F and Cross11B, any problems, leave me a…

The Moth Cloth

This design was intended to be a butterfly lace washcloth, Chris said there are too many things with butterflies on, and decided it was a Moth Cloth. I couldn’t really argue, after all it is full of holes! Whether you decide to knit it as a washcloth, or incorporate the design into a scarf, or…

Whysteria Lace Knitting Pattern

I was in the middle of one of my ‘manics’ when I designed this pattern, and because it was precisely what I’d visualised, I was hysterically happy. So I thought I’d call the pattern Hysteria Lace, hmm, maybe. I bought some yarn last year because I liked the colour and it was half price, just one…

Byzantine Lace

Sometimes I just draw random circles on graph paper and see what pattern, if any, emerges. Only problem is with random designing is naming the pattern afterwards, I’ve sat looking at this for days and nothing came to mind, it was nearly published as ‘The Nameless Lace’, until I settled on Byzantine Lace, marginally better than…

Lace of Diamonds

A nice simple cable and lace pattern, I’ve been working on this design for weeks, but sometimes a pattern will not work until it’s ready, well that’s my belief! Lace of Diamonds Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over cn – cable needle sl – slip psso – pass…

Tangled Briar Lace ‘n’ Cable Knitting Pattern

This pattern has kept me awake for several nights and has emerged nothing like I originally imagined! But I am, nonetheless, pleased with the finished pattern 🙂 Tangled Briar Lace ‘n’ Cable Knitting Pattern Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over cn – cable needle sl – slip…

Guinevere’s Lace Cable

No particular inspiration for this design, just my continuing obsession with cables! Guinevere’s Lace Cable Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over cn – cable needle sl – slip psso – pass slipped stitch over k2tog – knit 2 sts together Cast on 25 stitches. Row 1: P6, *k1,…

A Lesson In Existential Knitting by Knitzsche

The Sentinels, formidable ktbl stitches, kept a firm control over the knit and purl rib. One day the rib stitches could take no more and after a fierce battle with the Sentinels, made a bid for freedom. Their victory was short-lived. The Sentinels quelled the rebellion and bought the rib stitches back under their control. This epic…

Fir Twig Border Knitting Pattern

I’ve redesigned the firt wig pattern, and knitted it in two colours using the same yarn I crocheted the Mavis Enderby Purse with, a nice muted red and green. And for those who may be curious has to how tidy the reverse of my knitting is… Fir Twig Border Abbreviations k – knit p –…

Heraldic Cable Pattern – an exercise in futility!

Inspired by a design from one of our Heraldic books, I slowly mapped out a pattern on graph paper. Then decided it would be nice worked in cables, not one of my best ideas, it turned out to be a steeper learning curve than I was prepared for. It looked nothing like this on paper,…