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 – Leaf Stitch no 1

This is another pattern from Wanda Bonando’s book, it looks weird in the picture. But I like a challenge so I knitted a sample, thinking it would make more sense of the design. It didn’t. To me it feels like it’s part of a larger design, maybe if I knitted a couple of repeats it…

The Turban Stitch – Wanda Style

I did not learn my lesson about trying to work patterns written by Wanda Bonando, as mentioned in this post from 2013. That was her crochet book, this is her knitting book. The pattern I chose to knit is called Turban Stitch. And here’s the pattern. See if you can spot the mistakes. Here’s a sample…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Augustine Lace Knitting Pattern

My first attempt at designing a lace pattern, it worked well on paper, didn’t translate so easily into knitting! After many hours of knitting numerous samples, and endless mugs of good strong tea, I finally completed the pattern. Chris has just asked how you knit strong cups of tea, Chris has just had his yarn…

Anonymoss Stitch Pattern

I thought I’d tweak the Moss Stitch pattern, throw in a few ktbl’s and ptbl’s…as one does when experimenting with knitting, here’s the end result. Anonymoss Stitch Pattern Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches ktbl – knit through back loop ptbl – purl through back loop Cast on an odd number of…

Fisherman’s Rib Puffer Pattern

Inspired by Puffer Jackets (if indeed one can be inspired by such an unflattering garment!), I devised this pattern based on one of my favourite stitches, the Fisherman’s Rib. Fisherman’s Rib Puffer Pattern Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches k1b – insert your right needle through the stitch below the first…

More Cowbell

Oops, I meant more cables!! Yet another selection from my cable book, I think I need therapy! As before, Chris did the signage, I took the pics. And yes, I am a big Blue Oyster Cult fan 😀