The Tattershall Tote Knitting Pattern

This started as a simple stitch pattern, then evolved into a bag! I love the texture of this stitch, and the colour too. Materials Sample used Lily Sugar ‘n Cream, worsted/aran weight, approximately half a 400g cone, (300 yards/274 metres), in Sage 4mm needles cable needle Finished Size: Approximatively 12”/30cm wide, 11”/28cm high, excluding handles….

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…

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…

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…

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,…

Tunisian Cables

Not the tidiest piece of work I’ve done, but I have to crochet in between matches, I’m sorry, but Wimbledon takes priority! So here’s a quick sample of Tunisian Knit and Purl Stitch with a bit of cable worked on the same basis as knitted cables. I might do more on this later…but right now…

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 😀  

Addicted to Cables

I thought I’d treat myself to a new knitting book devoted entirely to cables. As much as I love crocheting, there is something deeply absorbing about knitting cables, yes I am addicted! The book is The Harmony Guides: Cable & Aran Stitches: 250 Stitches to Knit edited by Erika Knight. You may need to shop around…