New Hooks and Butterflies!

After struggling with generic crochet hooks for months I decided I’d had enough and would buy some new ones. As my KnitPro knitty sticks and circs have been so good, I bought a couple of their crochet hooks. They crochet like a dream, no more fighting with splitty yarn, they just glide through the stitches….

More motif changes!

Slowly, very slowly, (weather gets hotter…I get slower) I’m working on some more reworking of motifs. The main problem is renaming, both me and Chris are getting old, grey cells a bit faded, and brainstorming new names is a wee bit tougher than it used to be!! When I’d finished re-crocheting ‘Dixie’s Motif’, I could…

The Curious Case of the Disappearing Motifs

Back in January 2015 I had a design frenzy, the only problem was, I had no idea what to call the patterns. As they were all generally motifs, I decided to give them girls names, from A to Z. I got to L before my crochet mojo left the building. I now realise that the last…

Hexagons, Octagons & Samosas, oh my!

I’ve done some more updating of my older crochet patterns. This time it was Myrtle In The Round, Epic Picot Hexagon, Granny Was Framed, Samosa Purse and Octagonal Flower. And once again, here are the before and afters! All these patterns are FREE 🙂  

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…

A cable runs through it

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 🙂 A cable runs through it Abbreviations k – knit p – purl st/sts – stitch/stitches yo – yarn over cn – cable needle sl – slip skpo – sl…

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…

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…

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 –…