Knitted Blessings

Hand knitted versions of six Lincolnshire parish churches will go on display at Lincoln Cathedral in August. The knitted churches have all been hand-crafted by community groups as part of the artsNK managed Woolly Spires project and will be on display from August 1 to 30. The exhibition includes one church from each district of…

Knitting Espionage

I’ve mentioned to Chris on a few occasions about my design notes for patterns looking like a secret code. Well it appears I might have been nearer to the truth than I realised after reading an article on Atlas Obscura, titled ‘The Wartime Spies Who Used Knitting as an Espionage Tool‘. It’s a fascinating article,…

New Needles!

Although I have a lovely set of wooden knitting needles, the points leave a lot to be desired and have a bad habit of splitting already splitty yarn! So I decided it was time to buy myself one new pair of 4.00mm needles as that is the size I use most. As I’ve already had…

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…

Beaded Favour Gift Bag Knitting Pattern

Finally the sun has come out so I can take pictures of my new design, it’s been so frustrating having to wait. I finished it not long after I wrote the post about using a ball of yarn and beads for something…well this is the something! The idea came from the paper favour gift bags that…

I have an idea . . .

It involves a ball of this… And some of these… Those are all the clues I’m giving for now, designing takes a long, long time…watch this space 🙂

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….

Sock it to me!

This will be the last pair of socks I’ll be knitting for a while as I’ve ran out of suitable yarn 😦 Once again the pattern is from Ann Budd’s book, ‘Getting Started Knitting Socks’, this one is called, Seeded Rib. The yarn I used is Sirdar Soft Cotton aran, and it isn’t really ideal…

Herringbone Lace Socks

My second pair of socks from Ann Budd’s ‘Getting Started Knitting Socks’ book, I think I’m getting the hang of it! The yarn is Pure Cotton Double Knitting by Razzle Dazzle yarns…never heard of it? Neither had I until I found it on eBay sold by a shop called benlyndalle, who offer quite a range…

Socktober Redux

In October 2015 I knitted a sock, just the one, with the intention of knitting a pair…it never happened. Mojo died, enthusiasm left the building, whatever the reason, I failed 😦 Now, over a year later I have finally knitted one whole pair of socks, wooohooo!! They haven’t been washed or blocked, and I made…