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.

The Tattershall Tote
The Tattershall Tote

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.

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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
Stripey Eyelets

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 needle, insert left needle tip through both front loops and knit together

With Colour A, cast on an even number of sts.

Row 1: With Colour A, purl to end, do not turn, slide sts to end of DPN. (wrong side)

Row 2: With Colour B, purl to end, turn.

Row 3: With Colour B, k1 *ssk* to last st, k1, do not turn, slides sts to end of DPN.

Row 4: With Colour A, k1, *yo, k1* to last st, k1, turn.

These 4 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

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 🙂

Saturday Scraps - Snakes & Ladders
Saturday Scraps – Snakes & Ladders

Snakes & Ladders

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
psso – pass slipped stitch over
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
p2togtbl – purl 2 sts together through back of loop
C4B – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at back, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle
C4F – slip 2 sts to cable needle, hold at front, knit 2 sts from left needle, knit the 2 sts on cable needle

Cast on 20 sts.

Row 1: K5, yo, skpo, k5, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 2: P5, yo, p2togtbl, p5, yo, p2togtbl, p6.

Row 3: K5, yo, skpo, k1, C4B, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 4: As Row 2.

Row 5: As Row 1.

Row 6: As Row 2.

Row 7: K5, yo, skpo, k1, C4F, yo, skpo, k6.

Row 8: As Row 2.

These 8 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

*knoodling – random knitting accompanied by random doodling on graph paper

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 (right side)
On Even Rows: k12 before pattern, k12 after pattern (wrong side)

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together
C3B – sl next st onto cn and hold at back of work, k2 from left-hand needle, knit st from cn
C3F – sl next 2 sts onto cn and hold at front of work, k1 from left-hand needle, knit sts from cn

Cast on 16 sts.

Row 1: K4, (yo, skpo) 3 times, k6.

Row 2 (and all even rows): Purl.

Row 3: K3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, C3B, k4.

Row 5: K4, (yo, skpo) twice, C3B, k2tog, yo, k3.

Row 7: K3, (yo, skpo) twice, C3B, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 9: K4, yo, skpo, C3B, (k2tog, yo) twice, k3.

Row 11: K3, yo, skpo, C3B, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4.

Row 13: K4, C3B, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3.

Row 15: K6, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k4.

Row 17: K4, C3F, (k2tog, yo) 3 times, k3.

Row 19: K3, yo, skpo, C3F, (k2tog, yo) twice, k4.

Row 21: K4, yo, skpo, C3F, (k2tog, yo,) twice, k3.

Row 23: K3, (yo, skpo) twice, C3F, k2tog, yo, k4.

Row 25: K4, (yo, skpo) twice, C3F, k2tog, yo, k3.

Row 27: K3, (yo, skpo) 3 times, C3F, k4.

Row 28: Purl.

These 28 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

 

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!

Shana's Grandma
Shana’s Grandma

I deeply regret not tapping into my Grandma’s knitting wisdom when she was alive, she had so much to teach me. When I’m sat designing new patterns I like to think that maybe she looking down on me, and hope she’s happy with my progress so far.

And for those who may be curious about the name of the pattern, my Grandma’s name was Iris 🙂

Iridaceae Lace
Iridaceae Lace

Iridaceae Lace

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
st/sts – stitch/stitches
yo – yarn over
cn – cable needle
sl – slip
psso – pass slipped stitch over
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over
s2kpo – sl 2 sts together knitwise, k1, pass both sl sts over
k2tog – knit 2 sts together

Cast on multiples of 8 sts + 2 sts.

Row 1: K1 *k2, yo, k2tog, yo, s2kpo, yo, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 2 (And all even rows): Purl.

Row 3: K1 *k1, yo, k2tog, k3, skpo, yo* to last st, k1.

Row 5: *skpo, yo, k3, yo, skpo, k1* to last 2 sts, k2.

Row 7: K1 *k2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 9: K1 *yo, s2kpo, yo, k3, yo, k2tog* to last st, k1.

Row 11: K1 *yo, skpo, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 13: K1 *yo, skpo, k1, skpo, yo, k3* to last st, k1.

Row 15: K1 *k1, yo, skpo, k3, k2tog, yo* to last st, k1.

Row 16: Purl.

These 16 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016

Edit 15th Oct 2016: Row 13 amended

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 problem, it’s 4-ply, I don’t really like knitting with 4-ply. So it was left in my stash, unloved and unwanted. Until I designed this pattern.

The colour of the yarn reminded me of wisteria, so Hysteria Lace evolved into Whysteria Lace, well it made perfect sense to me!

The yarn is Sirdar luxury soft cotton, which is still half price! And no, I am not tempted to buy anymore, using it once is enough!

This pattern can easily be knitted into a scarf, or a shawl, or whatever takes your fancy 🙂

Whysteria Lace
Whysteria Lace

Whysteria Lace

Abbreviations
k – knit
p – purl
yo – yarn over
sl – slip
st/sts – stitch/stitches
psso – pass slipped stitch over
k2tog – knit two stitches together
skpo – sl 1 st, k1, pass sl st over

Cast on multiples of 14 sts + 2 sts

Row 1: K1, *yo, skpo, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 2 (and all even numbered rows): Purl.

Row 3: K1, *k1, yo skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice* to last st, k1.

Row 5: K1, *(yo, skpo) twice, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, (k2tog, yo) twice* to last st, k1.

Row 7: K1, *k1, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, skpo, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice* to last st, k1.

Row 9: K1, *yo, skpo, k1, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, yo, skpo, k1, k2tog, yo, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 11: K1, *yo, skpo, (k2tog, yo) twice, k1, (yo, skpo) twice, k2tog, yo, k1* to last st, k1.

Row 12: Purl.

These 12 rows form the pattern.

© Shana Rae 2016