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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Random Knitting – Just A Collar

When I’m undecided as to what to knit, I often turn to one of my vintage knitting books to find something to amuse me. My knitting today is part of a pattern called ‘Lace Stitch Jersey’ from the book, ‘Knitted Garments For All’. My little sample was knitted using Sirdar Sublime Egyptian cotton, and here’s the pattern…

Circular Pentagons

More experimenting with the Magic Loop technique, there were no actual instructions for this, so I modified the ones for the square. I’ve written the instructions for each round for each needle, I’m sure it makes sense! Pentagon 1st Round: Cast on 10 sts, divide between the two needles using the Magic Loop method. 2nd Round: Knit…

Circular Squares

In my previous post about using the Magic Loop method with circs, I’ve been experimenting with shapes, well one shape so far, a square. I needed to cast off a little looser, and blocking would help, but not bad for a first attempt methinks. I found the method in one of my old vintage books…

The Old Haberdashery Shop

I thought I’d share this pic of me as a young’un, wearing a cardi lovingly knitted by my Grandma and holding a knitting pattern, it bought back many memories. There was a haberdashery shop round the corner from where we lived, it stocked all kinds of exciting things and my Grandma always took me with…