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…

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…

Saturday Scraps – Leaf Stitch no 1

This is another pattern from Wanda Bonando’s book, it looks weird in the picture. But I like a challenge so I knitted a sample, thinking it would make more sense of the design. It didn’t. To me it feels like it’s part of a larger design, maybe if I knitted a couple of repeats it…

The Turban Stitch – Wanda Style

I did not learn my lesson about trying to work patterns written by Wanda Bonando, as mentioned in this post from 2013. That was her crochet book, this is her knitting book. The pattern I chose to knit is called Turban Stitch. And here’s the pattern. See if you can spot the mistakes. Here’s a sample…

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…

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…

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…