April 22, 2013

Twisted Knitted Bracelet

Twisted Knitted Bracelet

This little bracelet once again developed out of a mistake. I was actually trying to make one of my Knitted Necklaces but made the tube too short; I really should learn to count my stitches better. However, after experimenting with the tube I discovered that it wrapped around my wrist twice – perfect! People have…

April 9, 2013

Knitted Necklace

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This necklace happened completely by accident. I was trying to make another knitted headband but was using stocking stitch (knit and purl alternate rows) and the band curled. Anyone who knows a little bit about knitting would have realised that this would happen… silly me. Anyway, I actually quite liked the tube effect it created…

March 28, 2013

Knitted Headband

Knitted Headband

These headbands are a great way to use up small bits of leftover yarn and they’re SO simple – even if you’re a complete beginner you’ll be able to make one. I made up the pattern but was inspired by some other lovely ones on the internet like this one on A Stash Addict (the…

March 25, 2013

Bigger Little Knitted Bear

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I recently posted about the Little Knitted Bears I made using my Great Aunt’s pattern. I love these little bears but thought I’d try and make a slightly larger one by simply doubling the pattern. This bear is the result and I think he’s just as cute as his smaller friends! There’s something about him…

March 19, 2013

Little Knitted Bears

Little Knitted Bears

My Great Aunt wrote the pattern for these little knitted bears many decades ago and I figured it was about time I gave them a go. I still have the original piece of paper she wrote the pattern on, including her tiny bear illustration, I’ve pictured it below for you to see. It’s a super…

March 15, 2013

Knitting Update – Herringbone Stitch

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It’s been a while since I posted about knitting and that’s basically because I haven’t been doing much. The days got warmer and I wanted to encourage spring by refusing to knit my scarf but that plan didn’t work and it’s now freezing again. All the more reason to get knitting! I’m using Rowan Lima…

February 10, 2013

Easy Ribbed Fingerless Mittens

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I picked up the yarn for these mittens at a sale in a local craft shop; it’s Rowan Lima which is baby alpaca and so soft. I ended up going back the next week to pick up more because I enjoyed working with it so much. Rowan have produced a number of books which feature patterns specifically for the Lima wool, I bought the Homestead…