It’s a simple idea: Cast-on with 51 stitches and knit in garter stitch. Every right side row, reduce the centre 3sts down to 1 by slipping one stitch, knitting the next two together and then passing the slipped stitch over. After 12 rows in your main colour, change to a highlight. When you get down to … Continue reading Knitted baby blanket
This is the baby-scale version of the men’s sock pattern which I put up here a few weeks back. I bought 2 skeins of the Uncommon Thread Tough Sock for the full size pattern and had enough left over to knit these little guys plus a baby hat to match! I’ve only gotten one sock finished, … Continue reading Free pattern – mini rib and cable sock
I wrote this pattern and subsequently knitted these socks for my girlfriend Lucy’s dad, Paul. His 60th birthday was last September and finally I have gotten around to pulling the pattern together and putting it up here! But I’m actually pretty gutted that I didn’t sort this out before I gave them away, because now … Continue reading Free knitting pattern – men’s rib and cable sock
Here’s the last instalment! Keep your hands busy making these last-minute christmas gifts and maybe it’ll stop you shovelling so much food into your face that you actually lose sleep to indigestion. It hasn’t worked for me, but it’s worth a go. All three designs are available pre-made on my easy shop, click here for … Continue reading 3rd and final crochet snowflake pattern
It’s taken me all week, but I’ve finally written up the second pattern! Busy times in the run up to christmas I guess – out every night and over estimating what I can achieve in terms of the festive crafts. So here it is!… I’m gonna call this one Long Legged Lucy: Yarn: Rico design essentials … Continue reading Crochet snowflakes, 2nd pattern
Build your own snowflake christmas decorations using my personal crochet pattern. Continue reading Crochet snowflakes, 1st of 3 patterns
This is another instance of impulse buying yarn. I’d popped into Loop, killing some time on the way to my sister-in-law’s-es flat I think, and I’d felt the sort of engulfing craft-stress one gets when there’s so much awesome stuff around that even if you quit your job and gave up sleep you couldn’t make … Continue reading On knitting a random scarf, including a pattern to make your own!