Knitted Socks

Knitted Socks

I really wanted to challenge myself with my knitting and I thought socks would be and ideal way to achieve this. There are so many skills I have leant through sock knitting including short row shaping, stretchy bind off and of course Kitchener stitch. I chose socks because I can easily work on them Continue reading

Knitting for Babies

Knitting for Babies

Hi all, A few of my friends had babies towards the end of last year, and they are now approaching between 6 and 9 months old. There were 2 boys and two girls who I had been knitting for. Knitting baby clothes and toys is a great way to build up your knitting skills because you can try all sorts Continue reading

Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cover

Knitted Hot Water Bottle Cover

Hi all, Sorry its been a while - I have a backlog of projects to share as I have been so busy making recently - its been lovely. This is one of my favourites (even though it makes me sneeze). I started knitting it in the Frightfest sleepy queue back in the summer. The thing I like most about it Continue reading

Knitted Butterfly

Knitted Butterfly

I have reached an age where lots of my friends are growing their families. One of them recently had a very cute baby boy! I had knitted and crocheted a few small gifts as you can imagine and suddenly realised I had not made anything for her older daughter. Not wanting to invoke any kind of sibling Continue reading

Knitting for baby – Cable Cardigan

Knitting for baby – Cable Cardigan

I have a few friends who have had or are having babies in the very near future and I have been knitting for them for a while. I visited the first of the newborns this morning. He's totally gorgeous and I loved knitting and crocheting for him. The clothes are a little big, but that's better than a Continue reading

Train Knitting and Crochet for babies

Train Knitting and Crochet for babies

Well, I have been busy making baby accessories recently due to 4 of my friends expecting and thinking about maybe making  few things to sell. I have a lot of time on the train and can complete projects really quickly. These crochet booties and knitted hat all took only a couple of train Continue reading

Train Knitting – Pig toilet roll cover

Train Knitting – Pig toilet roll cover

I have had the yarn for this project for over a year now and couldn't quite pluck up the courage to make it. I needed the courage to attempt knitting in the round for the first time. Although I could have knitted it flat I liked the idea of it being seamless and I ahve wanted to master knitting in Continue reading

Maths and Knitting: Sequences

Maths and Knitting: Sequences

One of my favourite knitting books is one which doesn't have garments or finished item patterns but ot is a library of all thee different stitches you could imagine. Every time I flick through it I think of the sequences you would create.  The patterns will say something like 'multiple of 9 stitches Continue reading

Maths and Knitting: Cable Bangle using Gauge (with pattern)

Maths and Knitting: Cable Bangle using Gauge (with pattern)

Gauge is one of those things that seems to frighten many beginner knitters and experienced knitters do all the maths without even thinking about it. I have to admit that I rarely knit a tension square before starting a project but as I get better at knitting I am starting to create my own designs. Continue reading

Knitting – Cables and Lace

Knitting – Cables and Lace

During the last couple of weeks I have been knitting furiously. I have really relished trying new patterns. Of course knitting takes much more time than sewing or crochet for that matter. Neither of my knits are finished yet but I love the patterns so much I want to share the work in progress with Continue reading