Knitting

Chunky grey jumper design and yarn

Design & ideas 15 November 2016
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I’d like to knit a chunky jumper to wear in winter with short skirts, tights and boots. I want it to be relatively close-fitting – not a big or boxy jumper – though I will probably be wearing it over a couple of thinner layers. I’m tempted by cable patterns but this is going to [...]

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‘Leaf T-shirt’ knitted short-sleeve top

Finished things 26 September 2016
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Just in case anyone’s been wondering what happened with the Leaf top I was knitting (and I sincerely hope that the uncertainty has not been the cause of five years of sleepless nights)… I did finish it in the end. Do I actually wear it? Occasionally. Anyway for completeness, here it is from the front… [...]

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Fishtail lace and cables scarf

Finished things 25 April 2011
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I found this pattern written in a notebook – it’s for a scarf that I made ages ago. Seeing as it was about the only thing that I wrote in the notebook, I thought that I’d put it here instead. The pattern for the scarf was  inspired by old guernseys from the north-east of England, [...]

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‘Dimple’ knitting stitch pattern

Design & ideas 26 March 2011
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I found this pattern in the Encyclopaedia of Knitting and Crochet for Techniques by Luise Roberts. It’s a reversible stitch pattern using just knit and purl stitches – might work well for a scarf in chunky wool. The stitch pattern repeats over 6 stitches and 10 rows. Rows 1 and 2: K3, P3 Row 3: [...]

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Raglan increases or another knitting disaster

Knitting 2 February 2011
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Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear… and other rather stronger phrases. This Leaf T-shirt (Ravelry link) has gone really, really wrong. Not a good moment when I realised that the arms are not where they’re supposed to be. What I find hardest to believe is that I managed to knit two whole balls of wool [...]

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