Abigail Bailey

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eBook : 4 patterns

The Japanese word tawashi means ‘scrubbing’. Tawashi are eco-friendly, easy to make pot scrubbers made from acrylic yarn. Amazingly good at cleaning dishes, ththese cute fruit will brighten up your kitchen and save on soap, too!

eBook : 17 patterns

A collection of adorable tawashi and amigurumi patterns.

eBook : 3 patterns

The Japanese word ‘tawashi’ means ‘scrubbing’. Tawashi are pot scrubbers made from acrylic yarn, which are amazingly good at cleaning dishes - brightening up your kitchen and saving on soap.

eBook : 6 patterns

Brighten your kitchen and wash up in style with this collection of sea creatures.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Scarf
Mischief is the collective name for a group of rats, which is very apt! This versatile scarf pattern features an embossed design of adorable rodents, along with a pretty openwork border (have those ratties been nibbling holes?) and can be knitted in any yarn, to any length or width. Why not try one pattern repeat for a long, wavy, skinny scarf,...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Simple enough for even fairly inexperienced knitters, Splendid features a tab cast-on working out into featherlike textured chevrons, separated by openwork columns. Surface crochet stems flow out from the centre and into an eyecatching border of knitted-on leaves. This versatile shawl can be knitted in any yarn weight and any size you choose.
Crochet: Home - Other, Component (stitch, edge) - Other
A floral mandala in overlay crochet. This luscious mandala would look great as a cushion cover, worked into a rug or afghan, or simply mounted and enjoyed as a piece of art. Suitable for more experienced crocheters. Written in US terms throughout.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Inspired by classic hat patterns of the 1940s and 50s, Delia is an elegant and versatile pillbox hat. Make it with a bulkier yarn to fit the circumference of your head, or choose a lighter yarn and longer felting time to create a delightful fascinator or tilt hat. Trim with a simple ribbon for everyday wear, add a spray of feathers for a sophis...
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Inspired by 1950s glamour, Gwennie is a warm and wearable felted bucket hat with a charming tilt brim and elegant loop ‘bow’ detail. Perfect for any occasion, it sits securely on the head without pins.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Inspired by 1940s military-chic, Irene is an unusual little felted tilt hat with a lot of character. Careful shaping to the brim helps it sit securely on the head even without a pin, while the asymmetric crown means it can be worn in a number of different ways. Trim with a simple feather or button for everyday elegance, or add flowers, ribbons ...
Knitting: Pixie Hat
Inspired by the vintage styles of the 1950s, Joan is an unusual and eyecatching funnel hat, worked in bands of reverse stockinette and ruched at the front by picking up stitches from previous rows, keeping it perky. Best worked in a soft fluffy yarn , the hat can be trimmed in a number of ways, or left untrimmed (but certainly not plain!)
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Front and back post stitches worked in a modified pineapple design form a beautifully textured design of ripe nuts, finished with a scalloped lace border in this elegant triangular shawlette.
Knitting: Hats - Other
Based on classic turban hat patterns of the 1940s and 50s, Nora is a comfortable, fun hat that is bound to make a big impact. A slightly pointed skullcap keeps the top of your noggin warm in perfect vintage style, while the stretchy rib lace bandeau keeps your do impeccable til evening. A flirty outsize layered bow completes the look.
Knitting: Brimmed Hat
Inspired by 1940s and 50s pinup style, Robin is a dramatic teardrop-shaped tilt hat with a folded brim at the back which sweeps to a glamorous point in front. Designed to be worn to one side, like many hats of the period Robin is best worn with a hatpin. Trim with flowers or feathers for a hat that will really turn heads.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by springtime cherry blossoms and by traditional Japanese fabric designs, Flora uses worsted weight yarn to make a suprisingly delicate romantic lace shawl. Incorporating 3 lace patterns, this shawl makes extensive use of cluster stitches to form pretty flower shapes.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by stylised bird sculptures and temple screens, this pattern can be worked up quickly in just 500m of worsted yarn for a small shoulder shawl. or easily resized with the provided instructions. This means you can use any yarn and hook you like!
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This lacy shawl is deceptively easy, working up in just 30 rows of single and double crochet stitches, and requiring just 500m of worsted yarn, making it a great last-minute gift or quickie project. You could also use a lacier yarn and/or larger hook to make a more delicate shawl.
Crochet: Slippers
Some people are scared of rats, but as anyone who has owned these smart little critters as a pet knows, rats are pretty darned adorable, They’ll also know that you can’t wear socks around ratties, as socks are apparently one of the natural enemies of ratkind. So how can a rat lover keep their toes warm? With these cute and cosy slippers, of cou...
Knitting: Scarf, Shawl / Wrap
Peronel is a relatively small scarf which starts as an elongated triangle in a simple lace pattern, then is transformed into an elegant crescent by the more challenging border.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
These colourful, lacy, textured, cheerful socks are worked from the toe up with a gusset and slipstitched flap heel. Using up to 7 colours of a light worsted-weight yarn, they knit up amazingly quickly and are super cosy under boots or to wear around the house. The lace pattern has texture and a slight ripple effect, and is simple enough for le...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Yellowjacket is a large triangular shawl, worked top down from the centre outward in sport or fingering weight yarn. Hexagonal lace sections, reminiscent of honeycombs, are simple to knit, whilst a double row of bee motifs, worked using twisted stitches and Estonian gathered stitches add challenge to satisfy the more experienced knitter. Flower...
Crochet: Afghan block
Streamers representing the threads of Orihime’s loom decorate the streets during the Star festival, Tanabata Matsuri.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Tightly closed buds swell and grow fuzzy before bursting into glorious leaf in this small triangular shawl, which works up quickly in worsted-weight yarn. Featuring a tab cast-on with a decorative edging and spine, twisted stitches, and double yarnovers, the airy columnar edging is worked on both sides. Inset leaves add a finishing touch and a ...
Knitting: Scarf
Using a single skein of sock yarn, Spring Leaf is a long crescent scarf/shawlette with a lace body, a decorative edging and spine, and a leaf-and-fan border which works well with self-striping or variegated yarns.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
This booklet contains patterns for 8 Irish crochet motifs inspired by Doctor Who, along with directions for creating a cosy shawl with central Irish Lace panel, which should keep you warm if the Doctor comes knocking and whisks you off while you’re still in your nightie.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by the badges of Knightly orders, Chevalier is suited to the intermediate-to-advanced knitter. Cables, twists, smocked and embossed stitches give a richness of textural detail, while openwork rib, basketweave mesh, and traditional lace stitches give lightness as well as warmth. The unusual scooped-out half circle shape drapes prettily ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Beginning with a simple lace pattern, and taking inspiration from Japanese temple architecture, Lotus is a richly textured half-octagon shawl that will stay comfortably on your shoulders. The shawl, knitted top-down, features sweeping lace ‘petals’, reverse stockinette panels and nupps which give textural interest, and a knit-as-you-go lace bor...
Knitting: Beret, Tam
A face-flattering slouchy tam with an intricate Celtic-knot snowflake design.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Named for a species of clematis, this shoulder shawl knits up quickly in a worsted weight yarn. Increases on every row give a highly wearable shape, with extra long points and a slight crescent curve. Reverse stockinette, delicate cabled vines and 3-dimensional leaves give lots of texture to the body of the scarf without adding bulk, while a de...