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eBook : 15 patterns

A collection of fifteen festive stockings. Some are plain and simple, others are a little more flamboyant - there’s sure to be something to appeal to all members of the family.

eBook : 8 patterns

A collection of my favourite patterns for fingerless mittens. Buy all eight patterns for £6 - bought individually they would add up to £12 so that’s a great saving for many hours of happy knitting, and wearing, these stylish handwarmers.

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Knitting: Bag - Other
A roomy, across-the-body style bag featuring ribs that gently merge together towards the top of the bag, then form a cable on the strap. A matching cable forms the tab which is held closed by a hidden magnetic fastener, and decorated with a large feature button.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The picot edge and criss-cross ribbons add a touch of glamour and excitement to these luxurious fingerless mittens. The ribbon section is edged with bobbles.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A fun hat for all the family, in four sizes to fit small children up to adults. Head circumference 48cm/50cm/52cm/55cm.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Make yourself and your friends a selection of little trees, parcels, bells and baubles to bring some seasonal cheer.
Knitting: Tote
You will need 250gr of aran weight yarn for this project - a colour-changing yarn is perfect as it will show off the pattern. The bag is knitted as a continuous spiral starting at the bottom. The handles are worked separately. The designer recommends that the finished bag has a sewn-in lining to add body and shape.
Knitting: Pillow
An unusual stitch combined with tiny beads makes a wonderful textured pattern on this large, sumptuous cushion. The tuck stitch is made by slipping stitches on previous rows, forming long ‘floats’ of yarn which are then gathered together on a later row. Choose a smooth yarn for good stitch definition.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These easy-to-make mittens are suitable for any double knit weight yarn. 50gr of yarn is needed. Beads are optional.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A quirky, versatile hat that can be worn either ‘Bellybutton’ style with the top pushed in, or ‘Mountain’ style with the point outwards.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
A simple but effective design which uses two different yarns to make an interesting, textured blanket.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Ever so easy…….worked in garter stitch with simple increases and decreases, these mitts have no thumbs and are worked as a square which is then folded into shape. A conspicuous seam adds detail, and a little ruffled flower adds a final flourish. Both mittens are knitted the same, and a self-striping or variegated yarn highlights the ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Not keen on sewing seams? These cute mittens feature a buttonhole band, cardigan style, to add detail. Choose matching buttons for a touch of chic, or try a mis-matched set for a whimsical finish.
Knitting: Legwarmers
These easy-knit legwarmers use 200gr of DK yarn. You will also need 22 buttons.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These mitts use only one 25gr ball of luxury angora yarn and make a lovely treat for yourself or a friend. The suggested yarn goes a long way, so if a substitute is used allow extra.
Knitting: Pillow
This cushion cover features a three-button fastening and is worked in an easy-to-knit cable pattern.
Knitting: Headband
A fashionable wide headband that uses one 50gr ball of chunky yarn.
Knitting: Tote
A quick-to knit bag, knitted in Chunky yarn on 5mm needles to make a dense fabric. A good size for everyday use, the finished bag measures approx 22cm wide, 26cm deep, and is fastened with two buttons. A plaited strap and fabric lining add the finishing flourishes.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Don’t all girls, grown up ones too, harbour a secret wish to be a ballerina? Indulge you Swan Lake fantasies with this shapely ballet shoe, complete with satin ribbon ties.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Here’s the perfect stocking for any biker – complete with studs, straps and a sturdy zip.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
A cute stocking that will appeal to girls of all ages. Choose pretty buttons for the strap, or metal buttons for a different look.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Looking for a stocking for a stylish lady? This one will fit the bill perfectly. How about making one in red with white fun fur trim for a chic Mrs Claus?
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
A textured seasonal design that will appeal to anyone who enjoys fruit or wine.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Here’s one for all those rugged kilt-wearers – a lovely cabled stocking that would look fine hanging from any mantelpiece.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This ladylike design is decorated with ribbons. Choose a colour to tone with your yarn, or select a contrast for a bolder look.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This one’s for all those sexy ladies who like a bit of old-fashioned glamour! This design was inspired by fully-fashioned hosiery which was commonplace until the 1960’s when many ladies switched from stockings to the convenience of tights. There’s a seam down the back and a neat Cuban heel, and a cheeky red garter adds a final flourish.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
A cute little stocking with bells for added jingle!
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
A plain and simple, no-frills stocking which can be knitted in your favourite colours and either left as it is or decorated with appliqués, sequins or pom-poms. The teeny size makes a cute decoration for the Christmas tree.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This design was inspired by traditional Northern European colourwork designs.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
A gorgeous stocking featuring metallic yarn and tiny beads for added sparkle.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
A good old-fashioned traditional design.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
An unusual beaded tree with a fabulous 3D effect adorns this stocking. It’s an easy technique that gives impressive results! For a snowy tree, use a white fun fur yarn for the cast-on edge of each ruffle.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
This regal stocking will look very grand hanging from the mantelpiece. The crowns are embellished with sew-on acrylic gems to add an opulent touch and Lurex yarn adds sparkle. If you can’t find DK yarn in gold, a good substitute is Twilley’s Goldfingering – use two strands instead of one to get the best effect.
Knitting: Clutch
Easy to make purse is knitted in one piece. Matching increases and decreases add an interesting feature to the fabric, and a button completes the look.
Knitting: Table Setting - Other
If you’re looking for an unusual and useful table decoration this little dish will certainly fit the bill. It’s knitted on two needles, and after machine-felting the whole thing is shaped inside a pie dish and left to dry. The simple styling is enhanced by optional beads.
Knitting: Scarf
Here’s one of those designs that looks simple but hides a few cunning secrets in the construction. There’s no obvious cast on – and if you choose a colour-changing yarn it highlights the edging beautifully!
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
A neat little case made using DK weight wool. Twin pocket styling keeps your DS safe as well as providing storage for games, styli and accessories.
Knitting: Puppet
A simple stashbuster pattern for a set of nautical finger puppets and a boat for them to sail in. You will need small amounts of yarn, as well as coloured felt pieces, sequins, fabric glue and googly eyes.
Knitting: Scarf
This unusual design features a ruffle snaking along the length of the scarf. It would suit a knitter with some experience.
Knitting: Pillow
This circular cushion is shaped using short-rows, and can be knitted in any combination of colours to match your decor. The work begins with a provision cast on, and Kitchener stitch is used to join the first and last rows to form an invisible seam. The yarn is wrapped around the neighbouring stitch at every turn to prevent holes appearing in th...
Knitting: Bib
An easy-to-knit baby bib, worked sideways entirely in garter stitch. The picture is optional, and is embroidered on afterwards.
Knitting: Glasses Case
This case features a simple but effective beaded motif, and is fastened with a button. The originals were lined with microfibre cleaning cloth which is gentle on spectacle lenses.
Knitting: Slippers
A quick knit, these slippers are knitted flat with a retro-style ribbed toe section. They can be decorated with an i-cord bow trim, or you can add a pom-pom, flower or anything else that takes your fancy.
Knitting: Purse
This pretty bag uses two yarns together (the designer suggests a DK weight yarn and a mohair yarn) on large needles for a quick-to-knit felted bag that can be decorated with beads for a final flourish. The bag is knitted sideways in a fan shape using short-row shaping.
Knitting: Coaster
A set of three circular doyleys especially designed for use on a cakestand. Each doyley has a hole in the middle specifically for use on a traditional cakestand, but if you need the hole in there’s instructions for that too. Each doyley is decorated with seed beads and satin ribbon.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mitts feature a simple smocking stitch which is easy to master and very effective.
Knitting: Tote
The infinity symbol handles will appeal to mathematical and scientific types as well as those who are looking for an easy-to-knit stylish bag.
Knitting: Purse
This little bag is cube-shaped when it’s open, hence the name. It uses 5 x 50gr balls of Freedom Spirit. The optional flap is fastened with a magnetic closure or press-stud and a button is added for decoration.
Knitting: Bag - Other
This sideways-knitted bag is worked in one piece, with the strap appearing to grow out of the top and disappearing into the base. Although the section where the strap joins the main body of the bag looks daunting, the effect is achieved very easily and full instructions are included in the pattern. Cables are used to give an interesting texture,...
Knitting: Rug
This is a ‘recipe’ for making your own spiral. You can use any thickness of yarn with appropriate sized needles, and when you have read the notes you will be able to experiment and create placemats, cushions, blankets and bedspreads.
Knitting: Purse
An easy-to-knit bag, with a front flap featuring knotted ends which is suitable for any chunky-weight yarn.
Knitting: Doll
This cute family of snowpeople can be made from one 100gr ball, with oddments of yarn for the hats and scarves. Black beads resembling coal are used for the eyes, mouth and buttons.
Knitting: Home - Other
These illuminated festive friends are great stashbusters. You will also need plastic canvas for stiffening, buttons for the Smowman and Santa and beads for the tree. Each conical contains a set of battery-operated LED lights - please don’t use mains lights as they can generate a lot of heat and may pose a fire risk.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A simple-to-knit shawlette that can be made in 4ply, 3ply or sock yarn. You will need 100gr yarn and 102 beads to make this design. The pink shawlette in the picture was made from pure silk which has a beautiful drape, and the striped version was knitted in sock yarn.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
A simple-to-knit baby blanket with a cute knotted tie in each corner.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This lacy, crescent-shaped shawlette fits neatly around the shoulders. Knitted in 4 ply or laceweight yarn and featuring a delicate eyelet pattern it’s a breeze to knit. The knitting starts at the long cast-on edge with a gently scalloped edging, then decreases towards the centre.
Knitting: Tote
A neat triangular bag with added peony motif. The centre of the flower is highlighted with a pretty button.
Knitting: Cozy - Other
Quick-to-knit plant pot jackets in three sizes to fit different shapes of plant pot. Largest size uses 2 X 100gr ball, medium uses 2 X 100gr ball and smallest uses 1 X 100gr ball. The finished jackets can be trimmed with buttons, buckles or beads, or left plain.
Knitting: Jewelry - Other
This sweet little flower can be made in a few hours and uses less than 50gr of yarn and 75 beads, with a button or extra beads for the centre. The pattern instructions are for DK weight yarn and 4mm needles which makes a flower approx. 7cm/2.5” diameter, but you can experiment with other yarns and needles to get different sizes and effects...
Knitting: Containers, Hanger Cover
A delightfully old-fashioned bedroom set comprising a nightie case, makeup case, padded coathanger and scented sachet. The lacy petal design is accentuated with narrow satin ribbon which is threaded through the eyelet holes. The cases are lined with fabric and finished with a ribbon tie.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
Add a regal touch to your teatime with this bejewelled teacosy. Can also be worn on the head for those with royal aspirations!
Knitting: Purse
A sweet little bag that features diagonal ruffles along the edge of the front flap. The pattern includes instructions for two sizes - a dinky 23cm x 15cm and a larger 27cm x 24cm. The large size uses 150gr DK yarn plus 50gr contrast for the ruffles, and the smaller uses 100gr, plus 50gr contrast.
Knitting: Tote, Purse
A large trapezium- or triangular-shaped large shoulder bag, having a short top side, a long bottom side, and the left and right sides sloping outwards. It is knitted sideways with short-row shaping and has a ribbed effect, with optional appliqued flowers made on a flower loom.
Knitting: Home - Other
This trio of Christmas greetings cards can be made using small amounts of yarn and beads/sequins. The finished motifs are glued onto cards which will be treasured by the recipients.
Knitting: Tote
This bag features a delicate leaf trim around the top of the bag which is echoed in the lacy pattern around the base. To make this pattern you need 150gr of DK yarn, plus a pair of 12cm circular bag handles and suitable lining fabric.
Knitting: Cardigan
Specially designed with the fuller figure in mind, this design is ideal for self-striping yarns – the stripes run vertically which is always flattering. Short-row shaping nips the waist in at the sides, and a flared back hem emphasises the curvy shape of the garment. The three-quarter length sleeves are finished with a double cuff to match the e...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat features a wide band with twisting cables and bobbles with a stocking stitch crown. The cable panel can be used on its own to make a fashionable wide headband. Smooth yarns work best for this design, making the cables look crisp and defined.
Knitting: Scarf
A long, slim scarf than can be knitted to any length you require. 100gr of yarn will make a scarf approx 120cm long, 150gr will measure approx 180cm long.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
A two-way pattern than can be made with or without thumbs. A self-striping or variegated yarn shows off the spiral construction, and each mitt can be worn on the left or right hand so that the spirals can twirl in either direction. A provisional cast-on is used, which is later grafted to the final row of knitting to form a neat, seamless tube. A...
Knitting: Stocking
Make this set in team colours to keep any spectator warm during those long, cold hours watching their favourite sport. Both pieces are knitted in a brioche stitch variation which makes a beautifully thick and textured fabric. The right side features deep ridges and the reverse side resembles garter stitch.
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
A sweet little bag that’s so versatile! Ideal to use as a ball caddy whilst knitting – it keeps yarn clean, stops it from rolling about the place and protects it from playful cats. Why not knit one in pastel shades and fill it with supplies for a new baby, or choose a silky, lustrous yarn to create a slinky evening bag? It’s a cinch to knit, so ...
Knitting: Hanging Ornament
Little scented heart sachets make sweet gifts, and can be decorated with buttons, beads, ribbons, bows or anything else that takes your fancy.
Knitting: Purse
This cute little bag features three ruffles across the top. The pattern includes instructions for knitting beads into the ruffles, as well as how to graft the ruffles onto the bag. Suggestions for making different types and lengths of handles are also included.
Knitting: Toy Plant
These cheerful little trees can be made with textured or plain yarn, and optional beads add pretty detail. Knit one for a festive table centrepiece, or make a whole forest to fill a windowsill or mantelpiece.
Knitting: Scarf
This simple design features a chevron eyelet pattern and zig-zag edges for added interest.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This design was inspired by the clematis ‘Mr President’ and the finished shape is 5/8 of a circle. The shawl is knitted from the edge inwards, so the number of stitches decreases as the work progresses. You will need 2x100gr balls of 4ply yarn for this design. It can also be knitted in laceweight yarn on 4mm needles for a finer, more...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Twining stems and dainty leaves form a pretty pattern on these feminine mittens. Each mitten is a mirror image of its twin, so there are separate instructions for each hand.
Knitting: Purse
This bag can be embellished with as many or as few beads as you wish. The designer was inspired after watching rain droplets, and the choice of yarn colours continues the watery theme.
Knitting: Decorative - Other, Softies - Other
These opulent decorations look fabulous in metallic yarns and would make a wonderful table decoration. Each crown uses small amounts of yarn and stuffing, and can be decorated with as many beads as you wish to make crowns fit for a King.
Knitting: Scarf
An easy-knit reversible scarf with a pretty zig-zag lace design which is formed by working short rows. Make a short or long scarf – it’s entirely up to you. Use a laceweight or 4 ply yarn on large needles and watch your zigzags grow! Gauge/tension is unimportant.
Knitting: Cardigan
UPDATE! A new version of this pattern is now available including sizes to fit Preemie, 14” and 16” chests.
Knitting: Bathroom
If you like Futurama, you’ll love Bender! He’s a handsome addition to the top of your cistern and he’ll guard your spare roll.
Knitting: Scarf
A deceptively simple design which only has two rows. This would make an ideal project for a newbie knitter, and it only uses 100gr of yarn although you could use more to make a longer scarf. The stitch pattern creates a fabulous textured fabric that resembles patterns on bicycle tyres, but you don’t have to be a keen cyclist to knit this!
Knitting: Pet Toys
These cute toys use small amounts of yarn and make great stashbusters. You will also need stuffing, and a little bit of optional catnip makes them irresistible to kitties.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a simple one-row pattern that is perfect for a newbie knitter who is looking for something a little different. Dan wanted a really long scarf so I used 150gr of yarn, but you could use less for a shorter version if you prefer. A colour-changing yarn emphasises the diagonal styling of the design.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament, Softies - Other
A set of three different Chinese Lanterns. Choose from round, elongated or pointed and decorate them with sequins, braids and beads. Red and gold are traditional, but you can use any colours. Each lantern uses small amounts of yarn and stuffing.
Knitting: Purse
Pretty little purse that can be decorated with beads and sequins. Fastens with a button. A strap can be made from i-cord, ribbon or plaited yarn.
Knitting: Scarf
A sidewayknitted scarf that uses a small amount of yarn (less than 50gr). The fringes at each end are threaded with beads and sequins.
Knitting: Cozy - Other
Nibbler is a sweet addition to your bathroom and will guard your spare roll. He’s a must for all Futurama fans.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Neat little stashbusting pattern which is ideal to use up oddments of DK yarn. Finish with a cute button and ribbon loop fastening. Knitted flat, then seamed.
Knitting: Animal Toy
If you can cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and cast off then you can make a Swapsie Cat. He was inspired by the Knitted Kitty Swap on Ravelry, so go ahead and make a kitty for yourself, your swap partner or a friend.
Knitting: Animal Toy
Sweater Cat is a very stylish Kitty who can be personalised however you like. He would make a great team mascot wearing club colours, or you might prefer an elegant lady cat in a fine cashmere sweater. Finished size is approx. 28cm/11” tall.
Knitting: Purse
Easy-to-knit purse which can be decorated with beads and sequins. Fastened with a ribbon drawstring.