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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.
Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads
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.
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.
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
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 ...
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: 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.
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...
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.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.
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.
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: 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...
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 ...
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: 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: 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.
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.
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!
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.