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Welcome to Brighton! This design is worked in single coloured rows on a circular needle which creates an interesting, reversible two tone lace effect with a wonderfully springy texture. The scarf is not only named in honour of my hometown here in the UK but like many of my designs it celebrates my West Indian heritage as there’s also a Brighton ...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This generously sized design begins with a central spine of undulating lace with side wings that are created by picking up and knitting into the side edges of the spine and working towards the bottom edge. This shawl is more ‘bat-like’ than triangular and although the pattern begins on straight needles and is worked in rows I recomm...
This is a simple, fun design which plays with stripes of trebles and half trebles that run vertically down the length of the scarf. Here I’ve used a spicy combination of colours for a really bold look but it’s great way to use up small amounts of 4ply that would also work well in a mix of cooler shades. As the stripes on this design run vertical...
This is the fourth release from the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts collection. The seed for this design was sewn when I made a pair of fingerless gloves for my husband Sam. I love the combination of twisted stitch ribs and moss stitch with a cable that entwines on the back of the hand and knitting the 2nd and 3rd fingers in rib whilst the others finger...
Mrs T’s Mittens is the first design from the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts collection of 5 mitten and glove designs featuring Jeanette Sloan Baby Alpaca DK. With each release the patterns will be available individually as PDFs (priced at £3.00) or collectively as an ebook priced at £8.00 from December 2013.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This beanie is worked in a clever two colour quilted stitch that uses 2 different methods of slipping stitches to create a gorgeously dense fabric that’s snug to wear. I’ve chosen a rich colour combination of chestnut and fuschia but it would also look great worked in a single colour for a more subtle textural look
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This shawl is a simple triangle shape but generously sized with vertical lines of a teardrop shaped lace motif travelling down its length. Knitted from the bottom up you’ll need to transfer from single point needles to circular needles in order to accommodate the full width as the work grows.
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
This pretty and feminine shrug is worked in a lace pattern that edges each armhole then travels across the back in openwork ladders. The shrug, knitted in 4ply Baby Alpaca & silk begins with a bobble edge cast on and is then worked in 2 pieces which are grafted together at the centre back.
Knitting: Mittens, Gloves, Fingerless Gloves
This design is both pretty & versatile as it offers 3 different styles from the same pattern for 3 very different looks. The basic pattern is for a plain glove with the fern pattern placed on the back of the hand but there are also instructions for lacy fingerless mitts and beaded mittens. Sized to fit an average ladies’ hand all styles are ...
Zig-zagging cables and vertical columns of 1 x 1 rib are worked over a background of reverse stocking stitch creating this densely textured stitch pattern. The cushion can be backed with a bright woven fabric in a matching colourway for a modern interiors look
This design uses the provisional crochet cast on method which allows the columns of tapered calliper cables to grow out of the centre of the cushion. With slip stitches used to create subtle stripes which break up the areas of stocking stitch this cushion is backed with a bright woven fabric for a modern interiors look
Knitting: Scarf, Accessories - Other
Infinity scarves continue to be very ‘on trend’ and this one uses a simple 2 row repeat to create a large, crochet-effect openwork fabric. Edie is great for last minute gift knitting as it’s very quick to knit (in fact you could cast on now and have it finished this evening). Wear it long or wrapped double around the neck for when you need...
This isn’t really deep enough to be a snood so I’m calling it a collar but either way it’s a great way to add a splash of colour to an outfit. Worked in the round on a circular needle the lozenge name is taken from the shape of the mock cable motif, lace and bobble pattern.
The gently curving side edges on this scarf are created by a combination of yarn overs and double central decreases which create the lace motifs. Knitted in a worsted spun 100% cashmere yarn the scarf is worked in two pieces so that the pattern travels from the ends towards the centre and then grafted using Kitchener stitch. A lightweight but lu...
Knitting: Messenger Bag
This easy to wear design is suitable for knitters from advanced beginner upwards. Generously sized it’s knitted on straight needles the decoration is created by knitting with 3 colours of beads with shaping kept deliberately simple so that you can enjoy the beadwork. As the bag is knitted in Rowan Denim and takes into account the shrinkage...
This easy to wear design is suitable for knitters from advanced beginner upwards. Knitted on straight needles the decoration is created by knitting with 2 colours of beads with shaping kept deliberately simple so that you can enjoy the beadwork. As the bag is knitted in Rowan Denim and takes into account the shrinkage of the yarn I would advise ...
Inspired by the colours of the souk in Marrakesh this bag is knitted flat on two needles with a base worked in slip stitch stripes which creates a bright contrast to the bag sides which are worked i n intarsia, swiss darning and subtle 2 colour bead knitting. After felting which gives the bag it’s structure, several embroidery techniques ~ chain...
The design is great for a beginner as it uses simple knit & purl with a touch of slip stitch for effect. The mock cable detail is worked on a background of reverse stocking stitch. You could easily make this scarf more generous in size by increasing the length
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These fingerless mittens are cosily soft and will definitely keep you warm throughout the chilly season. Ideal for an advanced beginner / intermediate knitter this design uses simple knit & purl, a touch of slip stitch for effect and basic shaping for the thumbs.
Knitting: Sachet, Hanger Cover
This pattern was originally published under my maiden name of Jeanette Trotman and was called ‘Bedroom Set’ although you could of course use it anywhere! It’s a great stash project as you only need a ball of each yarn and it’s quick to knit so it’s also ideal for a last minute gift