Laura Whittington (Knitting Emporium)

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Knitting: Baby Blanket
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Knitting: Blanket - Other
Hot air balloons are a familiar sight over Bristol every year as it is the site of the Balloon Fiesta. This fun blanket uses the modular knitting technique familiar to Horst Schulz or Alison Ellen. The first strip of balloons is knitted and subsequent strips of balloons are joined as you knit. Between the strips there are garter stitch rows.
Knitting: Electronics Cozy
Knit in DK yarn on 4 mm needles (US 6) this is a very quick knit. It makes a useful cozy for those irritating earphones which lie around and get tangled with other things.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
There is an Edwardian painting by Algernon Telmage in Bristol Museum and Art Gallery called The Mackerel Shawl. I was struck by how contained the woman in the painting appeared, especially due to the goldfish in the bowl next to her. I immediately wanted to design my own Mackerel Shawl and show it outside closer to nature. This is the result.
Knitting: Hanging Ornament, Wall Hanging, Decorative - Other
If you get up at five a.m. during the balloon fiesta in
Knitting: Cowl
For anyone who loves a playful use of colour.
Knitting: Cowl
The abutilon is a type of plant used to treat wounds. I was inspired by its color variations and simple shape. Using a variegated yarn will result in a zigzag pattern over the chevrons, pointing in the opposite direction, which stand out attractively against the dark background yarn.
Knitting: Baby Blanket
Hot air balloons are a familiar sight over Bristol every year as it is the site of the Balloon Fiesta. To celebrate this I have designed this baby pram size blanket although it could easily be made in a larger size, say as a picnic blanket.
Knitting: Scarf
This stunning two colour brioche stitch scarf is inspired by the bracts of the bougainvillea plant. It has a leaf pattern which would show off a variegated yarn against a solid colour. The stitch pattern is reversible but not precisely the same so that the back of the scarf adds interest but has a less defined leaf pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Trees in winter create distinctive lines which I found inspiring. The two colour brioche stitch creates a bouncy fabric which is both soft and warm.
Knitting: Scarf
This beautiful scarf uses a dark background to make a variegated yarn stand out. It is reversible with the dark leaves standing out against the lighter background when you flip it over.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Triangular brioche stitch shawl starting from the lower tip of the triangle and worked up.