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Need a quick, yet impressive gift? An Igloo headband can be made in an evening. If you are inclined, the headband may, at the last minute, be developed into a hat too. This fabric is warm and reversible, with a different pattern on the second side.
Knitting: Cloche Hat
Christabel Cloche A stylish hat created from a single strip of 72 equilateral triangles. Trimmed with an English Brioche Stitch brim and lining for extra warmth (optional). An ideal project for the knitter on the move, whilst offering plenty of freedom for your own design ideas. Two contrasting yarns, a single color or oddments may be used.
This is a scrumptious, totally reversible, warm little hat, all knit in one piece. When you’re done knitting, you just need to darn in a couple of ends. The bonnet is worked flat in double-layer knitting and folded into the round to complete the crown. Pattern contains both charted and written directions and a detailed swatch.
A textured, quilted beauty. A two-layer scarf with negative/positive patterning which brings out the beauty of a variegated yarn.The colour changes are created by drawing the far layer stitches through the near layer ones which also adds dimension to the surface of the fabrics.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap, Cuffs
A decorative sideways-knit neck or wrist-warmer with short row shapings. These are enhanced by the use of scallop holes of different sizes. Minimal finishing is required. The final garment can be fastened with buttons or joined in the round.
Impress your friends with this warm reversible scarf! The two sides are dramatically different, the better to draw attention to your double-knitting prowess. There is also an option to spice things up with the addition of the ‘pearls’ as you progress.
Knitting: Tote, Purse
An outrageous bag for the light-hearted knitter. Worked in the round with integral strap loops made in the edge before moving into two-colour stranded knitting. The teats are knitted into the udder using waste yarn openings with an optional double-knitting method given to speed the knitting of the teats.
Knitting: Scarf, Throw
A reversible, infinitely expandable, blanket or scarf, knitted in garter-stitch entrelac. Fun to knit and most attractive when knit in hand-dyed yarn or one with a long colour gradation. The size of the units may be adapted to suit the colour repeat of your yarn.
Although not a quick knit, this makes excellent carry-around knitting for the ardent knitter once the pattern is established. The interconnected two-layer fabric is made with a basic double-knitting technique. Options are given for both a gauntlet and a straight cuff, as well as for a closed or open casing at the wrist
This was so much fun to knit, I had to force myself to stop! Two-layer double-knitting in a negative/positive design with the added zest of textured, contrasting Reverse Stocking Stitch motifs. Easy to memorize, and a blast to knit. Impress your friends and baffle your enemies with this beauty!
Knitting: Ankle Sock
With the optional double-knit soles, this is a pair of warm socks! The dark background color enhances the brightness of the variously colored zigzag rings that continue from the leg right on to the toes. Begun with a provisional cast-on, these lovelies can be extended further up the leg or tastefully trimmed with bells and a fringe for that friv...
The ultimate comforter! Delectably cozy and, through the use of a basic two-colour-per-row double-knitting technique, absolutely beautiful on both sides. Although this is a large project, once the colour pattern is established, it cruises along quite speedily without the need to constantly refer to the chart.
A most spectacular and fast way of spreading your yarn $$$ or creating an intriguing fabric in jig time! (It incorporates more air into your knitting.) This scarf may be worked either widthwise or lengthwise according to taste: the two fabrics look remarkably different.
Knitting: Ankle Sock
Summary Pattern adaptable to different gauges and foot sizes. Top-down, written for 5 x double-pointed needles, heel flap, common wedge toe. Option for starting with Scalloped Turn-Over Top or Ruffled Turn-Over Top. 2x2 Ribbing, with ribbing continuing on heel flap.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Summary Pattern adaptable to different gauges and foot sizes. Top-down, written for five double-pointed needles, garter stitch short row heel, spiral toe. Option for starting with Wavy Cuff or Sideways Stitch Garter Cuff. Features Estonian Fishtail stitch pattern.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Summary Pattern adaptable to different gauges and foot sizes. Top-down, written for five double-pointed needles, features Garter Stitch Short Row heel, Garter Stitch Common Wedge toe. Option for starting with Tubular cast-on. Stockinette socks with 1x1 ribbing at top.