Monica Russel

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eBook : 6 patterns

This booklet includes six patterns and is available for £5.00 from The Knit Knacks as a hardcopy volume.

Patterns available as Ravelry Downloads

Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Stay cosy and warm on cool winter evenings in this pretty gradient shawl with textured diamond lace,
Knitting: Pullover
Light and bright, this cheerful striped jumper for kids is ideal for keeping breezy trips to the seaside warm and cosy. The yarn comes in 47 colours, so there are plenty of options to personalise the colour scheme.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is a classical beret that comes in two widths, one that fits snuggly and the other that is floppier. It is completed in the round. The brim is completed in a two colour rib and the remaining pattern is done in Fair Isle using the six colours. Each ball of yarn is only 25g and you will need 6 balls for the pattern. Kits are also avaiable.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Whether you like walking on wintry days, cycling through the park or having an outdoor adventure then this hat will keep you warm and looking stylish. There are both written instructions and a chart for the fair isle. The pom –pom is optional but would be great for teenagers and their parents alike.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top, Sweater - Other
This is a truly versatile garment where one size fits all.The finished measurement is 62in and because of the drape it looks great from the petit to the well rounded. It is a good introduction to fair- isle knitting, as only part of the garment requires colour changes. The jumper is knitted flat and seamed after completion. It can be worn on it...
Knitting: Cardigan
Keep little ones snug and warm in Monica Russel’s timeless cardigan design, a sweet and simple knit that works up quickly. This classic raglan crew-neck design works well for both boys and girls--make several in different colors for quick gifts!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
Make a grand entrance in this gorgeous lace top. Knitted in an aplaca and silk mix, it’ll make you feel a million dollars!
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a fun unisex hat, that is knitted in the round. The alpacas form a border around the base and a chart is included to show the colourwork. Simply choose your favourite colours to knit it in. Two or three balls of DK yarn are neeeded depending on whether you add a pom pom.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a great cardigan for the little boy or girl in your life. It has a collar to make it a bit different from the norm. There is a chart to show the bird motif stitches and written instructions for the rest of the pattern. The pattern is from birth to 3 year olds. Tension needs to be checked to ensure the correct sizing. Colours are individ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a great weekend project and as it is knitted in the round it can be done wherever you are. The hat will fit an average sized head. You will need one ball of the main colour and a part ball for the dog motif and a a few metres for the lead.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a classical cardigan that is a welcome addition to any wardrobe. The pattern is sized from a 34” -46” chest. The gauge is for a standard DK yarn. The cardigan is knitted in one colour so simply choose your favourite one.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a great unisex jumper that has a pattern for a 32” -46”chest. It is knitted on straight needles and the pattern comes with full written instructions and a chart for the alpaca motif. It is knitted in a standard guage DK yarn.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
The hat has full written instructions and a chart for the bird motif. This hat can be knitted for a newborn baby up to a 3 year old. You will need one ball of DK yarn in each of your chosen colours.
Knitting: Poncho
This poncho has a textured body and is a quick knit. The pattern has 3 sizes from 3-4, 5-6 and 7 -8 years. A DK yarn is used in colours of choice.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is an easy pattern for a hat that is knitted in the round. It has a border of Alpacas and an optional pom-pom on the top of it. There are 4 sizes available ranging from 1 -8 year olds. One ball of each colour with make the hat.
Knitting: Pullover
This is a classically styled child’s jumper with buttons along one shoulder so that it is easy to put on and take off. The pattern has a border of Alpacas and then snow flakes running up the jumper. It is knitted in a standard guage DK yarn. The pattern has full written instructions and a chart for the motif. You will need between 2 and 4 50g b...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is a simple shawl which is great for all seasons. It comes in one size and the tension for the pattern is not important. You will need one x 100g skein of lace weight yarn approx 800m long.
Knitting: Blanket - Other
Keep baby warm and safe with Monica Russel’s chevron and lace baby pod.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Everyone loves a cable hat and this unisex one will be a great addition to your wardrobe. As it is knitted in a cream it will go with anything. If you want to treat yourself why not add the scarf/snood or wrist cuffs to your knitting projects. You will need 2 x 50g DK yarn
Knitting: Scarf
The scarf has a garter stitch border and a panel of cable.The scarf would look great with any outfit and is an accessory to go with the cable hat and wrist cuffs. If you would like a wider scarf simply add another pattern repeat. It can also be made longer by knitting additional multiples of 12 rows. For both amendments you will need another sk...
Knitting: Cowl
This is one of the simplest most effective patterns that you can knit. Simply use two contrasting colours, and away you go. There is no need for stitch markers as the change of colour is when you have knitted or purled a row in the opposite colour.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a classic unisex hat with a simple Fair Isle border. The pom pom adds fun and any of the colours from the pattern can be used to make it. The hat comes in one size that will fit an adult. I have used 5 colours of yarn for this project. Two 25g balls of the main colour are needed and part balls of the other 4 colours.
Knitting: Scarf
When the wind is whistling there’s nothing more satisfying than sending your kids to school snuggly warm. This hooded scarf in a chunky yarn entertains eager knitters with cable and alternating rib, whilst satisfying the impatient by knitting up speedily on 7mm needles. Pick up the hood from the finished scarf to make your colourful all-in-one ...
Knitting: Onesies
Even if you’re only months into your knitting journey we’re convinced you could give this gorgeous baby onesie a go. Worked mainly in stocking stitch, its shaping is straightforward and easily understood. Designer Monica Russel’s simple stripes in 4ply yarn are bang on-trend and can be altered to suit your colour preferences, or your stash.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat is knitted in the round using chunky yarn. It is a quick weekend project. I have made the pom-pom in a single colour but it could equally be made using strands of all the colours in the hat. The chart details the fair Isle pattern and full written instructions are given for the pattern. The base colour takes one ball of yarn and the sn...
Knitting: Cowl
This is a simple fair isle pattern that is repeated as you work the pattern. It is a single loop snood but could be adapted to make it larger.You need 5 x 25g balls of Scottish 2ply (other 4ply yarn). The kit is also available from my website.
Knitting: Cowl
This is one of the simplest most effective patterns that you can knit. Simply choose two colours in a DK yarn, a circular needle and away you go. There is no need for stitch markers as the change of colour is when you have knitted or purled a row in the opposite colour. The snood featured is knitted in speckledy Gold and speckledy Violet. The s...
Knitting: Poncho
This is a simple poncho that can be worn over clothing as an outer garment. Sizes for pattern are 4 -11 years. You will need between 8 - 12 balls of yarn depending on size.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
The hat is a great accessory for both men and women.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a straightforward pattern for a ladies cardigan. The pattern come in four sizes and is knitted in a standard gauge DK yarn. You will need 10 -12 balls of yarn depending on the size chosen. Just choose your favourite colour and away you go.
Knitting: Scarf
This lacy scarf will be great for those chilly autumn days. You have the option of knitting it with or without pom – poms.
Knitting: Onesies
Learning to walk or staying snug at naptime, little ones will love this sweet romper. A touch of colourwork makes this a fun item. The Romper is easy to get on and off and makes nappy changing easy as the crotch is fastened with poppers. The patterns is for newborns to little tikes and is the perfect gift for parents. The colour variations are ...
Knitting: Poncho
Talk about versatile! Worn over trousers, with a skirt or a dress, Monica’s lacy design is stylish and modern. Choose which way you wear it – as a shrug, a wrap or a poncho. The secret to its adaptability lies in its buttons. Fasten both sides to each other to create a poncho, fasten them at an angle to create a wrap, or join the top and bottom...
Knitting: Pullover
Monica Russel’s jumper is packed with texture. The cable stitch pattern creates a grid with a pebbly feel thanks to the slubby yarn in the yoke and the tops of the sleeves. A variegated yarn floods the rest of the jumper with rich colour. Made with a machine-washable yarn, this jumper will see many days of exploration in nature’s playground.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a great scarf for cool evenings that will keep the chill away and look elegant. It has been designed as a one skein pattern for C & H Fabrics and is knitted in a blend of baby alpaca and silk giving it a luxurious feel.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This is a fun pattern that contains full written instructions and a chart for the motif. The tea cosy will fit any standard sized tea pot. You will need 1 ball of the main colour and part balls of the two other colours. I sell the kit for this from my website.
Knitting: Scarf
This scarf is made using a lace stitch. It is a long scarf that can be wrapped around the neck twice. To make it wider simply add more pattern repeats.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This pattern combines a stocking stitch central panel with lace panels on either side of it. The pattern comes in four sizes to fit a 32in -42in chest. The smallest size only requires 2 skeins (367m each skein) of yarn and the largest size 4 skeins. I have used an alpaca yarn for this project as it is gorgeous to wear.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque, Hats - Other
Christmas is such a special time of year and a time for all the family to be festive. Knit your baby one of these cute hats and get them in the Christmas spirit. Alternatively, choose an alternative colour to make your own unique holiday hat.
Knitting: Poncho
This simple project is great for all ages and sizes. The poncho can be worn as an outer garment or as an alternative for a jumper. I have knitted it in two colours but it could equally well be knitted in a plain colour. A great factor is that there are no buttonholes as the buttons go through the spaces in the mock cable.
Knitting: Cup / Mug, Coffee / Tea Pot
Relax and unwind – it’s break time! Keep your coffee warm with this cafetière cosy and mug hug set. We love the cute spotty design, and it’s perfect for colourwork beginners too. Count your stitches carefully and you’ll be fine…
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a fun bobble hat knitted in a fair isle pattern. There are three sizes to choose from: Small, medium and large. Just choose 3 colours of DK yarn and get knitting.
Knitting: Pullover
Little ones will love this seaside outfit, with a sweet hat and tunic. You can really make the set your own by mixing and matching the colours, and add a bit of frill to the thrill of sand castle building and ice cream eating.
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a classical Chanel look cardigan, knitted in stocking stitch with a moss stitch border in a different colour. It has pockets to set the design off. The pattern is sized between 34” and 50”. The smallest size requires 10 balls of yarn and the largest size needs 14 balls. I have used a lovely soft alpaca but the cardigan can be knitted in...
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This is a great garment for all seasons. It can be worn over a tee shirt, blouse or shirt and adds an extra layer on a chilly day. The slipover is knitted in a Fair Isle pattern using four colours of yarn.The smallest size needs 4 balls of the main colour and 4 other balls of yarn. The pattern has clear written instructions and contains a chart...
Knitting: Onesies, Cloche Hat
This pattern is for a pair of baby dungarees and a matching hat. There are 5 different size options from a prem baby to a 24 month old. Choose your favourite two colours for the stripes and get knitting. For the smallest size you will need 2 balls of each colour and for the 6 months upwards you will need 3 balls of each colour.
Knitting: Dress
This is a pattern for a little girls dress. The dress has a pretty picot edge cast on and the main body is knitted in stocking stitch with a textured stitch bodice. The bottom of the dress has a pretty strawberry motif.The dress comes in three sizes 2-3yrs, 3 -4yrs and 4-5yrs. For the smallest size you need 4 balls of the main colour and one of...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This project would suit a confident fair isle beginner, as it has a repetitive, rhythmic stitch pattern. Spring is the perfect season to breathe new life into your home, and it’s easy to do with just a few balls of yarn and a pair of needles. This pretty Fair isle pattern in soft pinks and blues reminds us of spring blossoms against the sky, bu...
Knitting: Pullover
This is a very versatile unisex pattern that can be knitted for an 81cm - 112cm chest. For the smallest size you will need 9 balls of yarn and for the largest size 12 balls of yarn. The pattern is suitable for a confident knitter. The jumper will look great over trousers or a skirt.
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This is a classical slipover for your toddler young child. It has a striped rib and the garment is knitted in stocking stitch at the back and stocking stitch with a central cable at the front. The stripes around the rib are optional. The top needs 2 balls of the main colour and one of the 2nd colour. The yarn used is an aran weight.
Knitting: Tee
The pattern is for a short sleeved Fair Isle Jumper with a picot edged neckline and button fastenings on the shoulder. It comes in two sizes, small and medium. A total of 6 balls of yarn are needed to complete the jumper, 3 of the main colour and one of each of the other fair isle colours.
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
This is a simple pattern for a bag where the yarn is used double to give the bag more body. The top of the bag and handles are knitted in a textured stitch. I have used three colours but if preferred a single colour could be used. One ball of each colour is required.
Knitting: Slippers
Step into comfort with these luxuriously soft and airy slippers. Decorated with simple cables and quicker to knit than you’d think, you’ll have your very own pair before you know it - plus, they’d be a perfect gift!
Knitting: Sleeveless Top
This is a pattern that has a shaped panel in the front and the back and lace panels at the side. The jumper was inspired by a vintage pattern. The back has three buttons to fasten the neck and this adds a pretty detail to the jumper. The jumper uses between three and four 50g balls of 4 ply yarn depending on the size. The jumper can be work on ...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This pattern is for a chunky cushion cover that is knitted in a cable pattern. The pattern is for a medium sized cushion pad and is knitted in an aran weight yarn used double. You will need 7 x 50g yarn and 4 large buttons for this project.
Knitting: Pullover
Ensure your little one is stylish this Christmas in a jumper and matching hat in festive colours. The photo is for a toddler but the pattern has graded sizing and both the hat and the jumper fit up to an 8 year old. Both patterns contain written instructions and a graph for the motif. Both items are knitted in a DK yarn that is lovely and soft ...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
The cosy is knitted in two parts. I have used the yarn double to make it chunky. The choice of colours is up to you but I like the funky look. To make the cosy you will need four different colours and one ball of each one. To make it more economical only two colours could be used.
Knitting: Christmas Stocking
Christmas Eve is a special time for hanging up your stocking. If they are hand made they are even more special. This stocking is knitted in a traditional stranded pattern and the charts make the motifs easy to follow. Once you’ve made one all your family and friends will want them. You will need one ball of each colour to make the stocking.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
This is a pattern for a simple sock that can be knitted plain or with a cable detail up the side. The yarn used is fantastic as it forms patterns just by knitting it. It is knitted using 4 needles. 1 skein of sock yarn is required for the pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a unisex cable beanie that will keep you lovely and warm on a chilly day. The pattern comes in two versions, one with a turnup rib and one with a single rib. This hat can accompany the cable snood, fair isle scarf or fair isle wrist warmers but can equally be worn as a stand alone item. All you have to do is choose your favourite colour...
Knitting: Shrug / Bolero
Pretty and stylish, this shrug is ideal for afternoons in the garden when the air is just starting to cool down a shade. It would look lovely with creamy colours but would be equally stunning contrasted with dark colours too. Pale green is a brand new colour for this season in King Cole’s Bamboo Cotton range, so it’s right up to the minute.
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
This is a simple large bag knitted in stocking stitch and using the fair isle technique for the motif. This project is a super quick knit as knits on 9mm needles.It comes in one size and needs 6 balls of super chunky yarn ( 3 of each colour).
Knitting: Drawstring Bag
This is a simple large bag knitted in stocking stitch and using the fair isle technique for the motif. This project is a super quick knit as knits on 9mm needles.It comes in one size and needs 6 balls of super chunky yarn ( 3 of each colour).
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This cable cosy will keep your brew lovely and warm. Holding the yarn double makes the cosy chunky for extra insulation and means the cables stand out beautifully. Go for neutral colour with bright roses, or mix and match your favourite shades.
Knitting: Cowl, Headband
This is a pattern for a lacy snood and a lacy headband that look great together but you could equally well knit just one of them. They are knitted in a soft linen that drapes beautifully but could equally well be knitted in a variegated or plain yarn. The snood requires 2 balls and for the headband you only need one ball.
Knitting: Home - Other
This organiser is a practical and fun project to knit. I have added texture to the background to make it less flimsy and to add an interesting background.
Knitting: Cowl
It is always fun to play with colours and for this snood you use 6 colours and several designs where the colours are mixed and matched. The snood wraps twice around the neck and will keep you lovely and warm on a chilly day. You will need 6 colours and an extra one of the main one. There are both written instructions and cahrts in the pattern.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a great snood for all seasons as the weight and type of yarn can be changed to suit the weather. Just choose your favourite colours and yarn and set aside a weekend or a few evenings for this project. The snood pattern is simple and effective as the simple lace pattern produces a zig zag edge which makes it a bit different to other snoo...
Knitting: Market bag (slouchy)
This pattern is for an open work shopping bag. The yarn is used double throughout and the bag is knitted on large needles which makes it a quick knit. To make the bag only 2 balls of cotton are needed.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This is a pretty cable tea cosy knitted in an aran yarn. I have added a pom pom in a contrasting shade but you could equally well use the main colour. The thickness of the aran will allow the tea pot to stay lovely and warm. The cosy will fit a standard sized teapot.
Knitting: Hot Water Bottle
Everyone loves to be snug and warm on a winter’s evening and what’s better than a comforting pretty hotwater bottle cover. This cosy uses sheep motifs that are set on a background of a stocking stitch variegated yarn. The cosy is knitted with large needles making it a very quick project. Both the young and old will love this pattern. The patter...
Knitting: Pullover, Beanie, Toque
This is a pattern for a baby/toddlers christmas jumper and hat. The pattern has graphs for the motifs and clear instructions on how to place the cable and knit the item.
Knitting: Cardigan, Dress, Beanie, Toque
This pinafore, jacket and hat set is just adorable! It would make a
Knitting: Pullover
This design is perfect for a practical jumper that can be passed down through the family. The classic shape will always look great, and the colours are fun without being over the top.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a really simple pattern to make a versatile garment and can be knitted by anyone who has learnt to cast on and off and do plain knitting. I have done it for a medium sized snood and the pattern could be adapted for a scarf. I used 2 balls of DK alpaca yarn.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This is a really old fashioned tea cosy that can be knitted in a sleeker alpaca wool or be big and chuky using aran wool. It will certainly keep your teapot warm.
Knitting: Cardigan, Booties, Pixie Hat
Knit all 3 patterns to have an adorable outfit for your baby/toddler. This pattern is suitable for a knitter with some experience and makes a good weekend project. I have used a DK Alpaca yarn but this could be substituted for any DK yarn with the same tension. 3 X 50g balls needed for all 3 items.
Knitting: Cardigan, Booties, Pixie Hat
These are a set of simple items to knit using stocking stitch.I have used UK Alpaca yarn to make this set of 3 baby items as they blend so well together. Colours of choice can be used from my range on my website or knitters can substitute a DK yarn with the same tension. The pattern is featured in Mums Knit. There are many colours in the patter...
Knitting: Cardigan
This is a classically shaped cardigan with a shawl collar that looks great with trousers as well as with a skirt or a dress. The pattern is easy to knit for a confident knitter. The length of the cardigan can be altered to suit individual taste and the border can be elaborate or a simple moss stitch. The pattern features raglan sleeves. I have ...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This hat has a snug fit and is stylish at the same time and is perfect to keep off the winter winds. You will need 3 balls of a dk yarn to make the hat.The hat is easy to make as it is knitted in stocking stitch with a ribbed border.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
The pattern was inspired by The Killing TV programme and was commissioned by a Danish customer. I have 2 sizes for the cosy, one to fit a standard sized teapot and one for a baby cosy. The wool is used double to give it extra body and insulation for the teapot. The cosy is economical to make as it only uses 2 balls of wool.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This pattern was inspired by a recent visit to an art exhibition and I came home feeling excited by using art as inspiration for a project. The pattern is straightforward to knit for a person who has mastered the basics and colours can be adapted to suit personal preferences. I have made the pattern suitable for an average sized teapot.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This is a really attractive tea cosy that is a good project for a few evenings of knitting. The finished cosy fits a standard sized teapot. The alpaca is used double to ensure a suitable thickness to keep your tea warm. The colour of the poppy can be varied to suit taste.
Knitting: Booties, Beanie, Toque
There are two patterns on this sheet for a matching pair of baby bootees and a hat. The pattern has four sizes ranging from newborn to 1 year. Both of these items are simple projects to knit and would be perfect as a gift. I have used modern colours but traditional ones could be used equally well. You will need one ball/skein of the main colour...
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
This is a new idea where one combines two items in one-a snood and a hat depending on your mood decide which to wear it as. The SNAT is knitted is a lovely alpaca yarn used double to give it some body. You need three balls of yarn and you can buy this from my website www.theknitknacks.co.uk. I have finished the item with some matching ribbon. T...
Knitting: Cowl, Hats - Other
This is a new idea where one combines two items in one-a snood and a hat depending on your mood decide which to wear it as. The SNAT is knitted is a lovely alpaca yarn used double to give it some body. You need three balls of yarn and you can buy this from my website www.theknitknacks.co.uk. I have finished the item with some matching ribbon. T...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These are very feminine wrist warmers that have ribbon at the cuff to add a certain chic. The patterns is one size but lengths and widths can be altered to suit your personal preference. I have knitted them in a UK Alpaca which is lovely and soft. There are 4 colours and I sell the yarns and kits on my website www.theknitknacks.co.uk
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This pattern contains written instructions to make a standard sized tea cosy. There is no gauge for this pattern as it is one size and the main thing is to use an aran weight wool. I have used classical red and white but it could be made in many different colours. You need one skein for the main part and less than half a skein for the motif and...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This pattern is knitted with a rib at the bottom and stocking stitch for the main body. The motif design has a chart with instructions. The tea cosy is very jolly and is fun to knit for the festive season. There are 4 colours in the pattern and I sell this as a kit with the right amount of yarn for the cosy. A helpful hint is to double DK wool ...
Knitting: Feet / Legs - Other, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
This pattern is suitable for a knitter with some experience. The wool is used double throughout to add body to the boot toppers. The toppers fit well over any boots to add a new dimension to them. I stock a range of colours in the wool so you can complement any outfit in your wardrobe. Why not knit the scarf and finger cuffs to make a complete ...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These are warm and cosy for the winter and can be knitted in a range of colours that are available from my website. The pattern can be adapted to suit your favourite length.
Knitting: Scarf
This is part of a set that was designed for Let’s Knit magazine. The scarf is very versatile and will help to keep you warm on chilly days.It is knitted in a simple lace pattern. If you would like a longer /shorter scarf simply change the numbers of rows. My pattern requires 3 balls of yarn.
Knitting: Headband, Feet / Legs - Other, Boot Cuffs / Toppers
This pattern sheet has two patterns, one for boot cuffs and one for a headband. It is knitted combining two skeins of luxury Alpaca yarn together to give body and interest to the items. I stock the kits for the items on my website. I have also published a book on boot cuffs in the Search Press 20 to make series which is available to order via m...
Knitting: Boot Cuffs / Toppers
This one of 20 patterns in my new book featuring a wide range of boot cuffs to suit all tastes.Books (£5.00 +pp) and kits can be ordered through my website www.theknitknacks.co.uk.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
These gauntlets have a luxurious feel as they are made from a super soft alpaca mixed with blue faced leicester wool. They are great as they can be machine washed on a 30 degree wool cycle. Although the pattern is for a striped version that could be knitted in a plain colour. You can adapt the length to make them longer or shorter.
Knitting: Headband
This is a vintage style headband made from a luxury british wool. The pattern can be adapted to a version without the gathering.The pattern has all the instructions you need to make either a wide or narrow headband and includes a picture of the finnished piece.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a very stylish hat that was inspired by the Audrey Hepburn breakfast at Tiffany’s era. I have knitted it in classical black and white so it will match all outfits. I have also made gauntlets to match. Both items are made from a lovely soft Aran.The lace adds a bit of panache.My patterns can be found on www.theknitknacks.co.uk and kits a...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a wearable beanie that suits both men and women depending on colours chosen. The hat slouches at the back giving it a modern touch. The 100% Alpaca is lovely to wear although it can also be done in a double knitting yarn. The double border helps the hat to retain its’ shape. You will need 1 1/4 skeins of the main colour and a skein of e...
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This is a simple pattern to produce perfect fingerless gloves. The basic pattern is for a short version but the rib could be extended if you want a longer glove. I have made the gloves in classical black and white Alpaca double knit and in Manos Silk blend to add colours without doing patterns. I sell the wool on my website and am happy to make...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is one of three patterns that was featured in Let’s Knit magazine in July 2011. The pattern can be made using a variety of colour schemes and is suitable for men and women. I have used an aran wool as it creates a good texture and will keep your head warm on chilly days. The hat goes well with the dropped stitch snood and the comfy legwarm...
Knitting: Cowl
This is a very simple snood to make. I have used the Silk Blend doubled to give it some weight and greater texture. The snood can also be made into a scarf but extra yarn will be needed. This is a quick project for people who have mastered the very basics of knitting. If you want to use a heavier weight yarn this is also fine. The snood will lo...
Knitting: Cowl
This is a great project for people new to knitting. The patterns can be denser by decreasing needle size or more open by going up a needle size. The pattern can also be used to knit a scarf but you will need extra yarn for this.
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This is a classical cushion cover that will fit into any room. I have made the cover in Artesano Aran wool which is lovely an soft.The main colour is white and the border colours can be changed to fit in with your colour scheme. The antique tea cosy uses the same grid. This cover has a fastening at the back which is made into a feature by using...
Knitting: Pillow / Cushion
This cushion cover was inspired by a visit to Hampton Court flower show. The cover looks great on a variety of chairs and it can be washed by hand. I stock the kits for making this which contain all the wools and make it more cost effective than buying wools separately.Look at my website for other patterns and kits www.theknitknacks.co.uk. The ...
Knitting: Legwarmers
This is a pattern that I have designed that can be knitted in colours of your choice. You will get both the Llama and the Panda grid so you can decide which you prefer. If you prefer longer legwarmers simply increase the length. You can find all my patterns on www.theknitknacks.co.uk and I supply both Artesano and Manos Del Uruguay wool.
Knitting: Beret, Tam
This is a classical beret that I have knitted in Manos silk blend wools. I have contrasted the border to the main piece but it could be knitted in one colour. I have also knitted the beret in DK Humminbird alpaca. I stock the kit for making this item. Please look at my website www.theknitknacks.co.uk
Knitting: Earflap Hat
This pattern is based on a traditional peruvian flap hat. I have added the panda motif to make it special but it could easily be knitted with another motif or in stripes. The pattern will suit both males and females and can be adapted to fot a child by decreasing the number of stitches used. It is lovely and warm for those cold winter days. The...
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This is a unisex hat that can be knitted in any double knitting wool. It has a roll bottom that can be knitted in a contrasting colour. It is a lovely snug hat.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This is a lovely little tea cosy that will fit a small tea for one tea pot. I have chosen bright colours and two yarns. The pattern includes explicit instructions on how to put in the herat motif. The Manos Silk blend is used double throughout the pattern and the classica is a single strand. I sell the kits and wool on my website. www.theknitkn...
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This cosy has a cream base and two choices of colourways. The cosy will fit a standard sized teapot. The cosy has a vintage feel, hence the title. The cosy can be knitted in double knitting or aran wool and I stock the wools on my website as well as kits for making it. The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters.
Knitting: Scarf
This is a versatile pattern that can be used for a scarf or a snood. The snood takes one ball of Artesano Aran available to buy from my website.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This little tea cosy will fit any teapot for one. The colours in the aran or kits are available on my website. www.theknitknacks.co.uk.
Knitting: Cowl
This is a very easy snood that has a mock lace effect. It can be knitted in one skein of manos yarn
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This pattern will fit a standard sized teapot. I also sell kits that will supply all the wool you need to make the cosy.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This is a lovely vintage styled tea cosy. I have knitted it in two colourways. Kits can be ordered from my website.
Knitting: Coffee / Tea Pot
This pattern was one of two featured in Let’s knit magazine. The poppy design was inspired by a visit to hampton Court flower show.