Joanne Scrace

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Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This lace slouch beanie hides a secret…worked into the pretty lace pattern is an original cipher code, ‘Baudot’ from Bletchley Park. It reads, ‘knit, tink, knit, tink’. Here’s hoping you’ll enjoy the knitting and not have to do too much of the tinking!
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the Bombe machine, used in the decryption process at Bletchley, the circle motif represents the drums on the machine. Worked in the round and grafted together to give a fully reversible cowl.
Knitting: Vest
As soon as I saw the early computer Colossus I knew it would inspire a piece of knitwear. The cables weave in and out connecting all the valves and switches that need to be set to crack the codes. The cables in this tank top are a little more orderly. With beautiful patterned waist shaping and classic lines this is perfect for capturing the gla...
Knitting: Cardigan
I was astounded to learn that more than 130 female civilians worked in secret at Bletchley, filing, punching holes and carrying out routine tasks. Without their administrative help the code cracking wouldn’t have happened. This everyday classic cardigan is a tribute to these ladies. With simple shaping, patterning and construction this cardigan...
Crochet: Cardigan
A stylish crochet cardigan with simple shaping and set in sleeves. The textured colour-work inspired by the dots and dashes of Morse Code.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
Inspired by the cogs of the Lorenz cipher machine or ‘Tunny’ as it was referred to, this crochet hat has a vintage fair-isle look but only one colour is used at a time.
Crochet: Tee
A light and airy summer top that is stylish to wear but very easy and quick to make.
Crochet: Cardigan
Casual and timeless, this unisex cardigan suits all ages. Quick to make in chunky yarn, this will keep you warm on winter walks or snuggling by the fireside.
Crochet: Beret, Tam
This easy to make and easy to wear slouchy beret is perfect for keeping the wind out on hill top strolls. The spiral detail adds interest but lets the beautiful yarn shine in a simple pattern.
Crochet: Poncho
Lithodora Poncho has the feel of a light shawl but with all the practicality of a poncho. Dress down with shorts and sandals at the beach or pop it over a summer dress as the sun falls.
Crochet: Shawl / Wrap
Hilo is a beautiful deep, lacy shawl project perfect for dressing up an outfit for a wedding or christening. It also works well to smarten a casual outfit, try wearing it wrapped around your neck for lunch with the girls.
Crochet: Scarf
Inspired by the Milky Way with variegated grey swirls set in darkest black. This soft lace scarf with shallow shawl shaping has a simple two row pattern repeat. Perfect to keep you warm on a summer night’s stargazing.
Crochet: Tee
Inspired by the beautiful colours and patterns in a Nebula this scoop neck, long-line top feels luxurious with the silk blend yarn, a fitted top and a subtle lacy ripple pattern on body and sleeves.
Crochet: Cardigan
A chunky shawl fronted cardigan inspired by the beautiful stripes of the planet Neptune. The cardigan is worked at a loose gauge to give a beautiful drape.
Crochet: Cardigan
A warm long-line chunky cardigan with an unusual edging inspired by moon craters worked in a worsted yarn. The slim-line fitted shape keeps it smart and fresh.
Knitting: Purse / Handbag
A pretty evening bag, with ribbon handles, just a little lace. It is quick to knit in a chunky yarn with no seaming and knit at a tight gauge so no need to line.
Knitting: Pullover, Tee
Framlingham is easy to knit and easy to wear.
Crochet: Hanging Ornament
A pretty and very quick-to-make snowflake decoration. Just two rounds!
Crochet: Cowl, Collar
Loving the cowl trend this winter but don’t want to mess up your do when you take it on and off? Never fear, this quick and easy cowl buttons up! It also unbuttons to make a lovely collar if it warms up a little.
Crochet: Dress
A pretty and practical dress for babies up to 18 months.
Crochet: Applique / Embellishment
A beautiful flower with six well-defined separate lacy petals. It is worked without rejoining the yarn in just 5 rounds.