Bronagh Miskelly

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Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This is one of a series of shawls inspired by my wanders through the woods near my home.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
A relaxing stashbuster that produces a comforting shawlette while helping you get back on an even keel when you need it.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Create yourself some summer plumage with a dramatic semicircular shawl featuring two bands of lace - a simple small leaf pattern and one with swooping curves and a pointed edging.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The stole is begun with a provisional cast-on and knit in two directions outwards. The lace pattern is presented both in charts and in written form.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The lace section of this wrap is actually based on the Shetland Print of the Wave patterns, but in a soft draping yarn like this one the stitches suggest spring flowers to me so I have adapted things slightly to
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
The shawl is shaped using wedges of stocking stitch and lace created with short row shaping. This is actually quite simple and fully explained in the pattern.
Knitting: Scarf
When you say you are going to make a long flat scarf by knitting in the round and then cutting your knitting, some people might think you are heading down a very wayward path indeed. But this is
Knitting: Cowl
Inspired by the magic tricks of Loki in Norse legends and the modern stories they inspire, this unisex cowl has its own bit of magic. It is a true moebius with no join and reverisble cables, so whatever way you twist it, the surface is the same.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Inspired by semi-precious gemstones and designed to show off a luxurious laceweight yarn, the Facet shawl is made up of three triangular panels featuring a small and then large diamond pattern.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
A simple beanie with mock cables that grow like ears of corn, leaves or flames up the hand and thumb, giving a bit of extra stretch. It is named for Brigid the Celtic goddess of arts and crafts and blacksmithing.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This snug beanie features panels of a moss stitch variation to give a woven textured.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This wide lace wrap was inspired by a hank of yarn that brought to mind stratified rocks and small rockpools in between like on the little beach, “the Creek”, below our house at Coolmore in Donegal. My doodling came up with the lace patterns here which lend themselves to a long draping stole.
Knitting: Cowl
This one-skein aran cowl starts with a moebius cast on and finishes with a knit on Shetland “Doris” pattern edging. And it is all much simpler than it sounds.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sometimes looking at a yarn will make a design pop almost fully formed into your mind.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Sometimes looking at a yarn will make a design pop almost fully formed into your mind.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
This cosy man’s beanie hat matches the Hamilton Handwarmers (men’s fingerless gloves) pattern, because the original recipient of the handwarmers decided he had a cold head as well.
Knitting: Scarf
Where I grew up there was a wide 3-mile strand (beach) where during spring tides the sea would go a long way out, leaving glistening ripples of damp sand, shells, seaweed and small pools of water.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
Things I am always drawn to - symmetry, sunsets and striking colours. So creating these mitts was inevitable. The colourwork adds a pop of brightness on a grey day. Choose strongly contrasting colours for the best effect.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Spotting the strong turquoise of a fragment of rope or fishing net poking out between the greys and browns of shingle or sand is a very strong image for me when I think about the sea shore.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The perfect spring time socks. Leaves grow up your feet and on out of your shoes.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
At a yarn fair I fell in love with a deep blue 4ply wool/silk yarn which was crying out to be a shawlette. When I got home I realised the colourway was called “Night Sky” which took me back to my childhood living on a cliff over the Atlantic with little light pollution. We had deep dark skies with scatterings of stars.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Whether breakers spreading over the grey slate rocks projectiing out on the little beach below our Donegal house or relatively small ripples over colourful pebbles in the Carribean, I can spend ages watching waves breaking on stone.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The mock cables on these cosy mitts grow like ears of corn, leaves or flames up the hand and thumb, giving a bit of extra stretch. They are named for Brigid the Celtic goddess of arts and crafts and blacksmithing.
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
This semi-circular shawl is made using short row shaping to show the gradient of the yarn to best effect.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
Keep your toes toasty with cable patterns inspired by vintage designs and argyle socks, complete with cabled heel detail.
Knitting: Mid-calf Socks
The ribbed sections on these socks are inspired by the shape of a pair of classic sneakers (I have a red pair, well I have several but I really like the red ones). You can choose to have empty eyelets or lace them with ribbon as on the left.
Knitting: Mittens, Beanie, Toque, Cloche Hat
In a family album there is a picture of my great-aunt Birdie in a smart close fitting cloche hat. I think the picture was taken in Donegal where we get plenty of strong winds and chilly weather. So I thought Birdie would have wanted a stylish and warm cloche and some smart mittens for her walks.
Knitting: Mittens, Beret, Tam
I’ve been doing some family history research recently especially around WW1 and come across old pictures of some of my 10 great aunts and grandmothers in a fabulous array of hats. I come from a long line of great hat wearers (including my sister above).
Knitting: Gloves, Fingerless Gloves
These retro styled men’s gloves – fingerless or full fingered – use a moss stitch variation to give a woven textured back with a smooth palm.
Knitting: Cowl
Drive the cold winter away with this cosy cowl in chunky wool.
Knitting: Scarf
The beech trees in Barnett Park and elsewhere near where I grew up are the inspiration for this long scarf using Victorian and Estonian leaf motifs.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
The pattern as written will fit a hand of 22-23cm circumference below the fingers.