knitting · Liberty · MMM14 · Natural Dye Studio · refashion

I’m a little bit testy and a little bit floral.

Oh, me oh my, it’s been a testing week and I mean that in the literal sense of the word that it has been a week that has contained very many tests.  Thank you (absolutely and resoundingly NOT) to whomsoever devised the mandatory testing of ten year olds.  There have been tears, there have been troubled nights, there were tonsils the size of… Continue reading I’m a little bit testy and a little bit floral.

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The Cruel Sea Cowl – free pattern

Inspired by World War II Submariners’ Sweaters I have created my Cruel Sea Cowl. This is a 2 by 2 rib knitted in the round on 60 cm, 5 mm circular needles.  I used 100g of Aran weight Toft Alpaca in Oatmeal.  It is designed to be close fitting so you will need to use an… Continue reading The Cruel Sea Cowl – free pattern

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The Big Midrib Scarf – free pattern

Craft this scarf using 12 mm needles and 200g Chunky weight yarn.  I used Toft Wool/Alpaca mix in Camel. Step 1 – Using 12 mm needles cast on 11 stitches Step 2 – knit 1 row, turn Step 3 – This is the Right Side, begin pattern: ::: right side row – Slip first stitch… Continue reading The Big Midrib Scarf – free pattern

Cruel Sea Cowl · knitting · Knotted Hat · Wensleydale Longwool

Laughably in love…

with knitting.  Like all great love affairs I just didn’t see this one coming.   I yearn after yarn, I pine for the perfect pattern, I swoon at the potential of swatches.  I spend way too much time photographing the objects of my obsession. Whilst I’d love to get that drape-y lavender hued gorgeousness onto… Continue reading Laughably in love…

free pattern · Jungle January 2014 · knitting · knitting pattern · Natural Dye Studio

Snow Leopard Lavender Pouch – Brief instructions and knitting chart

Knitted in the round using Addi 20 cm 3.25 mm circular needles from Wool Stack.  You will need approximately 10 grams, 40-50 m of 4 ply/fingering weight yarn.  The blue that I used here is Dazzle HT (High Twist) from the Natural Dye Studio Mini Skein Club and the white is remnant yarn of a similar… Continue reading Snow Leopard Lavender Pouch – Brief instructions and knitting chart

knitting · Sewing

High/Low – a game we like to play

How was your day? High – well, finding that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow was pretty cool. Low – I could have done without falling down the abandoned mineshaft. Translates brilliantly to sewing too, thanks to Crafting A Rainbow. I’m going to use the sometimes controversial  ‘Boss’ scale to rate these:… Continue reading High/Low – a game we like to play