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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

Clothkits · knitting · Sewing · Wensleydale Longwool

Separation, displacement and a sheep called Sheila

The youngest member of our family is away.  Even the cats appear to miss her.  Prior to her departure the short-haired cat slept on her pile of half-packed things, giving every impression of knowing that the suitcase symbolised imminent separation.  Pack me too. Last night, youngest’s first night away, the long-haired cat was unsettled and… Continue reading Separation, displacement and a sheep called Sheila

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Barley Harvest Skinny Scarf

Barley Harvest Skinny Scarf Notes: This is a Double Lace Rib worked in two sections, each end is finished with a picot bind off.  The Double Lace Rib is worked in multiples of 6 stitches + 2. The pattern repeats every 4 rows. The dimensions of the scarf pictured are 93 x 5.5 centimetres.  The… Continue reading Barley Harvest Skinny Scarf

knitting · Wensleydale Longwool · yarn

Woolly Wensleydale – A Floccose Dalliance in the Dales

Do you know what I would do if I could time travel?  I would ask Past Penny to remember to photograph her recently purchased locally sourced wool in one of the many picturesque locations by which she was surrounded.  Maybe artfully perched upon a magnificent dry stone wall?  Or placed thoughtfully atop a skillfully constructed… Continue reading Woolly Wensleydale – A Floccose Dalliance in the Dales