Sunday, 27 July 2008


The Jaywalkers, now completed
Jaywalkers 2

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Small Lace Bag [corrections added]

UPDATE: PDF download available now

My newest pattern! Shh! It's for SP12. I'm hoping that she doesn't spot it, otherwise I'm done!

The stitch pattern for the lace is taken directly from the Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns

Cast on 25 stitches and knit five rows of garter stitch (knitting in both directions)
Knit 3 repeats of the pattern.
Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.
Eyelet Row: k6, yo, k2tog, [k4, yo, k2tog] repeat to last 4 stitches, k5. (3 eyelet holes)
Knit 4 more rows of garter stitch.
Bind off.

Cast on 25 stitches and knit five rows of garter stitch
Knit 24 rows of stocking stitch (knit on the right side, purl on the wrong side)
Knit 5 rows of garter stitch.
Eyelet Row: [k3, yo, k3tog] repeat to end (5 eyelet holes)
Knit 4 more rows of garter stitch

Stitch Pattern:
Sl-k-psso : slip one stitch as if to purl, knit one stitch, pass the slipped stitch over the one you just knit.
p2togtbl : purl two stitches together through the back loops

  1. p2, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, p1, yo, k1, yo, sl-k-psso, k7, p2

  2. k2, p6, p2togtbl, p3, k1, p3, p2tog, p6, k2

  3. p2, k5, k2tog, k1, (yo, k1) twice, p1, k1, (yo, k1) twice, sl-k-psso, k5, p2

  4. k2, p4, p2togtbl, p5, k1, p5, p2tog, p4, k2

  5. p2, k3, k2tog, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, p1, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, sl-k-psso, k3, p2

  6. k2, p2, p2togtbl, p7, k1, p7, p2tog, p2, k2

  7. p2, k1, k2tog, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, p1, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, sl-k-psso, k1, p2

  8. k2, p2togtbl, p9, k1, p9, p2tog, k2

To make up:
Seam sides of bag.
Thread a length of ribbon through the eyelets in a manner which pleases you.
Pop some cedar balls in to protect your stash!
If you wanted to use lavender instead, I’d recommend lining the bag.

Sunday, 13 July 2008

Manly Sweater, done.

Manly Sweater, started back in December 2007. Originally I was going to give it to OH for his birthday (February!)

It's finished now though, and it looks great. I'm really pleased with it!

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

Ankh Socks

Yes folks, it's my first real live self-designed pattern!

Ankh Socks


The Download for the Ankh Socks is now available on Ravelry! (If you’re a knitter or crocheter and you’re not a member, go sign up! It’s well worth it)

So, if you’d like the pattern, click here (I hope!).

Please note, this pattern is designed to be a bit slouchy, due to the cotton content of the yarn I used. If you want it to be a bit tighter you might want to adjust it slightly.

I hope to knit another version a bit tighter in a plain yarn, so watch this space!


lines 6 and 16 of the pattern state:

*k6, p1* repeat

but should state

*k5, p1* repeat

If I figure out how I made the pdf and how to upload a new one then I'll fix it in there too, but in the meantime it will have to remain as is.