Stitches – Week 8 – Diamonds

If you don’t want a stitch quite as raised as last weeks Trellis, than Diamonds might be worth giving a try. Worked over a multiple of 12 sts plus 1 Row 1 (RS): *k6, p1, k5; rep from *, ending k1. Row 2: P1, *p4, k1, p1, k1, p5; rep.…

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Stitches – Week 7 – Trellis

The beautiful and versatile Trellis pattern looks great as a border on jumpers or all-over on shawls alike. The slightly raised surface is a real eye catching motive, give it a go and see what you think. Worked over a multiple of 8 sts plus 2 FS (front slip) –…

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Stitches – Week 6 – 8 Stitch Cable

Although simple to do, this cable looks clever and pretty at the same time. You can either twist to the right (C8B) or to the left (C8F) for an even look or try switching between the two. The cable in the photo leans to the left. This stitch is worked…

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Sunshine on my feet – A Solar Dyeing Project

Thirty days has September, April, June and November. Unless a leap year is its fate, February has twenty-eight but all the rest have three days more, excepting January, which has six thousand, one hundred and eighty-four. by @brian_bilston January please forgive me, I am glad you are soon a distant…

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Stitches – Week 5 – Block Weave

A simple pattern worked with blocks of garter and rib stitches where both sides of work look very similar. This fabric gives a slightly thicker feel, well suited to use for homeware such as blankets and cushions. A good sized square makes for great dish/face cloths too! The stitch is…

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