Monthly Archives: December 2012

ZigZag Snood and Mittens Pattern – Now Available Through Erika Knight

I hadn’t intended this blog to focus so much on new pattern releases; however, I’ve been so busy with Christmas knitting recently I haven’t had much time to post about anything! I’ve had projects I could share, but they’re secret so I can’t show you any pictures until after Christmas.

This however, is pretty exciting:

My ZigZag Snood and Mittens Patterns are now available through Erika Knight!

Some of you may have already knitted the ZigZag Hat, which I released online back in February.

Erika liked my hat pattern and asked if I would fancy knitting a snood and mittens to help promote the new Erika Knight Yarn Collection. It was first released in print in the US, UK and Europe, and now it is available to download through Erika’s website.

The snood and mittens are part of a collection of 20 patterns which were designed in Erika’s new yarns; Vintage Wool, Maxi Wool and Fur Wool.  These patterns are all now available to download online, where you can also purchase the yarns.

Both are knitted in the Vintage Wool, which is 100% British Wool that Erika sourced herself from Yorkshire.  The yarn is gorgeous to work with, it knits up quickly and blocks really well.

The snood takes approx 5 x 100g balls of Vintage Yarn and it’s really snug and cosy.  I haven’t got a photo of it laid out, but it measures 36cm (14.5in) by 43cm (17in) when laid flat, and it’s really stretchy.

The stitch is a variation on rib, so although the mittens are one size, they will fit anyone.  You will need approximately 2 x 100g balls of Vintage Yarn and these can be knitted up in just a few days.  If you’re quick you could make some for Christmas!

If you fancy making the matching hat too, you can buy it here 🙂

New Pattern Release: Edith Mitts and Mittens

I’m been beavering away these last few weeks to get this mitten pattern knitted up and photographed to release in time for Christmas. It’s such a quick and simple pattern that it will make a great last minute gift – in just a day or two these can be ready to go!

Knitted in A Stash Addict’s Solid Aran BFL, I used a slightly tighter gauge than normal to keep the warmth inside. The yarn is gorgeous to work with and blocks beautifully.

The pattern includes instructions for both the fingerless mitts and the full mittens, I couldn’t decide which I preferred so I thought I would leave it up to you. The mittens are grafted closed at the top, which is a really neat finish and helps them to keep their shape.

The pattern is available in three sizes, S,M and L. All can be made with under 100g / 3.5oz of yarn per pair.

Materials

• Approx 100g / 3.5oz / 166m / 181.5yds of A Stash Addict Solid BFL Aran
• 5 x 3.5mm (US4) double pointed
needles
• 5 x 4mm (US6) double pointed needles
• 3 stitch markers
• 1 sewing needle

Size

Small (hand measures approx 19cm / 7.5” around palm).
Medium (hand measures approx 22cm / 8.5” around palm).
Large (hand measures approx 24cm / 9.5” around palm).

Gauge

22 sts and 30 rows per 10cm/4” in stocking stitch, knitted flat on 4mm (US 6) needles.

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Dad’s Photography Gloves Pattern Update

Some of you might remember this pattern – it’s the first pattern I wrote! When designing my new layout recently I decided that this one needed a bit of a revamp and definitely needed to be offering more than one size.  It received a lot of positive feedback from Ravelry, but I thought if the size offered didn’t even fit me, then what about all the other knitters out there with smaller (or larger) hands?

To recap:

The idea of the gloves was to provide something for my Dad that started out as one of his jokes. He is a photographer and often found himself out in cold places having to take his gloves on and off to get the perfect shot.

So I created this pattern, eliminating along the way the need to sew up holes around the fingers and thumbs afterwards – a problem I have found with a lot of gloves I have knitted in the past. I hate having to do this and thought there must be a way to do it as you go along. This is now explained in the updated pattern much more clearly.

The pattern is designed so it is simple enough for those of you that have never attempted gloves before. Step by step it talks you through the process to make a very well fitted pair of gloves! With the option of leaving any fingertips free these are suitable for gamers, photographers, or anyone that likes to be able to use their phone easily in the winter.

Now available in the following sizes:

X Small   18-20cm/7-8”
Small       20-23cm/8-9”
Medium  23-25.5cm/9-10”
Large       25.5-28cm/10-11”


For more information please see here

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