Saturday, June 21, 2014

Free knitting pattern for easy to knit chunky scarf

I bought two balls of this chunky yarn from Hobbycraft and designed and made this scarf within a day.  Most of it was knit on the Bedford to Brighton train.

© Helen Cox 2014
A long bulky scarf which is easy and quick to knit
Materials:  2 balls of Sirdar Denim Ultra or any other super bulky yarn (150m in total).
A pair of 9mm knitting needles and a large size crochet hook for fringing.
Gauge:  Approximately 8 stitches and 11 rows to 4” (10 cm) but not critical.
Abbreviations:  k = knit; p = purl;  sts = stitches;  [  ]  = repeat instructions in brackets.
Cut 26 lengths of yarn approximately 14” (35 cm) long and reserve for fringing.
Cast on 15 sts.
Next row:  Slip one stitch knitwise, k to end
Repeat last row 3 times more.
Next row:  Slip one stitch knitwise, [k1, p1] to end
Repeat last row until work measures approximately 63” (160 cm) or to desired length.
Next row:  Slip one stitch knitwise, k to end
Repeat last row 3 times more.
Cast off and run in ends.
To add fringe
Fold a 14” (35 cm) length of yarn in half.  Insert crochet hook into edge of scarf and pull central loop through, then take the two ends through the loop and pull tight.  Repeat along edge of scarf, spacing out 13 lengths evenly along each end.
Plenty of time to knit this one for the winter!

Monday, June 02, 2014

Sweet Lemon dress knitting pattern for an antique vintage doll

I have published a new knitting pattern design for a long lacy Victorian style dress to fit a doll of approximately 18” tall. It is trimmed with matching ribbon and bows, and sweeps from a lacy yoke to a full gathered skirt.

Measurements: To fit a doll approximately 18” tall with 11” chest. The length can be adjusted to size.
Materials: approx 40g (400m) 2 ply (laceweight) cotton or acrylic yarn.
A pair of size 2.75mm needles, and a circular needle or a set of 4 double pointed needles size 2.75mm.
Five 4mm buttons.
One metre of matching ribbon 4mm wide.
Long lengths of waste yarn to use as stitch holders.

The pattern can be found on by searching the patterns tab for Sweet Lemon. It costs $5.
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