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Just a little bit of fun, I saw this scarf in Lets knit magazine and just had to make it. Mary at out knit and natter group bought it before I had even finished making it!

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I made this cardigan using King Cole pattern 3372 and knitted it in King Cole Big Value Chunky. I was really happy with it until someone spun it in the washing machine on a 1600 spin speed, along with the purple top too, that one came out big enough to fit 3 people in! I have now with a little help undone both of them to be reknitted!. Only to be washed by me in the future.

The purple top was from a past issue of Lets Knit Magazine.

mock cable scarf pattern


Click on the link above to download the free pdf  mock cable hat and scarf pattern by Heather Birkin Designs. I hope you enjoy knitting it .

If you would like the hat a little smaller than on the pattern, just decrease the number of cast on stitches by 10 to 70 stitches.

I knitted them in King Cole Chunky yarn.

Just thought I would share a few of the baby cardigans that i have knitted recently. They are really ever so cute and would fit a baby around 4 or 5lbs in weight.

 Just a quick post to show 3 little cardigans that I made for a customers new baby Granddaughter.

I used King Cole Pricewise DK yarn and various patterns.

This is a little handbag Barbara at our craft club showed me how to make using scarf yarn. I then showed our Knit and Natter club yesterday how to make it and a couple of the ladies had finished them in just over two hours and were very pleased with themselves.

The pattern is for King Cole Crystal Scarf Yarn which is a large web scarf yarn.

Using the whole of the yarn and a large crochet hook ( 7mm or more), crochet 25 chains,

then slip the loop onto large knitting needles ( at least 7 – 8mm is easiest) and cast on another 15 stitches so that you will have 16 stitches all together.

Garter Stitch 6 rows (knit every row)

Then working into the raw edge of the yarn (not the row with the wide edge)  about 1 or two rows of the holes in, not right on  the edge,  , stocking stitch 23 rows ( knit a row pearl a row). Depending on the brand of the yarn used you maybe able to do a few extra rows to knit a larger bag.

Then using the whole of the yarn again garter stitch 6 rows.

Cast of 15 stitches and then slip the last stitch back onto crochet hook and make 25 chains again then break yarn and fasten off.

Sew together with a matching colour of dk yarn or thread by sewing up sides and sewing each end of the handles to the bag.

My current project (you might have guessed I never stop knitting!)which is almost finished is a v neck jumper knitted in Moonlight Sonata Double Knit yarn. It is verysparkly and lightweight. I should have it finished in a couple of days and will post another picture then. This has been the most popular yarn in our shop at the moment as not only is it very sparkly and shades through out the garment, but there is also 5oom on each 100g ball making it very good value too.



This is  a matinee coat I have knitted for a friend of mine who is about to be a Great Great Aunty. I have use a James Brett Pattern, omitted the ribbon holes around the centre and knitted it in James Brett MagiKnit yarn.

This is the nicest chunky yarn I have seen for a while and I am pretty keen to get started using it to knit the cardigan in the post below again, the only trouble is deciding which colour to knit! It is 100% acrylic and comes in 200g balls.


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