Tag Archives: garter stitch

Just knitting in the rain

The heavens opened today … … so I was grateful to have my knitting with me while I waited for 10 minutes in the car park … It is a shawl based on Louise Tilbrook’s 4 ply Fuss-Free Festival Shawl pattern, except … Continue reading

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Stripes and more stripes

Back in 2012, I bought some yarn to make the “in” project of the moment, the Color Affection shawl by Veera Välimäki. With hindsight, I now recognise that I had reservations about the colour choices and yarn composition from the … Continue reading

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Half a shawl = finished project!

This project was loitering in the UFO basket pending a decision about its future … Having gone up half a needle size to achieve a squishy texture, my yardage was affected and it gradually dawned on me that I would not have enough of … Continue reading

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Baby it’s cold outside

Yes, it may be cold outside, but it’s a great excuse to wear lots of knitted layers! Hats are a great way to add colour to an outfit and bring cheer to a dull day. They are suitable for all … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

Fluttering by with a thought for the day … Let’s dream! 🙂

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Have yarn … will travel

It has been a while since I talked about the journeys undertaken by my knitting … My latest travel project is a ‘zigzag cowl’ in Lang Mille Colori Baby, a 4-ply 100% merino in 2 contrasting colourways which alternate to … Continue reading

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The Hitchhiker Yarns

Last week I shared the Hitchhiker shawlettes with you … For those who want to know the yarn details, I’ll fill you in! This one is in “Opal Gallery”:- This one is in “Opal Paradise”:- and this one is in “Opal … Continue reading

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Friday Finished Object – the blue hap blanket

Thanks to a few days’ holiday with extra knitting time, and helped by the large scale knitting needles, this Hap Blanket project was completed in next-to-no-time! At just over a metre square, this will be a lovely squishy layer for those … Continue reading

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Friday Finished Object

This week’s Friday Finished Object has built-in memories of fresh summer hues to carry me through the cooler autumn and winter days … It’s the Nurmilintu that I mentioned in an earlier post – a free pattern, largely based on garter stitch, with … Continue reading

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The Wednesday WIP – the chosen skein

My mission was to choose a skein from my stash and then decide what to make. Simple, eh? Well, no – it was surprisingly difficult. For me, anyway. It took longer than I imagined to get to the cast on stage, … Continue reading

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