Textile artifacts - not too serious - not too impractical - just for fun - handmade from wool, fiber, fabrics and decorated with - well - whatever.........

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Boy's Fair Isle Design

A Fair Isle style jumper for a small boy, handknitted in grey 8 ply wool, with bands of maroon and blue. Bottle green narrow bands of pattern run between and on the sleeves. Traditional patterning with a modern look.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Easy Crochet Pattern

A new crochet pattern that I was testing for a winter jumper. It is very easy ..... only two rows repeated.
Stitches are a multiple of 4 + 2.
Make a chain using this number.
1st row. (wrong side) Dc. in 2nd ch. from hook, *miss 1 ch., 3tr. in next ch., miss 1 ch., dc. in next ch.; rep. from * to end, 3ch., turn.
2nd row. * Dc. in centre of shell, 1ch., tr. in next dc., 1ch.; rep. from * to end, turn.
3rd row. Dc. in tr., *3 tr. in next dc., dc. in next tr.; rep. from * to end, dc. in top of turning ch., 4 ch., turn.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows for the pattern.
These are English terms and not the ones used in the U.S.A.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tristan's Jumper Completed

A new winter jumper for an 8 year old. The wool is so thick and soft .... Paton's "Inca", knitted on 6.00mm needles. The needles I use are made of bamboo and rosewood. Beautiful to the touch, smooth and lightweight.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Rectangular Crochet Cushion

Crochet motif cushion cover 12" x 21".

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rohan's Jumper Completed

Child's cable pattern jumper, size 2 years, in 8 ply wool and alpaca blend - knitted on 4.50mm needles.
At 2 years, a child's head is still large in proportion to the chest, so a neck opening at the front, back or shoulder, incorporated into the design, makes a snug fit for chilly weather.

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Crochet Hat

A fun woollen 70's hat to match the crochet dilly bag, made previously. Bright accessories to wear with plain dark, winter clothes, or blue jeans.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Cable Knitting Design

Two new jumpers in progress. Tristan is 8 ..... his style is in two shades - not deliberate, but out of necessity, having only a few balls of each colour available ..... beautiful " Inca" by Patons, which is a very thick blend of wool and alpaca.
The smaller version of the same pattern is Rohan's - he is 2 this winter. The yarn is also a blend of wool and alpaca that has tiny coloured flecks throughout. 8 ply worked on 4.50 needles.