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

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Vintage Style Teacosy

Teacosies as a practicality, never seem to go out of fashion. They lend themselves to whimsical creative experiments while keeping the tea hot at the same time.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Urban Chic - Easy Knitting Pattern

Stripes on a bold rib design makes interesting and enjoyable knitting - suitable for a girl or boy. The size 3 yr girl's jumper was made with 10 ply wool. Quantities of leftovers became a challenge in setting the stripes pattern. Two balls each of pink and mauve were found, plus single balls of flecky wool in different colours. Only a half ball of the rose colour was available.

Pattern : multiple of 4 + 3 stitches.

1st row : K3 * P1, K3 rep. from * to end.

2nd row: K1 * P1,K3 rep. from * to last 2 sts. P1, K1.

Two row pattern ..... repeat rows 1 & 2.