Ribbon and Rings Cowl - £1.75  

Rings Cowl 10

The Ribbon and Rings Cowl uses a single skein of lovely aran or worsted weight yarn. It is an efficient stash buster as well as a lovely project that can either be given as a gift or worn by the knitter as an unusual and flexible cowl.

The pattern begins with a garter stitch panel, which continues up the sides as selvedges. The centre panel of the cowl is has a lovely simple cable that provides both texture and an unusual method of fastening, which should you wish, you can choose to omit, and use buttons instead.

By using ribbons to fasten this cowl you can either leave the ties closed at all times and use them decoratively, or you can adjust the fit of the ties to create different shapes and fit around the neck.

Refraction Shawlette - £3.25  

Scrumptious Refraction 08

This shawlette is triangular and knit from the top down, using a single skein of you favourite precious sock yarn. The diamond patterns start off simply, and “refract” towards the edging, becoming a little bit more challenging, but it is still easily read as it is being created. The lace is knit on the right side only so you can see from the front how the pattern is building up.

Lily's Slice of Pi Shawl - £3.75 

Half Pi Shawl 01

The shawl is constructed using Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Pi Shawl construction, halved. The result is a semi-circular shawl that only has 7 or 8 increase rows (depending on whether you chose to do a ruffled edge or not). The increase rows are not within the lace charts, so whilst the shawl looks complicated, in reality it is not that complex as you do not have to try and fit in additional repeats of the charts.

The pattern is written out in full, but also provides large clear charts so you can chose whichever option you prefer to follow during your knit. The pattern is written in large clear font, as are all Stitched Together Designs and stitch counts are provided on each increase row so you can check that you have the right number of stitches before you start the next lace section.

This versatile and stylish shawl is sure to become a staple of your wardrobe as soon as it is finished.

Handyman's Hat - £1.50  

Handyman Hat in Teal

This pattern uses a interesting cable design, that adds depth and warmth to the hat. The folded brim is designed to keep ears warm on cold Winter days. The pattern is sized to a generous 24" as this pattern was designed with my Handyman Father in mind. The pattern is knit in the round using circular needles or dpns, and a cable needle is required. However, should you wish to learn how to knit this hat without a cable needle, a tutorial is available on my blog. The pattern requires 4.5mm needles and 2 skeins of Mirasol Akapana, or 100g of any other aran weight yarn, and is sized to fit up to a 24" head.

Rachael Hat - £1.50  

This interesting twist on an standard beanie hat is designed to show off the subtle variations in semi-solid yarn, but would work well with both solid and striped yarn as well. The hat is knit on circular needles or dpns and uses provisional cast on and stretchy cast off. There are clear guidelines on methods of doing both, along with the fold used at the top of the hat. The hat uses less than 100g of aran or worsted weight yarn and is knit using 4.5mm needles and is sized to fit up to a 22" head.

Knotted Cap - £1.50 

A cabled hat pattern designed to fit and suit both men and women. This pattern is knit in the round on 4mm and 5mm circular or double pointed needles, using less than 100g of aran or worsted weight yarn. It suits either solid or variegated yarns, though a heavily striped yarn would hide the cabling.
The hat comes in three sizes, to fit heads sized: (S) 19”-20”, (M) 21”-22” and (L) 23”-24”, so most adults or teens should be catered for.

Skinny Kitty  - £1.50  

The kitty is knit entirely in the round, using either magic loop or dpns, so there are NO SEAMS!!! The Extra Small size uses 4ply or fingering weight yarn, the Small size uses DK yarn and the Medium size uses aran or worsted weight yarn. This lovely toy uses less than a 50g skein of yarn, so it is useful for those odd balls you have laying around.

On Target Bag £2.75  

This pattern uses Magic Loop, and an i-cord cast off, both of which techniques are explained fully. There are also full instructions on how to felt the bag, using a front-loading washing machine.   This felted bag is made in three sections, two circular pieces and the long strap, that also forms part of the bag. Though the pattern is written using DK weight yarn, it has been tested using worsted weight yarn and when the length of yarn specified is used and the gauge followed, the pattern has worked well. The finished size of the bag, is approximately 12” in diameter and 4” deep, which is large enough to carry most things, but it doesn’t look or feel bulky. Size 12mm circular needles are used, along with Sirdar Eco Wool DK in the following amounts:

Colour A - Earth (203) - 1 x 50g/100m/109 yds (rewound into 2 x 25g balls)
Colour B - Natural (201) - 4 x 50g/100m/109yds
Colour C - Ecru (200) - 2 x 50g/100m/109yds
Colour D - Flint (204) - 2 x 50g/100m/109yds

The centre of the circles on the bag are in Colour A which then work outwards towards Colour D, should you choose to replace the colours or yarn you wish to use.

Romberry Scarf - £1.50  

This scarf uses both knitting and basic crochet stitches, using 4mm knitting needles and 4mm hook, with double knit weight wool.  The turquoise scarf shown uses 4 x 50g of Louisa Harding Grace Hand Dyed DK Yarn and the claret coloured scarf uses 4 x 50g of RYC Silk Wool DK. This scarf was designed to match the Porom, a hat designed by Jared Flood, after trying to find a scarf that would match. I couldn’t quite find the right pattern for me, so I decided to design my own. The Romberry Scarf is the result. I knitted this pattern in a wool/silk yarn as the scarf is designed to be worn close to the skin. The wool gives warmth and the silk provides softness, sheen and drape. The lace pattern, that forms the body of the scarf, is knit and the frill round the edge is crocheted. The lace pattern is both written out in full and charted. The crocheted frill has more body than if it were knitted, so it gently frames the neck and face when the scarf is worn. When the scarf is complete it measures roughly 40” x 7”, depending on tension.

Felted Tulip Bag - £4.75  

The Felted Tulip Bag is a bright and colourful addition to any wardrobe, and is guaranteed to lift your spirits on a dull grey day. It brings a touch of spring to your wardrobe, no matter what time of year it is.

This unusual bucket bag is knit, felted and then embellished using felt and embroidery silks. The embellishment is not necessary to have a lovely bag, but it does lift it to the next level. Even if you have never done embroidery before, this embellishment is very simple and a good place to start practising a new skill, as full illustrated instructions are given.

This 17 page pattern and tutorial clearly outlines all the embroidery steps, along with full instructions on how to line this unusual shaped bag, and add handles. If you can sew a straight line on a sewing machine then you should be able to follow these tutorials, which will take your bag making to another level.

The finished dimensions are approximately 14" x 10" and it is knit using circular needles, in sizes 12mm and 7mm.  The 7mm needle should either be a short circular needle or a double pointed needle as it is used only for applied I-Cord.

The recommended yarn is bulky weight, either Colinette Point 5 or Adriafil Baba x 3 (100g) skeins, and Rowan Big Wool x 1 (100g) skein.

Fair Isle Messenger Bag (Chart Only) Free   download now

This is a fair isle chart that I designed in order to make a messenger bag, shown in the picture. The chart is 20 stitches wide and 80 stitches high.  Multiples or sections of the chart can be used in order to make any item you wish. The chart assumes the use of 4 colours.

Felted Coins or Notions Purse - Free   download now

This small and useful purse can be used for many functions, especially if you are a crafter.  It only uses one 50g skein of double knitting weight pure wool, a short length of waste acrylic yarn and a 12cm (or 5") zip, to make an attractive purse.   This pattern is available for free, and gives detailed instructions on how to felt and mould the purse and add the zip, so it provides enough information for any first time felters.

Glasgow Rose Stained Glass Patchwork Template - Free 
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Glasgow Rose Stained Glass Patchwork

The free download provides the template to cut out the fabric pieces for the above stained glass patchwork block.  The format of the download is .jpg and is sized for a 12" finished block.  The template does not include the lines on which to affix the bias binding, only the fabric pieces.  This template is free and you are allowed to use it in any way that you wish, providing you do not try to claim the design as your own, or use it for financial gain.  If you use the template, I would love to see pictures of the block you produce with it.

More Than A Triangle Shawl - Free  
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This generic shawl pattern is shaped "more than a triangle" to provide long tapered ends for ease of tying, even reaching to be fastened at the back of the waist in the Traditional Danish Style.  The shawl is constructed with a very simple garter stitch, which is enhanced by your own choice of yarn. Small amounts of sock yarn could be used to make a neat little scarf type shawl, and large amounts of worsted weight yarn could be used to make a heavy and warming comfort shawl. The choice is yours!

Double-Sided Headband Sewing Pattern - Free
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This is a free sewing pattern that makes an headband that sits flat on your head and keeps your hair out of your face, which is handy when crafting!  This is a very simple pattern that even a fairly new sewist could follow and it uses up just one fat quarter of fabric for a single head band that has matching outer and inner sides, or halves of two fat quarters if you want to have contrasting sides.

This is a fun and quick pattern, that scratches the sewing itch, when other projects would take too long.

Quick and Easy Crochet Mitts - Free
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Grey Mitts 01

This free pattern for crochet mitts, using aran weight yarn, is quick and simple for even beginners to the art of crochet.


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