Category Archives: KNITTING

Patterns and projects for the handknitter.

Prym sock loom

I purchased a Prym sock loom today. I have read mixed reviews of them but thought I would give it a try. This knitting loom is similar to the round knitting looms but it is oval in shape. It has a rubberized base and the metal pegs look like bent paper clips. With the unique paper clip shape to the pegs, there is plenty of space to pick up or hook the stitch as you are knitting the loops. There are no rough edges and I find that it is quite easy to hold in your hand, and compact and portable to toss into my purse or knitting bag to take with me. The Prym knitting loom comes with a pickup stick that looks similar to a knitting needle. I use this for picking up the stitches but have also found it handy to also have a small crochet hook for picking up different weights of yarn. read more

Knitting – Why Knit? : why-knit

Why should you take up knitting?

knit sheep

Many people associate crafts like knitting and crocheting with old ladies, however this is a stereotype which could not be more wrong. An increasing number of young people are now getting into this creative past time and are knitting scarves, gloves and even toys. Plus in this economic climate, learning a skill like knitting is a great way to save money by making home made gifts. read more

Felting Project – Waterlily: waterlily

A great way to use up some of your handspun stash is to knit flowers and felt them.
Here is an example of a waterlily that I knitted.

Felted Waterlily
Felted Waterlily

The pattern came from a book I purchased from Amazon – Knitted Flowers, 20 to make.
The pattern calls for double knitting weight yarn. I substituted this for my woolen hand spun in variegated colours. read more

Knitted Edging Patterns: Knit Edge1

A free knitting pattern for a lace knitted edging.

This sample was knit using 3 ply hemp in bleached white.

This edging is worked crosswise.

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Cast on 9 sts.

Row 1

Knit 9 sts.
Row 2

Sl1, K2, (K2 tog, yo)twice, K1, yo, K1
Row 3

Knit across (10 sts)
Row 4

Sl1, K1, (K2 tog, yo) twice, K3, yo, K1
Row 5

Knit across (11 sts)
Row 6 read more

Fingerless mittens

Here are some free patterns for knitting fingerless mittens

fingerless mittens

Kids Fingerless Mittens
Knit these up in an evening using variegated yarns.

Knoon Designs
Fingerless mittens knit in worsted weight yarn.

Learn How to Knit Fingerless Mittens
These mittens are reversible – knit in reverse stocking stitch and twisted moss stitch. read more