Hello! Welcome to my design ideas and progress. As I get things a bit more pulled together, you’ll be seeing many designs published here and available for download. Some will be free, some will require a small Paypal outlay. All will be fun, and I hope that my designs will inspire you to pick up yarn, needles and CREATE!
Here are some past projects:
Coverlet patterns are easily found, but what I recalled was not any particular published pattern. “Coolidge” and “Lanach Castle” were the closest I found.
You can easily see the differences. In doing this, I knit from the center out each square, then did three-needle bind-offs to join the squares into strips, and the strips into the whole top, using several extra double-point 21″ and one 36″ needles with point guards as stitch holders. I then knit on the edging all around.
I really didn’t like the idea of having to sew all the pieces together, so I didn’t!
Here is a quick, super-useful knit shopping bag. Plain old acrylic worsted becomes elegant in utility! Pattern to be posted soon.
Another shorter project was the Puzzle Scarf. This was designed for a good friend, and is all done with short rows! It was a lot of fun – I did this one on the fly and had it done in time for Christmas.
The Falling Leaves poncho is an exercise in increases. I’m thinking of revisiting this one in a lighter yarn as a lace overskirt, with cables forming the bars instead of plain stockinette. I’ve been losing weight, so this poncho may see new life as a winter skirt as it is.
This layette set was a sheer joy to create!
The mother picked out the colors of this yummy super-wash merino yarn from Lion Brand. The blankie is knitted from the center out, and the edging knitted on sideways, like I did the blue bedspread. The blankie can also be a shawl for mother, as it can be pinned out to it’s full size after washing. Baby Amy’s hat was taken from a lace doily pattern, with the scalloped edging knitted on (again), and a ribbon laced through the edging to pull it in to fit the baby’s head.
On my needles right now is this knit camisole idea:
I’m knitting in a commercial sport-weight for my trial run at this one, and I’m working on spinning silk for a truly extraordinary final product.