Lotus Lace Sock Pattern
These were initially designed as a birthday gift for my sister, and I decided the pattern was too lovely to keep to ourselves. The lace panel is complicated enough to keep your attention, but not so much that you struggle. There is a chart available for the lace pattern, for those who prefer charts, and simple written instructions for those that don’t.
Size: UK shoe size 4-7/US shoe size 6-8.5
Yarn used: Regia 4 ply Uni in shade 1235. But any sock yarn should work fine.
Cost: £3 buy now
This cosy kaftan is lightweight but warm. The loose fit and choice of sleeve lengths mean that it’s easy to choose a style suitable for layering on the coldest days. And the bright colour is an antidote to the grey skies of the next few months.
Yarn weight: DK / 8 ply (11 wpi)
Gauge: 18 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch
Needle size: US 8 / 5.0 mm
Yardage: 650 – 1030 yards
Sizes available: XS[S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X]
Cost: £6 buy now
The inspiration for this shawl came from two different things. The first was the coming of Spring & Summer and the need for something bright to wrap around myself that matched the lovely flowers in my garden, The second was all the lovely knitted lacework that I’ve seen since I started knitting & crocheting. What I wanted to create was a crochet version of something lacey and airy and containing the crochet equivalent of nupps. In this pattern they are crochet clusters.
Yarn weight: Light Fingering or Laceweight
Hook size: 3.0 mm
Yardage/Metres: 756 – 1008 yards / 691 – 922 m
Cost: £5.40 buy now
Cabled Christmas Wreath
The festive season is upon us! I love Christmas. The run up to Christmas is a very special time and I normally spend it slowly decorating the house with lights and tinsel and handmade decorations. The Christmas tree comes next and that’s a pretty little project. And finally comes the wreath for the front door, to welcome one and all. This year I wanted a very special wreath. I searched high and low for inspiration and eventually decided to design my own after settling on a cable design I found in a stitchionary.
I hope you enjoy making yours too!
Yarn weight: Bulky (7 wpi)
Needle size:7.0 mm
Metres: 160 metres
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