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I really wanted to play around with the horizontal nature of the cowl by adding in some contrasting vertical stripes, however, and this might sound odd, I didn’t want it to be stripy as such! After experimenting with some different yarns and stitch patterns I decided a variegated yarn gives me the effect I’m after, … Continue reading Checkers Cowl
Keep a spring chill at bay with this wild and crazy colour-changing shawl Made with just one Crazy Zauberball by Schoppel this shawl/scarf can be as dramatic as the colour-way you dare to choose. This one is made using lots of shades of green with a little red and blue. I’ve just done a simple … Continue reading Crazy Zauberball Shawl
Make an extra-long statement scarf This scarf is extra-long so it hangs in a dramatic fashion almost to the knees when left straight and unwrapped. Alternatively it looks equally dramatic when wrapped around the neck as many times as possible. It’s made from the same West Country Spinners yarn from Yorkshire as the “North and … Continue reading North and South Scarf
This beautiful blanket came about by accident really. I had some leftover Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran yarn from some other projects and just thought I’d do a few stripes of the yellow and coral to use it up, practising a new stitch – “V-Stitch”. Then came along the white which really brightened everything up but … Continue reading Sunset Crush Blanket
Keep warm and snug on cold winter nights This creation came about from a desperate need to try out a 25mm wooden crochet hook I bought from a craft fair. That, combined with an imminent Father’s Day and a Dad who lives in a draughty house, led me to believe I could whip up a … Continue reading Chunky Blanket
These coasters are quick to make once you’ve learnt the stitch pattern. It’s easy to make piles of them for use outside in the summer and if you make them out of cotton they are very resilient to summer dining. I throw them in the washing machine and as long as I dry them flat, … Continue reading Crossed Wires Coasters
Materials Yarn A: Wendy Merino 4 ply 2399 Yarn B: Wendy Merino DK 2387 5mm hook 4.5mm hook 4mm hook Using the 5mm hook and holding yarn A and B double, chain 31 Row 1: Dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in every ch (30 st) Row 2: Ch3 (counts as tr), *skip next … Continue reading Cinnamon Spice Wrist Warmers