Finally finished – Cadence

November 17, 2011

Oh, I love this. I used Wendy Norse Chunky (a journalist’s freebie, and actually rather nice for an acrylic blend). It’s a super-fast knit, top down and mindless. Love it!

Photo taken by the Tarr Steps, an Iron Age bridge on Exmoor. I got very excited at this (being something of an archaeology geek) and skipped cheerily across them several times, until I noticed a man on the opposite riverbank waiting for me to clear off so he could take a photo of the bridge. Whoops!

Oh, how I love this pattern.

Knitted using yarn doubled on 5.5mm needles.
I adore this, the fit is perfect.

(Excuse the gratuitous boob shot – I just wanted to show off my owls! No, that is not a euphemism)
Mods: Smaller gauge – at least 3-4 more sts per inch than stated in the pattern
Elbow-length sleeves
Moved the back increases to the sides, while keeping the back decreases as set in the pattern – this gave me a much better fit.
Overall I’m very pleased with this – I wear it all the time and it always gets lots of compliments.

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Little Green

May 22, 2011

OK, so maybe I love Joni Mitchell a bit too much and need to stop referencing her lyrics in everyday life….

Fangirl or not, I am seriously pleased with this one. The pattern is being tech edited right this second and should be available some time next week – I know quite a few people have been waiting for this one, so thank you for your patience!

The back and front are knitted seperately  – although you could easily make this entirely in the round, and if/when I do a rerun I’ll probably do so. The yarn is a yummy, chunky Cascade purchased in New York yonks ago.


What a lovely colour this is. I picked the name because of the colour, and because this is one of my Joni favourites…wistful melacholy (to quote Bill Bailey) is what I’m all about when it comes to female singer-songwriters. And knitwear, obviously.

The pattern had just been released, buy your copy today for £5 –

Cheryl Naimath’s Fetching

December 15, 2009

I finished these in second year of uni (2006), during a bloody freezing winter where I used to sit knitting with my back againt the one functioning radiator in the house.

They are more grey-blue in real life

It was worth it though, as these are a seriously cute pair of fingerless gloves. My only issue with the pattern was that I finished the first glove, put it on, and it fell off my hand. I double-checked the gauge and it was fine – so I reknitted the pattern with 10 less stitches cast on, and they fitted my midget hands.

I love this colour!

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