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xstitch cowl

xstitch cowl & hat

A fully reversible infinity scarf that is great for breaking up variegated yarns. Can be worked as a flat loop or with a half or full twist. It can be made as long, short or wide as you want and can be worn in multiple ways.

Cowl requires:

  • 340-380 yards of 4-ply/fingering weight/sock yarn
  • 2.75mm needle (or size necessary to achieve gauge)
  • tapestry needle to graft ends together
  • cable needle

Finished measurements:

  • length after blocking – 155cm / 61 inches
  • width after blocking – 20cm / 8 inches

2 pdf files are provided – a printer friendly version and one with all of the high-res images. Click on the image above for more photos.

Available for £2.50 (for customers in the EU, VAT will be added at checkout) on ravelry:

Pentire Point shawl

Pentire Collage

New pattern time, and this time it is an easy to work but dramatic lace shawl with three shaping options.

Inspired by the rugged Cornish coastline, it can be worked as either a triangle, a crescent, or a heart shape (or all threee).

Yarn requirements: 420-480 yards of fingering weight/4 ply/sock yarn for each shawl.

Gauge: 14 sts and 29 rows over 4 inches/10 cm in stockinette after blocking (changes to gauge will result in more/less yarn being used and different final dimensions)

Finished measurements:

Shape Wingspan Maximum depth
Triangle 59 inches / 150 cm 27.5 inches / 70 cm
Heart 61 inches / 155 cm 29 inches / 74 cm
Crescent 64 inches / 162 cm 21 inches / 53 cm

2 pdf files are provided – a printer friendly version and one with all of the high-res images. Click on the image above for more photos.

Available for £3.75 (for customers in the EU, VAT will be added at checkout) on ravelry:

Crepuscular

Crepuscular

Crepuscular rays are seen at twilight and this shawlette is also perfect for the twilight hours. Super simple with no short rows, charts, or knitted-on edging. Perfect for using up that leftover sock yarn or special small skein.

Measurements (when blocked):

  • Wingspan – 39”/99cm
  • Maximum depth – 11”/28cm

Yarn requirements:

  • 280-320 yards of fingering weight/4 ply/ sock yarn

2 pdf files are provided – a printer friendly version and one with all of the high-res images. For more photos, click on the image above.

Available for £3.25 (for customers in the EU, VAT will be added at checkout) on ravelry:

 

Morsel

Morsel

A simple crescent shawl with a sliver of lace border. No short rows, no knitted-on edging, no charts. This tasty little morsel is a nice quick knit with minimal fuss and can be scaled up or down to make maximum use of that special sock yarn or remnant.

Measurements (when blocked):

  • wingspan – 44”/112cm
  • maximum depth – 14”/36cm

Yarn requirements:

  • 280-320 yards of fingering weight/4 ply/sock yarn

2 pdf files are provided – a printer friendly version and one with all of the high-res images. For more images, click on the photo above.

Available for £3.25 (for customers in the EU, VAT will be added at checkout) on ravelry:

 

Cricket shawl

Cricket shawl

“I don’t like cricket, oh no. I love it.” ~ 10CC

What could be better than a day spent at the cricket? Yet as the play drifts on into the evening it can get a little chilly, so wrap yourself in this lightweight shawl. Personalise it with your team’s colours and keep snuggled up if rain stops play.

Fully written, line-by-line instructions, with simple stripes of colour make this heart-shaped cabled shawl a six for sure. The knitted-on lace edging adds a feminine and whimsical touch.

Measurements (when blocked):

  • Wingspan (after blocking): 72”/183cm
  • Maximum depth (after blocking): 26”/66cm

Yarn requirements:

  • 725-790 yards fingering weight/4-ply/sock yarn in main colour
  • 300-330 yards fingering weight/4-ply/sock yarn in contrast colour 1
  • 50-80 yards fingering weight/4-ply/sock yarn in contrast colour 2

2 pdf files are provided – a printer friendly version and one with all of the high-res images. For more images, click on the photo above.

Available for £3.75 (for customers in the EU, VAT will be added at checkout) on ravelry:

 

 

Loperwood

The travelling floral lace edging of this shawl, surrounding the smooth inner heart reminds me of the cricket pitch at Loperwood where my family used to play.

A mindless knit for the main body with a knitted-on lace edging to add interest, works with any sock yarn (solid, semi-solid, variegated) and is an ideal one-skein project.

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Hamster Jam

The name of the lace pattern used for the knitted-on edging of this light and delicate shawlette is “buttercup” but I think they look more like tulips, so welcome to Hamster Jam.

A crescent-shaped shawlette worked in fingering weight/sock yarn with no short rows used in the shaping.

Ideal for balmy summer evenings.

Hamster Jam

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Bungay shawlette

I am on a roll with the sock-yarn shawlettes, this time introducing the Bungay shawlette. A heart-shaped shawlette with a buttercup lace knitted-on edging (hence the name)

Perfect for that single skein of special sock yarn.

Works with variegated, semi-solid, and solid colourways.

Can be worn with the point at the back or at the front, great for that little bit of warmth and splash of colour.

Bungay shawlette

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