I have updated my Frost Flowers Socks pattern, originally published in 2008 to better reflect my current style of pattern writing. It is still free, and only one-size, but is a great sock and only uses 6 stitches to complete (knit, purl, yarnover, ssk, k2tog and slip 1).
- 320-360 yards of 4ply/fingering weight/sock yarn
- 2.5mm circular needle/DPNs (or size required to achieve gauge)
- Gauge: 32 by 42 stitches over 10cm/4 inches (in stocking stitch)
- tapestry needle to weave in ends
- sized to fit average adult ladies foot.
Download it directly here.
The second set of patterns to be revamped include one of the first patterns I ever published, my Dragonskin iTouch cover. Both covers have been updated to include more explanations of the abbreviations, making them even more suitable for beginners. They have also had their instructions charted so are available in written and charted versions.
Protect your iDevices and use up those leftover scraps of sock yarn with these protective covers.
These quick knits have both written and charted instructions. The ebook contains four parts: a high-res and printer friendly version of each of the two patterns.
Fits iDevices (phones and iPods) up to iPhone 5.
Available to buy here.
The year of cold sheep started well with no yarn or fibre purchases in the month of January.
I managed to use up 162 yards of commercial yarn in a pair of mittens
and another 1,248 yards of handspun yarn in a short-sleeved dress
I also spun 200g of fibre into 766 yards of fingering weight yarn.
Total yarn out: 1,410 yards
Total yarn in: 766 yards
Net yarn reduction: 644 yards
Fibre stash reduction: 200g.
It’s a start.