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Aran granny square cushion construction

Joining using join as you go method   My festive make started in early December kind of by accident. I was looking through my Aran yarn stash after knitting so many hats and I was wondering what to do with the left over yarn both hand dye and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and sat down to make a couple of  little granny squares (photo below) This is how it started  I really liked how quick they were to crochet so during my Christmas break from work I made about 50 over a few evenings and the odd lunch break, they are quite addictive! It’s a great stash buster project and I do love mixing up the colours and using up some yarn Starting to take shape Then I started to join them using join as you go method JAYG. I love using this method each one joined with a different colour. I love the little hinges and the vintage patchwork effect - so my little cushion project was well under way Joining more granny squares 2 sides now I decided to use a 32 x 32 cm cushion pad I’d bought in Dunelm, it’s t

Happy New Year

  I cast on a new waffle cowl on New Years Eve - there’s  something quite satisfying starting the new year with a new project.  We popped to Whitstable for our last beach walk for 2021 and I literally cast in 5 mins before we left. I do love some in car knitting whilst my husband drives! I chose some 20g DK hand dye minis I had in my stash and I was drawn towards Love Hearts - my favourite colourway of 2021. Yarn: @myyarnplace DK 20g minis. Although it’s DK weight it feels a littler heavier and I cast on using 5mm Hiya Hiya 60cm circulars- my favourite needles right now. Pattern: Waffle Cowl @garloedesign It’s a free pattern and only 4 row repeat so it’s easy to remember and it looks so good in the hand dye yarn. At the time of writing this I’ve almost finished it. I do love a quick satisfying knitting project. If you fancy knitting one I cast on 101 stitches, the first stitch is knitted onto the right hand needle - the original first stitch is then pulled over this stitch - leaving 10
                         Around the Corner blanket Amanda Hurrell   Eight-by-Six©     Sizes and Materials List Hook Size: UK 4.5mm  Stitch markers: (4) optional Yarn: Sirdar Snuggly Cashmere Merino Silk DK (75% merino wool 20% silk 5% cashmere) 116m (127 yards) a blend of merino wool, cashmere and silk, this gentle yarn is kind to sensitive skin, making it a great choice for crocheting baby blankets. Easy to work with and available in contemporary and pastel shades. Machine washable at 30 degrees using the wool wash programme. Tension: 22 stitches to 28 rows to 10cm 4mm hook A little goes a long way and this yarn is a dream to work with and is so soft, perfect for a baby blanket. I designed this blanket whilst an ambassador for Woolbox Yarns and chose the colours for a simple yet effective design. The border idea came from the left over colours and wanting to use a few to set off the wide Silvery Moon border Pattern size of approx. 79cm x 79cm for lap blanket  Please note you can purch

Rhubarb & Custard Cowl free knitting pattern

  Rhubarb & Custard Cowl Amanda Hurrell   Eight-by-Six© Sizes and Materials List Needles: 5mm circular needles with 40cm cable knitters darning needle scissors one stitch marker Hand-made label or wooden button   Yarn: I’ve used hand dye yard from sewhappycreative in Aran weight (200g) but you can substitute for any Aran yarn plain, multi coloured, self striping or maybe use up scraps to create a unique cowl. You can knit this in a few evenings, and it makes a very quick last minute gift. You can purchase an ad free pdf from love crafts.com  Pattern size of approx. 12 by 11.5 inches Wash care instructions: machine washable 30 degrees, cool tumble dry, no iron, no dry clean Colours used in order: Pink, Cream fleck Abbreviations Skill Level : beginner   St: stitch K: knit P: purl garter stitch (knit every row) Pattern Instructions This pattern is written in U.K. terms  Let’s start cast on 100 stitches using 5mm circular knitting needles in your first colour, I’ve used pink. I use a c

Rainbow faded crochet shawl

Faded Rainbow Shawl by Amanda Hurrell   Eight-by-Six© Pattern Instructions This pattern is written in U.K. crochet terms and uses Sirdar Country Classic DK, a wool/acrylic mix. An easy triangular shawl, vintage with a modern twist. You will be using simple stitches to create a fun and functional shawl. Big enough to keep you cosy and warm on chilly spring days. Looks great paired with jeans, long sleeve t-shirt and boots. The add free pdf version can be bought from lovecrafts  Sizes and Materials List Hook size: 4mm knitters darning needle sharp scissors stitch marker (optional) tape measure cardboard for making two tassles (size approx. 12 x 9 cm) 2 beads - I have used two hand-made ceramic beads from  Cherryhillstudioceramics finished size : 25 inch by 48 inch approximately not including tassels  Yarn: Sirdar Country Classic double knitting yarn 50% wool 50% acrylic Tension: 10 stitches over 28 rows = 10x10cm Wash care instructions: machine washable 30 degrees, no tumble dry, no iron
  Colour me happy blanket  Amanda Hurrell   Eight-by-Six©     Sizes and Materials List Hook Size: UK 4mm (I use Clover brand) Stitch markers: optional Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK (322 yds/295 metres per 100g ball) Tension: 22 stitches to 30 rows to 10cm on 4mm hook Pattern size of approx. 115cm x 115 cm for lap blanket  I’ve chosen colours I had in my yarn stash, you could use the same colours I have or substitute for what colours you have readily available. Mine was a stash buster to mix some colours up and to use a bold colour for the border. I’ve kept my border simple and added statement pom poms in the same colour as the last row. We all need colour and fun at the moment.  Wash care instructions: machine washable 40deg, cool tumble dry, cool iron, can be dry cleaned (I line dry mine) Colours Stylecraft Special DK and Cygnet DK Mustard Storm Blue Candy Floss Buttermilk Bluebell Fuschia Purple Duck Egg Camel Bluebell (Cygnet DK 149) can be substituted for Bluebell Stylecraft Special