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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

Granny blanket

I started a new blanket last week (I think) I have so much Stylecraft Special DK and I like the new blanket journey. Its growing a little now I've got some motivation to crochet and I love it when its big enough to cover your knees whilst you crochet. The weather is turning colder this week in the UK so its the perfect tv companion. I've been knitting so much that crochet took a back seat. Its funny how adding a few brighter colours lifts your mood and makes you want to go and add more colours. a new blanket begins Today I put up the Christmas tree, early for me but we are all craving some twinkle lights its going to make the house feel cosy as I'll be working from home from next week. It's going to feel strange working again after and eight month break. This week is perfect for cleaning and getting the house ready as I'll be busy and tired learning new processes. I ordered a new coffee machine but its held up in the black Friday backlog, it was such a good price I