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Sirdar Jewelspun mistake rib scarf

Do you love knitting well this is for you.  A really easy knitting project using 1 ball of Sirdar Jewelspun and only 2 ends to sew in. What’s not to love! I found this easy pattern over at Purl Soho web site called the mistake rib scarf It’s a great pattern for watching tv because there’s only one row to remember and one ball of yarn to sit next to you on the sofa - perfect!  You can pick up the Sirdar Jewelspun yarn at WoolBox and lots of knitting accessories too! There are 8 colours to chose from and lots of other yarn too! Pop over to my Instagram account for more knitting inspiration and to see the finished scarf this weekend, with pom poms 

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
Mustard Granny Square Blanket Amanda Hurrell   Eight-by-Six©     Sizes and Materials List Hook Size UK 4mm  Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK  322 yds/295 metres per 100gball Tension: 22 stitches to 30 rows to 10cm on 4mm hook, pattern size of approx. 120 x 120cm One each of the following 100g ball plus extra for the border (I used TWO extra in Mustard 200g in total with a little amount left over, because the border is made up of 5 simple rows but takes a fair amount of yarn.   Wash care instructions: machine washable 40deg, cool tumble dry, cool iron, can be dry cleaned (I line dry mine) Colours (9 in total)  Tomato Mocha Storm Blue Pistachio Spice Grey Mustard Duck Egg Mushroom Tips & Notes One great tip I learnt is to flip your work on each row. This is a great way to keep your granny square, well square and not wonky. It works like magic and since using this method I’ve never looked back. To do this you flip over your square so that the previous row and join are now in the bottom lef