knitting, Patterns

Little Purse

I wrote this little pattern for my beginning knitting class. They had all learned to knit and purl and now it was time to learn to make stocking stitch, decrease and make yarn overs. This fun little project isn't a slave to gauge always a help for new knitters who haven't yet spent the hours… Continue reading Little Purse

hat, knitting, Patterns

Sweet Heart Beanie

I love a fast knit and no seaming! Patons Inca is so soft and squishy. A lovely blend of wool, alpaca and acrylic this beanie will be warm as toast on a minters morning in Clare. I was fortunate enough to get a couple of test knitters. Thank you to Zoe, who enthusiastically knit two… Continue reading Sweet Heart Beanie

knitting, Patterns

Baby Rib Hugger

  Rib Hugger Vest Introduction: A perfect little vest to keep a babies chest warm, while leaving the arms free to move. Cute and practical. Wear it over a grow suit. With lots of stretch it will grow and fit for many months. A big thank you to the generous testers. Leslie Larsen and Alison… Continue reading Baby Rib Hugger

Crochet, Patterns

Crochet Cap

Thank you to the wonderful testers Carole, Rachael and Margaret. I very much appreciate the time you took to help me.   Yarn: 8ply 200gms Yarn A -dark Yarn B - light Gauge: Special stitches: Fptr - front post treble Standing treble Spike stitch **BLO - back loop only. I work this into the back… Continue reading Crochet Cap

Patterns, Vintage

Vintage Stocking Cap – Patons pattern book #444

I have a large collection of vintage knitting books and pamphlets some go back to the 1930s. Many have no date on them. I have knitted many a layette from the old Patons baby books over the years. Layettes are no longer popular and today babies wear very utilitarian clothing, rather than the ¬†frilly, lacy… Continue reading Vintage Stocking Cap – Patons pattern book #444