Thursday, 23 April 2009

Shawl Completed

Aloha. Just finished the shawl for my boyfiends sister. Going to give it to her for her birthday in a couple of weeks.

I sort of made the pattern up for this one, its made up of two patterns put together with some additions via common knitting sense.

I used a shawl pattern that is available free from the Vogue knitting website that I have used a couple of times before in its unaltered state. The cabling is from the large Rowan shawl from the previous post that I am doing for myself (haven't done any more on that yet).

Because the cabling pulls the width of the work in, to get the correct width for the pattern I picked up and knit about 150 stitches on each side of the shawl and worked a 2-2 rib for 3 inches.

et voila!

Vogue Knitting The pattern I used as the base is the Rolled Collar Shrug.

Friday, 10 April 2009

Shawl in progress

I am currently knitting a shawl from one of the Rowan magazines. I couldn't afford to do it in the Rowan wool suggested, so I've bought some King Cole Aero which still has 20% wool (and is loads cheaper!).

It's done in 2 sections - a scarf and the main body - and I'm just over half way through the scarf. It is not a very hard pattern but you do have to read every row cos its a double-row moss stitch instead of the normal reverse stocking stitch.

I have decided to use the cabling pattern on a shrug that I've adapted from a Vogue pattern you can get free off the internet. It's going to be a birthday gift so I'll post a picture of it when it's going to be imminently given away so not to spoil the surprise!

Monday, 6 April 2009

Dead Threads Competition 2008

This is a dress I made out of an old suit jacket for the 2008 'Dead Threads' competition run by House of Rose & Brown in Saltaire, which I won. (Yay!)

The jacket was so massive it must have been for a 30 stone man. I reused as much of the jacket as I could - only the red zip, buttons and edging were new additions. Check out some of the fab stuff they have at House of Rose & Brown, see the competitions page for some photos of me looking windswept.


Well, here goes.

I've started this blog to chart the ups and downs of my knitting and crafting exploits.

I had an idea last year that I would start a little hand made clothes/accessories/jewellery 'label' called Ripped Up & ReSewn, mainly because I like reviving things from being turned into carpet underlay.

I am going to set up an etsy shop, so hopefully some nice people will buy some of the little things I've made and this blog will chart the creative journey.

I'll put some pictures up of stuff I've made already and am in the process of making as soon as I work out how to.

So here it is, the blog.