Sunday, 27 November 2011

Christmas Knitting - Festive Stocking

Christmas is coming! Festive stocking of my own design in Rowan Creative Focus Worsted, an American style worsted weight yarn (in the UK its between an aran and a dk). Lined with some nice thick cotton I found in my local Haberdashery shop. Just need to fill it with presents now...

Knitted Patchwork Blanket

Patchwork blanket in Rowan All Seasons Cotton. The squares are adapted from an old Martin Storey pattern, you cast on for the 4 outer edges of the square then decrease at the 4 diagonals into the centre then seam the last diagonal back to the outer edge. Now in All Seasons, an aran weight yarn done on 4.5mm needles. I have backed this blanket with a slightly quilted cotton fabric and used buttons to tie the two sides together. Its like a little duvet! Should be an awesome pram blanket for the new baby it is going to.

Adventures in Quilting

Having done patchwork before I thought it was about time I leaped into the world of quilting. Armed with my 'Dare to be Square' book I set to. I have made an end of bed/knee quilt for my niece as a Christmas gift. I hope it will become the blanket she takes with her though life as I give it to her now at 18 months. Finished photo to follow!