Fingerless glove – 84 cylinder

Recipe for a Fingerless Glove – 84 cylinder using 4 ply sock wool

(Regia, Opal, Stylecraft, Drops Fabel, Scheepjes Invicta Extra etc.)

This glove has a hand knitted thumb and knitted cast off.

Will give an average glove, to make it smaller add Lycra.

Left glove without Lycra.

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Cuff

Selvage 1st row ribber in, 2nd and 3rd row ribber out.

20 – 30 rows 1 x 1 rib depending on length of cuff required

Lower hand

30 rows 3 x 1 rib

Thumb waste stitches

Stop machine at 3.00 o’clock change yarn to waste yarn, Knit 12 Stitches, change back to glove yarn.

Upper Hand

24 rows 3 x 1

Top Cuff

10 rows 1  x 1

Hand Knit the following

Before removing the waste yarn I use a sewing needle to sew a running thread through all the stitches that are about to be exposed by removing the waste yarn.  This will
stop the stitches running.  Not very clear to see, orange thread has been used

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As you remove the running thread pick up each stitch.

Pick up 12 stitches from lower hand ,  make 1 stitch in body of glove immediately before the waste yarn started knitting, 12 stitches from the top hand, make 1 stitch in body of glove immediately after the waste yarn was knit. (26 stitches)

Knit at least 12 rows of 1 x 1 rib, knit more rows if you want more of the thumb covered.

Cast off in 1 x 1 rib.

Hand Finish the Top Cuff

Sew a running thread around the last 1 x 1 knit row before waste yarn

As you remove the running thread pick up each stitch.

Pick up all stitches, remove running thread.

Standard knitted cast off in 1 x 1 rib.

Enjoy

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Crochet Motif Cardigan

 I came across this picture of a crochet motif cardigan a couple of years ago on a blog and fell in love with the cardigan but I had no idea where the pattern came from so I could not get hold of the actual pattern.

Every now and then I would search for it but without any luck until one day I came across it on Google picture search and this pointed to Ravelry, only to find out it is a Japanese pattern (no problem) but it was in a Japanese book (no problem), I could not seem to purchase anywhere (problem).  Having purchased Japanese books many times from this great etsy shop Pomadour24

I messaged them to ask if they could get it and guess what – they could. She has managed to get a couple of books for me previously just by supplying a picture of the front cover.

I duly started my cardigan but knew it would have to be a background task as making that many motifs would be a long hard slog.  I had chosen after a lot of deliberation to use Sirdar Heart and sole for the coloured part of the motif as it was quite hard to get co-ordinating colours.  I didn’t use the blue colourway.  For the joining I used Rowan fine lace doubled (from stash – yaah).

Many many motifs later ……

Before I started assembling the cardigan I used wooden skewers to hold each row of motifs in the correct order so I didn’t have to find the next one I just slid it off the skewer

To join all the motifs together I used a Join As You Go method of assembly which is great as you only get a couple of ends instead of two for each motif.

The cardigan is now blocked and is looking good, all I have to do is sew in all the coloured ends (yuk)

I’m so please with this even though its taken a year as  a background task

 

 

Crochet Blanket

As mentioned in a previous post I am making another crochet blanket for Sent with love .

This is a lion Brand Pattern  – Magnolia Afghan for chunky wool but it can be made in any weight.
I’m using Stylecraft chunky (black), Stylecraft Phases (cerise and grey)

I’m making a lap blanket so have used 3 x motif for my blanket.

I found that creating the 4 corners pieces was easier if you didn’t make a separate piece, but instead of making the starting chain I double crocheted the required amount of stitches across the corner. to finish I double crochet  the remaining two sides of the corner triangle.

As I wanted the blanket a little wider than the 3 motifs I added some extra rows on the edges.

Crochet – Granny Cardigan pattern available

Crochet – Granny  Cardigan pattern now available….With a lot of help from Julie W. we have finished the pattern and it is now available as a free pattern.

The pattern is a simple formula to creating a cardigan in any size with any type of yarn and any size hook.

Each cardigan is made largely of two hexagons, so if you can granny square you can hexagon.

My version is a little different to others I have seen as it has extra rows on the back to create a flat back neck.

There is a photo tutorial and charts.

It’s amazing that something so simple takes a lot of explanation.

Hope you all enjoy the pattern.

 

 

 

Happy Crocheting

 

Crochet – Granny square cardigan pattern

Crochet – Granny square Cardigan pattern….I keep getting asked how I make my granny square cardigans so I’ve decided to write a pattern to share. As I normally just crochet these little cardigans without reference to any pattern I had to take it slowly and write down every step I carried out.  Well it won’t be a pattern as such it will be a “how to”  as there is a simple formula to creating a cardigan in any size with any type of yarn and any size hook…sounds great eh.. Oh and by the way these cardigans are made from hexagons not squares which is a bit daunting the first time as they do not lie flat……  Also my version is a little different to others as it has extra rows on the back to create a flat back neck.

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free pattern granny square cardigan

free pattern granny square cardigan-4295Julie W is doing a great job in checking and correcting the pattern for me, and in the process making her first crochet cardigan.  She has also checked some other patterns for me which will be published soon.  Back to the cardi she has just got to the border and the ties so I should get the pattern back soon then I can finish it off and publish it.

Not only is there a working method I’ve put in a photo tutorial as well.

Watch this space……………….

Previous cardigans I have sold through Purl n Lace in Swanage.

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Hand made – amelia dellow designs

Hand made – amelia dellow designs……….  Who is amelia dellow I hear you ask.

amelia dellow was my gran on my mums side. When designing patterns and making our hand crafted items a lot of them are a joint collaboration between myself and various friends so rather than using my name I decided to use an umbrella brand name.

So all our patterns whether they are free or for purchase and our handmade hand crafted items all bear the brand amelia dellow.

We have a small website that gives you a flavour of our work and patterns.  www.ameliadellow.co.uk.  All our free patterns are available on this website – Free Patterns

You’ve probably seen our logo in a previous post.

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and our tags and icon.

 

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Our baby shoes gift in a box.

 

 

 

 

Our latest patterns look like this.

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Free Pattern – Easy Knit DK Bear

I’ve been meaning to publish this free pattern for an absolute age.

If you wish to print this pattern click on the bear!!

Knit in any DK yarn on 3.5mm needles.

Description:

Medium size bear knitted in DK yarn.

Finished Dimensions:

Approx 27cm tall

Materials:

1 x 100g Patons 100% Cotton DK shade 2715 – Nougat (Pink) or shade 2702 Sky (Blue)

1 pair 3.50mm knitting needles,

Contrast coloured yarn for eyes, ears, nose, mouth and paws

Toy Stuffing

3 x buttons

 Note:Bear is knitted in one piece from toe to toe, and then folded over and sewn into shape before being stuffed and having features added.

 

Legs:

1. With 3.50 mm needles cast on 12 stitches.

2. Work straight in stocking stitch for 25 rows, ending on a purl row.

3. Break yarn and transfer stitches to a stitch holder.

4. Repeat for second leg, again ending with a purl row. Do NOT break yarn.

5. Knit across the leg just worked, and then pick up stitches from the stitch holder (24 stitches).

Body & Arms:

1. Work straight in stocking stitch for 25 rows.

2. Cast on 18 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows. These form the arms, a total of 60 stitches (18 arm +24 body+18 arm).

3. Work straight in stocking stitch for 15 rows.

4. Cast off 18 stitches at the beginning of each of the next 2 rows, to finish the arms (24 stitches remaining)

Head (front & back):

1. Work straight in stocking stitch for 50 rows for head in picture or 60 rows for a bigger head.

Arms & Body:

1. Cast on 18 stitches at the beginning of the next two rows. These form the arms, a total of 60 stitches (18 arm +24 body+18 arm).

2. Work straight in stocking stitch for 15 rows.

3. Cast off 18 stitches at the beginning of each of the next 2 rows, to finish the arms (24 stitches remaining)

4. Work straight in stocking stitch for 25 rows.

Legs:

1. Work first 12 stitches on needle and transfer the remaining 12 stitches to a stitch holder.

2. Work straight in stocking stitch for 25 rows.  Cast off.

3. Pick up stitches from stitch holder & put back onto needle, rejoin yarn and work straight in stocking stitch for 25 rows for second leg.  Cast off.

Finishing:

Fold bear in half along the head section ensuring legs and arms line up neatly. Sew up bear leaving a gap (for stuffing) on one side of the body.

Make neck by weaving a length of yarn in and out around the bear where the arms join. Pull tight & knot but leave a gap so the head can be stuffed. Create ears by running stitches across the corner at each side of the head.

Stuff the bear, filling the head, then arms, then legs and then the body. Sew up the gap in the body.

Using a contrast yarn and the picture as a guide, embroider the eyes, nose, ears, mouth and paws. Weave in any loose ends. Sew on 3 buttons down the chest.

Scarf:

With 3.5cm needles, cast on 5 stitches.  Knit in garter stitch for 36cm, cast off. Weave in any loose ends.

If giving to a small child please omit the scarf and the buttons, also make sure all embroidery is secure.

 

You now have a new friend…….

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Please do not copy, resell or sell this pattern. You may print a copy for your own personal use for the purpose of making the pattern item.

You are welcome to sell the finished items you have made at craft fairs, Etsy and such like but please do not use this pattern for large-scale volume commercial purposes.

A new crochet book on its way!

One of my friends Sarah Sinaguglia (not the one with the birthday)  is a lovely lady who is very crafty and puts the rest of us to shame with the amount of crafting and homemaking she does has just written her very first crochet book.  She was contacted by the publishers after one of her patterns was included in Mollie Makes.

I can wait to get my copy.  It is due out in September.

I’ve seen some of the projects being made and a few of the proof pages – it’s going to be a great book.

I’ve preordered mine on Amazon

Sara’s great blog is here – One Churchills green

Good luck with your book Sara.

Saras Book :Great new crochet book

e- Tea party invite

Thank you Black Cat Originals for inviting me to your tea party.  I’m delighted to join you.

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No tea party can be complete without cake – Cupcakes that is, and of course knitted ones don’t have any  calories – yippee.

Here is a link to my free knitted Cupcake pattern – it uses scraps or DK yarn and takes about an hour to knit.

Use it for a decoration or you can use it as a pin cushion.

Click on the cake for the pattern.

Happy Knitting

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