Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Have been working on a knitting pattern design whilst not able to do any machine sewing and it's funny where things start and where things end up I find. In order to make the knitted shape I wanted, I made a template out of the spider's web wrap that I use instead of Swedish tracing… Continue reading Upcycled T-Shirt Jacket

Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

On the to-do pile for 2+ years, it's about time I pulled my finger out and got on with this. I've used this ready to wear dress for a few years previously and much as I loved it there were also niggles. The pleats all faced in the same direction which means that it looked… Continue reading Re-worked Linen Dress – Make It Fit #1

Honey, I Shrunk The Knit

I'd spend most of my knitting hours last year working on a full length knitted coat that I finished at the beginning of October. It was a extended version of the drape front cardigan that I'd posted about earlier in the year. I gave it massive textured cuffs and a similar bottom which I didn't… Continue reading Honey, I Shrunk The Knit

Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

When I lived on a boat I had much use for arm warmers but since living back on terra firma the couple of pairs that I'd knitted didn't get much wear anymore. They were the Monkten Mittens by Jane Ellison from her book Noro Unlimited and I'd made mine from Noro Kureyon. I decided to… Continue reading Re-knitted & Re-purposed – Noro Hotchpotch Cardigan

Style Arc Loren Jacket

When I saw this recent pattern release by Style Arc, I thought it would be the perfect project for me to undertake to do something gradual and methodical, to pace myself with. I'd bought some fabric last year from Minerva Crafts to make a Sew Me Something Bianca but ended up using my childhood blanket… Continue reading Style Arc Loren Jacket

The Cut Above Collection – Cardigan Jacket Part 1

I'm very keen to trial this pattern that I acquired from eBay recently. It's good to find vintage patterns that I can still have a go at making that just fall within the limits of my measurements so will need grading up to have the intended ease of the design, it doesn't seem to work… Continue reading The Cut Above Collection – Cardigan Jacket Part 1

Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

So knitting is currently quite challenging. I'd just started a new project - Erika Knight's Siena top and the hands decided to swell making it difficult to operate. But I'm trying a new way of holding the needle with the work on under my arm and using my left hand thumb to do the wrapping… Continue reading Adapt, Improvise, Overcome

Last Year’s Most Worn

Just a quick post to talk about this (portmanteau alert) coatigan. Made around this time last year and probably worn every day since is the Bianca by Sew Me Something - a pattern which I jumped on upon it's release. I decided to make it from a Danish army blanket which had several properties which… Continue reading Last Year’s Most Worn

New Beginnings With Circular Needles

As touched on previously, I'm on a little journey to expand my methods and try new things with knitting. As someone who learned to as a child I have continued to knit my way through life. However, I've been stuck in a rut of knitting the original way I first experienced which usually involves seamed… Continue reading New Beginnings With Circular Needles