Front of blue and white striped jumper

Blue and White Striped Jumper

Last  Christmas, I decided to undertake the task of knitting all of my Christmas presents for my family. It was a nice idea, putting a bit of myself into each piece I made, and thinking about the recipient and what they would like, as opposed to what I think would be nice for them. Also…

Front of super-chunky jumper, worn

Super-Chunky Jumper

This was possibly the fastest knit ever. I came across this super-chunky wool and I couldn’t resist. I bought enough to make a jumper, and wrote a pattern to suit the wool. Because it was so thick, it warranted a nice stitch, so I knit the body in a double moss stitch, and the arms…

Soft purple jumper

Purple slouchy jumper

This is one of my favourite jumpers. Mainly because of the wool I used in this. A mixture of Baby Alpaca and Silk, this jumper is luxurious. I wrote my own pattern for the beautoful wool I had and it ended up as this. I love everything about it, the colour, a dark purple with…

Long-line traditional Aran Cardigan, with leather buttons.

Aran Jumpers and Cardigans

I decided to give a special page to my Aran knitting for a few reasons. Firstly, it’s a relatively new technique for me, I knit my first Aran cabled jumper within the last year. Secondly, they take a very long time, require lots of concentration and are a big achievement to finish. Thirdly, I’m getting…

ChessSet

Knitted Chess Set

This is a little chess set I made using Alan Dart’s Chess Set Pattern from an issue of Simply Knitting Magazine. I had fun knitting this up and seeing all of the pieces coming together. I made it for my dad, so I wanted to spend time making it nice for him. I didn’t want…

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Autumnal Poncho

My latest piece of clothing finished, just in time for the Autumn/Winter. This took a long time to knit up, due to the tightness of the knit and the size of the garment. It’s a nice heavy wool so it’ll keep me nice and warm on those colder days. The buttons add a bit of…

Blue Coat Front View

Woollen Coat

A woollen coat I made. I really love this coat. There’s a fair percentage of wool in the yarn, and it’s nice and heavy and thick. I like the length and I love the colour. One of my favourites. I love the detailing in the stitches too, it was a lot of fun to make.…