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This is an exclusive area of my web site where you can find out more about my knitted designs, what inspires me, how I work and what I like (and don't like) to design. Its also an area where I'd like to find out more about you, the knutty knitter, so feel free to comment away.       Sandra

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  1. Over the last few months I have been working with Louisa Harding of Yarntelier on some pretty Brioche designs that work really well with her locally produced yarns. Louisa is another designer (originally working for Rowan yarns) who lives in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. As well as producing gorgeous designs she also has sourced and produced her own brand of Cashmere yarns. She wanted to bring her yarns to a wider audience and asked me to help by designing some patterns using her yarns.
    All 3 patterns use 2 x 50 gram balls of either the lace or Gilli weight yarn.

    It was great to have all 3 patterns released last weekend at Edinburgh Yarn Festival. 

    Carrageen Filigrana
    OndadeCalor  

     

  2. Print Friendly and PDF  orangle_glovesModelled by Francis from my local Knitting Group 

    I developed the simple chevron lace pattern that I have used for the cuffs of these fingerless gloves over an evening of swatching. No planning out on knitting graph paper or slaving over my computer for this simple design, it just developed as I went along. 

    I was watching the TV at the time, so once I had developed the lace cuff then the rest of the glove design is simple.  

    Knit on straight needles, so you do have to do a little seaming at the end, sorry. (just remember to leave the gap for the thumb, lol).

    Finished size:- Medium ladies

    Yarn:  50 grams - Woolyknit Aran, yardage 77m / 85 yards

    Needles: 4.5mm (UK 7, USA 7) needles.  

    K = Knit / SL1 = Slip 1 stitch / PSSO = Pass slipped stitch over / K2TOG = Knit 2 stitches together / YO = Yarn over.

    INSTRUCTIONS (make two)

    Cast on 44 sts using 4.5mm straight needles.

    Row 1 (RS): K1, *SL1, K1, PSSO, K9, K2TOG, K1; rep from * to last st, K1. (38 sts)

    Row 2: Knit.

    Row 3: K1, *SL1, K1, PSSO, K7, K2TOG, K1; rep from * to last st, K1. (32 sts)

    Row 4 : Knit.

    Row 5: K1, *(YO, SL1, K1, PSSO) twice, K1, (K2TOG, YO) twice, K1; rep from * to last st, K1.

    Row 6 and every WS row: K1, Purl to last st , K1.

    Row 7: K1, *K1, YO, SL1, .K1, PSSO, YO, SL1, K2TOG, PSSO, YO, K2TOG, YO, K2; rep from * to last st, K1.

    Row 9: K1, *(YO, SL1, K1, PSSO) twice, K1, (K2TOG, YO) twice, K1; rep from * to last st, K1.

    Row 11: K1, *K1, YO, SL1, K1, PSSO, YO, SL1, K2TOG, PSSO, YO, K2TOG, YO, K2; rep from * to last st, K1.

    Row 13: K1, *K2, YO, SL1, K1, PSSO, K1, K2TOG, YO, K3; rep from * to last st, K1.

    Row 15: K1, *K3, YO, SL1, K2TOG, PSSO, YO, K4; rep from * to last st, K1.

    Row 17: Knit.

    Row 18: K1, Purl to last st , K1.

    Repeat last 2 rows for a further 22 rows.

    Knit 5 rows and cast off on Wrong Side row.

    Block your knitting and then sew up the two edge seams leaving a gap for the thumb. Weave in your ends.

    Hopefully now, you'll have a smashing pair of fingerless gloves. Send in photo's please. xx