Sandra's Designing Blog

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. 
Below is some examples of my latest love - Brioche.
 
 
 
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  1. Imagine my excitement this weekend when I realised that one of my super easy knitting patterns for knitting with super chunky wool was featured on a craftsy blog.

    Craftsy is a site that provides education and tools to help you bring your creativity to life and its where I sell the majority of my knitting patterns as well as purchase some of my yarny supplies.

    Knowing that the blog will get read by thousands of people world wide made me so happy. Yipee.

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    Patterns featured in the blog posting

    Its such a simple pattern too, one that the chunky yarn was crying out for me to design. The gloves are knit in Rico Design Creative Twist Super Chunky which is a very thick yarn made of 80% acrylic and 20% alpaca. The alpaca fibres make this yarn especially warm in winter.

    It has an easy knit cable cuff and simple moss stitch hand part. No knitting in the round or complicated thumb to knit. It can be knit in any super chunky yarn really as long as you use something that knits up to this gauge - Approx 10cm / 4 inches = 9 sts x 12 rows and of course you can email me if you get stuck too , so ideal for the beginners out there.

     The pattern is available on Craftsy (immediate download)  or here from my web site .

    I'm offering it half price on my web site until the end of this month , August 2015, just as a little celebration.

    Today I thought I would join in the hand craftng communities "Handmade Monday" crafty linky party , to join in the crafty fun. Want to join me?

     

    happy knitting x 

  2. This week launches an exciting collaboration between Steph from Perran Yarns and myself. Myself and Steph met on Etsy the on-line selling site for all things handmade. She hand dyes and then sells beautiful scrumptious yarns that knit up gorgeously!

    I was utterly surprised when she approached me to ask if I was prepared to knit up and re-work one of my new patterns in some of her hand dyed yarn.  Her idea was to sell the patterns at craft fairs and in brick and mortar shops alongside some of her yarns. We also discussed the possibility of selling the pattern and yarn in kit form via her Etsy shop. 

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    Above you can see the transformation from the Noro yarn I chose to show off the lovely flower pattern to one of Stephs yarn , a lovely Knit in Perran Yarns (50% baby alpaca, 25% linen, 25% silk) in sweet pea shade. You can buy the finished scarf here if you don't fancy the knit. 

    Well the kits are ready folks! All for £20. Of course you can buy the knitting pattern and yarn on its own but there is a saving if you purchase in kit form.

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    Its a lovely knit for a christmas gift or just for you.

    We are hoping to get together in the near future to bring you more exciting collaborations. 

    See you soon from Steph and I