I’ve finally finished a textured, sheep themed baby blanket and a matching cushion cover. This design took quite a few charts and swatches before I was happy with the moss/seed stitch sheep motifs.
I got there in the end and have designed, knitted, photographed and written instructions, the knitting patterns are finally up for sale.
To celebrate I am offering them at half price on Ravelry for one week, finishing at midnight (GMT) on Sunday, 10th September, 2017.
I didn’t find the photography easy, the cream and silver grey yarns reacted differently to the light, so choosing and editing took forever and I’m still not 100% happy! However, I hope they provide the knitter with a good idea of how the final piece will look!
Until next time, happy knitting!
I taught myself the double knitting technique over the summer and, using motifs from a jumper I designed for machine knitters many years ago, I came up with a ‘Pink Pigs Scarf’ and ‘Cosy Sheep Cowl’. The patterns for both are available in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry.
The double knitting technique produces a piece of knitting which is double sided and double thickness, a bit like two separate pieces being sewn together back to back, stocking stitch is uppermost on both sides with the colours reversed on the ‘wrong side’ – although you end up with two right sides! The two sides or layers are knit at the same time. If you have not used this technique before all becomes clear as you go.
Cosy Sheep Cowl
Pink Pigs Scarf
The motifs were originally designed for this jumper back in 2001!
- Snugly Sheep!
After being inspired by local countryside walks and sheep I have come up with these adorable sheep hat and booties for babies!
The knitting pattern is availiable to purchase at the following sites: