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!
It’s a cowl, it’s a scarf, it’s a wrap! However you wear it, this chunky knit will keep you warm and cosy. A quick knit in a chunky/bulky weight yarn using moss/seed stitch and two contrasting colours.
Having ripped back and restarted this cowl a couple of times, I am now happy with the result. I found that by using larger needles than recommended by the yarn company, the moss/seed stitch pattern was a looser knit and did not make the fabric too rigid. I used two 100g balls of Rowan purelife British Sheep Breeds Chunky Undyed 100% wool, one in a shade of grey and one cream.
Enjoy the pattern: Chunky Cowl
Worn as a wrap
Worn as a cowl
I’ve recently been playing around with taking some new promotional photos of my softies, mainly for Instagram and Etsy updates. I had fun with some old favourites and hope you like the photos, all knitting patterns can be found in my Etsy shop and on Ravelry
Seasonal Birdie Baubles
Robin Birdie Bauble (from Seasonal Birdie Baubles pattern)
Owl Baubles (from Seasonal Birdie Baubles pattern)
Peppy Penguin ( from Perceval and Peppy Penguin pattern)
The Knitter has focussed her attention on all things Christmassy. As a result of this a pair of woolly snowman booties have appeared. I am certain that they will make good company this Christmas, however, I am upset that The Knitter could not provide me with a cat-sized version, my paws are getting a bit nippy…
You can purchase your copy of the pattern on any of The Knitters websites…Happy Knitting!