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Fair Isle Chicks on an Egg Cosy

On a whim yesterday I decided to use an old Fair Isle pattern from my machine knitting days to make a hand knit egg cosy!  I wrote up the pattern today and would like to share it with you here Fair Isle Chicks Egg Cosy

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These cute Fair Isle Chicks look gorgeous decorating an egg cosy for your Easter breakfast table, however they could also be used on any number of projects – hats, mittens, scarves and so on.

You could also use the cosy to cover chocolate eggs for the children as an Easter surprise!

The cosy is an easy and quick knit, an ideal first Fair Isle project, why not make more than one using different colour combinations.

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Knitted Hearts

P1020913adI’ve been knitting lots of hearts today and wanted to share the pattern with you: Knitted Hearts

The hearts are a quick make, knit in garter stitch with increases and decreases used to shape them.

They could be used as appliques to embellish garments and accessories or as decorations, photo props, confetti, etc.

Use different yarn weights to make larger or smaller hearts.

 

 

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The Chicks – a new photo shoot

Been taking some up to date photos of The Chicks amongst flowers, which I can’t resist buying or picking.  Seem to be spending too much time behind the camera and not enough knitting at the moment!

 

the pink one

  

the blue one

  

the yellow one and the black one

  

the white one

 

Raindrops and a knitted chick

The rain stopped for a while, which provided a photo opportunity and some fun for one of the little chicks!

  
      

  

Now if I was a duck, I could also swim

 
Knitted chick from ‘The Chicks’ knitting pattern, find it in my Ravelry or Etsy stores.

The Owlets – Free Pattern

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I designed Oliver and Olivia a few years ago and am now offering the knitting pattern to make these cute, fluffy owlets free here:

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I used a double knit weight yarn; however you could use a chunky yarn for larger owlets or a finer, 4ply yarn to make smaller ones.  The owlets make lovely decorations and a smaller size would look sweet on your Christmas tree!

Christmas Knitting

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This cute Snowman Christmas Jumper knitting pattern is now available in my online shops.  The jumper pattern includes sizes for babies and toddlers up to 48 months.  The smaller sizes would make a lovely set with my Snowman Booties and Snowman Baby Hat patterns.

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Still Knitting

Having been away from blogging for a while, an update is needed

  • The youngest, having hit 18, is not now as helpful with writing and uploading posts
  • Basil is STILL on a diet!
  • The household has inherited another cat – Smudge

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  • Basil is put outBasil
  • The Knitter is still knitting
  • The Knitter has had to master blogging

Inspired by the arrival of autumn, my latest project is these cute ‘Woodlanders’ Swiss darned onto fingerless mittens.  The mittens are knit flat, which makes adding the motifs a lot easier before sewing up the side seam.  Check them out in my shops (see sidebar).

Squirrel mittsOwl mitts

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