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Posted May 14, 2017 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting

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Some of my knitting and crochet   1 comment

Pentax Digital Camera Pentax Digital Camera Pentax Digital Camera Pentax Digital Camera 10356396_689440584455995_4380421012539752954_n Pentax Digital Camera Pentax Digital CameraHere are some of the projects I have done. The cream bag is an Aran wool bag. The flap is moss stitch with a tassel. The main body of the bag has cables. On the back there are 2 straps so you can wear the bag on your back. The other bag is made of squares and the pattern is the African flower. The handles are plastic. both bags are lined. The dolls are Morag and Bertie Bloomer. I was really proud of Bertie as I entered him into Skibbereen show which was in July and he won 1st prize. I have since sold him. Morag has also been sold to the same person who bought Bertie. Then I have Olaf the Snowman which I really enjoyed crocheting. He is made in one piece. My gorgeous grandson has him. The rest of the things are baby clothes. If you would like to see more of my stuff you can visit my facebook page which is I look forward to all your comments. There is a “like” button which you could click if you like what you see.

So there you have it. I am up and running again on the blog.


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2nd Strip for blanket

Hi everyone. I have been so busy knitting for people that I haven’t had time to do my blog until now.Anyway, I hope you all saw the 1st strip of the blanket which I am doing…so here is the 2nd strip. It is 49 stitches and is done by doing 6 rows of knit 3  and purl 3, then the 6th to 12th rows are purl 3 and knit 3. The effect gives a basket weave effect. There are going to be a lot of strips to do so it is going to be huge and heavy. My friend’s father will be grand and warm!! I am really enjoying knitting this as i havent knitted anything so big before.So until the next time which I hope won’t be too long, keep those needles clicking away. I promise I won’t be too long away.

Posted May 2, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting

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Knitted in Bamboo Cotton

Cardigan knitted for a lady

Hello everyone. I am so sorry for not having posted anything for a while. I have been busy moving furniture around and general tidying up. Any way on to matters of the knitted kind. A while ago I posted a picture of a cardigan I was doing for a lady….and here is the finished product. It is knitted in Bamboo Cotton. It went up quite quickly. I enjoyed doing it as I wouldn’t do a lot of cotton knitting. I do like the pattern at the start of the two fronts and sleeves. It made a change to do that pattern instead of the traditional 1×1 rib.I promise I will post things regularly so I won’t be letting you all down. So until the next time, keep those needles clicking away.

Posted April 19, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting

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Cardigan   1 comment

Left Front of Cardigan

Hi Folks. What you can see on the right is the left front of a cardigan I am knitting for a friend of mine. Instead of doing a traditional rib at the start, I am doing a lacy pattern which is very easy to do. On the 1st row you purl 1 (p1), yarn round needle (yrn), purl 3 together, (p3tog), yrn, *P1, K1, P1, yrn, P3tog, yrn, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, P1, K1. Do this over 66 sts for size 36 inch bust.

2nd Row: P1, K1, *P3, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, P3, K1.

3rd Row: P1, K3, *P1, K1, P1, K3, repeat from * to last 2 stitches, P1, K1.

4th Row: P1, K1, *P3, K1, P1, K1, repeat from * to last 4 stitches, P3, K1.

So, that is the lacy pattern and the rest is plain ordinary knitting . It is done in King Cole Bamboo Cotton on 3.25 and 4mm needles. It is lovely wool to knit with. I hope you stay for the cardigan’s journey, so until the next time… Happy Knitting.

Posted March 25, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting

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Hi everyone. I hope you have all been busy knitting since I was last with you? Anyway on the right is a knitted shawl which I knitted for a friend of mine. I started it on Saturday and finished it yesterday. The wool which was used was King Cole cotton bamboo. It was done on 9mm needles. You start off with 2 stitches and then increase in the next stitch, you then have 3 stitches and you keep on like that more or less until you have 121 stitches. It looks like mesh but it was great to do. I thought it would be heavy when it was finished but surprisingly it is light.

   On the right is a crochet bag. There are 16 squares altogether which are sewn together to form 2 panels of 8. The handles are done by crocheting up the sides then doing 70 chain then picking up stitches down the other side. The side panels are crocheted separately by doing 24 chain the doing double crochet into each stitch until it measures the same as the squares, the panels are then sewn on and 3 or 4 rows are crocheted along the top to finish off. This took me 3 evenings to do. It is better to line the bag because if you didn’t and you happened to use it for shopping, the bag would be dragging along the ground!!!So there you have it, you have all been treated today to knitting and crochet, so until the next time enjoy.

Posted March 20, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting, Crochet

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The finished jumper   2 comments

The JumperHi everyone. Well at long last on the right is the finished jumper. It took me so long to do as you know, but I must say it is looking well and it looks even better on the model, but he was too shy to be in the photo!! I hope you like it. I would love to know what you think of it, so maybe you would be kind enough and post a comment, just to keep me happy.

I hope you have enjoyed the journey and following the life of the jumper, I sure enjoyed sharing it all with you. 

I have since started knitting a cardigan in cotton for a friend of mine, and I will put the picture up on Friday for you all to see. So until then I will wish you all Happy knitting.

Posted March 14, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Adult Knitting

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