Re-starting the blog   Leave a comment

Hi all, I haven’t been doing my blog for a long time as I found it hard to keep it going. But now I will give it another go. I have been busy enough doing different bits of knitting, like toys and baby things. I also do a lot of crochet too. I hope you will start following me again. I will psot some photos later of the different things I have made.

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Posted August 26, 2014 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

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Jacket.

Posted July 16, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

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Dressy Jacket

Back of Jacket

Hi everybody, I suppose you have all forgotten about me? I haven’t been on for so long. I changed my computer and had other things to do, I hope you didn’t miss me too much!! Anyway I am now back and on the right is my latest project. It is a dressy looking jacket which I am knitting for my mum for Christmas, yes you read that right, it is for Christmas. It is done using King Cole wool. The colour I would call it would be heather. As you can see from the picture there is a big rib of 30 single rib stitches, and what I would call double cable stitch, and every few rows is reverse stocking stitch. I started it last week in between doing something else. There are 3 colours in the wool which are pink, mauve and grey. I thought it would make a change from knitting in plain colours and I know my mum likes this colour. I will keep you posted as the jacket grows. And I promise I won’t stay away so long in future. So I hope you are all happy to have me back as I am to be back.Talk to you all soon, and as I always say, keep those needles clicking away.

Posted July 16, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

Blanket   Leave a comment

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

something new   Leave a comment

Strip of Aran knitting

Hi everyone, here is something I am doing for a friend. It is going to be a blanket. It is knitted into strips then sewn together. On the sides of the strip there is a cable stitch and in the middle is a diamond stitch with blocks of baasket stitch . It is very easy to do. It is being done in 100% aran wool which is really lovely and soft to knit with.I hope you like this. So until the next time keep knitting.

Posted April 24, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Uncategorized

Something different   Leave a comment

Crochet StarHello everyone,

On the right is something different for you. It is a crochet star. It is done in trebles and double crochet. It is very easy to do and it could be used for Christmas decorations or put on top of a Christmas tree. You could also stiffen it by dissolving 15 teaspoons of sugar in 1/3 cup of very hot water. You then wait for a little while for the water to cool then immerse the item into the syrup, gently squeeze out excess and let it dry flat. When it is completely dry what you could then do is stiffen it permanently by spreading a clear glue over it, something like PVA craft glue, which is what i did with another star and it looks really good. I also did one in fine crochet thread (its like sewing thread!!)

So there you have it, something different. I hope you enjoyed this, so until the next time, happy knitting or crochet.

Posted April 23, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Crochet

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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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