As well as working very hard on my Shetland lace book, I’ve been busy putting a variety of patterns together. Some are brand new; others were once in magazines. These patterns cover lace, Fair Isle, ganseys and aran – so there should be something for everyone!
I’ve put a Buy it Now icon after each pattern. This takes you to Ravelry to buy through Paypal. You do not have to be a member of Ravelry to buy. Sorry there is no cart – that is on my To Do list!!
So let’s start with the ones which I am reissuing under my own name:
The Fair Isles – two patterns using the same stitch pattern. The first – the Steek Practice Hat and Bag - can be used as a swatch for the jacket or can be made as a bag and hat in its own right:
The jacket is the Hoswick Jacket. It was designed a while ago, but is bang up to date, with its fitted waist and peplum. The jacket is finished with a small lace edging round the cuff, front and neck. There are 5 sizes, from 30 to 50” bust.
The lace pattern – The Silver Shawl – is a triangular shawl in a fingering weight. The original was a grey silk which sparkled like quicksilver.
There is also a bonus pattern of a neckerchief which is basically the tip of the big shawl with a top edging.
The gansey pattern – Seaside Cushions – is for two 18” cushions. These were in Knit Now’s Best of British edition last year, and are some of my favourites! I went to town on buttons, but you don’t have to add them!
The aran is a father and son pattern which can also be used for the female members of the family – the Lattice and Cable Sweater. The original fitted me, but I never got it back…! There are 10 sizes, from age 5 to chest 54”.
Now the new patterns! The first is a selection of three hats knitted in North Ronaldsay aran weight wool, which will work for any aran yarn, called Three North Ronaldsay Hats.
These are also available as single patterns.
And finally, two sets of lace trimmed hats and mittens, called Lace Trimmed Hats and Mittems. I saw this yarn in Nairn, and couldn’t leave it on the shelf. The lace is knitted sideways, then stitches are picked up (easy the way I tell you!!) and the rest knitted in garter stitch. These are sized from child to adult.