I haven’t forgotten how to knit and crochet


I have been a lazy blogger and particularly lazy in sharing what I have been making recently so this post will change that.

First to show you is a scarf based on this pattern http://www.deramores.com/media/deramores/pdf/DMC-scarf-free-pattern.pdf

available for free from Deramores. As usual I have not followed it to the letter as I used a much finer yarn by http://babylonglegs.bigcartel.com/   – a sock weight yarn. Actually I have made two of these now but only have a photograph of the first at the moment. The finished garment was gifted via my youngest son to the cousin of one of his university friends. A cheerful little scarflette .

To make it I just made a chain to the desired length then followed the pattern for the lovely sunburst stitch pattern but apart from that went completely off piste adding my own end borders.

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I love the result using this multicoloured yarn.

Next up for today is so gorgeous I can’t quite believe I made it.

Bought the yarn at the Alpaca Futurity Show back in April, a luxurious skein of alpaca, cashmere and silk mix from http://www.town-end-alpacas.co.uk/ in Cumbria.

Here are some alpacas because they are  so wonderful and smushy and soft!

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Any way having spent hours trawling Ravelry I opted for a simple and traditional feather and fan stitch to show off this wonderful yarn-  http://www.town-end-alpacas.co.uk/

And here is the finished item-


I made this scarf for my sister, it is as soft as a feather and feels like you are wearing a whisper! If you can do buy some of this yarn. A real bit of luxury. Will be back in due course with more of my makes.


Author: onoodlesstitchcraft

An erstwhile teacher who has taken a new path due to illness and returned to an earlier existence exploring her artistic and creative skills of stitchcraft. My oldest son laughs and says I am as mad as a spoon, qualifying the comment that I am not like other middle aged mothers... well hurrah for that! So what do I do? I love to cook, I am never without a craft project or a few on the go, I love my garden, walking, nature and the environment. I am a magpie for vintage patterns and love colour. I get pleasure from creating and giving to friends. I have a rabbit! I ride a bike and recycle... Drink too much tea and like nothing better than to lunch with friends. Snuggling up on cold winter nights is essential. I like the theatre; musicals and dance in particular. Amongst my favourite films are Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Singing in the Rain and Fried Green Tomatoes. I love to read anything from Crime thrillers to classics (love Wuthering Heights) or biographies about inspirational people. I hate sexism or racism and disingenuous people. I value friendship and above all else my family.

4 thoughts on “I haven’t forgotten how to knit and crochet

  1. They are both lovely. I like the softness of alpaca. The scarf must have taken ages. So much work but worth it.

    • The alpaca scarf was remarkably quick- with this pattern 3 of the four rows are either knit or purl across, the one row of pattern is k2togs and YOs! On only 52 stitches this one was a grower!

  2. the multi and the alpaca are both stunning. Particularly love the rainbow-ness of the former. I made some hats once for a woman who breeds alpacas (they have about 350 on their farm now) and it was total heaven to work with. 🙂

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