2016, done!

I’ve finished!

At the start of this year I set myself a challenge of knitting, writing and publishing a new pattern every week, 52 in total. And I’ve actually managed to do it. Because of changing jobs halfway through the year to a much longer working week I haven’t managed to get a pattern out on time every week but I have managed my 52 total before the year is out 🙂 Some of them I’m not too fond of, some of them I really like especially Frosted FingersGoldfingersRoyalty Jumper and Kelham Cape. I would have loved to have made more garments but time ran away!

So what happens now? I am not going to stop producing patterns by any means, but they won’t be once a week! I will take more time to design and knit some garments I’ve been thinking about this year and not had the time for so keep an eye out for that. I also plan to do some more tutorial and informative posts. I only managed a couple of those this year but I really enjoyed them so I’ll definitely be doing some more, let me know if you want a particular topic covered.

Thank you to everyone who has bought or downloaded any of my patterns this year, I really hope you enjoy knitting and wearing them, and here’s to a new year and more knitting in 2017!

Happy New Year,

Doris and Wilfred

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Week 33-Valiant Cowl

 

This cowl is a nice quick knit. It uses less than one ball of Noro Tokonatsu, and is easily made in an evening, perfect for a last minute gift. As it’s a cotton and silk blend it’s lovely and soft around your face and not too warm for the late summer days where you just need that little extra warmth. Download it for free here

Doris

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Week 8- Spots and Stripes Cowl

This cowl is entirely seamless. The cast on is provisional so it can be grafted to the stitches at the end, and it is knitted in the round, perfect if you hate sewing up! The cowl can be turned inside out, one side is spotty, the other is stripey.

Pattern is available on Ravelry here. It is knitted in the lovely Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester DK, and there’s plenty of colours to chose from.

Doris

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Week 4- Butterfly Socks

Yes more butterflies! The butterflies on these socks are a slightly daintier version than those on the mittens and would look great in any plain 4 ply sock yarn, they get a bit lost in multicoloured yarns. Pattern available here

Butterflies in the round are slightly more tricky but very doable, let me know if you have any problems 🙂

Doris

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Hello!

Welcome to my sparkly new website 🙂

I have been designing my own knitwear for many years but never manage to write down my patterns or take photos of my creations, so to change this, this year I have set myself a challenge. Every week of 2016 I will be publishing a new knitting or crochet pattern.

These patterns will be some things I have already made and finally got round to writing up, brand new things I’ve thought of but never made and things that haven’t crossed my mind yet. They will vary from garments to accessories and will mainly be knitted, with some crochet thrown in.

I will be putting some of these patterns up for free on this website and some for sale on Ravelry and LoveKnitting. This year will also feature a couple of patterns I have in upcoming publications.

This is quite a challenge as I don’t have loads of pre-prepared patterns, so there’s a lot of work to be done, but that’s the whole idea of this year!

Doris

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