Karen's Notes: I designed these while on a trip to England and France in summer 2014. The yarn is natural, non dyed Bluefaced Leicester DK by West Yorkshire Spinners, Yorkshire, England and I created the pattern while it poured with rain in Paris for 3 days! I took inspiration from some of the Euro street styles I saw while sipping wine at a little bistro on the boulevard around the corner from our hotel.
These will make great gifts for either men or women and features mock cables (no need for cable needles!) and a textured weave. They are constructed in DK weight yarn and are virtually reversible, so they look great on both sides.
For custom knit orders see details at the end of this blurb. :)
I imagined this tucked into the neck of a trench coat, and shows a feature mock cable diamond neck buttoned front and a textured weave main pattern.
The long version has no buttons and has the mock cable rib ar both ends of the 60" / 150cm length, with weave pattern in between.
Estimated yarn required: 3 skeins of featured yarn - or approx 650-700 yds of DK weight yarn.
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4" / 10cm = 22 Sts. and 24 rows in stocking stitch on US6 / 4mm knitting needles.
360 yards of DK weight
A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. I crochet, draw, paint, craft, remodel houses and anything else that gets my fickle attention! Knitting, is very therapeutic ...
A creative Brit living in Colorado, I've been knitting since 7 years old. I crochet, draw, paint, craft, remodel houses and anything else that gets my fickle attention! Knitting, is very therapeutic to me, it slows me down and centers me. I started creating my own patterns in 2011, just, well because and was amazed they sold on etsy. It was just a fun little hobby that earned me some holiday andf yarn money that year. But, I got hooked (no pun intended!) and really love the creative process, combining stitches for textures along with combined with the math calulation. Sometimes designs will just come to me when I see a certain style someone is wearing and think about what would look nice in a neckline. Sometimes I find an interesting stitch technique and fabric and imagine a design in it. Sometimes it takes many weeks and trial and errors to work something out. I can't tell you how many times I start, get 1/2 way and then pull it out and start again! I think my mix of creative and methodical is due to being ambidextrous - I'm left handed but knit right handed, along with many things I do in life.
I knit English style, I learned to speed knit from my great aunt by tucking my right needle under my right arm and let my left / dominant hand do the work. It allows me to work fast while getting great, even tension throughout the project.
I've owned my own knitting shop in the past, but now knit for fun and design easy, practical, wearable knitwear that a beginner or experienced beginner can work. I currently sell my patterns on Etsy.com, Ravelry.com and here. One day, I hope to run a blog and add video instruction to my patterns; but like many, time prohibits. Until then, they are written instructions and charts.
I'm always willing to help my customers with any questions and welcome feedback to improve or add patterns that customers suggest.