I love to design knitting and crochet patterns that are cute, quirky, original and fun, as well as being interesting to make and stylish. I'm inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire Pennine scenery where ...
I love to design knitting and crochet patterns that are cute, quirky, original and fun, as well as being interesting to make and stylish. I'm inspired by the beautiful Yorkshire Pennine scenery where I live and I enjoy being surrounded by beautiful crafts in my home.
I set up Wessenden Woollies in 2011 and rebranded to AlderSign Designs in 2014. You can follow my blog, get free patterns and offers as well as information on my designs at www.aldersign.com
I am a technophile and I am never far away from my laptop and gadgets. I like to work in my local coffee shop and having a hand knitted cover for my laptop makes work feel luxurious whilst I sip on a latte (and sneak in a cake). The cover uses a simple smocking pattern to create a thicker knit, which helps to cushion the laptop whilst being carried in a bag, as well as looking beautiful.
The cozy is knitted in the round in a simple rib and then smocked with a contrasting colour that thickens the fabric. An i-cord edging provides a neat finish and the flap is held in place with 2 buttons. The cozy is lined with fabric to provide extra cushioning and a professional finish.
As seen in Knit Now magazine issue 8
15 stitches and 18 rows in 10cm x 10cm measured over rib
20 stitches and 20 rows in 10cm x 10cm measured over smocking
250 yards of Chunky weight