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Old Shale cowl free knitting pattern

Old Shale is a lovely stitch which should not be mistaken for Feather and Fan (see here for a great insight into that argument!) This simple cowl is a good … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 8 Comments

Originally posted on Northern Lace:
Sometimes one person’s slip can cause decades of error.  This is definitely the case with the two separate and different Shetland patterns.  Feather and Fan…

October 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Easy lace mesh scarf for beginners

Using DK weight yarn, 7mm needles and a simple two row pattern this scarf knits up quickly and cheaply and looks amazing. You will need a pair of 7mm needles … Continue reading

October 27, 2012 · 41 Comments

Really, really easy beginner knitting project (fingerless gloves or handwarmers)

Most people starting out in knitting very sensibly want to start out with something simple but functional. The old standby of a garter stitch scarf is OK but can be … Continue reading

October 26, 2012 · 12 Comments

Originally posted on Not Dabbling In Normal:
We have talked a lot in the last two weeks about our food and the challenge it is to eat real food in…

October 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Originally posted on If You Want to Destroy My Sweater…:
I saw this method on some pattern somewhere, but I have since forgotten where. I don’t take credit for this…

October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

Simple boot cuff knitted in the round

Simple boot cuff knitted in the round Simple boot cuff knitted in the round  For PDF version click the title above the picture, Using aran weight yarn and 4.5mm needles … Continue reading

October 22, 2012 · 3 Comments

Conversion Tables

Click here to go to the knitting needle, crochet hook and yarn conversion tables. There’s also a PDF download version so you can print it out and carry it with … Continue reading

October 19, 2012 · 1 Comment

Marigold Slouch (reblogged from ‘Devin likes to knit’) fab pattern, check out the blog too

Originally posted on Devin Likes to Knit:
This link has moved! Follow the link below over to it’s new URL on Blogspot, where my new blog is located: Make sure to…

October 18, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’m 40

Well, here it is, the dreaded 40th birthday. A fuss free day, I’m having a tea party on Sunday to do the actual celebrating. Here’s some of the stuff I’ve … Continue reading

October 17, 2012 · 4 Comments

Bunting for Madagascar!

This is what I’ve been working on for the past week ‘No sew bunting’ using up left over sock yarn (in my case stuff that I had more than enough … Continue reading

October 16, 2012 · 6 Comments

Winter warmers

Can’t be bothered knitting socks but want a cool look this autumn? Try Knitted Boot Cuffs, simple knits that will use up odds and ends of yarn and look awesome. … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Soooooo, there are a couple of patterns up now, what would you like to see next?

Answer the poll (you can have more than one answer), I’ll come up with something that best fits the most popular answers.

October 12, 2012 · 1 Comment

Crocodile Cushion Cover Free Cable Pattern

I’m much better with string and sticks than I am with computers, it’s taken me ages to get this file uploaded on here! This pattern is designed and written for … Continue reading

October 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Jayne Hat Tea Cozy (Cosy)

A very, very old pattern of mine from a previous blog This thing, bless it, is neither use nor ornament. The yarn is too thin to make a decent tea … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Xena Cabled Wristband Free Pattern

Materials needed Scrap of aran yarn (about 25g should do it) 4.5mm needles Cable needle (or if, like me, you always lose them whatever stick you have to hand) Wool … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · Leave a comment


‘The way to knit is the way that suits you, and the way that suits the wool and the pattern and the shape that you are currently working on. Show … Continue reading

October 7, 2012 · Leave a comment

National Poetry Day and Knitting

Let’s Knit have been asking for poetic contributions on their Facebook page which got me thinking. There’s been a fair few poems about knitting and even one (at least) Knitted … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · Leave a comment


This evening a bunch of (I hope) lovely people will be learning how to use knit and purl stitches to create interesting patterns and textures in their knitting at Pinworks. … Continue reading

October 3, 2012 · 2 Comments

Twitter Updates

Money raised for Madagascar from knitting pattern sales and knitterly type donations

£17.50 Read more about it HERE

No-Sew Bunting for Madagascar Projects (each project represents a little bit of help for the people of Madagascar)

Find the link to the blog post in the patterns index (above the OXKNIT header on this page)

Project count

Crocodile cushion cover

Jayne Cobb hat tea cosy

Xena Wristband

Simple Boot Cuff Knitted in the Round

Really, really easy beginner hand warmer

Easy lace mesh scarf for beginners

Old Shale Cowl

Cwtch Up