Charcoal Rose on Ravelry

Charcoal Rose

Charcoal Rose cardigan pattern is now available on Ravelry – Linda Cooper @Mainlycardigans’ Ravelry Store A combination of a simple 8 stitch cable pattern bordered by a k1,p1 rib stitch and stocking stitch defines this elegant cardigan. The cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up working the back, two fronts and sleeves separately. It also features set-in sleeves. The …

Facebook groups, Ravelry store, published patterns, test knitters, errata and a huge thanks

Women Knitting

I belong to a few Facebook knitting groups. I love scrolling through what other knitters have made, reading their thoughts about their knitting, the patterns and yarn they are using and even the odd photo of their pet ‘helping’ them with their knitting. Indeed, I often click a ‘like’ or a ‘love’ and sometimes even a ‘wow’ and, I also …

Texture

Texture

When I moved to Australia, much of my collection of print knitting patterns did not come with me. They were either consigned to the rubbish tip or given to knitting friends. One that I have kept is a 1980s Panda collection of four textured patterns. Two of these patterns feature textured knitting. My all-time favourite is this one. It is …

Skyline Rose on Ravelry

Skyline Rose

Skyline Rose cardigan pattern is now available on Ravelry – Linda Cooper @Mainlycardigans’ Ravelry Store A combination of a simple v-shaped pattern bordered by a 5-stitch lace pattern and a stocking stitch bodice defines this elegant cardigan. The cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up working the back, two fronts and sleeves separately. It also features set-in sleeves. The …

Clarity

Clarity

I belong to several Facebook knitting groups. One thing that stands out for me as a designer is the number of times knitters vent their frustration about the patterns they are trying to knit. The common thread is twofold: They don’t understand the pattern instructions or the pattern does not make sense to them. Too often, when I look at …

April

Cream

The month of April had its fair share of rewards and tribulations. The beginning of the month saw Peter and myself returning home from a month in Ireland. Ireland is one of my favourite places to be – not only for its scenery, heritage and people but also because it is the home of Glenn, Vincent and Gabriel, our son …

Stitch Library

Creeping Vines

One of life’s little pleasures for me is to devour stitch library/encyclopedia’s. I can spend hours happily leafing through printed books like Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook, Mary Jane Mucklestone’s 200 Fair Isle Designs, The Harmony Guides to Knitting Stitches series and The Vogue knitting Stitchionary series. In short, I am a sucker for a good book of stitch patterns. …