DESIGN

Irish Rose on Ravelry

Irish Rose

A very quick post to tell you all that my new design, Irish Rose is now available on Ravelry. The combination of an all-over lace and cable stitch pattern bordered by a k1, p1 rib stitch and reverse stocking stitch defines this elegant cardigan. The cardigan is knitted flat from the bottom up working the back, two fronts and sleeves …

Been a long time coming

Irish Rose

I am almost embarrassed to admit I started working on the Irish Rose design well over 18 months ago. Indeed, I first wrote a blog about it in October 2018 Baby steps into lace knitting in which I waxed lyrical in enjoying baby steps into lace knitting. In the interim months, I did finish the cardigan design and had written up …

Lovely in Lace

Lovely in Lace

I am very happy to announce that my new design, Lovely in Lace has been published. This design features a delightful lace stitch pattern called Creeping Vines, the instructions for which are in the lace section of my stitch library, which is bordered in the fronts and back with stocking stitch. The sleeves are knitted in stocking stitch. Knitted bottom-up, …

Buttons

Buttons

I am not a fan of buttons on cardigans. There, I have said it. Which leads me to the question: What is the true purpose of buttons? Is it their decorative or practical quality? The answer lies somewhere between. Yes, buttons are decorative, and I do agree that they do have a small practical value – the top button being …