New knitting pattern: falling leaves hat and scarf!

I’m excited to say that my first lace knitting pattern is now available to buy here on Ravelry and you can also buy it by clicking the link (no need to be a ravelry member):

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It’s a classy leaf lace pattern hat and scarf, knitted in beautifully soft DROPS Alpaca yarn which will appeal to experienced and new lace knitters alike. It is an excellent choice for a first lace knitting project as it only requires a few stitches to create a beautiful repeating leaf pattern. The pattern is also classy enough to take you from everyday wear to a night out, all while staying nice and cosy.

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The pattern includes instructions for two different hat sizes: S/M (teenage/small adult) and M/L (adult), and a one size fits all scarf, with both written instructions and a chart.

The hat has been designed so that the leaf pattern continues to the crown, so there is no break in the pattern and the leaves cover the whole hat. It is worked in the round on either a circular or double pointed needles.

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The 2 part set requires 150g (3 x 50g balls) of DROPS Alpaca yarn, using 50g for the hat, and 100g for the scarf. It is knitted on 3.75mm needles.

And you’ll be please to know it’s already been tested against the winds brought over by ‘Abigail’ and kept me nice and cosy 😉

I hope you like it! Let me know what you think 🙂

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A little something for myself!

I often feel like a lot of the things I make these days are not for me, so I decided to rectify the situation! I’ve recently finished a lovely Aran jumper for my little man, which I’ll share with you as soon as I’ve got it blocked.

So I’ve started work on the Shoreline lace shawl, a lovely (and free!) pattern from Lion Brand, which you can also see, with more examples of finished ones, here on Ravelry. I chose this pattern partially to give me something nice and warm to snuggle up in this winter, and also to practice knitting lace, which is something I’d like to get more practice at.

I started on Sunday evening and it’s already about 20cm long, but there’s still a long way to go to get to the 160cm finished length!

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It’s going to take even longer as I’ve made my shawl 8 ‘sections’ wide, whereas the pattern only called for 4. But I prefer my shawls quite long down my back and I liked the idea of it doubling up as a little blanket.

So this is how my evenings are going to be spent, for a while anyway! If anyone else has a project you’re working on, feel free to share it and we can keep each other motivated 🙂