Thursday, 10 February 2011

Knitted Rose Pattern

Knitted Rose Pattern

I used 5mm needles and a dk acrylic yarn, but I would imagine you could use whatever yarn and relevant needles you like.

Cast on 20 sts (I used the thumb method)

Row 1 Knit

Row 2 (RS) K1 *yf, k1 rep from * to end.

Row 3 and every following alt row Purl

Row 4 Knit

Row 6 K1, *yf, k1 * to end (this creates a little eyelet in the work – very pretty)

Row 8 K1, *yf, k1* rep to end

Cast off 20 sts at the beginning of the next 6 rows, then cast off remaining stitches. I knitted all 6 rows.

At this point the work looks a little strange, but it soon takes shape. I worked a row of running stitch along the cast on edge of the rose and pulled tight to make the flower.

Voila one knitted rose.

Let me know if you make any, and let me know if the pattern makes sense!

Clare x
I am very excited today to let you know about a little purchase I made yesterday. Well, it’s not often I buy myself anything and I really couldn’t wait till April. So I went shopping and bought myself a new camera.

I am now the very proud owner of a LUMIX FS10 Panasonic Camera. It’s lovely. I can’t wait to learn to use it properly. I have a little play last night and look what I did!

This is a little rose that I knitted. I have never knitted a flower before, so thought I would give this one a go. My Mum used to make these when I was little, so she showed me what to do.

I will write the pattern up so you can give it a try. It’s very easy and I learnt something new when making this. Which is always a good thing!

This is the crochet blanket I have been working on and off, more off for my friend’s 50th. I am hoping to finish this over the weekend and deliver it next week.

And this is the current work on the needles a beanie style hat to be embroidered with our DJS logo. A bit boring I know it’s for a member of the DJS Team to wear when he is working in France at a lake.

I took these pics last night so my little camera did well. I also took about 100 pics of the kids now I just have to learn to edit them with the software, so looking forward to trying that out.

Hopeyou all have a great weekend and I will try to post the kintted rose pattern over the next few days.

Clare x

Wednesday, 9 February 2011


Hello!!!!  I'm a little excited about today's post.  I have finally after many many many attempts become a knitter!  Yes folks it's official.  My Mum has asked me to make something for her.  This from my Mum is something because she is the best knitter I know!

I have been busy making baby hats.  This all started when I came across a beautiful baby hat by crochet with raymond and as I have my very own little baby I thought I better make one.  Well I couldn't stop the whole family has them now and people keep asking me to make hats for them too!

Well Alice has posted many beautiful knitted and crochet tutorials so I had a go at her teapot cozy and that is what my Mum has asked me to make.  So her4e are a few pics to show you what I have been up to. 

My camera has really had it so I am using a really old one and well I just don't like it and I don't think it likes me very much. 

Perhaps I will get my own camera for my Birthday - but I have to wait for April for that!

Thanks for visiting

Clare x

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Taxing times and a giveaway at Patchworkdelights !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello my lovelies

Oh what a week last week and the start of this was about the same.

I have just filed the companies tax return - I think I used up every spare minute I had and even managed to feed and enter numbers at the same time!  

I attended my friends funeral yesterday - cancer and she was only 37.  Rest in Peace Sophie you will be greatly missed.

I have been busy knitting hats and am now enjoying crocheting some flowers pics will follow soon.

I am going to be very busy making birthday pressies and cards over the next few weeks - so watch this space.

News of a giveaway - just go and enter

Patchworkdelights giveaway

Well off to wash up grab a shower and then baby stuff till about 10.30 when he drifts off to sleep.

Night all

Clare x