Well it's been a pretty horrid week one way or another here in kitten's castle - so I decided that I was going to spend all day playing - in between serving all my lovely customers of course!!! It has be fairly busy - and an old friend dropped in for a natter - but I have had a lovely time creating the background for an 'element's' piece. Based around earth - air - fire - water and the seasons. There is loads of writing to go over the top yet - but the colours are fun already.
This month's square is a great fun texture stitch - it may sound a bit odd - but just follow the pattern through - it's soooo cool!!! This stich is part of the 'Fisherman's Rib' group - so it uses the 'stitch one below' technique - dead easy - makes a soft textured shape.
You will need;
1 strand of double knitting to be worked on 4mm knitting needles – about
Or 2 strands of double knitting (equal to chunky weight yarn) to be
worked on 6mm knitting needles – about 20g
·If you are using the double knitting weight of
yarn, then use 2 strands together throughout.
·If you are using the chunky weight of yarn, then
use 1 strand throughout.
·Remember to count all the rows as you work up the
1 Technique is used in this pattern – knit 1 below. Put the point of the needle into the loop of
the stitch below the next one – knit into it – drop both loops.
Cast on 29 stitches.
Row 1: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 2: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 3: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 4: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 5: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *k1, purl 3, repeat from * to
last 5 stitches, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 6: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 3 stitches, purl 1, knit 1,
Row 7: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *knit 1 into the loop below, purl
3– repeat from * to last 4 stitches, knit 1 into the loop below, purl 1, knit
1, purl 1, knit 1.
Row 8: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 3 stitches, purl 1, knit 1,
Row 9: knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, *knit 1 into the loop below,
bring the yarn to the front of the work, slip 3 purl wise, take the yarn to the
back of the work, knit 1 into the loop below – repeat from * to last 4 stitches,
knit 1 into the loop below, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1. (Do not pull the
yarn loops at the front of the work too tight – aim for the work to sit flat
with the loop running round the stitches).
Row 10: purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit to last 3 stitches, purl 1, knit 1,
Rows 7: - 8: - 9: - 10: form the pattern. Repeat just these rows until you have completed
Row 29: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 30: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
Row 31: *(knit 1, purl 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, knit 1.
Row 32: *(purl 1, knit 1) – repeat from * to last stitch, purl 1.
I use Robin double knitting 100% acrylic yarn for
all my knitting work. If you are using
pure wool, or a wool mix you will need more as the yarn is heavier.
Disclaimer: This is my own original work. Use it for your own use or for charity
selling. Use it to inspire you, and to
lead you on to other projects. But,
please do not resell the pattern as your own workings. It takes me years of learning, and months of
work to produce a final pattern.
The Kitten and The Goat, 9, New Shambles, Kendal, LA9 4TS
End of the week again. I have to admit that I get really tired by the end of the week now. I wanted to do something that did not involve a lot of concentration so I thought I would do a bit along with Rebekah Jones - it's ages since I did any art journaling in my Bible, and she has a lovely, sothing voice to work along side. I did 2 very simple pages - but I still learnt something new. This one is an embossing folder directly into the book - because Bible pages are so fine you just use the pressure of your fingers to emboss - you can actually hear and feel the paper shaping.
I used the end pf my dusting brush to save my little fingers. I expect the paper will gradually flatten again in the book - but the ink shading will stay put.
The second is Gelatos blended with a baby wipe - and a stencil
Very simple - but at least I have done something. Love kitten
Computer listing!!! But it is yummie - yummie colours
I have just bought a new little net book so I can stand at my high table in the shop and work on the website - it's made so much difference. I was never happy sitting out the back and the website did not get enough proper work done on it - now I can stand in the shop all day and get the listings done as they should be.
You never know - I may even be able to keep the stock up to date ;-)
Listing Fimo today - Snazaroo tomorrow - and the new glass paint range after that Check the site out - it's looking really pretty at the moment Love kitten
This month's kit is ready - sewing kit for you. You could use the machine or sew by hand - which ever you prefer. I thought it would be a great idea for a Christmas gift bag! Once you have mastered the pattern I have loads of fabric quarters you could use to make more - both Christmas patterns as well as every day - and some super boys ones.
The order from Personal Impressions has arrived for those of you waiting. The White Picket Fence ink pads and the Crayons were out of stock - but I got most of the rest. Plus - I have some super sparkly gold and silver metalic ink pads ohhhhhhh
I have been working on this 2 page spread for the past couple of days - but I am going to stop now. Getting a bit over tired and can't wait to go home!!!
I still have loads to do to the scroll decoration and a bit of the painting to finish. And then there is the verses to fit in. Have to say I am pleased with the way the dress has turned out - Gansi Tambi watercolours
There is a brilliant new linky up thingie (see the techno jargon xx) that will link up various bits / systems that you use on the web so you can find the stuff you need to work. It's called IfThisThanThen - https://ifttt.com It is based on the old maths idea if something does this - then that happens - ie if you add a post to blogger then it can be added to facebook. Teeny tiny example - I haven't even heard of most of the systems / apps thay they have! Anyway - I need to test if the links I have set up really will work - so the excuse is a cute photo of William stealing Henies spot on the sofa
This little chap is drawn with a 005 micron pen. The writing is done in Diamine Ancient Copper but I have use the same pen that I was using for a Sepia and the text has the most wonderful shading of light and dark.
I once had a lady looking at my work when I was at a show and asked where she could buy a bottle of stripy ink like my writing.