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Knitting Podcast – Episode Six

Episode Six of my knitting podcast is available to watch on YouTube!

In my latest video I talk about getting my WIPs organized. I’ve been trying to get my WIPs under control and I have made some good progress on my WIPS which include my Popcorn Stitch cardigan, Westboro Hat, All is Calm Socks and Sara Simple Fingerless Mitts.

I share my finished Ronnie top and my finished Short & Sweet Socks.

I also mention a few new favourite YouTube channels I’ve been watching and a couple of amigurumi book recommendations.

My new sock design, the Little Block Socks has now been published!

**PATTERN IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY ON RAVELRY AND LOVECRAFTS**

Show notes can be found in the description box on YouTube.

I’d love to hear from you if you enjoyed my latest video so please leave me a comment below.

Happy knitting

Catherine x

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Little Block Socks

I’m excited to annouce that I have published my first sock pattern on Ravelry.

The Little Block Socks are simple to make and are a great project if you are looking for an easy knit with just enough pattern to keep things interesting!

I worked mine in West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply which is one of my favourite sock yarns, but you could work this pattern in your favourite four 4ply yarn. The pattern will look great in both plain and variegated yarns!

Click BELOW to purchase this pattern through Ravelry.

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Knitting Podcast – Episode Five

Episode Five of my knitting podcast is available on YouTube.

In this video I talk about my new blanket that I have started knitting, a couple of pairs of socks, a popcorn stitch children’s cardigan, my nearly finished Ronnie top and some mini pumpkins I’m making for Halloween. I also talk about my new sock design, the Little Block Socks, which I have now released!

Please let me know if you enjoyed this episode and leave me a comment below. I read each and every comment and I will endeavour to reply to you quickly as I can.

What I’m wearing:

Mint Tea Sweater

WIPs:

Mindful Blanket
Available as a digital download from Hobbycraft

Short & Sweet Socks by Kay Jones (Patron only pattern from The Bakery Bears)

All is Calm Socks by Kay Jones (Patron only pattern from The Bakery Bears)

Sirdar Popcorn Cardigan – Design 2554Available from Lovecrafts

Petite Pumpkin by Michelle C Meadows

Finished objects:

Little Block Socks by Me

**PATTERN IS NOW AVAILABLE TO BUY ON RAVELRY AND LOVECRAFTS**

Needles I mention in this video:

Knit Pro Zing interchangeable needle set

Knit Pro Zing fixed ciruclar needles 2.5mm x 100cm

Knit Pro Symphonies 2.75mm x 15cm DPNs

Knit Pro Nova fixed circular needles 2.25mm x 100cm

Addi Turbo Lace fixed circular needles 4mm x 80 cm

Yarns I mention:

Drops Paris in Petrol (48)

Sirdar Snuggly Replay in Ice Cream

West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply – in Bubblegum (360) & Foxglove (802)

Hobbycraft Leader of the Pac in Mink, Cream, Teal, Charcoal, Mustard, Wine

Regia 4 ply in Eisblau Shiné (06844)

Knitcraft Everyday DK – in Orange, Beige, Brown, Sage, Golden Yellow

Podcasts I mention:

Magda Knits

The Bakery Bears

Summer Lee

Yarn Retailers I mention:

Hobbycraft

I’d love to hear from you if you enjoyed my latest video so please leave me a comment below.

Happy knitting

Catherine x

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Knitting Podcast – Episode Four

Episode Four of my knitting podcast is available to watch on YouTube!

In my latest video, I talk about my new sock design, mastering magic loop socks and my finished Mint Tea Sweater. I also talk about one of my favourite knitting books, a bit about gauge and the knitting needles I’ve been using.

Show notes can be found in the description box on YouTube.

I’d love to hear from you if you enjoyed my latest video so please leave me a comment below.

Happy knitting

Catherine x

knitting · Shawls

FO: A couple of shawls

The other day I got round to blocking a couple of shawls I finished absolutely ages ago. Both had been languishing in a project bag for months waiting to be blocked.

First I gave them a gentle wash in Soak which is great as it smells lovely and doesn’t have to be rinsed.

I decided to just lightly block the shawls so after I’d washed them, I just lay them out on towels and gently stretched into shape to open up the lacework. I didn’t want to block them too aggressively so didn’t use pins.

The first shawl is the Simple Shawl by Jane Hunter of Hedgerow Yarns. It’s a free pattern that you can get on Ravelry. I knitted this in 4ply by Biffsugar Yarns Demelza colourway. The shawl is a beautiful simple garter stitch pattern with simple lace eyelets down the middle and with a lace eyelet and picot edging.

Simple Shawl

The second shawl is the Faerly Shawl by Tall Yarns. I bought this pattern at the Knitting and Stitching Show and unfortunately I can’t find them online. It’s knitted in Shetland Spindrift by Jamiesons of Shetland which is a lovely rustic yarn.

Faerly Shawl

I’m really happy with both of my shawls now they are blocked and so happy I can finally wear them both.

I’d love to know how you block your shawls and if you have any tips?

Catherine x

knitting · socks

FO: Simple Socks

Hello there. Popping by to share some socks that I have finished recently.

The pattern is called Simple Socks by Sue Morgan which was a pattern that came free with the purchase of a ball of sock yarn. This was the sock pattern that I used when I first made socks and it is a lovely simple pattern that I have returned to several times.

The yarn is a favourite of mine for sock knitting. I used West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply in the colourway Woodpidgeon.

The socks were knitted on 2.5mm needles. I made them with a 2 x 2 rib and then they are knitted in simple stocking stitch with a grafted toe.

I’m really pleased with how they turned out and how well I matched them. I’m very happy with them and they are lovely and cosy.

The link to my Ravelry project page can be found here.

I’d love to know if you have any favourite simple sock patterns that you return to time and time again.

Catherine x

knitting · socks

FO: Lemon Squeezy socks

Hello it’s been a while!

So I have finished some socks. The pattern is the Easy Squeezy socks which is a sock pattern which can be found in Knit Now issue 98.

I made this from yarn in my stash. The yarn is Stylecraft Life DK Vintage Look. I wanted a warm pair of socks to wear around the house and these fit the bill nicely. It is a good stash busting pattern too as the socks only uses 62g.

The link to my project page on Ravelry can be found here.

Its a very simple pattern and as it’s knit in DK it knits up really quickly. I couldn’t believe it though as I made a mistake on the second sock and found out that I had 58 stitches on the needles when I got to the toe instead of 52! The second sock is a bit loose because of this but as I made these for keeping my feet cozy around the house, it’s not too much of a problem.

I’d definitely make these again.

Catherine x