Do you crave an easy fitting pullover with a gorgeous stitch pattern and an easy roll neck? This is your garment! A generous amount of positive ease make it the perfect top layer for all your cold weather outings. A gorgeous knitted belt adds the perfect amount of shaping to a cape you’ll never want to take off!
The Autumn Cape pattern is knitted with Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash yarn and features an all over texture pattern ribbed edgings and a smooshy, roll neck to keep you toasty warm. The design is recommended to wear with 5″ of ease and goes up to a 75″ finished bust for plus-size ladies. I wanted to have a good range of sizes ad firmly believe that everyone deserves to look and feel great every day.
As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and fell in love with it. Knit Picks Wool of the Andes is a superwash yarn and knits up beautifully, it’s warm, washes well and comes in a fantastic range of colours.
I needed something to wear on my feet for my Pilates class. I found normal socks didn’t let me grip with my toes, and going without socks I would have cold, uncomfortable feet. So I designed the Ashram Pilates Socks.
About the Ashram Toeless Pilates Sock Pattern
The Toeless Pilates socks are knitted using Coach House Yarns British Falkland Corriedale 4ply / fingering weight. I used the totally awesome Vampire Rock Chick colourway. The Toeless Pilates Socks are knitted using a cuff down method of sock knitting with no heels or toes so that you can grip the floor during your workout session.
There are two versions of the Ashram Toeless Pilates Socks Pattern;
Version One Socks – has a plain stocking stitch leg with a cabled foot
Version Two Socks has a cable running the full length of the sock.
Both versions have a section of ribbing at the top and bottom.
Both versions take approx 80g of 4ply/fingering weight yarn each, but you could make the leg part of the socks slightly longer to use the full skein if preferred. If you have another skein to match, you could make some matching fingerless mittens to complete the set.
As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. In this case, it’s for me and I saw this yarn and fell in love with it.
The socks are a quick knit using any sock yarn, choose a yarn with some nylon say 25% for durability but most socks yarns are suitable. The cable option shows best with a plain or kettle dyed yarn to let the stitches show. But the plain version of the pattern is perfect for that skein of hand dyed sock yarn you’ve had kicking around forever and been afraid to use.
It’s an ideal introduction to cabled socks as there is one simple cable cross for each pattern repeat. The socks are knitted in the round, experienced knitters will have a preference for either dpns, short circular needles or working magic loop. Do whatever works for you.
The Arthur’s Seat Blanket pattern was designed for my new great-nephew, Arthur, who was born earlier this year. I wanted to use squares of different colours but I didn’t want to end up having to sew them all together. I used two shades of grey and a cream, some squares were knitted in one colour and some in two to create a more interesting pattern when they were lined up.
I am in love with garter stitch, I found it really stretchy and with an interesting texture and drape. The mitred squares are made first and then stitches are picked up around the edges in order to knit them together. The outside border is knitted in the round, and the construction means it isn’t a perfect square, but instead has slightly pointed corners.
It is one size and takes approx 650g of DK weight baby yarn.
Why did I choose to name the Arthur’s Seat Blanket pattern after Arthur’s Seat? In this case the name came firstly from my great nephew who is called Arthur and I knitted this baby blanket as a gift for him. But, anyone who has ever been, or would love to visit Edinburgh, will have heard of Arthur’s Seat. Arthur’s Seat is an extinct volcano and the path up Salisbury Crags is the site of the radical road which has a fascinating history linked to the weaver’s (radicals) who came to the city and built the radical road to the summit of Arthur’s Seat.
Baby blankets are an awesome gift, why is that?
I think blankets are such a thoughtful gift for new Mum’s for their baby. They’re super handy for in the car on cold morning’s when you’ve got the baby in a car seat and want to keep them warm while the car warms up. They’re great to throw on the sofa for when you’re nursing the baby, reading or just enjoying time together. It feels like a warm hug and it’ll have your scent on it, to calm a crying baby when needed. A baby blanket also helps to keep Mum warm too, while she’s cuddling baby or making the most of a little cat nap while the little one is fast asleep.
Arthur’s Seat Blanket for baby is a fabulous heirloom to pass down the family
They might use the Arthur’s Seat blanket when they have their own children and grandchildren in future generations. The Arthur’s Seat Blanket is knitted with love in every stitch, how utterly cool is that? What colours will you knit your Blanket in? A rainbow? Neutrals or with pops of bright colour? I’d love to see them.
Fashions might change, but a knitted or crochet blanket always reminds us of home, of safety, of comfort and time with family.
The Arundale Vest Pattern was designed this for my Dad, however it would look just as good on a woman as it does on a man!
It is knitted using Rowan Felted Tweed DK. It makes it a lightweight, yet surprisingly cosy wardrobe staple. Perfect for those days that are a little chilly and you need something warm but not too restricting. The sleeveless design makes it ideal for tidying up the garden in the autumn and winter months, or to pop on whilst you are busy around the house.
The main body of the Arundale Vest Pattern uses the Hedgerow colour, the chevron pattern, arm and neckbands introduce the Avocado and Clay colours. The large stockinette stitch section means this is a great project for knitters who wish to add a little colour into their work.
The Arundale Vest pattern knits up surprisingly quickly and could be a great autumn or winter project for those long evenings in front of the TV. It is knitted bottom up, in two pieces with the arm and neck edging added at the end.
As always, when I’m knitting for the knitworthy members of my family or dear friends, I consider how they’re going to wear it, wash it, the colours they love and what styles they wear. It might need to be machine washable yarn, pick up extra for any minor repairs in case of thorns and other garden mishaps. Then knit with love in every stitch.
My Dad loves his garden but sometimes feels the cold on his back, especially on breezy days, hence the need for a warm vest. The Arundale Vest allows my Dad to move around, get things done and not get too warm.