Tuesday, 6 April 2010

A knitted tale

Many moons ago I used to be an obsessive machine knitter, a day couldn't go by without knitting a tension swatch or trying out a new punchcard design. I have a City & Guilds in machine knitting, taught it at adult education classes and formed a partnership with two other friends from the same course to sell our machine knit patterns at the national Knitting and Stitching shows. Great days but sadly one of the partners emigrated to America so we wound up the company after 4 years of designing. I don't knit anymore but lately have felt the urge to get the wool out again... so my folksy theme this week is knitting!

knitted bag custom scarf
alpaca gloves spiral bag
striped cushion hat with corsage
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1.  Handknitted handbag from Handmade by Louisa
2. Custom skinny scarf from WildCat Designs
3. Alpaca lacy fingerless gloves from J and J Alpacas
4. Spiral bag - knitting pattern from Claire Crompton
5. Handknitted striped cushion from Sue Wright Handknits
6. Beret beanie and brooch corsage - knitting pattern from CraftConfections


  1. Thank you for showing my cushion on your blog!
    I hope you follow your instincts and get those needles clicking again soon.
    Best wishes Sue

  2. I Love these knitted Items, my bags start off life knitted!!