Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Knitting Knotes - Purple Primula


Yarn: Adriafil Primula 9 x 50 g balls
Needles: 3.25mm 3.25mm circular needle and 4mm
Yarn sewing needle
4 buttons

Finished measurements

Length:  64 cm
Length to armhole:  37 cm
Armhole to shoulder: 27 cm
Chest:   102 cm


Knitting Knotes

Everything as set in the pattern (I followed the largest size), except for the bands.

12 rows rib in total (not 10).

Front bands:
Pick up 10 not 8 along neckband.
Knit 13 rows in total not 11. 

I bought the Adriafil Primula at Bodkins in Benfleet. The owner is very friendly and very helpful and the shop is stuffed full of yarn for all budgets. 

I bought the buttons at Craft Arena on the Barleylands craft site in Billericay. Again the owner is very friendly and helpful. More of a craft shop than yarn shop - brilliant for beading. 


Purple Primula already to wear. 

What shall I wear with it?

With denim vest and scarf to wear with jeans.

With white vest and contrast scarf to wear with white trousers. 

With black vest to wear with black capri pants. 

Overall I am very pleased with this make - it fits lovely - despite being smaller than the pattern said it would be!

The yarn is a gorgeous soft merino, cool and warm - perfect all year:)

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Crochet Notes - Canterbury Bag


Shopping bag - the type you are given free from various shops or events. I picked this one up in Canterbury - hence Canterbury Bag.
4 mm crochet hook
sewing equipment


Left overs - I used cottons:
Twilley's Freedom Echo - Rounds 1 and 2
Patons Smoothie - Round 3
King Cole - Cotton Bamboo - Rounds 4, 5, 6


Tricolor Square by Jan Eaton


  • Make 8 Tricolor Squares - I used the yarn sequence above. 

  • Sew them together in groups of 4.
  • Do three rounds of granny clusters - I used white. 

  • Using Echo crochet the sides together. 
  • Crochet 1 row along the bottom edge then crochet together.
  • Crochet around the top edge in granny clusters.
  • Crochet 2 rounds of trebles and 1 round of double crochets.
  • Sew in all ends.
  • Fix bag inside as a lining (I just sewed around the top edge). 
  • I might do the straps in crochet too - I haven't decided yet. 

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