professorfonz:

#Sherlocklives Cardi

I designed this lightweight summer cardigan late in 2013, in the long, anxious build-up to Series 3. The complex colourwork motif (adapted from the excellent The Wallpaper Had It Coming Again by Morgen Dammerung) kept my hands busy as I waited and waited and waited…The black skulls are my addition, obviously:

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The secret message on the right sleeve identifies the wearer as a proud member of ‘The Empty Hearse’:

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EDIT: FREE PATTERN NOW AVAILABLE ON RAVELRY HERE: (X)

NB: I am currently designing/knitting a jumper/pullover version of this pattern in silver and black silk yarn. Pattern coming soon!

Masses, masses of knitlock designs here (x)

Always reblog.

stitch-please:

So people have been posting about their needle storage and I wanted to share mine. For straights I just stick ‘em in my TARDIS coffee mug which works brilliantly. But for my circulars, interchangeable, and DPNs I’ve made these hoop organizers. I love them because you get to display the tools of your craft in a beautiful way, none of the cables gets tangled (or attacked by cats), and you’re not just placing them in an organizer and than placing that organizer in a box. 

I sell these at my etsy store Neon Greens and am willing to do custom orders for your particular needle or hook stash as well as matching decor/favorite colors.

dudesthatknit:

Knit Inspiration:  Laylock Knitwear Design
Do I want colours of similar hues, or do I want to mix them up? What about keeping the background colour constant throughout? I do know that I’d like to combine modern patterns with the traditional ones, and I’d quite like each design to have some sort of symbolic meaning, even if I’m the only one who knows about it.

dudesthatknit:


Knit Inspiration:  Laylock Knitwear Design

Do I want colours of similar hues, or do I want to mix them up? What about keeping the background colour constant throughout? I do know that I’d like to combine modern patterns with the traditional ones, and I’d quite like each design to have some sort of symbolic meaning, even if I’m the only one who knows about it.

lgesin:

The Kool Aid yarn is wound and ready to knit! I’m gonna call this colorway Electric Kool Aid Acid Text because I can.

lgesin:

The Kool Aid yarn is wound and ready to knit! I’m gonna call this colorway Electric Kool Aid Acid Text because I can.

Notes on knitwear design (or not)

fannishknits:

On March 26 and again on March 29, 2014 I asked followers who HADN’T designed anything why that was. With the exception of one person who expressed contentment with the patterns that were available to them, almost everyone said that they felt intimidated by either the math involved or the…

getmeawayfromhereimdyeing:

Supercowl is done!

This is one of my own designs, which I came up with whilst doodling at work. It was knit in the round, joined at each end and then steeked down the middle to open it up. The edging is a steek sandwich (tutorial here) with an I-cord join to close.

The yarn for the body of the cowl is from the lovely Penelope Craft shop in Amsterdam in their Dutch Yarns brand. The grey is Gotland lambswool and the white is Swifter (which Google tells me is a Dutch breed) and the yellow contrast is Jamiesons Shetland Spindrift in Yellow Ochre which I already had in my stash and then had to buy more of as I used so much holding it double. When it came to the edging I had run out of the Gotland lambswool, but tracked down a really good match with Blacker Yarns Dark Gotland.

It was a lot of knitting and charting, but I am really, really pleased with this one!