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A Beautiful Project

6 May

I have just finished a test for a fellow crochet designer, it is for a barefoot sandal pattern, crocheted with cotton thread. This was a first for me and I was a little bit anxious but it turned out to be easier than I thought.

Anyway, enough words, here’s my first “sandal” finished, Payal: A Mehndi Inspired Barefoot Sandal by Shrone Designs


Tabi Toe-Up Socks

13 Apr

I’ve just knit these socks as a test for a fellow designer and friend Shirley (Jardinrouge on Ravelry, her designer page is here). I love this pattern! It’s very easy to knit and customizable. I have made the leg part shorter than what the pattern calls for as I wanted a really low pair. I will be knitting more of these with different types of yarn. They are also a super quick knit.

Textured Socks Up for Testing

22 Mar

A quick edit, these are now published, details here.

I just finished writing the pattern for these socks, I still haven’t found an appropriate name so, for now, they will go by “Textured Socks”.

They do not require any fair-isle, the colour-work is achieved by slipped stitches.

If you are interested in testing this pattern, check here.

Mother’s Love Knot

6 Mar

A test knit I made, love it!

Hook Book

2 Feb

Today I finished a test I’m doing for the designer. Not knitting, but crochet. I’m trying to get into crochet so I grab all opportunities to get better.

The pattern is for a hook book, to keep crochet hooks. I thought it would work well for my interchangeable circular needles, so I gave it a go!

It still needs blocking, but it’s finished – and full!

The front has the stripes, the back is all blue. And you can see how full it is in the picture where it’s open…

The Testers are at Work

7 Jan

And, thanks to their help, I should be able to publish the Cowboy Booties pattern soon, probably Monday at the latest. So, stay tuned!

Here is a preview of a work in progress from one of the testers

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