Next up is a pattern for all you Tencel fans!
‘Love you forever’ is a wonderfully sweet and deceptively simple pattern, designed as a perfect accompaniment for Flora Fibres Yarn Tencel yarn. The repeating heart lace pattern is only 12 rows long, making it suitable for most abilities from confident beginners onwards, and all stitches used in the pattern are fully explained.
The incredibly soft and silky feeling Tencel yarn makes this scarf feel delightful to the touch, while the breathable fibres will help keep you cosy but not overheated. The finished scarf also drapes beautifully, so it is sure to become a wardrobe favourite. Wear it out and about to keep you cosy, or wear it all day as a fabulous addition to your outfit!
Same as with Lovers Lattice, this is a free pattern to provide you with some inspiration for what to use the lovely Tencel yarn for. And if you make one please do tag me, I’d love to see!
Love you forever scarf
Since the launch of my new banana and Tencel yarns at Aberdeen Yarn Fest earlier this year I have been asked for ideas of what to use the yarn for. And as I always try to keep my lovely customers happy I have created 2 new knitting patterns, one for each yarn, to inspire you!
First up is “Lovers Lattice” knitted in the gorgeous banana yarn:
Beatifully soft and delightfully drapey, this simple yet elegant shawl is the perfect addition to any wardrobe. It can be worn draped over the shoulders as a traditional triangular shawl, or bunched up and worn as a light but chunky feeling scarf, making it suitable for year round wear.
Designed as a perfect project to accompany Flora Fibres’ banana yarn, this pattern is suitable for all skill levels from confident beginner onwards. The banana yarn creates a wonderfully lightweight fabric with a lovely touch of interest from the slight boucle effect. And as it only uses 80g of yarn, you will still have some left over from a single skein to allow you to create something else fabulous!
The pattern only requires you to know a few basic stitches (k2t, ssk and yo), as well as knit and purl, all of which are explained in the pattern.
I am offering the pattern as a free download to inspire you with your knitting, in return all I ask is that you tag me on social media if you share photos – I love to see my yarn in action! Get your copy here:
Lovers Lattice Shawl
This pattern is a special one. You can’t buy it anywhere, but you can get it free as a bonus when you subscribe to my mailing list! Woo!
This cowl is a great project for everyone: beginners won’t find it difficult as it only uses 3 basic stitches to create the pattern, and more experienced knitters will like how quickly it knits up (because let’s be honest, sometimes it’s nice to just have a quick project on hand when you don’t want to have to think too hard!). It would also be a good pattern to keep for gift knitting.
The pattern calls for 3 x 50g of DROPS Paris (or equivalent, I’m not going to check up on you!), an aran weight cotton yarn, which makes this cowl cosy yet breathable, and very easy to care for. It is an ideal transition piece for those days which are still cool in the morning yet warmer by midday. If you choose to use the recommended yarn, you’ll find I’ve chosen one which is very reasonably priced and also comes in a fantastic range of colours.
The inspiration for this piece came from the simple geometric shapes in a game I was playing with my children. I wanted to convey the idea of the diamond shapes using only the texture of the knit and purl stitches to make this pattern as accessible as possible. I love how changing light levels brings out a new dimension to this cowl: in bright sunlight the pattern is fairly subtle, but once inside the texture really comes alive and the diamonds begin to sparkle!
This cowl is knitted on 6mm needles, with a gauge of 8 stitches and 10 rows in a 5x5cm (2×2 inches) square in stockinette. The finished piece measures 84cm (33″) long and 25cm (10″) wide.
This was the first pattern I ever published on Ravelry! I wanted to start out by giving something back to the fabulous fibre community we are a part of, and so I made it a freebie. Since I published it, I have had over 1100 dowloads, making it by far my most popular pattern to date!
Entrelac is a really clever effect, it creates a finished piece of fabric which looks woven. To do this you knit every row at right angles to the previous one, which gives the gorgeous texture you can see. In my pattern I explain exactly how to adapt it to create any sized blanket you wish, so you can make it exactly how you want it.
I love this blanket, it has such a great feel to it and it drapes wonderfully, making it a perfect one for snuggling up with on the sofa!
You can find the project page for the entrelac blanket here, where you can browse the blankets others have made and shared using this pattern. Or alternatively you can download it straight away by following this link: