Ferla Box Bag
The Ferla Box Bag was inspired by a desire to recreate my favourite bag, bought in Italy some years ago and now slightly past its best, in knitted form.
The pattern is written for 120m/131yds of main yarn and 100m/110yds of contrast for a bag of 7.5 x 3.5 x 9 inches/19 x 9 x 23 cm. Information is provided to help with resizing.
You will need yarns of at least 16 ply (50m per 50g ball yarns), but can also knit this bag with multiple strands of finer yarn as shown by the samples. Yarn should be feltable wool as the bag is lightly fulled/felted after knitting. Superwash wools are not suitable for this project.
Ferla is knitted in one piece from the base up using a slip stitch pattern in two colours to produce a tweedy effect.
Christmas Pudding Ferrero Rocher Cosies
These are quick and simple Ferrero Rocher covers/cosies that can be made to hang on the tree or as part of a table decoration / place setting.
There are 6 designs of christmas pudding to keep it interesting.
The pattern comes as a two fold leaflet.
Christmas Tree Ferrero Rocher Cosies
Trees are knit in DK and novelty yarns win 3.25mm and 3.75mm needles
The pattern comes in a two old leaflet design
If you buy both the Christmas Pudding and Christmas Tree patterns you get both for £4.00
Lovely for Lavender
A pattern for lavender bags knitted using stranded fair isle in hexagonal shapes and edged with a strip of lace.
They’re quick and easy to make if you’re happy knitting in the round starting with a relatively small number of stitches.
The pattern contains both written and charted instructions and full instructions for sewing up and stuffing with lavender. Alternatively you can stuff them with yarn ends and use your hexagon as a pin cushion, or knitted in 4 ply cotton with a plain back, two hexagons can be sewn together to make coasters.
Something to Declare
These luggage labels were inspired by the vintage leather address labels I used when I first started travelling overseas many years ago.Fun accessories they can be used on handbags or nappy bags and you don’t have to stick to names and addresses but could use them to contain favourite quotes or positive affirmations. You could also use them on your knitting bag for knitting reminder notes.
Knitted flat from the button flap to the shaped tip, then joining in the round, casting off and knitting flat again before finally joining in the round again for the shaped end. The ends are Kitchener stitched together but you can cast off and sew up the end if you prefer.
The pattern provides the basic pattern and variations for rainbow stripes, charts for motifs and instructions to combine the 2. There’s also a blank chart for you to design your own motif.
Available from my Ravelry Store for £2.50
This pattern was designed for the cupcake cafe where the Blackpool SMS knitting group used to meet. It starts with I-cords made into a swirl and then stitches are picked up and the cake and case are knitted in the round on double pointed needles.
The cupcakes come in three sizes, small, medium and large and are great play food or pin cushions. Ideal for using odds and ends of DK yarn.
You can see more examples on Ravelry
This pattern is available for £2.50