Monday, 18 January 2010

Casting On; Knitting Project,Seriously Chunky

Well, with all the cold weather, January has been the time to cast on the knitting needles and make some new designs!
I am busy working on my Nautically Inspired Collection For Spring/Summer.
But just for fun and to keep you snug and warm here's a simple to make, but "seriously chunky" scarf. Great project for beginners as it only uses garter stitch and knits up quickly to0.
I've made this one for myself, in time to wear to a family wedding at the weekend, it's sure to keep me warm.
Scarf Knitting Instructions
Scarf measures approx width 25cms x length 180cms
you will need;
6 x 100g Cygnet Seriously Chunky yarn ( photo in the snow-Magenta)
one pair 8mm knitting needles
How to Make
Cast on 22 stitches
First row: knit to end
Next row: knit to end (these two rows produce a garter stitch pattern)
Continue knitting in garter stitch,
joining in the new balls of yarn when needed until all yarn has been used.

Monday, 4 January 2010

A sunny day on the Solent

Cast on and Cast off really is what it is all about for me. Whether I'm casting on my yarn to make a new piece of knitwear or casting off the mooring lines to go sailing; I simply love both.
This year I'm planning to keep a log of sailing and knitting on my blog and hope that you will enjoy sharing in the adventure.


Welcome to Sue Wright Handknits. I design and create my knitted and woven work on the Isle Of Wight, where the inspiration for many of my designs is taken from island life and the sea.

I enjoy motif knitting creating my own nautical symbols, and I love to use combinations of colour to produce unique hand knitted or hand loomed garments and accessories including waistcoats and sweaters, along with cushions, bags, hats, scarves and socks.