Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Spring Competition 2012

We thought you might like to see the entries for our Spring Competition...

Sky Cardigan by Alessandra Parsons

"At the moment I'm making a cardigan based on the sky. I'm knitting one row a day matching the colour to the sky that day. I'm halfway through the sleeves at the moment."

Yarn: Regia 4 Ply plain colours

Little Monsters by Clare Trowbridge

 "I made the attached monsters as gifts for my young cousins with your Anchor Style Creativa Cotton DK yarn. This yarn is brilliant value and comes in a great range of colours for all kinds of projects."

Yarn: Anchor Creativa Cotton DK

Fingerless Mitts by Dagmar Mora

 "On those chilly spring evenings that are only too familiar here in Scotland, I still like to protect and warm my hands with a pair of lightweight fingerless mittens. They are knitted in Regia 4 ply Plain Colours. The thin 4 ply yarn makes them warm, but not excessively so - just right for spring chills!"

Yarn: Regia 4 Ply plain colours

Coat by Heather Garbutt

"This coat is just below knee length, snuggly warm, and goes with everything. Can be dressed up or down."

Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed Aran

Pram Blanket by Kay Thomas

"Hope you like my creation. Had the fabulous Knitcol trends from your good selves. 100% Merino Wool. I loved using it :)"

Yarn: Adriafil Knitcol 

Aran Sweater by Liz Dahl

"I have just finished knitting this sweater from the Debbie Bliss book Cotton Denim Aran. I substituted Sirdar Recycled Aran as the tension is compatible. I loved the yarn, it's very soft to work with and true to the shade card, it is also very economical. This is probably the most complicated pattern I have followed but I loved the challenge."

Yarn: Sirdar Simply Recycled Aran

Coin Purse by Mandy Beer

"My entry for the spring project comp is actually a Mothers' Day present - I used a vintage pattern and Patons Fairytale 4 Ply from your Stirling shop."

Yarn: Patons Fairytale 4 Ply

Kilt Hose by Nina Vivanco

"I used Patons Merino DK and Patons Pattern 3285 adapted to give more bulk at the top."

Yarn: Patons Merino DK (this yarn is now discontinued. Why not try SMC Extra Soft Merino DK as an alternative?

Pattern: Patons 3285
Socks by Christine Janet

"I've just finished The World's Wildest Wee Welly Socks for a little girl in Skye, for those April showers and muddy May days. The socks were so much fun to knit."

Yarn: Regia 4 Ply Kaffe Fassett Design Line

Crochet Cushion by Tracy Reynolds

"It was crochet with Anchor style Creativa 100% Cotton. May I say this yarn is so lovely to work with and it has inspired me for loads of other projects! I've made this for Mothers Day gift. I didn't use any pattern, only the one in my head!!"

Yarn: Anchor Creativa Cotton DK
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