As many of my knitting friends know, it's been a tough
few years looking after my mother, working part time and trying to keep
Busy Bee ticking over.
Now it's time to look forward and it's business as
usual. I shall be spending the next few weeks attending to things that
should have been done ages ago whilst I mull over the possibilities open
to Busy Bee in the future or, to be more precise, which of those paths to
follow. David and I shall be at Chepstow in July and we look forward to
seeing you there.
If you need a little extra help with your
garter carriage, then this might be just the book for you! Full of hints
and tips to help you get the best out of your garter carriage and to help
with garment construction, too.
Sections include partial knitting, hints for
knitting sleeves, picking up dropped stitches and problems caused by
The weather in March and April is always
changeable; one moment its all daffodils and spring sunshine, the next its
blizzards and snowdrifts.
If you have some 4 ply crepe Acrylic in
a nice spring colour, why not use your garter carriage to make this
beautifully textured top? With our specially designed borders and
neckband, this crisp design has the look of spring - but still has a
little warmth for the cooler days.
As an added bonus, the pattern includes
instructions for short and long sleeves. Book 64 has patterns for another
top (again with long or short sleeves) and a tunic style top.
Sizes are from 30" to
These quick and easy cushion covers can be made on any machine with any
yarn and any stitch pattern.
The cushion covers in Book 206 are each made from just one piece of
fabric - what could be easier? Guides are given for making a ribbed cushion
with a nautical colour theme and a summer meadow cushion and, of course,
fair isle and textured patterns can all be used.
Another option is to use the textured designs from Book 205, Making A
Textured Scarf, for a modern look. More experienced knitters can easily add
trims and fastenings to complete their own designs.
These cushion covers are not just for the living room - use them for
dining chair pads, workroom chair or wheelchair cushion covers, too.
Sometimes the classics are just the right
these changeable weeks and, although Book 12 is called Summer
Collection, the 4 ply Acrylic or Yeoman Panama designs will be warm to
wear but forward-looking to the spring season.
you have a Brother machine you could make the fine lace, square necked
top; a classic designs but also very modern, which would sit well under
the shawl collared cardigan.
Although the two lace designs in the book are
written for Brother machines, experienced knitters using other machines
can usually find similar stitch designs that will knit to much the same
Also included in the pattern book is a
classic V neck sweater or summer top knitted in Yeoman Panama. The sweater
has semi-set in sleeves and an optional 24 stitch border design; just
select the short sleeve option to make a spring or summer top.
Sizes are 34"-40" in this book, but
other pattern books have designs which go up to size 48"/50"