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I missed you!


Hi all,

Yes, I know, I have been kind of absent, but for a good reason. I was really busy designing some cool useful stuff for you, my dear reader. You can find my designs in my new page called “N2L Designs“.

I like it, I love it, I enjoy it, so you can be sure that all my designs are made with love and with you in mid. But let’s have a look!

n2lpatternsYou can now find my patterns on Ravelry, Etsy and Cfratsy.

I hope you will enjoy knitting them as much as I enjoyed creating them!

Getting ready for Easter – part 3


How do you get ready for Easter? Well… I knit… and this is what I do:

Springtime Egg Cosies


Oddments of 4 ply wool 3.5mm needles 3.5mm crochet hook


In main colour cast on 40 stitches.  Knit 4 rows k.1p.1 rib or 4 rows moss stitch.

Knit 12 rows s.s.


Row 1. k5 k 2tog tbl.  rep to last 5 sts, k5 (34sts)

Row 2. and every even row, purl

Row 3. k4  k 2tog tbl.  rep to last 5 Sts, k5 (30sts)

Row 5. k3 k 2tog tbl.  rep to end  (24sts)

Row 7. k2 k2tog tbl rep to end  (18sts)

Row9. k1k2tog tbl rep to end (12sts)

Row 10. p2 tog to end (6sts)

Row 11. break off yarn leaving enough yarn to thread through remaining stitches and for stitching seam.

Crochet Flowers  make three

Start with 2 chain stitches.

Into first chain loop make 1 dc, *1 tr, 1 d tr, 1 tr 1 dc rep from *3 times more to make 4 petals. Slip stitch into chain loop and pull yarn through leaving a tail to stitch with.


Cast on 6 stitches using 2 needle method  then cast off 6 stitches to make one leaf. Repeat  three times to make three leaves.  Pull yarn through to finish then use yarn to gather the base together leaving enough for stitching.

Making up.

Stitch side seam.

Arrange leaves on top of cosy and stitch to the centre.

Arrange flowers as desired and use yarn tails to stitch in place.  Take all yarns to wrong side of cosy, finish off and cut off tails.


Getting ready for Easter – part 2


How do you get ready for Easter? Well… I knit… and this is what I do:

Easter Eggs


This pattern uses oddments of  4 ply yarn (I usually work it in cotton – such as Rowan Cotton 4ply) and uses 2.75 mm needles. My tension works out to 8 stitches and 10 rows per inch.

The egg is knitted flat and then seamed using mattress stitch. You can stuff the finished egg with polyfil / wool / cotton wadding or it will fit around a polystyrene egg (see here for supplies within the UK).

Row 1: Cast on  11 stitches (leaving a length of yarn about 6 inches for sewing up later)
Row 2: Purl
Row 3: K2, (*M1, K1) 8 times, K1 (19 stitches) *M1=make one,
Row 4: Purl
Row 5: K2, (M1, K1) 16 times, K1 (35 stitches)
Row 6: Purl
Row 7: Knit
Row 8: Purl
Row 9: K3, M1, (K2, M1) 6 times, K3, M1 (K2, M1) 7 times, K3 (50 stitches)
Row 10: Purl

Row 11: Change to yarn colour for pattern band – work chosen pattern band over the next 12 rows (see charts below for pattern suggestions) or simply use a contrasting colour for middle 12 rows.

Zig zag pattern using 3 colours:


Polka dot pattern using 2 colours:


Stripe pattern using 2 or more colours:


gingham pattern using 3 colours:


Or why not design your own band (50 stitches x 12 rows):


Row 23: change yarn colour and work 2 rows without shaping
Row 25: K3, K2 tog, (K2, K2tog) 11 times, K1 (38 stitches)
Row 26: purl
Row 27: K2, K2 tog, (K1, K2tog) 11 times, K1 (26 stitches)
Row 28: purl
Row 29: knit
Row 30: purl
Row 31: K1, (K2 tog) 12 times, K1 (14 stitches)
Row 32: purl
Cut the work from the yarn leaving an end around 6 inches long, thread end through stitches on needle and pull up tight. Use this end to begin sewing up the seam. Sew around 1 inch of seam and then begin seaming at other end of egg.

If you want to hang the egg as a decoration then cut a length of ribbon and tie the ends together. Thread the loop through the gathered stitches at the pointed end of the egg leaving the knotted part inside.

At the other end of the egg thread the length of yarn left by the cast on and use to catch up the 11 stitch loops and up pull tight. Continue in mattress stitch to close the seam – leaving around 2 inches of unclosed seam to stuff the egg (if using polyfil or similar). If you are fitting it around a polystyrene egg just sew around half an inch of seam at either end and close the rest of the seam with the polystyrene egg in place.

When the seams meet tie off ends and thread inside trimming off any excess ends.



Getting ready for Easter – part 1


How do you get ready for Easter? Well… I knit… and this is what I do:

Stocking Cap Egg Cozy

Breakfast Eggs in a Eggcup  on whiteNeedles: Size 5 UK DPNs

Gauge: 20 sts in k1,p1 pattern = 10cm


  •  CO 20. Join in the round being careful not to twist stitches. Place marker.
  •  Row 1 and all subsequent rows: K1, p1.
  •  Repeat pattern until hat is 9cm long.
  • Decrease row 1: K2tog around–10 sts.
  • Decrease row 2: K2tog around–5 sts.
  • Finishing: Cut yarn leaving 20 tail. Thread tapestry needle through tail then pick up live stitches with tapestry needle and cinch closed. Weave in ends. Make and attach pom-pom.