The pattern for the ‘Waspie’ knitted corset belt is now available as a free pdf download. I apologise for the quality of the pictures of the finished article, as they were taken with my camera phone, and will upload some new pictures when my camera has been fixed.

Click here for free pdf

Work in progress

April 4, 2010

I am currently putting the finising touches to a new pattern, ‘Waspie’.

As the name suggests the pattern is for a waspie style corset belt. ‘Waspie’ is a simple pattern, and will be the first in a series of corset inspired knits.

The pattern will be available as a free download and should be ready in the next few days.

Free knitting chart

April 3, 2010

‘Pretty goth’ skull with bow

I’m currently using this ‘pretty goth’ design as the front panel of a bag that I am making (pattern available soon), but would also work well on a simple t-shirt style top or as a cussion . The possibilities are endless.

New stitch library

April 2, 2010

Whilst sorting through my ever growing pile of guage swatches to see if i had enough to make a large throw, i decided to start a stitch library. I have started with one, very simple, but widely used stitch pattern…..Stocking stitch.

I will endeavour to put up one new stitch pattern every week, in the hope that it will eventually become a comprehensive knitting stitch library.

Simple mesh gauntlets

March 31, 2010

Whilst trying out some mesh patterns for a project i’m working on I became inspired and whipped up these very simple gauntlets. They are made using a very simple crochet mesh pattern with only one increase line and finshed with a slight ruffle. Below is the pattern I came up with so you can try it out yourself.

Free simple mesh gauntlet pattern

(English terms)

Using 4ply wool and a 2mm hook chain 57.

Row 1. In 12th chain from hook make 1 dtr. Chain 4, skip next 4 chain and make 1 dtr in 5th chain. Repeat until you reach the end of the chain. Chain 8 and turn.

Row 2. Skip first dtr and make 1 dtr in next dtr of the previous row. Chain 4 and make 1dtr in next dtr. Repeat to end finishing with 1dtr in 4th chain of turning chain. Cain 8 and turn.

Repeat last row 6 more times…or more for longer gauntlets.

Row 8 (inc. row). Make  dtr in first dtr of previous row. Chain 4 and make 1dtr in next dtr. Repeat to end finishing with 1dtr in 4th chain of turning chain, chain 4, 1 dtr in same place. Chain 8 and turn.

Repeat 2nd row 3 times.

Make up gauntlets before finishing by folding in half lengthways and sewing edges together, being careful to keep the mesh in line.

Ruffle edging.

Re-attatch yarn at seam of wider end and chain 1.

Row 1. Make 4dc in each mesh space around, joining with a sl st into ch1.

Row 2. Ch1, make 1dc in each dc of previous row, joining with a sl st into ch1.

Row 3. Ch2, make 2tr in each dc of previous row, joining with a sl st into top of ch2.

Ruffle edge comlete.

Finish top edge of gaunlets with first 2 rows of ruffle edge.

Weave in yarn ends and you are finished!

Love this band!

March 23, 2010

After arriving somewhat late to The Spidersweb Goth Fest in bristol on the weekend I managed to arrive just as the band Velvet Seal started their set. I had never heard them before but was thoroughly impressed with their live set and have posted one of their tunes below for your enjoyment 🙂

Off to a slow start.

March 15, 2010

After finally getting it together to start this blog i have been so busy behind the sewing machine i haven’t had time to actually put anything up. Ooops! 🙂

But that will soon change. I am currently working on some beautiful Neo Victorian/Steampunk inspired projects and as soon as i’m finished i shall post some picture and some helpful how-to’s as well.

For now….on with the sewing 🙂