Some New Patterns

issue 95 clutch bagI was really pleased to get my hands on a copy of Knit Today issue 95 and discover some of my designs featuring recycled t-shirt yarn. Most of the designs use Hooked Zpagetti (distributed by DMC in the UK), a lovely jersey t – shirt yarn which comes in some gorgeous colours (the aqua, navy and mult coloured yarns pictured are all from this range). I have a fondness for the chunky bangles (knit and crochet patterns provided) and the chunky clutch bag, which has instructions for adding a lining and magnetic clip.

issue 95 bangles

Knit Today issue 95 is on sale now and has some really pretty things in this month.

recucled yarn containers

Oh – and by the way – if anyone has a copy of Knit Today 94 I’d love to know if my knitted birds are in there? My contributor copy didn’t arrive and my local news agent doesn’t sell it, so I haven’t seen them yet!!

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