In the Beginning……

This here knitting craze began with too much time on my hands, a longing to create again plus, the all important ingredient; my love of charity shops.

So my self-given challenge was born. I was to source yarn in charity shops (giving me an almost legitimate reason for visiting every one I see) and learn new knit stitches in sample patches to create a patchwork blanket (which has already changed career and will now become a cushion cover).

Here are a variety of stitches I learnt from Knitting Pattern Central and Knitting on the Net.

moss stitch  raspberry stitch

rib  horizontal dash

Sewn together these samples make the beginnings of a cushion cover…….