Vintage ruffles……………Waiting for spring

I don’t know about you, but when January is almost over, I start longing for spring. I know – it’s a bit early but it happens every year and I find myself choosing vibrant colours to cheer myself up a bit. Sounds familiar?

Well I fell into a rabbit hole on the web, and found some wonderful pictures of Victorian times and the clothes they wore. Some of the women had these ruffled scarves and ……………light bulb! (as Gru says) lol

I found an old pattern, some scrumptious Malabrigo lace and so I began.

Needles​: 4 mm (US 6)

Wool suggestion: I used  Malabrigo Lace but I think almost any wool can be used. Why not try to experiment with thick wool like Aran or even chunky? You may have to alter the number of stitches though.


K: Knit

Wt: Wrap and turn (see how here)

Sts: Stitches

Final measurements: It’s totally up to you how long you want your scarf


Row 1. K

Row 2 . K 12 sts, wt, k to end

Row 3. K 6 sts, wt, k to end

Repeat Row 1-3 throughout

The scarf:

Cast on 32 sts and follow the 3 pattern rows until you have used the whole skein,(or until desired length) but make sure you leave enough wool to bind off. (Yes it’s that easy)

This one isn’t just suitable for summer. It’s long enough to wrap around your neck several times, thus making it nice and warm even for this time of year. It’s made in lace, but I’m almost certain any weight will do. I have a plan to try and make the scarf in heavier wool and different lengths………..but so far just a plan. I’m easily sidetracked and end up finding other things I MUST do………right now ha ha.

It’s a very easy pattern, so I hope you’ll enjoy. Let’s put some colour on until we get warmer weather and the flowers start to bloom.

This is how I store my scarf, when I don’t use it because it’s a bit difficult to fold. It looks pretty too this way I think.


Baby blanket

People have been asking me if I have made a baby blanket, using the same pattern as the Squishy Washy knitted washcloth

The short answer is…….yes.

I was planning on explaining to you how I made it, but I found out that a baby blanket in this pattern already exists on Ravelry, so I can’t claim this as my own idea, and I don’t want to break the copy right rules.

I’ll just post the pictures of the blanket, and if you need the pattern, it’s called Building blocks baby blanket on Ravelry 🙂

Cherisaurus Triangular Shawlette

Hello lovies…………. I’m baaaaaack

I’ve been busy designing and doing baby clothes for some customers. It’s been really nice to be able to help people and I’ve got a lot of positive feedback. It gives you a sense of accomplishment doesn’t it?

Today I want to show you my latest design. It’s a shawlette you can use over your shoulders in the summer, or as a scarf when it gets colder. The design made me think of my son when he was little. He was crazy about dinosaurs, but couldn’t always pronounce their names right. I’ll spare you the details, but he was so cute and funny (he hates me now) haha……………

Anyway……….the shawl can be made in whatever wool you have in your stash. The gauge isn’t that important and the lace pattern is easily adapted to either smaller or bigger size. The pattern is on Ravelry, so if you decide to try it out, I’d love to see pics of your finished result

So get knitting Ladies and Gentlemen. It’s extremely hot here in England, but this 3-ply lace shawlette isn’t too  much to have on your needles. If you’re a beginner, please don’t hesitate to contact me for help xx

Squishy Washy knitted washcloth

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.

I’m so exited! This is actually my first post, and to celebrate that, I’ll give you a free pattern for a knitted washcloth.


Knitted and crocheted washcloths have become very popular lately, because the store bought and mass produced cloths are basically made of plastic, which will end up in nature at some point……and we really don’t want that to happen, do we? Just think of the poor animals, who end up with our plastic waste in their stomachs!


Apart from that, it’s so much more satisfying to make them yourself, and they can be used over and over again (saving you money)!! – so really, there’s no downside to making your own washcloth or dishcloth. You can make them for both bathroom and kitchen. You can even personalise them to every member of the family, so everyone has their own. Now that’s cool, right?


So……let’s get started:

What you need:

Cotton wool. I used KingCole Cottonsoft DK, 100g. I managed to get 4 washcloths out of 1 ball. You can see the colours here

Knitting needles size 4mm (UK size 8, US size 6)

Darning needle for weaving in ends

Nice pattern, right?

How to do it:

The stitch count is 10 if you want to make the washcloth smaller or larger and I have 3 edge stitches on both sides (+6)

Cast on 46 sts and knit 4 rows. TIP: Start all rows with sl1 pwise k2 (this makes a nice even edging). End all rows with k3.


Row 1 – right side: *Purl 1, knit 1.* Rep from * to * (Remember the edge stitches)
Row 2: *Purl 2, (knit 1, purl 1) 3 times, knit 2* Rep from * to *
Row 3: *Purl 3, (knit 1, purl 1) twice, knit 3* Rep from * to *
Row 4: *Purl 4, knit 1, purl 1, knit 4* Rep from * to *
Row 5: *Purl 5, knit 5* Rep from * to *
Row 6: *Purl 5, knit 5* Rep from * to *
Row 7: *Knit 1, purl 4, knit 4, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Row 8: *Purl 1, knit 1, purl 3, knit 3, purl 1, knit 1* Rep from * to *
Row 9: *Knit 1, purl 1, knit 1, purl 2, knit 2, purl 1, knit 1, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Row 10: *Purl 1, knit 1* Rep from * to *
Row 11: *Knit 1, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Row 12: *Purl 1, knit 1, purl 1, knit 2, purl 2, knit 1, purl 1, knit 1* Rep from * to *
Row 13: *Knit 1, purl 1, knit 3, purl 3, knit 1, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Row 14: *Purl 1, knit 4, purl 4, knit 1* Rep from * to *
Row 15: *Knit 5, purl 5* Rep from * to *
Row 16: *Knit 5, purl 5* Rep from * to *
Row 17: *Knit 4, purl 1, knit 1, purl 4* Rep from * to *
Row 18: *Knit 3, (purl 1, knit 1) twice, purl 3* Rep from * to *
Row 19: *Knit 2, (purl 1, knit 1) 3 times, purl 2* Rep from * to *
Row 20: *Knit 1, purl 1* Rep from * to *
Repeat Rows 1 – 20 3 times

Knit 4 rows. Bind off but leave 1 stitch on the needle. Knit this stitch 15 times (for the loop). Bind off. Weave the ends in…….aaaaaaaaaand you’re done – well almost. Sit back and enjoy your work…….go on you’re entiteld. Pretty isn’t it?


Feel free to share and create, but please link to my page and give me credit. Don’t claim it as your own because that’s not nice ya know.

If in doubt, you’re always welcome to message me.

Thank you for understanding