Knitting Stitches - Textured Tweed Stitch

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Finished February 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

Knitting Journal - January 2019 - Oxford

This year, 2019, I have decided to explore texture & colours in my knitting. I want to record this through a journal & be inspired by my home in the English countryside or places I have visited. 
Knitting Journal 2019

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, UK
I currently design doll knitting patterns, but I know there is more to knitting than just 'stocking stitch' & trying to make the perfect looking doll, which doesn't look as if it is hand knitted. I have spent time designing dolls, weaving colours in & out of the work to make pretty patterns, when actually if I had looked at different textures through knitting, I could create something more pleasing.

My January project is about Oxford. I was born in Oxford & although I live only 20 minutes away, have lived here all my life. I popped into the bookshop with my children one day & as I came out, I quickly took a photograph of the 'Sheldonian Theatre'.

I made the photo into a kaleidoscope image for colouring

Basket Ribbed Stitch

Texture Tweed Stitch

Knitting Journal 2019

Texture Tweed Stitch 
I made the photos into a kaleidoscope image, & decided to use the colours camel, brown, blue & grey.

I used 'Basket Ribbed Stitch' to make the square. This stitch uses Knit, Purl & Slip Stitches.

As I enjoyed the colours so much, I wanted to reduce the amount to design a tea cosy. I chose camel, brown & blue, whilst knitting with the 'Texture Tweed Stitch'. I think this shows the colours individually, which is not a colour combination I would normally use.

By starting my Knitting Journal, I do feel that I have been more creative with the use of colours & textures in my designs. I am currently working on my February entry!

This is the original photograph & the 'Texture Tweed Stitch', which I have designed a free bookmark pattern & tea cosy pattern.

Oxford Twisted Tweed Bookmark
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February 2019 - Joanna Marshall
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Basket Ribbed Tea Cosy Knitting Pattern

Basket Ribbed Teapot Cosy Knitting Pattern - 4 Cup Teapot Pattern

Tea Cosy Measurement - Lower circumference 16in (40.5cm) - Height 8in (20.5cm)

Method: Worked Flat
Wool - UK - DK Wool/ US - Light Worsted/ Australia - 8ply - WOOL IS WORKED DOUBLE

This pattern can be bought as a PDF Digital Download from - Etsy, Love Knitting, Makerist, & Ravelry.

Basket Ribbed Tea Cosy

I have used the 'Basket Ribbed Knit Stitch' for this pattern. The pattern is worked in DK wool, using double thread throughout. You can use chunky wool if desired.

Using double thread, combined with the texture of the stitch, this makes the cosies thick & padded, which will keep the teapot warm.

I wanted to keep the design very simple, but focus more on the texture & contrasting colours. It was also an opportunity to learn a new stitch, which proves very versatile for this design.
Red & purple were used throughout

The texture of the work makes the cosy thick & warm

The tie is very simple to make

Stitches used: Knit, Purl & Slip Stitch

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Finished February 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs

Oxford Texture Tweed Bookmark Knitting Pattern

Oxford Texture Tweed Bookmark Knitting Pattern

The bookmark is 19.5cms in length, knitted in Double Knitting Wool & Worked Flat.

There are two pieces to knit in this pattern.

This pattern can be bought as a PDF Digital Download from - Etsy, Love Knitting, Makerist, & Ravelry.


Oxford Texture Tweed Bookmark

'Texture Tweed Stitch'

I am currently exploring texture & colours. I started with a photograph of the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, UK & identified the main colours needed for this bookmark.

I love the combination of these colours, something I would never of put together normally. I have used camel, brown & blue.

The stitches used are knit, purl & slip stitch.

I have just finished reading a book: 'The Mindfulness of Knitting', by Rachael Matthews. I practised mindfulness when creating & knitting this piece. It helped me to unwind after a busy day & appreciate what I was creating. It is something I would thoroughly recommend to all who enjoy crafting.

Sheldonian Theatre & finished piece

Knitting Journal

Texture Tweed Stitch

The bookmark has 3 colours

Stitches used: knit, purl & slip stitch

Inspired by Oxford, UK
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The Mindfulness in Knitting

Finished February 2019
Joanna Marshall - Edith Grace Designs