How to make a Pom Pom scarf

This is my favourite scarf at the moment! It doesn’t keep your neck particularly warm but it looks amazing and every time I wear it people comment and say how lovely it is.


I knitted the scarf first, using a ball of double knit wool and size 5mm (US 8) needles

Here is the pattern:

M1: Make 1 stitch by picking up the strand between the stitch on the right-hand needle and the stitch on the left-hand and placing it on the left hand needle, then knit into the back of it.

Cast on 8 stitches

Row 1: knit to end of row.

Row 2: Knit to end of row.

Row 3: Knit 1, M1, knit to end of row.

Row 4: Knit to end of row.

Row 5: Knit 1, M1, knit to end of row.

Rows 6,7 and 8: Knit to end of row.

Row 9: Knit 2 together through the back of the stitches, knit to end of row.

Row 10: Knit to end of row.

Row 11: Knit 2 together through the back of the stitches, knit to end of row.

Row 12: Knit to end of row.

Row 13: Cast off 4 stitches, knit to end of row.

Row 14: Knit 4.

Row 15: Cast on 4 stitches, knit these 4 stitches, knit to end.

Repeat rows 2 -15 until the end of the ball or until it reaches the length you like.

When you have finished the scarf, make lots of pom poms to attach to it. I used my Clover pom pom maker and made 2 different sizes of pom pom.



Knickers Galore

I would like to say thank you to Joanne for my lovely knickers, and thanks to Sonia at Fabric & Flowers for organising the knicker swap! They fit perfectly, are beautifuly made and have got cats on them, I love cats! (I have two)

nice knickers

Trixie KnickersThis is a picture of them from the back so that you can see the gorgeous fabric!

I made a pair for Kerry at PennyDog Patchwork who’s blog is great, her quilts are amazing! They turned out so well that we have made them into our latest knicker kit at TrixieLixie

field-study-sun-dials-knicker-kits-[3]-1545-p.I have been pretty busy making knickers this week, I sell them on my Folksy site and here are a few pairs that I made for Valentines orders.

nice knickersnice knickersnice knickersI think making knickers is quite addictive, I must have made at least 100 pairs by now and I still love doing it and I love seeing the look on peoples face’s when I give them a pair and tell them that I made them! If you haven’t had a go yet I really recommend it!

Happy Sewing!



Barcelona Skirt

This is probably the easiest skirt I have ever made, it’s the Amy Butler Barcelona skirt, its a gorgeous A-line skirt, fully lined and a beautifully concealed zip.

Barcelona SkirtThe fabric I used is a Free Spirt fabric by Anna Maria Horner from her Field Study range, it is called Raindrops Pop Candy isn’t that a great name?

I used some Turquoise lining fabric and then I trimmed the bottom with some Teal velvet ribbon.

amy-butler-barcelona-skirt-sewing-pattern-1520-p[ekm]195x288[ekm]This is a very easy pattern to follow and I would recommend it for beginners.

Happy sewing!

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