Thursday, March 14, 2013


I have not forgotten that I said I wanted to try and make a toy. I definitely want to create something to go with the Miracle of the Gulls cardis. A topsy–turvey doll would be adorable – with a seagull on one side and a cricket on the other. A similar design to this wonderful Bird and Egg by Susan B. Anderson would work great:

I will need to elongate the egg shape and figure out how to do the cricket legs but I think I can do it. 


  1. sorry .. had to post this comment here. not getting the west dessert hood pattern... i am not getting the honey combs surrounded by main color.. am i supposed to be picking up colors from rows below or what?


  2. Hi, sorry you are having trouble, it is a bit tricky to get. The honeycomb pattern is essentially stripes. The difference is that you slide the different colored stitches (from the row below) from the left needle to the right needle and not knit them. That means that they stay the first color and are "stretched" over six rows.

    For example: after knitting one row in cream color, you change to purple. Now you knit 4 stitches in purple then just slide two stitches from the left needle to the right needle. Those two stitches are still cream because they haven't been knit. Then bring the purple yarn behind the two slipped stitches and knit four more stitches from the left needle to the right. Next you are ready to slide two more stitches and repeat. You slide the same two stitches over six rows of purple striping and the honeycomb pattern is created.

    It is a little hard to envision the stitch at first but once it becomes clear, it is easier than stranded knitting. If you are still having trouble, let me know and I can take a video of me knitting it and send it to you.