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Mrs Moon Hook-Ups

January 06, 2015

THERE WILL BE NO HOOK UP 8TH APRIL... NEXT ONE IS 15TH APRIL.

Now that we're operating online only, we thought we needed a way to keep in touch with our lovely local customers.  We've come up with the Mrs Moon Hook-up that will take place every Wednesday from 10am to 11.30am at Grounded, 39 Crown Road, St Margarets.

Pop along to the hook-up if you need supplies (let us know what you want to look at first and we'll bring it along), or need some help with a project, or basically just want a coffee and a chat....!  We'll be there and will be thrilled if it's more than just us!

For more details, just email us at info@mrsmoon.co.uk, or pop along next Wednesday!

 

Please note we can only give free advice on yarn/patterns bought from Mrs Moon, otherwise why not book a lesson!

College Scarf

November 25, 2014

The perfect present for the man in your life be it grandad, dad, boyfriend, husband or son! a lovely snuggly hug of a scarf in manly or not so manly colours!

Extremely simple and quick to make, perfect for last minute presents

You will need:

4 skeins of Plump (works equally well with 3), colours shown are Earl Grey (A), Damson Jam (B), Gooseberry Fool (C) and Pistachio Ice Cream (D)

12mm tips and a 60cm/80cm cable

What to do:

In colour A  cast on 130 stitches. Knit every row.  Knit every colour until it has run out and then join the next colour.  We have joined the next colour mid row if necessary, however, if you prefer a slightly tidier look you can of course just join at the beginning of a row. Weave in ends.

 

 

 

Swirly hats

October 24, 2014

Much admired at The Knitting & Sitching show this year, these hats are super quick to make.  They are knitted in the round and very simple to get the hang of.  If you buy two skeins of contrasting colours then you will easily get two hats out of them.

This pattern is available as a pdf download here.  

You will need:
One skein Mrs Moon Plump - this leaves you with plenty to make a pompom should you wish.

10mm dpns

Finished measurements: circumference 45cm (unstretched), length 20cm.  Fits a standard adult head.

Houndstooth Cowl

September 29, 2014

It was really lovely to meet so many nice people at Yarndale.  We sold a lot of yarn for this simple but effective pattern, and aplologies as we thought it was already on the blog, but it wasn't... so here it is!

You will need:

2 skeins of Plump, in different colours, I have used Blueberry Muffin and Gooseberry Fool

10mm crochet hook

What to do:

Using your chosen first colour make a chain of 48, join with sl st to form a ring making sure you do not twist the chain.

Round 1:  Ch3 (counts as 1tr),  *1dc into next ch, 1tr into the following ch, keep repeating fro * to the end of the round, finishing with 1dc, join with a sl st to the top of ch3. Fasten off

Round 2: Join next colour. Ch2, 1dc into the same place,  *1tr into the next st (should be a dc), 1dc into the following tr , keep repeating from * to the end alternating dc and trs, finish with a tr, join with a sl st to the top of the first dc. Fasten off

Round 3: Rejoin first colour. Repeat row 1 and 2 changing colour every row. 

 

Small luxury crochet snood

September 12, 2014

This cowl is simply stunning.  It oozes luxury and could be all you need to look damn gorgeous this winter! 

You will need:

2 skeins of Plump shown in Marmalade

1 ball of contraast fine  yarn (we've used a metallic yarn here and a 4ply alpaca silk in another colourway)

10mm hook

4mm hook

What to do:

With Plump and 10mm, ch 48 (or any multiple of 3) and join with a slip stitch being careful not to twist the foundation chain.

Round 1: ch3 (counts as tr), tr into each ch to end, join with slip stitch to top of ch 3.

Round 2: change to contrast yarn and 4mm crochet hook (join at any point between two trebles.  Ch3 (counts as 1 tr) work two more trebles into the same place.  *Ch5, skip 3 tr, work 3 trs into space between next two trebles, repeat from * to end of round.  Fasten off yarn and sew in the end.

Round 3: change to plump and 10mm hook.  Join at any ch 5 space. Ch3 (counts as 1tr) 2tr into same space, work 3 trs into every ch5 space to end.

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 (weaving in ends as you go)

Once you have 7 rounds of Plump treble rounds, work a round of doubles using Plump into each treble. 

 

 

 

Luxury crochet snood

September 12, 2014

This cowl is simply stunning.  It oozes luxury and could be all you need to look damn gorgeous this winter! 

You will need:

3 skeins of Plump shown in fondant fancy

1 ball of soft metallic yarn

10mm hook

4mm hook

What to do:

With Plump and 10mm, ch 111 and join with a slip stitch being careful not to twist the foundation chain.

Round 1: ch3 (counts as tr), tr into each ch to end, join with slip stitch to top of ch 3.

Round 2: change to metallic yarn and 4mm crochet hook (join at any point between two trebles.  Ch3 (counts as 1 tr) work two more trebles into the same place.  *Ch5, skip 3 tr, work 3 trs into space between next two trebles, repeat from * to end of round.  Fasten off yarn and sew in the end.

Round 3: change to plump and 10mm hook.  Join at any ch 5 space. Ch3 (counts as 1tr) 2tr into same space, work 3 trs into every ch5 space to end.

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 (weaving in ends as you go)

Once you have 7 rounds of Plump treble rounds, work a round of doubles using Plump into each treble. 

 

 

 

Simple chunky crochet snood

September 12, 2014

A beautiful cowl, slightly shaped to give a close fit to the neck.  Lovely and soft and just two skeins.

 

You will need:

2 skeins Plump shown in pistachio ice cream

10 mm crochet hook.

 

What to do:

Ch50 and join with slip stitch making sure you don't twist the chain

Round 1: Ch3, counts as 1 tr,  1tr in each ch to end, join with a slip stitch into ch 3. (50sts)

Repeat this round  3 more times.

Next round (dec): ch3, work 12 more tr, tr2tog, 1 tr into each of the next 24 sts, tr2tog, work one tr into each remeining st to end of round, join with slip st (48 sts)

Following rounds (dec): work as round above, decreasing on top of the decrease on the round before (2 decreases per round)

You should manage to get at least 11 whole rounds out of your two skeins of yarn.  Once you have completed 11, finish with a round of double crochet into every st to neaten the top.

 

Sew in your ends.

 

 

Textured knitted snood

September 12, 2014

This is a fun, two skein project that keeps you on your toes just enough to make life interesting!  It sits close to the neck  and so is nice and snuggly.  You could knit this flat, but you will get quite a bulky seam on a small item so it is worth trying in the round.  If you've not done it before check out our how to guide on how to join in the round.

You will need:

2 skeins Plump shown in gooseberry fool (A) and clotted cream (B)

60cm 12mm circular needle

What to do:

Using A, cast on 50 sts and join in the round

Round 1 to 4: P

*Change to B

Knit 3 rounds

Change to A

Round 8: K

Rounds 9-11: P

Repeat from * 3 more times

On the final purl row, cast off.

 

Sew in all your ends (quite  a few...sorry!)

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Super easy knitted snood

August 01, 2014

This is a super chunky snood, so soft and luxurious and really quick to knit up.  But its simplicity is also its beaty.... it is stunning and will look gorgeous with whatever you are wearing.

To make one for yourself you need to get 2 skeins of Plump and 12mm 60cm circular needle.

Cast on 60 sts and join in the round.

Round 1: *K4, P2 rep from * to end.  

Rep round 1 until you are almost out of yarn and cast off in pattern.

Sew in all the ends.... 

Now that was simple wasn't it!!

 

If you want to knit this flat and sew it up, use 12mm straights, cast on 60n sts

Row 1: *K4, P2 rep from * to end

Row 2: *K2, P4 rep from * to end

Repeat these two rows until you have almost run out of yarn and then cast off in pattern.

Sew in your ends and them seam the sides together using mattress stitch or back stitch.

 

Super easy granny snood

August 01, 2014

If you are looking for something that is ludicrously simple, fun and very quick, here it is.  This snood took my 9 year old just a couple of hours to complete after her Auntie Susan had set the first round up for her!

To make one for yourself, you'll need 2 contrasting skeins of Plump and a 12mm crochet hook.

Make a chain of 32 (if you want the snood to be bigger you need just to make any multiple of 4)

Join the chain into a round (by slip stitching the ends together) - make sure it's not twisted.....

Round 1: ch3 (this is your first treble), make 2 trebles into the base of ch 3, ch1, *skip 3 ch and then make 3 trebles into the next chain, ch1, repeat from  * to end of round and then slip stitch to the first ch3 to join the round.  Fasten off

Round 2: join new colour in a chain space.  Ch3 (counts as first treble), make 2 more trebles into the ch space, ch 1, *3 tr into ch space, ch 1, repeat from * to end of round and slip stitch the round together, fasten off

Repeat round 2 seven more times (snood in 9 rounds in total) alternating colours as you go.

Sew in all ends.  Put on and enjoy!

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