These cute little Munchkin Hats are from our Morris and Sons pattern collection. 1 ball of Schoppel Crazy Zauberball (colour # 2092) and 1 ball of Morris & Sons Empire (Colour:Seascape Twist, #443) were used to make both hats! And many more could be made with your left over yarn!
The socks above have been knitted with the same ball of wool but started from different ends . A good thing to keep in mind when knitting with these types of variegated, self-patterning wools; pattern changes can be drastic!
Schoppel Admiral 4ply 100g, in a selection on solid and print colours
Sock yarn one-skein Wonders has a vast selection of patterns, 101 to be exact! This book includes patterns from socks, garments for little ones to a turtle neck sweater for your dog!
Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders. Edited by Judith Durant (#39270)
I own a set of Clover Soft Touch Crochet hooks and I love them. So, when these new crochet hooks from Clover arrived in the store I was surprised because I didn’t think that Clover could better the Soft Touch hooks. Boy, was I wrong!
Waiting for my crochet students to arrive, I picked up one of our books, ‘Amineko’, the Story of a Crafty Crochet Cat. A couple of pages into the book and I was smitten. I just had to make one. Actually, that’s not true, I just had to make them all, was my initial reaction.
After my class I picked up Amineko and a 3.25mm Clover Amour Crochet Hook. My week end was organised. Result: A hook and a book review…
The working hook part is exactly the same shape as the soft touch crochet hook. It is also smooth and easy to work into the stitches. The shank is about 3mm longer. It feels a little lighter than the Soft Touch hook. The colour coded handles are fun and make it easy to identify hook sizes. We have sizes starting at 2.25mm to 6.00mm with 3.00mm mysteriously missing. Maybe the supplier was out of stock. I’m not surprised! Above all, however, the one thing about the new Amour Crochet Hook that will get you hooked, pardon the corny pun, is the handle. It is just a tiny bit longer than the soft touch. It is soft, rubbery and slightly squishy. I was working an Amigurumi project for the review and I found that my hands did not get as tired.
Hello My Name is Amineko. The Story of a Crafty Crochet Cat by Nekoyama.
It’s a storybook and a project book. Amineko, to say the least, is a cat with attitude. It’s well worth reading the story that comes before the instructions. You will fall in love with him! He is crochet in the Amigurumi style of crochet. I used Morris and Sons 8 ply Estate and a 3.25mm Amour Crochet Hook. The translation of the instructions is a little different to regular Amigurumi pattern instructions but not so as to put you off completing the project. The images in the instruction section of the book are so good it makes up for the unusual pattern writing style. As I said before, you’re in love with this cat. He has to be made.
And on that note, we are running Amigurumi classes in our Melbourne and Sydney stores. Check out our website for dates and times. Come and join us and make your own Amineko!
With daylight savings having just past and summer gradually nearing, its quite possible that knitting/crocheting with wool is far from your mind!
If you still haven’t tried our Morris And Sons Avalon 100%Pima Cotton, you really must! It’s truly lovely to work with, comes in a great range of colours and three different Plys.4ply, 8ply and 10ply.
Also, why not give felting a go! We have tons of great books in store now. Many of our books feature projects that are suitable for adults, children and would be excellent to do within the school holidays that are coming up soon.
NOTE: Needle felting tool should only be used under adult supervision!
At the Melbourne Morris & Sons store last year the team had put together a Pink Day to show support for breast cancer month. A group of women and men from all over Melbourne came together to knit squares that were sewn into blankets and will be sent off to the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital in Ethiopia to aid women that suffer from obstetric fistula ( caused during the child birthing process). Recently the blankets have all been completed and ready for shipment!
– a very special thanks to all those involved!
If you would like to help out by making a donation to either of the above causes please follow the links below
Now that spring is here, we have some new lovely samples knitted up in store at York Street.
Using Grignasco’s Champagne and pattern #008 from Knitting Notes (shown below) the lovely blue top was created.
and another lovely Grignasco design! But from the book Knitting An Italian Day
This fantastic new addition to our magazine collection… Noro Magazine’s Premiere Issue. It’s packed with great knits ranging from more simpler starter projects to patterns for the more advanced knitter. Something for everyone! The Man’s slouchy hat featured in the magazine was knitted up by the lovely Bel here at York Street. She used two different colours of Noro Kureyon to create this design.
The image below shows how the beanie is worn in magazine
And now we have a fantastic and versatile free Ayr Scarf Pattern just for you. It’s a fantastic stash buster only using 1 or 2 balls. We’ve done it in Morris Norway 14ply, Noro Taiyo 10ply and Schoppel Reggae Ombre 12ply yarn and it looks great every time!
Debbie Bliss fans will be pleased to know that at Morris and Sons, we are stocking a few new additional colours to our range. New colours come in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, Cashmerino Aran and Andes. Here they are!
This following book has a selection of patterns for young children which would look great in the new Baby Cashmerino colours! ……I wish they made some of the patterns in adult sizes!
We have a great competition going for all of those who are able to pop into our Melbourne store.
This fantastic creation was made by Judith in Melbourne. Most of which she didn’t use patterns for and uses our very own, Morris and Sons Estate 8ply!
You can start your very own project with all the knitting treats, as seen in the bicycle basket which are up for grabs. For your chance to win, drop by Morris and Sons, Level 1, 234 Collins Street, Melbourne, and take a picture of yourself with the bike. Send photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org
Several of the little tiny creatures patterns came from the book shown below which is available at Morris and Sons.
And the little mouse on pedal is available as a free downloadable pattern