Knitters are organised

Well perhaps not me, but this is a blog well in advance of Easter and introduces Ravelry as a source of patterns.  They say they have 2,000 new patterns every week and they certainly respond to new events very quickly. 

I like this site because it has links to people’s comments about every pattern they have knitted.  Knitters rate the pattern out of 5 for clarity, difficulty and overall.  Members will have uploaded photos of their project so you can see different yarns and colours.  Some patterns are free like the links below while others have a charge.  These charges vary depending on the dollar to sterling exchange rates and some are much more expensive than others. 

Most patterns are written by amateurs, but many will be professionally checked or sold by commercial companies. If a pattern is sold by the company such as Plymouth Yarn and is only available for sale from a local yarn store in the US; I can buy those for you.  I can also advise about some patterns which are part of my ‘tried and tested range’, or are written by designers I would recommend. 

  • This is a 4ply pattern knitted with straight needles, which does not have to be patterned.

  •  This is a pattern for Aran/worsted yarn, but which is made using 3.25 circular of DPNs so is also useful for DK yarns.

  • This is a DK pattern written for UK crocheters.

These are both free patterns shown on Ravelry. If you use the search box for easter eggs, there are over 500 free patterns for Easter eggs!
Why not hang them out for people to find? Mine are in town! Share your skill with your neighbours and their children find the eggs at Easter. I include a label on mine to encourage other people to join in! If you would like to do so as well, I’ve included a label below to attach:

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