News – May 2016

Hello Crafters,

Here we are into May. Today is a beautiful day, with people discarding coats and jackets—what a change from the early part of the week! The website is still being updated and more products are being added. We have some new early bird opportunities for you this month.There is something for machine knitters and the hand knitters. The Early Bird offers are available until midnight BST 31 May 2016, when ordered direct from the website as PDF downloads only, if you wish to buy printed copies please visit our Ebay Store (stores.ebay.co.uk/Frandor-Formats). I hope you find something to inspire you.

Until next time, happy crafting!

Dorothy

 

MACHINE KNITTING PATTERN

“KELVIN”

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Pattern for an 18ins/ 46cms 4 piece ensemble consisting of: All in One, Hat, Gloves & Sockshoes. The outfit is completed in tuck stitch in main colour with detailing in contrast colour. The boots simulate lace up shoes and socks and the pull on hat and glove match this button through garment. As the name implies, the outfit was designed for boys, but reversing the button hole band and the use of feminine colours and this versatile outfit would be just as useful and attractive for a girl.

Retailing at £3.50—special offer this month only: £2.25 when downloaded.

CROCHET PATTERN

“BOY BLUE”

Boy Blue

4 piece ensemble. Sweater, Pants, Beanie & Sockshoes. To re-create these garments, you will need: 250 grams UK double knitting yarn with UK8/4mm hook, USA light worsted with F hook, Or Australian 8 ply with 4 mm hook, or yarn and hook to achieve stated tension. Sweater is long sleeved, completed in main colour with contrasting “cables”. Shoulder opening. Pants: roomy, with button closures each side, which affords a flat opening ffor nappy changing. Beanie: is pull on and has contrast “cable” pattern to complement the Sweater. Shoes: are completed with integral “socks”.

Retailing at £2.99—special offer this month only: £2 when downloaded.

HAND KNIT PATTERNS

DEIRDRIE”

Dirdre

This is a 3 piece outfit pattern for 41 cms/ 15-16 ins dolls. After knitting the boy’s romper suit last time, I couldn’t get away from the thought of knitting one for little girls. Vintage meets Modern in this outfit. The romper is 40/50s style, while the head band is modern. I’ve used Baby Born to model it. It will fit Bayer dolls and others of similar length and with maximum chest size of 12½/32cms chest. There are 2 buttons at the back opening and 3 buttons across the crotch. This makes it very easy to dress the doll. The head band is in stretchy rib so only needs joining and the bow or any other embellishment applied. Little shoes complete the outfit and dolly is ready for the warmer time of year. The set requires 300 gms of UK double knityarn (USA fine worsted, Australian 8ply) and a small amount of contrast for the smocking and the bows. Non sewers can leave the smocking off and use an applique ior other adornment instead. Needles are UK9 and 8, USA5 and 6 or 3.75mm and 4mm.

Retailing at £3.25—special offer this month only: £2.50 when downloaded.

“BAILEY”

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Pattern for constructing a 2piece outfit for 6-9 months infants. These garments are unisex. The pattern is a useful basic garment which can be treated in a variety of ways to give it very different looks. The garments can be given a bit of girlie treatment to make it special for the little princesses in your life. Instead of the flowers, other themed appliques could be used: bows, teddies, silk flowers or yachts, anchors, capstans for a nautical theme, or trucks, cars steam engines. The completed set requires 100grams of UK double knitting yarn (USA fine worsted/Australian 8ply), with UK9 and 8, USA5 and 6 or 3.75mm Needles.

Retailing at £3.25—special offer this month only: £2.50 when downloaded.

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