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Welcome to Wendy Knits

Welcome!!!  Here I will share all things knitting.  I have just begun to write patterns, so this is one place I will be sharing them.  Most will be simple, easy to follow, and most will be for rugs and blankets.

For my patterns, check Pages, each pattern will have it’s own page.

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Time for a catch up

With all the Covid19 stuff and isolation, it’s been a while since I updated this site. However, that does not mean that I have not been busy! LOL!! Being at home means of course, much more knitting!


Our group (Knit N Crochet Lakes Entrance) has received some very generous donations of lovely yarns with which we are able to create some great items for donation. Due to the fires which recently devastated so many lives here in East Gippsland, our knitted items are being sent out, not only to the homeless and those who need some extra warmth, but also to those affected by the fires. It is a great personal joy to me, to know that the items we lovingly create, are going to local people whose lives could use a little warmth and I hope that the knowledge that the items they receive have been made by local ladies, whose wish to help in this way is rewarded by knowing it’s “locals helping locals” The generosity of someone donating a few skeins of yarn, means our ladies have MORE to offer in the way of warm blankets, beanies, gloves and scarves.

We are very grateful to those who so willingly donate, and to Karen at Stitches N Things – Lakes Entrance and to Gayle at Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House – for their ongoing support for our group.


During isolation, we have all continued to knit – and when things began to open again and we were able to give our donations, many of the group have generously donated some wonderful items.

My donations have included: blankets, scarves, cowls and fingerless gloves.

Fingerless gloves which my friend Lynn Mulqueen sewed up for me because I hate sewing!


Blankets of various sizes

All in pink (pattern available upon request)
Green Gables 10 stitch blanket
Corner to Corner scrap blanket
Memory blanket – no sewing!

10 Stitch blanket – no sewing!
Simple stripes knee rug
Cowls and scarves donated
Scattered Squares with border

I love knitting blankets, but I hate sewing – so anytime I can knit up a blanket with little or no sewing, I feel like I’m winning! Many have asked for patterns for “no sew” blankets, and in response I will create a separate post with some examples and patterns, or links to patterns.

The most valuable skill you can learn if you like knitting blankets, is how to join on to existing knitting, for borders, or to create blankets. It seems complicated, but it’s really not, and once you have that skill, the possibilities become endless! You can make complicated pattern blankets or simple squares for blankets, with no sewing! Be sure to check out my “No Sew” section for more, and feel free to ask any questions you may have!


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What’s On My Needles


Just as well I have multiple sets of needles!! These are my current projects.

This will be a large knee rug, or snuggle rug for a child.

Loving how this one is turning out -so bright and cheerful!

This is a Corner to Corner Adult size blanket in pinks and purple.

I call this one “Green Gables” because I started it while watching the Netflix Series of the same name. My own design, Pattern available on request.

All of these will be donated to local charity.


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20 Stitch Scraps Blanket


So easy to do and uses up all the little fiddly bits from other projects, and the half skeins, or quarter skeins that we seem to all end up with! Fun and only two ends to sew in! Bonus! Ready to wash and block it now.

Pattern on request (a Wendy Knits original)

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2020

Hello to my followers here at Wendy Knits! My apologies that it has been a little while since I posted on the blog. If you are in Australia, and probably most parts of the world as well, you will know that our area of East Gippsland has been impacted by bush fires since the beginning of the new year. Whilst I have been knitting (to stay sane!) I have not had time to catch up here.

So, what am I working on? I am still knitting blankets for charity, and have four on the go at the moment, but I am taking a little break from that, to knit some “Trauma Teddies” for the bushfire relief effort. Thankfully, because I am a hopeless sewer, the Red Cross will be sewing, stuffing and making the faces on the teddies we create, so that leaves us free to do what we do best, knit!


She’s not the best dressed bear in town, but I am pleased with my first effort at toy creation.

If you would like the pattern for our Red Cross Trauma Teddies, it can be downloaded from the link below.