Wednesday, 26 September 2018


Given the sort of little things I like to knit, and my son's interests, I am not sure why it hasn't occured to me before now to knit some fossils. He had a very definitely period when he went through his "dinosaur-phase", and I am trying to remember if that was before or after he had his "space-phase". Actually I think he is still interested in both, it is just that I don't sit with him reading books about them. 

I was watching a documentary earlier in the year that was set on the beach in Lyme Regis. We went there many years ago, and had a rather fruitless hunt, but these people on the television seemed to be finding fossils every few minutes. Perhaps we need another trip down to Dorset. When I was very young, my mum used to crack open stones in our back garden with a hammer, and would occasionally find a fossil.

I have written a pattern for one of the best know fossils - the ammonite.  This is knitted with two flat pieces, with short rows to get the curve. I am working on a pattern for another fossil, which I hope will be ready soon.  The ammonite pattern is available on ravelry, Etsy, and LoveKnitting.

For my photos I have borrowed some of my son's fossils.

Just a reminder that my Ginx Woolly Linx party for September is still running. Click on the photo above or at the top of the page to find the party. I would love to see what you have been working on this month.


  1. This is another proof that you can just knit anything. They are lovely, our ammonites. Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned!

  2. We weren't meant to tell Dad were we? We were destroying his rockery.

  3. that is great work! looks almost like real :)

  4. Often we never think of making the most obvious - but truth be told: I wouldn't have thought of fossils either and these are awesome!

  5. they are if u put them behind glass, people will think they are real fossiles!

  6. SOOOOO clever, what a wonderful idea. You really can knit anything can't you?!