Inspiration

Father's Day

Jane is busy rattling away at her needles again, so I’m stepping up to remind you all that Father’s Day is on Sunday 15th June, and if you’re looking to knit something for that extra personal touch, it’s time to cast on!

It’s handy, then, that Jane’s tyre-tread inspired socks feature in the latest issue of Let’s Knit magazine (issue 80 June 2014).

Silverstone socks
Silverstone – tyre-tread inspired cable socks

I had the pleasure of trying these on in various degree’s of completeness, and they feel lovely.

Also featured is ‘Splendour’, a napkin ring and coaster mat created from the cover mount yarn kit, and the place mat features a cool picot cast off.

splendour napkin ring and place mat
Splendour napkin ring and place mat

And lastly – what better way to keep the small ones quite on the most important day of the year (did I mention it’s Father’s Day, June 15th?) than with a lovely soft bunny comforter, Flopsy

flopsy baby comforter
Flopsy baby comforter

This is a simple pattern using the lovely and soft James C Brett Cotton On DK which is a cotton/acrylic blend. We like bunnies in this house – although chocolate is more comforting to us. Jane used a much smaller needle size than DK gauge in order to create a tight stitch – all the better for protecting against sharp baby teeth, as she’s quoted in the magazine as

“babies can be more destructive than we think!”

And they should feel grateful they have Father’s Day to make amends!

(it’s on Sunday 15th June – too subtle?)

Thanks for the kind comments on the last post, it’s fun, and I hope you enjoy making up Jane’s patterns. And please, do share your photos, it’s great to see.

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