Santa Baby Hat & Sweater

I know how you all secretly love a good Christmas jumper!  I have been a busy girl creating three such delights for your little people.

Today I would like to introduce you to…… drum roll please…

santa baby hat and jumper jane burns

Santa Baby

Images courtesy of Simply Knitting

This is a traditional style drop shoulder sweater, worked from the bottom up.  It is a very straight forward knit and would suit a keen beginner.  If you would like to make life even easier for yourself,  I recommend that you swiss darn the buckle details on, rather than intarsia.

The pattern is written for chest sizes 43, 45.5, 48, 53 and 55cm.  Which is approximately ages six months to 3 years.

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This little chap looks super cute in his matching Santa hat.  The hat is worked in the round from the bottom up with simple shaping.  The pattern is written for three sizes (35.5, 40.5 & 45.5cm circumference)

You can find the pattern inside the Hand Knit Christmas supplement which is free with issue 125 of Simply Knitting Magazine.  You can download your copy here.

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As always I would love to see your finished projects on my Facebook page and on Ravelry.

Happy Knitting X

Meet 'Thumper' a bunny balaclava for your tot.

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I have been bursting at the seams to share this with you since I finished it back in the summer.  ‘Thumper’ is a twist on the traditional balaclava.  The twist being you don’t have to terrorise your tot by pulling it … Continue reading

Happiness is a design featured on the front cover… and ….

My design made the cover of Let’s Knit Magazine this month, big grin from me!


I have a couple of really cute [even if I do say so myself] baby bonnets featured in this issue.  The first is a vintage look  lace bonnet, in a contemporary colourway.


The second is a snuggly winter bonnet with a pretty 3D butterfly.


Isn’t the model beautiful?

Both these bonnets are worked in the new Jenny Watson yarn, Babysoft DK.  The yarn was a dream to work with,  45% extra fine merino, 50% polyamide and 5% cashmere, it is butter soft.  It’s manmade content makes it laundry friendly, making it perfect for baby knits.  I can not recommend trying this yarn for yourselves enough!