How much cute can you handle? Introducing Rockin' Robin

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Let me introduce you to…..Rockin’ Robin! This cute little hat, or should that be ‘hats’, is the latest addition to my Ravelry Pattern Store.  I have had this hat and one other (to be revealed soon) in my head since … Continue reading

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

Super Cute Knitted Butterfly Tutorial

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Are you looking to add that personal touch?  Something quick, simple and really cute?  Then I have just the thing for you. These super cute little butterflies are the perfect finishing touch to bags, hats, gloves, garments, shoes, you get the … 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!

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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.

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

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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!

September Issue of Let's Knit is out now!

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I was really thrilled to be asked to design a ‘Vintage’ style bonnet kit for this issue of Let’s Knit Magazine. The contemporary colour yarn makes this a perfect unisex bonnet. Knit in one piece, with I-cord ties, this really is a quick and simple knit. Just perfect for a baby shower gift! Feeling adventurous? Why not crochet a flower for the side of the bonnet, of swap the I-cord ties for ribbon.

Named after the beautiful model, how cute is Betty?

Betty Heritage Baby Bonnet

Also in this issue of the magazine is ‘Hayley’

Hayley is a knitted ring binder cover, customise your folders with this simple fair isle design worked in Stylecraft Life DK yarn. It is a great introduction to stranded colour work or ‘fair isle’.

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I hope you enjoyed both my design’s in this issue.