The answer, deadlines! I find it hard to believe that issue 100 of Let’s Knit magazine has been released already. I have been designing for the magazine since issue 3 and that seems like only yesterday. I was thrilled when Sarah Neal, LK Editor asked me if I would like to design a mascot for the celebration 100th issue. Meet Cecily, you can collect your copy of the pattern for FREE from any of the participating yarn shops. You can find a list here on the LK website. Hurry though the pattern is only available until 9th January.
My first design for LK were socks, his and hers cable socks called Twist. Little did I know then that socks would become my addiction!
Issue 100 features two designs from me, a Christmas bauble inspired hat and a mega mega chunky scarf that Lenny Kravitz would be proud of.
Santa’s Little Helper is a beanie style hat with a silver topper. The pattern is written to fit head circumference 40.5 (45.5, 50.5, 56) cm, that is approx. 6 months to 12 years old.
This hat is sure to bring a smile to those around 🙂
To knit this hat you will need:
- James C Brett Twinkle DK, one 100g ball in Red
- Anchor Metallic, 25g ball in Silver
- 2.5mm & 5mm DPN’s or your preferred needles for working in the round
- Toy stuffing
- Tapestry needle
Think Big is a supervised chunky scarf worked in Stylecraft Swift Knit on size 10mm needles, this scarf knits up quick and keeps your lap really cosy as you work on it! It is an impressive 3m long, without the fringe and will put the wow into wow factor. The pockets are worked separately an sewn on afterwards, making this a very simple knit.
To knit this scarf you will need:
- Stylecraft Swift Knit in shades Viola and Teal
- 10mm needles
- 8mm crochet hook (for fringe only
- Tapestry needle.
I hope you have enjoyed these project and the little stroll down memory lane. I look forward to the next 100 issues of Let’s Knit Magazine and would like to say thank you to Sarah Neal and the team for all the support they have shown me over the years.