Seaside Special

Since the sun has decided to make a decent show of it this year, what better to protect a little-ones head than a cute nautical-style hat? It certainly wasn’t such appropriate weather when this knit was in the making.

Seaside Special

Seaside Special

“Seaside Special” was photographed at the same shoot as Katie’s debut, and also features in issue 81 of Let’s Knit Magazine [iTunes download]. Unfortunately we arrived too late to enjoy the company of this wonderful young lady. Of course, leave out the bow for those of a more masculine disposition 😉

Knitted in Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk DK, the natural fibres feel lovely, and being machine washable its practical too, with a beautiful range of shades to suit your child’s wardrobe.

Jane has also been enjoying mixing her needle crafts (I hear those gasps at the back!) and this hat starts with a… crochet chain! Honestly, I’m not even sure what I’m saying, I just have a vague understanding that crochet and knitting is like… erm… gamers and sunshine; you don’t often find them together, and lovers of one are not usually lovers of the other.

And on that note, back to my cave I go. I’ve saved up from my birthday and Father’s Day so I can be ready for what we call ‘the Steam Summer Sale’, which is a bit like a Craftsy sale but less frequent.

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Back to School Knitted Gifts out now in Simply Knitting

I have just received my copy of Simply Knitting Magazine, issue 111. I am super thrilled with the pictures of my Back to School gifts section, it all has a lovely vintage feel. I was inspired by this (I am guessing) 1950’s Sirdar knitting pattern, I was drawn to its colour palette and back to basics feel.


My favourite design has to be the notebook cover with its tie bookmark!



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These patterns are now available on The Making Spot  along with my other previous designs for Simply Knitting magazine.

Also in this months issue are a cute pair of wrist warmers by Kirstie McLeod. I am tempted to cast these on, I love the colours and the simplicity of design.