I know how difficult it is to contain your child’s favourite possessions and encourage them to put them away. I designed these character to baskets to make tidy-up time fun!
The baskets are worked flat using a simple mesh stitch, I used Wendy Supreme Cotton Chunky which is incredibly strong and comes in a range of fun colours.
You can find the pattern for these baskets inside issue 90 of Let’s Knit Magazine.
This cute but prickly character will take very good care of your pins for you.
Harriet is knitted flat with a bobble stitch body, she is a quick and fun knit which will make a great gift for the ‘crafty’ person in your life.
You can find the pattern for Harriet (and indeed Harriet herself on the cover) of issue 90 of Let’s Knit Magazine.
Turn camping into glamping with my colourful and practical chair.
Jazz up an everyday fishing stool with some straightforward mosaic knitting. The cover is knitted using Stylecraft Classique Cotton DK, which is incredibly strong and durable.
For those of you who have not tried mosaic knitting before, this is a great starting project. The beauty of mosaic knitting is that you are only every working with one colour in each row! Slipped stitches are used to manipulate the fabric and produce the pattern, magic!
You can find the pattern for this project inside issue 92 of Let’s Knit Magazine.
I adore crochet granny squares, they are addictive to make, the colour combinations are endless and you can make so many things from them. But why should those hookers have all the fun?
Inspired by gorgeous granny square beach bags, I have designed this knit version 🙂 Each of the three squares is worked in the round from the centre out. It is knitted using Jamieson’s of Sheland DK wool and is felted using the washing machine. If you can not bring yourself to shrink your knitting this bag will look equally pretty un-felted.
You can find the pattern for this bag inside issue 95 of Let’s Knit Magazine.
How cute is this guy? Meet Sid, this little fella will bring a touch of friendly fun to any nursery. I have a real soft spot for Koalas, I just adore those big innocent friendly eyes, the little furry legs…. I have just two toys from my childhood, the first is my teddy, the second my koala.
Sid is worked mostly in the round, so there is very little sewing up. With a few adjustments he can easily be adapted to make a toy, just remove the hanging loop and buttons and be careful with the eyes when giving to a very small child.
Why not make another one in pink and so cute couple can keep watch on the nursery (and the neighbours).
You can find the pattern for Sid, inside issue 95 of Let’s Knit Magazine.
If you have not tried your hand at Mosaic knitting yet, I have the perfect projects for you to get started with. Kitchen Aid are a tea towel and pot holder duo. Mosaic knitting looks complicated, but in my opinion it is easier than stranded colour work knitting. Slipped stitches are used to create the intricate colour pattern, which means you are only using one shade per row. Mosaic knitting produces a double thickness fabric, making the cotton tea towel super absorbent and the double layered pot holder great for protecting your fingers from the heat.
The pair are knitted using King Cole Cotton Soft DK, which comes in an exciting range of colours which are sure to compliment your kitchen.
You can find this pattern inside issue 95 of Let’s Knit Magazine.