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My mum taught me to knit when I was 5 - I have early memories of sitting with a skein around my wrists while she wound it into a ball. I had a big imagination though and I suppose got interested in ...
My mum taught me to knit when I was 5 - I have early memories of sitting with a skein around my wrists while she wound it into a ball. I had a big imagination though and I suppose got interested in other things until I was older. When I was 21, I found myself at a houseparty, and one of the girls there had a bag of knitting. I thought it was so cool, I made her remind me there and then, and since that evening Ive been hooked. I love the whole process of buying a ball of yarn and turning it into a beautiful garment.
Ive been blogging since 2008 about life, art and things I have been making and selling, and I have been designing for the last couple of years. I trained in pattern cutting and dressmaking and found that the skills I learnt developed into an urge to design knitwear.
Im currently putting patterns together my first book, some of which you can buy here or on my website. I also have a Ravelry group where people can share pictures of my designs, I would love for you to join!
You can connect with me on Twitter, see what inspires me on Pinterest, and follow my blog at www.buttonsandbeeswax.com
Created using Erika Knight's 'Vintage Wool' (which is 100% British), the pattern consists of slipped, knit and cabled stitches to create this woven effect fabric.
As the hat is made with worsted weight yarn, this knits up reasonably quickly on 5mm (US 8 ) needles, and the pattern is written and charted for both right and left handed knitters.
I have worked the hat decreases into the cables, so as not to distract from the pattern.
18 sts and 26 rows per 4 in/10cm in stocking stitch, knit flat.
285 yards of Worsted weight